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Guide to the William C. (Chuck) Eymann Photograph Collection, 1960-1978
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Description
Photographs and negatives of students, faculty, events, buildings and campus life at Santa Clara University from 1960-1978, taken by professional photographer William C. (Chuck) Eymann.
Background
William C. (Chuck) Eymann (1917-1978), nationally known photographer, photojournalist and cinematographer, was the first professional photographer contracted by SCU to capture campus life and University events on film. Eymann was born in Atchison, Kansas in 1917. He attended University of Missouri, and later, in 1937, relocated to San Fransisco as a commerical photographer. During World War II, he was Vice President of Photo and Sound Productions of San Fransisco, doing commercial cinematography as well as making documentaries and training films for the Federal Government. In 1952, he sold his partnership with Photo & Sound Productions, and started his own freelance business, working out of his studio in Palo Alto, CA. Over the years, his work was published in Better Homes & Gardens, Progressive Architecture, and Saturday Evening Post. Eymann received an award for best medical film in 1976. He was director of photography and wrote the script. His work with the University spanned 20 years, beginning in 1959, and ending with his death in 1978.
Extent
9 linear feet gelatin silver prints and acetate negatives
Restrictions
Permission to copy or publish any portion of the Archives' materials must be given by the Archives.
Availability
Santa Clara University permits public access to its archives within the context of respect for individual privacy, administrative confidentiality, and the integrity of the records. It reserves the right to close all or any portion of its records to researchers.