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Sturdevant (Saundra) Photography Archive
M2005  
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Description
Saundra Sturdevant was photojournalist specializing in women's labor issues. The collection contains many prints, slides and negatives, as well as material for her book “Let the Good Times Roll: Prostitution and the U.S. Military in Asia.”
Background
Saundra Pollack Sturdevant (d. 2013) was an Asian scholar, photojournalist, and activist specializing in women's labor issues. Sturdevant grew up rural Missouri, earned her PhD in modern Chinese history at the University of Chicago, and attended UC Berkeley for her post-doc, later teaching there. In the 1980s, she largely left academia for photography after she began taking pictures in Beijing. For much of her career, Sturdevant focused on relations between overseas servicemen and the local "comfort" industry, particularly in Asia. She founded the Migrant Photography Project in California, teaching photography and self-documentation to women farmworkers. She also worked in India, Mexico and Hawaii, and was active in the Quakers’ American Friend Service Committee.
Extent
24 Linear Feet (8 RSBs, 2 MBs, 13 flat boxes)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy