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Muro (Jack) Photographs
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Box 1

Series 1 Photographs Approximately 1942-1947

Physical Description: 310 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Printed photographs taken by Jack Muro primarily during his time at the Amache concentration camp and the surrounding town of Granada, Colorado during World War II. There are some photographs taken pre-war in Winters, California and Los Angeles, California as well as some unidentified beach photographs. There are many images of festivals and fairs, the Amache police station, sunsets, and Jack’s friends.
Box 1

Series 2 Contact Sheets 1942-1945

Physical Description: 144 contact sheets

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of contact sheets created by Jack Muro during World War II. They have been cut into individual photos and sorted by subject. There are also two over-sized scrapbook pages with contact sheets pasted to them. Some images have short comments underneath written by Jack Muro.


Items in this series are arranged in original order. Folder titles are based on the subjects determined by Jack Muro.
Box 2

Series 3 Negatives Approximately 1942-1945

Physical Description: 575 negatives

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series is primarily 35mm negatives developed by Jack Muro in his underground dark room. There are some 120mm negatives as well. These negatives echo the contents of Series 1 and capture daily life in Amache. Some photographs were taken before or after World War II. and include general images from Northern California like the family’s home in Winters, San Francisco, and Berkeley.
Box 3

Series 4 Artifacts Approximately 1942-1947

Physical Description: 1 negative box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This includes the original box that housed Jack Muro’s negatives.