Capa, Robert, 1913-1954.
Physical Description: 1 pictorial calendar.
Gift of the Georgian embassy, 2007.
The photographs of post-World War II Georgia are accompanied by explanatory text (in English, Russian and Georgian). Included is a photograph of Capa by Ruth Orkin, 1951.
Robert Capa traveled to Georgia with John Steinbeck in 1947. Steinbeck documented this journey in A RUSSIAN JOURNAL. Capa documented the journey in a series of 81 photographs which were recently given to the Georgian people by Cornell Capa, Robert Capa's brother. They can now be viewed at the Caucasus Institute of Photogrpahy and New Media in Tbilisi. This calendar is a selection of 12 of these photographs.
Swift, Robert L.
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (100 negatives, 159 contact prints, and 1 CD)
Gift of Robert L. Swift, 2006.
The compact disk and contact prints are of the Gasherbrum I expedition, 1958. Gasherbrum I was first climbed on July 5, 1958 by Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman of an eight-man American expedition led by Nicholas B. Clinch. Richard K. Irvin, Tom Nevison, Tom McCormack, Gil Roberts and Bob Swift were also members of the team. The negatives are of Sierra Nevada and Selkirk climbs, 1947-1951. Included with the collection is a short autobiographical note by Bob Swift.
Bob Swift started climbing with the Sierra Club's Rock Climbing Section in the late 1940s, where his tutors included Dave Brower and Jim Leonard. In 1956 he joined Dick Irvin on an unsuccessful attempt of Rakaposhi, and in 1958 was part of the team that made the first ascent of Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum I). For several years he was owner-operator of the Palisade School of Mountaineering.
Physical Description: 1 linear ft. (1 print box, 16 x 20 inches)
A miscellaneous grouping of documents that were "bundled" together, possibly by a book dealer, but have no relationship to each other.
Perhaps the most interesting document is a single folio leaf, folded once, with undecipherable text on two pages. It is apparently from the 16th century (fol. 13). Other documents include "Liste des membres qui composent le Collège électoral de l'Arrondissement de Senlis," 1808 (fol. 1); official documents about French laws, 1791 (fol. 3); text of a speech given at the Chambre des Députés, 1840 (fol. 4); documents regarding the salubrity of places in 3 communities in Oise, 1825 (fol. 5); document about Eau de Cologne, nd (fol. 6); French newspaper clippings, 1826-1843; British newspaper clippings, 1832-1837; Spanish newspaper clippings, 1825-1827; Portuguese newspaper clippings, 1837 (fols. 7-10); and a catalogue of the officers and students of Transylvania University, Kentucky, 1833-1834 (fol. 11).
Aptheker, Herbert, 1915-
Physical Description: 122 linear ft.
Correspondence (1934-2002), manuscripts, personal diaries, publications, research files, ephemera, and books relating to Aptheker's lifelong work fighting racism against African Americans and in support of the American Communist Party. The research files relate primarily to African American history, with some material on American Labor/Radical History.
Noted Marxist scholar Dr. Herbert Aptheker was born in New York City in 1915. His more than thirty published books include such titles as THE ERA OF McCARTHYISM (1957), THE WORLD OF C. WRIGHT MILLS (1960), THE URGENCY OF MARXIST-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE (1970), but he is best known for his work in the area of Black history. Here his books include AMERICAN NEGRO SLAVE REVOLTS (1943), TO BE FREE : STUDIES IN AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY (1948), and AFRO-AMERICAN : THE MODERN ERA (1971).
Note: Dr. Aptheker edited the posthumously published AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF W.E.B. DU BOIS (1968) and was selected by the late Dr. Du Bois as the Editor of his papers and their custodian. He was a co-founder and Director of the American Institute for Marxist Studies from its inception in 1964 through its demise in 1985.
Norwich, Oscar I., collector.
Physical Description: 316 items.
The collection contains 316 maps of Africa and its islands collected by Oscar I. Norwich, and includes sea charts and maps of Southern Africa;
the Cape of Good Hope; North, East, and West Africa; islands, ports, and town plans. The majority of the maps are loose items, but a certain number
are from rare, published atlases; a few were published in travel books.
Dr. Oscar I. Norwich of Johannesburg, South Africa, collected maps, both printed and manuscript, for more than 35 years.
Netherclift, Joseph, 1792-1863.
Physical Description: 16 items (15 sheets and 1 envelope) ; sheets 55 x 36 cm.
Sheets are pages 16-30. Lower left on each sheet: Executed on stone by J. Netherclift for the Egyptian Society. Lower right: Printed by Rowney and Forster.
Each sheet headed by the phrase, "inscriptions of Rosetta compared," contains text from the stone in Greek, demotic Egyptian and Latin (sections i through xiv). Sections xv through xxxii include hieroglyphics using symbols and pictures.
Netherclift was a publisher and printmaker in London, England.
Nahl, Charles Christian, 1818-1878, lithographer.
Physical Description: 1 lithograph ; 56 x 43 cm. in mat 59.5 x 46 cm.
Statement on the certificate is surrounded by numerous mythological figures and five military scenes. Committee's seal is embossed lower left.
Membership certificate signed by the president, William Tell Coleman, and other officers of the organization.
Dennis, Reid W., collector.
Physical Description: 50 prints and 1 lithograph stone.
This collection of prints, mostly lithographs (including chromolithographs and colored lithographs), as well as one engraving, primarily portray San Francisco city views, public buildings, and landscapes. Subjects also include San Jose, Stanford University, the U.S. Navy Yard at Mare Island, San Diego, and San Luis Rey. Included is a lithograph stone with an image of San Francisco.