Ira Nowinski photograph collection, ca. 1965-2004.


Ira Nowinski photograph collection, ca. 1965-2004.

The collection consists of six subdivisions. The first is negatives and prints from Nowinski's Holocaust collection totalling some 6,250 images and 1,548 prints, and includes the following projects: "In fitting memory; the art and politics of Holocaust memorials, " the Segal Holocaust Memorial, the 50th anniversary Warsaw ghetto uprising, and the opening of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The second subdivision is Judaica photographs, totalling some 8,905 images. This segment includes three projects: the Karaite Jews, Israel, and the Soviet Jews of San Francisco. The third segment (box 31, accession # 2003-256), consists of 33 11x14 black and white prints from the book CAFE SOCIETY : PHOTOGRAPHS AND POETRY FROM SAN FRANCISCO'S NORTH BEACH, 1978. The fourth segment, accession 2004-108, consists of 26 prints of Jewish grave markers in the Gold Country of California, 1983, as well as one print of Roman Vishniac, 1984. The fifth segment (accession 2004-171) includes 7 8x10 prints of Roman Vishniac as well as 22 negatives and a contact sheet of YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, 1993. The sixth segment (accession 2004-172) includes 34 negatives and their contact sheet of Vladka Meed, New York, [1993?].

11 linear feet (ca. 15,000 photographs and negatives)

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