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....
February 1 - July 6, 2018
Frank Silva was born in Oakland, CA and began working on the Oakland waterfront in 1965 after serving in the US Navy. While working on the docks in the 1970s and 1980s, Silva was a part of the Waterfront Writers and Artists, a group of International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) members who held poetry readings and art shows celebrating dock work and the union experience. In the late-1970s, Harper and Row published The Waterfront Writers highlighting their work, and many of the...
August 15, 2017-May 31, 2018
Willie L. Brown, Jr. Hall, Fourth Floor (East Wall)
This exhibit chronicles the emergence of San Francisco State’s Music Federation during the 1930s and its role in making our campus “The Music School” for future teachers in the West.