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New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper photograph collection

Repository: Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division

Collection Description (CRHP): Includes many photographs of civil rights demonstrations, the Selma to Montgomery March, school integration, meetings of civil rights organizations, and civil rights-related political events.

Collection Description (Extant): Newsworthy images of the New York city metropolitan area predominate; also covers other United States areas and foreign countries. Emphasis is on personalities in the news, especially actors, artists and literary figures, businessmen, community leaders, criminals, entertainers, government officials, musicians, politicians, religious figures, scholars, socialites, sports figures, and other notable citizens. Also portrays daily life of American men, women and children: playing, working, getting married, giving birth, coping with illness, and dying. Of note are images related to African-Americans and other ethnic groups. Subject coverage includes such categories as animals, cultural institions, disasters, education, events, health, housing, industry, labor, monuments, politics, transportation, and wars. Geographic coverage depicts countries, states, cities, towns, and natural features.

Origin Info: Gift; 125 Barclay Street, Inc.; 1967.

Access Copy Note: Restriction: This collection is stored off-site. Access requires several days advance notice to retrieve the material requested.
Some photographs are digitized and available online at

Collection URL:

Date(s): ca. 1880-1967, bulk 1920-1967

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: ca. 1,000,000 photographic prints : most b&w, a few color ; various sizes, most 8 x 10 in. or smaller, some as large as 20 x 28 in.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is available in the repository reading room.

Language: English

Rights (Extant): Publication may be restricted. For information see New York World-Telegram rights statement at


African American civil rights workers
Civil rights demonstrations
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
School integration
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.)




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