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Guide to the Bob Adelman Photographs
 PR 340

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Adelman, Bob
Title: Bob Adelman photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1960s-1980s
Abstract: Bob Adelman (1930-2016) was an American photographer known for his images of the Civil Rights Movement; this collection holds about 50 of these civil rights-related photographs. Overall, the collection includes about 540 black and white prints of Adelman's work. Most of the photographs depict 1970s urban street life in New York City, especially Harlem, the Bowery and 14th Street in Manhattan and Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, as well as Newark, NJ.
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet in two document boxes and two flat boxes
Location: Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit
Language: This collection is primarily visual. Any text is likely to be in English.
Call Phrase: PR 340