Photographers' Collection, 1863-

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UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Photographers' Collection
Date (inclusive): 1863-
Collection number: 98
Extent: 6 boxes (3.0 linear ft.) 125 oversize boxes
Abstract: Collection consists of original photographs and negatives of various 19th and 20th century photographers covering a broad range of subjects and includes portraits, landscapes, panoramic views, cityscapes and buildings from various geographic locations and photographs from various historical periods.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Portions of this collection 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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
The container list for this collection is not available online. For more information, please contact Library Special Collections Reference.

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.
Photographs may not be photocopied.
Florence Yoch garden view slides available on copy slides in Charles E. Young Research Library Special Collections. Originals not available for consultation due to fragile condition.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Photographers' Collection (Collection 98). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233583 

History

The collection contains photographs from the 19th and 20th century covering a broad range of subjects from various geographical locations and historical periods.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of original photographs and negatives of various 19th and 20th century photographers including, Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Felix Bonfils, Paul Caponigro, Imogen Cunningham, Ralph Dalton Cornell, Louis Fleckenstein, William Henry Jackson, George Wharton James, Charles Fletcher Lummis, Julia Margaret Cameron, Burton Frasher, Burton Holmes, Eadweard Muybridge, Barbara Brooks Morgan, Eliot Porter, Marilyn Sanders, Napoleon Sarony, I West Taber, James Van der Zee, Carl Van Vechten, Carlton Watkins, Henry Hebard West  , Brett Weston, Edward Weston, and Garry Winogrand. Contains photographs covering a broad range of subjects and includes portraits, landscapes, panoramic views, cityscapes and buildings from various geographic locations and photographs from various historical periods.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by photographer.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Photographers--Archival resources.
Photographs--19th century.
Photographs--20th century.

Genres and Forms of Material

Panoramic photographs.
Landscape photographs.
Portrait photographs.
Cityscape photographs.

Digitized images from the H.H. West Collection

Henry Hebard West was a Los Angeles resident, Southern Pacific Railroad employee, and candid photographer. His photograph album (which is part of the Photographers' collection) contains images of Los Angeles and vicinity, but also includes many photos of travels to Northern California, the Midwest, and New England. Most of the photos are portraits of the West family in Los Angeles, where they lived at 240 S. Griffin Avenue, in a house built by the photographer's father. The photos provide a first-hand look at the architecture, interior decoration, furniture, clothing, hair styles, and transportation of the period. They document the life of the West family over a span of forty years, as they age, marry, raise children, enjoy outings to nearby city parks, beaches, hotels, and missions, and vacation together in Northern California, returning again and again to places like Yosemite, Silver Lake, Gem Lake, June Lake, Convict Lake, and Minnelusa to camp; sled; hike; trout fish; and hunt deer, rabbits, doves, and sage hens.

Related Material

Picture Collection (Collection 99)  . Available at the Library Special Collections, UCLA.