Charles Korvin photographs
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.
- circa 1937-1938
- Korvin, Charles (Person)
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.
3.00 Linear Feet (6 manuscript boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
Source of Acquisition
Donated by Charles Korvin.
- Bethune, Norman
- Heart of Spain (Motion picture) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Korvin, Charles
- Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Medical care Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Pictorial works Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Craig Bruce Smith
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note