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Cary Herz papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00574

Scope and Contents

The collection includes photographic prints, slides, and contact sheets by Carry Herz, documenting events of political, social and economic significance in the U.S., circa 1970s to the early 2000s. There is an emphasis on women and women's issues. Topics include musicians and musical events, theater performances, political gatherings and demonstrations (including anti- Vietnam War), rape and sexual violence, religion and women in the ministry, homelessness, the ERA, women in sports, the rights of flight attendants, the National Organization for Women, and women artists. Copies of Herz's published books are also in the collection, with related reviews and some original photographs.

[NOTE: The contents list for this collection is not online. Contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you would like one sent to you.]

Dates

  • 1950s-2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works in this collection created by Cary Herz. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Photographer Cary Herz was born June 15, 1947 in New York City to Fred and Gertrud Herz. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science in 1965, she earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970. She worked as a freelance photographer in New York City from 1972-77, documenting the women's movement and women's sports for Ms. Magazine and other publications. From 1977-84, she was a staff photographer for the Newark Star-Ledger covering the New York City metropolitan area on news, features, sports, personalities, fashion, and commerical assignments. She moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1984 where she worked as a news editor and videographer for KOAT-TV. In 1987 she established her own business, Cary Herz Photography, doing freelance photojournalism, and editorial, corporate, and location photography. She also worked as a New Mexico photo correspondent for The New York Times beginning in 1985. Her photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, PC World, People, Ms, Garden Design, and on the Discovery Channel. Her images have been published in many books including Stones of Remembrance: The Historic Jewish Cemetery in Las Vegas, New Mexico (1990); Street Gangs in America (1993); The Pilgrimage to Chimayo: Contemporary Portrait of a Living Tradition (1999); and her own book, New Mexico's Crypto-Jews: Image and Memory (2007). In the spring of 2001, her work was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Game Face: What Does a Woman Athlete Look Like. In 2007 Herz received the New Mexico Press Women's Woman of Achievement Award. She died of ovarian cancer in 2008.

Extent

33 boxes (26 linear feet)

0.2866 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Photographer. Photographic prints, slides, and contact sheets documenting events of political, social and economic significance in the U.S., circa 1970s to the early 2000s. Topics include musicians and musical events, theater performances, political gatherings and demonstrations (including anti-Vietnam War), rape and sexual violence, religion and women in the ministry, homelessness, the ERA, women in sports, the rights of flight attendants, the National Organization for Women, and women artists. Copies of Herz's published books are also in the collection, with related reviews and some original photographs.

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

This collection contains materials received from the donor in digital form that are not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request access to this digital content.

Other Finding Aids

One or more content listings to individual accessions in this collection are available for download. Links can be found in the description of the individual accessions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Cary Herz in 2007.

Related Materials

The Palace of the Governors New Mexico Museum of History Photo Archives houses a substantial collection of New Mexico images by Cary Herz.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger, 2007-2009.

The contents of computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created.

Creator

Title
Cary Herz papers
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Author
Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger.
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • February 23, 2012: Finding aid content updated to reflect recent additions to collection.
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:19-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2020-05-21: Description added for born-digital content.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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