San Francisco State College Strike Photo Gallery

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Photos by Tim Drescher, taken during 1968-69 San Francisco State College strike

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1968 aerial view south to north, Park Merced in foreground, then SFSC campus, then Stonestown Shopping Center, 19th Avenue (Highway 1) running bottom to top along right side.

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Vietnam vet with strike sign.

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Call off your army! sign

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Intense discussion on the campus quad.

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Strikers at nearby Park Merced.

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Photographer crosses quad in front of striking crowds.

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Strikers on entry path.

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Iranian students in solidarity with SF State College strike.

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Police file discovered during trial, showing what they identify as an agitator.

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Flipping the bird, 1968.

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Another image from the police, accusing this car owner of being an agitator.

Other articles on about the San Francisco State strike:

On Strike! We're Gonna Shut it Down
STRIKE!... Concerning the 1968-69 Strike at San Francisco State College
San Francisco State Strike
Drugs, Hippies, Protests, & Riots
SDS at San Francisco State
The Sound Truck: A Novelized Account of the SF State Strike

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A 20-minute film by California Newsreel on the SF State Strike. The soundtrack is fully out of sync with the visuals, but the images are compelling.

Video: Prelinger Archive at