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Descriptive summary

Historical note

Scope and Contents note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Series Descriptions and Container list

Administration

Presidents

Deans

Additional Administrators

Departments and Faculty

Anthropology

Art

Biology

Chemistry

Education

English

Health and Recreation

History

Home Economics

Language

Math

Music

Social Sciences

Speech

Philosophy

Psychology

Unidentified Departments

Library

Staff

Events

Buildings and Grounds

Buildings & Grounds

Student Life

Activism

Art

Athletics

Music & Performances

Student Organizations

Events

Meetings and Informational Fairs

General

Commencement

Alumni

QC Report/Q Magazine 1984-1998

Events

Albums

Alumni

Unidentified/Off Campus

Oversized

Negatives, Contact Sheets, Photocopies

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Queens College Photo Archive


Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Marta Fodor Spring 2009, Revised by Thomas Cleary January 2014

Descriptive summary

Repository: Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Department of Special Collections and Archives
Creator: Queens College. (New York, N.Y.)
Title: Queens College Photo Archive
Dates: 1938 - present
Quantity: 32.5 Linear feet
Abstract: The Queens College Photo Archive includes photographs, architectural drawings and posters documenting Queens College history. Prominent administrators such as QC’s first president Paul Klapper are highlights of the administrator portraits series. There are photographs of the college campus, faculty (primarily those who taught before 1970), library staff, and school events. The series of student life photos document a wide range of activities from political demonstrations, to parties, to academic events. Commencements and alumni events, including photographs used in alumni magazines, are also present. The oversized series includes posters for student groups and association events. There are also a large number of large format negatives relating to Jamaica Academy and 35mm negatives of campus events.
Identification: INST.1960.001
Languages: English

Historical note

Queens College was established in 1937 and has been part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system since 1961. Before the college was created, the land was the site of the Parental Home for Boys, a home for delinquent boys. The original Spanish Style buildings were used for the new school. The College was established by Judge Charles Colden and lawyer Paul Klapper to meet the growing population needs of the Queens borough, with the location approved by Mayor LaGuardia. Over the years, Queens College has dramatically expanded the campus buildings and grounds. The demographics of the student population, much like the county itself, are constantly in flux. Photos taken over the years and captured in the archive reflect this evolution.

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Scope and Contents note

The Queens College Photo Archive documents the history of Queens College. The photographs of Queens College faculty, administration and students are from the 1930s to the present. Images of buildings and campus grounds date from when the campus held a parochial school in the 1930s to the 2000s, including several building construction and renovation projects including Klapper Hall, Benjamin Rosenthal Library, and the Music and Arts Building. The Commencement Office series is comprised of CDs and DVDs holding digital photographs of QC commencement ceremonies from 2002 to 2008. The Alumni Affairs material includes photographs of alumni and alumni events from 1989 to 2000 and contains photographs from 1984 to 1998 used in the alumni magazine Q Magazine.

Additional photos were donated in 2013 by Knight News student publication. They document student life from the 1960’s to 1980’s and many are featured in the newspaper. The archive also holds glass negatives and large scale negatives dating from 1930’s to the 1950’s in fragile condition which are in the process of being preserved and catalogued. In addition to these negatives, there is a large collection of 35mm negatives from Gene Luttenberg dating from the 1970s-1990’s.

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Arrangement

Series I: Administration
A: Presidents
B: Deans
C: Additional Administrators
Series II: Departments and Faculty
A.Anthropology
B.Art
C.Biology
D.Chemistry
E.Education
F.English
G.Health and Recreation
H.History
I.Home Economics
J.Language
K.Math
L.Music
M.Social Sciences
N.Speech
O.Philosophy
P.Psychology
Q.Unidentified
Series III: Library
A.Staff
B.Events
Series IV: Buildings and Grounds
A.Buildings
B.Aerial Views
C.Campus Photos
Series V: Student Life
A.Activism
B.Art
C.Athletics
D.Music and Performances
E.Student Organizations
F.Sororities and Fraternities
G.Events
H.Meetings and Fairs
I.General
Series VI: Commencement
Series VII: Alumni
A.Alumni Magazine (QC Report/Q Magazine)
B.Events
C.Albums
D.Alumni
Series VIII: Unidentified/Off-Campus
Series IX: Oversized Series
Series X: Negatives, Contact Sheets, Photocopies

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Restrictions

Access

Collection is open for research. Staff may restrict access at its discretion on the basis of physical condition.

Copyright

The Queens College Photo Archive is the property of the Queens College Libraries. All intellectual rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assignees. Queens College assumes no responsibility for the infringement of copyrights held by the original authors, creators, or producers of materials.

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Related Material

Photographs, negatives, glass negatives, slides, CDs & DVDs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, date (if known), box, folder, Queens College Photo Archive, Department of Special Collections and Archives, Queens College, City University of New York.

Source

Queens College; 35 mm negatives from Gene Luttenberg.

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Series Descriptions and Container list

Series I Administration
This series includes administrators, especially those from QC's early history, including its first president Paul Klapper. Included is a photo of Paul Klapper with U.S. President Eisenhower when Eisenhower received an honorary degree at Columbia University.
Subseries A Presidents
Cohen, Saul B. Box-folder 1-16
Kenny Box-folder 1-9
Kiely Box-folder 1-3,4,10
Klapper, Paul Box-folder 1-11,12
McMurray, Joseph Box-folder 1-13
Murphy, Joseph S. Box-folder 1-14
Reynolds, H. Box-folder 1-8
Sessoms, Allen Lee Box-folder 1-16a
Stokes, Harold W. Box-folder 1-15a,b
Theobald, John J. Box-folder 1-15c
Subseries B Deans
Axelrod, S. Box-folder 1-6
deHann, R. Box-folder 1-5
Howard, G. Box-folder 1-2
Subseries C Additional Administrators
Davennel G. Director of Placement Box-folder 1-7
Campbell, James, Vice President for Administration Box-folder 1-17
Series II Departments and Faculty
This series contains portraits of faculty members and photos of faculty members with students. There are some group photos of departments. The majority are faculty from the 1940s and 1950s. Included is a photograph of Hortense Powdermaker, one of QC's most celebrated professors.
Subseries A Anthropology
Powdermaker, H. with group Box-folder 1-18
Anthropology, Sociology Group Box-folder 1-19
Subseries B Art
Stoner, C. Box-folder 1-20
Subseries C Biology
Huetter Box-folder 1-21
Subseries D Chemistry
Campbell Box-folder 1-22
Schneider Box-folder 1-23
Subseries E Education
Harckham, L. Box-folder 1-25
Education Dept. Box-folder 17-6
Subseries F English
English Department group Box-folder 1-30
Shaftel, includes snapshot with student in Guam, WWII Box-folder 1-26
Stepancher Box-folder 1-27
Tobin, J. Box-folder 1-28
Thomas, S. Box-folder 1-29
Subseries G Health and Recreation
Physical Education group Box-folder 1-32
Spitz Box-folder 1-33
Tierney Box-folder 1-34
Subseries H History
Pinson Box-folder 1-36
Subseries I Home Economics
Home Economics Group ( 1946 ) Box-folder 1-35
Subseries J Language
Gries, K. Box-folder 1-24
Miano Box-folder 1-53
Russian, East European Languages group shot ( 1997 ) Box-folder 1-50
Todd, A. Box-folder 1-51
Unidentified Box-folder 1-49
Subseries K Math
Hoffman, Baness Box-folder 1-39
Hoffman von Bechtolshein, Lulu Box-folder 1-40
Subseries L Music
Castellini, J. Box-folder 1-42
Gunther Box-folder 1-43
Machlis Box-folder 1-44
Rathaus Box-folder 1-45
Springham Box-folder 1-46
Subseries M Social Sciences
Social Science group shot Box-folder 1-52
Subseries N Speech
Bender Box-folder 1-54
Subseries O Philosophy
Fontinell Box-folder 1-47
Subseries P Psychology
Razran, G. Box-folder 1-48
Subseries Q Unidentified Departments
Sievan Box-folder 1-31
Archibald Box-folder 1-37
Cope Box-folder 1-38
Cope, Sullivan, Archibald Box-folder 1-41
Powers, D. Box-folder 1-55
Faculty and Lecturers, some unidentified Box-folder 1-72,73,74,75,76
Series III Library
The Library series includes photographs of library staff, primarily around mid-century, but some recent group photos as well. Included are photos of various staff dinners and events.
Subseries A Staff
Afflerbach, L. Box-folder 1-56
Biancardo, L. Box-folder 1-57
Brewer, L. Box-folder 1-58
Colby Box-folder 1-59
Ford, D. Box-folder 1-60
Geltard Box-folder 1-61
Greener, B. Box-folder 1-62
Meltzer, N. Box-folder 1-63
Pinzur, S. Box-folder 1-64
Regalburto, V. Box-folder 1-65
Rucker, R. Box-folder 1-66
Vorwald, D. Box-folder 1-67
Subseries B Events
Dorothy Ford dinner ( 1971 ) Box-folder 1-69
Dr. Brewer retirement party ( 1969 ) Box-folder 1-70
Dr. Morris Gelfand dinner ( 1970 ) Box-folder 1-69
Library social group shots ( 2000-2002 ) Box-folder 1-68
Misc. Groups Box-folder 1-71
Nancy Meltzer retirement party ( 1972 ) Box-folder 1-69
Reggie Virgil Regalbuts luncheon ( 1973 ) Box-folder 1-69
Ruth Rucker retirement party ( 1971 ) Box-folder 1-69
Series IV Buildings and Grounds
This series dates from the 1930s to the present. These include photographs of individual buildings as well as general scenes of the campus. Highlights include a view of Manhattan at night from the campus, photographs of the campus on its opening day, as well as photos that document the grounds' history before QC was founded. There are also photos of dedications and construction. There is a large body of photographs of students going about their daily rituals in the campus environs.
Subseries A Buildings & Grounds
"A" Building (Walt Whitman Hall) Box-folder 2-79
Academic Tower Box-folder 2-84,85
Art Building Box-folder 2-106
"B" Building Box-folder 2-80
Cambell Dome Box-folder 2-87
Caumsett Park Box-folder 17-29
Colden Center Box-folder 2-88
College Union Box-folder 2-89
College Union Groundbreaking Box-folder 17-2
College Union & Related Events Box-folder 17-4
"D" Building Box-folder 2-81
"E" Building Box-folder 2-82
FitzGerald Gym Box-folder 2-90,105
"I" Building Box-folder 2-83
Jefferson Hall Box-folder 2-93a
Jefferson Hall Library Box-folder 2-93b
Parental School building, pre 1937 ( c. 1930s ) Box-folder 2-94
Klapper Hall Box-folder 2-95,96,97,98,99,100
Klapper Art Exhibits Box 17-3
Klapper Hall Construction Exhibits Box 17-34
Powdermaker Hall Box-folder 2-111
Remsen Hall exterior Box-folder 2-101
Rosenthal Library Box-folder 2-10317-5
Science Building Box-folder 2-104
Computer Lab Opening Box-folder 17-7
The Tunnel Box-folder 2-92
Cafeteria Box-folder 2-114
Kiely Hall Box-folder 2-115
The Plant Box-folder 2-116
QC Community Facility Box-folder 2-117
Arial Views
c 1940 ( c. 1940s ) Box-folder 1-91
1971 ( 1971 ) Box-folder 1-102
Additional Campus Photos
Louis Armstrong Archive Box-folder 17-13
FDNY Box-folder 3-2
General Box-folder 3-1
Gernal QC Construction Box-folder 17-1
Health Spa Box-folder 17-21
Spanish revival exteriors Box-folder 2-91
Students seen around campus Box-folder 2-1133-3
Unidentified interior and exterior views Box-folder 2-92,107,108,109,110;
Series V Student Life
This series documents student activity at the college from the 1930s to the present. Activities include political demonstrations, athletics, parties, fraternity and sorority activities, various groups, academics, fairs and exhibitions, and other activities on campus. These photographs demonstrate the wide variety of interests and backgrounds of the student body over the history of the college.
Subseries A Activism
1970s ( c. 1970s ) Box-folder 4-35
Anti-tuition Rally ( 1965 ) Box-folder 4-35
Biafra Rally ( 1969 ) Box-folder 4-35
ELF Bus Box-folder 17-15
End Sweatshops Campaign Box-folder 7-1
Earth Day and treeplanting ceremony at Powdermaker Hall ( 2004 ) Box-folder 5-15
Mexico Project Box-folder 17-14
NYPIRG Box-folder 7-2
Veitnam Protest Box-folder 17-32
Subseries B Art
Art on Campus Box-folder 7-3
Klapper Art Exhibits Box-folder 17-3
Subseries C Athletics
Aerobics Box-folder 7-4
Archery Box-folder 4-22
Softball Box-folder 7-5
Baseball Box-folder 4-43
Basketball Box-folder 7-6
Men's Basketball Team ( c. 1950s ) Box-folder 4-4
Women's Basketball Team ( c. 1970s ) Box-folder 4-3
Bowling ( c. 1980 ) Box-folder 4-6
Cheering Squad ( c. 1930, 1960 ) Box-folder 4-7
Football ( 1940-1950s ) Box-folder 4-2
Gym building, [35mm negatives only] ( c 1980s ) Box-folder 4-5
Jou Gould on field with coach Ken Bantum Box-folder 4-1
Lacrosse Box-folder 7-7
Men's Tennis ( c. 1970s ) Box-folder 4-8
Swimming Box-folder 7-8
Tennis Box-folder 7-9
Track & Field Box-folder 7-1
Cross Country Box-folder 7-10
Martial Arts Box-folder 4-9
Miscellaneous Athletics Box-folder 17-9
Subseries D Music & Performances
Choir Box-folder 4-22
Concerts Box-folder 7-11
Music Library Box-folder 4-34
Orchestra Box-folder 4-22,34,36
Performances Box-folder 17-10
Recording Box-folder 4-39
Rock Bands Box-folder 7-12
The Amercian Theater Wing Box-folder 17-29
Subseries E Student Organizations
ALAS, Alliance of Latin American Students, Queens College Box-folder 7-13
Asian Student Union Box-folder 7-14
Bicycle Club ( 1941 ) Box-folder 4-11
Black Student Union Box-folder 7-15
Boys Marching Band Box-folder 17-20
Catholic Newman Center Box-folder 5-197-16,17
Chinese Student Association Box-folder 7-18
Choir ( 1940-1950s ) Box-folder 4-12
Committee for Disabled Students Box-folder 7-19
"Crown" Silhouette editors ( c 1950s ) Box-folder 4-23,24
Day Jam Environmental Club and NYPIRG ( 2002 ) Box-folder 5-12
German Club ( c. 1940s ) Box-folder 4-10
Haitian Students Club Box-folder 7-20
Hillel Box-folder 4-145-3,29; 7-21;
Hindu Student Council Box-folder 7-22
Muslim Students Association Box-folder 7-23
Spanish Club ( 1938 ) Box-folder 4-13
Student Association Box-folder 7-24
Newsbeat ( c. 1980s ) Box-folder 4-25a
NOW ( c. 1960s ) Box-folder 4-26
Perfoming Arts/Theatre/Dance Box-folder 17-8
Photos of school newspapers Box-folder 4-25b
Radio ( c. 1940s ) Box-folder 4-27
Rampart ( c. 1950s ) Box-folder 4-28
Student government ( c. 1950s ) Box-folder 4-29
Student meeting [unidentified groups] ( c. 1950s ) Box-folder 4-30
Subseries F Sororities and Fraternities
Assorted ( 1990-Present ) Box-folder 7-25
Beta Sigma Omicron ( c. 1950s ) Box-folder 4-15
Dead End Boys ( 1950-1959 ) Box-folder 4-20
Fair Box-folder 7-26
Gamma Phi ( c. 1930s ) Box-folder 4-19
Phi Epsilon ( c. 1950s ) Box-folder 4-17
Phi Omega Alpha ( c. 1950s ) Box-folder 4-18
Upsilon Phi ( 1937-1949 ) Box-folder 4-21
Unidentified ( c. 1940s ) Box-folder 4-16
Subseries G Events
Group shots of students around campus [some identified] ( 1940-1950s ) Box-folder 4-38
9/11 Memorial ( 2002, 2004 ) Box-folder 9-2,3
Big Apple Circus Culturefest Box-folder 8-1
Campus Fest ( 1995 ) Box-folder 5-5
Campus Fest-Undated Box-folder 8-2
Cat Conference/Campus Cats Box-folder 17-11
Charity Jam Box-folder 5-7
College Union & Related Events Box-folder 17-4
Cultural Night ( 2002 ) Box-folder 5-1
Def Poetry Jam Box-folder 5-13
Desi Formal performance Box-folder 5-14
Dinners-General Box-folder 6-3
Election Box-folder 9-4
Fall Festival Box-folder 8-3
Fashion Show Box-folder 8-4
Festivals Box-folder 6-48-53-75-24
Golden Key Box-folder 5-20
GIASA Halloween party Box-folder 5-18
Halloween Box-folder 8-7
Hawaiian Party Box-folder 8-8
Induction and Speeches ( 2003 ) Box-folder 5-21
Jam if U Can
a. ( 2001 ) Box-folder 5-33
b. ( 2003 ) Box-folder 8-9
Memorial Quilt Box-folder 9-5
Newspaper articles & photos about QC ( c. 1955 ) Box-folder 4-33
Pajama Jam ( 2002 ) Box-folder 8-10
Pow wow Box-folder 5-24
SEEK Exhibit and play ( 1969, 1972 ) Box-folder 4-32a,32b
Spring Festival ( 2003 ) Box-folder 5-27
Student Retreat Box-folder 9-7
Turkish art exhibit ( 1946 ) Box-folder 4-31
Theater Box-folder 8-6
Thanksgiving Box-folder 5-31
Thanksgiving meal ( 2002 ) Box-folder 5-30,31
Reptile Show Box-folder 9-6
Dance party Box-folder 3-10
Welcome Back Jam and casino night Box-folder 5-32
50th Anniversary - Gene Luttenburg photos ( 1987 ) Box-folder 17-30
Unidentified Box-folder 9-1
Unidentified Box-folder 6-9
Subseries H Meetings and Informational Fairs
Career Day Box-folder 5-6
Club Day ( 2004 ) Box-folder 5-9
General Box-folder 6-5
Major/ Minor Fair Box-folder 5-22
Panels Box-folder 6-6
Speakers Box-folder 6-7
Unidentified Fairs/Events ( 1997-1998 ) Box-folder 5-28
Subseries I General
Students Box-folder 6-8; 9-8
Classrooms Box-folder 6-2
Series VI Commencement
Photographs of commencement ceremonies, including the college's first in 1941. The majority of the collection exists in digital form only.
First Queens College Graduation ( 1941 ) Box-folder 4-37
1953 ( 1953 ) Box-folder 4-37
1997 ( 1997 ) Box-folder 4-37
Commencement Office Photographs – Digitized; and Special Events - Digitized Photographs CDs and DVDs, 2002-2008 Box 10
General Box-folder 6-1
Series VII Alumni
This series contains Photographs from the Alumni Affairs office. They include photographs used in the alumni magazines QC Magazine and QC Reports. Also included are photographs of Alumni Day and Homecoming Day, as well as other alumni events, and portraits of alumni. This series includes a photograph of one of QC's more notable alumni Jerry Seinfeld giving a commencement address in 1994. The events photographs date from the late 1980s to 2005, and photographs of alumni date from the 1940s to 2005.
Subseries A QC Report/Q Magazine ( 1984-1998 )
QC Report ( 1984-1993 )
1984-1988 ( 1984-1988 ) Box-folder 11-1a
1984-1998 ( 1984-1998 ) Box-folder 11-1b
Spring ( 1989 ) Box-folder 11-2
Summer ( 1989 ) Box-folder 11-3
Fall ( 1989 ) Box-folder 11-4
Spring ( 1990 ) Box-folder 11-5
Fall ( 1990 ) Box-folder 11-6
Spring ( 1991 ) Box-folder 11-7
Summer ( 1991 ) Box-folder 11-8
Fall ( 1991 ) Box-folder 11-9
Winter ( 1992 ) Box-folder 11-10
Spring ( 1992 ) Box-folder 11-11
Fall ( 1992 ) Box-folder 11-12
Summer ( 1993 ) Box-folder 11-13
Q Magazine ( 1994-1998 )
Fall ( 1994 ) Box-folder 11-14
Summer ( 1995 ) Box-folder 11-15
Summer ( 1996 ) Box-folder 11-16
1996-1997 ( 1996-1997 ) Box-folder 11-17
Winter ( 1997 ) Box-folder 11-18
Fall ( 1998 ) Box-folder 11-19
Q Magazine Undated Box-folder 11-20
Subseries B Events
Homecoming ( 1989-90 ) Box-folder 12-1a
Homecoming ( 1989-90 ) Box-folder 12-1b
Homecoming ( 1991 ) Box-folder 12-2
Homecoming ( 1992 ) Box-folder 12-3
Homecoming ( 1993 ) Box-folder 12-4
Homecoming ( 1994 ) Box-folder 12-5
Homecoming ( 1995 ) Box-folder 12-6
Alumni Day ( 1996 ) Box-folder 12-7
Homecoming ( 1997 ) Box-folder 12-8
Alumni Day ( 1998 ) Box-folder 12-9
Alumni Day ( 1999 ) Box-folder 12-10
Accounting Dinners
1995 Box-folder 13-1
1996 Box-folder 13-2
1997 Box-folder 13-3
Alumni Gathering, Los Angeles ( 1993 ) Box-folder 13-4
Time Warner Alumni in Law Event ( 1992 ) Box-folder 13-5
Westchester County Alumni Gathering
Gathering ( 1996 ) Box-folder 13-6
Theater Party ( 1999 ) Box-folder 13-6
Jerry Seinfeld, Class of '76, Commencement Address ( 1994 ) Box-folder 13-7
Subseries C Albums
Framed photos of Reunion Committees Box-folder 14-1
Class of 1966 – 30th Reunion Committee
Class of 1961/62 – 35th Reunion Committee
Class of 1941 – 55th Reunion Committee
2 unmarked
Albums of various alumni events ( 1998-1999 ) Box-folder 14-2,3
Albums of Alumni Weekend ( 2000 ) Box-folder 15-1,2,3
Album of photocopies of photos of QC's early history Box-folder 15-2
Framed photos of Reunion Committees Box-folder 15-4,5
Class of '41
Class of '42
Class of '44
Class of '46
Class of '54
Class of '56
Class of '57
Class of '59
Class of '60
Class of '69
Class of '71
Album and envelope of negatives Box-folder 15-6
Subseries B Alumni
Queens College Alumni ( c. 1960s-1970s ) Box-folder 1-76
Unidentified alumni association, trustees, alumni varsity hockey team Box-folder 1-78
Individual photos of unidentified students- some from ID cards ( c. 1940 ) Box-folder 4-39,40
Series VII Unidentified/Off Campus
This series includes a binder of negatives and contact sheets of various QC subjects, and photocopies of photos and articles featured in the college's yearbook Silhouette. This series also includes photographs of people that are unidentified and whose relationship to QC is unknown. Additionally, there are photographs of signs, vehicles, shoes, a fruit adorned clock, grass, pavement, dandelions, balloons, office clutter, etc.
General Box-folder 1-77
Unidentified people Box-folder 6-10
Unidentified people Box-folder 17-22
Queens Borough Box-folder 17-24
Israel Box-folder 17-25
Washington D.C. Box-folder 17-26
New York City Box-folder 17-27
South Street Seaport, NY Box-folder 17-28
Malcom X Box-folder 17-33
Miscellaneous Box-folder 17-30
Series IX Oversized Drawer E
This series contains oversized prints, most of which are blow ups of photographs already present elsewhere in the collection.
Series X Negatives, Contact Sheets, Photocopies
This series contains +40,000 negatives divided into large format negatives from 1920’s to 1950’s and 35mm negatives from 1970’s-1990’s. The majority of the 35mm negatives are from Gene Luttenburg.
Large Format Negatives Box 18-23. 25
35mm Negatives- Gene Luttenberg Box 24