Event: Bancroft Round Table

The Second Bancroft Round Table of this Fall semester convenes at noon on October 18th in the Lewis Latimer Room of Faculty Club. Bancroft Library Pictorial Archivist Lori Hines will lead a presentation of “What’s in the News: A look at the Fang Family SF Examiner photographic negative collection.” 

Six years ago the Bancroft received a gift of the San Francisco Examiner photographic archive. Work is still ongoing in the effort to preserve, organize and make available (both digitally and in person) this rich archive 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. Please note: Some images shown might be shocking or considered offensive.

Bancroft, blessed with the photographic “morgues” of both the San Francisco News-Call Bulletin and the Examiner, offers a gold mine of images of Bay Area history. The Examiner materials, samples of which can be found on a Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/SF.Examiner.Archive, are increasingly sought after by all manner of researchers.

The entire community is welcome to join us and see some memorable images and hear Ms. Hines’s thoughtful observations. Bancroft Round Tables aim to showcase the extensive and varied collections of our library.