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Steve Plattner Pittsburgh Photographic Library papers

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2019_049

Content Description

Material relating to Steve Plattner’s research of the Pittsburgh Photographic Library (PPL) (a photo documentary project that was begun in 1950 with Roy Stryker as director), used for the book "Witness to the Fifties: The Pittsburgh Photographic Library, 1950-1953," published in 1999. Includes transcripts of interviews with photographers James Blair, Elliott Erwitt, Clyde Hare, Regina Fisher, Richard Saunders, and other research notes. Also includes 170 11x14 inch gelatin silver prints (with many duplicate images), of photos from the PPL project that were made for the book.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply


Use Restrictions

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.


  • 1950s, 1983-1985



1.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box, 1 11x14 inch flat print box)