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.
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