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Bruce L. Harkness Poletown Photographs

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Identifier: WSAV002727
Abstract Bruce Harkness photographed the area known as “Poletown,” a multi-ethnic, multi-racial urban area on Detroit’s East Side, from February to December 1981. These photographs document the hundreds of buildings and businesses that were demolished to make way for the construction of a General Motors assembly plant. In addition, Harkness captured vibrant urban exteriors and interiors, neighborhood landmarks, residents and street scenes. The collection is comprised of 200 8"x10" silver gelatin,...
Dates: 1981-02 - 1981-10

Katherine Chamberlain Papers

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Identifier: WSP002137
Abstract Katherine McFarlane Chamberlain, professor of physics in the College of Liberal Arts, was born June 28, 1892 in Saginaw, Michigan. She earned a B.A. (1914), an M.A. (1919), and a Sc.D. (1925) from the University of Michigan. She began as an instructor at the College of the City of Detroit in 1924 and was appointed full professor at Wayne State University in 1945. She was the author of, First College Course in Photography, Introduction to the Science of Photography and Darkroom Handbook. Her...
Dates: 1903 - 2005

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