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Series I: Photographs, 1966-1971

Call Number: WA Photos 466, Series I

Scope and Contents

This series consists of photographs created by Lewis that depict the activities of the National Farm Workers Association, 1966-1971. The photographs are chiefly black and white, but include a small portion of color images, which Lewis also printed in black and white. Many images are duplicated across the various subseries.

Many of the photographic prints in the Portfolios and Black and White Photographic Prints subseries have numbers written in pencil on their versos that reference the negative rolls for the original images, which are available in the Negative subseries, as well as their corresponding contact sheets in the Contact Sheets subseries. The sequence of these rolls within each subseries follow a roughly chronological arrangement.

Some photographic prints in the Portfolios and Black and White Photographic Prints subseries also have pencil inscriptions of filenames written in pencil on their versos that reference digital surrogates created by the Farmworker Movement Documentation Project. CD-ROMS with these digital surrogates are in Series II.


  • 1966-1971


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

In English and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.


Series I is organized into six subseries: Portfolios, Black and White Photographic Prints, Contact Prints, Negatives, Color Photographic Prints, and Color Slides.


15.4 Linear Feet (47 boxes)

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Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.