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Dean Kinter photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge construction
MSS-264  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dean Kinter photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge construction
    Dates: approximately 1932-1937
    Collection Number: MSS-264
    Creator/Collector: Kinter, Dean
    Extent: 1 manuscript box, 2 oversize boxes (3.75 linear feet)
    Repository: California Academy of Sciences
    San Francisco, California 94118
    Abstract: The collection of photographs taken by Dean Kinter document the daily work on the construction of the bridges and also includes some miscellaneous manuscripts.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Access is unrestricted.

    Preferred Citation

    Dean Kinter photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge construction. California Academy of Sciences

    Acquisition Information

    Received from the Dean Kinter family in 1988.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Dean Kinter was born in 1909 in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Dayton’s Steele High School in 1924, and came to California in 1927. Kinter was a Mechanical Engineer and Inspector of the Golden Gate Bridge and was later employed by John A. Roebling’s Sons Company, the major contractor for the bridge cable and suspenders, to photograph and document the daily work on the construction of the bridge. Dean Kinter died in 1963. Some of his photographs were displayed at various shows including one at the San Francisco Emporium during the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. In 1988, Kinter’s brother, Charles Kinter, donated more than 250 pictures taken by Kinter of the construction of the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge to the California Academy of Sciences’ Library and Anthropology Department.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection of photographs taken by Dean Kinter document the daily work on the construction of the bridges and also includes some miscellaneous manuscripts.

    Indexing Terms

    Photography
    Photography, Industrial
    Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)
    San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.)
    Photographs
    Documentary photographs

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