Ron Sherman’s Archive Acquired by Emory

Great news about Ron Sherman's archive:
"Rosa Parks meeting Coretta Scott King at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Richard Nixon campaigning in downtown Atlanta, Hank Aaron hitting his 715th home run and Mayor Maynard Jackson sparring with Mohammed Ali are among the 750 silver gelatin print collection recently acquired by Emory University from Ron Sherman's 1970s Atlanta photographs. The collection will become part of the archives of the Emory University Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL). "We are delighted to acquire Ron Sherman's collection," said Randy Gue, curator of modern political and historical collections at Emory. "His photographs provide a powerful and articulate visual connection to our distinctive collections that document the history, culture and politics of Atlanta during the crucial decade of the 1970s." The print collection at MARBL will be for reference, educational, and research purposes, including displays, exhibits, web site, publications, posters, brochures and reports, among other Emory University and Library uses. Sherman has kept his copyright for all images and third party licensing. Last October Sherman started to digitize his 1970s silver gelatin print collection with the plan to find a permanent home for his print archives. Most of the prints made during that decade were sent to his New York photo agency to be licensed to magazines, book publishers, and advertising agencies. The prints were returned when the agency closed and were stored in Sherman's office for the next 30 years. The 1970s coverage included political figures, business leaders, civil rights personalities, sporting events, and everyday people from all walks of life. Sherman's assignments were for Life, Time, Newsweek, US News, Business Week, New York Times, and the Washington Post. His next project is to edit the 500,000 black and white negatives and color transparencies made in the 1960s to the 1990s that were not printed in the 1970s and to digitize the selections so they can be added to his web site photo archives. The web site showing Sherman's portfolio is at Click the Archives on top of page and the click All Galleries to see current stock photo archives."

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