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Guide to the Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt Collection of Photographs
1900-2002
 PR 305

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Brynn White, June, 2014. Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh, 2019.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 11, 2019 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV: 2015 Accruals, 1958-1995

Scope and Contents

This series consists of material donated by Katja B. Goldman and Michael Sonnenfeldt in 2015. It includes photographs by Jill Freedman, Fred McDarrah, and Ken Regan and Camera 5.

Arrangement

The series is arranged into subseries by photographer, and each subseries is arranged by subject.

Subseries IV.1: Jill Freedman, 1969-1986

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains documentary photographer Jill Freedman's work focusing on New York City police, firefighters, and street scenes.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged by subject

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 1-2 Firefighters and Police Officers

Scope and Contents

images of New York City firefighters and police officers on the job, from Freedman's books "Firehouse" (1977) and "Street Cops" (1981).

1977-1981
Box: 32 Folder : 3-5 New York City Scenes

Scope and Contents

includes images of the Brooklyn Bridge; Central Park; Feast of San Gennaro; Greenwich Village; parades; people in costumes; people on the street; Soho; street musicians and performers.

1969-1986

Subseries IV.2: Fred McDarrah, 1958-1995

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains the work of Village Voice photojournalist Fred McDarrah. During his 50-year career at the Voice, McDarrah documented the galleries, lofts, cafes, bars and streets of Greenwich Village and Soho, and the artists, musicians, Beat poets, and writers who populated them. Included are photos of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sly Stone, Patti Smith, Hugh Carey, and John Lindsay, among many others. Also included are images of Act-Up demonstrations, Gay Pride marches, sit-ins, and the Woodstock music festival.

Arrangement

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Actors

Scope and Contents

Susan Anspach; Fred Astaire; Warren Beatty; Ellen Burstyn; Dyan Cannon; Marilyn Chambers; Candy Darling; Brad Davis; Robert De Niro; Gene Kelly; Ben Kingsley; Roy Rogers; Jimmy Stewart; Meryl Streep; Donald Sutherland; Elizabeth Taylor; Lily Tomlin; Liv Ulmann; Jennifer Warren; Leslie Ann Warren; Sigourney Weaver

1972, undated
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Artists

Scope and Contents

Tony Smith (sculptor)

Hans Hoffman (painter)

Edward Hopper (painter)

Willem de Kooning (painter)

1959-1979
Box: 33 Folder : 3-4 Events

Scope and Contents

ACT-UP demonstrations; Democratic National Convention NYC; Gay Pride/Stonewall Anniversary demonstrations; NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt display; Police negotiating a hostage crisis in a bank; Watkins Glen Music Festival; Welfare Sit-in; Woodstock

1970-1992
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Musicians

Scope and Contents

John Lennon and Yoko Ono with Simon and Garfunkel and Roberta Flack; Diana Ross; Patti Smith; Sly Stone; Barbra Streisand; Sarah Vaughn; Mary Lou Williams (jazz pianist); Stevie Wonder

1974-1975, undated
Box: 33 Folder : 6-7 New York City Scenes

Scope and Contents

Bars and taverns, including the Lion's Head and Costello's; the Dakota; the Garment District; Soho, including the E.V. Haughwourt building, the Little Singer building, and the 1971 opening of an art gallery at 420 Broadway; the subway; Times Square; Washington Square Park; construction site of World Trade Center; abandoned buildings and urban blight; newstands, traffic, street art fairs, street life.

1959-1979
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Politicians

Scope and Contents

Hugh Carey; Hubert Humphrey; Robert F. Kennedy's funeral; Ted Kennedy; John V. Lindsay; George McGovern; Arthur Schlesinger; Robert F. Wagner.

1968-1972, undated
Box: 33 Folder : 9 Writers

Scope and Contents

Allen Ginsberg; Barbara Guest (poet); Molly Haskell and Andrew Sarris (film critics); Jack Kerouac; Norman Mailer; Also includes images related to the Beat literary scene: a rack of Beat poetry books, closing night of the Beat hangout the Cedar Street Tavern, and photos of the "Beatnik presidential candidate," and "Miss Beatnik of 1959."

1958-1995, undated

Subseries IV.3: Ken Regan and Camera 5, 1964-1989

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains the work of photojournalist Ken Regan and Camera 5, the photo agency he founded to cover wars, riots and demonstrations, and other national and international hard news and human interest stories. Regan worked for over five decades documenting pop culture, celebrities, sports, foreign conflicts, and other current events.

Arrangement

This subseries is organized into six further subseries, arranged alphabetically by subject:

Subseries IV.3 A: Events

Subseries IV.3 B: Film, Music and Theater

Subseries IV.3 C: News Broadcasting

Subseries IV.3 D: Political Figures

Subseries IV.3 E: Sports

Subseries IV.3 F: Sports Figures

Subseries IV.3 A: Events, 1969-1973

Scope and Contents

includes photographs of a parade honoring returning Vietnam veterans; Dancer Sally Rand performing at the Museum of the City of New York (Rand donated the fans from her fan dance performance at the 1939 World's Fair to MCNY); a Republican Party dinner at the Waldorf Astoria; and restauranteur Toots Shor's 70th birthday party.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 1 Home With Honor Parade

Scope and Contents

images for a parade held for returning Vietnam War veterans in New York City.

1973
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Sally Rand fan dance performance at the Museum of the City of New York
1969
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Republican party dinner at the Waldorf Astoria
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Toots Shor's 70th Birthday party
1973

Subseries IV.3 B: Film, Music, and Theater, 1967-1983

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes images of film and stage actors, directors, producers, and critics, as well as musicians.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 4 A.J. Antoon
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Joe Papp

Scope and Contents

includes images of Shakespeare in the Park

1971, undated
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Arthur Penn
1968-1969
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Peter, Paul and Mary
1967
Box: 34 Folder : 8 Tony Randall
1970
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Rex Reed
circa 1970
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Susan Sarandon
1981
Box: 34 Folder : 9 Jonathan Schwartz
1980
Box: 34 Folder : 10 Maxim Shostakovich
1969
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Helen Slater
1983
Box: 34 Folder : 11 Anna and Lee Strasberg
1976-1982
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Gay Talese
undated

Subseries IV.3 C: News Broadcasting , 1974-1981

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of images of television news broadcasters, journalists, and reporters on and off set. Includes the sets of ABC News, the Today Show, Good Night America, and CBS Morning News. Features photos of news personalities Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite, Jane Pauley, Sally Quinn, Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, Geraldo Rivera, Jessica Savitch, and Liz Smith.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 12 Geraldo Rivera
1974
Box: 34 Folder : 13 Television News

Scope and Contents

Images of television news broadcasters on and off set. Includes the sets of ABC News, CBS Morning News, the Today Show, and Good Night America. Features photos of news personalities Tom Brokaw, Walter Cronkite, Jane Pauley, Sally Quinn, Dan Rather, Harry Reasoner, Jessica Savitch, and Liz Smith.

1980-1981, undated

Subseries IV.3 D: Political Figures, 1964-1989

Scope and Contents

This subseries features photographs of the Kennedy family; David and Nelson Rockefeller; activist turned businessman Jerry Rubin; feminist leader Gloria Steinem; and U.S. ambassador Sichan Siv.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 14 Kennedy Family

Scope and Contents

includes images from Robert F. Kennedy's funeral train.

1964-1981
Box: 34 Folder : 15 David Rockefeller
undated
Box: 34 Folder : 15 Nelson Rockefeller
1968-1972
Box: 34 Folder : 16 Jerry Rubin
1980
Box: 34 Folder : 17 Sichan Siv
1989
Box: 34 Folder : 18 Gloria Steinem
undated

Subseries IV.3 E: Sports , 1960-1983

Scope and Contents

This subseries features images of athletes and fans at sporting events, icluding baseball, boating and sailing, boxing, football, horse racing, karate and squash. Photographs of the New York Mets and New York Yankees baseball teams make up the bulk of this subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35 Folder : 1-5 Baseball - New York Mets

Scope and Contents

images of Mets players on the field, in the dugout and the clubhouse. Team members pictured include manager Casey Stengel, Cleon Jones, Tom Seaver, Ron Swoboda, and Jerry Koosman, Ed Kranepool, and Marv Thornberry. There are also images from the Mets' 1969 World Series victory, as well as photos of Mets fans in the stands.

1966-1983
Box: 35 Folder : 6 Baseball - New York Yankees
undated
Box: 35 Folder : 7 Boating and Sailing
1966-1970
Box: 35 Folder : 8 Boxing
1960
Box: 35 Folder : 9 Football
1968, undated
Box: 35 Folder : 10 Horse racing
1966-1981
Box: 35 Folder : 11 Karate
1981-1982
Box: 35 Folder : 11 Squash
1970

Subseries IV.3 F: Sports Figures, 1966-1974

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of photographs of sports figures on and off the playing field. Included are basketball player Wilt Chamberlain, bull rider Bobby Del Vecchio, football player Dick Lynch, swimmer Diana Nyad, and chess player Boris Spassky.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Wilt Chamberlain
undated
Box: 36 Folder : 2 Bobby Del Vecchio

Scope and Contents

Bull rider and rodeo star from the Bronx, NY.

1978
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Dick Lynch

Scope and Contents

images of New York Giant football player Dick Lynch on the field and at home with his family.

1966
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Diana Nyad

Scope and Contents

images of the long-distance swimmer running, reading, and playing badminton.

1978
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Boris Spassky
1974

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