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Glen Moon Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: UAV002496

Scope and Content

The Glen Moon Photographs primarily document the architecture of many public and private structures and spaces in and around SE Michigan, through both interior and exterior shots. Images of the Mies van der Rohe designed residential district, Lafayette Park, for example, are among the important documented sites. Also included are select cultural events, such as the Ford Jazz Festival, the Detroit Festival of the Arts and the Annual Indian Village Home Tour, a Detroit neighborhood event. Images in the collection are the result of Moon's work for architectural and design firms such as Albert Kahn Associates, local organizations, and publications, among other clients.

Dates

  • 1979 - 2013
  • Majority of material found within 1979 - 1999

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research. Patrons must make an appointment with the AV Department prior to visiting.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.
For image reproduction, contact the AV Department.

History

Glen Calvin Moon is a nationally recognized architectural and environmental photographer whose images have been published in a variety of American architectural and design magazines and journals. Mr. Moon graduated from the University of Michgan in 1963 with a B.A. in architecture and worked for architectural firms such as Albert Kahn Associates, before turning these experiences into successful self-employment as a photographer of the built environment. In twenty-plus years, Mr. Moon's images were commissioned by architectural firms, interior designers, as well as a variety of other clients. For six years he was the prinicpal contributing photographer for Detroit Monthly Magazine for area home feature articles. Along with his work in other areas of commercial photography, Mr. Moon's reputation for documenting the Detroit metropolitan area led to many local speaking engagments as well as exhibit and gallery features.

Extent

41.75 Linear Feet ((10 SB, 29 OS, 97 binders, 1 folder).) : Includes polyester 4x5 negatives, polyester color transparencies, monochrome and color photographic prints, published work, and job materials.

Abstract

Glen Calvin Moon is a nationally recognized architectural and environmental photographer whose images have been published in a variety of American architectural and design magazines and journals. As a Detroit-based photographer, Mr. Moon is particularly known for his documentation of the Detroit metropolitan area - its buildings, landscape, and urban design.

The Glen Moon Photographs primarily document the architecture of many public and private structures and spaces in and around SE Michigan, through both interior and exterior shots. Images of the Mies van der Rohe designed residential district, Lafayette Park, for example, are among the important documented sites. Also included are select cultural events, such as the Ford Jazz Festival, the Detroit Festival of the Arts and the Annual Indian Village Home Tour, a Detroit neighborhood event. Images in the collection are the result of Moon's work for architectural and design firms such as Albert Kahn Associates, local organizations, and publications, among other clients.

Arrangement

Materials were kept in the original order imposed by the creator: primarily by format and then job number.

Other Access Aids

Index to job numbers available on site at the Reuther Library.

Acquisition

The Glen Moon Papers were given to the Reuther Library by Glen and Linda Moon through a series of four donations made between January and August 2014.

Related Materials

Detroit News Photographs

Processing History

Papers opened by Deborah Rice on January 23, 2015. Processed and finding aid revised on November 30, 2017.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Glen Moon Photographs.
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Deborah Rice.
Date
2015-01-23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA