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Cary Herz Papers, 1950s-2008
33 boxes (26 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 574

Abstract:
Photographer. Photographic prints, slides, and contact sheets documenting events of political, social and economic significance in the U.S., circa 1970s to the early 2000s. Topics include musicians and musical events, theater performances, political gatherings and demonstrations (including anti-Vietnam War), rape and sexual violence, religion and women in the ministry, homelessness, the ERA, women in sports, the rights of flight attendants, the National Organization for Women, and women artists. Copies of Herz's published books are also in the collection, with related reviews and some original photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveats:

  • Partially restricted access - contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.
  • Portions of collection are stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.
  • This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works in this collection created by Cary Herz. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
International Women's Day Demonstration, photo by Cary Herz, n.d.

International Women's Day Demonstration, photo by Cary Herz, n.d.

Photographer Cary Herz was born June 15, 1947 in New York City to Fred and Gertrud Herz. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science in 1965, she earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970. She worked as a freelance photographer in New York City from 1972-77, documenting the women's movement and women's sports for Ms. Magazine and other publications. From 1977-84, she was a staff photographer for the Newark Star-Ledger covering the New York City metropolitan area on news, features, sports, personalities, fashion, and commerical assignments. She moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1984 where she worked as a news editor and videographer for KOAT-TV. In 1987 she established her own business, Cary Herz Photography, doing freelance photojournalism, and editorial, corporate, and location photography. She also worked as a New Mexico photo correspondent for The New York Times beginning in 1985. Her photographs have appeared in Time, Newsweek, PC World, People, Ms, Garden Design, and on the Discovery Channel. Her images have been published in many books including Stones of Remembrance: The Historic Jewish Cemetery in Las Vegas, New Mexico (1990); Street Gangs in America (1993); The Pilgrimage to Chimayo: Contemporary Portrait of a Living Tradition (1999); and her own book, New Mexico's Crypto-Jews: Image and Memory (2007). In the spring of 2001, her work was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution in Game Face: What Does a Woman Athlete Look Like. In 2007 Herz received the New Mexico Press Women's Woman of Achievement Award. She died of ovarian cancer in 2008.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection includes photographic prints, slides, and contact sheets by Carry Herz, documenting events of political, social and economic significance in the U.S., circa 1970s to the early 2000s. There is an emphasis on women and women's issues. Topics include musicians and musical events, theater performances, political gatherings and demonstrations (including anti- Vietnam War), rape and sexual violence, religion and women in the ministry, homelessness, the ERA, women in sports, the rights of flight attendants, the National Organization for Women, and women artists. Copies of Herz's published books are also in the collection, with related reviews and some original photographs.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection with the following caveats:

  • Partially restricted access - contact the Sophia Smith Collection for more information.
  • Portions of collection are stored offsite; researchers must give 48 hours advance notice.
  • This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works in this collection created by Cary Herz. Copyright to materials authored by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Cary Herz Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Cary Herz in 2007.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Burd Schlessinger, 2007-2009.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English


Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Demonstrations--United States--Photographs
  • Equal rights amendments--United States--Photographs
  • Feminists--United States--Photographs
  • Herz, Cary
  • National Organization for Women--Photographs
  • Photojournalists
  • Sports for women--United States--History--20th century
  • Women musicians--Photographs
  • Women photographers--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women--Photographs


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