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Gordon Parks Jr. Collection Gordon Parks Jr. Collection

Summary Information
Title: Gordon Parks Jr. Collection
Dates: 1969
Creator: Parks Jr., Gordon
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1212
Gordon Parks' photographs appeared in a book entitled J.T. by Jane Wagner.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


J.T., 1969

Biographical Sketch

Gordon Parks was born November 30, 1912 in Fort Scott, KS. He attended high schools in Minneapolis, MN. His career pursuits include photographer, writer, film director, songwriter, and composer. In 1937, he started to focus on his photography. Mr. Parks is a published poet, filmmaker, novelist, composer, and photojournalist. His autobiographical novel, The Learning Tree and his photographs in Life and Vogue help chronicle the mid-twentieth-century development of African-American consciousness. Mr. Parks has won many awards for his creative works. Something About the Author Vol. 108, p. 167-170

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains photograph illustrations from one title.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Parks Jr., Gordon
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
J.T. 1969 
Note by Jane Wagner
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, 1969
Box M. C. 506, 507, 832
Photograph illustrations (framed picture included) (70 p.)  Box M. C. 506, 507, 832