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Harry Crosby Collection
MSS 0333  
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Description
The Harry Crosby Collection contains photographs of the University of California, San Diego; an exhibit of photographs entitled "Baja California, 1967-1992: Photographs by Harry Crosby" and a book proposal which led to the publication of THE CAVE PAINTINGS OF BAJA CALIFORNIA (1975). The bulk of the UCSD photographs were taken to illustrate a promotional brochure entitled WE PROPOSE TO CHALLENGE and document buildings and campus life during the mid-1960s. The Baja California photograph exhibit includes images of peninsular mission architecture, historic places, everyday life on remote ranches, and landmarks along the unpaved transpeninsular highway. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) PHOTOGRAPHS OF UCSD, 2) BAJA CALIFORNIA, 1967-1992 PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBIT and 3) MANUSCRIPTS.
Background
Harry Crosby was born in Seattle, Washington, on June 10, 1926. He received his B.A from Occidental College in 1948 and his masters degree from San Diego State University in 1951. In 1963, he retired from teaching in the San Diego Unified School District to become a professional photographer. Between 1963 and 1974, Crosby worked in commercial photography, specializing in brochure, magazine and book illustration.
Extent
10.20 linear feet (3 archives boxes and 92 mounted photographs)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research