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The Bill Harvey Collection features a variety of subjects representative of most of Harvey's professional career as a publicity, commercial news, business, and freelance photographer. His wide range of subjects include World War II promotions and pinups, the Republican National Convention, KTTV, insurance groups, and travel companies. The collection consists of largely photographic materials in the format of negatives and prints. It also contains ephemera, index cards, memorabilia, correspondence, manuscripts, newsletters, handbooks, publications, clippings, and drawings.
William "Bill" Jefferson Harvey was born in Nebraska in 1917. He majored in design at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1943, he joined Rothschild Photography, a photographic firm under Otto Rothschild located in Los Angeles. Some of Harvey's early assignments focused on domestic war efforts, such as the Victory House, the United Services Organization, and the Food Machinery Corporation's Water Buffalo.
20.82 linear feet
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection is in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
This collection is open for research use.