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Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
City Lights Bookstore was a popular meeting ground for many people associated with the Beat literary movement in San Francisco. The collection includes one exterior window photograph of the bookstore taken the year of its founding in 1953, and fifteen interior photographs of the store taken circa 1959. The interior shots include images of bookstore founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti, bookstore manager Shigeyoshi Murao, and various customers browsing the stacks.
Arrangement note:
The subseries has been scanned in its entirety.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The William J. Eisenlord photographs are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
AAA.eisewill, Subseries 1.1
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William J. Eisenlord photographs / Series 1: William J. Eisenlord Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art