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Image of 2015.029.003 - Portrait of Paul M. Cook and Robert M. Halperin, c. 1971-1982

2015.029.003 - Portrait of Paul M. Cook and Robert M. Halperin, c. 1971-1982

Portrait of Paul M. Cook and Robert M. Halperin, c. 1971-1982. Black and white glossy photograph ahows two side by side portraits printed in one image. The portrait on the left side is of Paul M. Cook, the founder and CEO of Raychem. He sits at a desk with his hands clasped in front of him. The desk has work papers, a pen and a pair of glasses. Cook is wearing a white dress shirt with his customary bowtie. The portrait on the right side is of Robert M. Halperin, the Executive Vice President of Raychem. He appears in an office wearing black pants, a white dress shirt and a dark tie. He is sitting on the edge of a desk with one of his legs up and the other resting on the carpeted floor.

Image of 2015.029.004 - Marine Maintenance Kit, September 17, 1970

2015.029.004 - Marine Maintenance Kit, September 17, 1970

Marine Maintenance Kit, September 17, 1970. Raychem Corporation black and white glossy photograph shows a Marine Maintenance Kit. The Kit is in an open grey metallic case and consists of different tools, wires, couplings and nuts and bolts. The case is against a grey background. This is a marketing or product catalog photograph. The caption with the photograph reads, "NEGATIVE# 177-70 (A) / TITLE Marine Maintenance Kit / PURPOSE / DATE 9/17/70". "RAYCHEM CORP. / PHOTO DEPARTMENT / FILE # 177-70 A" (stamp and inscription on back of photograph. The file number is in pencil the rest is a red stamp).

Image of 2015.029.005 - Marine Maintenance Kit (with Zap Girls), September 17, 1970

2015.029.005 - Marine Maintenance Kit (with Zap Girls), September 17, 1970

Marine Maintenance Kit (with Zap Girls), September 17, 1970. Black and white photograph shows two "Zap Girls" who are posing behind Raychem's Marine Maintenance Kit. The kit's case is open and contains different tools, couplings and bolts or screws. The Zap Girls are wearing shiny tops with the lower two-thirds cut into long tassels. Underneath they are wearing a garment that looks like a long-sleeve black leotard. The caption with the photograph reads, "NEGATIVE# 177-70 (B) / TITLE Marine Maintenance Kit / PURPOSE Marsha Jenkins/Penny Cross / DATE 9/17/70". "RAYCHEM CORP. / PHOTO DEPARTMENT / FILE #" (stamp on back of photograph), "177-70 B" (inscription on back in pencil).

Image of 2015.029.002B - Raychem Operations Photograph, Tubular Extrusion (3/12") Set Up, c. 1960s-1970s

2015.029.002B - Raychem Operations Photograph, Tubular Extrusion (3/12") Set Up, c. 1960s-1970s

Raychem Operations Photograph, Tubular Extrusion (3/12") Set Up, c. 1960s-1970s. Black and white glossy photograph shows a man wearing a white t-shirt and jeans standing working with a large piece of machinery. The worker is facing the camera. The machine looks like a lathe or a drill and there is a long rod nearby with a warning that reads, "HOT". There is a metal exhaust vent hanging above the worker. There are several other large machines and tools nearby including an extremely large machine that looks like a spool. The caption with the image reads "TUBULAR EXTRUSION (3 1/2") SET UP". "255-07-1" (inscription on back in black ink).

Image of 2015.029.002C - Raychem Operations Photograph, Tubular Granulator Operation, c. 1960s-1970s

2015.029.002C - Raychem Operations Photograph, Tubular Granulator Operation, c. 1960s-1970s

Raychem Operations Photograph, Tubular Granulator Operation, c. 1960s-1970s. Black and white glossy photograph shows two large machines next to each other in the foreground. The machine on the left consists of a large metal box with a hopper on top of it and attached to a large pipe that comes down from the ceiling. There is a sign on the hopper that reads, "DANGER / HEARING PROTECTION / REQUIRED / IN THIS AREA". The machine on the right consists of a long series of raised narrow rectangular metal enclosures with rounded tops that stretch off into the background of the photograph. Also in the background of the photograph is a worker standing wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. The s

Image of 2015.029.002D - Raychem Operations Photograph, May 26, 1972

2015.029.002D - Raychem Operations Photograph, May 26, 1972

Raychem Operations Photograph, May 26, 1972. Black and white glossy photograph shows a man working on a large piece of machinery. He wears a short sleeve checkered shirt and has a watch on his left hand. His arms are above him and it looks like he is operating the machine. The machine has multiple buttons and switches and has a large spool with a wire. In the background there are other large machines and tools. The caption with the photograph reads, "NEGATIVE# 183-70J / TITLE Annual Report "72 / PURPOSE Molded Parts- / Thermofit / DATE 5/26/72". "183-70J" (inscription on back in pencil).

Image of 2015.029.002E - Raychem Operations Photograph, May 26, 1972

2015.029.002E - Raychem Operations Photograph, May 26, 1972

Raychem Operations Photograph, May 26, 1972. Black and white glossy photograph taken for Raychem's 1972 Annual Report shows a man wearing a white striped longsleeve shirt working on a large piece of machinery. The machine takes up the whole background of the photograph as well as some of the foreground. The caption with the photograph reads, "NEGATIVE# 183-67K / TITLE Annual Report "72 / PURPOSE Molded Parts - Thermo- / fit / DATE 5/26/72". "183-67K" (inscription on back in pencil).

Image of 2015.029.002F - Raychem Operations Photograph, Bentley-Harris, c. 1960s-1970s

2015.029.002F - Raychem Operations Photograph, Bentley-Harris, c. 1960s-1970s

Raychem Operations Photograph, Bentley-Harris, c. 1960s-1970s. Glossy black and white photograph shows a large manufacturing facility with an open floor plan. There are about nine women at work stations. The women are working on wire or cable with large spools and there are stacks of empty boxes for the spools. The caption with the photograph reads, "NEGATIVE# BH 151-91 (8X10 neg.) / TITLE / PURPOSE / DATE". "JULES C. MARSELLA STUDIO / Photographic Service / COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL / 332 DeKALB ST. NORRISTOWN, PA. / Phone: BRoadway 5-0562 / NO" (stamp on back of photo), "BH - 151 - 91" (inscription on back in pencil)

Image of 2015.029.002G - Raychem Operations Photograph, Bentley-Harris, c. 1960s-1970s

2015.029.002G - Raychem Operations Photograph, Bentley-Harris, c. 1960s-1970s

Raychem Operations Photograph, Bentley-Harris, c. 1960s-1970s. Black and white glossy photograph shows a manufacturing facility. In the foreground there are stacks of spools of cables or wires. In the background there are workers standing in front of machines that appear to thread the cables or wires. There are twelve workers visible in the photograph. Caption with the image reads, "NEGATIVE# BH 151-90 (8X10 neg.) / TITLE / PURPOSE / DATE". "JULES C. MARSELLA STUDIO / Photographic Service / COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL / 332 DeKALB ST. NORRISTOWN, PA. / Phone: BRoadway 5-0562 / NO" (stamp on back of photo), "BH - 151 - 90" (inscription on back in pencil)

Image of 2016.015.001.20 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. 1966-1975

2016.015.001.20 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. 1966-1975

Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. 1966-1975. Silver gelatin photograph shows an overhead view of buildings at Raychem Corporation Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Four buildings are visible with two buildings partially constructed at upper right in the image. A sign with "RAYCHEM" and the "bug" logo are attached to the side of one of the buildings at center right. A parking lot filled with cars extends from right of center to upper left. A large area of undeveloped land fills the lower portion of the image. Four people stand in the empty plot at lower left. This image is from a set of photographs originally stored in a black plastic Raychem binder wi

Image of 2016.015.001.25 - Untitled (Courtyard at Raychem Headquarters), c. 1966-1975

2016.015.001.25 - Untitled (Courtyard at Raychem Headquarters), c. 1966-1975

Untitled (Courtyard at Raychem Headquarters), c. 1966-1975. Silver gelatin photograph shows a courtyard between buildings at Raychem Corporation Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The loggia attached to buildings at front, left, and right casts shadows on the ground, with a rectangle of sunlight centered on the lower margin of the image. A bench and a small landscaped area appear in the foreground at lower right. Three concrete steps lead from the main walkway down to a courtyard paved with brick that is landscaped with young trees and benches at center left. Behind the courtyard is a one-story building with rectangular brick columns, large windows, and a shingled roof. This image is f

Image of 2016.015.001.1 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. 1960s

2016.015.001.1 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. 1960s

Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. late 1960s-1990s. Black ans white photograph shows an overhead view of a portion of the Raychem Corporation Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Buildings appear on the top half of the page and a basketball court is visible right of center. The lower portion of the image contains a roadway alongside the San Francisco Bay shoreline.

Image of 2016.015.001.2 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. late 1960s-1990s

2016.015.001.2 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. late 1960s-1990s

Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. late 1960s-1990s. Black and white photograph shows an overhead view of buildings and a parking lot filled with cars in a portion of the Raychem Corporation Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Roadways appear on right and left sides, and the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay is visible along the left margin.

Image of 2016.015.001.3 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. late 1960s-1990s

2016.015.001.3 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. late 1960s-1990s

Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. 1960s. Black and white photograph shows an overhead view of buildings surrounded by several parking lots filled with cars in a portion of the Raychem Corporation Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Roadways are visible running horizontally across the upper margin of the image and along the bottom. The shoreline of the San Francisco Bay is visible at the bottom of the image.

Image of 2016.015.001.4 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. 1960s

2016.015.001.4 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. 1960s

Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. 1960s. Black and white photograph shows an overhead view of buildings surrounded by several parking lots filled with cars in a portion of the Raychem Corporation Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Roadways are visible running vertically along the left side of the image and diagonally at right.

Image of 2016.015.001.5 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. late 1960s-1990s

2016.015.001.5 - Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. late 1960s-1990s

Untitled (Aerial Photograph of Raychem Corporation Headquarters), c. late 1960s-1990s. Black and white photograph shows an overhead view of buildings and parking lots in a portion of the Raychem Corporation Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. A curved roadway extends around several large buildings at center left and leads to an intersection at center right. An additional roadway appears along the left margin and another is just visible running diagonally along the lower right corner.

Image of 2015.001.03557.43 - Fourth Avenue San Mateo, Looking East, 1962

2015.001.03557.43 - Fourth Avenue San Mateo, Looking East, 1962

Fourth Avenue San Mateo, Looking East, 1962. Black and white negative shows street parking and storefronts along 4th Avenue in San Mateo. The photograph was taken looking east, with part of 4th Avenue running diagonally across the bottom of the image. A J.C. Penny storefront appears in the foreground at right and fills the majority of the image. A Sign for Roos Atkins is visible at center left in the distance. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03558.11 - Carlmont Shopping Center in Belmont, 1962

2015.001.03558.11 - Carlmont Shopping Center in Belmont, 1962

Carlmont Shopping Center in Belmont, 1962. Black and white negative shows the Carlmont Shopping Center in Belmont looking north. An automobile that is parked along a curb planted with a row of low bushes appears in the foreground at bottom center. Right behind the car is a parking lot with multiple vehicles. The Lee Bros. market building with a large sign and vertical striped storefront is visible at mid-ground, upper right. Belmont Hills can be seen in the distance at center left. Part of a series.

Image of 2015.001.03758.2 - Full Service Shell Gas Station on 20th and El Camino Real in San Mateo, 1962

2015.001.03758.2 - Full Service Shell Gas Station on 20th and El Camino Real in San Mateo, 1962

Full Service Shell Gas Station on 20th and El Camino Real in San Mateo, 1962. Black and white negative shows an attendant filling the gas tank and cleaning the back window of a 1962 Thunderbird at a full service Shell Gas Station. The station was located on the corner of 20th and El Camino Real in San Mateo, CA. Part of a series on life in San Mateo County in 1962. See also 2015.001.03558 series.

Image of 2015.001.04256.1 - Del Monte Display with Prices at Purity Store in Burlingame, 1962

2015.001.04256.1 - Del Monte Display with Prices at Purity Store in Burlingame, 1962

Del Monte Display with Prices at Purity Store in Burlingame, 1962. Black and white negative shows an end cap display of Del Monte juice for sale at a Purity Grocery Store in Burlingame. Part of a series.