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[Lydia Gans photograph archive of disability activism and community].
BANC PIC 2016.034--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2016.034--NEG box 1; BANC PIC 2016.034
Collection Overview

Title:

[Lydia Gans photograph archive of disability activism and community]

Creator/Contributor:

Gans, Lydia, 1931-, creator, photographer.

Abstract:

Portraits and scenes documenting the lives and activities of people with disabilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many photographs were taken to document interviews conducted between the photographer and her subjects -- disabled persons and their caregivers -- and were reproduced in Gans' book To live with grace and dignity. Other photographs depict persons and activities associated with the World Institute on Disability in Berkeley, including the organization's co-founder Ed Roberts.

Date:

1988 (issued)

Subject:

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Gans, Lydia -- 1931- -- Archives
Roberts, Edward V -- 1939-1995 -- Portraits
World Institute on Disability -- Pictorial works
People with disabilities -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
People with disabilities -- Care -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographed by Lydia Gans.
Prints are chiefly contact sheets.
All but a small portion of negatives have matching contact sheets.
Accompanied by photocopy of introduction to her book To live with grace and dignity (PIC box 1).
NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Lydia Gans photograph archive of disability activism and community, BANC PIC 2016.034, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Lydia Gans ; 2015.
Lydia Gans was born in Germany in 1931. Her family immigrated to New York in 1938. Lydia moved to Berkeley, California after graduating from high school. She was a professor of mathematics at Cal Poly Pomona from 1963 to 1988. After relocating to Berkeley in 1988, she began to study photojournalism. She also worked with Ed Roberts at the World Institute on Disability. Throughout her adult life Gans has been an activist for various causes: e.g. the Civil Rights Movement, the women's movement, disability rights, and disaster relief. Her photographs have appeared in two of her books -- To Live With Grace and Dignity; Brothers, Sisters and Disabilities -- and in many Bay Area-based periodicals and web sites pertaining to progressive politics and social issues.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

photonegative
photoprint
approximately 3,300 photographs in 2 boxes : chiefly safety negatives and gelatin silver prints ; film width 35 mm, print sheets 26 x 21 cm (8 x 10 format)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2016.034--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2016.034--NEG box 1
BANC PIC 2016.034

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Related Item:

To live with grace and dignity : Gans, Lydia, : 1931-