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Name of Creator:Boston Photo Collaborative (Boston, Mass.).
Title:Boston Photo Collaborative records
Date:1992-2007
Reference Code:M160
Location Code:56 / 1
Extent:18.65 cubic ft. (20 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The Boston Photo Collaborative collection consists of materials relating to three of the Boston Photo Collaborative's programs for inner-city youth: The Place Where I Live, Project Image, and Teen Images. Publications and administrative records document the programs themselves: their founding, day-to-day operations, and interactions with the community. Photographic materials document other Boston community-based organizations, inner-city neighborhoods, and issues of interest to urban teens.
Historical Abstract:The Boston Photo Collaborative was founded in 1991 to address the lack of darkroom facilities in Boston, bring photography into the community, and improve access to the arts. Later, the Boston Photo Collaborative offered inner-city teens training and employment as photographers until it closed in 2007.
Language and Scripts:English
System of Arrangement: Organized into 3 series: 1. The Place Where I Live 2. Project Image 3. Teen Images.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Boston Photo Collaborative (Boston, Mass.)

  • High school students -- Employment -- United States
  • High school students -- Massachusetts -- Boston Metropolitan Area
  • Jamaica Plain (Boston, Mass.)

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Technical Access:One floppy disk in Will Spritzler's folder in box 9 will not open.
Custodial History:The collection was donated to the Archives in December 2008 by Carl Mastandrea.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Dominique Medal, July 2009