Declan Haun Papers and Declan Haun collection of visual materials

Inclusive Dates: 
1959–1994, 1958–1994
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Declan Haun Papers (13 linear feet) consists of family and personal correspondence of photojournalist Declan Haun as well as notes and reflections (mid-1960s); small notebooks (58 volumes) of assignments, lists, etc. (1960-1990); date book calendars (1967-1983); examples of Haun's published photo essays; items on educational activities in which he participated; manuscript by Richard Bradford about Gary, Indiana, that was to be illustrated with Haun's photographs if published; clippings and brochures compiled by Haun as reference file; files relating to Haun's work for National Geographic magazine (1977-1980s) and his contributions to the Odyssey exhibition celebrating the magazine's 100th anniversary; plans for a photography magazine of his own; and other papers.

Declan Haun Collection of Visual Materials (more than 4,800 photographic prints, 105,000 negatives, 44,000 transparencies, 4 moving picture film reels, and 1 videotape) consists of  the major images made by photojournalist Declan Haun, including photographs made while working for the Charlotte Observer (1958-1963); and as freelancer for the Black Star agency (1963-1994), the bulk in 1963-1976 while he resided in Chicago; items made for magazines, such as Life, Newsweek, and Saturday Evening Post; for advertising firms, trade journals and annual reports for corporations; and images by Haun while illustrations editor for National Geographic (1976-1982) and Smithsonian Magazine (1982-1984).

Biographical Historical Note

Declan Haun was a prominent photojournalist, filmmaker and producer, and teacher of photojournalism.

Additional Notes

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