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Robert K. Jakobsen photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Coll2008-030

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists primarily black & white photographs and negatives, together with a smaller number of color negatives and a few color prints, of gay pride parades and festivals in Long Beach and Los Angeles, 1984-2001.


  • 1984-2001



The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.

Publication Rights

Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).


Robert Kjer Jakobsen was born in Portland, Oregon, on March 8, 1918. From 1949 to 1985, he was chief designer of the Los Angeles furniture company, Virtue Brothers; his designs of chrome and formica furniture were particularly successful. In retirement, he turned to photography. His early work shooting for men's body building magazines led to experimental fine art photography involving the use of photochemicals and reprinting from negatives and prints. He died on May 27, 2002.


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Black & white and color photographs and negatives of gay pride parades and festivals in Long Beach and Los Angeles, 1984-2001.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Jakobsen's daughter, Lise Jakobsen, June 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael C. Oliveira and Richard French, June 12, 2008.

Processing this collection has been funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Robert K. Jakobsen Photographs
Michael C. Oliveira
© 2008
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Finding aid written in: English

Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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