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Descriptive Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. Photographic prints, circa 1965-2005:

II. Film negatives, circa 1963-2000:

III. Slides and other transparencies, circa 1959-1996

IV. Manuscript and printed materials, circa 1965-2010

V. Digital materials

VI. Artifacts

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ronald T. Bennett Photographic Archive, circa 1959-2010



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bennett, Ronald T., photographer.
Title: Bennett, Ronald T., photographic archive
Dates: circa 1959-2010
Abstract: Ranging in date from circa 1959 to 2010, the Ronald T. Bennett Photographic Archive includes photographic prints, film negatives, transparencies, manuscript and printed materials, digital materials and artifacts created and collected by photojournalist Ronald (Ron) Bennett. The bulk of photographic material dates from Bennett’s work for United Press International (UPI) from 1968 to 1988, covering a variety of subjects including Hollywood stars, U.S. presidents and foreign leaders, disasters, political conventions, sporting events, Charles Manson, and members of Congress.
Accession No.: AR 2013-100; 2014-096; 2014-097
Extent: approx. 22 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Ronald T. Bennett began his career as a newspaper photographer at the Oregon Journal, later working for United Press International (UPI), in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., the San Diego Union and the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government. During his decades-long career, Bennett photographed presidential administrations from Kennedy to Bush, and covered many notable news stories of the era, including the Watts Riots; the Sharon Tate murders and Charles Manson; anti-Vietnam War demonstrations; the bombing of the U.S. Capitol; Watergate; the return of POWs from Vietnam; Richard Nixon’s resignation; the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island; the eruption of Mount St. Helens; the fall of the Shah of Iran; the space program; Hollywood actors; the Olympic Games and many other sporting events; and politicians and political campaigns.

While at UPI, Bennett was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. He has received numerous other photo honors, including awards from the National Headliners, White House News Photographers, National Press Photographers, World Press Photo, California News Photographers and Los Angeles News Photographers. Bennett retired in 2010, donating his archive to the Briscoe Center in 2013.

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Scope and Contents

Ranging in date from circa 1959 to 2010, the Ronald T. Bennett Photographic Archive includes photographic prints, film negatives, transparencies, manuscript and printed materials, digital materials and artifacts created and collected by photojournalist Ronald (Ron) Bennett. The bulk of photographic material dates from Bennett’s work for United Press International (UPI) from 1968 to 1988, covering a variety of subjects including Hollywood stars, U.S. presidents and foreign leaders, disasters, political conventions, sporting events, Charles Manson, and members of Congress. Notable events covered in the archive include Watergate, the resignation of President Richard Nixon, Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and President Reagan’s summit with Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in Iceland. A smaller number of photographs cover Bennett’s time with the Oregon Journal and post-UPI career. The archive contains a significant manuscript component, including presidential daily schedules collected by Bennett during the course of his work; correspondence with politicians and others including photojournalist David Kennerly; and Bennett’s personal files related to his photojournalism career.

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Arrangement

The papers are arranged by material type into six series:
  • I. Photographic prints, circa 1965-2005:
    • a. Politicians, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1965-1988
    • b. Sports, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1968-1976
    • c. UPI prints by date, circa 1968-1988
    • d. Assorted subjects, for UPI, Oregon Journal, and unmarked, circa 1960-2005
    • e. Digital prints, circa 1995-2005
    • f. Oversized photographs, circa 1965-1988
  • II. Film negatives, circa 1963-2000:
    • a. Early career and Oregon Journal negatives, circa 1963-1968
    • b. UPI negatives, circa 1968-1987
    • c. Contest negatives, includes UPI photographs, 1965-1978
    • d. Assorted negatives, includes UPI photographs, circa 1965-2000
  • III. Slides and other transparencies, circa 1959-1996
  • IV. Manuscript and printed materials, circa 1965-2010
  • V. Digital materials
  • VI. Artifacts

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

The photographs in this archive are subject to copyright restrictions. Contact the photographs archivist for more information regarding photoduplication policy and procedures.

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Use of digital materials by appointment only; please contact photographs archivist for more information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bennett, Ron--Archives.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924---Photographs.
Castro, Fidel, 1926---Photographs.
Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006--Photographs.
Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931---Photographs.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968--Photographs.
Kennerly, David Hume, 1947---Photographs.
Manson, Charles, 1934---Photographs.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Photographs.
Reagan, Ronald--Photographs.
Subjects (Organizations)
Olympic Games (21st : 1976 : Montréal, Québec)--Photographs.
Republican National Convention--Photographs.
United Press International.
United States. Congress--Photographs.
United States--Politics and government--Photographs.
Subjects
Anti-war demonstrations--Photographs.
Basketball players--Photographs.
Fires--California--Photographs.
Floods--California--Photographs.
Football players--Photographs.
Legislators--United States--Photographs.
Motion picture actors and actresses--Photographs.
Photojournalism.
Politicians--United States--Photographs.
Presidents--United States--Photographs.
Sports--Photographs.
Summit meetings--Iceland--Reykjavík--Photographs.
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974--Photographs.
White House (Washington D.C.)--Photographs.
Places
Oregon--1960-1970--Photographs.
Washington (D.C.)--Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ronald T. Bennett Photographic Archive, circa 1959-2010, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy Bowman, 2014.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

I. Photographic prints, circa 1965-2005:

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2014-097/1 a. Politicians, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1965-1988:
President Nixon golfing, UPI and unmarked, 1970, undated
President Richard Nixon, circa 1968-1974
President Gerald Ford, circa 1974-1976
President Jimmy Carter, circa 1976-1980
President Ronald Reagan, circa 1980-1988
George Bush, circa 1985-1990
Fidel Castro, undated
Tom McCall, undated
Robert McNamara, undated
Supreme Court, circa 1984-1988
Unidentified political events and speakers, circa 1965-1988
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2014-097/10 b. Sports, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1968-1976:
Assorted UPI sports photographs, circa 1968-1970
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2014-097/2 Assorted sports: football, baseball, basketball, hockey, circa 1965-1975
Muhammad Ali, undated
Baseball, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1968-1975
Basketball, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1968-1972
Boat racing, undated
Boxing, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1968-1972
Car racing, for UPI, 1970
Football, for UPI and unlabeled, circa 1968-1975
Golf, 1970, undated
Hockey, for UPI and unmarked, 1970, undated
Horse racing, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1968-1972
Olympics, 1976
Soccer, for UPI, 1970
Tennis, for UPI, 1971
Track and field, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1968-1976
Water sports, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1968-1978
Wrestling, for UPI, 1970
Frank Johnston photograph of tennis player, circa 1965-1975
Olympics, by other photographers, 1976
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2014-097/4 c. United Press International (UPI) prints by date, circa 1968-1988:
UPI transmission prints (2 folders), circa 1968-1980
UPI prints with captions, April 1968
UPI prints with captions, May-June, 1968
Robert F. Kennedy assassination for UPI, 1968
UPI prints with captions, July 1968
UPI prints with captions, August 1968
UPI prints with captions, September 1968
UPI prints with captions, October 1968
UPI prints with captions, November 1968
UPI prints with captions, December 1968
UPI prints with captions, January-February 1969
UPI prints with captions, March 1969
UPI prints with captions, April 1969
UPI prints with captions, May 1969
Angel’s Flight cable car story for UPI, May 1969
UPI prints with captions, June 1969
UPI prints with captions, July 1969
Recording star Teresa for UPI, July 1969
UPI prints with captions, September 1969
UPI prints with captions, October 1969
UPI prints with captions, November 1969
UPI prints with captions, December 1969
UPI prints with captions, January 1970
UPI prints with captions, February 1970
UPI prints with captions, March 1970
UPI prints with captions, April 1970
UPI prints with captions, May 1970
UPI prints with captions, June 1970
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2014-097/5 UPI prints with captions, July 1970
UPI prints with captions, August 1970
UPI prints with captions, September 1970
UPI prints with captions, October 1970
UPI prints with captions, November 1970
UPI prints with captions, December 1970
Damaged UPI prints, circa 1970
UPI prints with captions, February 1971
UPI prints with captions, March 1971
UPI prints with captions, April 1971
UPI prints with captions, May 1971
UPI prints with captions, June 1971
UPI prints with captions, July 1971
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2014-097/6 UPI prints with captions, August 1971
UPI prints with captions, September 1971
UPI prints with captions, October 1971
UPI prints with captions, November 1971
UPI prints with captions, December 1971
UPI prints with captions, January 1972
UPI prints with captions, February 1972
UPI prints with captions, March 1972
UPI prints with captions, April 1972
UPI prints with captions, May 1972
UPI prints with captions, June 1972
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2014-097/7 UPI prints with captions, July 1972
UPI prints with captions, August 1972
UPI prints with captions, September 1972
UPI prints with captions, October 1972
UPI prints with captions, November 1972
UPI prints with captions, December 1972
UPI prints with captions, January 1973
UPI prints with captions, February 1973
UPI prints with captions, March 1973
UPI prints with captions, April 1973
UPI prints with captions, May 1973
UPI prints with captions, June 1973
UPI prints with captions, July 1973
UPI prints with captions, August 1973
UPI prints with captions, September 1973
UPI prints with captions, October 1973
UPI prints with captions, November 1973
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2014-097/8 UPI prints with captions, December 1973
UPI prints with captions, January 1974
UPI prints with captions, February 1974
UPI prints with captions, March 1974
UPI prints with captions, April 1974
UPI prints with captions, May 1974
UPI prints with captions, June 1974
UPI prints with captions, July 1974
UPI prints with captions, August 1974
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2014-097/9 UPI prints with captions, September 1974
UPI prints with captions, October 1974
UPI prints with captions, November 1974
UPI prints with captions, December 1974
UPI prints with captions, March 1975
UPI prints with captions, May 1975
UPI prints with captions, June 1975
UPI prints with captions, July 1975
UPI prints with captions, November 1975
UPI prints with captions, January 1977
UPI prints with captions, February 1977
UPI prints with captions, March 1977
UPI prints with captions, April 1977
UPI prints with captions, May 1977
UPI prints with captions, June 1977
UPI prints with captions, July 1977
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2014-097/10 UPI prints with captions, August 1977
UPI prints with captions, September 1977
UPI prints with captions, October 1977
UPI prints with captions, November 1977
UPI prints with captions, March 1978
UPI prints with captions, January 1979
UPI prints with captions, April 1979
UPI prints with captions, September 1979
UPI prints with captions, 1980
UPI prints with captions, 1981
UPI prints with captions, 1982
UPI prints with captions, 1984
UPI prints with captions, 1985
UPI prints with captions, 1987
UPI prints with captions, 1988
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2014-097/1 d. Assorted subjects, for UPI, Oregon Journal, and unmarked, circa 1960-2005:
Oregon Journal assorted prints, circa 1965-1968
Early and unidentified photographs, includes Oregon, undated
Assorted portraits and personalities, includes politicians, circa 1968-1988
Washington, D.C. monuments and landmarks, circa 1980-1988
Vietnam Veterans memorial, circa 1982-1986
Statue of Liberty, undated
Political cartoons and drawings, circa 1980-1988
Unidentified fires, circa 1965-1970
California floods for UPI, circa 1969-1970
California fires for UPI, 1970
Firefighters, circa 1965-1972
Unidentified events, includes funeral, protests, floods, circa 1968-1988
Assorted prints from UPI, includes Nixon, Manson, sports, features, circa 1968-1972
Half-tone prints and photocopies of selects, circa 1968-1988
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2014-097/2 Portraits of Hollywood actors and stars, circa 1968-1972
Ingrid Bergman, circa 1965-1972
Alan Bergman, for UPI, 1969
Angela Davis, for UPI, 1969-1970
John Davidson, circa 1969
Charles Manson/Sharon Tate murders, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1969-1970
Charles Manson, circa 1969-1970
Diahn Williams, for UPI and unmarked, circa 1970-1971
Beach scenes, circa 1965-1975
Beach dancers and sleeping woman, circa 1968-1971
Man with mannequins on street, circa 1968-1973
Unidentified hair stylist and models, circa 1969
MGM executives playing croquet, circa 1965-1970
Unidentified woman with guitar in Los Angeles, circa 1968-1971
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip press photos [not by Ron Bennett], circa 1968-1977
Contact sheets (2 folders), circa 1965-1972
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2014-097/3 Scrapbook with photographs of Ron Bennett, circa 1965-1970
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2014-097/10 Photographs of Ron Bennett (2 folders), circa 1960-2005
Photographs of Ron Bennett with President Ford, circa 1975
Photographs of photojournalists, including Ron Bennett, circa 1965-2005
Snapshots, circa 1975-2005
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2014-097/3 e. Digital prints, circa 1995-2005:
Selects: digital prints made by Ron Bennett for the Briscoe Center (3 folders)
Copies of presidential and political photography
Copies of prints of Robert F. Kennedy assassination
Landscape and pastoral photography (2 folders), circa 1995-2005
Portrait photography, circa 1995-2000
Washington, D.C. landmarks and architecture, circa 1995-2005
Copies of sports photographs
Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center, circa 1995-2005
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2W95.1 f. Oversized photographs, circa 1965-1988:
Unmounted prints:
Early photographs and Oregon Journal, circa 1965-1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson, circa 1964-1968
President Richard Nixon, circa 1969-1974
President Gerald Ford, circa 1974-1976
President Jimmy Carter, circa 1976-1980
Governor and President Ronald Reagan, circa 1970-1988
Robert F. Kennedy and assassination, circa 1965-1968
Politicians, circa 1968-1988
Sports, includes boxing, football, skiing and track and field, circa 1968-1985
Assorted features and personalities, circa 1968-1988
Photographs of Ron Bennett, circa 1980-1988
Mounted prints, includes competition boards:
President Richard Nixon, 1973
President Jimmy Carter, circa 1976-1980
President Ronald Reagan, circa 1980-1988
Maryland Senator Charles Mathias, C-SPAN, 1986
Gene Autry, 1986
Sports, includes horse racing and basketball, circa 1969-1975
Assorted features, undated

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II. Film negatives, circa 1963-2000:

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2014-097/21 a. Early career and Oregon Journal negatives, circa 1963-1968:
Early film negatives, circa 1963-1965
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3U159a Portland-area photographs for unidentified organization, possibly Oregon Journal or KATU, 1965
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3U159b Oregon Journal negatives, August-November, 1966, undated
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3U159c Oregon Journal negatives, 1966
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3U159d Oregon Journal negatives, 1967
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3V267a Oregon Journal negatives, 1967
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3V267b Oregon Journal negatives, 1967
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2014-097/21 Unidentified negatives, possibly for Oregon Journal, 1968[?]
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2014-097/22 b. UPI negatives, circa 1968-1987:
Dr. Benjamin Spock speaks to UCLA students about draft resistance, January 31, 1968
El Toro, President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes hands with Marines going to Vietnam, February 17, 1968
Sirhan Sirhan copy negative, 1968
Watts riots, Los Angeles, Summer 1968
Marty Allen at Universal Studios, July 1968
L. A. Airways crash, 21 dead, August 1968
Vice President H. H. Humphrey visits L.A., August 1968
Vice President H. H. Humphrey, L.A., September 1968
Children at Halloween, [1968?]
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi press conference with Los Angeles mayor Sam Yorty, 1968
Police violence protest, [1968?]
Giants vs. Rams football, [1968?]
Hockey, [1968?]
Unidentified fire, [1968?]
Muhammad Ali, [1968?]
Ronald Reagan, [1968?]
Boxing, [1968?]
Mother Teresa, [1968?]
MGM executives playing croquet, [1968?]
Unidentified man on an airplane with helmet, [1968?]
Rams vs. New York football, 1968
Batmasterson T.V., Gene Barry, [1968?]
L.A. Lakers vs. Celtics basketball, [1968?]
L.A. Lakers vs. New York basketball, [1968?]
L.A. International Airport tower, [1968?]
Hunting and Fishing author (cookbook), [1968?]
L.A. Stars vs. Oakland Oaks, [1968?]
Hockey, Seals vs. Kings, [1968?]
Bob Hope, [1968?]
Kathy Koch at M.B., 1968
Kim Novak, The Great Bank Robbery movie set, 1968
Flying nun, model in snow at set, 1968
USC vs. UCLA football, 1968
L.A. fire, 1968
Mayor of Los Angeles Sam Yorty, 1968
Unidentified negatives (2 folders), [1968?]
Capitol page feature, circa 1973-1975
U.S. Courthouse, Nixon Watergate, press in action, Nixon leaves White House last time, 1974
President and Mrs. Carter reception, East Room, circa 1976-1980
President Carter meets with mayors, August 1978
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3U159c Carter [unprocessed film], February 15, 1980
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2014-097/22 [Oxon Hill Farm?], goats and kids, March 15, 1980
Jimmy Carter in Merced, August 1980
Ronald Reagan with George H. W. Bush, November 1980
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2014-097/23 Treasury assignment, December 1981
President Ronald Reagan in Tampa, Florida, September 1985
President Ronald Reagan remarks to Cincinnati area business leaders, Clarion Hotel, October 3, 1985
President Reagan in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 1985
Ronald Reagan in North Dakota, circa 1986
President and Mrs. Reagan arrive on South Lawn of White House with Rex from Denver and L.A., September 8, 1986
Feature, 1987 contest [man with pigeons], circa 1987
Constitution Hall, President Reagan Administration Executive Forum, circa 1987
Falwell at NPC, June 8, 1987
DHK [David Hume Kennerly] book party, undated
Helen Thomas, undated
Arlington Cemetery, Tomb of Unknown Soldier change of guard, undated
Hon. William Miller, Federal Reserve, Russell Long, undated
Justice Dept., Atty. General, Griffin Bell, undated
Snow assignment, undated
U.S. Capitol feature, undated
Empty UPI envelopes
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2014-097/24 c. Contest negatives, includes UPI photographs, 1965-1978:
First deer hunting trip, 1959
Hoyt Hotel, Portland, circa 1965-1968
Canada tour [for Oregon Journal?], 1967
Unidentified features for the Oregon Journal, circa 1965-1968
USAF-General; planes worked on, vets for Oregon Journal, April 1967
USAF-General; jets, operations, for Oregon Journal, May 1967
USAF-General; jets, clothing, re-up men, Oregon Journal, August 5-6 1967
Russians, woodland [Greek Orthodox Bible makers in British Columbia?], November 1967
Yehudi Menuhin, violin player, circa 1965-1968
Unidentified man in uniform, circa 1965-1970
Men on dune buggy, circa 1967-1975
Governing mayor of West Berlin, Klaus Schuetz at Universal City, January 1, 1968
Governor Claude M. Kirk of Florida, teacher strike, February 20, 1968
USAF feature, July 1968
Air Force One stewards train with Continental Airlines, July 1968
Manhattan Beach kids at home and in Mexico, Summer 1968
Senator Edmund Muskie campaigns for Humphrey for Vice President in Los Angeles, October 4, 1968
Combat support [USAF feature?], circa 1968
Marty Allen, circa 1968
Sgt. Gail Zimmerman/AIC Steel, circa 1968
Operational support section, US Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Air Force, circa 1967-1975
Attorney A. L. Wirin, Sirhan Sirhan, Attorney ACLU, circa 1968-1969
“Printed” folder; includes Humphrey rally, protest, Contest 1970, football, Robert Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, auto racing, Hoyt Hotel, Charles Manson, man with pigeons, boats, Sonny Liston, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, basketball, children at Halloween, Nixon, Ford, skiing, Western movie set, beach scenes, and unidentified negatives (3 folders), circa 1968-1976
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2014-097/25 Beach scenes, circa 1968-1971
“Printed” folder; includes Nixon, sports and other events, circa 1968-1972
MGM executives playing croquet, circa 1968-1973
Richard Nixon, circa 1968-1974
Office staff [military?], circa 1968-1975
U.S. Air Force plane, circa 1968-1972
USAF Res. Feature, circa 1968-1975
Jack Crippen, Reston landfill, circa 1968-1975
Unidentified fire, circa 1968-1975
“Printed” [4x5 UPI copy negatives], circa 1968-1975
Copy negatives of Ron Bennett photographs, tear sheets and documents, circa 1968-1975
Air traffic controllers, circa 1968-1975
LAX airport, circa 1968-1975
Unidentified black and white negatives (2 folders), circa 1968-1975
I.O.P.P. folder; includes Nixon, Muhammad Ali, baseball, Newport, protests, Humphrey/Muskie rally, Robert Kennedy, boating, beach scenes, horse racing, Charles Manson, and unidentified negatives (2 folders), circa 1968-1980
“Print for Baker” folder; includes Ford, Carter and Nixon negatives, circa 1974-1980
John Naber, Olympic record backstroke in swimming, 1976
George Washington University vs. Richmond basketball game, February 1977
President Reagan and Chirac announce a research agreement, circa 1981-1988
Drawing of long-haired man by Bades, undated
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2014-097/21 d. Assorted negatives, includes UPI photographs, circa 1965-2000:
“Contest book history” envelope [select negatives], circa 1968-1980:
Assorted features and events (2 folders)
Summer Olympics, 1976
Nixon
Robert Kennedy
Reagan
Mickey Mouse
Unidentified portraits
Sports
Hubert Humphrey
Ingrid Bergman
Ted Kennedy
Ford
Identified portraits
Photographs of Ron Bennett
Unidentified politician, possibly Eugene McCarthy
Envelope labeled “Important Ron Bennett photos,” includes J. Edgar Hoover, Ford, Reagan, Bing Crosby, Carter, basketball, Kissinger, baseball, Vietnam Memorial and Tricia Nixon
Beach scenes, circa 1965-1970
Dave Kennerly with sister Sheri, brother Brian, L.A. offices, Lake Oswego, Oregon [includes photographs of Ron Bennett], circa 1965-1980
Copy of Snoopy cartoon for Major General H. I. Lewis, circa 1966-1970
Unidentified negatives, includes Nixon, Edward Kennedy, circa 1968-1978
“Ron Bennett 1970s” folder; includes Watergate stakeout, Nixon, Dave Kennerly Pulitzer Prize party, Steve Kline, etc., circa 1970-1980
Diahn Williams, undated
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2014-097/23 David Kennerly and Ron Bennett at house party, other unidentified portraits and events, probably Washington, D.C., circa 1974-1976
President Ford (2 folders), circa 1974-1976
[Mother Teresa?], circa 1976-1986
Olympics [includes prints], 1976
Jimmy Carter, 1979, undated
Ted Kennedy with group, circa 1980
George H. W. Bush, circa 1980-1992
President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan on White House lawn, Marine One, circa 1981-1988
Ronald Reagan speech in New Hampshire, circa 1983-1988
Unidentified man [Richard Nixon?] on Meet the Press, undated
Exterior U.S. Capitol building, undated
Youth soccer game, undated
Catalina Island, undated
Unidentified 35mm color negatives, circa 1975-2000
Unidentified 35mm black and white negatives, circa 1968-1980
Photographs of Ron Bennett, circa 1970-1980
Copy negative of Christmas card with Ron Bennett’s face, undated
Chief Judge George Hart for Time, undated
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3V267a Unprocessed film rolls (5 rolls), undated
Maine St. ramp to 14th St. bridge, joggers with Washington Monument in background, January 1986

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III. Slides and other transparencies, circa 1959-1996

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2014-097/11 Slide shows, circa 1968-1985
Copy slides of selects, circa 1968-1985
Mixed subjects, includes Georgetown, Ron Bennett, La Jolla, horses in snow, Amish, Mother Teresa, family at Christmas, parade, Reagan, Washington D.C., circa 1980-1996
Brian and Christmas, 1959
Beach scenes and sunset, November 1968
Richard Nixon, unmounted positive transparency, circa 1968-1974
Unidentified transparencies, includes Nixon, circa 1968-1974
Malibu, California [sailing], 1969, undated
Unidentified positive transparencies, circa 1970-1988
President Carter, unmounted positive transparency for UPI, circa 1976-1980
President Carter, unmounted transparencies, circa 1977-1980
President Jimmy Carter meeting with gas users representatives, East Room, White House, for UPI, positive color transparency, undated
Pentagon, Cruz, Duncan, Baker, Sparkman for UPI, undated
France personnel for UPI, undated
Alan “Scotty” Campbell, Head of Civil Service White House for UPI, undated
President Carter, signing ceremony for S.2493, October 1978
Rose Garden, May 1980
Unidentified man speaking, possibly Congressional testimony, January 1982
Civil Aeronautics Board, Dr. Kahn and Marvin Cohen, circa 1980-1990
President Reagan, May 1982
President Reagan, includes Gorbachev, circa 1985-1987
White House/Rose Garden, April 1986
Summit, 1987
Colonial Williamsburg, circa 1980-1995
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2014-097/12 Georgetown, Washington D.C., April 1985, undated
Wetlands and wildlife, February 1986
Flying lessons, August 1988
Capital TV [agricultural landscape with irrigation], August 1991
U.S. Capitol Building [unmounted transparencies], undated
Mexico Living School, 1992
Air show, Blue Angels, September 1993
Wild animals, October 1993
La Jolla, California, October 1995
Hot air balloons, April 1996
Bobcat, coyote, wolf, boar, May 1996
Del Coronado, May 1996
Republican National Convention, 1996
Photographs of Ron Bennett, 1978-1986
Fishing trip with Ron Bennett, circa 1975-1982

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IV. Manuscript and printed materials, circa 1965-2010

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2014-097/13 Correspondence:
General correspondence files (2 folders), 1968-1988
Rolled letter, from Oregon Journal staff to Ron Bennett, 1966
David Kennerly correspondence, 1968-1985
Christmas cards, 1968-1985
Postcards, 1972-1984
Papers, including photojournalism career materials:
Reporter’s notebook
Licenses and ID cards, circa 1965-1990
Business cards for Ron Bennett and brochure, circa 1965-1995
Three Feet to Fear, recollections of Robert Kennedy assassination, circa 1968
Subpeona for Ron Bennett, State of California vs. Sirhan Sirhan, 1969
Press association membership cards, circa 1970-1981
Resumes, circa 1972
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2W95.1 World Press photo award, 1969
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2014-097/13 Recommendation letters, circa 1975
Handwritten notes with dates, possibly Ron Bennett’s record of press photography, 1971-1978
Handwritten notes, 1976, undated
Typed notes, undated
Drawing of Ron Bennett, undated
1971 Board of Directors list, 1971
Vivitar sky light filter with accompanying correspondence, January 1974
Photograph printing instructions, circa 1970-1980
Articles about Ron Bennett, circa 1968-1981
Newspaper tear sheet, Kennerly/Bennett, 1966
Martha Mitchell obituary, June 1976
Who’s Who in America entry, 2003
Digital RAW photograph notes, 2006
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2014-097/14 Ron Bennett retirement party, 2010
Collected ephemera, 1970-2004
Daily reminder calendar, 1978
Rose Bowl working assignments, undated
Work schedules, 1988
Invitations, circa 1969-1987
Tickets, circa 1975-1985
Event programs (2 folders), circa 1968-1998
Dinner programs, 1971-1987
Program, Republican National Convention, 1976
Olympics opening ceremony program, 1976
1979 World Series Media Guide, 1979
1979 Orioles/Angels roster, 1979
National Press Photographers Association membership directory, 1969
California Press Photographers membership directory, 1996
World Press photo awards, 1968-1969
Photography awards announcement and ribbon, circa 1971-1999
National Headliner’s Club award packet, press release and booklet, 1969, undated
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2014-097/15 UPI selections anthology, 1969
UPI directory, November 1969
UPI telephone numbers, undated
Teletype rolls, Apollo moon landing, 1969
AP and UPI news stories, circa 1970-1980
Olympics captions, 1976
Empty UPI envelopes, undated
Empty Newsweek envelopes, undated
Empty Time envelopes, undated
Press decals, UPI and NPPA, undated
Articles about UPI, 1983-1988, undated
UPI and San Diego Union blank notebooks
UPI Picture Log newsletters (2 folders), circa 1968-1980
White House News Photographer newsletter and mailer, 1976, undated
California Press Photographers Association newsletter, 1969-1976
Other newsletters, 1969, undated
HUD memo, 2009
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2W95.1 Collected prints from Apollo 11 space mission, 1969
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2014-097/16 White House & Congress-related materials:
U.S. Senate memo, February 1971
Blank notebook from President Nixon’s trip to China, 1972
Copies of Nixon Administration memos, 1973
White House memoranda for press, 1974
Transcript, probably of taped Nixon conversation, circa 1974
Press pool reports, 1974-1978
White House press releases and transcripts, 1974-1983
Transcript of speech by Senator Hatfield, January 1976
White House travel fact sheets, 1976-1978
White House press room and press pool lists, 1977-1983, undated
Listing of new members, 96th Congress, 1979
U.S. Senate press photographers gallery documents, 1980
Senate Committee hearings documents, 1981
Telephone directory, Executive Office of the President, 1982
Senate telephone directory, circa 1985-1995
Blank notebooks, Air Force One, White House and Blair House
White House press releases and State of the Union address, 1986-1988
Presidential press schedules, Nixon Administration, 1973
Daily diaries, Ford Administration, 1974-1976
Presidential press schedules, Ford (3 folders), 1974-1976
Copy of Vice President Rockefeller’s letter to Ford on decision not to run for VP, 1975
Presidential schedule with handwritten notes and receipts, 1975
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2.325/ZZ14 Ford Administration, Bicentennial speeches and event info, 1976
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2014-097/17 Presidential press schedules, Carter (5 folders), 1977-1981
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2014-097/18 U.K. trip background materials, 1976
Press welcome kit for President Carter’s trip to India, includes Iran materials, circa 1977-1978
Copy of President Carter’s letter accepting Schlesinger resignation, July 1979
Presidential press schedules, Reagan (3 folders), 1981-1989
Travel documents and press schedule, Reagan trip to California, 1981
Travel booklet, Reagan/Gorbachev summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, 1986
Presidential press schedules, Bush Administration, 1992
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2014-097/19 Collected travel ephemera:
Air Force One commemorative materials, circa 1970-1988
Travel information for press, circa 1975-1985
Travel ephemera, circa 1980-1990
Cuba travel information, undated
Foreign currency
Stamps from foreign countries
Press passes:
Metropolitan Police/White House News Photographer passes, circa 1971-1988
Senate parking passes, 1983-1985
Press passes (3 folders), circa 1965-2000
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2014-097/20 Press passes (10 folders), circa 1965-2000
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2014-097/19 Collected materials from other journalists:
Non-Bennett business cards, circa 1965-1980
Helen Thomas notebook, undated
David Kennerly materials:
White House press release, appointment of David Kennerly as personal photographer to President Ford, 1974
Bill Keller story on David Kennerly with photographic prints of Kennerly at a house party, 1974
Clippings about David Kennerly, 1974-1979
Pulitzer Prize party for David Kennerly directions, 1972
Dirck Halstead model release form, undated
Cartoons, circa 1968-1980
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2.325/ZZ13 Tear sheets from newspapers, circa 1965-2003:
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Herald Examiner
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2.325/ZZ14 Lake Oswego Review
Oregon Journal
Oregonian
New York Times
Articles about David Kennerly
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2.325/ZZ15 Washington Post
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2.325/ZZ16 Washington Star
Washington Daily News
Assorted newspapers
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2.325/ZZ17 Assorted newspapers
Foreign language newspapers
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2014-097/26 Collected publications, including magazines with Ron Bennett photographs:
Camera (1 issue), 1977
De Journalist (1 issue), 1978
The Economist (1 issue), June 1968
Editor & Publisher (1 issue), 1968
McCall’s (1 issue), 1975
News Photographer, National Press Photographers Association (1 issue), September 2001
Newsweek (3 issues), 1969-1974
Ourtown (1 issue), 1980
Oregon Holidays (2 issues), 1967
Time magazine (15 issues), 1972-1980
Saturday Review of the Society (2 issues), 1973
Eight Ball Final, Greater Los Angeles Press Club (1 issue), 1968
Just One More!, Los Angles Press Photographers Association (4 volumes), 1968-1971
World Press Photo ‘68/’69 awards book (1 volume), 1969
Selections 1971, United Press International (1 volume), 1971
White House News Photographers Association annual awards books (12 volumes), 1971-2007
Downtown Los Angeles West Guide (1 volume), 1977
San Diego Christian Business Directory and Blue Pages (5 volumes), circa 1996-1998
10th Annual Cowboy Christmas, 1998

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V. Digital materials

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3W95d Lake Oswego High School Oregon (1 DVD)
Personal Pictures (not UPI) (2 DVDs)
Bettman/Corbis United Press International (UPI) news pictures (1 DVD)
Fine Art/Stock Photography TIFFs by Ron Bennett (4 DVDs)
Web/jpeg (1 DVD)
Snow features, homeless (1 CD), December 1999-January 2000
Features (1 CD), April 4, 2000
Original master (1 CD), Ron Bennett headshots, March 2004
Original animal fine art (2 CDs)
Hill features, Capital, April 2005
Sioux tribes, South Dakota (1 CD), 2000
Arizona (1 CD), March 24, 2001
Washington, D.C. cherry blossoms (1 CD), May 2004
Originals, fine art (2 CDs)
President Bush, Tampa, Fla. (1 CD), 2001
Cherry blossoms, family (1 CD), May 2004
Career pictures (1 CD), April 10, 2006
Williamsburg, Virginia (1 CD)
Shannon Soizzano, El Salvador (1 CD), 2001
Features, cherry blossoms, Indians, Nez Perce (1 CD), 2000
Mt. Rushmore, leaf, streams, prairie flowers, buck board (1 CD), 2000
Oregon (1 CD), 2000
Cherry blossom, monuments, Washington, D.C. (1 CD), 2004
Best foto (1 CD)
13 rb pics (1 CD)
Capital Hill features, spring cherry blossoms (1 CD), April 2005
Capital Hill features (1 CD), April 2005

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VI. Artifacts

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2014-097/27 Artifacts
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2014-097/28 Artifacts

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