The David Paul Bayles Photographic Archive
at The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
One year ago, on Thanksgiving Day, I signed a contract with The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley to create The David Paul Bayles Photographic Archive. It was a major moment in my life, and I was delighted to share it with family.
Last month I drove to Berkeley and placed more than a hundred photographs, oral history audio files, exhibition ephemera and some unique correspondence into the archive bearing my name. Eventually the archive will house my entire life's work. I am humbled and proud to be sharing this news with you.
The Bancroft Library is the third largest special collection library in the country with over 16,000 research visits a year. It has the largest collection of artifacts on the development of the United States west of the Rockies. There are eight million photographs in the collection, with works by significant photographers, Ansel Adams, Carleton Watkins, Dorothea Lange and many others.
It has been a pleasure to work with Jack Von Euw, Chief Pictorial Curator and Christine Hult-Lewis, Curatorial Assistant. Their guidance, expertise and support has been remarkable.
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