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Finding Aid for the Ansel Adams Papers, 1938-1944
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ansel Adams Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1944
    Collection number: 696
    Creator: Adams, Ansel, 1902-
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Ansel Easton Adams (1902-1984) was born in San Francisco, California. A photographer and conservationist, he helped to establish photography as an art form and is known for his detailed, panoramic photos of the American West. The collection consists of typescripts, correspondence, photographs, proof sheets, and ephemera related to the creation and publication of two of Adams's books: Born Free and Equal (1944) and Sierra Nevada, the John Muir Trail (1938).
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Ansel Adams Papers (Collection 696). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462137 

    Biography

    Ansel Easton Adams was born on February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California; a photographer and conservationist, he helped to establish photography as an art form and is known for his detailed, panoramic photos of the American West; co-founder, Group f/64 (1932-34); author of seven portfolios and thirty books, including Born Free and Equal (1944), Yosemite (1960), and Images: 1923-74 (1975); director, Sierra Club, 1934-71; died near Carmel, California, on April 22, 1984.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of typescripts, correspondence, photographs, proof sheets, and ephemera related to the creation and publication of two of Adams's books: Born Free and Equal (1944) and Sierra Nevada, the John Muir Trail (1938). Most of the collection relates to his work for Born Free and Equal, and it contains photographs and other materials from his visit to the Manzanar War Relocation Center to document the experiences of interned Japanese Americans. Includes a Manzanar High yearbook and two different copies of the Manzanar Free Press from 1943 & 1944. Also includes 3 letters from Dorothea Lange.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Born Free and Equal (Boxes 1-2).
    2. Sierra Nevada - the John Muir Trail (Box 3).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Adams, Ansel, 1902- --Archives.
    Lange, Dorothea--Correspondence.
    Manzanar War Relocation Center.
    Photographers--California--Archival resources.
    Conservationists--California--Archival resources.
    Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.
    Photographs.

    Related Material

    Japanese American Research Project Collection of Material about Japanese in the United States (Collection 2010)  . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.
    Manzanar War Relocation Center Records (Collection 122)  . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.