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Finding Aid to the Alan Copeland Photograph Archive
BANC PIC 2017.041  
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Description
Journalistic photographs of events and other newsworthy topics in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco and other locations in the Bay Area, California and beyond, taken chiefly in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Background
Alan Copeland (1943-2012): born in Canada; studied at Shimer College and University of Wisconsin, Madison; moved to Berkeley in 1967; photographer for the Berkeley Barb and Berkeley Tribe in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and later such outlets as Ramparts, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and New York Times; founded Photon West agency with Stephen Shames and other photographers; was also affiliated with Associated Press, Black Star and Woodfin Camp & Associates agencies; author of People's Park (1969) and Black Mesa: the Angel of Death (1973); later in life practiced as a studio photographer and taught at Vista College in Berkeley.
Extent
approximately 23,000 photographs in 13 boxes : black and white negatives, color transparencies and gelatin silver prints ; various sizes and formats
Restrictions
Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Copyright for material created by Alan Copeland has been assigned to the University of California Regents, managed by The Bancroft Library. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright 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 owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Negatives and slides available by appointment only.