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Photograph collection

Repository: Museum of History & Industry

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes images of the civil rights movement in Seattle, African American social conditions, and other topics pertinent to the black freedom struggle.

Collection Description (Extant): The Museum of History & Industry has a collection of more than 3 million photographs! Our collection spans the history of photography, from delicately rendered nineteenth-century daguerreotypes to digital images created yesterday. The geographic scope is strongly centered on Seattle and King County, with some coverage of Washington State and Alaska. Many of these pictures are original negatives from the files of newspapers or from commercial photography studios, providing in-depth coverage with multiple images of the same subjects.

Access Copy Note: Several thousand of these photographs are available online.

Collection URL: http://www.mohai.org/research External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: circa 3 million photographs; circa 4,000 digitized photographs

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Some of the images are featured on the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project web site: depts.washington.edu/civilr/site_map.htm

Rights (Extant): Terms and conditions are detailed at: http://www.seattlehistory.org/photo_archive/search_the_photo_collection.php

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (State)
Black Panther Party
Black power
Carmichael, Stokely
Civil rights movements--Washington (State)
Discrimination in housing
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005
Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government

Genres:

Photographs

 

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