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Larry Keenan, Jr. photograph archive [graphic].
BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 1; BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 2; BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 3; BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 4; ...
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Title:

Larry Keenan, Jr. photograph archive

Creator/Contributor:

Keenan, Larry., creator

Abstract:

The Larry Keenan, Jr. archive is most notable for its documentation of the counter-culture of the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and early 1970s. Youth and popular culture (rock music), the arts (literary and visual arts), and prominent figures of beat and hippie culture are pictured in portraits and candid views taken at events. Literary figures and artists (chiefly associated with the beat generation) include Neal Cassady, Bruce Conner, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Gerald Gooch, Dave Haselwood, Ken Kesey, Robert LaVigne, Michael McClure, Free Wheelin' Frank (of the Hell's Angels), Julius and Peter Orlovsky, and Philip Whalen. Among the rock stars pictured are Marty Balin and Grace Slick (of the Jefferson Airplane), Micky Dolenz (of the Monkees), Bob Dylan, Cass Elliott (of the Mamas and the Papas), Jerry Garcia (of the Grateful Dead), Brian Jones (of the Rolling Stones), Country Joe McDonald (of Country Joe and the Fish), and Robbie Robertson (of The Band). Photographs of Candice Bergen (at Monterey Pop Festival, 1967), Jerry Rubin, and Timothy Leary are also present. Events and places pictured include City Lights Books, the Human Be-In (Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1967), a San Francisco peace march, the Haight-Ashbury (1966-1967), the Spring Mobilization peace march (1967), a Public Smoke-In (UC Berkeley campus), Gay Pride parade and Mr. Acme contest (ca. 1975), and the Monterey Pop Festival (1967). Also present in the archive is work Keenan produced for commercial assignments and for photographic book projects. These book projects, undertaken from 1966 through 1970, are "Birds", untitled, "Sundance", "Europe: east/west", and "Renaissance: roots and reaction". Other creative works present in the collection are t-shirt designs by Keenan (and by others), and his "laminations", "postvisualizations", and "xerography".

Date:

ca. 1965-2009 (issued)

Subject:

Keenan, Larry -- Archives
Balin, Marty -- Portraits
Cassady, Neal -- Portraits
Conner, Bruce -- 1933-2008 -- Portraits
Dylan, Bob -- 1941- -- Portraits
Dolenz, Micky -- Portraits
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence -- Portraits
Garcia, Jerry -- 1942-1995 -- Portraits
Ginsberg, Allen -- 1926-1997 -- Portraits
Kesey, Ken -- Portraits
LaVigne, Robert -- 1928-2014 -- Portraits
Leary, Timothy -- 1920-1996 -- Portraits
McClure, Michael -- Portraits
McDonald, Joe -- 1942- -- Portraits
Orlovsky, Peter -- 1933-2010 -- Portraits
Robertson, Robbie -- Portraits
Slick, Grace -- Portraits
Whalen, Philip -- Portraits
City Lights Books -- Pictorial works
Human Be-In (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Monterey International Pop Festival (1967 : Monterey, Calif.); -- Pictorial works
Beats (Persons) -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Poets, American -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Hippies -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Rock groups -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Peace movements -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
Gay pride parades -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs

Note:

RESTRICTED: BOX 14 and BOX 28: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Purchase; 2010.
Publications received with the Larry Keenan, Jr photograph archive have been cataloged separately, with provenance noted and an access point under Larry Keenan as former owner.
Personal papers, manuscripts, ephemera, tear sheets, video tapes, compact discs, floppy discs, records and audiotapes have been transferred to the Manuscripts Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC MSS 2010/253).
Larry Keenan was a 1967 graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts. There he was a student of Michael McClure, who in 1965 invited him to take photographs of his circle of friends. This resulted in numerous opportunities to photograph major figures of the Beat scene over the course of more than a year. He continued photographing poets, artists and musicians of the San Francisco Bay Area counter culture while a high school photography teacher, 1967-1970. In 1970 he became a professional advertising and corporate photographer, starting an award-winning career with clients ranging from AT&T to Genentech to Williams-Sonoma. (Source: http://www.emptymirrorbooks.com/keenan/ ).
Preliminary container listing available in library.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
print
30 boxes, 11 cartons and 8 oversize folders (ca. 2,000 photographic prints, posters and other prints) : color and b&w ; various sizes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 1
BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 2
BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 3
BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 4
BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 5
BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 6
BANC PIC 2009.050--D folder 7
BANC PIC 2009.050--F
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2009.050--B box 14
BANC PIC 2009.050--AX box 28
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 4
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 5
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 6
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 7
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 8
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 9
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 10
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 11
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 12
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 13
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 15
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 16
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 17
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 18
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 19
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 20
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 21
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 22
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 23
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 24
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 25
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 26
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 27
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 29
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC box 30
BANC PIC 2009.050--Temp box 1
BANC PIC 2009.050--Temp box 2
BANC PIC 2009.050--Temp box 3
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC carton 1
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 2a
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 2b
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 3a
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 3b
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 4a
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 4b
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 5a
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 5b
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 6a
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 6b
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC carton 7
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC carton 8
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 9a
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC TEMP carton 9b
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC carton 10
BANC PIC 2009.050--PIC carton 11
BANC PIC 2009.050
BANC PIC 2009.050

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED: BOX 14 and BOX 28: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.