Cary Herz papers
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.
Dates of Materials
- 1950 - 2009
- Herz, Cary (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
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The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works in this collection created by Cary Herz.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.
33 boxes (26 linear feet)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Cary Herz in 2007.
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.
- Contact sheets
- Demonstrations -- United States -- Photographs
- Electronic records
- Equal rights amendments -- United States -- Photographs
- Feminists -- United States -- Photographs
- Herz, Cary
- National Organization for Women--Photographs
- Second-wave feminism
- Sports for women -- United States -- 20th century
- Women -- Photographs
- Women musicians -- Photographs
- Women photographers -- United States
- Cary Herz papers
- Finding Aid
- Finding aid prepared by Burd Schlessinger.
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- 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.
- 2021-06-17: Imported content listing from accession inventories
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