The Harry Crosby Collection contains photographs of the University of California, San Diego; an exhibit of photographs entitled
"Baja California, 1967-1992: Photographs by Harry Crosby" and a book proposal which led to the publication of THE CAVE PAINTINGS
OF BAJA CALIFORNIA (1975). The bulk of the UCSD photographs were taken to illustrate a promotional brochure entitled WE PROPOSE
TO CHALLENGE and document buildings and campus life during the mid-1960s. The Baja California photograph exhibit includes
images of peninsular mission architecture, historic places, everyday life on remote ranches, and landmarks along the unpaved
transpeninsular highway. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) PHOTOGRAPHS OF UCSD, 2) BAJA CALIFORNIA, 1967-1992
PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBIT and 3) MANUSCRIPTS.
Harry Crosby was born in Seattle, Washington, on June 10, 1926. He received his B.A from Occidental College in 1948 and his
masters degree from San Diego State University in 1951. In 1963, he retired from teaching in the San Diego Unified School
District to become a professional photographer. Between 1963 and 1974, Crosby worked in commercial photography, specializing
in brochure, magazine and book illustration.
10.20 linear feet
(3 archives boxes and 92 mounted photographs)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.