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Telesis (Group), creator. [Photographs from the Telesis records].
BANC PIC 1996.030--LAN; BANC PIC 1996.030
Collection Overview

Title:

[Photographs from the Telesis records]

Creator/Contributor:

Telesis (Group), creator, creator.

Abstract:

The Telesis photograph collection contains images in various formats for Telesis exhibits and publications. There are images from a variety of sources documenting the group's 1940 and 1950 exhibits. There are also images of their first organizing exhibit, an Los Angeles exhibit, and a wartime exhibit. In addition there are images of Task magazine and other Telesis publications. Folder subjects are 1: Organizing exhibit - mounted illustrations (photostats) -- 2: Organizing exhibit - illustrations (photostats) -- 3: 1940 exhibit (photographs) -- 4: 1940 exhibit [prints from Smithsonian] (photographs) -- 5: Space for Living exhibit (photographic negatives) -- 6: Various exhibits and publications (slides) -- 7: 1950 exhibition (slides).

Date:

1940 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Telesis (Group) -- Photographs
Regional planning -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Created or collected by The Telesis Group.
Contains 38 photographic prints, 119 negatives, 103 slides, 8 reproductions of drawings.
RESTRICTED COLLECTION. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.
Photographs from the Telesis records, BANC PIC 1996.030, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Gift ; of Francis Violich ; 1995.
The Telesis Group was an environmental group, based in Berkeley and San Francisco, that promoted principles of city planning and urban design rooted in the social activism of the New Deal. It was established in 1939 with its stated purposed being "to study the components of man's physical environment, with a view toward its betterment." Telesis continued through 1954 and is considered a forbearer of the environmental planning and design movements in the San Francisco Bay Area. Telesis provided impetus to the adoption of San Francisco's first Master Plan in the early 1940s, and had a major influence on many key urban planning decisions in the city during the years after World War II.
Transferred from the Francis Violich Collection of Telesis records (BANC MSS 99/48 c).

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

photoprint
268 photographs in 1 box : gelatin silver prints, color slides, film negatives, and photostats ; various sizes

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/reference-online
BANC PIC 1996.030--LAN
BANC PIC 1996.030

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED COLLECTION. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.

Related Item:

Francis Violich collection of Telesis records : Violich, Francis.
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