Barbara Beirne Portrait Photoprints
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0356
Creators:
Beirne, Barbara T.
Dates:
circa 1980s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.1 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
Twenty portraits, taken in the 1980s, of twenty-one men and women who were active in the civil rights and peace movements of the 1960s.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of twenty silver gelatin prints, as described on the container list attached. These are exhibition-quality prints, matted, signed by the artist, with subject identification. The prints are arranged in no particular order, but are numbered according to the list. Note that each print therefore has an individual museum catalog number, e.g., 1991.0886.01- unlike the majority of Archive Center collections--and these numbers should be referenced in exhibition and loan transactions.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Barbara T. Beirne hold a Master of Fine Arts in Photography form Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts form Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York. She has been a free-lance photographer, working extensively for non-profit organizations, corporations and newspapers, has shown her work in many solo and group exhibitions, and has been photographer and/or author of a number of children's books (see bibliography, She photographed the subjects of this portfolio for a book by J. and R. Morrison, From Camelot to Kent State.
Ms. Beirne has been a teacher and lecturer in numerous school and libraries in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and at this writing is an adjunct professor of photography at County College of Morris, Randolph, New Jersey.

Historical
Historical
In 1985, Joan Morrison and her son Robert K. Morrison conducted approximately one hundred oral history interviews with a wide variety of Americans about their experiences during the 1960s. They also collected photographs of the interviewees--pictures taken during the 1960s and other taken at the time of the interview. Portions of some of these interviews and the photographs are published in their 1987 book, mentioned above. Some of the new photographs, taken by Barbara T. Bierne, were exhibited at the Bridge Gallery, The New School, New York City, from Oct. 2 to Oct 31, 1998. The Morrison collection of audiotapes, transcripts, and other materials form this project was donated to the Archives Center as Collection no. 359. Later in 1991, Barbara Beirne donated twenty exhibition quality, matted photographs from this project (the Morrison Collection was received first, and the earlier number for the Beirne Collection is due to the recycling of an unused number). These prints apparently were made in 1989 and were included in the New School exhibition.
Bibliography
Author and photographer, A Pianist's Debut. Carlrhoda Books, 1990. Author and photographer, Under the Lights. Carlrhoda Books, 1988.
Photographer, What Do You Mean I Have a Learning Disability? Walker Publishers, 1991.
Photographer, Water is Wet. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1985.
Photographs in: Joan and Robert K. Morrison. From Camelot to Kent State: The Sixties Experience in the Worlds of Those Who Lived It. New York: Times Books, 1987.

Administration
Location of Originals
Original negatives in photographer's collection.
Processing Information
Processed by David E. Haberstich, curator, 1991.
Author
David E. Haberstich
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Barbara T. Beirne, September 6, 1991.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Barbara Beirne Portrait Photoprints, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Barbara Beirne retains copyright. A nonexclusive license was conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Portraits were made for the book described above, but this set of prints apparently was made for the Smithsonian in 1990.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1980-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Protest Movements Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Civil rights Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peace movements -- 1960-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McNamara, Craig Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montfort, Bill Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Libby, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McAllister, Elizabeth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rubin, Jerry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Simon, Doug Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montfort, Susan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore, Irma Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Gennaro, Jane Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coffin, William Sloane Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawk, David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garrell, Nancy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keegan, Leone Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoffman, Bruce Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lewis, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knight, Dee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baker, Dave Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, Kay Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berrigan, Philip Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bolden, Jackie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives