Finding Aid for the Nancy Jo Fostvedt Tice Bloom Collection of Family Photographs by Will Connell, 1933-1946

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Nancy Jo Fostvedt Tice Bloom Collection of Family Photographs by Will Connell,
Date (inclusive): 1933-1946
Collection number: 2105
Creator: Bloom, Nancy Jo Fostvedt Tice, 1933-
Extent: 1 oversize box
Abstract: Opal Weimer Fostvedt Tice (ca. 1900-1978) was a member of the Los Angeles art community and often a model for photographers in the group. Will Connell (1898-1961) was a self taught photographer (1920s). He opened a studio in downtown Los Angeles, exhibited in Pictorialist exhibits, and was a member of the Camera Pictorialist. In 1931, he started a 30-year teaching career at Art Center College of Design. He also worked for movie studios and magazines, did commercial photography, and was one of the first photojournalists. The collection consists of photographs or portraits of Opal Weimer Fostvedt Tice and her family taken by Will Connell. Subjects include other Fostvedt Family members, Connell Family members, and various friends.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging 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.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jo Tice Bloom, 1981.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nancy Jo Fostvedt Tice Bloom Collection of Family Photographs by Will Connell (Collection 2105). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230391 

Biography

Opal Weimer Fostvedt Tice was born in Portland, Oregon, ca. 1900; married Willaim C. Fostvedt (1926), divorced and married Fred A. Tice (1943); was a member of the Los Angeles art community and often a model for photographers in the group; died ca. 1978.
William C. Fostvedt was born in Olso, Norway, 1902; migrated to U.S., 1907; was a banker; died in Los Angeles, 1964.
Nancy Jo Fostvedt Tice Bloom, daughter of Opal and William, was born in Los Angeles, California, 1933.
Cynthia S. Tice, daughter of Opal and William, was born in Los Angeles, California, 1937.
Will Connell was born in McPherson, Kansas, 1898; became a self taught photographer (1920s) and opened a studio in downtown Los Angeles; exhibited in Pictorialist exhibits and was a member of the Camera Pictorialist; started 30-year teaching career at Art Center College of Design (1931); closed his Los Angeles studio and did jobs for movie studios and magazines as well as commercial photography; one of the first photojournalists, he illustrated articles for Colliers and The Saturday evening post; produced 3 photography books and wrote a monthly column for U.S. Camera entitled, “Counsel by Connell”; died 1961.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photographs or portraits of Opal Weimer Fostvedt Tice and her family taken by Will Connell. Includes photographs of Cynthia Tice taken to illustrate an article about war orphans in the October 10, 1942 issue of The Saturday evening post. Subjects include other Fostvedt Family members, Connell Family members, and various friends.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Connell, Will, 1898-1961.
Fostvedt-Tice family--Archives.
Photographers--California--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.


Container List

Box 1

Cabinet photographs.

Physical Description: (Mounted, 16.5 × 11cm.)
Creator/Collector: by “Connell Swell Photographer 423 So. Rampart Los Angeles”
Box 1

1. Opal Fostvedt. n.d.

Box 1

2. Opan and William Fostvedt. n.d.

Box 1

3. Margaret Hilda. 1906-1936

Box 1

4. William Fostvedt. n.d.

Box 1

5. Will Jr. and Samantha Connell. n.d.

Box 1

6. Portrait of Connell family: Will, Grace, Will Jr., and Samantha. 1946

Scope and Content Note

Verso: “Hapy New Year 1946.” Mount: “Will Connell Swell Photographer 355 No. Berendo Los Angeles.”
Box 1

Unmounted photographs. 1942

Physical Description: (Approximately 25 × 20.5cm.)

Note

Photographs 1-6 were taken in September 1942 for an article in the Saturday Evening Post, October 10, 1942, p.20.
Box 1

1-5. Cynthia Fostvedt. Various poses of the little girl crying.

Box 1

6. Cynthia Fostvedt. Photograph used to illustrate article.

Box 1

7. Nancy Fostvedt. 1937

Physical Description: (24.7 × 19.7cm.)
Box 1

Saturday Evening Post. October 10, 1942

Scope and Content Note

Will Connell's photographs illustrate a story on war orphans.
Box 1

Oversize photograph.

Physical Description: (Mounted, 45.8 × 35.7, unless otherwise noted)
Box 1

1-2. Opal Fostvedt and sleeping baby Nancy. 1933

Physical Description: (2 copies, duplicates)
Box 1

3-4. Nancy on Opal's shoulder. 1933

Physical Description: (2 photographs, different views)
Box 1

5. Opal wearing necklace and holding Nancy. 1933

Box 1

6. Opal holding Nancy in the air. 1933

Box 1

7. William, Nancy, and Opal Fostvedt. 1933

Box 1

8. Nancy, William, and Opal Fostvedt. 1933

Box 1

9. Dr. Carl Fisher and Nancy. 1933

Box 1

10-11. “To Grandma Weimer from Nancy. June 7, 1934.”. 1934

Physical Description: ([Mat trimmed: 42 × 35.7cm., and damaged] 2 copies, duplicate)
Box 1

12. Nancy Fostvedt. 1934

Physical Description: (Outdoor photograph)
Box 1

13-14. Nancy, right profile. 1934

Box 1

15. Nancy. 1934

Box 1

16-17. Nancy smiling. 1934

Physical Description: (2 photographs, different views)
Box 1

18. Nancy crawling on grass. 1934

Box 1

19. Opal, Nancy, William Fostvedt, and dog Buddy. 1934

Box 1

20. Budd Frankenfield and Nancy. 1934

Box 1

21. Mable Williams Frankenfield and Nancy. 1934

Box 1

22. Nancy sitting in front of fireplace. 1934

Box 1

21-24. “Opal”. 1936

Physical Description: (2 copies, duplicates, #24 untitled)
Box 1

25. “Opal Fostvedt”. 1936

Box 1

26. “Cyndy, Opal, Nancy Fostvedt, Feb. 1, 1941”. 1941

Box 1

27. “Cyndy & Nancy Fostvedt, January 1941”. 1941

Box 1

28. “Bill”. Portrait of Will Connell, Jr. 1937