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Photographs of Washington, D.C., and New Haven, Connecticut

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 590

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs created by Alexander Lmanian that document locations and events in Washington, D.C., and its vicinity, 1964-1968, as well as New Haven, Connecticut, 1968-1969.

Images of Washington document the physical impact of riots on the city following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4-8, 1968, as well as events and memorials in the city and vicinity, 1967-1968. Other images include figure and nude studies.

Images of New Haven primarily document locations in the city, including overhead views of the New Haven Green and city streets, particularly the intersection of Chapel Street and College Street, as well as images of the Yale University campus.

Many images show the interior of his rooms in Washington and New Haven, including his model airplanes, copy photographs of his calendar, and self-portraits.

Dates

  • 1964 - 1969
  • Majority of material found within 1968 - 1969

Creator

Physical Description

745 negatives : film, b & w ; 5.7 x 5.7 cm. and smaller.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Restricted Fragile in box 1 may be consulted only with permission of the appropriate curator.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital surrogates for all of the images in this collection are available through Digital Images Online database of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Conditions Governing Use

The Alexander Lmanian, Photographs of Washington, D.C., and New Haven, Connecticut 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 the William Reese Co. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2007.

Arrangement

Series I. Negatives

Extent

0.75 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

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.lmanian

Overview

Photographs created by Alexander Lmanian that document locations and events in Washington, D.C., and its vicinity, 1964-1968, as well as New Haven, Connecticut, 1968-1969. The images of Washington document the physical impact of riots on the city following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4-8, 1968.

Biography

Alexander Lmanian (1925-1996) was a sergeant in the United States Army in World War II, and after the war became a stringer photographer for the New Haven Register newspaper and the Associated Press.

General note

Title devised by cataloger.
Title
Guide to the Alexander Lmanian, Photographs of Washington, D.C., and New Haven, Connecticut
Author
by Matthew D. Mason
Date
October 2007
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.