Charles Korvin photographs Edit


11 MWalB02630


  • circa 1937-1938 (Creation)


  • 3.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
    6 manuscript boxes

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  • Arrangement

    Arranged in six series: 1. KO I-22 – KO VIII-19, circa 1937; 2. KO VIII-20 – KO XI-37, circa 1937; 3. KO XII-4-XV-31, KOPN- 1-23, NNP-1-9, circa 1937; 4. NNP-10 – NNP-67, circa 1937; 5. NNN-1 - NNN-429, circa 1937; 6. P933-P1135, circa 1937-38.

    Numbering system and order are those of the collection's creator, Charles Korvin. 

    For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Charles Korvin.

  • Preferred Citation

    Charles Korvin photographs, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Other Descriptive Information

    Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection comprises 244 black and white photos (approximately 5" x 7") and negatives (approximately 1.5" x 1.5"; sizes vary due to hand cutting) with descriptions on the back in English or Spanish. Most photos have the print and negative (some are print only) and were printed in Paris circa 1937-38. Captions listed are those written on the back of each print (except where indicated by square brackets).


    The bulk of the Korvin photograph collection may possibly be the still images taken during the preparation and filming of Heart of Spain. The photos document the military, medical, and social impact of the Spanish Civil War. Specific focus is placed on doctors (especially Dr. Bethune), hospitals, and medical procedures.  However, the photographs provide a broad overview of the war including bombings, political demonstrations, entertainment, and military training.

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