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Harry Crosby Collection
MSS 0333  
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Description
The Harry Crosby Collection contains photographs of UC 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). Also included are black-and-white negatives documenting Sonora, Mexico, between 1960-1970; Tijuana in 1964; and a study of ranches and ranch life in Baja California from 1967-1997.
Background
Harry W. 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
11.0 Linear feet (3 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 136 mounted photographs, and over 5,000 negatives)