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Language of Material:
The Bancroft Library
Title: Dennis Galloway Photographs of the University of California, Berkeley,
Identifier/Call Number: UARC PIC 27A and 2700A
in 93 boxes:
105,227 negatives (35mm, 120, and 4x5 format), 222 photographic prints, 454 proofsheets, 49 transparencies (35mm and 120 format)
Date (inclusive): circa 1962-1996
Abstract: Photographs taken, chiefly for campus publications, of scenes, people, and events at the University of California, Berkeley.
Language of Material: English
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
The collection is open for research. Negatives and transparencies are available by appointment only. Original prints are restricted.
Acquired from Dennis Galloway in 1996.
[Identification of item], Dennis Galloway Photographs of the University of California, Berkeley, UARC PIC 27A, University
Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Scope and Content Note
Dennis Galloway began taking photographs for campus publications in 1961 and continued until 1996; these photographs appeared
regularly in such campus newsletters as the Cal Report and the Monday Paper, and the California Monthly published by the California
Alumni Association. Accordingly many subjects are covered, as they would be in such publications, from news stories about
individuals to coverage of large public events such as Charter Day, as well as general views of the campus.
Galloway also took photographs for various schools and colleges for their announcements and other publications. The College
of Chemistry is especially well represented, but others include the College of Engineering, the School of Education, University
Extension. These pictures often are of individual faculty members, but they also include classroom and laboratory scenes,
some student activities, and often general campus shots just to include a bit of the flavor of Berkeley. He also took many
pictures of drama and dance presentations on campus for the Department of Dramatic Art.
Galloway did not take many pictures of athletics or of the various protest movements that occurred in Berkeley during the
Galloway was interested in music, and there are many pictures of musicians, particularly of guitarists and lutenists, even
though these might not have any relation to the Berkeley Campus. There is also a fine series of photographs of the Indian
Rodeo at Fallon, Nevada, in 1970. Galloway also took photographs for the East Bay Review of the Performing Arts, some of which
can be found in this collection. Another interesting set of photographs is of book sellers in Berkeley, taken for an article
which appeared in the Cal Monthly in 1967. There are a number of pictures of campus construction and construction workers
in the earlier years of the collection, of San Francisco urban renewal related pictures in 1968, and of comedian Mort Sahl
The collection as acquired is primarily of 35mm, 120, and 4x5 inch negatives. Galloway has a separate series of numbers for
each of these sizes, with the letters M, L, and V appended to designate the three sizes. Accordingly the item list of these
negatives is in three series, each of which is in almost perfect chronological order, even though not all negatives were dated.
When Galloway took several rolls of film for one assignment, he apparently numbered them as they were developed but not necessarily
in the order in which they were taken, so specific subjects in a large set do not necessarily fall together. Also it seems
apparent that he usually carried more than one camera on assignments; if he had more than one assignment on a given day, shots
from each of those assignments may appear on each of several rolls of film, and even in different size formats-related pictures
may be found in more than one series. Galloway's description, usually on the envelope of the first roll of negatives, was
usually inclusive of the entire range of photographs of the set, so an attempt has been made to make the entries in the finding
aid much more specific after examining the negatives.
Not many prints came with the collection (and those that came were often unidentified), so it was decided to try to assemble
a set of photocopies of the images published from these negatives (when they could be located) in order to facilitate use
of the collection. Obviously from any given assignment only a very limited number of the images were actually used. No published
image was found for a very large number of the assignments. In some instances there are several images almost exactly the
same, and it was impossible to determine exactly which negative had been used. The set of photocopies provided also includes
photocopies of the original prints that did come with the collection, and these latter have been restricted. Indication of
a photocopy from a roll with more than one topic does not necessarily mean that all topics are represented; it means there
is a photocopy of at least one image from that roll. The photocopies are of varying quality; they do give an impression of
the image, which is usually of much higher quality than the photocopy might suggest.
Rounding out the collection as Series 4 and 5 are a small section of transparencies (unnumbered by Galloway) and of photographic
prints for which no corresponding negatives could be found.
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