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  • Collection ID 2002.0098
  • Creator Names Haun, Declan, photographer. pht
  • Title Declan Haun collection of visual materials [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1958-1994]
  • Physical description
    • ca. 1700 photographic prints : b&w ; 16 x 20 in. and smaller.
    • 2111 photographic contact sheets : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. and smaller.
    • ca. 1000 photographic prints : col. ; 8 x 10 in. and smaller.
    • ca. 44,174 transparencies : col., slide ; 35 mm.
    • ca. 105,000 negatives : b&w ; 35 mm.
    • ca. 300 negatives : col. ; 8 x 10 in. and smaller.
    • 2 photomechanical prints ; 11 x 17 in.
    • 4 motion picture films.
    • 1 videotape.
  • Access and usage restrictions
    • Special supervision is required when researchers consult negatives or transparencies.
    • Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage.
    • Video copies are available for viewing instead of original moving image materials.
  • Collection summary
    • The major images by photojournalist Declan Haun, including photographs made while working for the Charlotte Observer ,1958-1963; and as freelancer for the Black Star agency, 1963-1994, the bulk in 1963-1976 while he resided in Chicago, and a copy of a short motion-picture film: Real Self. The collection includes items made for magazines, such as LIFE, Newsweek, and Saturday Evening Post; for advertising firms, trade journals and annual reports for corporations, such as Xerox, American Airlines, and International Harvester; and images by Haun while illustrations editor for National Geographic 1976-1982 and Smithsonian Magazine 1982-1984. The film Real Self was produced by Haun in 1971 for Guggenheim Productions and includes a number of his photographs, as well as those of photographers, Jack Jaffe, Michael Mauney, and John White.
    • Topics include March on Washington 1963; aftermath of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham (Ala.); gathering for Selma to Montgomery March 1965; funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; 1964 election campaigns of Barry Goldwater and George Wallace; inaugural festivities of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Vice-President Hubert Humphrey; Republican National Convention 1968; Democratic National Convention 1972; University of Michigan. Also Southern landscapes and people, especially religious groups, such as the Glenmary Sisters mission in Haysville, North Carolina; Rock Springs Camp Meeting in Denver (N.C.); and United House of Prayer for All People in Charlotte (N.C.). Chicago area topics include open housing marches in Ashburn community of Chicago and in Cicero (Ill.); Chicago police detectives John Sullivan and Peter Valesares; South Side street gang Blackstone Rangers; and Richard Hatcher's mayoral campaigns in Gary (Ind.). Other persons represented include Stan and Jan Berenstein, Phil Donahue, Peter and Polly Gott, Don and Bennie Lee Lewis, Rudolph Wanderone (Minnesota Fats), Otto Kerner, Jr., George McGovern, Richard Nixon and Patricia Nixon and Jean Bell.
    • Missing this folder: Series 5, box 13, folder 29: ND/1984/1989 Unidentified-people ND.745-ND.754.
  • Acquisition information Gift of the estate of Declan Haun (2002.0098).
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
    • Credit photographer.
    • Copyrights owned by Haun's estate were donated to the Chicago Historical Society with the collection. In general, these copyrights include works created on Haun's freelance assignments through Black Star. However, other businesses (primarily publications such as Life magazine) may own copyrights to some Haun photographs held in their archives under a work-for-hire agreement.
    • The moving picture, Real Self (1971), was produced by Guggenheim Productions, and the production company should be credited if the film is reproduced or licensed for any purpose.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available online.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Declan Haun was born in 1937 and died in 1994.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related material at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, includes the Declan Haun papers.
  • Names
    • Haun, Declan.
    • Hatcher, Richard G., 1933- Portraits.
    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 Death and burial.
    • Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998 Portraits.
    • Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919- Portraits.
    • Blackstone Rangers (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Democratic National Convention (1972 : Miami Beach, Fla.)
    • Republican National Convention (29th : 1968 : Miami, Fla.)
  • Subjects
    • African Americans Alabama.
    • African Americans Indiana Gary.
    • African Americans Illinois Chicago.
    • Bombings Alabama Birmingham 20th century.
    • Civil rights movements Southern States 20th century.
    • Civil rights movements Illinois Chicago.
    • Demonstrations Washington (D.C.)
    • Discrimination in housing Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Photojournalists United States.
    • Photojournalists Illinois Chicago.
    • March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963.
    • Religious services North Carolina.
    • Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965.
    • Vietnam War Moratorium, Oct. 15, 1969.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) 1960-1979.
    • Ashburn (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Cicero (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
    • Gary (Ind.) Politics and government 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Film negatives. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
    • Slides Color. gmgpc
    • Film negatives Color. gmgpc
    • Contact sheets. gmgpc
    • Motion pictures.
    • Video recordings. aat
    • Photomechanical prints. gmgpc
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/2002/98.htm