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Gerald Robinson photographs

Identifier: PH 264

Scope and Contents note

Collection comprises photographs, mostly black and white, by Gerald Robinson and others, including Larry Streets, Bernard Freemesser, Max Allana, and Bob Barnes, of people and places in the Pacific Northest from the 1950s to 2000.

People and places in the collection include Mike Russo, Manuel Izquierdo, Sally Haley, Fredric Littman, LaVerne Krause, Newport Dock, Yaquina Bay Bridge, Shore Acres, Minor White, Cape Kiwanda, The Abbey Hotel, Robert Hansen, Japanese American Memorial in Portland, Oregon, Louis Bruce, Bonnie Bronson, Tom Robinson, Cyril Byrne, Art Wright, Ruth Bernhard, Bennett Welsh, Lee Kelly.


  • 1949-2000


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Biographical/Historical note

Gerald Robinson (1927- ) is a photographer from Portland, Oregon.


2 linear feet (2 containers)

12.8 Unprocessed linear feet (3 record storage boxes, 6 flat boxes)

Language of Materials



Gerald H. Robinson (1927-) is a fine art photographer and photography advocate as well as a noted Portland attorney. He was a founding member of the Friends of Photography and Portland's Group 15, has exhibited his work widely, and served as an instructor in photography at several colleges. The collection consists of matted and signed prints dating from 1949-2000, as well as 14 prints created by his associates: Bernard Freemesser (8), Larry Smith (1), Max Allard (2), Marvin R. Goodman (2), and Bob Barnes (1).

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Gerald H. Robinson in 2001-2007 and Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2019.

General Physical Description note

2 containers, including 81 photographs

Processing Information note

Collection processed by Megan Dazey.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Gerald Robinson photographs
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Finding aid prepared by Normandy Helmer
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA