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People's Park, July 14, 1969


Grierson, Merideth, creator, photographer.


Fairfield, Peter, printer.


Photographs documenting events of July 14, 1969 during a conflict between police and demonstrators over the fencing of newly-formed People's Park, in Berkeley, Calif., taken by photographer when she was an aspiring photojournalist at age 22. Images depict various activities of Berkeley Police Department officers, protesters, reporters and bystanders. Many scenes depict or show evidence of the police use of tear gas. Various locations and points of interest depicted include Telegraph Avenue and the streets bordering People's Park: Bowditch Street, Dwight Way and Haste Street; First Church of Christ, Scientist; Berkeley Inn Hotel; Cody's Books; Layton's Shoes; Campus Smoke Shop; Regent Street; and various locations on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, including Sproul Plaza, Ludwig's Fountain, the ASUC center and Wheeler Hall.


1969 (issued)


University of California, Berkeley -- Photographs
Berkeley (Calif.). -- Police Department -- Photographs
Demonstrations -- California -- Berkeley -- Photographs
Police -- California -- Berkeley -- Photographs
Tear gas -- California -- Berkeley -- Photographs
People's Park (Berkeley, Calif.) -- Photographs
Berkeley (Calif.) -- Photographs
Telegraph Avenue (Calif.) -- Photographs


Title as specified on photographer's invoice.
Limited edition of 25.
Accompanied by photographer's 2-page narrative of her recollections of the activities of July 14, 1969 documented in present images.
Signed, numbered and captioned by photographer on back of each print. Also stamped with photographer's name followed by copyright date (1976 or 2018) in pencil.
Per photographer's invoice: shot with Ricohflex twin lens reflex camera on Kodak Tri-X 120 film; printed in 2018 by Peter Fairfield of Gamma Black & White.
People's Park, July 14, 1969, BANC PIC 2019.027, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.



Physical Description:

24 photographs in 1 box : gelatin silver prints ; sheets 28 x 36 cm (11 x 14 format)