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Photographs of the Garment District in New York City

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.

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.


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

1976 - 2013
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.
Related Names
Halverson, Karen, 1941-
Language of Materials