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William J. Eisenlord photographs

Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Names:
City Lights Bookstore (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Photographs  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Berman, Shirley  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Broughton, James  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Castellón, Rolando  Search this
DeRoux, Kenneth  Search this
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  Search this
Green, Mark L., 1932-2004  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Hirschman, Jack, 1933-  Search this
Larsen, Michael, 1941-  Search this
LeBlanc, Peter, 1930-  Search this
Linhares, Philip E.  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Micheline, Jack, 1929-1998  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929- -- Photographs  Search this
Pomada, Elizabeth  Search this
Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-  Search this
Stiles, Knute, 1923-  Search this
Photographer:
Nyberg, Ed  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
San Francisco Calif. -- Photographs
Date:
1953-1976
Summary:
The photographs of San Francisco photographer William J. Eisenlord measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1953-1976. Photographs depict the City Lights Bookstore of San Francisco, California and the exhibition opening of "Poets of the Cities" at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1976. Also included are photographs of jazz and beat poetry performances taken by Ed Nyberg in 1957.
Scope and Contents note:
The photographs of San Francisco photographer William J. Eisenlord measure 0.3 linear feet and date from 1953-1976. Photographs depict the City Lights Bookstore of San Francisco, California and the exhibition opening of "Poets of the Cities" at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1976. Also included are photographs of jazz and beat poetry performances taken by Ed Nyberg in 1957.

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.

The photographs taken at the "Poets of the Cities" exhibition opening on January 30, 1976 at the San Francisco Museum of Art include notable figures Jack Micheline, Claes Oldenburg, James Broughton, Phil Linhares, Mark and Sally Green, Michael Larsen, Elizabeth Pomada, Ken deRoux, Peter and Minette LeBlanc, Jack Hirschman, Rolando Castellon, Knute Stiles, Michael and Joanna McClure, Byron Meyer, Peter Selz, Leo Castelli, George Herms, and Shirley and Wallace Berman.

Also included are ten photographs taken in 1957 by Ed Nyberg at The Jazz Cellar, a popular San Francisco beat nightclub. Notable figures include Kenneth Rexroth, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Grover Sales Jr., Sonny Wayne, and Bill Weisjahn.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 2 series:

Series 1: William J. Eisenlord Photographs, 1953-1976 (Box 1; 15 folders)

Series 2: Ed Nyberg Photographs, 1957 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Biographical/Historical note:
William J. Eisenlord (1926-1997) worked as a photographer in San Francisco, California. He was an acquaintance of photographer, poet, and journalist Mark Green. Together with business partner Thayne Riggs, Eisenlord opened the Omnibus Gallery in Sacramento, California in 1980.
Provenance:
The William J. Eisenlord photographs were donated to the Archives of American Art in two installments, in 1976 and 1977, by William J. Eisenlord.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Topic:
Poets -- Exhibitions -- Photographs  Search this
Beat generation -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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William J. Eisenlord Photographs

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Extent:
15 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1953-1976
Arrangement note:
The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

1.1: City Lights Bookstore, 1953-1959

1.2: "Poets of the City" Exhibition Opening, 1976
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.
Identifier:
AAA.eisewill, Series 1
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City Lights Bookstore

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954-1959
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.
Identifier:
AAA.eisewill, Subseries 1.1
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Exterior

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1954
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are William Brothers, Cathy Furniss, William J. Eisenlord, and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Interior

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1959
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are Lawrence Ferlinghetti and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Interior

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1959
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Shigeyoshi Murao and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Interior

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1959
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.
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Photographs of City Lights Bookstore, Interior

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1959
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.
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"Poets of the City" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
The photographs taken at the "Poets of the Cities" exhibition opening on January 30, 1976 at the San Francisco Museum of Art include notable figures Jack Micheline, Claes Oldenburg, James Broughton, Phil Linhares, Mark and Sally Green, Michael Larsen, Elizabeth Pomada, Ken deRoux, Peter and Minette LeBlanc, Jack Hirschman, Rolando Castellon, Knute Stiles, Michael and Joanna McClure, Byron Meyer, Peter Selz, Leo Castelli, George Herms, and Shirley and Wallace Berman.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.eisewill, Subseries 1.2
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Index to "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Photographs

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
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.
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are Jack Micheline, Claes Oldenburg, H. King, Bob Whyte, and unidentified others)
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.
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William J. Eisenlord photographs / Series 1: William J. Eisenlord Photographs / 1.2: "Poets of the City" Exhibition Opening
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are James Broughton, Bob White, Dennis O'Leary, Sue Foley, H. King, Phil Linhares, and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are Barbara Wohl, Phil Linhares, and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are Mark Green, Michael Larsen, Elizabeth Pomada, Ken deRoux, and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are John Berguin, Minette and Peter LeBlanc, Kirby Ferlinghetti, Jack Hirschman, Rolando Castellon and his wife, Knute Stiles, Dana and Bob Johnson, and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are H. King, Joanna McClure, Shigeyoshi Murao, Minette LeBlanc and her mother, and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are Mrs. Nicholas Boyd, Mary Miles Ryan, Byron Meyer, H. King, Peter Selz, Leo Castelli, and unidentified others)
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.
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William J. Eisenlord photographs / Series 1: William J. Eisenlord Photographs / 1.2: "Poets of the City" Exhibition Opening
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Archives of American Art
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are H. King, Peter Selz, Minette LeBlanc, E. Kaufman, Sally and Mark Green, and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of the "Poets of the Cities" Exhibition Opening

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are Shigeyoshi Murao, Michael McClure, George Herms, Shirley and Wallace Berman, and unidentified others)
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.
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Photographs of Jazz and Poetry Performances at The Jazz Cellar

Collection Creator:
Eisenlord, William J., 1926-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957
Scope and Contents note:
(Pictured are Kenneth Rexroth, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Grover Sales Jr., Sonny Wayne, Bill Weisjahn, and unidentified others)
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.
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William J. Eisenlord photographs / Series 2: Ed Nyberg Photographs
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