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W. Joseph Black photograph collection

Title
W. Joseph Black photograph collection [graphic].
Author
Black, W. Joseph (William Joseph), 1934-1977.
Publication
[1964?]-[1976?]

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box 1Still imageUse in library Sc Photo W. Joseph Black Collection box 1Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
box 2Still imageUse in library Sc Photo W. Joseph Black Collection box 2Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
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box 4Still imageUse in library Sc Photo W. Joseph Black Collection box 4Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Additional Authors
  • Black, W. Joseph (William Joseph), 1934-1977.
  • Layne, Cecil.
  • Kriegsmann, James J.
  • Van Der Zee, James, 1886-1983.
  • Galbraith, Robert.
  • Checkman, Louis.
  • Glasgow, Roger DeCourey.
  • Ifill-Johnson-Hanchard.
  • Gruchen & Partners.
  • Conklin & Rossant.
  • Bond, Ryder & Associates.
Found In
p1bc Black, W. Joseph (William Joseph), 1934-1977. W. Joseph Black papers, 1961-1977 (CstRILN)NYPW89-A30
Description
  • 253 items (1.3 lin. ft., 4 boxes); 36 x 28 cm. and smaller.
  • 21 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 32 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 52 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 63 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 27 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 7 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 13 contact sheets : silver gelatin, b&w ;
  • 5 photographic prints : col. ;
  • 11 photomechanical prints : halftone, b&w ;
  • 22 photostats : halftone, b&w ;
Summary
The W. Joseph Black Photograph Collection depicts mainly aspects of his professional career as an architect and urban planner, from the 1960s to the mid-1970s.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1960-1979.
  • Group portraits – 1960-1979.
  • Snapshots – 1960-1969.
  • Architectural photographs – 1970-1979.
  • Presentation albums – 1960-1979.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1960-1979.
  • Dye coupler prints – 1960-1979.
  • Contact sheets – 1970-1979.
  • Stats – 1960-1979.
  • Halftone photomechanical prints – 1960-1979.
  • Reproductions – 1960-1979.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • Some photographs have photographer's or architectural firm's handstamp on verso; two items bear photographer's name printed on recto; many items bear handwritten notations on verso; some items bear printed or handwritten captions on recto; some items have photocopied information attached to either verso or recto.
  • Some photographs are assembled as part of a presentation album; many photographs are mounted for exhibition, some with wall hanging devices attached to verso, some with typewritten captions attached to verso; photostats and most photomechanical images are mounted on layout boards with text. Some items are duplicates.
  • Collection contains work by W. Joseph Black, Cecil Layne, James J. Kriegsmann, Louis Checkman, Robert Galbraith and James Van Der Zee, among others.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • William Joseph Black, architect and urban planner, was born in Carthage, Texas, in 1934.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the W. Joseph Black Papers, 1961-1977.
Call Number
Sc Photo W. Joseph Black Collection
OCLC
NYPG99-F56
Author
Black, W. Joseph (William Joseph), 1934-1977.
Title
W. Joseph Black photograph collection [graphic].
Imprint
[1964?]-[1976?]
Terms Of Use
Some items are restricted; permission of the copyright holder is required for duplication.
Biography
William Joseph Black, architect and urban planner, was born in Carthage, Texas, in 1934. He was raised in Chicago, attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, completed his undergraduate work at Columbia University in New York, and earned his Master of Science degree in Urban Planning at Columbia's School of Architecture in 1971. Though Black's career, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, consisted of extensive travel and holding architectural and planning positions in different countries, his main concern was for the community projects and urban planning needs in Harlem. As a consultant to the New York City Planning Commission, the Model Cities Administration and the New York State Urban Development Corporation, Black undertook studies of Harlem's planning needs and designed programs for community development projects, including the Park Avenue North Study, the St. Nicholas Historic District and the Fifth Avenue Park Walk.
After receiving the A.W. Brunner Award from the Architectural League of New York in 1968, Black focused on developing the "Gateway to Harlem" project, a mixed-income residential, cultural and commercial complex. The first phase of the complex, the Harlem Music Center, was formed in 1969 to create a music research and performance center. However, the Center closed after five years because Black couldn't successfully implement the residential and commercial components of the complex. Black's other activities included the "Visions of Harlem: Past, Present and Future" project (1970), which was to celebrate Harlem's history and architecture from the 17th to 20th centuries. The project's much-delayed exhibition was shown at the Studio Museum in Harlem (1974) and the American Institute of Architects Gallery in Washington, D.C. (1975); however, a proposed book was never published. The "Black Builders of America" project, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973, was to focus on African-American builders from 1619 to 1974. However, the project's outcome is not clear. From 1975 to 1976, Black taught at the University of the District of Columbia, Department of Community Planning in Washington, D.C. He would die from cancer there in 1977.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the W. Joseph Black Papers, 1961-1977.
Local Note
Sc MG 78
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Added Author
Black, W. Joseph (William Joseph), 1934-1977. Photographer
Layne, Cecil. Photographer
Kriegsmann, James J. Photographer
Van Der Zee, James, 1886-1983. Photographer
Galbraith, Robert. Photographer
Checkman, Louis. Photographer
Glasgow, Roger DeCourey. Architect
Ifill-Johnson-Hanchard.
Gruchen & Partners.
Conklin & Rossant.
Bond, Ryder & Associates.
Found In:
p1bc Black, W. Joseph (William Joseph), 1934-1977. W. Joseph Black papers, 1961-1977 (CstRILN)NYPW89-A30
Research Call Number
Sc Photo W. Joseph Black Collection
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