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Inventory of the Ronald G. Steiner Papers MS 738
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The papers of Ronald G. Steiner include his records of Short Line Enterprises, a corporation he was a partner in, and two advertising agencies that Mr. Steiner owned and operated.
Ronald G. Steiner was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1949. He was professionally a dentist but had a passion for photography from a young age. In 1961, he founded S&S Graphic Arts, and in 1964 changed its name to Steiner Advertising and Arts. In 1969, he became a partner in Short Line Enterprises, Inc., a California corporation that purchased, restored and operated historic railroad equipment. Mr. Steiner received a degree in photography from Ohio State University in 1971 and by 1972 he was an Army photographer stationed in Hawaii. For the next thirty-seven years, Steiner worked for the Department of Defense as a Director for Arts and Crafts Programs in Hawaii and Japan. He was also involved with the Honolulu fine art photography community and spent many years on the board of directors of the "Image Foundation", a non-profit Hawaii State funded organization. In 2003, he moved to Japan for five years and continued to work for the Department of Defense. Ronald G. Steiner has been in both juried and individual exhibitions both in Hawaii and Japan and has also had his prints purchased by the state of Hawaii and individual collectors.
10.17 Linear Feet Eight record cartons, one oversize box, and three shoeboxes
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