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Photographs of the Garment District in New York City

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 998

Scope and Contents

Street photographs that document people, urban scenery, and activity in the Garment District in the Manhattan borough of New York City, 1977-1978. Images include couriers carting clothing on racks, pedestrians, vehicles, and buildings.

The collection includes a DVD with digital images created in 2013 of 95 original contact sheets from negatives used to create the black-and-white photographs.

Dates

  • 1976 - 2013

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 4: Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Karen Halverson on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.

Arrangement

Organized into three groupings: Black and White Photographs (Boxes 1-3), DVD (Box 4), and Color Inkjet Prints (Boxes 5-7).

Extent

30 Photographic Prints (3 boxes) : black-and-white ; 28.0 x 35.8 cm

30 Linear Feet (3 boxes) : inkjet, color ; 28.0 x 35.8 cm

1 Linear Feet (1 box 1.93 gigabytes, 95 files) ; 3/4 in.

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.halversongd

Overview

Street photographs that document people, urban scenery, and activity in the Garment District in the Manhattan borough of New York City, 1977-1978. Images include couriers carting clothing on racks, pedestrians, vehicles, and buildings.

Karen Halverson

Karen Halverson is a documentary landscape photographer. Born in Syracuse, New York, Halverson received a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and Masters of Arts from Brandeis University and Columbia University. In 1975, she made her first photographic project, which documented the Garment District in New York City. Much of her work documents the tension between the natural and cultural landscapes of the American West. She is the author of Downstream: Encounters with the Colorado River (University of California Press, 2008), which retraces the route of John Wesley Powell’s expeditions and explores what contemporary Americans have made of the waterway.
Title
Guide to Photographs of the Garment District in New York City
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2017 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

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.