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Powers (David) Photograph Collection
MSS.2009.15  
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, San Francisco Archives & Special Collections
    Title: David Powers photograph collection
    creator: Powers, David
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2009.15
    Physical Description: 16 Linear Feet (12 cartons, 1 oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): 1975-2003
    Abstract: This collection contains photographs created by freelance photographer David Powers while on assignment for the University of California, San Francisco between 1975 and 2002. The collection includes negatives, slides, contact sheets, and a small number of prints. Photographic subjects include UCSF students, researchers, patients, campus buildings, and events.

    Biographical / Historical

    David Powers is a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He worked as a freelance photographer for the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for over 25 years, notably between 1975 and 2002. Powers worked for various UCSF offices, including the News Office and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and his work appeared in UCSF publications including UCSF Magazine, UCSF News, annual reports, and course catalogs and announcements.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains photographs created by freelance photographer David Powers while on assignment for the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) between 1975 and 2002. Images in the collection were completed for various UCSF offices, including the News Office and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and appeared in UCSF publications including UCSF Magazine, UCSF News, annual reports, and course catalogs and announcements. The collection contains negatives, slides, contact sheets, and a small number of prints. Photographic subjects include UCSF researchers, patients, administrators, students, doctors, nurses, and health care professionals. Also included are images of campus buildings, laboratories, and university events.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged chronologically by year. Within each year, folders are arranged in ascending order according to job number followed by subject-headed folders. Original folder names have been maintained. For most of the collection, folders are named according to job number. The first two numbers in the job number represent the year of the photographic assignment. For instance, folder 88221 includes images created in 1988. Other folders in the collection are named according to subject and/or date, for instance “patient care, 1985.” Scope and content notes have been added at the folder level to better illustrate some of the photographic subjects. These notes are derived from writings on the original folders and/or from notes taken by various processing archivists.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. David Powers retains copyright during his lifetime; it passes to the Regents of the University of California upon his death. All requests for permission to publish material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    David Powers photograph collection, 1975-2003, MSS 2009-15. Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of David Powers received in 2010.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Publicity photographs.
    University of California, San Francisco -- Alumni and alumnae.
    University of California, San Francisco -- Students
    Powers, David