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MS Am 2839

New York City street life photographs, 1961-1970: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2839
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: New York City street life photographs,
Date(s): 1961-1970.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs of people and places in New York City in the 1960s, including Central Park Be-ins, bars, and theaters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2012M-60. Deposit, Julio Santo Domingo III; received: 2012 April.
Forms part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Susan Wyssen.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

New York City Street Life Photographs, 1961-1970 (MS Am 2839). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Counterculture events were common in 1960s America. In the latter half of the decade, several "be-ins" were held in Central Park in New York City, along with concerts and demonstrations both in the park and other areas of the city.


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Scope and Contents

The collection contains 35 black and white photographs (measuring between 26 x 21 cm and 34 x 27 cm) by an unknown professional photographer portraying demonstrations, concerts, Central Park, Greenwich Village at night, stage and movie theaters, and other events or places; includes photographs of Barbra Streisand, David Peel, and other musicians.

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