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Collection Inventory

Series I. Roy Stryker

Scope and Content Notes:

The materials in this series document his interest in the work of noted photographer, Roy Stryker. Items include photographs taken of Roy Stryker, articles written about Stryker, and materials relating to photographic projects on which Stryker worked.


Box 1
Folder 1 Notes and Materials
Folder 2 Pittsburgh Rivers Project and Roy Stryker Images
Folder 3 Pittsburgh Rivers Project
Folder 4 News Articles Related to Roy Stryker

Series II. Medical

Scope and Content Notes:

The images in this series document medical procedures and medical life as well as surgeries, x-rays, testing, cells, and physicians.

Folder 5 Offices, Rooms, Buildings, Personel
Folder 6 Surgeries
Folder 7 Blood Work
Folder 8 Under the microscope and x-rays
Folder 9 Emergency vehicles and helicopters

Series III. Pittsburgh

Scope and Content Notes:

The images in this series document Pittsburgh. Views include Three Rivers Stadium, the University of Pittsburgh, various Pittsburgh neighborhoods such as Downtown, Oakland, and the South Side, Nine Mile Run development, the Pittsburgh Folk Festival, Stouffer's Restaurant, railroads, sporting events, and other topics.

Folder 10 Famous Visitors, ca. 1970s-1983

Includes Paul Simon, Ike and Tina Turner, Nancy Reagan, Debbie Reynolds, and Gloria Steinem among others.

Folder 11 Pittsburgh Symphony- Andre Previn and Itzhak Perlman
Folder 12 Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railway Yard
Folder 13 Point Park
Folder 14 PNC Park
Folder 15 World Series, 1971
Folder 16 Implostion of Carlton House Hotel, 1980
Folder 17 Oakland
Folder 18 Cathedral of Learning
Folder 19 Oakland Views
Folder 20 University of Pittsburgh Law School Construction
Folder 21 Pitt Stadium, Three Rivers Stadium, and Forbes Field
Folder 22 University of Pittsburgh Swimming and Diving
Folder 23 University of Pittsburgh Football
Folder 24 Children's Hospital
Folder 25 Downtown Pittsburgh, 1970-1999
Folder 26 Stouffer's Restaurant
Folder 27 Gateway Center
Folder 28 Mount Washington
Folder 29 South Side
Folder 30 First Unitarian Church
Folder 31 9 Mile Run Development
Folder 32 Pittsburgh Folk Festival, 1961-1962
Folder 33 Pittsburgh Youth Orchestra
Folder 34 Circus

Series IV. Travel

Scope and Content Notes:

The images in this series contain travel photographs of monuments, people, various locations in the United States as well as the Cayman Islands, Spain, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, England, and Switzerland.

Folder 35 Washington D.C. & Other U.S. Locations
Folder 36 Spain, Yugoslavia, France, Greece
Folder 37 Spain
Folder 38 Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas
Folder 39 London and Dover, England 1972
Folder 40 Switzerland
Folder 41 Istanbul and Diyarbakır, Turkey 1970

Box 2
Folder 1 Pamploma and Andorra Spain, 1972
Folder 2 Yugoslavia
Folder 3 Greece and Turkey
Folder 4 France
Folder 5 Cayman Islands, July 1973
Folder 6 Amsterdam, Denmark and France

Series V. University of Pittsburgh Archeological Dig, 1971

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains images documenting a University of Pittsburgh archeological dig excavating Neolithic pits at Öcsöd-Kovashalom, which took place in 1971. Included are views of artifacts, the dig, and those who participated in the project.

Folder 7 Archeological Dig, 1971

Series VI. Photographic Experimentation

Scope and Content Notes:

The images in this series document Rabinovitz's work with photographic experimentation in a variety of settings and using various techniques to achieve the desired effects.

Folder 8 Movement and Motion
Folder 9 Special Effects
Folder 10 Heinz Chapel Experiment
Folder 11 Reflection
Folder 12 Depth of Field
Folder 13 Contrast
Folder 14 Edwin Land Experiment
Folder 15 Color Separation Portraits
Folder 16 Color
Folder 17 Crashing Bulb in Motion
Folder 18 Kaliedescope images
Folder 19 Infrared
Folder 20 x-rayed
Folder 21 Old Church Study
Folder 22 Mushroom
Folder 23 City Shots
Folder 24 Lightning
Folder 25 Early American Room (Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh)
Folder 26 Unknown

Series VII. Nature Photography

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes images of plants and animal life.

Folder 27 Plant Life
Folders 28-29 Animal Life

Series VIII. Topical

Scope and Content Notes:

The images in this series cover many subjects including animals, inanimate objects, plant life, city shots, advertisements and people. Several are copy photographs taken for projects. These items bear no description or collection origination information.

Folder 30 Unidentified Locations

Box 3
Folder 1 Advertisements
Folder 2 Topical Images
Folder 3 Blended Glass and Fireworks
Folder 4 Construction and Metal Work
Folder 5 Union Volkswagon and Car show
Folder 6 Bird Banding and Old Time Cooking
Folder 7 Holocaust Museum-Survivor and Child
Folder 8 Music Performances
Folder 9 Unidentified Images of People
Folder 10 Linda Comis
Folder 11 Winston Churchill
Folder 12 Antique Collectables
Folder 13 Personal, 35mm B&W Negatives

This group contains contact sheets and accompanying 35mm black and white negatives. Subjects covered include nature, archaeology, Pittsburgh, and photographic experimentation. Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.

Folder 14 Personal Negatives

This group contains contact sheets and accompanying negatives. Subjects covered include photo experimentation, Pittsburgh images. An original note indicated that these may have been items Rabinovitz wished to print. Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.

Folder 15 Misc. 35mm Slides

This group contains 35mm slides covering a variety of subjects and photographic experimentation Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.

Folder 16-17 Misc. 35mm B&W Negatives and Contact Sheets

This group contains contact sheets and accompanying negatives. Subjects covered include animal life, photographic experimentation, traveling, and other topical images. Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.

Folder 18-19 Misc. 35mm Negatives and Contact Sheets

This group contains contact sheets and accompanying 35mm negatives. Topics covered include travel, archeology, medical, nature, photographic experimentation. Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.

Folder 20 Misc. 35mm Negatives and Contact Sheets

This group contains contact sheets and accompanying 35mm negatives. Subjects covered include photographic experimentation, copy photography, and travel. Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.

Folder 21 Misc. 120mm Negatives and Contact Sheets

This group contains contact sheets and accompanying negatives. Subjects covered include photographic experimentation, the University of Pittsburgh, nature, and copy photography. Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.

Folder 22 Misc. B&W Negatives and Contact Sheets

This group contains contact sheets and accompanying negatives. Subjects covered include medical, photographic experimentation, nature, travel. Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.

Folder 23 Negatives and Tranparencies

This group contains contact sheets and accompanying negatives. Subjects covered include nature, Pittsburgh, and travel. Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.

Folders 24-25 Special Slides

This group contains 35mm slides, contact sheets, and accompanying negatives. Subjects covered include medical, photographic experimentation, Pittsburgh, and travel. Because many subjects appear together on the same contact sheets and sleeves, they remain as orginzed by the photographer.


Box 4
Folder 1 Presentation Slides, Pittsburgh in the Civil War
Folder 2 Presentation Slides, Understanding Photography
Folder 3 Copy Photographs

Unidentified copy photographs taken for projects. No specific collection or original owner is identified.

Series IX. Manuscript Materials

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains manuscript materials that includes documentation surrounding the University of Pittsburgh archeological dig on which he particapted as photographer, journal articles for which Norman Rabinowitz provided photographs, journal articles and papers he wrote, research materials, and correspondence.

Folder 3 Paper Negatives Revisited By Allison Drash and Norman D. Rabinovitz, September 15, 1995
Folder 4 Correspondence, March 15, 1974

Letters to to Norman Rabinovitz from Robert G. Wydo.

Folder 5 Letter from Frederic M. Vogelsang
Folder 6 Letter Regarding Equipment Used in Yugoslavian Archeological Dig, June 30, 1971
Folder 7 Three Rivers Action Development Committee
Folder 8 Journal of Housing No.5, May 1973
Folder 9 Journal of Audiovisual Media in Medicine Vol. 8 No.1, January 1985
Folder 10 Partners for Pre-Eminence Newsletters
Folder 11 Alumni Times Newspaper Vol.6 No.4, Winter 1974
Folder 12 Alumni Times Newspaper Vol.11 No. 2, Summer 1979
Folder 13 Pittsburgh in the Civil War Slide Show list
Folder 14 Endoscopic Cinematography article by Norman D. Rabinovitz & Sylvan E. Stool, April 1984
Folder 15 Report of Activities in 1970 and Request for Additional Support- Smithsonian Institution Foreign Currency Program, October 1970
Folder 16 Pamphlet, Art Awareness Workshops for Teachers in Environmental Education, 1971
Folder 17 A Diagnostic Art Interview Judith A. Rubin, 1973
Folder 18 Route to the Mastoid Antrum Sylvan E. Stool, M.D., & Keith H. Riding, M.D., July 1978
Folder 19 Lecture Notes, Introduction to Dye Transfer
Folder 20 The Dye Is Quicker Than The Eye, February 2,1975

Cover story from The Pittsburgh Press Roto magazine.

Series X. Oversized Materials

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains oversized versions of images that can be found throughout the collection. These include an autographed picture of Roy Stryker addressed to Norman Rabinowitz and views of renovations to "The Bank" which is now the Point Park University Library.

Box 5-8 Oversized Materials