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Personalities and Activities in the Self-Help Cooperatives of California: Photographs from the Exhibition, 1933-1934
BANC PIC 1905.17139:1-80--A  
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    Collection Title: Personalities and Activities in the Self-Help Cooperatives of California: Photographs from the Exhibition,
    Date: 1933-1934
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.17139:1-80--A
    Extent: 80 mounted photographic prints : black and white ; various sizes 72 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Original photographs are restricted. Use viewing prints with call number BANC PIC 1905.17139:1-80--PIC.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to reproduce photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
    Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Personalities and Activities in the Self-Help Cooperatives of California: Photographs from the Exhibition, BANC PIC 1905.17139:1-80--A, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

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    Title: Paul Schuster Taylor Papers

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Personalities and Activities of the Self-Help Cooperatives of California photographs were given to The Bancroft Library by Paul Schuster Taylor in 1957.

    Scope and Content

    The Personalities and Activities of the Self-Help Cooperatives of California collection contains 80 mounted silver gelatin prints taken from 1933-34. The prints were originally included in the "Exhibition of Photographs and Etchings of Personalities and Activities in the Self-Help Cooperatives of California," held in 1934 at The University of California at Berkeley. The exhibition was organized by University of California Professor of Economics Paul Schuster Taylor, following his study of the self-help cooperative organizations formed in California during the early years of the Great Depression. The intent of the exhibition was to document the diverse range of individuals (often referred to as "cooperators"), activities, and challenges which characterized the cooperative effort. Among the organizations represented in the exhibition were the Unemployed Exchange Association, the Pacific Cooperative League, the Orange County Cooperatives, the Unemployed Citizens' League, and the Unemployed Cooperative Relief Association. The exhibition photographs were provided by the California State Emergency Relief Administration and by the photographers. Also featured in the exhibition were etchings by Dayton Brown of Los Angeles.
    The collection includes the work of such notable California photographers as Dorothea Lange, Willard Van Dyke, Blanding Sloan, and Imogen Cunningham. Other photographers featured in the collection include Mary Jeanette Edwards, C.F. Adam, and Professor Taylor.