Primary Source Documentaries

The Story of How the Documentaries on Mississippi Voter Registration Drives Were Made. In 1963 and again in the spring of 1964, Harvey Richards made two trips into rural Mississippi to make documentaries in support of civil rights movement activists … Continue reading

Archive Licensing History, 1987-2013

Converse Basin, California, October, 1960

Licencing History and Media Archive Outreach (Link to License History List) Harvey Richards’ active career as a photographer ended in the late 1970’s. Even before he stopped shooting film, demands arose from other film makers and media producers who wanted to include … Continue reading

Mechanized Poison: Chemicals in California Agriculture 1958-65

Poisons in California Agriculture: A Capital Input for Profit Just as agribusiness turned to mechanization of planting, watering and harvesting to reduce labor costs and increase profits, so too did it turn to chemical pesticide poisons in California agriculture derived from … Continue reading

The Photographic Adventures of Harvey Richards

  How It All Began The timeline presents the photographic adventures of Harvey Richards which began in 1957 when  the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) sent Harvey a subpoena. It was the last straw in a series of persecutions that changed … Continue reading

Civil Rights Movement Leaders Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr, 50 years later

  At a recent fund raiser for Young People’s Project, civil rights movement leaders Bob Moses and Charles E. Cobb, Jr. received copies of Critical Focus, the Black and White Photographs of Harvey Wilson Richards (Estuary Press, 1987) and this photograph was taken. Estuary Press has … Continue reading

Dream Deferred, 1964

1964, 34 minutes Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, 1964 Harvey Richards filmed and produced Dream Deferred for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for its southern civil rights movement voter registration drive in the spring of 1964, just before the famous 1964 Mississippi … Continue reading

1960’s Anti-War Protests Photo Galleries

San Francisco 1960’s Anti-War Protests New photo galleries of the 1960s San Francisco Bay Area anti-war protest movement from 1959 to 1972 are now online on Harvey Richards  Media Archive.  The anti-Vietnam War peace movement grew from small beginnings to an in-your-face … Continue reading

November 15, 1969 Vietnam War Moratorium

Vietnam War Moratorium World Wide Protest As part of world wide Vietnam war moratorium, the San Francisco Moratorium Peace March occurred on November 15, 1969.  Large demonstrations occurred around the country and the world including 500,000 in Washington, D.C.  The … Continue reading

Committee for Non-Violent Action (CNVA): Resist War

 Non-Violent Confrontation at Oakland Army Base In June, 1965, the Committee for Non-Violent Action (CNVA) picketed and sat in at the Oakland Army Base where soldiers were being deployed to Vietnam.  They requested that they be allowed to visit the … Continue reading

Bay Area Civil Rights 1960s Images

 San Francisco Bay Area Civil Rights in the 1960s “By the early 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement had reached California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by students from the University of California, Berkeley’s chapter of CORE (Congress On … Continue reading