Scope and Content
Title: Douglas Menuez photography collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.PHOTO.0451
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material:
130.0 Linear feet
(206 manuscript boxes, 104 flat boxes; 345,000 negatives/slides; 5 CD-ROMs)
Date (inclusive): 1986-2006
Contains photographic materials, including prints, contact sheets, negatives and slides, relating to Menuez's documentation
of major Silicon Valley companies, as well as to fine art book projects, photo essays and photo shoots for newspapers, magazines,
advertising campaigns, annual reports and other commissioned work.
Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.
The following boxes containing negatives are CLOSED except to staff for duplication purposes:
Series 3: Boxes 1-7 - Researchers should refer to the corresponding contact sheets in Series 1.
Series 5: Boxes 28-49, 55 - Researchers should refer to the corresponding contact sheets in Series 5, Subseries 1. Jobs or
Series 1, Subseries 1. Jobs (for Farallon).
Series 6: Box 2 - Researchers should refer to the corresponding contact sheets in Series 6, Subseries 1 and 2.
The following boxes containing electronic media are CLOSED to researchers:
Series 4: Box 1 - Materials on CD-ROM may require 2-4 weeks for reformatting. Hard drive is CLOSED to researchers, but the
contents are available via Stanford's Image Gallery (http://collections.stanford.edu/images/bin/page?forward=home).
Series 8: Boxes CM-1 and CM-2 - Materials on CDs may require 2-4 weeks for reformatting.
Property rights reside with the repository. Intellectual rights to the images reside with their creator, Douglas Menuez, or
his heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Department of
Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries.
Douglas Menuez photography collection, Mss Photo 0451. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
Gift of Douglas Menuez, 2004 (Accession 2004-060); 2005 (Accession 2005-126); 2006 (Accession 2006-207); 2007 (Accession 2007-081);
2008 (Accessions 2008-118 and 2008-179); 2010 (Accession 2010-209); 2011 (Accession 2011-132) and 2012 (2012-123).
Award-winning documentary photographer Douglas Menuez was born in Texas in 1957. He studied art and photography at the San
Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University, and began his varied career shooting first for the
Washington Post in 1981 followed by
Fortune Magazine and many other publications worldwide over the past twenty-five years. He’s covered major news stories including the famine
in Ethiopia, the destruction of the Amazon, the AIDS crisis, drug wars, presidential campaigns, the Olympics, five Super Bowls
and the World Series. His portraits of key figures range from Mother Teresa and Robert Redford, to President Clinton and Bill
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Menuez pursued a long-term project documenting the rise of Silicon Valley behind the scenes.
With unprecedented access to almost every major technology company, including Apple, Adobe, Sun Microsystems, NeXT Inc and
others, he covered digital pioneers such as Steve Jobs, Andy Grove, John Warnock, Bill Joy and John Doerr. Working first for
Life Magazine, Menuez continued covering start-ups and established giants until the collapse of the dot.coms. This era was one of the most
turbulent and significant--more jobs and wealth were created than ever before in human history.
Menuez' advertising campaigns for global brands include Chevrolet, Nikon, Siemens, Hewlett Packard, Northwest Airlines, Coca
Cola, Nokia, and Microsoft. His work has been honored by many organizations, including the Kelly Awards, The AOP London, The
Cannes Festival, The One Show, The Art Director's Club of NY, Photo District News, The Epson Creativity Award, American Photography,
Graphis, and Communication Arts.
Menuez has had solo and group shows of his work in Milan, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and London. His most recent
one-man shows include "Heaven, Earth, Tequila" at the Holbrook Arts Center, Millbrook, NY and "Transcendent Spirit" at Farmani
Gallery, Los Angeles.
Menuez' work has also been featured in nine of the bestselling
Day in the Life books, including the cover of
A Day in the Life of Africa in 2002. In 1989, Menuez co-produced with David Elliott Cohen
15 Seconds: The Great California Earthquake of 1989, which raised over a half-million dollars for earthquake victims. In 1993, Menuez published
Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton, Beyond Words Press, which was named one of the best 100 books of the past five years by Graphis. Recent books include
Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, Waterside Publishing, 2005, and
Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda, Beaufort Books, NY, 2008, with all proceeds to help Ugandan AIDS orphans. Menuez is currently working on a new book and
Fearless Genius: A Visual Memoir of Silicon Valley.
In 2009, Menuez formed Menuez Archive Projects, his exclusive boutique stock library featuring rights-managed images from
his 30 years of award-winning imagery.
Menuez currently lives in New York City with his wife and son.
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Scope and Content
This collection consists of contact sheets, prints, slides, caption sheets, model releases, clippings, tear sheets, publications,
portfolios and other material related to the photojournalism, documentary, commercial, and commissioned photography work of
Accessions 2004-060 and 2005-126 comprise Series 1. Silicon Valley Documentary. Series 1 contains prints, slides and contact
sheets and is divided into two principal subseries: Jobs and Edits. Jobs are identified by the project or job name (
24 Hours in Cyberspace, Adobe Systems, Apple Corporation,
Against All Odds-One Digital Day,
Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, Newton, Next, Inc. and Farallon Computing). Subseries 2. Edits includes Silicon Valley
and Reportage Selects removed from the Jobs subseries for editorial and other purposes.
This collection does not have a Series 2.
Negatives have been removed from Series 1. Jobs and filed in Series 3. Negatives (CLOSED except to staff for duplication
purposes). Please note that although Series 3. Negatives mirrors the structure of Series 1, not every negative has a corresponding
print, slide or contact sheet. The scope and content field for most folders contains a complete list of the contact/negative
roll numbers assigned by Menuez and his staff.
Series 4. Electronic Media consists of 5 CD-ROMs and 1 hard drive and is CLOSED to researchers. Please note that electronic
media may take between 2-4 weeks for reformatting. The images contained in the hard drive are available online via Image Gallery
Series 5. Accessions 2006-207 and 2007-081 consists of contact sheets, slides, prints, negatives, caption sheets and notes
and is arranged into 4 subseries: Jobs, Photo Shoots, Negatives and Tear Sheets. Subseries 1. Jobs is arranged alphabetically
by company or project. The number of images in each project was provided by the donor and is an approximation only. Corresponding
negatives have been removed for preservation purposes and can be found in Subseries 3. Negatives (CLOSED except to staff for
duplication purposes). Subseries 2. Photo Shoots is arranged alphabetically by subject. Negatives have been removed and stored
in flat boxes for preservation purposes and are OPEN to research. Many negatives do not correspond to contact sheets and are
occasionally unnumbered. Not all rolls of negatives are complete. Subseries 3. Negatives is CLOSED except to staff for duplication
purposes. Researchers should refer to the corresponding contact sheets in Series 5, Subseries 1. Jobs and Series 1, Subseries
1. Jobs (for Farallon images). Subseries 4. Tear Sheets consists of 2 folders of tear sheets relating to commercial photography
Contact sheets and negatives relating to Go Corporation and Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers-Aspen comprise Series 6.
Accession 2008-118. The negatives are CLOSED except to staff for duplication purposes.
Series 7. Accession 2008-179 is arranged into 4 subseries: Jobs, Portfolio, Publications and Tear Sheets and Prints. Subseries
1. Jobs consists of prints, contact sheets, transparencies, negatives and related material, such as caption sheets, model
releases and correspondence, related to Menuez's photography jobs. Many of the photographs were commissioned for publication
US News and World Report,
People, and others. Negatives have been separated and housed in flat boxes for preservation purposes, and are OPEN to researchers.
Numbers of photographic materials by format are noted in scope and content notes of many folders, and are approximate. Subseries
2. Portfolio consists of a number of Menuez's professional portfolios and contains prints, negatives and slides. Subseries
3. Publications and Tear Sheets contains examples of Doug Menuez's photography in printed publications, including tear sheets,
advertisements, magazines, annual reports, brochures, etc. Subseries 4. Prints contains prints related to Menuez's documentary
photography jobs, photo shoots and photo essays.
Series 8. Accession 2011-132 is arranged into 2 subseries: Jobs and Jobs - Computer Media. Subseries 1. Jobs consists of
slides, negatives and contact sheets of Menuez's commercial work. Subseries 2. Jobs - Computer Media consists of CDs (97)
that have been removed from Subseries 1. Jobs for preservation purposes. The CDs are CLOSED to researchers and may require
2-4 weeks for reformatting.
Series 9. Accession 2012-123 consists of one folder of 35mm slides.
Published works by Menuez, or publications containing work by menuez:
Drag Meet: 1996. Sears Point Race Track, California. Amateur drag racers. Offset printing, edition of 500.
Facetime. 2006, Woodstock (NY). Various portraits, including: Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola, Bob Weir, Sonia Braga,
Martin Cruz Smith, Delroy Lindo, Natasha Richardson, and others. Indigo printing, edition of 100.
Heaven, Earth, Tequila: un viaje al corazón de México. Photographs by Douglas Menuez; introduction by Victor Villaseñor; text
by Doug Menuez with Andrés Zamudio. 141,  p. : ill. Waterside Press, Cardiff-by-the-Sea (CA), 2005. ISBN#: 0976680106
My Year in the Wilderness. 1996. A collection of images 1970-1996 taken in various locations, including: Brazil, Italy, France,
China and Spain. Inkjet printing on watercolor paper. Edition of 10.
Transcendent Spirit: The Orphans of Uganda. Photographs by Douglas Menuez; introduction by Dame Elizabeth Taylor; text by
Rachel Scheier. 151 p. : ill. Beaufort Books, New York, 2008. ISBN#: 9780825305856
A Day in the Life of Africa. David Elliot Cohen, Susan Wels and Lee Lieberman Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 288 p.
: ill., maps. Tides Foundation, San Francisco, 2002. ISBN#: 0971802106
Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton. Photographs by Doug Menuez; introduction by Paul Saffo; text by Marcos Kounalakis.
176 p. : ill. Beyond Words, Hillsboro (OR), 1993. ISBN#: 0941831949
:15: Fifteen Seconds: The Great California Earthquake of 1989. David Elliot Cohen; Douglas Menuez and Ron Tussy, Editors.
119 p.,  p. : ill. The Tides Foundation, San Francisco, 1989. ISBN#: 1559630418
The materials are arranged in nine series based upon accessions, and have been further broken down into subseries, and, in
Series 1, subsubseries. The arrangement of the collection is as follows:
Series 1. Silicon Valley Documentary 1988-2002
Subseries 1. Jobs
Subsubseries 1. 24 Hours in Cyberspace, 1988-2002
Subsubseries 2. Adobe Systems, 1988-1995
Subsubseries 3. Apple Computer, 1990-1997
Subsubseries 4. Against All Odds, One Digital Day, 1997
Subsubseries 5. Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton, 1993-1996
Subsubseries 6. Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, 1992-1996
Subsubseries 7. Newton, 1992-1993
Subsubseries 8. Next, Inc., 1986-1991
Subsubseries 9. Farallon Computing, 1989-1991
Subseries 2. Edits
Subsubseries 1. Reportage Selects
Subsubseries 2. Silicon Valley Selects
Series 3. Negatives
Series 4. Electronic Media
Series 5. Accessions 2006-207 and 2007-081
Subseries 1. Jobs
Subseries 2. Photo Shoots
Subseries 3. Negatives
Subseries 4. Tear Sheets
Series 6. Accession 2008-118
Subseries 1. Jobs
Subseries 2. Selects
Subseries 3. Negatives
Series 7. Accession 2008-179
Subseries 1. Jobs
Subseries 2. Portfolio
Subseries 3. Publications and Tear Sheets
Subseries 4. Prints
Series 8. Accession 2011-132
Subseries 1. Jobs
Subseries 2. Jobs - Computer Media
Series 9. Accession 2012-123
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Apple Computer, Inc.
Callaway Golf Co.
Charles Schwab Corporation.
Clinton, Bill, 1946-
Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-
Doerr, John E.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Eastman Kodak Company.
Eastwood, Clint, 1930-
Eddie Bauer, Inc..
Farallon Computing (Firm)
Feinstein, Dianne, 1933-
Gates, Bill, 1955-
General Electric Company.
General Motors Corporation. Chevrolet Motor Division.
Hewlett Packard Company
International Business Machines Corporation.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co..
Jaguar Cars Ltd..
Joy, William N.
Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers ;
Lindo, Delroy, 1952-
Mullarkey, Karen, 1942-
NeXT Computer, Inc..
Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Perot, H. Ross, 1930-
Reebok International Ltd..
Smith & Hawken.
Warnock, John, 1940-
Wells, Fargo & Company.
Wozniak, Steve, 1950-
Computer software industry--United States--Photographs
Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)