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John Harding photograph archive.
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 1; BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 2; BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 3; BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 4; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

John Harding photograph archive

Creator/Contributor:

Harding, John, 1940 August 6-, creator, photographer.

Abstract:

Series 1: chiefly large-format photographs (exhibition quality chromogenic prints) mostly of street scenes in San Francisco, with a strong aesthetic emphasis on color. Images depict various aspects of the city's social and cultural diversity, focusing on everyday people in public spaces, and including such subjects as events, fashions, architecture, automobiles, neighborhoods, businesses, signs, graphic design and other features of the urban environment. Many photographs taken at street fairs and other gatherings, such as the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and opening night at the San Francisco Symphony. Also includes similar scenes and portraits from other California locations, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Walnut Creek, Marin County, Alameda, Oakland, Pacifica, Madera, Antioch, Santa Cruz, Albany, Napa, Death Valley, Quincy, Moffett Field, Newport Beach, Watsonville, San Bruno, Half Moon Bay, Rio Vista, Berkeley and San Jose. Also present are some scenes taken outside of California in such locations as New York City, Colorado, Chicago, and Washington D. C. 2012 additions include materials from Harding's "Archival boxes": selected negatives from the photographer's archive and accompanying digital reference prints and digital image files of these selections, and oversize exhibition prints. 2016 additions include a box of digital prints of images appearing in Harding's book Analog Days (ffALB box 7) and a copy of this book (ffALB box 6); and a unique book of mounted prints of color street photography (ffALB vol. 1) with emobossed title on front cover: John Harding.
Series 2: boxed set of black and white portraits depicting siblings (ffALB box 8), taken chiefly in the mid-1970s throughout the United States. The first 69 photographs, gelatin silver prints, feature images reproduced in the publication Siblings (1982); the remaining 33 prints were reproduced in a later publication, Siblings (2016).

Date:

1979 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Harding, John -- 1940 August 6- -- Archives
Harding, John
Street life -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Streets -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Fashion -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Architecture -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Automobiles -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Fairs -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Gays -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Gay pride parades -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
African Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Latin Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Borthers and sisters -- United States -- Portraits
African Americans
Architecture
Automobiles
Fairs
Fashion
Gay pride parades
Gays
Latin Americans
Manners and customs
Street life
Streets
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
California -- San Francisco

Note:

Prints captioned, dated and signed by photographer: John Harding. Dates refer to years negatives were exposed; some photographs in collection are likely to have been printed later.
Title devised by cataloger.
OVERSIZE PRINTS (shelved as --ffALB and --B): RESTRICTED DUE TO FRAGILITY : Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Application for Access to Restricted Materials form. Reference copies for some oversize prints shelved in BANC PIC 2010.016--PIC boxes 1-4.
OVERSIZE ALBUM (shelved in Vault as --ffALB vol. 1): RESTRICTED DUE TO FRAGILITY : Inquiries concerning this item should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Application for Access to Restricted Materials form.
NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Application for Access to Restricted Materials form.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Gift ; of John Harding; 2010.
Additions: gift of John Harding; 2011.
Additions: gift of John Harding; 2012.
Additions: gift of John Harding; 2016.
Various publications of Harding's photography, including Siblings (1982), Trees places & people (2013-2015), The attraction of strangers (2016), San Francisco four x five (2016) and Siblings (2016), transferred to the Book Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Hard drive containing digital files of images reproduced in book Analog days and other digital material transferred to Digital Collections Unit of The Bancroft Library.
46 optical computer discs containing digital files scanned from selected negatives from Harding's "Archival boxes" transferred to Digital Collections Unit of The Bancroft Library.
Videotape copy of How to live? (dated 1995-1996), by Marie Bourdir and John Harding, transferred for separate cataloging.
John Harding photographs of street scenes and public gatherings in San Francisco and beyond.
In-process container list available in library.
Future additions are expected.

Type:

graphic
Portraits-California-San Francisco.
Archives.
Photographs.
Pictorial works.

Physical Description:

photonegative
photoprint
4 boxes (ca. 1,050 photographic prints), 9 oversize boxes (ca. 570 photographic prints), 1 volume (34 photographic prints) and 19 boxes (ca. 9,200 negatives and ca. 285 slides) : chiefly color film negatives and color prints; film width 35mm, print sheets 20 x 24 in. or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/restricted-materials-form
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 1
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 2
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 3
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 4
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 5
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 6
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 7
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 8
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 9
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 10
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 11
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 12
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 13
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 14
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 15
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 16
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 17
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 18
BANC PIC 2010.016--NEG(strip) box 19
BANC PIC 2010.016--B box 1
BANC PIC 2010.016--ffALB box 1
BANC PIC 2010.016--ffALB box 2
BANC PIC 2010.016--ffALB box 3
BANC PIC 2010.016--ffALB box 4
BANC PIC 2010.016--ffALB box 5
BANC PIC 2010.016--ffALB box 6
BANC PIC 2010.016--ffALB box 7
BANC PIC 2010.016--ffALB box 8
BANC PIC 2010.016-ffALB vol. 1
BANC PIC 2010.016--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2010.016--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2010.016--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2010.016--PIC box 4
BANC PIC 2010.016
BANC PIC 2010.016
BANC PIC 2010.016

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

OVERSIZE PRINTS (shelved as --ffALB and --B): RESTRICTED DUE TO FRAGILITY : Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Application for Access to Restricted Materials form. Reference copies for some oversize prints shelved in BANC PIC 2010.016--PIC boxes 1-4.
OVERSIZE ALBUM (shelved in Vault as --ffALB vol. 1): RESTRICTED DUE TO FRAGILITY : Inquiries concerning this item should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Application for Access to Restricted Materials form.
NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Application for Access to Restricted Materials form.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/restricted-materials-form