This photograph collection includes black and white, color, and negative images of Jeffery Cohelan and activities related to his service as congressman from California's Seventh District. The majority of images come from official trips Cohelan took around the world to attend conferences and perform inspections in connection with the House Armed Services Committee, of which he was a member. Destinations include Kenya, Tunisia, Vietnam, Korea, Alaska, California, Cuba, Germany, Columbia, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, and two aircraft carriers, the U.S.S. Seadragon and the U.S.S. Saratoga.
Other series of photographs depict forest areas near Redwood Creek and Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California, the neighborhood surrounding the Oakland Post Office, and buildings on the Port of Oakland. Many photographs were taken in Cohelan's congressional district of the construction of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and events Cohelan attended in an official capacity.
Cohelan is pictured with such notable figures as John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Adlai Stevenson, Lawrence F. O'Brien, Hubert H. Humphrey, and Haile Selassie. Also included are several professional portraits of Cohelan and photographs of his family. There are a few images of Cohelan with constituents, most of them taken from the capitol steps in Washington, D.C.
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Examples of images in the Cohelan Photograph Collection are depicted below. Click on each image to view a larger version.
This photograph collection is a companion to the papers found in the Jeffery Cohelan Collection. For more information on archival holdings, please contact the Carl Albert Center.
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