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Gabriel Cooney Photograph Collection, 1991-1999, bulk 1996-1998

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of photographic prints (8x 10 and 11x14) and negatives (35mm and 2 ¼" square) taken by professional photographer Gabriel Amadeus Cooney for Columbia University. Many of the images were ultimately used in a brochure titled Broadway Local published in 1991 and in a series of brochures for the Campaign for Columbia produced between1996 and 1999. Some prints and negatives are in color, but most are in black and white. Many of these negatives and prints correspond directly to contact sheets and prints found in Series I of the Office of Alumni and Development Photograph Collection (UA#0208).

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0220
Bib ID 12176201 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Cooney, Gabriel Amadeus
Title Gabriel Cooney Photograph Collection, 1991-1999, bulk 1996-1998
Physical Description 4.29 linear feet (1 document box and 3 OS flat boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Prints, 1990s and Series II. Negatives, 1990s

Description

Summary

This collection consists of photographs and negatives taken by professional photographer, Gabriel Amadeus Cooney for use by Columbia University in a series of brochures produced in the 1990s. The images include portraits of Columbia administrators, faculty, staff, students as well as images of the campus, interior and exterior images of certain campus buildings, classroom scenes, athletics, and even the neighborhoods surrounding Columbia University. Some images and negatives are in color, but most are black and white.

  • Series I: Prints

    Arranged in three sub-series, this series consists of photographic prints taken of Columbia faculty, administrators, staff, students, campus buildings and features, classroom activity, athletics, and the libraries. These are mostly 8 x 10 prints but there are five 11 x 14 prints. Some prints are in color, but the majority of them are in black and white. All of these prints have corresponding negatives in Series II. Folders are arranged alphabetically in each subseries.

  • Series II: Negatives

    Arranged in two sub-series, this series consists of images taken of Columbia faculty, administrators, staff, students, campus buildings and features, classroom activity, athletics, libraries and the surrounding neighborhoods. They are primarily 35mm and some 2 ¼" square negatives in both color and black and white. The negatives are all housed in archival quality sleeves in binders found in their respective boxes. Each sleeve of negatives has a unique identifying number which is noted in the container list just before the description of the images found in that particular sleeve. The dates noted are those assigned by Gabe Cooney on the sleeves (e.g. 96919 = 1996 September 19). Many of these negatives correspond directly prints found in Series I of this collection as well as to contact sheets and prints found in Series I in the Office of Alumni and Development Photograph Collection (UA#0208).

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of both the physical property and copyright. To request permission to quote or publish, please contact the University Archives at uarchives@columbia.edu.

If images are exhibited or published, Gabriel Cooney must be credited as the photographer.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Gabriel Cooney Photograph Collection; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

If images are exhibited or published, Gabriel Cooney must be credited as the photographer.

Selected Related Material at Columbia University

Office of Alumni and Development Photograph Collection, 1978-2006 (UA#0208)

Historic Photograph Collection, 1855-2012 (UA#0003)

Office of Public Affairs Photograph Collection, ca.1947-2006.(UA#0109)

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jocelyn Wilk. Finding aid written by Jocelyn Wilk in November 2018.

Revision Description

2018-12-02 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- : Students Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Faculty Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cooney, Gabriel (Photographer) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Gabriel Cooney is a professional photographer based in Massachusetts who was hired by the Office of Alumni and Development in the 1990s to photograph campus, students, faculty and staff to illustrate brochures for a University-wide fundraising campaign.