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   Gabriel Cooney Photograph Collection, 1991-1999 [Bulk Dates: 1996-1998]

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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.

COinS Metadata available (e.g., for Zotero).

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 Dates: 1996-1998]
Physical description:4.29 linear feet (1 document box and 3 OS flat boxes)
Language(s): Material is in English.
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions. If images are exhibited or published, Gabriel Cooney must be credited as the photographer.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

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Description

Scope and Content

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, 1990s

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.

Subseries I.1: Faculty and Administration, 1991 1996-1998

This sub-series consists of faculty members, administrator and staff portraits. Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name of the person.

Subseries I.2: Campus Life and Views, 1996-1998

This sub-series consists of prints depicting campus life and features as well student life. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.

Subseries I.3 Oversize Prints, 1991 1996-1998

This sub-series consists of five 11 x 14 prints – three of one particular campus feature and three color images created for use in the BROADWAY LOCAL brochure.

Series II: Negatives, 1990s

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).

Subseries II.1: Broadway Local Color Negatives, 1991

This subseries consists of the color negatives taken for use in the BROADWAY LOCAL brochure. Images are of people and places in the Morningside Heights neighborhood.

Subseries II.2 Campaign for Columbia Brochure Negatives, 1996-1999

This subseries consists of black and white negatives taken for use in a series of fundraising brochures created for the 1990s Campaign for Columbia. Images are of people, places and activities associated with various schools at the University (e.g., Columbia College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of General Studies, School of Journalism, School of International and Public Affairs) as well as the Libraries and Athletics programs.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

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

Restrictions on Use

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.

Accrual Information

No additions are expected.

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.

Online finding aid available.

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)

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

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

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion December 2, 2018 Finding aid written in English.
    2018-12-02 File created.

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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.

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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
PhotographsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Columbia University--BuildingsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--FacultyPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Columbia University.--StudentsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cooney, Gabriel (Photographer).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Morningside Heights (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.

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