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Margaret Bourke-White Photograph Collection, 1928-1931: A Finding Aid

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University


Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: VIS 1
Repository: Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Margaret Bourke-White
Title: Margaret Bourke-White Photograph Collection
Date(s): 1928-1931
Quantity: 4 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 folder)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: A small collection of photographs taken by American photographer Margaret Bourke-White.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 2010
By: Benjamin Johnson

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research. All images in this collection have been scanned and are available through VIA: http://via.harvard.edu
Researchers must register and provide valid photo identification before using this collection.
Materials stored onsite. Please contact histcollref@hbs.edu for more information.


Copyright of the photographs in this collection is not held by Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School. Researchers are also responsible for contacting the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:

Cite as: Margaret Bourke-White Photograph Collection. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business School.

Historical Note:

Margaret Bourke-White was born in Bronx, New York in 1904. She began studying at Columbia University, but left after a year, finally graduating from Cornell University in 1927 with a BA. After graduating from Cornell she moved with her family to Cleveland, Ohio. She was employed by the Otis Steel Company of Cleveland in 1929 to document the companies facilities. Bourke-White was the first female photojournalist to work for Life magazine and is considered one of the premier photojournalists of the 20th century. She also worked for Fortune magazine.

Scope and Content Note:

The Margaret Bourke-White photograph collection is comprised of fifteen black and white gelatin silver process prints produced between 1928 and 1931. The photographs depict industrial settings including mines, automobile plants, foundries, glass works, and steel companies. Included is the Otis Steel Company, Lincoln Electric company, Studebaker Foundry, and Corning Glass Works.

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