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Bruce Richardson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: APAC-0015

Content Description

The collection of photographer and author Bruce Richardson includes photographs, correspondence, manuscripts and publications, and other material related to Afghanistan, especially, the Soviet-Afghan War, beginning in the 1980s. Prior to his death, Richardson donated photographs and books to the collection at various times. For example, prior to October 2012, Richardson donated 13 high-quality photographs that document the later years of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

Dates

  • circa 1979-2016

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

The Conditions Governing Access policy of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is available at https://www.unomaha.edu/criss-library/about-us/library-policies/archives-policies.php.

Conditions Governing Use

Donor irrevocably assigned to the University any and all copyrights they may control in the donated material.

The Conditions Governing Use policy of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is available at https://www.unomaha.edu/criss-library/about-us/library-policies/archives-policies.php.

Extent

15.3 Cubic Feet (20 boxes) : Correspondence; Photographs

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Collection has not yet been arranged and described.

Custodial History

Bruce Richardson has donated hundreds of photographs and transparencies to the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection over multiple decades. The earliest donations of photographs created by Bruce Richardson do not have comprehensive provenance information, but were received prior to 2015. One of the transfers is documented in a UNO press release (October 6, 2012), when Richardson donated 13 high-quality photographs that document the later years of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. After his death, Shirley Richardson, his wife, donated 3 cubic feet of material as well as additional books.

Existence and Location of Originals

Selected photographs from Bruce Richardson's collection have also been included in the photographic archives of Bibliotheca-Afghanica in Liestal, Switzerland.

Separated Materials

Books were donated over the course of many years and can be found searching the library catalog.

General

The gift was made by the donor in honor of The People of Afghanistan.

General

Content alert: Users of the collection should be aware that the album contains images of war and includes people injured during battles.

The Statement on Harmful Materials of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is available at https://www.unomaha.edu/criss-library/about-us/library-policies/archives-policies.php.

Source

Title
Bruce Richardson Papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Robert Nash; Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
Date
2020-01-14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
2nd edition

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046