4th Floor, Library Exhibit Cases
Graphic artist Jos Sances and educator Bill Morgan created this wonderful series of drawings and biographies as a basic introduction to the labor movement in the United States. The panels are based on a larger set of “labor hero” trading cards, a selection of which are displayed in each case. Sances and Morgan chose working class leaders who were activists in unions as well as other justice movements in order to illustrate the strong connection between labor and progressive social change....
January 31- February 11, 2017
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
The Frank V. de Bellis Collection in collaboration the Italian General Consulate in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute present a mini-exhibit of Tallone fine print books typeset by hand and letterpress-printed.
Alberto Tallone (1898-1968) first established his publishing house in Paris in 1938 taking over an extant working 18th-century original typographic studio with a vast endowment of original foundry types and amplified output by developing a distinctive...
Through December 2, 2016
Sutro Library Reading Room, 5th floor
This exhibit examines the Americas as a place of conquest and conflict. "New Western" historians, such as Patricia Limerick, have long spoken about the West as a place where cultures clashed, often violently, and the exhibit attempts to investigate and offer insight into that notion through images, maps, atlases, manuscripts, and books. The oldest book in the exhibit, Cosmographicus (1524), shows the Americas as an island. Americae (1590) by Theador de Bry, illustrates the narratives of...
May 5 – Dec 1, 2016
Special Collections Gallery, 4th floor
Worshiping the God of Dynamite is an exhibition of historic materials from the collections of the Labor Archives and Research Center to mark the 100th anniversary of a significant event in the city’s history that has long been forgotten – the 1916 Preparedness Day bombing.
Despite significant public opposition, the Preparedness Day Parade was organized by the city’s Chamber of Commerce to generate support for U.S. involvement in World War I. During the course of...
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