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The Bill Maris and Julie Semel collection contains approximately 10,700 items of different photographic mediums including 35 mm slides, 35 mm strip negatives, black and white prints, color prints, medium and large format negatives, positives and transparencies. The collection focuses on the photographic assignments undertaken on behalf of architectural firms and magazines, most significantly during the 1970s and 1980s throughout the United States. Many of the subjects focus on architecture, interior design, home decorations, arts and crafts, and landscapes. Some other interesting subjects include ponies and Jimmy Carter.
The original organization of the materials was preserved, though some 35 mm slides were rehoused in an archival modular slide file as they were digitized.
The full collection is located in the School of Information's Onsite Archives and Special Collections at Pratt's Manhattan campus.