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Guide to the Henry Haberman Papers, 1945-2002 and undated

Abstract

Henry Haberman (1917-2008) was a New York-based advertising and travel photographer and artist.

The Henry Haberman Papers span the years 1945-2002 and include photographs, slides, negatives and print advertisements that document Haberman's work as a photographer in the advertising, fashion and travel fields. Companies represented include Armstrong floors, Bausch & Lomb, B.F. Goodrich, British American Tobacco (Lucky Strike), Cannon, Chatham blankets, Cover Girl (Noxell), DuPont, First National City Bank, General Electric, New York Telephone, Northeast Air, Pepsi, R.J. Reynolds and Shaefer beer. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Haberman, Henry, 1917-2008.
Title
Henry Haberman papers 1945-2002 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
10.0 Linear Feet, 3000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Henry Haberman Papers span the years 1945-2002 and include photographs, slides, negatives and print advertisements that document Haberman's work as a photographer in the advertising, fashion and travel fields. Companies represented include Armstrong floors, Bausch & Lomb, B.F. Goodrich, British American Tobacco (Lucky Strike), Cannon, Chatham blankets, Cover Girl (Noxell), DuPont, First National City Bank, General Electric, New York Telephone, Northeast Air, Pepsi, R.J. Reynolds and Shaefer beer.

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Contents of the Collection

Awards, 1954-1955 and undated
Box 1
Clippings, 1964-1974
Box 1
Correspondence, 1953-1957
Box 1
Greeting card designs, undated
Box 1
Portrait, undated
Box 1
Slide lists, 2002 and undated
Box 1
Stationery, logos, etc., 1945 and undated
Box 1

[Numbers included in photograph descriptions were transcribed from the original containers.]

Contact sheets, undated
Box 2
Epcot Center, undated
Box 2
Habershaw promotional sheet, undated
Box 2
Henry Haberman photograph, undated
Box 2
Miscellaneous photographs and contact sheets, undated
(3 folders)
Box 2
Travel, undated

[593: Canada, mountains, Guatemala; 592: Africa, Kenya, Dubrovnik (Yugoslavia), France; 159: California, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Japan, San Miguel]

Box 2
Travel, undated

[594: Paris; 1196: Couple on beach, Lisbon, Paris, Tenerife, Vienna, Athens; 1195: India, Kashmir, Nepal, Bangkok]

Box 2
Travel, undated

[1197: Copenhagen, London; 1198: Rome, Sicily, Palermo; 1199: France]

Box 2
Travel, undated

[1200: India, Kashmir, Tivoli Gardens, Rabat, Morocco, Tunis]

Box 2
Travel, undated

[885-886: Greece; 7001: Hong Kong]

Box 2
Travel, undated

[7002: Japan; 7003: Paris, Spain, Gibraltar]

Box 2
Travel--Canada, undated

[1: Niagara Falls, Toronto; 5: Ottowa, Montreal; 6: Ottowa, Montreal, Parliament, Changing of the Guards, St. Anne de Beaupré; 7: Quebec, Jacque Cartier Square, Old Montreal, St. Anne river]

Box 2
Travel--Israel, undated
Box 2
Travel, Washington, D.C., undated
Box 2
Habershaw portfolio, undated
Box 3
Henry Haberman portfolio sampler, undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Porfolio of work for New York Telephone, undated
Box 3
Redbook magazine cover image, 1961
Box 3
Sampler of travel photographs, 2002
Box 3
Travel photographs, undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Miscellaneous large-format photographs, undated
Box 4
Advertising and fashion-related, undated
Box 5
Experimental and travel-related, undated
Box 6-8
Photography scrapbook, undated
Box 9
Miscellaneous negatives, undated
Box 10
Armstrong Vinyl Floors, undated
Box 11
Ban, 1958 May
Box 11
Bausch and Lomb, 1967 July
Box 11
BBDO, undated
Box 11
Beaunit, undated
Box 11
B.F. Goodrich, undated
Box 11
Blue Mist Sam (The Man) Taylor and his Orchestra, undated
Box 11
Cannon, undated
Box 11
Carefree, undated
Box 11
Chatham (Esmond and North Star), undated
Box 11
Chrysler Valiant, undated
Box 11
Countess Mara, undated
Box 11
Cover Girl, 1964
Box 11
Cyanamid, 1962 and undated
Box 11
Dupont (Anti-Freeze, Safety Cushion Glass, Car Wax, Auto Polish, Car Wash), 1957, 1965
Box 12
Eastern Review, 1966 Oct.
Box 12
First National City, 1965-1966
Box 12
General Electric, undated [One item relocated to Photographs series, Box 3]
Box 12
The Greater New York Fund, undated
Box 12
Gentlemen's Quarterly (GQ), 1961 Mar.-June
Box 12
Hart Schaffner & Marx, undated
Box 12
Johnson and Siday, undated
Box 12
Keepsake Diamond Rings, undated
Box 12
Lampl, undated
Box 12
Lucky Strike, 1957-1958
Box 12
Lux, 1958
Box 12
Maimonides Institute, undated
Box 12
The New York Times, undated
Box 12
Northeast Airlines, 1960-1965
Box 12
Noxzema, 1960 Aug.
Box 12
Pan-American Coffee Bureau, 1961 Mar.-June
Box 12
Pepsi Cola/Diet Pepsi Cola, undated
Box 12
pHisoHex, undated
Box 12
Radio-Electronics, 1959 Dec.
Box 12
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, 1966
Box 12
Schaefer Beer, undated
Box 12
Serbin, undated
Box 12
Seventeen, undated
Box 12
Ship'n Shore, undated
Box 12
Surf, undated
Box 12
Tareyton, undated
Box 12
Various Luggage and Fashion Companies (Countdown to Travel!), undated
Box 12
Water, undated
Box 12
Wisk, undated
Box 12
Chatham/Esmond blankets, 1971 and undated
Box 13
Haberman studio advertisement, undated
Box 13
Advertisements, model editorial, undated
(2 folders)
Box 14
Animals, 1976-1985
Box 14
Antique cars, 1966
Box 14
Antique show, Mystic, Conn., 1966
Box 14
Art series, 1983
Box 14
Carefree, undated
Box 14
Chatham, undated
Box 14
Clown--Circus, undated
Box 14
Color duplicates, undated
Box 14
Europa experimental, undated
Box 14
Family sit--blanket advertisement, undated
Box 14
Future cards, undated
Box 14
Haberman paintings, , 1974-1987
(3 folders)
Box 14
Lucky Strike, New York Times, undated
Box 15
Miscellaneous slides, 1962-1986
(5 folders)
Box 15
Alita Naughton, 1962
Box 15
Bianca Benedict, 1963
Box 15
Carol Ford, 1962
Box 15
Delores Major, 1966
Box 15
Dolores Hart, undated
Box 15
Elke Heilman, 1964-1966
Box 15
Ginny Hulting, 1964
Box 15
Ginny Hulting-Graulin, 1964
Box 15
Helaine Carle, Plaza 5, 1961
Box 15
Helen Williams, 1968
Box 15
Jenny Asp, 1964
Box 15
Mary Penn, undated
Box 15
Miscellaneous models, 1961 and undated
(1 of 3 folders)
Box 15
Mona Grant, 1968
Box 16
Nina Paige, Gill Agency, 1964
Box 16
Phyliss Newell, 1964
Box 16
Rose Mary Howard and Bridgette Bauer, Zotos, undated
Box 16
Russ Norris and Grace, Lucky Strike, undated
Box 16
Sally Murdock, undated
Box 16
Shirley Yelm, 1964
Box 16
Paint A Rainbow (What Makes Sammy Run? Broadway show), circa 1964
Box 16
Poster--Buck Canell, undated
Box 16
Queen Elizabeth II (cruise ship), 1986
Box 16
Redbook cover, Sally Murdock and others, undated
Box 16
Room on wheels, BBDO, 1969
Box 16
Schaefer Beer examples, undated
Box 16
Schiffmacher's office, 1971
Box 16
Slides of print advertisements, undated
Box 16
Studio Circus, Madison Square Gardens, undated
Box 16
Tareyton, 1966
Box 16
WWI aircraft, 1966-1967
Box 16
Australia/New Zealand, 1980-1986
Box 17
Austria, 1969-1986
Box 17
Barbados, 1971
Box 17
Belgium, 1968
Box 17
Burma, 1970
Box 17
Canada, 1987 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 17
Canary Islands (including Tenerife and Madeira), 1970-1986
Box 17
Denmark, 1985-1986
Box 17
Egypt, 1982-1986
Box 17
El Salvador, 1973
Box 17
England, 1968-1985
Box 17
Europe miscellaneous, undated
Box 17
France, 1968-1988
(4 folders)
Box 18
Greece, 1969-1993
Box 18
Grenada, 1986
Box 18
Guatemala, 1973
Box 18
Haiti, 1986
Box 18
Hawaii, 1970-1986
Box 18
Hong Kong, 1970-1986
Box 18
India, 1970-1986
Box 18
Indonesia (including Java and Bali), 1980
Box 18
Iran, 1970
Box 18
Ireland, 1977
Box 18
Israel, 1971-1988
(2 folders)
Box 19
Italy, 1968-1986
(4 folders)
Box 19
Jamaica, undated
Box 19
Japan, 1970-1986
(2 folders)
Box 19
Kenya, 1983-1986
Box 20
Martinique, 1971-1986
Box 20
Malaysia/Singapore, 1980
Box 20
Mexico, 1972-1986
Box 20
Monaco/Morocco, 1968-1970
Box 20
Nepal, 1970-1986
(2 folders)
Box 20
Netherlands, 1968
Box 20
New York, N.Y., 1963-1986
Box 20
Norway, 1968-1983
Box 20
Panama, undated
Box 20
Peru, 1976
Box 21
Portugal, 1969-1986
Box 21
Spain/Gibraltar, 1968-1986
(5 folders)
Box 21
Sweden, 1983
Box 21
Switzerland, 1970-1986
Box 21
Taiwan, 1970-1980
Box 21
Tahiti, 1980
Box 21
Thailand, 1980-1986
Box 21
Tunisia, 1970-1986
Box 22
Turkey, 1970-1982
Box 22
United States, various cities, 1970-1988
Box 22
Venezuela, 1976-1980
Box 22
Virgin Islands, 1965
Box 22
Washington, D.C., 1981-1986
Box 22
Yugoslavia, 1968-1969
Box 22
Fashion and experimental, undated
(4 folders)
Box 23
Elke Heilman, nudes on location, 1965
Box 24
Fashion color samples, undated
Box 24
Fashion location tests, undated
Box 24
Old color samples, undated
Box 24
Schaefer Beer color samples, undated
Box 24
Miscellaneous transparencies, undated
Box 25

Historical Note

Henry Haberman was born in 1917, in Brooklyn, New York. He was trained at the New School and the Brooklyn Museum Art School before opening the Habershaw studio in New York City in 1945 with partner Frank Gershaw. Haberman worked as a commercial photographer primarily in advertising until retiring in 1972, and was the recipient of several advertising photography awards. From 1967-1984 Haberman traveled extensively, photographing approximately 40 countries. He became a full-time artist after retiring, showing his paintings in galleries in Mexico. He died in 2008.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry Haberman Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Henry Haberman Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Richard Collier, September 2011

Encoded by Richard Collier, October 2011

Accession 2010-0226 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.