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Dan Fong collection

Identifier: COU:100

Scope and Contents

The Dan Fong collection contains 142 images involving his professional and personal photographs. The dates of these images range from 1962 to 2019.The subjects include that of rock and roll performers and concerts; people in the counterculture scene around Boulder and Denver; the Kent State protests in the 1970s; and studio and casual portraits of family, friends and professional acquaintances.


  • 1962 - 2019-05-18

Biographical / Historical

Dan Fong graduated with a degree in Marketing from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1970. Shortly after finishing school, he opened his photography business in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver. A short time later he collaborated with a radio station, KFML 98.5 FM, in the same neighborhood. He would provide them with marketing photographs and they agreed to air commercials promoting his business. Once KFML found out his family had a catering business and that he knew how to cook, they started employing him to cater for record labels like Warner Brothers, Capitol Records and RCA.

In 1972, he landed a catering job for the Rolling Stones through Barry Fey, who was a prominent rock promoter in the Denver area. After the Stones, Fong continued to work parties for Fey and eventually for the Doobie Brothers as their chef, then their media coordinator and photographer. Fong, through his connections with Barry Fey and others, was able to capture pictures of many musical artists throughout his career. His photography is also credited on ten music albums.

Dan Fong’s business, Dan Fong and the Creativeye, LLC, offers a variety of photographic services and is located in Wheatridge, Colorado.


6 linear feet (7 boxes)

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The Dan Fong collection consists mostly of photographs he took of the rock and roll and counterculture scene in the Denver area, since the 1970s. The remaining images include those of family and his early photography. The photographs in this collection are limited edition photographic prints produced in 2019 for the Special Collection, Archives and Preservation department by Dan Fong.

Jennifer Sanchez
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States