Peter Ferman Photograph Collection

Accession Number: MA 00:07
Location: Manuscript row 12
Dates: Late 1950s - early 1970s
Size: 1 box  
Creator/Collector: Collected by Peter Ferman
Acquisition info: Donated Don Ferman (Peter Ferman’s nephew) in February 2000.  
Accruals: Further accruals are possible, but are not expected.
Custodial history: The collection was assembled over time by professional photographer, Peter Ferman and donated to the Media Archives after his death.  
Language: English
Processed by: LeAnn Fisher (volunteer), February 2016; Kristina Impastato, April 2016
Conservation notes: All photographs placed into acid-free folders within archival box.  
Scope and Content:

The collection consists of photographs widely undated but consistently marked with “Peter Ferman Photographers”. The material ranges from the late 1950s to the early 1970s with the bulk of the material from the 1960s.   The collection is organized into five subseries of black and white photographs of assorted sizes. The bulk of the collection consists of photos of individual actors and casts from the MUNY.  

Bernard Peter Ferman (1919-1999) began his photojournalism career in 1939 as a stringer for International News Photos, which later became UPI. After serving in the counterintelligence branch of the Army, he worked as a photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Muny, the American Theater and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and also worked as a free-lance photographer. Ferman was a charter member of the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis.  

Arrangement: Collection organized into subseries.
Subseries 1:  MUNY (St. Louis Municipal Opera)
Subseries 2:  St. Louis Media Personalities
Subseries 3   Peter Ferman and others
Subseries 4:  Peter Ferman
Subseries 5:  Miscellaneous photographs
Restrictions: Collection is open for research. Permission required to reproduce images.  
Remarks: Jean Gosebrink # Ge-444
Further photo identification is needed
A caricature of Peter Ferman is held in the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis Collection.

Peter Ferman Photograph Collection
Ca. 1950-1960
1 flat case Hollinger; 0.45 cu. ft.

Box/Folder Description
 1/1  Finding aid
1/2 Eddie Albert, Music Man, 1966
1/3 Eddie Bracken
1/4 Macdonald Cary
1/5 Marge Champion, 1965
1/6 Dorothy Collins
1/7 Hans Conried
1/8 Andy Devine
1/9 Bob Hope
1/10 Ann Miller
1/11 Bert Parks
1/12 Tom Poston
1/13 Forrest Tucker
1/14 Joanne Worley
1/15 Muny Actor Portraits, unidentified
1/16 Annie Get Your Gun
1/17 Camelot
1/18 Can-Can, 1966 (John Tyers, Jane Morgan); 1961 (Dolores Gray)
1/19 Flower Drum Song, 1965 (Jack Soo)
1/20 Good News, 1966 (Peter Palmer, Nancy Dussault, Sandy Freeman
1/21 King and I, 1963 (cast)
1/22 Kismet
1/23 Kiss Me Kate, 1961 (Earl Wrightson, Patricia Morison)
1/24 Li’l Abner, 1963 (cast, Virgina Gibson, Jerri Archer, Lew Herbert, Shirley de Burgh, Bruce Yarnell)
1/25 Music Man (the Buffalo Bills)
1/26 My Fair Lady
1/27 Oklahoma
1/28 Pajama Game
1/29 Porgy and Bess
1/30 Robin Hood, 1961 (Edward Roecker)
1/31 Showboat (Mary Wickes, Arthur Godfrey, Judith McCauley)
1/32 South Pacific
1/33 Wish You were Here, 1961 (Steve Rossi, Marty Allen)
1/34 Muny Cast Photos, unidentified
1/35 Eve Arden, Actress
1/36 Miscellaneous Women, unidentified
1/37 Media Personalities, Spurs Agnew visits CBS, 1968
1/38 Media Personality, Phyllis Diller
1/39 Media Personalities, Stan Musial and Jay Randolph
1/40 Media Personality, Ed Wilson
1/41 Media Personalities, Miscellaneous
1/42 Photographs of Peter Ferman
1/43 Photographs of Peter Ferman with Others
1/44 Missouri Botanical, n.d.
1/45 St. Louis Symphony, Isaac Stern Concert, 1973 (Isaac Stern, Franklin Jacobs, Stanley Goodman)
1/46 St. Louis Symphony, Isaac Stern concert negatives
1/47 Miscellaneous Photographs
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