SFAI Legacy Foundation + Archive's new home
at the Crown Point Press building in SF
SFAA reached out to Becky and Jeff to learn about their new Legacy Foundation +Archive space and how the move is progressing. Here’s a brief account:
The new space for the SFAI archive at the Crown Point Press building 20 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, 94105 is now open for visitors!
Here is a message and some photos from Becky and Jeff:
'We would love visitors. We are generally at the archive business hours-ish, but best to call or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ahead of time to make sure we're around and free if folks want to stop by. (We have an archives phone number now: 415-294-1113)'
1. Files and boxes! The sparkly coyote guarding the archives was made by one of the last SFAI students, Germán Benincore. Germán installed a beautiful group of coyotes on the roof that collectively changed color with the shifting daylight. The quote on our old quote board is one we love a lot and wanted to keep front and center at the archives.
2. This is my setup for digitizing audio and VHS tapes. Both of these media are aging and becoming increasingly fragile–it's great to be able to work on preserving the fascinating set of lectures/events/etc. that we have on tape.
3. Jeff and archives volunteer Megan Gorham. Megan is an SFAI alum and former SFAI library student worker, now in library school. We've learned that these signs, which show two former names of SFAI, were lost or discarded at some point and then rediscovered in a second hand store in the 1990s.
4. Jeff, Becky, and George Kuchar's alien in the archives at 20 Hawthorne Street, home of Crown Point Press.
5. From back when we were unpacking from the move: an ocean of boxes.
6. Also from the unpacking days: a tower of empties.
More info about the Legacy Foundation + Archive here