Overview of Berlin : Checkpoint Charlie, 1946-1989 : photographic portfolio

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Title: Berlin : Checkpoint Charlie, 1946-1989 : photographic portfolio
Date: circa 1990
Collection Number: 2015C11
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2 oversized boxes (1.9 linear feet)
Abstract: Depicts significant moments in the history of the Berlin Wall.
Location note: Hoover Institution Archives.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Berlin : Checkpoint Charlie, 1946-1989 : photographic portfolio, ca. 1990, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2014.


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Scope and Content of Collection

Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War. Covering the years 1946 to 1989, the album was printed in 1990 from contemporary and earlier negatives, showing the wall, important moments in the wall’s history, noted visits to the wall by Willy Brant, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and others and other images of the Cold War icon and its context.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989--Pictorial works
Germany--History--1945-1990--Pictorial works.