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SFAI Archives: 1918 "Epidemic Influenza"

The School closed from October 18th through November 18th “on account of the  Epidemic Influenza purported to have come from China by way of Spain.  It may have come from Milpitas…another guess would be Pipestone, Minnesota.”

Ralph Stackpole who had studied at the School with Arthur Mathews taught “Night Sculpture” in the Fall of 1918 where it is noted in this roll book that “Owing to an epidemic, School was closed from Oct. 18 to Nov. 1918.”


With permission, SFAA is re-posting the emails Jeff Gunderson Librarian/Archivist Anne Bremer Memorial Library has been sending out since March 2020. Please enjoy this magnificent archive.



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