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Guide to the Park West Camera Club Records
 PR 368

New-York Historical Society
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Ariana Heinsdorf and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 30, 2018
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series III. Club Activities and Exhibitions, 1947-2017. 1.84 Linear feet in two boxes plus flat files

Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs, articles, and documents that showcase club activities and member achievements. The club activities range from photography excursions, club meetings and social outings, photography competitions, and PWCC exhibitions. Select member achievements are highlighted in newspaper articles, which are in very fragile condition. Some names found within the photo credits are confirmed members, while others are unconfirmed. There is also a folder on Otto Litzel, an honored club member, which also includes some background on the PWCC records. Significant exhibitions represented in this series are the Through Our Eyes exhibition of 2015 and the 2017 PWCC 80th anniversary show  Eight Decades of Photography.


The series is arranged by subject matter.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 PWCC Photo Album Vol. III

Scope and Contents

Contains snapshots from club outings, meetings, and events. Album titled Vol. III, which is the only volume from this set in N-YHS's possession.

1984 June-November 5
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Otto Litzel - Dinner, Speeches, Research
circa 2012
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Select Member Achievements, PWCC Press

Scope and Contents

Primarily holds original clippings either related to PWCC or that include photographs credited to PWCC members. Some of these materials were reproduced for PWCC's historical exhibition "Through Our Eyes," which are found in the following folders. Other than clippings, original documents include a Metropolitan Camera Club Council member directory (1976), a YMCA/PWCC publicity flyer (1960s?), and a copy of the YMCA's newsletter "West Side" for April 17, 1947, which carries a photograph by a PWCC (then Hypo Hounds) member and a mention of the club and darkroom.

Folder: FF-9 "Salon Exhibitors of the Park West C.C."

Scope and Contents

7 original oversize sheets listing exhibitors from PWCC during 1952-57, with columns for name of the photographer/"maker", name of salon, title of print or slide exhibited, and any award received. Otto Litzel appears perhaps most frequently.

Folder: FF-10 "Through Our Eyes." Introductory Boards

Scope and Contents

3 pasted-up boards with documents from the exhibition, including title, introduction, certificate reproductions, and prints of digital scans of "The Daydreamers" (1936) and "Field Trip" (1950s?).

Box: 2 Folder : 8-13 "Through Our Eyes." Reproductions of Clippings & Documents from the 1940s-1990s (6 folders)
Box: 2 Folder : 14 "Through Our Eyes." Photograph Prints (folder 1 of 2)

Scope and Contents

7 black and white digital reproductions of gelatin silver prints, roughly 8 x 11 inches. M.D. Arnold "Little Girl with a Bonnet" (undated) (2 prints); Wally Arrington "Little Brother" (1968); Dan Arthur "Lady with a Necklace" (undated); Ann Jackson "New York Summer" (undated); Ray Long "Central Park Skyline" (1947); and Dan MacLaughlin "Sunnyside Yards" (1964).

Folder: FF-10 "Through Our Eyes." Photograph Prints (folder 2 of 2)

Scope and Contents

6 black and white digital reproductions of gelatin silver prints, roughly 16 x 11 inches. M.D. Arnold "Little Girl with a Bonnet" (undated) (2 prints); Wally Arrington "Little Brother" (1968); Ann Jackson "New York Summer" (undated); Ray Long "Central Park Skyline" (1947); and Dan MacLaughlin "Sunnyside Yards" (1964).

Folder: FF-10 "Through Our Eyes." Otto Litzel

Scope and Contents

2 items: a dust jacket for Litzel's book "Darkroom Magic" and a thumbnail reproduction of "The Artist," photograph by Bill Berriell.

Box: 2 Folder : 15 "Through Our Eyes." PWCC Members

Scope and Contents

"Blue Nude" photograph series (5) by Evelyn Leif. Curriculum vita of Myron Brenton, Carolyn Bross, and Paul Knowles. Exhibition announcements and other ephemera concerning Dan Hines, Rosemary Peters and Yaqui Yamdrok.

Box: 4 Folder : 1-3 "Eight Decades of Photography."

Scope and Contents

Modern prints of photographs shown in the exhibition, identified by the wall they were mounted on; images of the backing of various photographs, showing award and other labels; Soho gallery layout used for the exhibition; publicity piece; and three "Archives Matter" newsletters from the PWCC Archives Committee leading up to the exhibition. Also holds an original 1948 certificate from the Metropolitan Camera Club Council recognizing The Hypo Hounds as a club member in good standing and a board with original award ribbons from the Council, circa 1950-60s.

Folder: FF-11 "Eight Decades of Photography." Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes sheets of what appears to be wrapping paper, with exhibition images and themes. Also includes oversize reproductions of text and content related to the exhibition.

Box: 4 Folder : 4 "Just One Day Old." Ryan Center Exhibit

Scope and Contents

Print of digital reproduction of Harry Noah's photograph. Formerly in frame as presented at the Ryan Center exhibition; unframed during processing. Photocopy of exhibit label from backing is in folder.

2016 March

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