Guide to the Jerry Burchfield Laguna Canyon Posters MS.R.107

Finding aid prepared by Zoe MacLeod
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
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Title: Jerry Burchfield Laguna Canyon posters
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.107
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.3 linear feet
Date (inclusive): circa 1989-1999
Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: This collection contains two posters documenting environmentalist activities engaged in by Jerry Burchfield and Mark Chamberlain, two professional photographers living in Laguna Beach, California. The posters are titled The tell: phase viii - Laguna Canyon Project, circa 1989-1990 and Save the canyon, circa 1998-1999.
Creator: Burchfield, Jerry
Creator: Chamberlain, Mark

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Jerry Burchfield Laguna Cayon Posters. MS-R107. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Acquired, 2003.

Processing History

Processed by Zoe MacLeod, 2012.

Historical Background

Jerry Burchfield, born in 1947, was an photographer living in Southern California. From 1973 to 1987, Burchfield co-owned BC Space Gallery in Laguna Beach. Much of the art displayed in this gallery had political implications, particularly about environmental issues. Burchfield and other photographers began photographing and documenting Laguna Cayon in 1974 in order to try to prevent a development being built there. Burchfield published several books on photography and he was also a professor and photography gallery director at Cypress College from 1987 to 2009. Burchfield passed away in September 2009.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains two posters documenting environmentalist activities engaged in by Jerry Burchfield and Mark Chamberlain, two professional photographers living in Laguna Beach, California. The posters are titled The Tell: Phase VIII - Laguna Canyon Project, circa 1989-1990 and Save the Canyon, circa 1998-1999. The Tell: Phase VIII was a scultped photographic mural which was on display in Laguna Canyon from 1989 to 1990. It was 636 feet long and was made up of over 80,000 photographs. Save the Canyon is a poster that raises awareness about the potential of a development being built in Laguna Canyon.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Environmental protection -- California -- Orange County -- History -- Sources.
Environmental protection in art
Posters -- 20th century.