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Guide to the William Gedney Photographs and Writings, 1940s-1989

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Abstract

William Gedney was a documentary photographer based in New York, N.Y.

Collection consists of negatives, contact sheets, proofs, prints, slides, indexes, handmade illustrated books, journals and diaries, and photographer's notebooks, documenting Gedney's work as a photographer over several decades until his death in 1989. Taken together, the proof, work, and finished prints, all in black-and-white, number over twenty thousand. The images document society and culture in the United States, particularly in New York, rural Kentucky, and San Francisco; scenes from India, primarily in Benares and Calcutta; scenes in England, Ireland, and Paris; and urban and rural landscapes across the United States. Three other major thematic bodies of work are a series of images taken at night, a series of nudes, and a large group of portraits of American composers. Handmade books in the collection were designed and made by Gedney and are illustrated with his photographic prints. More than half of the collection's series house photographic materials, and include the Negatives, Contact Sheets, Proofs, Prints, Film Development Tests, and Slides (transparencies) Series. Other formats are represented in the Indexes, Writings and Notebooks, Miscellaneous, Print Material, and Book Projects Series.

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Gedney photographs and writings, 1940s-1989
Creator
Gedney, William, d. 1989
Extent
60.3 Linear Feet, approximately 50,000 items
Repository
Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The William Gedney Photographs and Writings collection dates from the 1940s to 1989 and includes negatives, contact sheets, proofs, prints, slides, indexes, book proofs, handmade illustrated books, journals and diaries, personal papers, and photographer's notebooks, documenting Gedney's work as a photographer and writer over several decades until his death in 1989. Taken together, the photographs (in the form of proofs, work prints, and finished prints), number over twenty thousand items. The black-and-white images document society and culture in the United States, particularly in New York, rural Kentucky, and San Francisco; scenes from India, primarily in Benares and Calcutta; and urban and rural landscapes across the United States. Three other major thematic bodies of work are a series of images taken at night, a series of nudes, and a large series consisting of portraits of American composers. The "Night" series was created throughout most of Gedney's career and spanned all geographic locations. The nudes were primarily photographed at the Pratt Institute where Gedney taught. A body of handmade books in the collection were designed and made by Gedney and are illustrated with his photographic prints.

More than half of the collection's series houses photographic materials, and includes the Negatives, Contact Sheets, Proofs, Prints, Film Development Tests, and Slides Series. The collection currently follows Gedney's arrangement by photographic format rather than by body of work, thus images from a particular theme typically will be located in each format series. Other formats are represented in the Indexes, Writings and Notebooks, Print Material, Book Projects, and Miscellaneous Series.

A predominant subject in the collection, one that appears in most of the series, is New York, especially Brooklyn. Subjects include religious festivals, such as the Italian-American feast of San Gennaro, Sunday School parades, first communion parades, and Good Friday processions; gospel revivals; the Washington Market; a bar named O'Rourke's; the Brooklyn Bridge; Coney Island; the subway and "the El"; St. Joseph's School for the Deaf; and the Salvation Army. Gedney lived on Myrtle Avenue, and many of his New York street scenes were made there. Gedney also documented early gay rallies and marches in New York City, and the dates of these events usually coincide with the anniversary dates of the Stonewall riots. Other events Gedney photographed include car shows, flower shows, and body building exhibitions. There are photographs of Diane Arbus, a photographer, at the body building exhibitions. Some of Gedney's earliest images were taken at The "Farm," located in Norton Hill, N.Y. Gedney also photographed in Rochester, Albany, and his hometown of Greenville, N.Y. Photographs of friends and family, as well of Gedney, are found throughout the collection. His notebooks and writings also document life in New York; some of them are titled "Myrtle Avenue."

Among Gedney's other American subjects are 100 composers who he photographed between 1965 and 1969. The composer series forms a significant body of work, although the photographs are scattered throughout the collection. A partial list of the composers is in the collection's Information Folder in the inventory drawer. The San Francisco photographic work, also a substantive series, focused on hippies and youth from 1966 to 1967. Another significant body of American work in the collection is Gedney's extensive photographic studies of rural Eastern Kentucky in 1964 and 1972. The Kentucky works were created in the Blue Diamond Mining Company camp, Grassy Branch Holler, Two Forks Holler, and in Hazard; the Couch family in Leatherwood, Ky., and the Cornett family in Big Rock, Ky., were the central characters in the images.

Gedney made one or two trips across the United States by car during the years 1965 to 1967. During his travels he photographed "Night" scenes in various towns. He also photographed Indian reservations, a monastery, farm workers, and various cities, forming the "Cross Country" series. One of six photographers hired to document the work of the Social Security Administration in 1968, Gedney was assigned to the Hays, Kansas Bureau. Kansas subjects include the Norton County Hospital, Hadley Hospital, Social Security client interviews, and Fort Hays College.

Gedney produced a large body of photographs during several trips to India in the 1970s. Subjects include street scenes; ritual wrestlers; temple scenes and activities; bathing in the Ganges; festivals such as Holi; a Krishna festival; a monkey temple festival; Yantra and Shiva pujas; wall paintings; a wedding; actors, acrobats, and other entertainers; artisans, such as painters, sculptors, and photographers; merchants and markets; and religious men. The Slides Series primarily reference the Indian wall paintings, which were created by the Kumbhar caste. The slides are the only color images in the collection. Other subjects or locations photographed by Gedney include England, Ireland, and Paris.

The Writings and Notebooks Series is a source for information about Gedney's interests; his personal reflections, including his thoughts about the subjects he was photographing; and technical information about his camera work and darkroom procedures. Gedney copied quotes and kept clippings about subjects in which he was interested, and often photographing, in handmade notebooks. Different notebooks dating from the same period often complement each other, one giving a more diary-like narrative and the other offering more factual information.

The Indexes Series consists of small prints attached to 5x7 cards or to 8.5x11 sheets that contain notes about the subject and printing specifications. They appear to have been created by Gedney to serve as references to his prints.

Finally, the Exhibit Prints, a subseries of the Prints Series, houses a collection of 11x14 prints in 16x20 mats, which formed the 2000 San Francisco retrospective exhibition of Gedney's work.

Accession (1998-0508) (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder) consists chiefly of William Gedney's personal papers, which include: medical papers, financial and legal papers, correspondence, grants and work related files, writings and notebooks, sketches, and paintings.

Accession (1997-0061) includes seven 10" x 16" copy prints of images by Gedney printed by Julie Stovall of the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies from negatives in the collection.

Accession (1998-0197) (1 box, dated 1950s-1970s) contains handmade scrapbooks, photographs, and book dummies.

Accession (1998-0282) (interfiled in box 116) contains legal papers, including a copy of Gedney's will and other documents and correspondence related to the settlement of his estate. It also includes a set of cassette tapes that seem to contain interviews recorded by Gedney with various individuals.

Accession (1998-0345) (1 box, dated 1986-1987) contains one large black and white photograph of Gedney and his dog by Lee Friedlander; and one illustrated, humorous thank-you letter from Gedney to Mr. and Mrs. Friedlander.

Accession (1999-0124) (1 box, dated 1970-1971) contains photocopies of letters from Gedney to Lili Fabilli Osborne, written from India (1970-1971) and New York (undated), together with 1998 cover letters from Osborne to Sandra Phillips and Maria Friedlander.

User's Pathfinder Note

The best places to begin research in the collection are the Contact Sheets and Proofs series because they provide the most documentation for the images. The Contact Sheets in particular have notes about the subjects. The following information will aid users in moving from one photographs series to another in the collection.

Contact Sheets Series

For the numbered contact sheets, there are three parts to the number system used to identify photographic images on the contact sheets:

1. The first number is the contact sheet number, which is written on the top right hand corner of the contact sheet. Contact sheets are boxed in numerical order based on the contact sheet number. The contact sheet number should be used to find the corresponding numbered negative sleeve in the negative series. All of the negatives from a particular contact sheet are housed in the same negative sleeve. For the bulk of the Contact Sheet Series, contact sheet numbers run consecutively from 1 to 80 and then from 1000 to 2140. There are several separate runs of contact sheet numbers that apply to various bodies of work on single subjects, such as Benares, India; Calcutta, India; and England and Ireland.

2. The second number on the contact sheets is the row number. For contact sheet numbers 1 to 80, the row numbers are 1 to 788 consecutively. For contact sheet numbers 1000 to 1943, the row numbers run consecutively from 1000 to 10294, with the exception of a few row numbers which do not exist, such as 2099 to 3000, because Gedney skipped them in the sequence. For each page of contact sheets 1944 to 2140 the row numbers run from 1 to 10.

3. The third number on the contact sheets is the frame number, which is printed under each photographic image and comes directly from the pre-printed numbers on the negatives. These numbers are most often between 1 and 44, sometimes followed by the letter A.

To find a proof from contact sheet numbers 1 to 1943, use the row number and the frame number, example: 4520-26, with 4520 referring to the row number and 26 to the frame number. The number corresponding to the proofs from contact sheets 1 to 1943 usually does not include the contact sheet number. To find a proof from contact sheets 1944 to 2140, use the contact sheet number, the row number, and the frame number, example 1991-4-34, with 1991 referring to the contact sheet number, 4 to the row number, and 34 to the frame number. For many of the proofs corresponding to contact sheets 1615 to 1943, row numbers 7130 to 10294, the contact sheet number plus a 1 to 10 renumbering of the row number and the frame number may have been used to identify the proofs (instead of the row number plus frame number.) One of these proofs may be numbered 9486-21, with 9486 being the original row number, 21 being the frame number; or 1863-1-21, with 1863 being the contact sheet number, and 1 being the renumbered row number.

To find a print from the contact sheet, use the same procedure as used in finding a proof.

Proofs Series

Gedney used two different numbering systems to identify proofs.

1. The first numbering system has two parts, the row number plus the frame number. The row numbers refer to the row numbers on the contact sheets and run from row numbers 1 to 788, which are from contact sheets 1 to 80, and from row numbers 1000 to 10294, which are from contact sheets 1000 to 1943. Each of these row numbers refers to a specific row; they are not repeated on any other contact sheets. An example of a proof identified by the row number would be proof 4520-26, with 4520 referring to the row number and 26 to the frame number.

2. The second numbering system has three parts, the contact sheet number plus the row number and frame number. The contact sheet number refers to the number on the top right hand corner of the contact sheet. Contact sheets are arranged according to this number. The row number in this number system will be a number from 1 to 10. The 1 to 10 row number refers to the specific row of images on the contact sheet. For each contact sheet numbered 1944 to 2140, rows are numbered from 1 to 10. An example of a proof identified by the contact sheet number would by proof 1991-4-34, with 1991 referring to the contact sheet number, 4 referring to the row number, and 34 to the frame number.

A word of caution: some of the proofs may be identified by either system, particularly proofs from contact sheet numbers 1615 to 1943, row numbers 7130 to 10294. To determine which number system is being used, see the number of parts to the number on the proof. Parts are separated by dashes. If there are two parts, e.g., 9486-21, the proof is being identified by the row number-frame number. If there are three parts, e.g., 1863-1-21, the proof is being identified by the contact sheet number-row number-frame number. One proof could be identified by its row number 9486-21, or by its contact sheet number 1863-1-21. Sometimes Gedney did not include a frame number on a proof, therefore numbers may be missing on a proof.

To find the negative or contact sheet for a proof, first determine which number system is being used to identify the proof. If it is a two part number system, then the first part of the number refers to the row number on the contact sheets. Find the contact sheet which contains that particular row number. The container list provides row numbers for those contact sheets that have them.

Negatives are arranged by contact sheet number, not row number. To find the negative for a proof that is identified by a row number, first determine the number of the contact sheet which includes that row number. Use the contact sheet number to find the negative sleeve which houses the negatives for that contact sheet. The second part of the number on the proof refers to the frame number on the negative.

If a three part number system is used to identify the proof, then the first part of the number refers to the contact sheet number. Use this number to find the contact sheet or negative that corresponds to the proof. The second part of the proof number refers to the row number (1 to 10) on the corresponding contact sheet. The third part of the number system refers to the frame number on the negative.

Gedney did not make larger prints of all of his proofs. The container list for the Prints Series includes contact sheet numbers and row numbers where they were available. To see if there is a print for a proof image, first try to use the number that is on the back of the proof and see if is listed in the Prints Series container list. If the number of the proof is in two parts, then this proof is identified by the row number. If the number on the proof is in three parts, then this proof is identified by the contact sheet number. Occasionally the proof and the print have different numbers. In this case, refer to the contact sheet to determine the unknown row number, or use the row number to find the corresponding contact sheet number. Proof 9486-21, identified by its row number, would correspond to print 1863-1-21, identified by its contact sheet number.

Prints Series

Prints are numbered in the same way as the proofs: by row-frame numbers if the number is in two parts, or by contact sheet-row-frame numbers if the number is in three parts. To find the negative or contact sheet for a print, use the same procedure as for a proof. To find a proof from a print use the same number on the print to find the proof.

Sometimes Gedney did not include a frame number on a proof, therefore numbers may be missing on a proof. In addition, occasionally the print and proof will have different numbers. In this case, refer to the contact sheet to determine the unknown row number, or use the row number to find the corresponding contact sheet number. Print 1863-1-21, identified by its contact sheet number (1863) and frame number (21), corresponds to proof 9486-21.

Processing Note

William Gedney developed a detailed system for numbering his photographs that collates negatives, contact sheets, proofs, and prints. However, this system was not in place from the onset of Gedney's photographic work. Early photographs without the number system are arranged in chronological order or by subject and fall at the beginning of each series. Gedney also revised his numbering system at various times or began new numbering sequences for some subjects. The Descriptions of Series point out some of Gedney's revisions. Refer to the Users' Pathfinder Note in this collection inventory to learn how to get from one form of the photograph to another, for example, to find the proofs associated with the images on a contact sheet.

The dates on the prints do not necessary reflect the date that Gedney photographed a subject. Often Gedney made prints several years after he first created the images. For example, he made a trip to Benares, India, from 1969 to 1971 but he made prints of these images in 1971, 1972, 1974, 1977, and 1982. The "Farm" was photographed in 1950s but prints were made in 1950s, 1969, 1971, and 1975.

Gedney indicated the status of his prints by making notations on the backs of them. "Archival" prints are marked in various ways, including "finished," "ap," and "1st," and some are signed by Gedney. Other types of prints include "PP" or poly prints, some of which are archival; "S" probably represents "selects" but may also indicate "seconds" which are usually marked by "2nd;" and "r" represents "rejects."

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Contents of the Collection

Includes negatives from the following size films: 35mm (bulk), 120mm, 4x5 inch, and 8x10 inch. Some of the 35mm negatives were cut into individual frames by Gedney. Boxes 1-4 are in two sets of chronological order. Boxes 5-15 are in order by the numbered contact sheets made from those negatives. Box 16 holds film development tests. Boxes 17-21 are pictures chiefly of India but also of Ireland and England, and are arranged by contact sheet numbers. Box 22 includes rolls of exposed film that were not printed.

[CLOSED: Negatives are closed to public use. Please contact a reference archivist for more information.]

1954-1959: Brooklyn, Contact sheets 1-24
Box 1
1954-1961, and undated: Brooklyn, miscellaneous
Box 1
1955, Oct.
Box 1
1955-1958: Albany, N.Y.; Greenville, N.Y. woods
Box 1
1955-1959: Brooklyn (old negatives)
Box 1
1955-1959, and undated: Personal
Box 1
1956, June: New Orleans
Box 1
1956, Summer: Farm [?]
Box 1
1957, June: Lawrence, Gwen
Box 1
1957, Sept.: Ghosts
Box 1
1957, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve
Box 1
1958, Feb. 16: Breadlove
Box 1
Allan, Penny
Box 1
Laughten, Charles
Box 1
Laughten, Charles and Penny; Patterson, N.J.
Box 1
Painting: Arnold
Box 1
Bees
Box 1
Edward, boy on farm, Shady Glen
Box 1
1958, Nov.: Foster, Judy
Box 1
1959, Aug. 4: Salvation Army
Box 1
1959: Brooklyn, People upstairs at 468 Myrtle Ave.
Box 1
1950s: First Communion and Classroom
Box 1
1962, Oct.: Johannessen, Grant, Row nos. Grant 1-21
Box 1
1963, June 6, and undated: Brooklyn Sunday School Parade; Contact sheets: 1-12, BSP 1-25, several unnumbered
Box 1
1969-1976, and undated: Film Development Tests: Myrtle Ave.; Miscellaneous Wall Paintings
Box 1
1969-1976, and undated: Film Development Tests: Maltese Falcon; Roof; Miscellaneous
Box 2
1972[?]: Gas Station
Box 2
1980[?]: Classroom
Box 2
1983, Nov. 30: Electronic Flash Test, Pratt Institute; Chicago, old negative
Box 2
1985, Aug.: Metropolis, rolls 1-25
Box 2
1985, Aug. 16: David Raney (Artcessories)
Box 2
Brooklyn Gospel, Contact sheets BRG 1-43, 1023-1030, unnumbered
Box 2
Copy negatives of 19th Century Prints; Miscellaneous
Box 2
David in Hospital
Box 2
Indian painting
Box 2
[male]
Box 2
Mice and frog
Box 2
Unidentified woman, Contact sheets 1-12
Box 2
Miscellaneous
Box 2
1954, Nov.: Farm
Box 3
1954, Dec.: Renserville, Irma
Box 3
Brooklyn; The El; Coney Island
Box 3
People and Miscellaneous; Irma, Eichenberg
Box 3
1955, Jan.: Chinese New Year
Box 3
Albany, Greenville, Saratoga
Box 3
Altamont Fair
Box 3
Auction [at the Farm]
Box 3
Cooperstown primitive paintings
Box 3
Farm
Box 3
New York ferry
Box 3
Antigone Play shop
Box 3
Larkin, Phillip; William G. Gedney (subject)
Box 3
Lobel, Arnold and Anita
Box 3
Pratt Institute
Box 3
Works of Art
Box 3
1955, and undated: Play
Box 3
1955-1961 and undated,: Lobels, Adrienne and Belia (baby), Bread Ad
Box 3
1957-1961: Parades
Box 3
1958, March: Kellner wedding, Contact sheets A-F
Box 3
1958: William G. Gedney (subject)
Box 3
1959-1961: Watson Flour, First National Bakery, Children, Vitamin
Box 3
1950s: Works on paper by William Gedney
Box 3
1950s-1960s?: Summer stock, Contact sheets 1-2 and A-L
Box 3
1961, Aug. 26: Flour Enrichment product Co., Inc. (includes contact prints) Mirocal, Flav R Save, Les Cal, Flexical, Alaskan Sourdough Pancake Mix
Box 3
1964, July: Film Development Tests, Miscellaneous people
Box 3
1968, Sept.: Nude Male, Contact sheets: 1-2
Box 3
1973, June 8: Film Development tests; Tryon, Charles and Mervin; Norton Hill, New York
Box 3
1973-1975: Film Development tests
Box 3
1973-1978, and undated: Film Development tests
Box 3
1975: Film Development tests
Box 3
1976, April 24: Film Development tests, Adrienne Lobel
Box 3
1977, and undated: 100 Wall St., Job LIND BRS
Box 3
1978-1983: Test
Box 3
1970s: Indian wall painting
Box 3
1983, March: Film Development tests, Still Life
Box 3
1992: Film developed by Peter Bellamy, Nudes
Box 3
Car, motor, Miscellaneous
Box 4
Copies of sketches and artwork
Box 4
Film Development test, Gas station
Box 4
Heads (includes contact prints)
Box 4
India, Atget, Tulsa
Box 4
Nude male, Contact sheets 1-5
Box 4
Play
Box 4
Photo 201
Box 4
Photographer photographing himself [Gedney], restaurant, people, miscellaneous
Box 4
St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, Row nos. SJ 1-224
Box 4
Numbers 1-80 (1955-1962)
Box 5
Numbers 59-73 (1974): Ireland and England
Box 5
Numbers 1001-1210 (1964-1965)
Box 6
Numbers 1211-1315 (1965-1966)
Box 7
Numbers 1316-1423 (1966-1967)
Box 8
Numbers 1424-1517 (1967)
Box 9
Numbers 1518-1614 (1968-1969)
Box 10
Numbers 1615-1720 (1972)
Box 11
Numbers 1721-1838 (1971-1975)
Box 12
Numbers 1839-1958 (1976-1980)
Box 13
Numbers 1959-2076 (1980-1982)
Box 14
Numbers 2077-2140 (1974-1984)
Box 15
Tree and Fence
Box 16
Woman on steps
Box 16
Easter Sunday, Vanderbuilt Ave.
Box 16
Adrienne Lobel
Box 16
Tryon Farm, Norton Hill, N.Y.
Box 16
Brooklyn Waterfront
Box 16
Backyard
Box 16
Still Life
Box 16
Protest
Box 16
Gas Station
Box 16
Brooklyn El
Box 16
Roof
Box 16
Numbers 1-130 (Benares, India),1969-1971
Box 17
Numbers 131-261 (Benares, India), 1969-1971
Box 18
Numbers 262-339 (Benares, India), 1969-1971
Box 19
Numbers 1-58 (Ireland and England), 1974(continues in Box 5)
Box 19
Numbers 1-120 (Calcutta, India), 1979-1980
Box 20
Numbers 121-243 (Calcutta, India), 1979-1980
Box 21
1984, Oct. 31: Exposed Tx, Halloween Parade, Rolls 1, 8, 9, 14 (this roll came off spool exposed Halloween Parade), 16, 20; 3 unnumbered rolls, (9 rolls total)
Box 22
[1984, June 23, loaded: TRIX, expires 1985, Dec., 15 rolls?]
Box 22
1985, Feb. 4: Exposed rolls: Cooper Union, Stephanie Taddeo, rolls 7, 12, 13, 15, 19
Box 22
1985, June 30: Gay March (2 rolls)
Box 22
1987, March: Finished roll, Cooper Nude, Tx 1 roll
Box 22
1982, loaded: Trix, ex. 1984, rolls 21-30
Box 22

A nearly complete collection of the contact sheets representing Gedney's images. Box 23 and part of Box 24 are in rough chronological order; some of these contact sheets have their own internal numerical or letter identification. Boxes 24-31 are arranged in contact sheet number order with corresponding row numbers listed adjacent to the contact sheet numbers. The second part of Box 29 is a separate sequence of photographs of England and Ireland which are arranged in contact sheet number order (nos. 1-73). Boxes 30-33 are a separate sequence of photographs of India and are arranged in contact sheet number order by city (nos. 1-339 Benares, 1-243 Calcutta). Contact sheest in boxes 32-33 do not have row numbers.

See also Users' Pathfinder Note in this collection guide.

1954-1959: Ventrue, Tony, Contact sheet 1; Brooklyn, Contact sheets 2-24
Box 23
1955, March: Pratt Institute
Box 23
1955, Aug.: Cooperstown primitive paintings
Box 23
1955: Larkin, Contact sheets 1-3; Gedney, William G. (subject), Contact sheet 3
Box 23
1955-1958: Albany, N.Y.; Greenville, N.Y. woods
Box 23
Farm, no contact sheet numbers
Box 23
Farm, Contact sheets 1-15
Box 23
1955-1961: Farm, Contact sheets 16-29, eight unnumbered Contact sheets
Box 23
1955-1961, undated: Lobels, Adrienne and Belia (baby), Bread Ad
Box 23
1956-1958, undated: Farm(?), Greenville Woods; Edward, Boy on Farm
Box 23
1957, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve
Box 23
1957-1958: Allan, Penny; Breadlove; Foster, Judy; Laughten, Charles and Penny in Patterson, N.J.; Lawrence, Gwen
Box 23
1957-1961: Parades
Box 23
1958, March: Kellner wedding, Contact sheets A-F
Box 23
Bees, Beandard [?]
Box 23
1958: Gedney, William G. (subject)
Box 23
1959-1961: Watson Flour, First National Bakery, Children
Box 23
1950s: First Communion and Classroom
Box 23
1950s-1960s?: Summer stock, Contact sheets 1-2, A-L
Box 23
1985, Aug.: Metropolis, Contact sheets 1-25
Box 23
1992: Film developed by Peter Bellamy, Nudes
Box 23
Brooklyn Bridge
Box 23
Brooklyn and Miscellaneous, Parade, Salvation Army, Coney Island, Street scenes, Snow, People upstairs at 468 Myrtle Ave., Child's school, Brooklyn Sunday School parade
Box 23
Nude male, Contact sheets 1-5
Box 23
St. Joseph's School for the Deaf
Box 24
1955-1959: Brooklyn (old negatives)
Box 24
1962, Oct.: Johannessen, Grant
Box 24
1963, June 6: Brooklyn Day Sunday School parade, Clinton Ave., Contact sheets 1-3 and BSP 1-25
Box 24
1968, Sept.: Nude male, Contact sheets 1-2
Box 24
Undated: Unidentified preacher
Box 24
Brooklyn Bridge
Box 24 Sheet No. 1-11 Row 1-106
Brooklyn, 1959, July
Box 24 Sheet No. 11 Row 107
Albany, 1950s
Box 24 Row 108
New Orleans, 1956, June
Box 24 Row 109
Brooklyn, 1957
Box 24 Row 110
Farm, 1955-1959
Box 24 Sheet No. 12-29 Row 111-432
Norton Hill Fair
Box 24 Sheet No. 24
Farm Auction, 1961, May 27
Box 24 Sheet No. 29-30 Row 433-450
Washington market, 1962
Box 24 Sheet No. 31-45 Row 451-530
Bar: O'Rourks, 1959-1960
Box 24 Sheet No. 46-61 Row 531-614
Brooklyn: Myrtle Ave. [Brooklyn Gospel Revival]
Box 24 Sheet No. 62-63 Row 615-633
Brooklyn playground, Myrtle Ave., 1962, Oct. 23
Sheet No. 64 Row 634-642
Wedding Lore-Baer-Levenberg, Washington Heights, 1962, Dec. 19
Box 24 Sheet No. 65-68 Row 643-683
Italian Festival, San Gennaro, 1960, Sept.; 1962
Box 24 Sheet No. 69-75 Row 684-747
Times Square, 1962, Oct.
Box 24 Sheet No. 74 Row 730-738
Office Party, Time, Inc., 1962, Dec.
Box 24 Sheet No. 76-79 Row 748-787
David in hospital?
Box 24 Sheet No. 78-78A Row 770-773
Brooklyn Gospel Revival, Washington Temple, 1962, Sept. 26, Oct. 2, Nov. 18
Box 24 Sheet No. 78-78B-F Row 774-776
Miscellaneous, including museum
Box 24 Row 778-782
Richard Lindner teaching at Pratt Institute, 1955, Feb.
Box 24 Sheet No. 80 Row 788
Brooklyn Day Sunday School parade, 1964, June 4
Box 25 Sheet No. 1000-1003 Row 1000-1021
Wheeling, W. Va., 1964, June 25-30
Box 25 Sheet No. 1003 Row 1022-1026
Hazard, Ky., Revival Tent, 1964, July 1
Box 25 Sheet No. 1004 Row 1027-1030
Leatherwood, Ky., Blue Diamond Mining Camp, Family of Boyd Couch, 1964, July 3-14
Box 25 Sheet No. 1004-1005 Row 1031-1038
Big Rock, Ky.: Family of Willie Cornett
Box 25 Sheet No. 1005-1008 Row 1039-1068
Wheeling, W.Va., 1964, July
Box 25 Sheet No. 1008-1011 Row 1069-1098
Hazard, Ky., 1964, July
Box 25 Sheet No. 1012 Row 1099-1104
Boyd Couch Family, 1964, July
Box 25 Row 1105-1108
Felix Blevin, 1964, July
Box 25 Row 1109-1111
Blue Diamond Mining Camp, 1964, July
Box 25 Row 1113-1126
Grassy Branch Holler: relations of Boyd Couch, 1964, July
Box 25 Sheet No. 1015-1016 Row 1127-1136
Leatherwood, Ky.: Buck Couch; Cathy Burhart's mother; Cooper Blevins
Box 25 Sheet No. 1016-1017 Row 1137-1150
Two Forks Holler, 1964, July
Box 25 Sheet No. 1017-1018 Row 1151-1152
Buckharts; Cornetts; Couchs, Rob McDernetts
Box 25 Sheet No. 1018 Row 1153-1160
Willie Cornetts, 1964, July
Sheet No. 1019-1028 Row 1026
Bidge Williams
Sheet No. 1161-1251 Row 1227-1230
St. Joseph's School for the Deaf
Box 25 Sheet No. 1029-1052 Row 1252-1478
Staten Island: Lobel Family, 1965, June
Box 25 Sheet No. 1052 Row 1479-1484
Miscellaneous [US Trip 1960s]. Small towns and agriculture; California; Farm workers; Strike
Box 25 Sheet No. 1053-1071 Row 1485-1687
San Francisco (and surrounding area) "Night," c. 1966
Box 25 Sheet No. 1072-1091 Row c. 1688-1887
Virgil Thomson, 1965, Oct.
Box 25 Sheet No. 1092-1093 Row 1888-1907
Stefan Wolpe, 1965, Nov., New York
Box 25 Sheet No. 1094 Row 1908-1915
Carl Ruggles: Arlington, Vt., 1965, Nov.
Box 25 Sheet No. 1095-1097 Row 1916-1938
Eva Hoose: Librarian, Greenville, N.Y., 1965, Nov.
Box 25 Sheet No. 1097 Row 1939-1943
Composers
Box 25 Sheet No. 1098-1200 Row 1944-1969
Stefan Wolpe
Box 25 Sheet No. 1200-1201 Row 1969-1977
Nabokor Ches
Box 25 Sheet No. 1201 Row 1978-1982
Daniel Pinkham
Box 25 Sheet No. 1201-1204 Row 1982-2006
Composers
Box 25 Sheet No. 1204-1243 Row 2009-3300
Brooklyn: Includes Flower Show, 1966, March
Box 25 Sheet No. 1244-1245 Row 3301-3319
Composer
Box 25 Sheet No. 1245-1247 Row 3320-3339
New York: Car show; Model train; Car demolition
Box 25 Sheet No. 1248-1253 Row 3341-3393
Composer
Box 25 Sheet No. 1253-1256 Row 3394-3421
Brooklyn, 1966, May
Box 25 Sheet No. 1256 Row 3424-3428
Miss Muriel Wooster: Greenville Central School, Greenville, N.Y., 1966, May
Box 25 Sheet No. 1257-1258 Row 3429-3452
Rehearsal of My Fair Lady,Greenville, 1966, May
Box 25 Sheet No. 1258 Row 3453-3458
New York: Motorcycles; Car demolition; Male
Box 25 Sheet No. 1259-1260 Row 3459-3476
Monks, Religious Order
Box 25 Sheet No. 1260-1263 Row 3477-3459
Rehearsal ofMy Fair Lady,Greenville Central School, 1966, May
Box 25 Sheet No. 1264 Row 3460-3463
George Plimpton; Janet Falmener; Genway Wescott; Ned Rorem
Box 25 Row 3464-3470
New York: Motorcycles
Box 25 Sheet No. 1265-1267 Row 3471-3492
Brooklyn; Archery
Box 25 Sheet No. 1267 Row 3493-3500
Monks, Religious Order
Box 25 Sheet No. 1268-1272 Row 3501-3549
"Night"
Box 25 Sheet No. 1272-1273 Row 3550-3555
Miscellaneous and Factory - Automobiles-Mustang
Box 25 Sheet No. 1273-1288 Row 3556-3705
Miscellaneous; "Night," Detroit?; Detroit Museum;
Box 25 Sheet No. 1288-1292 Row 3705-3752
Religious order
Row 3729-3740
"Night"
Box 25 Row 3747-3752
Composers
Box 25 Sheet No. 1292-1295 Row 3753-3775
"Night"
Box 25 Sheet No. 1295 Row 3776-3781
Dance
Row 3782-3784
Composers
Box 25 Sheet No. 1296 Row 3785-3787; 3794
"Night"
Box 25 Row 3788-3791
Child
Box 25 Row 3792-3793
Composers
Box 25 Sheet No. 1297-1300 Row 3795-3835
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1301-1311 Row 3836-3943
Protesters
Box 26 Sheet No. 1309 Row 3920-3925
Chicago
Box 26 Sheet No. 1311-1325 Row 3944-4089
"Night"
Box 26 Sheet No. 1314-1315 Row 3975-3985
Composer
Box 26 Sheet No. 1316 Row 3991-3992
Protesters
Box 26 Sheet No. 1317 Row 3997-3999
Iowa
Box 26 Sheet No. 1326-1330 Row 4091-4136
"Night"
Box 26 Sheet No. 1330-1338 Row 4137-4186
Reservation, South Dakota
Box 26 Sheet No. 1335-1337 Row 4152-4181
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1338-1341 Row 4189-4216
Factory: Airplane
Box 26 Sheet No. 1341-1348 Row 4217-4290
Composer?
Box 26 Sheet No. 1348 Row 4291-4292
San Francisco, Youth, 1966-1967
Box 26 Sheet No. 1348-1350 Row 4293-4312
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1350-1354 Row 4313-4366
San Francisco
Box 26 Sheet No. 1354-1358 Row 4366-4400
Composers, including Eric Hoffer, 1966, Oct.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1358-1364 Row 4400-4443
Eric Hoffer at Lili Osborn's with Art Hough
Box 26 Row 4447-4449
San Francisco
Box 26 Sheet No. 1362-1365 Row 4444-4446, 4449-4473
Eric Hoffer: San Francisco, 1966, Nov.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1365-1366 Row 4474-4482
San Francisco, 1966-1967
Box 26 Sheet No. 1366-1388 Row 4482-4728
Composer
Box 26 Sheet No. 1370-1371 Row 4530-4533, 4538-4539, 4655-4656
"Night": San Francisco
Box 26 Sheet No. 1375 Row 4583A-B
Composers: Eric Hoffer, Lili Osborn; Steve Dolorn, 1967, Jan. 1-5
Box 26 Sheet No. 1379;1386 Row 4617-4623, 4700-4703
"Night": San Francisco
Box 26 Sheet No. 1381-1383 Row 4644-4649, 4464-4466
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1384 Row 4668-4669
Composers: Eric Hoffer, at UCLA, Berkeley and Osborns, 1967, Jan.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1388-1389 Row 4720-4726, 4729-4738
San Francisco
Box 26 Sheet No. 1390-1403 Row 4739-4879
Composers?
Box 26 Sheet No. 1403-1404 Row 4880-4884
San Francisco
Box 26 Sheet No. 1404-1410 Row 4884-4946
Composers (contact sheet 1425 some San Francisco)
Box 26 Sheet No. 1410-1428 Row 4946-5134
San Francisco
Box 26 Sheet No. 1427-1430 Row 5121-5124
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1430-1437 Row 5155-5223
Monks, Religious Order
Box 26 Sheet No. 1437-1438 Row 5224-5238
US trip: Miscellaneous small towns, harbor; "Night," wrecked car, car show, train station
Box 26 Sheet No. 1438-1459A Row 5239-5454
Composer?
Box 26 Row 5306-5310
Rodeo, church
Box 26
Reservation (Sioux?) ranch
Box 26 Sheet No. 1446-1452
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1452-1454 Row 5402-5422
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1456-1459A Row 5442-5445, 5455-5470
Roy Harris at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, 1967, Feb.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1459B Row 5472-5475
New York: Auto show
Box 26 Sheet No. 1459B-1461 Row 5476-5497
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1461-1473 Row 5498-5617
Brooklyn Sunday School parade, 1967
Box 26 Sheet No. 1473-1476 Row 5618-5644
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1476-1512 Row 5645-6003
Composers, including William Shuman, New York City, 1967, June
Box 26 Sheet No. 1479-1482 Row 5671-5708
William Sydman, New York City, 1967, July
Box 26 Sheet No. 1500-1503 Row 5881-5915
William Shuman, Greenwich, Conn., 1967, July
Box 26 Sheet No. 1503-1505 Row 5915-5934
John Cage, New York City, Stoney Pt., N.Y., 1967, June
Box 26 Sheet No. 1505-1509 Row 5935-5979
Earl Brown, New York City, 1967, Dec.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1510-1512 Row 5980-6003
Brooklyn: Downtown crowds, 1967, Dec.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1512-1516 Row 6004-6045
New York City: Custom car show
Box 26 Sheet No. 1516;1519 Row 6046-6048; 6070-6074
Brooklyn: Fulton St.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1517-1522 Row 6049-6109
Composers
Box 26 Sheet No. 1523-1534 Row 6110-6222
Samuel Barber, Mt. Kisco, N.Y., 1968, May
Box 26 Sheet No. 1523-1526 Row 6110-6141
Party after concert at Hunter University, 1968
Box 26 Sheet No. 1526 Row 6142-6149
John Cage, including interview by Arlene Francis and with Allison Higgens, Something Else Press at Jasper Johns; with Merce Cunningham, Caroline Brown, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, David Behrman--Electric Circus set up, John Kobler performance of Reunion, 1968
Box 26 Sheet No. 1527-1534 Row 6150-6222
Brooklyn: Myrtle Ave.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1531 Row 6193-6194
Composers: Hugo Weisgall, Great Rock, N.Y., 1968, May
Box 26 Sheet No. 1534-1536 Row 6223-6249
New York state (Walt Whitman's grave)
Box 26 Sheet No. 1537-1538 Row 6250-6262
New York City: Parade? lines; Robert Kennedy buttons
Box 26 Sheet No. 1538-1542 Row 6263-6309
Brooklyn: Myrtle Ave., 1968, Oct.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1543 Row 6310-6319
New York City: Bodybuilders; Diane Arbus
Box 26 Sheet No. 1544-1546 Row 6320-6349
Joan Crawford; Edith Head, 1969, Jan.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1547-1549 Row 6352-6357
Gallery opening for Edith Head
Box 26 Row 6360-6371
Brooklyn: Myrtle Ave., 1969., Feb., Snow, day and night
Box 26 Sheet No. 1549-1554 Row 6372-6429
New York: Auto show, 1969, Apr.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1555-1556 Row 6430-6436; 6440-6441
[Female]
Box 26 Sheet No. 1555 Row 6437-6439
Hays, Kansas: Office of Social Security; Hadley Hospital, 1969, May
Box 26 Sheet No. 1556-1557 Row 6442-6454
Philipsburg, Kansas: Gery Hana field rep., Social Security; Courthouse; Norton, Kansas: including home of Mrs. Clara Byrd; Alan Meskimenn, field rep.; Ness City, Bondurant, Grain Co., Wendel Rohl, worker; 1969, May
Box 26 Sheet No. 1557-1566 Row 6455-6549
Hays, Kansas: Social Security: Fort Hays College; McCunningham; Myrtle Walker; Mr. R.E. Ekey and Paul Young, head of office of Social Security; Harold Kraus; Norton, Kansas: Mr. and Mrs. Rymph; Mr. and Mrs. Ostrum; Harold Elder; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kraus and son; Anton Herl and Leo Rajewski, 1969
Box 26 Sheet No. 1567-1573 Row 6550-6612
Kansas City, Mo., 1969, June
Box 26 Sheet No. 1573 Row 6613-6615
Norton State Hospital, Kansas, 1969, May (some duplicates)
Box 26 Sheet No. 1573-1578 Row 6616-6669
Brooklyn: Myrtle Ave., 1969
Box 26 Sheet No. 1579-1586 Row 6670-6749
Miscellaneous unknown; photographer photographing self [Gedney?]; New York City: Tests
Box 26 Sheet No. 1587-1589 Row 6750-6781
Agitation test for Time-Life Books Photo Series
Box 26 Sheet No. 1589
Brooklyn: Myrtle Ave.
Box 26 Sheet No. 1590-1614 Row 6782-7129
Gedney: Photographing self
Box 26 Row 6985
Brooklyn: Myrtle Ave.: El
Box 27 Sheet No. 1615-1619 Row 7130-7174
Farm?: Cows
Box 27 Sheet No. 1619-1620 Row 7175-7181
People: Miscellaneous, possibly people upstairs; Adrienne Lobel; Lobel family; Eric Hoffer; Lili Osborn
Box 27 Sheet No. 1620-1624 Row 7182-7230
Nudes: Pratt Institute, Higgens Hall, Tina, 1972, Apr. (Nudes continued on contact sheet 1736, Row 7280)
Box 27 Sheet No. 1625-1629 Row 7231-7279
Kentucky, 1972, Aug.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1630-1692 Row 7280-7918
"Night": Knoxville, 1972, Aug.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1692-1700 Row 7919-7999
Myrtle Ave.: Test at playground, 1972?, Aug. 2
Box 27 Sheet No. 1701 Row 8000-8009
"Night," 1972
Box 27 Sheet No. 1702-1710 Row 8010-8100
Miscellaneous: People; Brooklyn; Pratt Institute?; Eric Hoffer and Lili Osborn; Election campaign headquarters: Lowenstein for Congress; Palm trees, 1972?
Box 27 Sheet No. 1711-1716 Row 8102-8161
Brooklyn Sunday School parade
Box 27 Sheet No. 1717-1718 Row 8162-8178
Brooklyn?
Box 27 Sheet No. 1718-1719 Row 8178-8190
Park
Box 27 Sheet No. 1719-1723 Row 8190-8226
Miscellaneous unidentified: Urban; roof, Myrtle Ave.; people, family; Brooklyn: Pratt Institute?
Box 27 Sheet No. 1723-1726 Row 8227-8261
Gedney?: Photographing self
Box 27 Row 8232
Parade
Box 27 Sheet No. 1727 Row 8262-8265
Brooklyn, 1971, July
Box 27 Row 8266-8271
Brooklyn: Photographers and Urban
Box 27 Sheet No. 1728-1729 Row 8272-8289
Indian paintings
Box 27 Sheet No. 1729-1730 Row 8290-8295
Nude: Adrienne Lobel?, 1973, Mar.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1730-1733 Row 8296-8325
Brooklyn: Snow
Box 27 Sheet No. 1733 Row 8326-8331
Copy of snapshots
Box 27 Sheet No. 1734 Row 8332-8334
Indian art
Box 27 Sheet No. 1734-1735 Row 8335-8351
Nude (continued from Contact sheets 1625-1629)
Box 27 Sheet No. 1736 Row 8352-8355
Brooklyn, 1975
Box 27 Sheet No. 1736-1740 Row 8356-8398
Catskill and Granville, N.Y., 1975
Box 27 Sheet No. 1741 Row 8399-8403
Coney Island, 1975
Box 27 Sheet No. 1741-1742 Row 8404-8418
Catskill, N.Y., 1975, July
Box 27 Sheet No. 1743-1746 Row 8419-8458
Brooklyn, 1975, July
Box 27 Sheet No. 1747-1748 Row 8459-8478
Nude: Adrienne Lobel?
Box 27 Sheet No. 1749 Row 8479-8484
Miscellaneous unknown
Box 27 Sheet No. 1750 Row 8485-8492
Brooklyn, including Vanderbuilt Ave., 1974; "Night" test, 1975, Sept.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1751-1762 Row 8493-8588
Coney Island?, beach
Box 27 Sheet No. 1759-1761
Gedney?
Box 27 Sheet No. 1760
New York City: Test of new lens, 1976, Jan.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1763 Row 8589-8590
Bethlehem, Penn.: some "Night," 1975, Sept.; 1976, Sept.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1763-1769 Row 8591-8646
North Omstead and Cleveland, Ohio, 1975, Sept.-Oct.;
Box 27 Sheet No. 1769-1782 Row 8646-8733
Chicago, 1975, Oct.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1776-1777; 1779-1782 Row 8714-8720
San Francisco, includes "Night," 1975, Nov.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1782-1807 Row 8734-8766
Eric Hoffer and Lili Osborn
Box 27 Row 8767-8987
Gay Motorcycle/10th Annual CMC Carnival
Box 27 Sheet No. 1794-1798 Row 8864-8906
San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1806-1807
Redwood City, Calif., 1975, Dec.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1807-1809 Row 8988-9008
Los Angeles, 1975, Dec.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1809-1830 Row 9009-9194
San Francisco: Eric Hoffer and Lili Osborn, 1975, Dec.; "Night," 1976, Jan.
Box 27 Sheet No. 1830-1848 Row 9195-9360
Gedney photographing self
Box 27 Row 9243
Disneyland; Los Angeles; Movie sets?
Box 27 Sheet No. 1845-1846
Gay march and rally, New York City, 1977, June 24
Box 28 Sheet No. 1849-1855 Row 9361-9423
New York City
Box 28 Sheet No. 1854 Row 9414-9420
Nudes: Pratt Studio: Patricia Keay; Nanie Morris, 1977, Oct. 25
Box 28 Sheet No. 1855-1859 Row 9425-9455
New York City: Central Park
Box 28 Sheet No. 1860-1862 Row 9456-9482
Nudes: 1977, Nov. 9
Box 28 Sheet No. 1862-1867 Row 9483-9530
Peter Bellamy: Lens test, 1976, Feb. 28
Box 28 Sheet No. 1867-1868 Row 9531-9541
New York City?
Box 28 Sheet No. 1868 Row 9541-9544
Nudes: Pratt Institute: Ross Calabrero, 1978, July 14
Box 28 Sheet No. 1869-1876 Row 9545-9615
Gay march and rally, New York City, 1978, June 25
Box 28 Sheet No. 1876-1877 Row 9616-9634
Paris, 1978
Box 28 Sheet No. 1878-1917 Row 9635-10034
Nudes: Pratt Institute, 1978, Oct. 12
Box 28 Sheet No. 1918-1921 Row 10035-10073
Brooklyn: Carnival, 1978, Sept. 4
Box 28 Sheet No. 1922 Row 10074-10085
Paris
Box 28 Sheet No. 1923-1925 Row 10086-10113
New York City
Box 28 Sheet No. 1926-1932 Row 10114-10182
Gay rally, 1978
Box 28 Row 10132
Damaged negatives: Revolutionary War Reenactment, New York, St. Patrick's Day Parade, 1976
Box 28 Sheet No. 1932-1935 Row 10183-10214
Gay march and rally, New York City, 1979, June 24
Box 28 Sheet No. 1936-1940 Row 10215-10264
Coney Island; Evangelists; 1979, July
Box 28 Sheet No. 1941-1943 Row 10265-10289
Damaged negatives: Revolutionary War Reenactment, 1976
Box 28 Sheet No. 1943 Row 10290-10294
Party
Box 28 Sheet No. 1944 Row 1-10
Nudes: Cooper Union, New York City; Nancy Smither; Aline de Montfout; Lisa DeAngelis; 1980,Nov. 13
Box 28 Sheet No. 1945-1949
50th Anniversary party
Box 28 Sheet No. 1950-1951
Pigeons
Box 28 Sheet No. 1951-1952
Coney Island?
Box 28 Sheet No. 1952
Revolutionary War Reenactment
Box 28 Sheet No. 1953-1957
Central Park, 1980, Sept. 13
Box 28 Sheet No. 1958-1962
New York City Marathon
Box 28 Sheet No. 1963-1967
The drawings of Pontormo
Box 28 Sheet No. 1968-1972
Good Friday; East Tremont, Bronx; Procession, St. Joseph's Parish, 1981, April 17
Box 28 Sheet No. 1973 to 1980-6
Metropolitan Museum, 1981
Box 28 Sheet No. 1980 Row 7-10
Marathon
Sheet No. 1981 Row 1-2
Gay march and rally, New York City, 1981, June 28
Box 28 Row 3-6
New York City
Box 28 Row 7-9
Gay march and rally, New York City, 1981, June 28
Box 28 Sheet No. 1981-10 to 1985-2
Central Park Folk Dance, 1981, June 28
Box 28 Sheet No. 1985 Row 3-7
[Mothers and babies]
Box 28 Sheet No. 1985-8 to 1986-10
Nudes: Cooper Union; Laurie Spivack, Wendy Roberts, 1981, Oct. 3
Box 28 Sheet No. 1987 to 1991-2
Gay march and rally, 1981, June 28
Box 28 Sheet No. 1991 Row 3-5
[Christmas party]
Box 28 Sheet No. 1991-6 to 1994-2
Nudes: Cooper Union; Laurie Spivack, 1982, Feb. 1
Box 28 Sheet No. 1994-3 to 1995
Andre Kertesy at Cooper Union, 1982, March 18
Sheet No. 1996
Nudes: Laurie Spivack and Kasanndra, 1982, Apr. 17
Box 28 Sheet No. 1997 to 2002-5
Brooklyn, 1982, Apr.
Box 28 Sheet No. 2002 Row 6-10
Nudes: Pratt Institute; Bev Sandwith andShona Wilson, 1982, Apr. 24
Box 28 Sheet No. 2003 to 2007-5
Nudes: Cooper Union; Laurie Spivack, Kasanndra, 1982, Apr. 17
Box 28 Sheet No. 2007-6 to 2008-1
Anita Lobel; Brooklyn, 1982, Sept. 11
Box 28 Sheet No. 2008-2 to 2009-7
Nudes: Pratt Institute; Suzanne Cosby and Bina Sharif, 1982, Oct. 2
Box 28 Sheet No. 2009-8 to 2013
Paris, 1982, summer
Box 29 Sheet No. 2014 to 2085-2
Halloween, New York City, Parade in Village, 1982
Box 29 Sheet No. 2085-3 to 2087-2
Lobels, Christmas party, 1982, Dec. 25
Box 29 Sheet No. 2987-3 to 2089-7
Nudes: Cooper Union; Taula Makonlahti and Katheryn Medenos, 1983, Feb. 25
Box 29 Sheet No. 2089-8 to 2092-1
Brooklyn; "Night," 1983, Feb. 25
Box 29 Sheet No. 2092-2 to 2093-9
Chicago, 1975
Box 29 Sheet No. 2093-10
Art: Kirchner; Beckman; Schad, 1983, Mar.
Box 29 Sheet No. 2094 to 2098
East Tremont Bronx, Procession, 1983, April
Box 29 Sheet No. 2099 to 2104-6
Subway, 1983, Apr.
Box 29 Sheet No. 2104 Row 7-8
Nude: male
Box 29 Sheet No. 2104-9 to 2106-8
Nudes: Pratt Institute Studio; Rahashuin Aba Akmid; Laurie Spivack; Denise Beauchamps; Kathryn Medenos, 1983, Apr. 30
Box 29 Sheet No. 2107 to 2112-4
Brooklyn Bridge Centennial parade, 1983, May 24
Box 29 Sheet No. 2112-5 to 2118-7
Gay march and rally, New York City, 1983, June 26
Box 29 Sheet No. 2118-8 to 2127-9
Brighton, England, 1974,summer
Box 29 Sheet No. 2127 Row 10
Halloween, New York City, Parade in Village, 1983, Oct. 31
Box 29 Sheet No. 2128 Row 1-10
Nudes: Cooper Union; Ruth Weitman and Cindy Pack, 1983, Dec. 5
Box 29 Sheet No. 2129-1 to 2131-4
Brooklyn, Tod Smith test of Sumilux lens 1.4; 1976, Feb.
Box 29 Sheet No. 2131 Row 5-10
Nudes: Cooper Union; Ruth Weitman and Betsy Witham, 1984, March 19
Box 29 Sheet No. 2132-1 to 2135-6
Old negatives; Lens test, Denosis Barna[?], 1970?
Box 29 Sheet No. 2135 Row 7-10
Nudes
Box 29 Sheet No. 2136-2137
Gay march and rally
Box 29 Sheet No. 2138-2140
Ireland, 1974
Box 29 Sheet No. 1-44 Row 1-306
London, 1974
Box 29 Sheet No. 45-60 Row 307-c. 415
Brighton, 1974
Box 29 Sheet No. 60-72 Row c. 415-c. 497
London, 1974
Box 29 Sheet No. 72-73 Row c. 497-508
Old Delhi, India, 1969, Dec.
Box 30 Sheet No. 1-4 Row 1-27
New Delhi, India, 1969, Nov.
Box 30 Sheet No. 5-8 Row 28-49
Old Delhi, India, Sikh parade; 1969, Nov.-Dec.
Box 30 Sheet No. 8-11 Row 50-71
Benares, India, 1969-1971
Box 30 Sheet No. 12-112 Row 72-883
Benares, India, 1969-1971
Box 31 Sheet No. 113-338 Row 884-2714
Benares, India, 1969-1971
Box 31 Sheet No. 339 Row 8122-8127
Calcutta, India, 1979-1980
Box 32 Sheet No. 1-150
Calcutta, India, 1979-1980
Box 33 Sheet No. 151-243

Arranged into two sections: Proofs (boxes 34-60) and Work Prints (boxes 61-63). The proof prints are generally 5x7", and were the first prints created from selected negatives; the work prints were then a further selection from the proof prints, and are typically 8x10".

Boxes 34-35 are arranged in rough chronological order. Boxes 36-43 are arranged by contact sheet numbers (nos. 1-2137), or row numbers when listed (nos. 6 to 10294), which roughly coincide with chronological order. Box 44 contains proofs from the "Night" series and are arranged in row number order. Box 45 contains a separate number sequence of proofs of England and Ireland. Boxes 46-60 contain a separate number sequence of proofs of India: Boxes 46 through part of 54 contain images of Benares, India and Boxes 54-60 contain images of Calcutta. See also Users' Pathfinder Note in this collection inventory.

1954-1959: Brooklyn, Contact sheets 1-24
Box 34
1955-1959: Brooklyn, (old negatives)
Box 34
1962, Oct.: Johannessen, Grant
Box 34
1968, Sept.: Nude male
Box 34
Brooklyn and miscellaneous
Box 34
Children on stage
Box 34
Coney Island
Box 34
Salvation Army, destroyed negatives
Box 34
St. Joseph's School for the Deaf
Box 34
1955, Aug.: Farm (3.5x5 inch prints)
Box 35
1955-1961: Farm, (4 folders)

Prints range in size from 5x7 to 8x10 inches.

Box 35
1970s: Proof series for school demo, West Indian girl dancing, from contact sheet 1761
Box 35
Brooklyn Bridge
Box 36 Sheet No. 1-11 Row 6-39 to 7630
Brooklyn, 1959
Box 36 Sheet No. 11 Row 107-20 to 110-21
Farm
Box 36 Sheet No. 12-29 Row 261 to 305
Washington Market
Box 36 Sheet No. 31-45 Row 451 to 520
Bar
Box 36 Sheet No. 46-61 Row 532-1 to 613-4
Italian Festival
Box 36 Sheet No. 69-75 Row 684-10 to 701-5
Lindner, Richard, 1955, Feb. 1
Box 36 Sheet No. 80 Row 788-1 to 788-24
Kentucky, 1964
Box 36 Sheet No. 1004-1028 Row 1028-28 to 1250-35
U.S. trip, San Francisco
Box 36 Sheet No. 1029-1091 Row 1445-2 to 1813-28
San Francisco
Box 37 Sheet No. 1072-1091 Row 1814-35 to 1887-7
Composers; Eva Hoose, Librarian; Miss Wooster
Box 37 Sheet No. 1092-1243 Row 1889-24 to 3304-35
Flower Show, 1966, March
Box 37 Sheet No. 1244-1245 Row 3307-17 to 3320-10
Composers
Box 37 Sheet No. 1245-1247 Row 3320-12 to 3339-2
Car shows
Box 37 Sheet No. 1248-1253 Row 3340-7 to 3373-18
New York, "Night," Train show
Box 37 Sheet No. 1248-1253 Row 3374-21 to 3392-31
Composers
Box 37 Sheet No. 1253-1256 Row 3394-30 to 3429-25
School teacher, Muriel Wooster?; Eva Hoose?
Box 37 Sheet No. 1257-1258 Row 3430-1 to 3452-31
U.S. trip, including Monastery
Box 37 Sheet No. 1258-1292 Row 3453B-29 to 3752-31
Composers
Box 37 Sheet No. 1292-1300 Row 3755-9 to 3829-23
Composers
Box 38 Sheet No. 1300-1338 Row 3829-25 to 4142-0
Indian Reservation
Box 38 Sheet No. 1335-1337 Row 4143-17 to 4188-31
Composers
Box 38 Sheet No. 1338-1341 Row 4189-4 to 4216-37
U.S. trip
Box 38 Sheet No. 1341-1348 Row 4217-0 to 4292-9
San Francisco
Box 38 Sheet No. 1348-1350 Row 4293-14 to 4313-6
Composers
Box 38 Sheet No. 1350-1354 Row 4315 to 4365-11
San Francisco
Box 38 Sheet No. 1354-1358 Row 4366-15 to 4397-3
Composers
Box 38 Sheet No. 1358-1364 Row 4429-27 to 4435-29
San Francisco
Box 38 Sheet No. 1362-1403 Row 4444-6 to 4879-17
Composers
Box 38 Sheet No. 1403-1404 Row 4880-20 to 4884-25
San Francisco
Box 38 Sheet No. 1404-1410 Row 4885-30 to 4946-9
Composers
Box 39 Sheet No. 1410-1437 Row 4947-18 to 5221-25
U.S. trip/Composers
Box 39 Sheet No. 1438-1446 Row 5240-26 to 5314-20
Sioux Reservation, SD
Box 39 Sheet No. 1146-1452 Row 5326-24 to 5401-29
Composers/U.S. trip
Box 39 Sheet No. 1452-1459B Row 5402-31 to 5477-2
Car show
Box 39 Sheet No. 1459B-1461 Row 5479-12 to 5497-35
Composers
Box 39 Sheet No. 1461-1473 Row 5498-4 to 5617-26
Brooklyn Sunday School Parade
Box 39 Sheet No. 1473-1476 Row 5618-35 to 5644-17
Composers
Box 39 Sheet No. 1476-1512 Row 5645-41 to 5996-27
Crowds, motorcycles
Box 40 Sheet No. 1512-1522 Row 6004-32 to 6109-37
Composers
Box 40 Sheet No. 1523-1536 Row 6110-4 to 6249-34
New York, including Joan Crawford
Box 40 Sheet No. 1547-1614 Row 6351-36 to 6980
Nudes, 1972, April 12
Box 40 Sheet No. 1625-1-0 to 1736-4-1
Kentucky, 1972; New York, U.S. towns
Box 40 Sheet No. 1747-1767 Row 7374-29, 8466-0 to 8617
Night
Box 40 Sheet No. 1767-1784 Row 8620 to 8810
Eric Hoffer and Lili Osborn
Box 40 Sheet No. 1785-1-1 to 1790-9-6
Gay motorcycle carnival, San Francisco
Box 40 Sheet No. 1794 to 1798 Row 8864 to 8906
Eric Hoffer and Lili Osborn
Box 40 Sheet No. 1800-2-1 to 1832-2-6 Row 8907 to 8965
Gay March and Rally, New York City, 1977, June 24
Box 40 Sheet No. 1849 to 1855
Nudes, 1977
Box 40 Sheet No. 1855 to 1867 Row 9425 to 9530
Nude male, 1978, July 14
Box 41 Sheet No. 1869 to 1875
Gay march and rally, New York City, 1978, June
Sheet No. 1876 to 1877, 1927
Paris, 1978
Box 41 Sheet No. 1878-1917 Row 9638-2 to 10033-6
Nudes, 1978
Box 41 Sheet No. 1918-1921 Row 10037-10073
Brooklyn
Box 42 Sheet No. 1922 Row 10074-2 to 10085-6
Paris
Box 42 Sheet No. 1923-1925 Row 10088-2 to 10113-5
New York
Box 42 Sheet No. 1926-1935 Row 10114-3 to 10214-4
Gay March and Rally, New York City, 1979
Box 42 Sheet No. 1936-1940
Coney Island, Brooklyn, 1979
Box 42 Sheet No. 1941-1943 Row 10266-5 to 10294-1
Nudes, 1980
Box 42 Sheet No. 1945-1949
Good Friday Procession, East Tremont, Bronx, 1981
Box 42 Sheet No. 1973 to 1981-9-3
Gay March and Rally, New York City, 1981
Box 42 Sheet No. 1981 to 1985-10-5
Nudes, 1981
Box 42 Sheet No. 1987 to 1997
Andre Kertesy at Cooper Union
Box 42 Sheet No. 1996-3-4 to 1997-7-3
Nudes, 1982
Box 42 Sheet No. 1996 to 2008
A. Lobel
Box 42 Sheet No. 2008-4-1 to 2008-10-6
Nudes, 1982
Box 42 Sheet No. 2009 to 2013
Paris, 1982
Box 43 Sheet No. 2014-1-1 to 2094-1-6
Halloween, New York City, Village Parade, 1982
Box 43 Sheet No. 2085 to 2087
Lobels, Christmas party, 1982, Dec. 25
Box 43 Sheet No. 2087 to 2089
Nudes, 1983
Box 43 Sheet No. 2089-2092
Night, Brooklyn, 1983
Box 43 Sheet No. 2092 to 2093
Good Friday procession, East Tremont, Bronx, 1983
Box 43 Sheet No. 2099 to 2104
Subway, New York City, 1983
Box 43 Sheet No. 2104
Nudes, 1983
Box 43 Sheet No. 2104 to 2112
Brooklyn Bridge Centennial Parade, 1983
Box 43 Sheet No. 2112 to 2120
Gay March and Rally, New York City, 1983
Box 43 Sheet No. 2118-8-10 to 2127-10-1
Halloween
Box 43 Sheet No. 2128-2-5 to 2128-10-5
Nudes
Box 43 Sheet No. 2129 to 2135
Coney Island
Box 43 Sheet No. 2136-8-6 to 2137-10-5
Row nos. 16 and 1023-12 to 8100-33, Contact sheets 2 and 1003 to 1710 (6 folders)
Box 44
Gas station, unnumbered, undated
Box 44
Row nos. 1-2 to 506-24, Contact sheets 1-73
Box 45
First trip, unnumbered, undated
Box 46
Row nos. 1429-5 to 1495-9
Box 46
Row nos. 142-6 to 2180-32
(6 folders)
Box 46
Row nos. 2181-37 to 2686-28
(3 folders)
Box 47
Unnumbered
Box 47
Row nos. 74-2 to 406-24
(2 folders)
Box 47
Row nos. 425-3 to 1246-1
(6 folders)
Box 48
Row nos. 1254-1 to 1628-25
(6 folders)
Box 49
Row nos. 1630-34 to 1859-13
(6 folders)
Box 50
Row nos. 1860-15 to 2099-5
(6 folders)
Box 51
Row nos. 2100-7 to 2459-18
(6 folders)
Box 52
Row nos. 2460-21 to 2689-34; 8122-5 to 8127-34
(3 folders)
Box 53
Proof prints for book project dummies[?] (numbered by Rubenstein Library staff): [1a to 130a]
(2 folders)
Box 53
Proof prints for book project dummies[?], (numbered by Rubenstein Library staff): [1 to 160]
Box 53
Proof prints for book project dummies[?], (numbered by Rubenstein Library staff): [161 to 240]
Box 54
Contact sheets Cal 4-1-2 to Cal 189-10-1 (8.5x11)
Box 54
Contact sheets Cal 1-1-4 to Cal 46-10-6 (5x7)
Box 55
Contact sheets Cal 47-1-2 to Cal 95-10-3 (5x7)
Box 56
Contact sheets Cal 96-1-2 to Cal 146-10-5 (5x7)
Box 57
Contact sheets Cal 147-1-2 to Cal 187-10-3 (5x7)
Box 58
Contact sheets Cal 188-1-2 to Cal 235-10-6 (5x7)
Box 59
Contact sheets Cal 236-1-5 to Cal 243-7-2 (5x7)
(2 folders)
Box 60

Work prints are typically 8x10 inches. Arranged by subject and then by contact sheet number (roughly corresponds to chronological order).

Benares, Holi Festival, 1969-1971: Row nos. 2688-3 to 2714
(3 folders)
Box 60
Kentucky, 1972: Row nos. 851, 5730, 7281-10 to 7520-27, contact sheets 1630-1692
(6 folders)
Box 61
Kentucky, 1972: Row nos. 7521-32 to 7745-3, Contact sheets 1630-1692
(6 folders)
Box 62
Kentucky, 1972: Row nos. 7746 to 7918-35, Contact sheets 1630-1692
(6 folders)
Box 63
Knoxville Night,1972: Row nos. 7927-11 to 7999-5, Contact sheets 1692-1700
Box 63
Brooklyn, Myrtle Ave., ca. 1972: Row nos. 8000-12 to 8009-21, contact sheet 1701
Box 63
Night, 1960s,1972: Row nos. 3739-37; 8012-17 to 8099-28, Contact sheets 1291, 1702-1710
Box 63

Contains larger black-and-white photographic prints, the bulk of which measure 11x14 inches. Gedney designated teh status of the prints in the following ways: finished/archival prints, seconds, rejects, trial prints, and mounted. Some prints were not marked by Gedney and are referred to as undesignated. Boxes 64-65 are in chronological order. Boxes 66-67 contain undated mounted prints from scenes at the St. Joseph's School for the Deaf. Box 68 holds finished archival prints of various subjects arranged by contact sheet numbers and/or row numbers which Gedney had written on the backs of the prints. Boxes 69-70 contain seconds, rejects, trial prints, and undesignated prints of various subjects arranged by contact sheet numbers and/or row numbers which Gedney had written on the backs of the prints.

Boxes 71-72 contain prints in the "Farm" series. The "archival" prints are numbered by Gedney's later system that utilized contact sheet numbers and row numbers that refer to negatives. (Print F432A is also numbered in this system.) For the non-archival prints, the numbering system is not effective; see the contact sheets in Box 24 (the numbering system is not effective for searching these non-archival images.)

Boxes 73-85 are arranged in rough chronological order which coincides with Gedney's arrangement of numbered contact sheets. Boxes 86-92 are images of Benares and Calcutta, India. Gedney gave the Benares images two different number series. The I series numbers refer to row numbers on the contact sheets. The B series refers directly to the contact sheet numbers.

See also the Users' Pathfinder Note in this collection inventory.

Albany, N.Y.
Box 64
Brooklyn, Brooklyn Gospel Revival, Ernestine Washington: BR 14-12 (several unnumbered)
Box 64
New Orleans
Box 64
1950s: Walt Whitman poem
Box 65
1950s-1960s: Summer stock: S-1 to S-23 (several unnumbered)
Box 65
1968, Sept., undated: Nude male
Box 65
1983, Mar., undated: Graphic Art Works; Trial prints, Drawings of Pontormo; Kirchner, Beckman, Schad: Contact sheets 1968 to 1972; 2094 to 2098
Box 65
undated, Unidentified subjects
Box 65
undated, Mounted prints: SJ 11-43to SJ 212-5 (several unnumbered)
Box 66
n.d., Mounted prints (several unnumbered)
Box 67
BR10, Contact sheets 1053 to 2194-45, Row nos.1557-15 to 10267, subjects include: Brooklyn, U.S. Trip, Flower show, Car show, Sunday School Parade, Diane Arbus, Norton State Hospital, Nudes, Gay March and Rally, Coney Island, Good Friday, New York City
Box 68
BR10, Row nos. 108 to 6376-29, Contact sheets 11 to 1549, subjects include: Washington Market, Brooklyn Gospel Revival, Bar, Italian Festival, Richard Lindner, U.S. Trip, California, Detroit, Chicago, Car show, Night, South Dakota Indian reservation, Sunday School Parade, Walt Whitman's grave, Muscle show, Diane Arbus, Brooklyn, New York City
Box 69
Row nos. 6445-33 to 10276, Contact sheets 1556 to 1943 and 1876-3-3 to 2137-9-6; subjects include: Social Security Contact Station, Philipsburg, Norton State Hospital, William G. Gedney, Dancing woman, Paris, New York, Night, Gay March and Rally, Nudes, and Coney Island
Box 70
Early mounted prints: F2-7 to F23-6-4, [see description of series for access to Farm negatives and Contact sheets]
Box 71
Early mounted prints: F24-6-14 to F29-5-43, one unnumbered [see description of series for access to Farm negatives and Contact sheets]
Box 72
Archival prints: Row nos. F257 to F413, Contact sheets 12 to 29
Box 72
Undesignated: Row no. F432A, contact sheet 29, unnumbered
Box 72
Undesignated: F20-6, several unnumbered images and images numbered 32-72 [see Users Pathfinder for access to "Farm" negatives and Contact sheets]
Box 72
1962: Washington Market, Mounted prints: Row nos. 451-530, Contact sheets 31-45 (ignore Wm numbers on prints)

The earliest work after the Farm series depicts scenes in Brooklyn and New York City, as well as early photo shoots in Kentucky.

Box 73
1959-1960: Bar, O'Rourke's, Mounted prints: Row nos. 550-23 to 613-6, Contact sheets 46 to 61 (ignore R numbers on prints)
Box 74
1960-1962: Italian Festival, San Gennaro, Mounted prints: Row nos. 684-747, Contact sheets 69-75 (ignore ITF numbers on prints)
Box 74
1964, Kentucky: Mounted prints: Row nos. 1016-6-7 to 1210-22-24, Contact sheets 1003 to 1025
Box 75
Mounted Prints: Row nos. 1211-26 to 1250-32, Contact sheets 1025 to 1029, 4 unnumbered
Box 76
Archival prints: Row nos. 1125 to 1209, Contact sheets 1015 to 1025
Box 76
Prints from the Museum of Modern Art Show: Row nos. 1046-9 to 1239-34, Contact sheets 1006 to 1027, several unnumbered
Box 76
1964, Kentucky: Reject prints: Row nos. 1046-9 to 1239-34, contact sheets 1006 to 1027
Box 77
1964, Kentucky: Reject Prints: Unnumbered
Box 78
1965-1968: Composers, Finished Prints, Museum of Modern Art Show

1st, 2nds, rejects: Row nos. 1900-23 to 6248-31, Contact sheets 1092 to 1536 (see box for list of composers).

Box 79
1966-1983: Night, Finished prints, Row nos. 1857-39 to 8815-41; Contact sheets 1334-10-4 to 2093-3-1 (several unnumbered)
Box 80
1966-1967: San Francisco Museum of Art Show, 1sts, 2nds, rejects: Row nos. 1703-20 to 5207-28, Contact sheets 1072 to 1436, several unnumbered
Box 81
Seconds, selects, poly prints, rejects: Row nos. 1703-20 to 1855-15, Contact sheets 1072 to 1091, several unnumbered
Box 81
1966-1967: San Francisco: Seconds, selects, poly prints, rejects: Row nos. 4296-31 to 5207-28, Contact sheets 1348 to 1437
Box 82
1972, Kentucky: Archival prints: Row nos. 7310-14 to 7746-11, contact sheets 1630 to 1692
Box 83
Poly prints, seconds rejects: Row nos. 7441-2 to 7877-3, Contact sheets 1630 to 1692, several unnumbered
Box 84
Archival prints: Row nos. 7802-10 to 7910-32, Contact sheets 1630 to 1692
Box 84
1974, Ireland and England: Row nos. 56-1 to 603-35, Contact sheets 1 to 73, unnumbered
Box 85
1978-1982, Paris: Row nos. 9648-2 to 10108, Contact sheets 1878 to 1925 and 2033-10-5 to 2065-9-5, several unnumbered
Box 85
Archival prints, I series: Row nos. I2-to I1045-3, Contact sheets 1 to 133
Box 86
Archival prints, I series: Row nos. I1075-6 to I2247-33, Contact sheets 136 to 283
Box 87
Archival prints, I series: Row nos. I2252-19 to I3075-6, Contact sheets 283 to 338
Box 88
Firsts, seconds, rejects, selections, poly prints, undesignated, I series: Row nos. I142 to I2694-37, Contact sheets 8 to 336, several unnumbered
Box 88
Seconds and rejects, I series: Row nos. I2 to I985-4, Contact sheets 1 to 125, several unnumbered
Box 89
Seconds and rejects, I series: Row nos. I1003-2 to I1791-12, Contact sheets 127 to 227
Box 90
Seconds and rejects, I series: Row nos. I1832-13 to I3075-6, Contact sheets 232 to 338
Box 91
Finished archival prints, B series: Contact sheets B24-4-3 to B283-4-2
Box 92
Firsts, seconds, rejects, undesignated, B series: Contact sheets B24-4-3 to B228-2-6
Box 92
Finished archival prints: Contact sheets Cal 4-1-2 to Cal 220-10-2
Box 92
Firsts, seconds, rejects, undesignated: Contact sheets Cal 4-1-2 to Cal 220-10-2
Box 92
1955, Aug.: Cooperstown primitive paintings
Box 93
1955-1958: William G. Gedney (subject)
Box 93
1955-1959: Brooklyn (old negatives)
Box 93
1959-1960: Bar
Box 93
Brooklyn
Box 93
Brooklyn Bridge, proofs?, Row nos. 16-3 to 106-18, Contact sheets 1 to 11
Box 93
1964: Kentucky, Row nos. 1216-11 to 1251, Contact sheets 1025 to 1028
Box 93
1969-1980: India: Contact sheets B24-4-3 to B121-2-1; Row nos. 1292A-6; 2241-36, unnumbered
Box 93
1960s: Composers
Box 93
Night
Box 93
Play, unidentified
Box 93
Row nos. 3384; 5366B-13; 6331-3; 8317-35; 8370-16, 8372; 8373-14; 8373-24
(2 folders)
Box 93
Unidentified woman (see unnumbered negative series)
Box 93
Unidentified
Box 93
1965, Composers: Stefan Wolpe: Contact sheets 1201-2-6
Box 94
1969-1971, Benares, India: Row nos. I2-7 to I2498-22, Contact sheets 1 to 338
(2 folders)
Box 94
1969-1980, India: Unnumbered
Box 94
1972, Kentucky: Row nos. 7618-26A to 7887-19, Contact sheets 1630 to 1692
Box 94
1979-1980, Calcutta: Contact sheets Cal 208-1-2 to Cal 220-10-2
Box 94
1970s-1980s, Nudes: Contact sheets 2129-2-6 to 2129-6-2
Box 94
1984, Gay March and Rally, Coney Island, undated; Paris, 1982: Contact sheets1991-4-5 to 2137-9-6
Box 94
1955, Feb.: Richard Lindner teaching at Pratt Institute, Row no. 90, Contact sheet 788
Box 95
1955-1961: Farm, several unnumbered prints
Box 95
1956, June: New Orleans, unnumbered
Box 95
1959-1960: Bar, unnumbered
Box 95
1950s: Albany, unnumbered
Box 95
1950s-1960s: Brooklyn, several unnumbered prints
Box 95
1950s: Brooklyn Bridge, Row nos. 1-16 to 102-38, Contact sheets 1 to 11
Box 96
1976: San Francisco: Finished Archival Prints, Row nos. 8781-38, 8815-41, Contact sheets 1782-1790
Box 96
The drawings of Pontormo: Finished Archival Prints, Contact sheets1969-2
Box 96
1969-1971: Benares, India: Finished Archival Prints: I Series, Row nos. I 193-5, I 1797-13; B Series, Contact sheet B 228-2-6
Box 96
1979-1980: Calcutta, India: Finished Archival Prints, Contact sheets Cal 4-7-3, Cal 19-7-1, Cal 189-10-1
Box 96
1981: Gay March and Rally, New York City: Matted Archival Print, Contact sheet1991-4-5
Box 96
1984: Paris, Louvre, Delacroix Drawing Show: Matted Archival Print, Contact sheet 2033-10-5
Box 96
1982: Paris, Notre Dame roof: Matted Archival Print, Contact Sheet 2068-1-6
Box 96
1979-1980: Calcutta, India: Fruit market: Matted Archival Print, Contact sheet, Cal 213-81-
Box 96

Houses 11x14 black and white prints in 16x20 mats, featured in retrospective exhibition, "Short Distances and Definite Places: The Photographs of William Gedney" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), January 20, 2000 - May 16, 2000. Nearly all of these prints are also available in digitized form online in Duke University Library's Digital Collections.

Images from New York City and his Miscellanous Series, and some of India and Cross Country
Boxes Exhibit A-B
Images from Kentucky
Boxes Exhibit C-D
Chiefly images from Kentucky, with one each from New York and his series on Composers
Boxes Exhibit E
Images from San Francisco
Boxes Exhibit F
Images from India, Cross Country, and San Francisco
Boxes Exhibit G
Chiefly images from India, and some from San Francisco and his Miscellaneous Series
Boxes Exhibit H
Images from New York, India, and San Francisco, two images from Kentucky and Composers, and one each from Miscellaneous and Cross Country
Boxes Exhibit I

Contains what appear to be files created by Gedney for reference to his prints. In original order.

Calcutta, Paris, USA, Brooklyn, Gay Life, Kentucky, Night, Nudes, Portraits, Subway, Richard Lindner, 1954-1980s
Box 97
"Benares," 1969-1971
Box 97
Calcutta, 1979-1980: Contact sheets Cal 4-1-2 to Cal 189-10-1
Box 98
Kentucky, 1964-1972: Row nos. 1209-12, 7441-2 to 7790-2; Night: Row nos. 8619 to 8815; Paris, 1978: Row nos. 9667-3 to 10099-2; New York: Row nos. 10120-4 to 10205-1; England,: Row nos. 193-24 to 394-22
Box 98
Benares, India, 1969-1971: Row nos. I193-5 to I1768-25; Unidentified: Row nos. 6621-15 to 6621-19
Box 98
Gay Rally: Contact sheet 1991-4-5; Paris: Contact sheets 2017-2 to 2068-9-2; Nudes: Contact sheets 2136-1-4 to 2136-3-4; New York City: Contact sheets 2136-6-6 to 2137-10-2; Gay Rally: Contact sheets 2138-4-1 to 2140-6-4; Unidentified: Row no. 9906-1; Calcutta: Contact sheets Cal 208-1-2 to Cal 222-8-2
Box 98
USA, Benares, Calcutta, England, Ireland, Paris, Night, Nudes, Gay Demonstrations, New York City
Box 99
Reference cards, Paris
Box 99
Prints: Row nos. 4949-2, 7179-2, 7180-4, unnumbered
Box 99

Arranged in rough chronological order and then by subject. Some images are in color.

Farm, Kentucky, New York, Subways, Italian Festival; Selects
Box 100
Italian Festival, Kentucky, Subway, Brooklyn
Box 100
Italian Festival, Kentucky, Unidentified art
Box 100
Indian wall painting; Benares, Selects A, Rejects
Box 100
Indian wall painting, Selects, F to H
(5 folders)
Box 100
Indian glass paintings, temple on way to Lanka, Hanunon on pan shop, police temple, Siva and Parvity; Selects J
Box 100
Indian wall painting, avatars of Vishnu in grain market; Selects K
Box 100
Indian wall painting, Nahayrajas temple, D. M. Willon; Selects L
Box 100
Indian wall painting, Chouk temple; Rejects
Box 100
Indian glass painting, temple on way to Lanka, Hanunon near flour mill, Hanunon on shop wall; Rejects
Box 100
Indian wall painting; Rejects
(17 folders)
Box 100
circa 1969-circa 1982: Indian wall painting: 2 to 15
(10 folders)
Box 101
1970, Nov. 4: Indian wall painting, artwork; Selects E
Box 101
1970-1971: Krishna toys, personal collection, collected in Benares, India
Box 101
1973, May: Indian artwork, wall painting
Box 101
1976, Jan. 28: Benares wall painting, Krishnas, Chouk temple
Box 101
1976, Mar. 5: Indian wall painting, Goddess Ganga
Box 101
1976, March: Benares, toys, rejects and duplicates
Box 101
1979: Camera Work
Box 101
Slides: 1984, April: "Retrospective of work minus India"

150 mounted slides assembled by Gedney as his personal collection. Subjects taken from his labels include: Farm, Brooklyn, Bar, Kentucky, U.S. Trip, San Francisco, Composers, Norton, Kansas, England, Paris, Nudes, Gay Rally, Coney Island

Box 101
Slides: 1986, May: Benares, black-and-white
Box 101
Brooklyn, New York, color
Box 101
Night
Box 101
"Firsts, glass mounted, seconds"

Subjects include: Benares, Night, Kentucky, England, San Francisco, Paris, Detroit, Farm, Nudes, Composers, Gay Rally, Coney Island, New York.

Box 101
"Seconds"

Subjects include: Kentucky, Paris, Night, New York, Bar, Farm, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Composers, England, Norton State Hospital, U.S. trip.

Box 101
"Intro. photo, my work, non India, plus zone focusing"

subjects include: Farm, Kentucky, Brooklyn, Detroit, San Francisco, Composers, Norton State Hospital, England, Paris, Night, Nudes, Gay Rally, Coney Island, Bar.

Box 102
"Personal work"

Subjects include: Paris, Kentucky, Night, Richard Lindner, New York, U.S. Trip, San Francisco, Gay Rally, Benares, England, Norton State Hospital, Farm, Composers, Nudes.

Box 102
Slide notebook
(2 folders)
Box 102

Includes prints, proofs, contact sheets, a notebook, and printed material, all related to Gedney's experimentation with various types of techniques, film, papers, and chemicals; he documented much of this work in a notebook. Arranged in original order as received.

1975, 1983, Nov. 30: Contact sheets 1 to 3, Electronic flash test, Pratt Institute; Chicago (old negatives)
Box 103
1976, Apr. 18: Prints, Brooklyn, Easter Sunday, Vanderbuilt Ave., girls
Box 103
1979-1980: Prints, Calcutta
Box 103
1983, Mar.: Prints, still life
Box 103
1983, undated: Prints, tree and fence
Box 103
1984, Aug.-Sept.: Calcutta prints
Box 103
1984, Aug.-Sept.: New York and Paris prints
Box 103
1964, July: Contact sheets, Miscellaneous people
Box 104
1973, June 28: Proofs; Tryon, Mervin; Norton Hill, N.Y.
Box 104
1973-1983, undated: Proofs, roof, trees, and fence
Box 104
1974, undated: Prints, Myrtle Ave.; India
Box 104
1976, Apr. 18: Proofs, Easter Sunday, Vanderbuilt Ave., Brooklyn, girls
Box 104
1976, Apr. 24: Proofs: Lobel, Adrianne
Box 104
1976-1983, undated: Contact sheets, proofs
Box 104
Undated proofs: Gas station
Box 104
Undated proofs: Woman on steps
Box 104
Clippings about developers, 1981
Box 104
F-stop chart, handmade booklet, undated
Box 104
Kodak paper, chemicals, materials, film, reference,1989
Box 104
Product inserts: 1957-1984 and undated
Box 104
Product inserts: notebook, 1969-1987
Box 104
Notes, 1950s-1984 and undated
Box 104

Arranged with finished books at the beginning, followed by book dummy materials arranged by subjects, with book making materials at the end.

Benares Photographs, 1977
Box 105
Brooklyn Bridge, undated
Box 105
Homage to Downtown Brooklyn, Early project, undated
Box 105
Italian Festival, Early Project, undated
Box 105
Thirty-One Photographs, 1968
Box 106
Early Projects, Bar, 1969; Miscellaneous,1968, undated, South Dakota,1966; Formats and materials, undated
Box 106
Benares Night, 1969-1971: Contact sheets B120-8-4 to B152-4-2
(2 folders)
Box 107
Original book, 1969, Jan. 23
Box 107
1st selects, 1969, Jan. 23
Box 107
1st rejects, 1969, Jan. 23
Box 107
Book, 1966-1967
(2 folders)
Box 107
Portraits of American composer, 1966-1967
Box 107
Portraits of American composer, format, 1966-1967
Box 107
Composers, for Macmillan Company, 1966-1967
Box 108
Kentucky, 1964
(3 folders)
Box 108
Kentucky, 1972
(2 folders)
Box 108
Kentucky,1973, notes
Box 108
Myrtle Ave., undated
Box 109
1966-1967
Box 109
In order, revised 1969, Sept. 6
(2 folders)
Box 109
A Time of Youth, 1966-1967
Box 109
Youth and notes, 1969, Apr. 16, undated
Box 109
United States, Central Park, undated
Box 109
Bar, Night, Detroit, Brooklyn, Farm, Kentucky, San Francisco, U.S. Trip, Flower Show, Chicago, Composers, Bridge, undated
Box 109
Brooklyn, Summer Stock, Kentucky, undated
Box 109
Brooklyn, Bar, Chicago, Detroit, Summer Stock, undated
Box 109
Benares Photographs,1973, undated; other Benares dummy prints, undated
Box 110
Brooklyn Bridge, undated
Box 110
Kentucky, format,1973
Box 110
Myrtle Ave., 1960s-1970s
Box 110
Book Making Materials
Box 111

Contains diaries, journals, and notebooks.

Arranged alphabetically by subject or titles assigned by Gedney.

Benares, India; Japan (handmade book), 1969, Sept.-1971, Jan.
Box 112
Benares, [journal], 1970, Apr. 6-1971, Mar. 12
Box 112
Benares, 1970, Oct. 17-Nov. 8
Box 112
Bookbinding Notes 1, 1977-1984
Box 112
Bookbinding Notes Book 2, 1981-1984
Box 112
Bookbinding Notes Book 3, 1982-1983
Box 112
Bookbinding Notes Catalogue, 1981-1983
Box 113
Class Record, Cooper Union, undated
Box 113
Farm, 1950s
Box 113
Letter to Ken,1950s
Box 113
Myrtle Ave., the cities--the streets, collections, Brooklyn, Book 1, [handmade book], 1969, Apr.-Sept.
Box 113
Myrtle Avenue--Book 2, 1965, June-1979-Aug. 1
Box 113
Myrtle Avenue and Benares, India [handmade book], 1969, Aug. 20-1971, July
Box 113
Notes, subjects on Contact sheets 1312 to 1325,1794 to 1798; 1869to1875; 2014 to 2127
Box 113
Nudes, human body, 1968, Sept.
Box 113
Photography, 1965-1968
Box 113
Photography, 1969-1980
Box 113
[Photography, class record, travel], 1973-1974
Box 114
“Photography Notes,” 1979, Feb. 5-1982, Nov. 25
Box 114
Photography Technical, [handmade book], 1969-1983
Box 114
San Francisco, 1966
Box 114
[Story about two girls and their mother],1950s
Box 114
Camera Equipment, 1957-1983
Box 114
Printing Exposure Book 2, 1968
Box 114
View Camera 8x10, 1968-1976
Box 114
Transcriptions and Notes-1, [handmade book], 1971-1981
Box 114
Travel, Car,1965; India and Japan, 1969-1971; Florida,1971
Box 114
1963-1969, Aug.
Box 115
Notebook, 1971, Apr.-1972, Sept., and undated
Box 115
1979-1983, and undated
Box 115
Boxes--Their Design and Construction, Library of Congress,1982
(3 folders)

Contains biographical information on William Gedney; audio cassette tapes of interviews apparently recorded by Gedney, including interviews of Susan Sontag and Diane Arbus; legal papers; snapshots; notes; and clippings.

1968, undated
Box 116
Biographical information, 1970-1994
Box 116
Passport, 1969-1974
Box 116
Snapshots and negatives, 1940s?
Box 116

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

Arbus, Diane, interview with WNET, New York, 1971, Sept. 2
Box 116
Kertész, interview WNET, with Ben Liston, 1979, Jan. 9
Box 116
Lartique, Henri, interview Channel 31 TV, 1972, Jan. 5 (side B);
Box 116
Vishniac, Roman, 1972, Dec. 30 (side A)
Box 116
Meyerowitz, Joel, at Pratt Institute, 1978, Apr. 5
Box 116
Model, Lisette, at Pratt Institute, 1978, Mar. 22
Box 116
Pfeifer, Marcus, at Pratt Institute, 1978, Apr. 19
Box 116
Pratt Institute, [1987?]
Box 116
Sontag, Susan, undated
Box 116
Wagstaff, Sam, at Pratt Institute, 1978, Mar. 22
Box 116
Works on paper, 1950s?
Box 117

Accession (1998-0508)

(7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Accession (1998-0508) consists chiefly of William Gedney's personal papers, which include: medical papers, financial and legal papers, correspondence, grants and work related files, writings and notebooks, sketches, and paintings.

Blood Work, 1987-1988
Box 1-7
Health - Progress, 1987
Box 1-7
Health Records, 1986-1990
Box 1-7
Medical, 1978-1987
Box 1-7
Medical Clippings [AIDS], 1987-1989
Box 1-7
NYU - Bellevue Bills, 1988
Box 1-7
Zerox [sic.] of Records [Medical], 1987
Box 1-7
Automobile Ownership, 1966
Box 1-7
Bank Deposit Statements, 1986
Box 1-7
Building Department Complaint, 1987
Box 1-7
Cooper Union Personal, 1969-1987
Box 1-7
Expenses, 1987
Box 1-7
Expenses, 1988
Box 1-7
Expenses, 1989
Box 1-7
Financial, 1988
Box 1-7
Health Insurance (Pratt), 1982-1988
Box 1-7
House, 1984-1988
Box 1-7
House Closing Papers / Staten Island House Deed, 1984-1986
Box 1-7
Income Tax, 1987
Box 1-7
Pension (Pratt), 1980, 1988
Box 1-7
Personal Things [Birth certificate, grades, Social Security card, passports, etc.], 1932-1989
Box 1-7
Pratt Employment Records, 1973-1987
Box 1-7
Pratt Full Time Benefits, 1977-1978
Box 1-7
Pratt Personal, 1979-1987
Box 1-7
24 Van Tuyl Street - Receipts, 1985
Box 1-7
Berler, Sandra, 1980-1988
Box 1-7
Cornetts, 1964-1976
Box 1-7
Correspondence (Recent) [and clippings], 1969-1976
Box 1-7
Correspondence Japan [regarding India photographs], 1971-1973
Box 1-7
Friedlander, Maria, 1987
Box 1-7
India Correspondence, 1978
Box 1-7
Letters [and clippings], 1955-1979
Box 1-7
Lobel, Anita, 1964 July
Box 1-7
Michael, Joy, 1972-1979
Box 1-7
Miller, Frank, and Littman, David Benjamin, 1955-1985
Box 1-7
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1955-1989
Box 1-7
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1957-1989
Box 1-7
Osborne [Lili], 1967-1988
Box 1-7
Roach, David, 1970-1972
Box 1-7
Scheler, Max, 1981-1982
Box 1-7
Singh [Raghubir], 1969-1988
Box 1-7
Aperture, 1975-1977
Box 1-7
Aperture, 1985-1987
Box 1-7
Aperture, Winter 1986 (India photographs)
Box 1-7
Catalog of Photographs for Official Social Security Use, 1970
Box 1-7
Commercial Materials and Photographs, 1950s
Box 1-7
Commercial Photographs, 1980s
Box 1-7
Cooper Union, 1969-1978
Box 1-7
Documents India, 1979-1980
Box 1-7
East Street Gallery, 1971-1979
Box 1-7
France, 1978
Box 1-7
Germain School of Photography, 1976
Box 1-7
George Eastman House, 1966-1969
Box 1-7
CAPS, 1971-1974
Box 1-7
Fulbright [India], 1969-1975
Box 1-7
General, 1974-1977
Box 1-7
Guggenheim, 1965-1967
Box 1-7
National Endowment for the Arts, 1974-1975
Box 1-7
National Endowment for the Arts, 1978-1979
Box 1-7
Horizon, 1975-1977
Box 1-7
India, 1979-1980
Box 1-7
Jobs, 1969-1985
Box 1-7
Lind Bros (Lore Baer), 1977
Box 1-7
List of Exhibitions and Published Photographs, 1978
Box 1-7
MacMillian Book [Composers], 1966-1975
Box 1-7
Modern Photography, 1977
Box 1-7
Museum of Modern Art, 1965-1985
Box 1-7
Museum of Modern Art, 1982
Box 1-7
National Endowment for the Humanities, 1977-1978
Box 1-7
Pratt, Spring, 1975-1977
Box 1-7
Photos in Galleries and Journals, 1988-1989
Box 1-7
Promotional Materials and Clippings, 1950s-1980s
Box 1-7
Resumes, 1968-1980s
Box 1-7
St. Joseph's School for the Deaf, ca. 1959
Box 1-7
Shows - General, 1968
Box 1-7
Social Security (Job), 1969-1979
Box 1-7
Spring Seminar Pratt, 1978
Box 1-7
Benares Night Book Materials, ca. 1982
Box 1-7
Book Making Materials, 1980s
Box 1-7
Brooklyn [Clippings], 1960s-1980s
Box 1-7
Clippings, Postcards, 1955-1970s
Box 1-7
Daily Appointments, 1988
Box 1-7
Daybook-Development Guide, 1959-1964
Box 1-7
Developing Notes [Spiral Notebook], 1965-1969
Box 1-7
Exposure Book I For Printing, 1961-1964
Box 1-7
The Farm; Conversation with Carl Ruggles, undated
Box 1-7
Hindi Words - Handmade Book, ca. 1980
Box 1-7
India [Typescripts] 1970, ca. 1970
Box 1-7
India, 1979-1980 [Notes and Addresses; Handmade Book]
Box 1-7
Memo Book, 1969
Box 1-7
"The Moon on the Water" [Unbound Handmade Book], 1975 Feb.
Box 1-7
1966 Date Book Used During Photographs of Composers, 1966
Box 1-7
Notes and Addresses [Handmade Book], 1969
Box 1-7
Notes and Addresses [Handmade Book], 1970s
Box 1-7
Notes and Correspondence on Photos of Composers, 1965-1981
Box 1-7
Notes - Books, 1970
Box 1-7
Notes on Books [Handmade Book], 1970s
Box 1-7
Notes on Brooklyn Bridge and Farm, ca. 1950s, 1981
Box 1-7
Notes on French Films, 1987
Box 1-7
Notes on Kentucky Photos, 1964-1966
Box 1-7
Notebook, 1967-1969
Box 1-7
Notebook, 1969
Box 1-7
Notebook-India, 1970-1971
Box 1-7
Personal-Old, 1952-1972 (Writings and Correspondence)
Box 1-7
Personal Writings, ca. 1949-1982
Box 1-7
Photographs: Nudes, Gedney at Home, Paintings, ca. 1950s, 1980s
Box 1-7
Photography Cooper Union, 1969
Box 1-7
Printing Notes, 1979-1984 and Diary, 1987[Handmade Book]
Box 1-7
Project Notes, 1966-1981
Box 1-7
Projects/Composers, 1965-1966
Box 1-7
Quotes and Writings, 1970s
Box 1-7
Red Handmade Book on Painting, ca. 1983
Box 1-7
Roll Book [Handmade Book], 1972, 1983
Box 1-7
San Francisco Notebook [Spiral Bound], 1967
Box 1-7
Transcript of Lisette Model at Pratt Institute, 1978 March 22
Box 1-7
Transcriptions and Notes II [Handmade Book], 1979-1987
Box 1-7
Travel Notes, 1975
Box 1-7
Varanasi [Benares, India], 1970
Box 1-7
Weekly Minder, 1987 (Daybook)
Box 1-7
Words [Handmade Book], ca. 1960s
Box 1-7

Materials in this series are arranged by size within the boxes.

Sketches-The Farm, Greenville NY, 1950s
Box 4
Subway Sketchbooks, 1957
Box 4
Sketches, 1956
Box 4
Sketch Book [Spiral Bound], 1956
Box 4
Sketch Book [Spiral Bound], ca. 1956
Box 4
Sketch Book [Spiral Bound], ca. 1956
Box 4
Photographs of Paintings, 1997
Box 4
Lithographic Print, 1950s?
Box 4
[Train Station]
Box 5 (Oversize)
[Couple on Roof]
Box 5 (Oversize)
[Boy on Stage]
Box 5 (Oversize)
[Boy in Dress Dummy]
Box 5 (Oversize)
[Boys on El Platform]
Box 5 (Oversize)
2 Photographs - Summer Stock, 1950s
Box 5 (Oversize)
Sketches, 1950s
Box 5 (Oversize)
Sketches, 1950s
Box 5 (Oversize)
Paintings, 1950s
Box 5 (Oversize)
"Tea House of the August Moon Winter of 55" Sketches, 1950s
Box 5 (Oversize)
Sketches and Watercolors, 1950s
Box 5 (Oversize)
Sketches and Paintings, 1950s
Box 5 (Oversize)
Paintings, 1950s
Box 5 (Oversize)
Paintings, 1950s
Box 5 (Oversize)
[Oil on Board; Boy and Machine]
Box 5 (Oversize)
[Oil on Board; Woman in Room]
Box 5 (Oversize)
"Manville Weds. 10th, A 6-Foot Texan 7/57" Oil on Cardboard, 1957
Box 5 (Oversize)
"1000 Honor Mrs. Luce at Dinner 4/14/57," oil on cardboard, 1957
Box 5 (Oversize)
Book Projects [Handmade Book], 1981-1984
Box 6 (Oversize)
Benares Night Book Dummy Materials, undated
Box 6 (Oversize)
House Floor Plans, 1984
Box 7 (Oversize)
Pratt Folio Winter, 1987
Box 7 (Oversize)
Sketch by Anita [Lobel], 1965 Feb.
Box 7 (Oversize)
Printing Notes [Handmade Book], 1967-1969
Box 7 (Oversize)
Sketchbook [Handmade Book], 1978
Box 7 (Oversize)
Sketchbook - Aunt Lorretta Bauer, Grandmother Tryon, 1956
Box 7 (Oversize)
Artist Sketch, vellum, 14x17 inches - Nudes, 1978
Box 7 (Oversize)
Spiral-bound Sketchbook, 14x17 - Nudes, Paintings, ca. 1978
Box 7 (Oversize)
Handmade Book Cover with Photograph of Grandmother, undated
Box 7 (Oversize)
Preservation Enclosures Kit No. 1 - BPC, 1983
Box 7 (Oversize)

Seven 10" x 16" copy prints of images by Gedney printed by Julie Stovall of the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies from negatives in the William Gedney Photographs and Writings collection.

Accession (1998-0197) contains handmade scrapbooks, photographs, and book dummies.

Handmade Scrapbook, undated
Box 1
Handmade Post-bound Sketchbook, undated
Box 1
Photographs and Book Dummy Materials - Summer Stock, 1950s?
Box 1
Paper Test, 1971
Box 1
Prints, 1967
Box 1
Photographs of Gedney and Miscellaneous, 1970s
Box 1

Accession (1998-0282) contains legal papers, including a copy of Gedney's will and other documents and correspondence related to the settlement of his estate.

Accession interfiled in Box 116

Legal papers, will, and estate settlement documents
Box 116

Accession (1998-0345) contains one large black-and-white photograph of Gedney and his dog by Lee Friedlander; and one illustrated, humorous thank-you letter from Gedney to Mr. and Mrs. Friedlander.

Accession (1999-0124) contains photocopies of letters from Gedney to Lili Fabilli Osborne, written from India (1970-1971) and New York (undated), together with 1998 cover letters from Osborne to Sandra Phillips and Maria Friedlander.

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1932, Oct. 29Born, New York, N.Y.
1955B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1955-1965Graphic designer for magazine layout and book design
1964Photographed in Eastern Kentucky
1965-1969Photographed American composers
1968, Dec.-1969, MarchExhibit: Eastern Kentucky and San Francisco: Photographs by William Gedney, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1969, SummerDocumented work of the Social Security Administration, Hays, Kansas
1969-1971Photographed in India
1969-1989 (?)Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cooper Union, New York
1971-1989(?)Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, New York
1972Photographed in Kentucky
1978-1980Exhibit: Mirrors and Windows: American Photography Since 1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1980Photographed in Calcutta, India
1989, June 23Died of AIDS, New York, N.Y.
1990William Gedney's collection of photography books and equipment presented to Chitrabani Center, Calcutta, India
2000Large retrospective exhibition, Short Distances and Definite Places: The Photographs of William Gedney held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

William Gedney received the following fellowships and grants: a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, 1966-1967; a Fulbright Fellowship for photography in India, 1969-1971; a New York State Creative Artists Public Service Program (C.A.P.S.) grant, 1972-1973; and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, 1975-1976.

Group shows in which Gedney's work was exhibited include Museum of Modern Art shows, Photography Current Report in 1968, Ben Schultz Memorial Collection in 1969, and Recent Acquisitions in 1971; Vision and Expression, George Eastman House, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1972. A major retrospective exhibit was held in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2000.

Subject Headings

Provenance

The William Gedney Photographs and Writings was a gift from Richard T. Gedney and Lee Friedlander to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1992.

Processing Information

Originally processed by: Donna Longo DiMichele and Phoebe A. Evans

Completed July 26, 1994

Encoded by Stephen D. Miller

Collection is currently in process to update arrangement and description. Portions may be unavailable for public use. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use the collection.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.