African American Studies at Beinecke Library

Alexander Lmanian Photographs

Posted in African American Studies at Yale, announcements, Beinecke Collections, Research Resources by beineckepoetry on February 26, 2011

The Beinecke Library’s collection of photographs by Alexander Lmanian (1925-1996) is now available in the Beinecke’s Digital Library. Lmanian’s photographs of Washington, D.C., document the physical impact of riots on the city following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., April 4-8, 1968, as well as events and memorials in the city and vicinity, 1967-1968.

Lmanian was a sergeant in the United States Army in World War II, and a part-time photographer for the New Haven Register newspaper and the Associated Press. Photographs in the collection document locations and events in Washington, District of Columbia, and its vicinity, 1964-1968, as well as New Haven, Connecticut, 1968-1969. Images of New Haven document locations in the city, including overhead views of the New Haven Green, the intersection of Chapel Street and College Street, and Yale University. Many images show the interior of his room, including his model airplanes, copy photographs of his calendar, and self-portraits. Other images include figure and nude studies. Images are available online in the Beinecke’s the Digital Collections: Alexander Lmanian Collection Image Guide . A detailed description of the collection can be found online: Alexander Lmanian Photographs, GEN MSS 590.

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