Fay (Marion Neal) Photograph Collection

Marion Neal Fay collage
Marion Fay negatives portraying (top to bottom): Kathleen Cleaver; Acorn Projects groundbreaking; Berkeley Schools integration (Mrs. Smith's classroom), Marion Neal Fay Photograph Collection, MS 229, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library

Photojournalist Marion Neal Fay (1939-2016) covered Bay Area social movements and political events while working as a staff photographer for the Sun-Reporter in the 1960's. Her photographs cover a variety of topics, such as the San Francisco State College strike, Black Panther Party rallies, the Occupation of Alcatraz, peace protests, draft resistance, Bay Area Poor People's Campaign activities, and more. Images of the desegregation of the Berkeley Unified School District and of housing and urban development in the Western Addition and Fillmore Districts are especially noteworthy. More than 300 photographic negatives that Marion Neal Fay shot while working for the Sun-Reporter are included in the Marion Neal Fay Photograph Collection.

Dates: 1967-1970 
Collection number: MS 229
Creator: Fay, Marion
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)

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