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No Vacancy photograph archive [graphic].
BANC PIC 2003.082--PIC box 3; BANC PIC 1977-2014--NEG(strip) misc. box 6; BANC PIC 1977-2015--NEG misc. box 2; BANC PIC 19xx.031:195--OBJ box 1; ...
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Title:

No Vacancy photograph archive

Creator/Contributor:

Nowinski, Ira., creator

Abstract:

Includes photographs taken by Nowinski and research files compiled by the photographer. Material documents the impact of urban renewal efforts on the low-income elderly population of the South of Market district of San Francisco during the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency's campaign to acquire property which would eventually become redeveloped into Yerba Buena Center -- i.e. Yerba Buena Gardens, the Moscone Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Many of the photographs were used in the production of Nowinski's book No Vacancy : urban renewal and the elderly (1979). Photographs include portraits of elderly residents, interiors and exteriors of various single room occupancy hotels and other low-income housing projects, restaurants and storefronts, street scenes, demolition scenes, housing rights activism, and the everyday life of neighborhood residents. Individuals depicted include resident activists George Woolf and Peter Mendelsohn. Other particular subjects include Third Street, Sixth Street, and the organizations Tenants and Owners in Opposition to Redevelopment (TOOR) and Tenants and Owners Development Corporation (TODCO). Among the hotels and other housing units depicted are Milner Hotel, Jessie Hotel, West Hotel, Westchester Hotel, Rex Hotel, Mars Hotel, Alta Hotel, Knox Hotel, Rock Hotel, International Hotel, Woolf House, Mendelsohn House, Centrice Polite and the Filipino Senior Center. Includes all photographs appearing in No Vacancy as well as numerous other images. Also includes copy photographs of this neighborhood from the 1960s collected by Nowinski and follow-up photographs taken by Nowinski in the 1990s. Accompanying research files include text drafts, meeting minutes, oral histories, flyers, clippings and other ephemera pertaining to the book and to various South of Market neighborhood topics from the 1970s through the 1990s. Includes 4 copies of No Vacancy: original edition; the photographer's mock-up of the book; and 2 different unpublished expanded photocopy editions (all in PIC box 3). Also includes extensive photocopy files of Nowinski's images, possibly made for the production of the expanded edition.

Date:

ca. 1960-ca. 2000 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Nowinski, Ira -- Archives
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (San Francisco, Calif.)
Tenants and Owners in Opposition to Redevelopment (Association)
Urban renewal -- California -- San Francisco
Urban renewal -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Relocation (Housing) -- California -- San Francisco
Elderly poor -- California -- San Francisco -- Portraits
Elderly poor -- Civil rights -- California -- San Francisco
Urban elderly -- California -- San Francisco -- Portraits
Low-income housing -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Right to housing -- California -- San Francisco
Single-room occupancy hotels -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
South of Market (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
South of Market (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Yerba Buena Center (San Francisco, Calif.)

Note:

Many photographs signed, captioned and/or dated on versos by photographer: Ira Nowinski.
Also includes research files, photocopy files of images, and other papers.
Title devised by cataloger.
Simultaneous use of PIC box 3 (No Vacancy books) with other containers permitted.
Photographer's 35mm camera shelved in Historical Objects Miscellany as BANC PIC 19xx.031:195--OBJ.
EXHIBITION PRINTS (B box 1), CAMERA and NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of these materials 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.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
No Vacancy photograph archive, BANC PIC 2003.082, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Ira Nowinski ; 2002 and 2004.
Folder list available in library.

Type:

graphic
Research (document genres)
Minutes.
Oral histories.
Ephemera.

Physical Description:

graphic
photonegative
photoprint
8 boxes (ca. 500 photographic prints), 1 box (camera) and 19 negatives : chiefly b&w ; 41 x 50 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2003.082--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 1977-2014--NEG(strip) misc. box 6
BANC PIC 1977-2015--NEG misc. box 2
BANC PIC 19xx.031:195--OBJ box 1
BANC PIC 2003.082--A box 1
BANC PIC 2003.082--B box 1
BANC PIC 2003.082--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2003.082--AX box 1
BANC PIC 2003.082--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2003.082--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2003.082--PIC box 4
BANC PIC 2003.082--PIC box 5
BANC PIC 2003.082
BANC PIC 2003.082

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Simultaneous use of PIC box 3 (No Vacancy books) with other containers permitted.
Photographer's 35mm camera shelved in Historical Objects Miscellany as BANC PIC 19xx.031:195--OBJ.
EXHIBITION PRINTS (B box 1), CAMERA and NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Use of these materials 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.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC

Related Item:

No Vacancy : Nowinski, Ira.