The Personalities and Activities of the Self-Help Cooperatives of California collection contains 80 mounted silver gelatin
prints taken from 1933-34. The prints were originally included in the "Exhibition of Photographs and Etchings of Personalities
and Activities in the Self-Help Cooperatives of California," held in 1934 at The University of California at Berkeley. The
exhibition was organized by University of California Professor of Economics Paul Schuster Taylor, following his study of the
self-help cooperative organizations formed in California during the early years of the Great Depression. The intent of the
exhibition was to document the diverse range of individuals (often referred to as "cooperators"), activities, and challenges
which characterized the cooperative effort. Among the organizations represented in the exhibition were the Unemployed Exchange
Association, the Pacific Cooperative League, the Orange County Cooperatives, the Unemployed Citizens' League, and the Unemployed
Cooperative Relief Association. The exhibition photographs were provided by the California State Emergency Relief Administration
and by the photographers. Also featured in the exhibition were etchings by Dayton Brown of Los Angeles.
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to reproduce photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.