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Richard Ehrlich Holocaust Archives Series Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Custodial History
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Richard Ehrlich Holocaust Archives Series Photograph Collection
    Dates: 2009
    Collection number: 089
    Creator: Ehrlich, Richard
    Collection Size: 1 ovesize flat box
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
    Loyola Marymount University does not hold copyright to the Richard Ehrlich photographs in this collection and cannot reproduce them.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Series number, Box and Folder number, Richard Ehrlich Holocaust Archives Series Photograph Collection, 089, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Richard Ehrlich, 2009. Accession number: 2009.57.

    Custodial History

    The Laband Art Gallery of Loyola Marymount University orignally received the sixteen digital prints of this collection for a general exhibit of Richard Ehrlich's photographs. After its close on 11 December 2009, Carolyn Peters, the Laband's director, transferred the prints to the Department of Archives and Special Collections because of Richard Ehrlich's donation of the materials to Loyola Marymount University as authorized by a deed of gift.

    Biography/Organization History

    Richard Ehrlich Biography
    Born in 1938 in New York City, Richard Ehrlich received his undergraduate degree from Cornell in 1959 and then took his medical degree there in 1963, becoming a urologist. Moving to California, Ehrlich eventually practiced at the UCLA Medical Center. He turned his childhood interest in photography into an artistic vocation and began a second career as a photographer. Ehrlich has had numerous exhibits in the United States as well as internationally.
    International Tracing Service History
    Located in Arolsen, Germany, the International Tracing Service , after emerging from various organizations for refugees after World War II, became an archival center for preserving the history of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust. Originally under the control of Allied High Commission for Germany, an international commission was created to oversee the ITS in 1954, and the International Red Cross was chosen to administer its operations. The International Red Cross ceased managing the ITS in 2012, and the German Federal Archives assumed oversight of the ITS in 2013.
    The mission of the ITS is to preserve and provide the sources on the victims of Nazi Germany, ranging from the prisoners and the executed of the concentration and death camps and the inhabitants of Nazi-enforced Jewish ghettos; to slave laborers; and to displaced persons. In 2007, the ITS opened its doors to public research.

    Collection Description

    The Richard Ehrlich Holocaust Archives Series consists of sixteen prints of digital photographs that photographer Richard Ehrlich took of the archival holdings of the International Tracing Service (ITS), in 2007. In addition, there are print-outs of captions for the exhibit. The ITS is an archival center that houses sources for identifying and tracing the victims of the Nazi Holocaust. Ehrlich shot several hundreds of photographs, from which he gleaned fifty-four for a portfolio that first went on exhibit at the Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, California, in 2008.
    His exhibit of photographs on the ITS--sixteen in this case--made its way to the Laband Art Gallery, of Loyola Marymount University, in 2009, as part of a general exhibit of his work called "The Presence of Absence: The Photographs of Richard Ehrlich." At the end of the exhibit, Ehrlich donated the photographs to Loyola Marymount University.
    The photographs in the collection consist of inkjet prints in color from digital camera files originally shot in 2007; the collection's photographs were printed for the 2009 exhibit. They are all 16x20 inches in size. The captions for the exhibit are hard copies of digital files that Laband Art Galery Director provided to the Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    In the box and folder list each photograph retains the designation that Richard Ehrlich gave the photographs for his "Holocaust Archives series." The designation consists of "HA," an abbreviation for Holocaust Archives, followed by the number of the photograph, eg, "HA48." Following the designation "HA" with numeral in the box and folder list is a brief description of the subject of the photograph, often based on the captions for the photographs of the exhibit.


    The collection is arranged by individual photograph, each in an individual folder.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Ehrlich, Richard, 1938-
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Pictorial works
    International Tracing Service -- Archives