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Jay Cassidy Photo Collection

Muddy Waters performs at the first Ann Arbor Blues Festival in 1969. Photo by Jay Cassidy.

Muddy Waters performs at the first Ann Arbor Blues Festival in 1969. Photo by Jay Cassidy.

Three-time Academy Award-nominated film editor Jay Cassidy was a photographer for the Michigan Daily during the turbulent 1960s. His images capture iconic moments from that era including Robert F. Kennedy just weeks before his assassination, attacks on protesters at the Democratic National Convention, and jazz artists like Muddy Waters at the first Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

Cassidy has donated more than 5,000 of his images to the Bentley Historical Library. Access the Jay Cassidy Photo Collection Database here.

You may also be interested in accessing the Michigan Daily Alumni Photographer’s Project, which links to the Cassidy database and features numerous other Daily contributors.