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Bette S. Garber photographs

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 756

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of black and white photographs, color photographs, contact sheets, negatives, and a photograph album, with related printed material. The photographs document scenes of American long-haul trucking, trucks, and truck drivers.

Dates

  • circa 1970-1983

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Bette S. Garber Photographs is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from John Waite Rare Books on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2010.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in a very rough alphabetical order, maintaining the order in which they were received.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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.garber

Bette S. Garber

Bette S. Garber (1942-2008) was an American photographer known for documenting tractor-trailer trucks, truck drivers, and the culture of long-haul trucking in the United States. She wrote and photographed for industry journals, magazines, and newsletters, such as Trucker News, American Trucker, and others. She also published four photo books, Custom Semi Trucks (2003), Custom Semi (2005), Custom Semi Trucks 2 (2006), and Ultra-Custom Semi Trucks (2008).

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
Title
Guide to the Bette S. Garber Photographs
Author
by Beinecke staff
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.