Thursday, September 17, 2015
BERNALWOOD -- Geography Professor Emeritus Max Kirkeberg of SFSU should also be known as Neighbor Professor Max, because he has lived on Peralta for decades. He’s now officially retired, but he taught urban geography and led countless field trips and walking tours around San Francisco for SFSU and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, taking what he estimates as 60,000 photographs of various city neighborhoods since the early 1970s. The Bernal History Project knew about Max because he shared many of his photographs with us over the years. But our more recent discovery that thousands of his pictures are available online for free was magical.