Photograph of Associated Students Legislature assistant speaker Jim Nixon with his son and text about the bill he introduced to allocate Associated Students funds to support a Summer Community Involvement Leadership Training Project to send ten students to the Summer Mississippi Project sponsored by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Nixon went on to become the first Associated Students president to participate in the Academic Senate.
Photographic spread of the San Francisco State College 1938 varsity football squad.
Photographic spread of the San Francisco State College 1939 varsity basketball squad.
Photograph of representative from the Arab American Association, Naji Naim, at San Francisco State College's first Activities Fair held on the Commons patio organized by Joe Persico (activities manager); the fair was initiated by the Associated Students to combat student apathy.
Photograph of San Francisco State College Associated Students vice president for spring 1964 Aditya Mukerji. Mukerji, born in Patna, India, was a journalism and economics student. Mukerji edited a newsletter for international students and participated in Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activities, the National Student Association, Young Democrats, and College "Y" in addition to working part-time to pay for college.
San Francisco State College students congregate by the windows in College Hall. In the foreground a sign points the way to an air raid shelter in the basement. San Francisco State students looked toward the future even as the Buchanan Street campus stagnated during World War II.
The first yearbook for San Francisco State was published in 1926. This edition of the Franciscan presented a time capsule of young ladies with bobbed hairstyles and one Asian American student, Alice Fong. Chinese Americans traditionally attended special segregated schools in San Francisco. Alice Fong Yu, the first Chinese American hired as a bilingual teacher in a San Francisco public school, graduated from San Francisco State in 1926.
Photograph of San Francisco State College students during an all night vigil for nuclear disarmament in fall 1961. The same year, faculty and students formulated a "Philosophy Statement on Student Activities," stating students should have all the rights and responsibilities of adults and citizens to participate in university and community affairs. The issues and concerns raised in this document became an underlying tenet for University of California, Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement.
Photographic spread about San Francisco State College's student handbook for new students called "Alligator," with images of coeditors Joyce Gambonini and Mike Conrad. The Alligator was written by member of the journalism fraternity Alpha Phi Gamma and financed by the Associated Students; it contained information about social activities, clubs and facilities of the college.
Photograph of San Francisco State College sorority Alpha Omege (established in 1939) holding a Christmas party.
Photographic spread of San Francisco State College's American-Israeli Cultural Organization with their display at the Activities Fair and a Hanukah party.
Photograph of San Francisco State College anthropology students at a "dig" at Alvarado, California in Alameda Counting examining a Native American site under the direction of Anthropology professor Dr. Aden Treganza.
Photographic spread related to efforts of the Arab American Association and Hillel student organizations at San Francisco State College to teach basic language courses during International Week. International student advisor Dr. Hugh Baker indicated that the courses might become credited.
Photographic spread of San Francisco State College's Air Force ROTC (established in September of 1951) to provide a trained reserve of Air Force officers as a part of the college curriculum. AROTC provided a basic two-year military training course followed by a two-year advanced course making participants eligible for a commission in the Air Force Reserve. Under the command of Lt. Colonel John K. Hardy, San Francisco State had 439 cadets.
Police take unidentified bloody-faced blond student protestor away in handcuffs, the same day. The Tactical Squad’s tactic for restraining protestors was to hold club tight across the throat.
Photograph of the Art Club. Susan Mayer was the first faculty sponsor of the Art Club (established in Spring of 1925) at San Francisco State Teachers College, which was an artist social club where students worked on projects together and explored San Francisco's rich art scene. Photographs of the group show girls in artist smocks, it is definitely an art group. The officers in fall 1927 were Agnes Frey (president); Virginia Carniglia (vice president); Marie Curran (secretary) and Lillian Bianchini (treasurer). Officers for spring semester were Marie Schmidt (president), Lois Montgomery (vice president), Madelyn Munk (secretary), and Marie Curran (treasurer).
Photograph of the Art Club at San Francisco State Teachers College was established in spring 1925. Eva Kording, the first president, organized the club that adopted the Craft Shop as its studio and created the motto: "Art for Art’s Sake providing it’s useful." The Art Club was responsible for designing campus posters and created novelty handkerchiefs for students on campus as well as decorations for the 1925 Mother's Day program. Officers included Bernice Kelly (president), Irene Smith (vice president), Sybil Van Gelder (secretary) and Elizabeth Andresen (treasurer).
Photograph of students in the San Francisco State College art studio class with caption, "Students gain an understanding and working knowledge of art while doing creative work in the various media."
Photographic spread of student government at San Francisco State College featuring members at large Bob Frelo, Barbara Ebner, Joanne Klein, Johnny Lee, Bob Long, Joan Ruggiero, and Jack VanNoy. The A.S. Board of Directors was composes of twelve students and three faculty members and Board of Control approved all budgets for student organizations. The officers included Cec Riley (president), Evie Benson (vice president), Candy Himes (secretary), Jack Anderson (treasurer), Bert Phillips (activities commissioner), Jack Healy (administrator), and Bill Spry (business manager).
Photographic spread of student government at San Francisco State College for the Associated Students Board of Publications, Club Advisory Association, and Judicial Committee.
Photograph of the Associated Veteran Students was established in March 1946 and was open to all student veterans that served any of the armed forces of the United Nations during World War II. The veterans attending San Francisco State College on the G.I. Bill were older than traditional students and became an activist group on campus. In fall of 1946, this group participated in a protest of streetcar ticket fees and established a Vocational Guidance Center on campus. Members pictured pictured include Bill Crim, Bob Stefanou, Marne Camp (president), Wanda Kerr (treasurer), Bill Dennis (vice president); Jack Root, Bob Doherty, Jay Quinn, Dan Faconer, Bell Burns, Eldon Randall, and Dan Oakes.
Photograph of students in the San Francisco State College Audio-Visual Education class with caption, "The operation of projectors and the use of the flat pictures, exhibits, maps, slides, transcriptions and the use of other materials in the classroom is the main object of Audio-Visual Education."
Photograph of San Francisco State College's theater arts production of "Auntie Mame" starring Karen Kondon as Auntie Mame, with Joe Rapeley as Brian O'Gannion and Arphia Harryman as Agnes Gouch.
Photograph of San Francisco State College student Kathie Stenson with baby Gater mascot.
Photograph of first Gator varsity basketball team at San Francisco State Teachers College. Coach Dave Cox organized the basketball team in spring of 1930. After four weeks of practice the team played the Salvation Army team and won with a score of 18 to 14. First team members were Charles Carson, Tom Bragg, Ed Plutte, Lloyd Hughes, Henry Barsotti, Elbert Ashland, Allan Wyatt, Alton Cohen, George Belieu, Waldo King, and Wallis Miller.
In May 1953 Activities Commissioner Bert Phillips was elected the first African-American president of the Associated Students. Besides serving in student government, Phillips was also a member of California Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and the Speakers' Bureau.
Photograph of Beta Pi Sigma (coeducational science club, established circa 1939) members. Beta Pi Sigma promoted progressive science at San Francisco State by sponsoring films, field trips, and lectures and membership was open to students with passing grades in at least one science course. Pictured front row left to right: Beatrice Hoyer, G. Mansur, Tom Scholten, Aldo Faralla, Roger Bosquet, George Vavuris, Isabele Schioldager, Dore Gordon; middle row: Lloyd DeRemus, Nick Athanasopulas, John C. Lloyd, George Oberlands, Wasbaer, Robert Tamblin, Paul Douglas, Robert Bowen, William Jones; and back row: Leslie Juette (treasurer), Deane Auspeland, Ed Bryant, Arnold Turner, Gerald Ballou, Arnold Lieu, Roy Ciappini, John Gilland, Bob Scholten, and Frank Gonder. Faculty sponsors included Biology professor Edna M. Fisher, Chemistry professor Gerald Ballou, and Biology professor George Oberlander. Fisher pioneered with her style of instruction when she took small groups of students to do field work at Bixby Canyon (south of Carmel, California) on primitive camp-out field trips in 1948 and 1949 when students helped to collect data for her papers.
Photograph of the Symposium Committee that organized a symposium held February 18-20, 1935 that included a Franciscan Queen’s Contest and Circus Day. The Oriental Club participation in the symposium and the Franciscan Queen’s Contest and Circus Day was spotlighted. Frances Hall from the Oriental Club candidate for the Franciscan Queen contest along with Ruth Backerud (winner), Phyllis Burnham, Virginia Conlon, Beverly Lyon, Ruth Paulson, and Dorothy Tuttich.
Photograph depicts audience eyes following models on the catwalk during Bib ‘n’ Tucker’s fashion show in 1941. Bib ‘n’ Tucker, a popular social sorority, was established in 1931 to create interest in campus fashions. Fashion shows, dances, teas, and other social functions raised money for Bib ‘n’ Tucker's annual Christmas Party where underprivileged children received gifts. Bib ‘n’ Tucker remained active until the late-1960s. Among the audience members are Jack McGann, Bea Cleary, Gerry Polite, Vi Nicoloff, and Pete Mirande.
Photographic spread of organizing members for the Biological Science Club at San Francisco State Teachers College organized in fall of 1931 by Science professor Edith A. Pickard in order to present modern views in all fields of science. Fall 1931 semester officers included Rudolph Rudd (president), Alcor Browne (vice president), and Anne Shaw (secretary) and spring 1932 semester officers included Rudolph Rudd (president), Helen Marshall (vice president), and Rose Kael (secretary).