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Picturing the News
A look at the San Francisco Examiner photographic negative collection

Seven years ago the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley received a gift from the Fang Family of the San Francisco Examiner photographic archive, a rich collection of photographs documenting twentieth century San Francisco and more. Pictorial Processing Archivist Lori Hines will present a slideshow and talk on trends in journalism, culture, and history she observed while sorting, re-housing, and describing the collection of 3.6 million negatives from ca. 1930-2000. Images include San Francisco landmarks, World War II home front, celebrities, bohemian life, disasters and vice. 

Please note: Some images shown might be considered offensive.

Activities

Admission: 
Members - Free
Public - $15
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Location: 
4th Floor Meeting Room
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Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
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Future Activities

Jul 18 - 11:00am

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Jul 19 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch
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Jul 25 - 11:00am

Teacherless Writing
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Jul 30 - 5:30pm

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Aug 1 - 11:00am

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