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Robert K. Jakobsen Photographs
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert K. Jakobsen photographs
    Dates: 1984-2001
    Collection number: Coll2008-030
    Creator: Jakobsen, Robert K., 1918-2002
    Collection Size: 1 archive carton. 0.3 linear foot.
    Repository: ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.
    Los Angeles, California 90007
    Abstract: Black & white and color photographs and negatives of gay pride parades and festivals in Long Beach and Los Angeles, 1984-2001.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

    Publication Rights

    Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).

    Preferred Citation

    Box #, folder #, Robert K. Jakobsen Photographs, Coll2008-030, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from Jakobsen's daughter, Lise Jakobsen, June 2004.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Michael C. Oliveira and Richard French, June 12, 2008.
    Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


    Robert Kjer Jakobsen was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 8, 1918. From 1949 to 1985, he was chief designer of the Los Angeles furniture company, Virtue Brothers; his designs of chrome and formica furniture were particularly successful. In retirement, he turned to photography. His early work shooting for men's body building magazines led to experimental fine art photography involving the use of photochemicals and reprinting from negatives and prints. He died on May 27, 2002.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists primarily black & white photographs and negatives, together with a smaller number of color negatives and a few color prints, of gay pride parades and festivals in Long Beach and Los Angeles, 1984-2001.


    The collection is arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gay pride festivals--California--Long Beach
    Gay pride festivals--California--Los Angeles
    Gay pride parades--California--Long Beach
    Gay pride parades--California--Los Angeles
    Jakobsen, Robert K., 1918-2002
    Men photographers--California--Long Beach