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Powk (Johnathan) Papers on Carnaval San Francisco
SFH 561  
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Description
From 1972-1977, Johnathan Powk was an art director for San Francisco PBS station KQED. From 1977-1978 he made his first trip to South America, which resulted in a long term relationship with Brazil and the first of many Canavals in Rio de Janeiro (1978) as an observer, participant and employee. His designs were used in the MECA CARNAVAL and SAMBA DA ALLEGRIA group of 1982 and subsequent years.
Background
JOHNATHAN POWK: From 1972-1977, Johnathan Powk was an art director for San Francisco PBS station KQED designing graphics and sets for a variety of programs. From 1977-1978 he made his first trip to South America, which resulted in a long term relationship with Brazil and the first of many Canavals in Rio de Janeiro (1978) as an observer, participant and employee. He fell in love at first sight with the music, the color, the spectacle and costume!
Extent
2 pamphlet boxes, 1 oversized flat-box (2 Cubic Feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.