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Guide to the Jack Doyle New York City Construction Photographs PHOTOS.124

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Janet Greene and Jack Doyle

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 23, 2014
Finding aid is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid created by David Olson, incorporating and adapting earlier description by Janet Greene and Jack Doyle. Edited in 2014 by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect updated administrative information 2013

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Doyle, Jack
Title: Jack Doyle New York City Construction Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1968-1987
Abstract: Jack Doyle was President and Business Agent of Iron Workers Local 40. Doyle took the photographs in the collection between 1968 and 1987, during the course of his work on four major building projects in New York City: World Trade Center Tower 1, 7 World Trade Center, Rockefeller Medical Center, and the J.P. Morgan Building. Doyle kept a camera in his tool kit and made a photographic record of aspects of the work which interested him, including new technology, difficult procedures, and near accidents. Many of the photographs depict the beams and girders that would form the buildings and the cranes and derricks needed to lift them into place. Doyle also took pictures of his friends and co-workers on the jobs. The collection documents the building construction processes of the period and the daily lives of union members.
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet in 1 manuscript box.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.124