Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
San Francisco city archivist Susan Goldstein was drawn to history from a young age. She left her childhood home in Southern California to go to college out east. After a stint in Phoenix, she went to Austin where she worked in photo archiving at the University of Texas. In 1984, she came to the Bay Area to work on union archives at SF State.
In this podcast, she talks about her evolution as an archivist and historian. She goes into detail about her work at SF State, which brought her face to face with our city's rich labor union history.
Check back Thursday for Part 2, when Susan will tell us more about her work as San Francisco city archivist.
We recorded this podcast in the Rare Books Room at the San Francisco Public Library in June 2019.