Born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, photographer Stanley Bauman (1913-2007) spent his entire life using a camera to capture moments that document the history of Brockton and Southeastern Massachusetts. In 1998, after receiving the President's medal at Stonehill College's annual President's Dinner, Mr. Bauman announced he would leave his entire life's work to the college after his death. After his death in 2007, the collection, which includes over 500,000 negatives from the 1930s-2003 along with numerous prints, slides, scrapbooks and artifacts, was moved the five miles from Mr. Bauman's home in Brockton to its new home at Stonehill.
The Stonehill College Archives and Historical Collections’ staff is currently working on a long-term project to process the collection that will ensure its preservation and researcher access.
This process involves:
- cleaning the collection,
- assessing negatives for damage and preservation concerns,
- placing negatives into archival enclosures and boxes,
- creating electronic finding aids to the collection using Bauman's handwritten and typed paper indexes.
During this process, the collection is open on a limited basis. To date over 25,000 envelopes containing over 100,000 negatives have been processed and indexed. If you would like to request a photograph or want more for information about the collection please contact the Director of Archives and Historical Collections, Nicole Casper at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Researching the Bauman Collection page.
Watermarked PDF contact sheets of a maximum of 20 envelopes/100 negatives (whichever is greater) will be provided at no charge per requester, per month. Requests exceeding the monthly limit will incur a $0.50 per negative charge (with a minimum of a $5.00 charge).
You may purchase prints of scanned images. Stonehill contracts with a local photo lab for high-quality photographic prints. These prints are not watermarked, but are protected under copyright and cannot be duplicated under any circumstances. Print orders can take two (2) to four (4) weeks to complete, and prints may be picked up in person or mailed to you via the USPS. Photographs are available for purchase at the current prices. (Order Form)
5 x 7 print - $15.00 8 x 10 print - $25.00 11 x 14 print - $40.00 16 x 20 print - $80.00
Low resolution JPEG files at a maximum of 150 dpi and 2 inch x 3 inch scans of Bauman images may be requested at a cost of $5 per image. Images will contain a watermark and are for personal use only.
NOTE: Buying a print does not give you permission to scan and/or publish a Bauman Image. All print or electronic reproduction of Bauman images requires a user agreement. Please contact Nicole Casper at 508-565-1396 for more information about using a Bauman image in a publication or for other commercial use.
Note: prices subject to change.