May 20, 2022

New Stanford Photo Archive Highlights Turbulent Times of Civil Rights Movement, Some Digitized Images Already Available Online

From Stanford University:

Civil rights activist Cesar Chavez is one of the subjects featured in Stanford Libraries’ new Bob Fitch Photography Archivea collection of images shining a spotlight on critical moments in recent American history.

About 200 images from the Fitch archive are now online and available in the Stanford Libraries’ catalog SearchWorks, including photos of Chavez and Martin Luther King Jr.

Overall, the complete archive includes about 200,000 images. They will be processed in phases, and about 10,000 of them will eventually be made available and preserved in the Stanford Digital Repository. The images and their metadata will be available for research, discovery and teaching purposes at Stanford.


Beyond the Chavez gallery, the Fitch archive gives an up-close-and-personal look at the various peace and social justice movements and leaders in the 1960s and 1970s – including Martin Luther King Jr., activist-journalist Dorothy Day, politician Ron Dellums and folk singer Joan Baez.

The gallery on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers is the first installment of select images to be digitized and made available by Stanford Libraries. It includes 90 images, ranging from photos of Chavez sitting alone in his office to others of him with his mother and at funerals of slain UFW workers.

Read the Complete Article, Learn More About Bob Fitch and the New Archive

Direct to Images Currently Available Online (via Stanford SearchWorks)

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