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Film and Documentary Historical Photograph Licensing

Alcatraz History has a catalog of more than 1,000 historical photographs related to Alcatraz Island, available in high-resolution formats for licensing in film and documentary broadcast projects. The majority of images in our catalog are not featured on this website. Our image collection has been carefully selected from some of the best quality generation negatives, slides and news prints that chronicle the history of Alcatraz Island. Included are both some of the most rare and well known historical photographs scanned directly from the original FBI, Bureau of Prisons, National Archives, Library of Congress, National Press, State and Private Archive Collections. Photos from our collection have appeared in numerous film and television documentaries appearing on National Geographic, Discovery, Travel, the History Channel, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and a variety of other major networks.

For more information, please contact us at the email address below and include the name of your production company, the project name and the specific collections that are of interest. We only respond to serious inquiries and to email addresses associated with the production group.

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Website History and Source Info

The following concept and source information is intended for researchers, film and television production companies and students (these represent the most frequent informational inquiries we receive):

AlcatrazHistory.com was created with the primary objectives:

To make available a modest archive of historical information for researchers and students at no cost, and without pressure or oppressive advertising. The website was designed so that any student or researcher may derive adequate material for a research project or report, from a single electronic archive.

Original Launch and Copyright Date: March 12, 2000 (with continual modifications into present day).

Short inmate biographies and "Alcatraz - A Historical narrative and Alcatraz - A Brief History" articles: Michael Esslinger; The Rock, A Historical Research Study by Erwin Thompson; Henry Young: Article provided by the Bureau of Prisons. Documents and images by Ocean View Publishing. Website and miscellaneous text: Ocean View Publishing. Original works are protected under United States Copyrights. The features and copyright certificates for these works can be located at the U.S. Copyright Office, and on-line at www.copyright.gov.

Source, Photograph, and Contact Information

National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001

National Archives and Records Administration
1000 Commodore Drive
San Bruno, California 94066-7350

National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408

National Archives and Records Administration
2312 East Bannister Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64131-301

National Archives and Records Administration
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, Georgia 30260

The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540

San Francisco Maritime Museum and Maritime Library (J. Porter Shaw Library)
San Francisco, CA 94123

National Parks Service
San Francisco, CA 94123
(textual research)

Chicago Historical Society
Chicago, Illinois 60614-6099

US Department of Justice
350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Federal Bureau of Investigation
150 Golden Gate Avenue, 13th. Floor
San Francisco, California 94102-9573

Federal Bureau of Investigation
E35 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535-0001

Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., N.W.,
Washington, DC 20534
(Specifically Scott Wolfson Office of Public Affairs)

Kansas State Historical Society State Archives
6425 SW 6th Street
Тореka, KS 66615-1099

United States Penitentiary (PAO Office)
1300 Metropolitan Avenue
Leavenworth, Kansas 66048

San Quentin State Prison (PAO Office)
San Quentin, CA 94964

Private Photo Collections

Alcatraz History Archive
Michael Esslinger
Lori Brosnan

Every effort has been made to acknowledge the appropriate sources of photographs used on this website as listed above. We regret any instance in not acknowledging a specific source. Please contact us with any corrections or source information.


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