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Roger Dorband photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PH 403

Content Description

The Roger Dorband photograph collection consists of photographic prints, transparencies, and negatives taken during 1985-2009. Selected images from this collection were used in collaborative book projects with author Ursula K. Le Guin. The books are “Blue Moon Over Thurman Street,” published by New Sage Press in Troutdale, Oregon (1993), and “Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country,” published by Dorband’s Raven Studios publishing company in Astoria, Oregon (2010). They are arranged in two series as originally established by the photographer: Series I: “Out Here,” 1993-2009 and Series II: “Blue Moon Over Thurman Street,” 1985-1990.Each series contains an assortment of prints, transparencies, and negatives. Prints are randomly numbered without any attempt to create a geographic sequence paralleling their placement in the book or their aesthetic ranking.

For “Blue Moon Over Thurman Street,” Dorband’s work includes all negatives and transparencies, including outtakes and contact sheets. Images depict documentary photography and candid portraits of residents living and working near Thurman Street in Portland, Oregon. There are 24 (15 x 12”) original black and white vintage fiber prints divided among 2 folders and housed in 1 (18 x 13”) flat box. They are printed on double weight Oriental Seagull fiber paper and lightly tinted with Selenium. Also included are 47 archival storage sheets containing negatives, compiled in 1 folder and housed in 1 (12 x 12”) flat box. Images used for the book are interspersed throughout the sheets, indicated by black marker notations.

Dorband’s “Out Here” photographic materials feature selected prints, color negatives, and transparencies. Images depict landscape photography of southeastern Oregon’s high desert country near the Steens Mountain. A CD containing all of Ursula K. Le Guin’s sketches for “Out Here” is included and housed in a protective sleeve stored 1 ( 5.5” x 5.5”) flat box. There are 14 (11.5 x 9”) color pigment ink prints printed on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper. They are contained in 1 folder and housed in 1 (18 x 13”) flat box. A selection of 12 (9 x 7.5”) paired matted prints are mounted on 13.75 x 25” mats. They are divided and housed among 3 oversize folders. The paired prints contain hand-written titles and dates. There are 78 archival storage sheets containing 12 color transparencies on average per sheet. Transparencies dated 2008 and 2009 are so indicated on each sheet without any more specific information. In addition, there are 59 color transparencies that were selected for use in “Out Here.” These materials include written page numbers indicating their placement within the publication. The majority of negatives and transparencies are unordered without specific dates or locals.

Dates

  • 1985-2009

Conditions Governing Access

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.

This collection includes digital files to which access is restricted. Access to these materials is governed by repository policy and may require the production of viewing copies. Researchers requiring access must notify Special Collections and University Archives in advance and pay fees for reproduction services as necessary.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Glenn Roger Dorband (b.1944- ) is an Oregon photographer and artist. Now living in Astoria, Oregon, Dorband grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon and holds bachelor's degrees both in psychology from the University of Oregon and fine art from Portland State University.

In addition to numerous solo and group exhibitions, his work has been exhibited at the Portland Art Museum and Oregon Printmakers Annual. Publications include “The Rogue, Portrait of a River” (2006) and two collaborative book projects with author, Ursula K Le Guin. For these projects, Dorband contributed photographs for “Blue Moon Over Thurman Street” (1993), and “Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country” (2010). His photographs are included in numerous private and corporate collections, and in the collection of the Portland Art Museum.

Extent

3.1 linear feet (6 containers) : 1 (18 x 13”) flat box, 1 (12 x 12") flat box, 1 ( 5.5” x 5.5”) flat box, 3 (26.5” x 14.75”) oversize folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Glenn Roger Dorband (b.1944- ) is an Oregon photographer and graduate of both the University of Oregon and Portland State University. This collection (1985-2009) contains an assortment of prints, transparencies, and negatives. Bodies of work represented included selected images from publications “Blue Moon Over Thurman Street” (1993), and “Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country” (2010). Both publications were collaborative book projects with author, Ursula K. Le Guin. The images for “Blue Moon Over Thurman Street” feature documentary photography and candid portraits of residents living and working near Thurman Street in Portland, Oregon. “Out Here” images depict landscape photography of southeastern Oregon’s high desert country near the Steens Mountain.

Arrangement

The Roger Dorband photographs are arranged in two series as originally established by the photographer:

Series 1: “Out Here,” 1993-2009 Series 2: “Blue Moon Over Thurman Street,” 1985-1990

Each series contains an assortment of prints, transparencies, and negatives. Prints are randomly numbered without any attempt to create a geographic sequence paralleling their placement in the book or their aesthetic ranking.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Glenn Roger Dorband on 2021 June 8.

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

This collection contains unprocessed digital material. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for more information.

Title
Guide to the Roger Dorband Photographs
Status
Preliminary Description
Author
Leslie Harka
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA