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Guide to the James H. Karales photographs, 1953-2006 and undated

Abstract

Noted American photojournalist who worked for LOOK magazine; resident of New York, N.Y.

The collection spans the years 1953 to 2006 and houses a nearly-complete photographic archive of photojournalist James Karales, active from the 1950s to the 1980s. The majority of the images in the collection originated from Karales' documentary work for Look magazine during the 1960s. His major projects include images from Rendville, Ohio, a coal mining town and one of the first racially integrated towns in Appalachia; Vietnam during the war; New York's Lower East Side; Oregon logging; and individuals and events of the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s, housed in three inter-related groups - the Martin Luther King, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and Civil Rights Series. Other smaller projects include images of California, New Mexico, and other subjects. Formats in the collection include contact sheets, which serve as a thumbnail guide to almost all of the prints and negatives in the collection; black-and-white proof prints and finished prints ranging from 8.5x14 to 16x20 inches; original negatives (closed to research use); and over 1100 color slides. There are also many print materials and some correspondence and audiovisual materials. Acquired by the Center of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Karales, James H.
Title
James H. Karales photographs 1953-2006 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
18 Linear Feet, Approximately 15,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection spans the years 1953 to 2006 and houses a nearly complete photographic archive of well-known 20th century American photojournalist James Karales. The majority of the images in the collection originated from Karales' documentary work for Look magazine during the 1960s. The collection is organized around the following project series: Rendville, Ohio, a declining coal mining town and one of the first racially integrated towns in Appalachia; Vietnam, where Karales documented many scenes from the Vietnam War - the largest series in the collection; the Lower East Side, featuring street scenes and portraits from that New York City neighborhood; and Logging, where Karales documented the Pacific Northwest logging industry's practices and culture. Finally, Karales also shot many images of individuals and events of the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s, housed in three inter-related groups: the Martin Luther King Series; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Series; and the Civil Rights Series.

There is also a small group of supporting materials in the Manuscript and Printed Materials Series and the Audiovisual Materials Series that includes biographical documents such as Karales' curriculum vitae; Karales' essays on photography and teaching; publicity for exhibits and other events; correspondence with publishers; digitized images of Vietnam photos on a CD; and clippings, magazine layouts, and other materials related to Karales' published work. One recently dated item is an audiocassette of remarks on Karales' life and works made by Sam Stephenson at the opening of an exhibit of Karales' work at the Rubenstein Library at Duke University.

Publications where Karales' works appeared include Look, Life, Saturday Review, Pageant, Coronet, Popular Photography, Time-Life books, and several encyclopedias. A number of Karales' images from the U.S. civil rights movement achieved iconographic status, and were - and still are - widely reproduced. The collection does not include Karales' photojournalistic work from East Germany (1970), or Gheel, Belgium (1961). Karales also produced photographs for corporate annual reports. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Formats in the collection include contact sheets, which serve as a thumbnail guide to most but not all of the prints and negatives in the collection; black-and-white proof prints and finished prints ranging from 8.5x14 to 16x20 inches; original negatives (closed to research use); and several hundred color slides. Unless otherwise noted, the photographic items are arranged in the following sequence in each series: contact sheets, prints (from smallest to largest), slides, negatives, and finally, duplicates.

Beginning with the contact sheets, researchers using the collection can note any identifying codes for the image, which may include Karales' job number (Karales assigned most of his jobs or photographic projects alpha-numeric codes), roll number, and frame (image) number, in that order. Whenever possible, Rubenstein staff have included these numbers with individual prints and negatives and within the collection's inventory to aid in matching nd discovery. In addition, staff have noted where film rolls are located within folders. For finished prints (typically 11x14 inches and larger), individual descriptions and unique Rubenstein library identifiers (beginning with "RL") have been assigned. There are a few images that have no identifying numbers and could not otherwise be identified from contact sheets or negatives. Such captions appear in brackets.

In order to facilitate the use of the materials, please consult with a Research Services archivist before coming to use this collection.

Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Administrative Information

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Collection is restricted.

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Contents of the Collection

These images are the results of Karales' first major photojournalistic work, a study of a small mining town in Ohio which was one of the first racially integrated towns in the U.S. Subjects depicted include adults and children, houses, local stores, miners, street scenes, and social gathering places such as churches and dance halls. Also includes images of Rendville's architecture, derelict buildings and landscape shots. In 1958, Edward Steichen bought some of the Rendville pictures for the Museum of Modern Art and Helen Gee exhibited the photographs at the Limelight Gallery in Greenwich Village, marking this photographic work as a breakthrough for Karales.

Series includes contact sheets, small work prints, large finished prints, and negatives (closed to use), all black-and-white. Prints are all marked on the back with the photographer's original identifier and whenever possible are arranged in that identifier order, that is, in chronological order.

Rendville Contact Sheets

(8 folders, 114 prints)

No job numbers have been identified for the Rendville photographic work. The 114 contact sheets include Karales' markings indicating images selected for proof prints or finished prints. Film roll numbers represented: 1-40 and 1A-5A. Of the 114 contact sheets, there is a set of 63 duplicate sheets.

Contact sheets: roll numbers 1-40, 1A-5A, and duplicates
Box 1

Rendville Work Prints

(34 folders; 417 prints)

Contains 52 4x6 and 365 5x7 work prints. Numbers represent rolls and frames, and are marked on the backs of the prints. Of the 52 4x6 prints, 29 are duplicates; of the 365 5x7 prints, 140 are duplicates. Folders are titled with the roll numbers housed within.

Work prints: roll numbers 1-18, 20-20; 1A, 2A, and 5A
Box 1-2

Rendville Negatives Series

(50 negative folders)

Approximately 250 negative strips representing film rolls 1 through 40 and 1A through 10A. Negative folders are labeled with roll numbers.

Original negatives are closed to research use.

Negatives: roll numbers 1-40 and 1A-10A
Box 3

Contains 32 black-and-white gelatin silver prints selected from the thousands of images Karales shot in Rendville, Ohio in the 1950s. Some prints are mounted on board. All titles supplied by library staff.

[Man holding book before lower face, looking towards camera], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 3:34; GDC 2613

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-001
[Power cables in front of houses and field, just the right touch billboard], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 20:13; GDC 2693

Same content as print RL-10017-P044 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-002
[Family sitting on porch, blurred girl running from right], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 22:11; GDC 2685

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-003
[Two men talking on street corner, in front of church, side angle], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 23:4; GDC 2709

(8 x 13.5 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-004
[Shot from porch to street corner, populated with two men and two boys], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 23:8; GDC 2700

(9 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-005
[Speed limit 20 miles], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 24:12; GDC 2576

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-006
[Older man, close-up of face, left foreground], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 24:35; GDC 2757

(8 x 10 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-007
[Two people playing cards in front of front porch], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 27:11; GDC 2551

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-008
[Three men shooting pool], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 28:28; GDC 2679

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-009
[Wooden door, overrun with lilies and grass], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 29:4; GDC 2604

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-010
[Two men sitting as freight train passes], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 29 34; GDC 2678

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-011
[Older woman passes decrepit building], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 35:4; GDC 2680

Same content as print RL-10017-P046 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-012
[Black girl in polka dot dress standing against building with younger boy], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 35:18; GDC 2539

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-013
[Working the kitchen garden, three people looking on], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 35:30; GDC 2577

Same content as print RL-10017-P047 (17 x 21 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-014
[Working the kitchen garden, three people looking on], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 35:30; GDC 2661

Copy of RL-10017-P014; same content as print RL-10017-P047 (17 x 21 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-015
[Two schoolchildren foreground, families in back, on road], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 38:26; GDC 2660

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-016
[Interior of church, preacher and congregation], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 40:unnumbered; GDC 2708

(9 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-017
[Miner straining to place bit in horse's mouth], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 1A:4; GDC 2692

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-018
[Close-up of young child, striped shirt, looking to sky], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 1A:19; GDC 2681

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-019
[Steeply slanting barn roof, man walks down curving road], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 2A:18; GDC 2683

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-020
[Man standing in church, girl looks back], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 4A: unnumbered; GDC 2697

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-021
[Man standing, singing in church, shot from side front], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 5A:5; GDC 2698

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-022
[Woman clapping, eyes closed, left of frame], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 5A:6; GDC 2706

(9.5 x 13 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-023
[Woman looking left, clapping in church], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 5A:10; GDC 2652

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-024
[Woman looking left, clapping and singing in church], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 5A:12; GDC 2659

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-025
[Pews of men and women singing and clapping], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 5A:14; GDC 2699

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-026
[Young boy, in suspenders, leans against telephone pole], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 6A:24; GDC 2684

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-027
[Woman playing piano, looking behind herself], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 7A:9; GDC 2696

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-028
[Side angle shot of porch], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 8A:5; GDC 2687

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-029
[Close-up of wooden post office boxes], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 8A:40; GDC 2550

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-030
[Woman sitting on rocker on porch, from the side], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 8A:41; GDC 2552

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-031
[Woman in rocking chair on porch, shot head-on, subject looking left], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 8A:42; GDC 2656

Same content as print RL-10017-P049 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-032
[Honest Snuff Welcome, close up of door], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 9A: unnumbered; GDC 2686

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-033
[Honest Snuff Welcome, close up of door], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 9A: unnumbered; GDC 2695

Copy of RL-10017-P033.

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-034
[Interior room, furnace right, chair left], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 9A: unnumbered; GDC 2690

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-035
[Table with hat/scarf rack above], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 10A: unnumbered; GDC 2603

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-036
[Working the fields, kneeling man foreground], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: ; GDC 2575

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-037
[Front side of vehicle, wagon wheels], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: ; GDC 2622

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-038
[Older kerchiefed woman, arms akimbo, on winding road], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: ; GDC 2646

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-039
[Five overlapping barn roofs], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: ; GDC 2670

Same content as print RL-10017-P051 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-040
[Front of white church], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: ; GDC 2702

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-041
[Two men leaning against wall with eyes closed, shot from side angle], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: ; GDC 2704

(8.5 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-042
[A house engulfed in tree tops], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 12 15

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-043
[Power cables in front of houses and field, billboard], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 20:13; GDC 2778

Same content as print RL-10017-P002 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-044
[Little girl in polka-dot dress, grasping a chair in dirt road], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 20:27; GDC 2781

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-045
[Older woman passes decrepit building], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 35:4

Same content as print RL-10017-P012 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-046
[Working the kitchen garden, three people looking on], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 35:30

Same content as prints RL-10017-P014 (11 x 14 inches) and RL-10017-P015 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-047
[Interior, almost complete darkness, with men walking along track], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 2A:5

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-048
[Woman in rocking chair on porch, shot head-on, subject looking left], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: 8A:42; Karales-p-01

Same content as print RL-10017-P032 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-049
[Side angle shot of young African American boy, standing flush against a power pole], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers:

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-050
[Five overlapping barn roofs], 1953-1957

Legacy identifiers: ; Karales-p-03

Same content as print RL-10017-P040 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-051

Black-and-white images taken by Karales early in his career for a Weyerhauser lumber company assignment portray a full range of activities associated with logging in Oregon in the 1950s. Subjects feature individual loggers, logging crews and camp scenes, landscapes and aerial views of forested and logged areas, log driving, logging equipment, and logging activities on land and on a river. Identified geographic locations include Oregon (where apparently most if not all the scenes were shot), and Mt. Hood. The images are artistically compelling, featuring complex interplays of light and dark, and highlighting the placement of humans against natural landscapes and the giant trees they were felling.

This series houses many "jobs" or photo shoots, to which Karales assigned an alpha or alphanumeric code. Print numbers consist of this code, roll number, and frame number. Prints are marked on the back with these original identifiers.

Logging Contact Sheets

(32 folders; 291 prints)

The 291 contact sheets include Karales' markings indicating images selected for proof prints or finished prints. In some cases there are individual frames cut from the original contact sheets. There are six duplicate sheets for AE6 and duplicates for job E rolls 1-42. Folders in boxes are marked with roll numbers.

Contact sheets: Job AE6, rolls 1-33; Job C267940 (5 sheets, no rolls numbers indicated); Job E, rolls 1-70; Job AE, rolls 48-70; and Job WC/NE, rolls 116-164; and duplicates
Box 4-5

Logging Work Prints, 4x6 and 5x7

(39 folders; 682 prints)

Contains 33 4x6 and 649 5x7 work and proof prints. Numbers represent rolls and frames, and are marked on the backs of the prints. Folders in boxes are titled with the roll numbers housed within. There are seven folders of duplicate sheets.

Work prints, 4x6 and 5x7: roll numbers AE 1-67 and duplicates
Box 5-7

Logging Work Prints, 8x10

(22 folders; 30 prints)

Of the 30 large work prints, 6 are duplicates. Typically there is only one image from each roll in this size, with a few exceptions.

Work prints, 8x10: roll numbers AE 1, 6, 7, 11-14, 17, 18, 22, 22, 27, 31, 32; WC/NE 116, 123, 126, 131, 140
Box 7

Logging Negatives

(97 negative folders)

Approximately 350 negative strips in 70 folders representing film rolls AE 1-70, and 27 folders of large-format 8x10 negatives from various Job C267940 rolls. Negative folders are labeled with roll numbers.

Original negatives are closed to research use.

Negatives: roll numbers 1-40 and 1A-10A
Box 7-8

Original titles supplied by library staff.

[Mess hall], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 6:3; GDC 2601

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-052
[Elevated shot of logger camp huts, work buses], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 7:6; GDC 2638

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-053
[Man walking along felled tree, machine hanging from winch behind], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 19:26; GDC 2600

Same content as print RL-10017-P078 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-054
[Man standing atop logging truck, power lines crisscrossing the sky], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 20:26; GDC 2597

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-055
[Logger leaping, axe in hand, from cut timber to truck bed], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 34:11; GDC 2586

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-056
[Boat corrals timber, mid-range shot], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 36:23; GDC 2610

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-057
[Bend in the river, marshalling logs, man steering log], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 36:30; GDC 2585

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-058
[Shot from boat, truck looses timber into river], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 37:9; GDC 2591

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-059
[Four men balance on timber in river], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 37:32; GDC 2611

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-060
[Digger drags three felled trees, deforested land in background], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 44:34; GDC 2636

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-061
[Aerial shot of timber truck on road, road sharply carving logged land], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 45:30; GDC 2612

Same content as print RL-10017-P082 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-062
[Aerial shot of timber truck on road, road sharply carving logged land], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 45:30; GDC 2637

Copy of RL-10017-P062; same content as print RL-10017-P082 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-063
[Logger left foreground, smiling into camera], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 45:31; GDC 2544

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-064
[Machine laying timber onto truck bed, mist through trees], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 48:7; GDC 2589

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-065
[Felled tree, chainsaw], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 48:27; GDC 2599

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-066
[Looking down river, long shot of logs lined up], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 61:22; GDC 2596

Same content as print RL-10017-P079.

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-067
[Landscape shot, shadowed hills with rectangular buildings, mist behind], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1; GDC 2546

(8.5 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-068
[Landscape shot, shadowed hills with rectangular buildings, mist behind], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1; GDC 2623

Copy of RL-10017-P068.

(8.5 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-069
[Shot of the back of a tractor, pine seedling in foreground], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1; GDC 2635

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-070
[Aerial shot of river], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1; GDC 2701

(9 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-071
[Three men directing logs on river, motorboat in background], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 6 5:12; GDC 2590

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-072
[Three men directing logs on river, motorboat in background], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 6 5:12; GDC 2639

Copy of RL-10017-P072.

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-073
[Inside logging machine cab, looking out through dirty windshield], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: E 5:11; GDC 2584

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-074
[Boat corrals timber, short-range shot], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: E 39:30; GDC 2594

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 24 Image RL-10017-P-075
[Logger sits on huge felled tree], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 2:35

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-076
[Logging camp], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 7:6

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-077
[Man walking along felled tree], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 9:26

Same content as print RL-10017-P054 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-078
[Looking down river, long shot of logs lined up], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 16:22

Same content as print RL-10017-P067 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-079
[Processing timber in warehouse], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 25:31

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-080
[Truck loaded with timber, drives down curving road], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 28:22

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-081
[Aerial shot of timber truck on road], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 1 45:30

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-082
[Four peaks in mist], 1958-1959

Legacy identifiers: AE 6 30:5

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-083

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was organized in 1960 at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Many (if not all) images were taken by Karales at a Passive Resistance Training in Atlanta, Georgia in 1960, for a Look magazine assignment. Images capture African American men and women participating in group training sessions, simulating arguments and giving or receiving feigned physical abuse; in some images there are white people present. The 20 large-format black-and-white prints are the only iamges in this series; there are no contact sheets or negatives.

Twenty black-and-white gelatin silver prints, ranging in size from 11x14 or 16x20 inches. All prints were acquired from the Gary Davis Gallery and are marked on the back with the donor's identifier; the prints are arranged in identifier order. Titles in brackets supplied by library staff.

[Three men in right frame talking with man in left frame], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2711

Same content as print RL-10017-P096 (16 x 20 inches)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-084
[Man in left foreground, hand on left side of face, man out of focus on right] , circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2712

Same content as print RL-10017-P102 (16 x 20 inches)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-085
[Woman holding hand against cheek, downcast] , circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2713

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-086
[Woman sitting in chair, two men move aggressively against her], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2714

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-087
[Man in right background, out of focus man left foreground], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2715

Same content as print RL-10017-P097 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-088
[Woman sitting in chair in right frame, two men move aggressively against her], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2716

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-089
[Man sitting backwards on chair, hands clasped atop the chair back, looking right], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2717

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-090
[Shot from behind man, looking onto another seated man], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2718

Same content as print RL-10017-P103 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-091
[Two men, two women, looking to right, hands supporting chin] , circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2719

Same content as RL-10017-P095 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-092
[Woman being slapped by man] , circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2720

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-093
[Woman seated, as man simulates beating man], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2721

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-094
[Two men, two women, looking to right, hands supporting chin] , circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2751

Same content as print RL-10017-P092 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-095
[Three men in right frame heatedly conversing with man in left frame], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2752

Same content as print RL-10017-P084 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-096
[Man in focus right background, out of focus man left foreground], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2753

Same content as print RL-10017-P088 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-097
[Man and woman in right frame, two men in left frame], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2754

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-098
[Woman eyes raised upwards to the right, hands clasped together], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2774

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-099
[Close-up of woman's face in left foreground, man out of focus behind], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2775

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-100
[Man and woman sitting, man on right with hands clasped before face, woman supports her chin with hand], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2776

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-101
[Man in right foreground of frame, hand on left side of face, man out of focus in the left frame], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2777

Same content as RL-10017-P085 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-102
[Shot from behind man, looking onto another seated man], circa 1960-1961

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2783

Same content as RL-10017-P091 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-103

Taken by Karales as he traveled with King and his entourage to marches and speeches in various locations, the images depict King, his family, and civil rights movement participants, including Rosa Parks. One series of images feature King at home with Coretta Scott King and his children and convey a sense of casual intimacy. Images taken during civil rights protests capture King interacting with participants, and King and other individuals speaking at rallies and in churches.

Series includes large black-and-white gelatin silver prints ranging in size from as well as contact sheets and work prints (5x7 and 8x10 inches); there are no negatives. Other civil rights movement materials are housed in the Civil Rights Series and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Series. These images were published in Look magazine. All prints are marked on back with the photographer's roll and frame number.

MLK Jr. Contact Sheets

(3 folders; 19 prints)

The contact sheets bear Karales' markings, indicating images selected for proof prints or finished prints. Folders in boxes are marked with roll numbers.

Contact sheets: Job 1028, rolls 1-6; 8-16; 18-19; 21-22; and 24-26
Box 9

MLK Jr. Work Prints, 5x7 and 8x10

(30 folders; 87 prints)

Contains 30 5x7 and 57 8x10 work prints. Numbers represent rolls and frames, and are marked on the backs of the prints. Folders in boxes are titled with the roll numbers housed within. There are 2 folders of duplicate sheets, one for each size.

Work prints, 5x7 and 8x10: Job 1028 roll numbers 1, 3-5, 7-22, 24-25, and 27-29, and duplicates
Box 9

Thirteen 11x14 inch and one 16x20 inch black-and-white gelatin silver prints, selected from several hundred frames taken by Karales while he traveled with King's entourage in Georgia and Alabama.

Rosa Parks, King, Birmingham, 1962, 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 1:15; GDC 2558

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-104
[Close-up of King] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 3:5; GDC 2541

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-105
[Head shot of King and another man at microphone], 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 3:17; GDC 2649

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-106
[King walking through airport] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 4:5; GDC 2578

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-107
[King and little child on sofa], 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 4:11; F-KAR.P08

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-108
[King speaking in front of organ] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 7:22; GDC 2557

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-109
[King speaking in front of organ, right arm outsretched] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 7:27; GDC 2556

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-110
[King speaking in front of organ] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 7:28; GDC 2559

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-111
[King speaking in front of organ], 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 7:32; GDC 2664

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 25 Image RL-10017-P-112
[Panel of speakers, standing and clapping] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 11:18; GDC 2555

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-113
[King and other crossed arms, holding hands] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 11:26; GDC 2640

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-114
[Preacher right foreground, King and others clasping hands behind him] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 13:15; GDC 2676

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-115
[King sitting at table with Coretta Scott King] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 20:33; F-KAR.P09

Print slightly creased on bottom corner, small stains on bottom edge.

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-116
[King writing on paper, girl to his right] , 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 21:6; GDC 2648

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-117
[King smiling in focus in background, Coretta soft focus foreground], 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 21:17; GDC 2631

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-118
[Group of people standing, looking up], 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 25:36; GDC 2574

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-119
[King in left of frame, Citzens Federal Savings in background, young man in right foreground], 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 26:11; GDC 2543

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-120
[King lifting boy up over his head], 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 29:32; GDC 2633

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-121
[King sits at table talking, daughter lifts cookie from plate], 1962

Legacy identifiers: 1028 20:17

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 27 Image RL-10017-P-122

On assignment with Look magazine from 1963 to 1967, Karales travelled to South Vietnam twice to cover U.S. Special Forces units and their role during the Vietnam War. Selected images from the thousands of frames shot by Karales were published in Look magazine, and were reproduced extensively for other publications. All of the prints are in black-and-white, but there is a large group of over 1100 color slides. There are also contact sheets and small work prints included in this series.

Subjects in the images include: U.S. soldiers in Saigon, in combat, and at rest; daily interactions between American soldiers and Vietnamese civilians, including soldiers giving away candy, food, medical supplies, and other items; images of dead U.S. and Viet Cong; village scenes, including attacks on villages and subsequent relocation efforts; a Catholic chaplain's service; Vietnamese prison camps and hospitals; U.S. doctors in Vietnam; a Montagnard refugee camp; patrol scenes and other action in the field and on rivers; a delta rice and sugar cane factories, with workers in some images; schools and temples; and Saigon street scenes, often with U.S. soldiers buying goods or interacting with civilians. There are images of prominent figures such as Sam Castan (reporter for Look, who worked closely with Karales and died in Vietnam), D. Halberstam, Ray Hernandon, and General Westmoreland. There are also a few pictures of Karales.

Some images bear titles assigned by Karales; titles in brackets supplied by library staff. Prints are often stamped on the back with a year. All prints are marked on back with the roll and frame number. NOTE: titles on archival folders were taken from original envelopes, but often refer only to a subset of images in that folder; for example, a folder marked "Construction" may in fact contain only five or six images of construction projects, with the rest being street and combat scenes.

Vietnam Contact Sheets

(35 folders; 250 prints)

The 250 contact sheets include Karales' markings indicating images selected for proof prints or finished prints. In some cases there are individual frames cut from the original contact sheets. There do not appear to be duplicate sheets. Folders in boxes are marked with roll numbers.

Contact sheets: Job 1610, rolls 1-192 (with some gaps in roll numbers) and an unidentified roll; 1610 test roll; Job 2226, rolls 1-9; Job 2735, rolls 1-17; and prints marked B34870, B34856, B37929, and B37930
Box 10

Vietnam Work Prints, 8x10

(95 folders; 214 prints)

Of the 30 large work prints, 6 are duplicates. Typically there is only one image from each roll in this size, with a few exceptions.

Work prints, 8x10: Job 1610, roll numbers 3-192 (with gaps in roll numbers); Job 2226, rolls 1 and 3; Job 2735, rolls 2-4, 10, and an unidentified roll
Box 11-13

Vietnam Color Slides

(35 folders; 1188 slides)

Original titles found on slide boxes and packets are retained on folders. Titles often refer to only a few of the images contained in the group of slides; other subjects are usually also present.

( slides)
Box 13 Folder 8
Buddhist temple
(4 slides)
Box 13 Folder 8
Feb. 65
(14 slides)
Box 13 Folder 9
65 Feb. 26
(80 slides)
Box 13 Folder 10
65 Feb. 26
(66 slides)
Box 13 Folder 11
65 Feb. 26
(80 slides)
Box 13 Folder 12
65 Mar. 2
(80 slides)
Box 13 Folder 13
65 Mar. 2
(75 slides)
Box 13 Folder 14
Helicopters and wounded
(75 slides)
Box 13 Folder 15
U.S. dead (seems to only have one related shot, a casket in a hearse)
(20 slides)
Box 13 Folder 16
American funeral
(21 slides)
Box 13 Folder 17
Westmorland
(49 slides)
Box 13 Folder 18
Vietnam 1964
(88 slides)
Box 13 Folder 19
Buddhist demonstration
(114 slides)
Box 13 Folder 20
Wounded
(29 slides)
Box 13 Folder 21
Helicopters
(3 slides)
Box 14 Folder 1
Hass Fuch dead
(34 slides)
Box 14 Folder 2
G.I.
(34 slides)
Box 14 Folder 3
[Untitled]
(1 slide)
Box 14 Folder 4
Communism
(26 slides)
Box 14 Folder 5
Construction
(26 slides)
Box 14 Folder 6
War '66
(27 slides)
Box 14 Folder 7
Vietnamese scenes
(34 slides)
Box 14 Folder 8
Vietnam street scenes
(16 slides)
Box 14 Folder 9
Bar in Saigon
(24 slides)
Box 14 Folder 10
Goods on street - Saigon
(17 slides)
Box 14 Folder 11
Flea market
(32 slides)
Box 14 Folder 12
Execution wall - main market
(30 slides)
Box 14 Folder 13
Ship workers -Saigon
(15 slides)
Box 14 Folder 14
Days in the trees [Various shots of people on the street and at work sites, almost all wearing hats]
(11 slides)
Box 14 Folder 15
Rejects

The majority depict street scenes and construction sites, with about two dozen images taken at a military base and airport.

(192 slides)
Box 14 Folder 16
Field scenes
(32 slides)
Box 14 Folder 17
G.I. in Saigon
(14 slides)
Box 14 Folder 18

Vietnam Negatives

(233 negative folders)

Approximately negative strips in several hundred folders, representing thousands of images for Jobs 1610, 2226, and others. Some are large-format, but most are 35mm strips, approximately 5 to a folder (segregated by roll). Roll numbers are marked on the negative folders.

Original negatives are closed to research use.

Negatives: Jobs 1610, rolls 1-192 and a test roll; 2226 1-9; 2226 with "B" roll codes; and 2735 with "B" codes
Box 15-18

Fourteen black-and-white gelatin silver prints selected from the thousands of images Karales took in during two trips to combat areas in Vietnam in the 1960s. A large series of color slides are also found in this series.

[Prison camp, branch barricade], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 40:25; GDC 2568

Same content as RL-10017-P129 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-123
[Child draws in dirt, other children look on], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 48:30; GDC 2569

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-124
[Close up of white-haired man], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 49:21; GDC 2606

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-125
[Child in front of barbed wire fence, reaching out], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 104:15; GDC 2607

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-126
[Soldier carries lifeless child in arms], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: B34856:19; GDC 2651

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-127
[Convoy truck filled with soldiers and Karales], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: B37930: 21

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-128
[Prison camp, branch barricade], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 40:25

Same content as print RL-10017-P123 (11 x 14 inches); mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-129
[In left frame, man carrying child on back, woman carrying child behind him], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 43:30

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-130
[Boy riding an oxen down road], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 45:31

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-131
[Young girl holds toddler in arms, baskets strewn around], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 48:12

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-132
[Line of men waiting to board army helicopter], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 120:26; GDC 2600

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-133
Chaplain, Vietnam, 1965 [Group of troops facing camera, back of chaplain to camera] , 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 2735 11:10A

Mounted.

20 x24 inches)
Box 29 Image RL-10017-P-134
[Group of children standing between barbed wire and cane fence], 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 1610 40:23; GDC 2773

Mounted.

8.5 x 13.5 in
Box 29 Image RL-10017-P-135
[Sharpened points of cane facing camera, sign with skull and cross bones hangs below] , 1963-1967

Legacy identifiers: 47:12; GDC 2780

Mounted.

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 29 Image RL-10017-P-136

Series of images taken by Karales during the march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., March 1965, while on assignment for Look magazine. Includes the widely-reproduced photographs of an African American boy enveloped by the U.S. flag, and civil rights marchers with the U.S. flag on the crest of a hill. The following civil rights movement leaders and activists are also depicted: Andrew Young (2309:31, 38, 41, 44), Martin Luther King, Jr. (2309:33, 37, 40, 44), James Baldwin, the author of Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March (2039:44), and Joan Baez (2039:44).

Series includes thirteen large black-and-white gelatin silver prints ranging in size from 11x14 to 20x24 inches, as well as contact sheets and work prints (5x7 and 8x10 inches), and negatives. Related civil rights movement images are housed in the Martin Luther King Jr. Series and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Series. All prints are marked on the back with the photographer's roll and frame number.

Civil Rights Contact Sheets

(5 folders, 56 prints)

The contact sheets include Karales' markings indicating images selected for proof prints or finished prints. The job number represented is 2309, all rolls. There do not seem to be duplicate sheets.

Contact sheets: Job 2309
Box 19

Civil Rights Work Prints

(59 folders; 128 prints)

Contains 57 5x7 and 71 8x10 work prints. Numbers represent rolls and frames, and are marked on the backs of the prints. Folders are titled with the roll numbers housed within. Typically only a few frames were developed from each roll, with the exception of rolls 33-44, for which at least half a dozen frames were printed. Two folders house 14 duplicate prints.

Work prints: Job 2309, roll numbers 1-44, with a few gaps in roll numbers
Box 19

Civil Rights Negatives Series

(50 negative folders)

Approximately 250 negative strips accompanied by a few large-format negatives, representing film rolls 1 through 50 of Job 2309. Negative folders are labeled with roll numbers.

Original negatives are closed to research use.

Negatives: Job 2309, rolls 1-50
Box 20

Civil Rights Finished Prints

(8 folders, 13 prints)

Four black-and-white silver gelatin prints measuring 11x14 inches, eight measuring 16x20 inches, and one 20x24 print. Several prints share similar content. Some are matted. Where possible, the prints are arranged chronologically by the original job, roll and frame numbers. If no roll and frame numbers exist, the prints are arranged by the Gary Davis Collection (GDC) number. Some images bear original titles; titles in brackets have been supplied by library staff.

[Men holding three flags], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 4:32

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-137
[Protest poster of one black man and one white man kneeling before Christ], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 7:14; GDC 2729

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-138
[God is Color Blind, Father Forgive], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 15:8; GDC 2628

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-139
Civil Rights on the Selma March, 1965 [Hands clasped in front of religious robes], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 17:12A; GDC 2560

Same content as RL-10017-P145 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-140
[Young man enveloped in U.S. flag] , 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 4:19

Matted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-141
[African American boy atop a white man's shoulders], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 7:30

Matted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-142
[Civil Rights marchers along ridge under stormy skies], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 8: 27

Same content as print RL-10017-P015 (13 x 19 inches); digital print by Alex Harris; matted.

(10.75 x 16.5 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-143
[Civil Rights marchers along ridge under stormy skies], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 8:27

Same content as print RL-10017-P143 (10.75 x 16.5 inches); digital print by Alex Harris; matted.

(13 x 19 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-216
[A family crowds their porch and stoop, looking into camera] , 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 13:22; GDC 2309?

Matted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-144
Civil Rights on the Selma March, 1965 [Hands clasped in front of religious robes], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 17:12A; GDC 2309?

Same content as print RL-10017-P140 ; mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-145
[Priest and man sitting on hood of U.S. Army truck, holding American flag], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 20:18; GDC 2785

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-146
[Two photographers, left foreground], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 40:24; GDC 2309?

Matted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-147
[Large group of African Americans standing in front of Blue Flame Drive Inn, waving], 1965

Legacy identifiers: 2309 1:31A

Matted.

(20 x 24 inches)
Box 29 Image RL-10017-P-148

Series of black-and-white images taken by Karales during three visits roughly ten years apart to New York City's Lower East Side neighborhoods. The images, taken on assignment with Look magazine, feature street scenes and individual portraits of East Side residents, with subjects and settings including families, children, individuals, dogs, murals and graffiti, street games, drug abusers, a community clean-up of derelict building lots, and other social gatherings. The Reverend Bruce Ritter, the founder of the Covenant House homeless youth shelter, is featured in many portraits and scenes. A transcript of a lengthy interview with Father Ritter is also found in the Lower East Side Subseries of the Manuscripts and Printed Materials Series. The images in the collection are not marked with corresponding travel dates; they are arranged in original order as received.

Lower East Side Contact Sheets

(15 folders, 172 prints)

Jobs represented: Job 74, 2175, 5264, and F740. It is not clear which of the jobs pertain to which travel dates.

Contact sheets: Job 74, rolls 1-19 (for which there do not appear to be prints); Job 2175, rolls 1-12; Job 5264, rolls 1-67, 74-84; and Job F740, rolls 1-26
Box 21

Lower East Side Work Prints

(34 folders; 175 prints)

Contains 2 4x6, 47 5x7, and 126 8x10 work prints. Numbers represent rolls and frames, and are marked on the backs of the prints. Of the 47 5x7 prints, 5 are duplicates; of the 126 5x7 prints, 39 are duplicates. Jobs represented are: 2175, 1075 (for which there are no contact sheets), 5264, and F740. Folders are titled with the roll numbers housed within.

Work prints: Job 2175, rolls 1-11; Job 5264, rolls 6-83, with some gaps in numbers; and Job 1075, rolls 10-12; and duplicates
Box 21-22

Lower East Side Negatives

(50 negative folders)

Approximately 250 negative strips representing film rolls 1 through 40 and 1A through 10A. Negative folders are labeled with roll numbers.

Original negatives are closed to research use.

Negatives: roll numbers 1-40 and 1A-10A
Box 23
[Woman stands right foreground in bedroom, pointing, with graffiti on the walls], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 15:34; GDC 2737

Same content as print RL-10017-P158 (16 x 20 inches).

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-149
[Two children stand with fire hydrant spraying water behind], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 16:7; GDC 2726

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-150
[Man standing right of frame, black umbrella fills rest of frame], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 22:2; GDC 2723

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-151
[Long perspective of street with line of trees and many people], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 31:15; GDC 2739

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-152
[Girl holds onto locked chain-link fence], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 45:20A; GDC 2735

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-153
[Older woman sits in chair by trunk of a car, woman stands behind], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 74 4:32; GDC 2740

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-154
[Older woman sits in chair by the trunk of a car, two girls sit on stoop in background] , 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 74 4:35; GDC 2736

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-155
[Four boys play football in street] , 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 74 12:12; GDC 2738

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-156
[Woman sitting on edge of bed, lifts baby above her head] , 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 17:12; GDC 2788

14 x 17 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-157
[Woman stands right foreground in bedroom, pointing, with graffiti on the walls], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 15:34; GDC 2787

Same content as print RL-10017-P149.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-158
August 5th, 1969 [Kids playing in a kiddie pool on sidewalk], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 19:12

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-159
August 6th, 1969 [Family leans upon the side of a car, with woman holding baby, another baby sits on trunk], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 32:13

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-160
[Kids playing around decrepit building, two girls foreground looking into camera], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 5264 46:24

Same content as RL-10017-P162 (16 x 20 inches); mounted.

(13 x 19.5 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-161
[Kids playing around decrepit building, two girls foreground looking into camera], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 46:24; GDC 2786

Same content as RL-10017-P161 (13 x 19.5 inches).

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-162
[Shot through doorway onto street, girl and boy standing in street] , 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 48:5A

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-163
[Men playing music on street], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 51:13

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-164
[Woman standing with eyes closed, family behind], 1969, 1975, 1985

Legacy identifiers: 83:17

Mounted.

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P-165
[Two women, one sitting, one leaning], 1956

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2571

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-166
[Room full of people, camera focussed center right on woman talking, hand on head], 1956

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2572

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-167
[Three people embrace, eyes closed], 1956

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2592

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-168
[Two women sit looking to left frame, man stands on chair behind them], 1956

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2620

(7.75 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-169
[Woman, arms akimbo, stands opposite little girl holding a doll], 1956

Legacy identifiers: GDC 2621

(8.5 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P-170

Consists of smaller bodies of work, comprising solely 50 black-and-white prints, 23 of which are single prints, with the others organized into the following original categories established by Karales: Andrea Doria (1956), California (1957); Diana Vreeland (1965); W. Eugene Smith (undated); Prison (undated); and Speech Therapist (undated). Organized in chronological order by project, then within by Gary Davis Collection identifier. The single prints appear last.

Andrea Doria, 1956

(1 folder, 5 prints)

Five black-and-white gelatin silver prints, ranging in size from 7.75x13.5 to 11x14 inches Captions in brackets supplied by library staff. The images depict families awaiting survivors from the sinking of the transatlantic passenger ship Andrea Doria off the coast of Massachusetts in 1956.

No job numbers or roll numbers have been identified.

[Two women center frame]

(GDC 2571)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P166
[Room full of people]

(GDC 2572)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P167
[Three people embracing]

(GDC 2592)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P168
[Two women sitting, man stands on chair behind them]

(GDC 2620)

(7.75 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P169
[Woman, arms akimbo, stands opposite little girl holding a doll]

(GDC 2621)

(8.5 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P170

California, 1957

(1 folder, 10 images)

Ten gelatin silver prints ranging in size from 8x13.5 to 11x14 inches, comprising nature and landscape shots taken in Carmel and Death Valley, California. Prints from Death Valley capture cloud formations against dark sky. Several prints share similar content; some prints are undated. Where possible, the prints are arranged chronologically by the original roll and frame numbers. If no roll and frame numbers exist, the prints are arranged by the Gary Davis Collection number. Original captions are retained; captions in brackets have been supplied by library staff.

Cloud Symphony, 1957 [Combed clouds behind shadowed mountain range, long distance horizontal shot]

(18:6/PF29156/GDC 2732)

(8 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P171
[Airplane wing in the clouds]

(GDC 2547)

(9.5 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P172
[Airplane wing in the clouds]

(GDC 2669)

Copy of RL-10017-P172

(9.5 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P173
Cloud Symphony, Death Valley, CA [Sun sets, smoke stack in distance]

(GDC 2564)

Same content as print RL-10017-P175 (9 x 13.5 inches)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P174
Cloud Symphony, Death Valley, CA [Sun sets, smoke stack in distance]

(GDC 2742/PF29157)

Same content as print RL-10017-P174 (11 x 14 inches)

Mounted

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P175
Cloud Symphony, 1957 [Clouds behind shadowed house]

(GDC 2727/PF29522)

Same content as print RL-10017-P177 (11 x 13.5 inches)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P176
Cloud Symphony, 1957 [Clouds behind shadowed house]

(GDC 2731/PF29159)

Same content as print RL-10017-P176

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P177
Carmel, California, 1957 [Wind-worn tree trunks]

(GDC 2728/PF29520)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P178
Cloud Symphony, 1957 [Combed clouds behind shadowed mountain range, vertical shot]

(GDC 2733/PF29532)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P179
Cloud Symphony, 1957 [Clouds behind shadowed mountain range, mid range horizontal shot]

(GDC 2734/PF29535)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P180

Diana Vreeland, 1965

(1 folder, 3 prints)

Three gelatin silver prints measuring 9x13.5 inches document noted columnist and fashion editor Diana Vreeland at work and in her office at Vogue. The prints are arranged by the Gary Davis Collection number (listed in parentheses immediately under the caption). A Rubenstein Library identification number has been assigned to each print (to the far right of the caption). Original captions are retained; captions in brackets have been supplied by Rubenstein Library staff.

[Vreeland, Marissa Berenson and another woman]

(GDC 2614/VF6658)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P181
[Vreeland examines drawing with man]

(GDC 2665)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P182
[Vreeland smoking cigarette in her office at Vogue]

(GDC 2669)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P183

Two gelatin silver print portraits of Juanita Smith, daughter of photojournalist W. Eugene Smith, about age 5. The prints measure 9x13.5 inches. Captions in brackets have been supplied by library staff.

W. Eugene Smith/Juanita Smith [Child with feet on table, hands clasped behind head]

(GDC 2618)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P184
W. Eugene Smith/Juanita Smith [Shot from behind, child looking left, holding maple leaves]

(GDC 2658)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P185

Prison, undated

(1 folder, 3 prints)

Three gelatin silver prints measuring 9x13.5 inches. Captions in brackets have been supplied by library staff.

[Shot through cell bars, man sitting on bed left foreground]

(7:27/GDC 2581)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P186
Prison, person in jail [Window reflects man in cell, reflecting man shaving in mirror]

(GDC 2580)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P187
[Clasped hands through white cell bars, perspective down hall of cells]

(GDC 2666)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P188

Speech Therapist, undated

(1 folder, 4 prints)

Four gelatin silver prints documenting interactions between a speech therapist and his young charges. Images derive from a 1960 Look profile of Richard Adams, an African American speech therapist and social worker who worked with primarily white children in rural Iowa. The prints are undated; they are arranged by the Gary Davis Collection number. Captions in brackets have been supplied by library staff. All prints measure 9x13.5 inches.

[Girl holds bouquet of flowers under therapist's chin]

(GDC 2582/FC 42-22-2A)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P189
[Girl clasps therapist's thumb]

(GDC 2583/FC 42)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P190
[Therapist left foreground, awaits train at the station]

(GDC 2593)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P191
[Girl holds speech therapist's chin in hands]

(GDC 2634/FC 42)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P192

Twenty-three gelatin silver prints ranging in size from 7x13.5 to 16x20 inches. Most prints are undated unless otherwise indicated. Several prints share content; some are matted or mounted. The prints are arranged by the Gary Davis Collection number (listed in parentheses immediately under the caption). Original captions have been retained; captions in brackets have been supplied by Rubenstein Library staff.

Subjects include barns, stilt-walkers, ambulances, and abstract images; places docoumented include Bartlesville, Oklahoma, New Orleans, New York, and Taos, New Mexico.

[Abstract; patterns resemble gauzy curtains in front of dripped paint], 1958

(GDC 2782/PF23249)

Mounted

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P193
Barn series, Ohio, 1953

(GDC 2567)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P194
Barn series, Ohio, 1953

(GDC 2671)

Copy of RL-10017-P194

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P195
[Extreme close-up of horse's head and neck]

(GDC 2677)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P196
[Close-up of leaves of plant with water droplet]

(GDC 2650)

Mounted

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P197
Ambulance [Looking into windows of ambulance at night]

(GDC 2641)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P198
Ambulance [Looking into windows of ambulance at night]

(GDC 2644)

Same content as print RL-10017-P198

(7 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P199
Ambulance [Looking into windows of ambulance at night]

(GDC 2722/PF29526)

Same content as print GDC 2641; copy of RL-10017-P199

(7 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P200
[Law offices of Pines and Sterling, window graffiti above]

(GDC 2570)

Same content as RL-10017-P202

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P201
[Law offices of Pines and Sterling, window graffiti above]

(GDC 2705)

Same content as RL-10017-P201

(7 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P202
[Mostly dark frame, street light illuminates the front of a Volkswagen Beetle]

(GDC 2703)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P203
New Orleans [Older woman center frame, cigarette wedged in side of mouth, shutters behind]

(GDC 2643)

Same content as print RL-10017-P205

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P204
New Orleans [Older woman center frame, cigarette wedged in side of mouth, shutters behind]

(GDC 2779/PF23322)

Same content as print RL-10017-P204

Mounted

(16 x 20 inches)
Box 28 Image RL-10017-P205
New York [Looming high rises, pigeon flies in right frame]

(GDC 2663)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P206
Philips 66 Building, Bartlesville, OK

(GDC 2545)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P207
[Reflection of a building on window, inside window hang globular lights]

(GDC 2672)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P208
Taos, New Mexico, 1957 [Church right frame, pigeons in flight top left frame]

(GDC 2662)

Same content as print RL-10017-P210

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P209
Taos, New Mexico, 1957 [Church right frame, pigeons in flight top left frame]

(GDC 2730)

Same content as print RL-10017-P209

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P210
[Man on stilts walks down street]

(GDC 2616)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P211
[Man on stilts stands on sidewalk, looking at camera]

(GDC 2654)

(9 x 13.5 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P212
[Man on stilts walking down the middle of the street, shot from behind]

(GDC 2655)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P213
[Toddler sits in shopping cart, lines of shopping carts behind]

(GDC 2675)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P214
[Tuba fills frame, with man's head peeking out bottom frame]

(GDC 2579)

(11 x 14 inches)
Box 26 Image RL-10017-P215
Unidentified contact sheets

Images are of individuals or groups of individuals, and seem to be shot in corporate settings; two sheets appear to be abstract images of beads.

Box 22

Contains biographical information in the form of curriculum vitae, interviews, and personal essays on teaching and photography; printed materials such as clippings, flyers, programs, magazine layouts, and other publicity relating to exhibits and published works; and a small group of correspondence, chiefly with publishers. Arranged within subseries and in chronological order.

McBride, Caryn, "Through the eyes of the witness," Westchester Generations, 1999 Oct.
Box 30
Interview with James Karales by Sam Stephenson, 2000 Sept. 16
Box 32
Obituary, The New York Times, 2002 Apr. 5
(2 copies)
Box 32
Curriculum vitae, undated
Box 32
Essay on teaching by Karales, undated
Box 32
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation application, supporting documentation, and curriculum vita, undated
Box 32
Who's Who In America entry submission, undated
Box 32
Negative envelopes for job 2309, 1965 Mar. 26-May 18
Box 32
"Black emergence," unidentified publication, undated
Box 32
Image for book, "60s book/Selma march," unidentified publication, undated
Box 32
"A march for integration in Selma, Alabama," unidentified publication, undated
Box 32
March from Selma image for exhibit, untitled and undated
Box 32
Photo cropping guide for March from Selma image, untitled and undated
Box 32
Photocopy of March from Selma image, untitled and undated
Box 32
Photocopies of contact sheets and photos, undated
Box 32
Photocopies of images, undated
Box 32
Floats, bands and marchers thrill sesqui parade spectators, The Canton Repository, 1955 Aug. 21
Box 32
Eyes on the prize: the prize is civil rights, Dial, 1987 Jan.
Box 32
Woodstock Times, 1997 Sept. 18
Box 32
Boxer, Sarah, "Photography review: the night side of black and white," The New York Times, 1999 July 23
Box 32
Goldberg, Vicki, photography review: Beyond a famous shot, the art of a lifetime, The New York Times, 1999 July 23

(3 copies)

Box 32
William Gedney exhibit review, exhibit at Gallery 292, Village Voice, 1999 July 27
Box 32
Photography exhibit review, exhibit at Howard Greenberg Gallery, Village Voice, 1999 July 28 - Aug. 3
Box 32
Photography exhibit review, exhibit at Greenberg, The New Yorker, 1999 Aug. 2
Box 32
William Gedney exhibit review, exhibit at Gallery 292, The New Yorker, 1999 Aug. 2
Box 32
Westchester Magazine, 2002
Box 32
Rye Magazine, 2009
Box 32
National Endowment for the Humanities, undated
Box 32
Reynolds, Barbara, TV series teaches how a movement is made,USA Today, 1987 Jan. 21
Box 29
Goldberg, Vicki, photography review: Remembering the faces in the Civil Rights struggle, "The New York Times, 1994 July 17
Box 29
Zimmerman, Kevin, PBS 25th anniversary: Making room for quality time: upscale, loyal viewership remains intact; solid fare plays key role in success, unknown publication, 1994 Mar. 14-20
Box 31
Norklun, Kathi, Looks like America: classic images from Look magazine at Coffey Gallery, Woodstock Times, 1997 Sept. 18
Box 31

Folders of letters and notes mostly concerning permissions for publication of images. In some cases, Karales was not the direct recipient of the letters, but was copied on the exchange.

Smith, Claire, Harold Ober Associates, 1971 July 20
Box 32
Maxey, David, 1971 July 23 and undated
Box 32
Zerby, Donna P., Corporate Communications, Scott, 1971 Nov. 18
Box 32
Matthews, Margaret, Reader's Digest, 1982 Mar. 15
Box 32
Durland, Steven, General Manager, Astro Artz, Inc., 1983 Aug. 22
Box 32
Boston Publishing Company, 1984 Mar.-1985 Aug.
Box 32
Courtwright, David, Professor of History, University of North Florida, 1999 Jan. 25
Box 32
Carlos from Michigan, undated
Box 32
Smith, Jerome B., Supervisor, Visual Information, Weyerhaeuser Company, Correspondence, 1961 Oct. 4
Box 32
Weyerhaeuser Company, exhibit, undated

Includes photo captions printed on company letter-head.

Box 32
Negative envelopes for job 5264, 1969 Aug. 4-Dec. 8
Box 32
Excerpts from interview with Father Bruce Ritter, undated
Box 32
"An explosion of aggression," unidentified publication, undated
Box 32
Photocopies of images, undated
Box 32
Martin Luther King, Jr. from Montgomery to Memphis, exhibit pamphlet, New York State Museum, 1983 Jan. 15
Box 32
King: a photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., exhibit pamphlet, Viking Studio, undated
Box 32
Unidentified publication, undated
Box 32
Pamphlet, National Historic Site, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1999
Box 30
Photocopies of slides of New York City, Pine, New York, Croton, New York, and Townshend, Vermont, 1972-1980
Box 32
James H. Karales: an adventure in photojournalism, exhibit at Rizzoli Gallery, N.Y., New York, 1980 May 29-June 30
Box 32
Images from SEI Corporation annual report (images taken by Karales), 1987
Box 32
Miscellaneous images, 1993 Oct. 20 and undated
Box 32
"Look again: photojournalism by Look magazine staffers: Charlotte Brooks, Phillip Harrington, James H. Karales, Tony Vaccaro," exhibit at the Coffey Gallery, Kingston, New York, 1997 Sept. 6-Oct. 1
Box 32
Witness (exhibit), 1999 June 25-July 31
Box 32
Map of New York and New Jersey, undated
Box 32
1965 (Columbia record cover), undated
Box 32
Picture credits and acknowledgments, unknown publication, undated
Box 32
Sixties (photocopy of poster/pamphlet), undated
Box 32
Special pre-schooling for 5-year-olds with learning disabilities, undated
Box 32
Exhibit poster, New York State Museum, 1983
Box 28
Karales, James H., Ohio sub hunters, Cleveland Plain Dealer Pictorial Magazine, 1955 Aug. 21
(2 copies)
Box 31
Castan, Sam and James H. Karales, Vietnam, Look, 1965 Apr. 6
Box 31
Castan, Sam and James H. Karales, Saigon: stained pearl of the orient, Look, 1966 May 17

(2 copies)

Box 31
Spike, Robert W., Our churches' sin against the Negro, Look, 1965 May 18
Box 31
Castan, Sam and James H. Karales, The new New York: victims of welfare, unknown publication, undated
Box 31
Brooks, Charlotte, Look Editorial Preview, 1964 Jan. 28 and Inside Look, 1967 Feb. 3
Box 32
[Outer space ghost story], Look, 1966 Feb. 22
Box 32
1966 All-American cities, Look Editorial Preview, 1967 Apr. 18
Box 32
Chapter 2: What teaching is like, unknown publication, 1979 June 14
Box 32
Negroes-history/March to Selma, American Heritage, 1982 June/July
Box 32
The children's crusade saves the day and Bloody Sunday in Selma, unknown publications, 1997 Apr. 24
Box 32
Photocopies of images from the civil rights series, unknown publication, 2000 Feb. 17
Box 32
Chapter 6: African Americans, the struggle for civil rights, unknown publication, undated
Box 32
Chapter 32: Leadership of the 1960s, unknown publication, undated
Box 32
Dulli, five poems, unknown publication, undated
Box 32
Helping with drug misuse, unknown publication, undated
Box 32
Images from book on career options, unknown publication, undated
Box 32
Images from copy about payroll, undated
Box 32
The march from Selma to Montgomery finally begins, Martin Luther King, Jr., undated
Box 32
Marchers, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 1965, unknown publicationundated
Box 32
[Moral therapy in Gheel, Belgium], unknown publication, undated
Box 32
Pembroke, Herbert, 10.4 civil rights demonstration, unknown publication, undated
Box 32
Williams, Juan, Eyes on the prize: America's civil rights years, 1954-1965, New York: Viking Penguin Inc., undated
Box 32
Look magazine, 1965 Apr. 6, "Vietnam"
Box 30
Exhibit materials, undated
(2 folders)
Box 33
Research notes on Rendville, Ohio and Perry County, Ohio, undated
Box 33
Negative envelopes from jobs 1610 and 2735, 1963 Nov. 18-1968 Dec. 10
Box 33
Photocopies of contact sheets and prints, undated
Box 33

A variety of recordings and still images: a video (VHS) of photographs by Karales; a CD-R of an interview conducted with Karales on September 16, 2000; an audiocassette of remarks made by Sam Stephenson at an opening of a Karales exhibit at Duke, April 2005; and a CD-R from 2006 with JPEG files of 31 photos from the Vietnam series.

Audiovisual materials, 2000-2006 and undated
Box 33

Historical Note

James H. Karales was born in Canton, Ohio in 1930. In 1955, Karales graduated from Ohio University with BFA in photography. Upon graduation, he began a mentorship with W. Eugene Smith, who at that time was printing his Pittsburg photographs. Karales learned printing skills under Smith, while pursuing his own projects in Rendville and the Pacific Northwest. In 1960, he joined the staff at Look magazine, where he worked until it ceased publication in 1971. At Look, he took some of his most iconic pictures, documenting Martin Luther King, Jr., the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march, Vietnam and the Lower East Side. Karales receieved numerous awards, such as the Overseas Press Club Award and the Picture of the Year. His photographs are housed in many collections including the International Center of Photography, the High Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Chronology List

DateEvent(s)
1930 July 15Born in Canton, Ohio
1955Graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts;
Became darkroom assistant to photographer W. Eugene Smith
1955Cleveland Plain Dealer Pictorial Magazine published Ohio Sub Hunters by James Karales
1956Journeyed to Rendville, Ohio for documentary photography shoot
1958-1959Edward Steichen purchased two Rendville, Ohio prints for Museum of Modern Art;
Helen Gee exhibited Karales' Rendville photographic essay at Limelight Gallery, Greenwich Village;
Traveled to the Pacific Northwest to document logging practices and culture
1960Joined the staff ofLook magazine
1962-1963Photographed Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers in the civil rights movement
1963Look published The New New York: Victims of Welfare by Sam Castan, with images by Karales
1964-1967Traveled twice to South Vietnam, capturing images from the Vietnam War
1965Look publishes What Johnson Faces in South Vietnam by Sam Castan, with images by Karales
1965Photographed the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery Ala.;
Won award for Pictures of the Year.
1965Look magazine published Our Churches’ Sin Against the Negro by Robert W. Spike, with images by Karales
1966Look magazine published Saigon: Stained Pearl of the Orient by Sam Castan, with images by Karales
1969, 1975, 1985Photojournalistic work on the Lower East Side, New York City
1971Look magazine folded; Karales launched career as independent photographer
1999First major solo gallery exhibit at Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York City
2002 Apr. 1Died at the age of 71, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
2005Duke University Special Collections Gallery exhibition, James Karales: Photographs 1956-1969
2006Kennedy Museum of Art exhibition, James Karales: Photojournalist
2013 Jan.-MayGibbes Museum exhibition, in Charleston, S.C.: Witness to History: Civil Rights Era Photographs by James Karales
2013 MayUniversity of South Carolina publishes Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales, by Julian Cox with Rebekah Jacob and Monica Karales and a foreword by Andrew Young.
ForthcomingJames Karales, by James Karales, published by Steidl, texts by Vicki Goldberg, Howard Greenberg and Sam Stephenson.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James H. Karales photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The James H. Karales photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift from 2004-2009, with additional photographs received as a gift from the Gary Davis Collection in New York City in 2008, 2011, and 2012.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Joanne Fairhurst, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, May 2013

Encoded by Joanne Fairhurst, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, June 2013

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2004-0037, 2006-0048, 2006-0051, 2006-0129, 2006-0130, 2007-0172, 2008-0301, 2009-0274, 2011-1035, and 2012-0023.

Originally processed and encoded by Rebecca Arnold, John Attaway III, Marlyse H. MacDonald, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, and Daniel Ruccia, March-June 2007. Additions processed and encoded by Willeke Sandler, February 2012.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.