May 4th, 2007
The Friends of the Library annual meeting and program will be Thursday, May 10, starting at 3:00 p.m. in Humanities 587. Following the brief business meeting, the program will include a showing of the documentary film: “Uncommon Knowledge: Closing the Books at UC Berkeley Extension” by Eliza Hemenway. San Francisco State Normal School (in its current iteration) was created by the Legislature on March 22, 1899. We became San Francisco State Teachers College in 1921 AND became San Francisco State College in 1935, a liberal arts college with programs in addition to education. For more information on the film, see: http://hemenwaydocs.com
Following the showing of the film, there will be a discussion with the filmmaker, Eliza Hemenway; Helene Whitson, former Head of Special Collections/Archives; and Bob Cherny, President of Friends of the Library; along with faculty reminiscences of teaching at the old campus.
All Friends programs are free and open to the public, and you are always welcome to attend. This program provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the history of SF State’s old campus, so if your schedule permits, please try and attend.