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Prints, drawings and posters from the Frank Rowe papers [graphic].
BANC PIC 1996.031--AX; BANC PIC 1996.031--F ; BANC PIC 1996.031--C; BANC PIC 1996.031
Collection Overview

Title:

Prints, drawings and posters from the Frank Rowe papers

Creator/Contributor:

Rowe, Frank., creator

Abstract:

Includes original prints, drawings and posters. Subjects and themes of many works allude to freedom of expression, civil liberties, civil rights, McCarthyism, contemporary United States politics, the Levering Oath (i.e. the Californka Loyalty Oath), Nazi Germany, the Paris Commune, labor, and San Francisco street scenes. Other fine art pieces include landscapes, still lifes and portraits, including a few self-portraits. Also includes posters promoting Rowe's book The Enemy Among Us; a John Beecher reading; the First Ammendment; and the opening of the new Laney College. In addition to original works, several photocopies of original works (many not included in the collection) are also present.

Date:

ca. 1970-ca. 1985 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Rowe, Frank -- Portraits
McCarthy, Joseph -- 1908-1957 -- Caricatures and cartoons
United States. -- 1st Amendment.
Freedom of speech -- California
Loyalty oaths -- California

Note:

Signed, titled and/or dated by the artist: Frank Rowe.
Includes original prints and photostatic reproductions of prints and drawings.
Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Copyright retained by the donors.
Gift ; of Marguerite Rowe; 1996.
Frank Rowe was a first-year art teacher when, along with a small group of colleagues, he was fired by San Francisco State College in 1950 for refusing to sign California's new anti-communist loyalty oath, the Levering Act. Rowe was barred from teaching from 1950 until the California Supreme Court overturned the oath in 1967. His book The Enemy Among Us: A Story of Witch-hunting in the McCarthy Era was published in 1980. Rowe also taught at Laney College in Oakland, Calif. Frank Rowe died in 1985.
Transferred from the Frank Rowe papers (BANC MSS 96/66 c).

Type:

graphic
Prints.
Drawings.
Posters.

Physical Description:

graphic
drawing
print
1 box and 5 oversize folders (ca. 130 prints, drawings and posters) : color ; 33 x 55 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1996.031--AX
BANC PIC 1996.031--F
BANC PIC 1996.031--C
BANC PIC 1996.031

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Copyright retained by the donors.

Related Item:

Frank Rowe papers : Rowe, Frank.