Finding Aid for the Edward Weston Photographs, 1918-1946

Processed by Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2002; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
A portion of the processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia  funds.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Weston Photographs
Date (inclusive): 1918-1946
Collection number: 613
Creator: Weston, Edward Henry
Extent: 2 document boxes (.75 linear feet) 5 oversize boxes
Abstract: Collection consists of 256 original Edward Weston photographs, taken between 1918 and 1945, and ten pieces of correspondence. 195 of the prints are a series of 8×10 landscape photographs of California that Weston created for Westways magazine. The remaining images are a variety of matted prints, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and portraits. Correspondence is from Weston to Illiana Rosey and Rosario Mazzeo.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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

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.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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

  • Westways prints, gift of the Automobile Club of Southern California, 1959.
  • Fifty prints purchased from Brett Weston, 1981.
  • Portraits of Mina Cooper, gift of Herbert Arthur Klein, 1982.
  • Correspondence purchased from Jeff Weber Rare Books, 1988.

Processing Note

Processed by Kelley Wolfe Bachli, 2002.
A portion of the processing of this collection was generously supported by Arcadia   funds.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward Weston Photographs (Collection Number 613). Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Edward Weston, (American, 1886-1958), was born in Highland Park, Illinois and from an early age was involved with photography. He studied at the Illinois College of Photography in 1908, afterwards moving to Los Angeles to work for a commercial portrait studio and eventually starting his own. Weston exhibited his works in many salons and exhibitions, making his works known in the photographic community. In 1929 Weston moved to Carmel, California, where he would spend the rest of his life. Here he was fascinated by his surroundings, producing many works in the Point Lobos coastal region. Weston stopped creating photographs in 1948, suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 256 original Weston gelatin silver prints taken between 1918 and 1945 and ten pieces of correspondence from Weston. 195 of the prints are a series of 8×10 landscape photographs of California that Weston created for Westways magazine. The remaining images are a variety of matted prints, the majority taken around Death Valley, Lake Tahoe, and Point Lobos. In addition, there are five nudes, including one of Tina Modotti, eight still-lives of vegetables and found objects, and portraits of Mina Cooper, William Wilcox Robinson, Madeleine Ruthven, John Cowper Powys, Dillard King, and Diego and Frieda Rivera. Correspondence is to Illiana Rosey and Rosario Mazzeo.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Westways Magazine
  2. Landscapes
  3. Still Lifes
  4. Portraits
  5. Correspondence.
Series 1, Westways Magazine, is organized by article themes. Series 2 through 5 are arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Edward Weston---archives.
Westways Magazine.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographs.


 

1. Westways

Scope and Content Note

Series of 8x10 landscape photographs of California that Weston created for Westways magazine. "Seeing California with Edward Weston" was a regular feature in the magazine from 1937 to 1939, each issue typically featuring a double page spread of Weston photographs. Verso of photographs are marked by the editors of Westways magazine, indicating publishing dimensions, cropping, etc.
Box 1, Folder 1

Mountain Solitudes Published June 1939

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 1, Folder 1

Item No. 1 "White Beacon," [Mt. Shasta] 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 1

Item No. 2 [Potato cellar, Meyers, California] [unpublished] 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 3 [Cliff, Yosemite] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 4 "Mountain Ranch," Meyer's Ranch, Yosemite 1938

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 5 "Scars of Honest Toil," Meyer's Ranch, Yosemite 1938

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 6 "Sierra Meadow," [Big Oak Flat Road, Hardin's Flat, Yosemite]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 7 "Towers of the Sky," [Clyde Minaret and glacier, Yosemite]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 1

Item No. 8 [Granite Ridge above Lake Elzida] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 1

Item No. 9

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 1

Item No. 10 [Foothill oaks] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 1

Item No. 11 [Unidentified (detail of rock or tree bark?)] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 2

Northeastern California Published May 1938

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 2

Item No. 1 [Glass Mountain]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 2

Item No. 2 [Remnants of volcanic blast, near Mt. Lassen]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 3

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 4 [North-east slope, Mt. Lassen

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 5 [Modoc lava beds]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 6

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 7 [Small cave in rocky terrain] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 8 [Animal skull and wood fragment] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 9

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 3

Northeastern California [Napa County] Published May 1939

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 1, Folder 3

Item No. 1 Northeastern California [Napa County]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 2

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 3 Northeastern California [Colusa County]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 3

Item No. 4 Northeastern California [Almond orchard near Clear Lake]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Death Valley Published December 1938

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 1 [Canyon wall] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 2 [Ruined building, Rhyolite, Nevada]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 3

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 4 [Red Rock Canyon wall] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 5 [Road across Furnace Creek Wash]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 6

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 7 [Hills behind 20 Mile Canyon]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 8 [Decaying structure] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 9

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 10 [Amphitheatre of the gods]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 11 [Desert basin floor] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 12

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 13 [Mud wall with knoll] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 14 [Salt flats on valley floor]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 15

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 16 [Charcoal kilns, Panamints] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 17 Death Valley (?) [snow covered mountains in background] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 18

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 4

Item No. 19 [Sunset over Panamints, Death Valley] 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.5
Box 1, Folder 5

Salton Sink and Borrego Valley Published November 1938

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 1, Folder 5

Item No. 1 [Concretion, Salton Sea] [unpublished] 1938

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 5

Item No. 2 [Salton Sea]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 5

Item No. 3 [Badlands, edge of Borrego Valley]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 5

Item No. 4

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 5

Item No. 5 [Palm frond fans, Borrego Valley]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 5

Item No. 6 [Base of palm trees, Borrego(?)] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 5

Item No. 7

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Yosemite Valley Under Snow Published January 1939

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 1 [Government Center under snow]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 2

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 3 [Snow covered branches] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 4 [Five snow covered trees] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 5

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 6 [Mountain peak with clouds]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 7 [Snow covered mountain] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 8

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 9 [Snow covered trees across River Styx]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 10 [Recently ploughed road]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 6

Item No. 11

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Red Rock Canyon Published March 1938

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 1 [Rock ledge and cliffs, Red Rock Canyon]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 2

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 3 [Joshua tree]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 4 [Red ledge and cliffs, Red Rock Canyon]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 5

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 6 Red Rock Canyon [base of wall with ruble] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 7 Red Rock Canyon [detail, base of wall] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 8

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 9 Red Rock Canyon [detail, base of wall in shape of pillars] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 10 [Deeply eroded ridge, Red Rock Canyon]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 11

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 7

Item No. 12 [view, eroded canyon wall]]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 8

Monterey Bay and Vicinity Published July 1939

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 1 "Old Adobe," Carmel Valley [unpublished] 1934

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 2 [Ocean inlet with fishing boat and skiffs] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 3 "Big Sur Ranch"

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 4

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 5 [Cormorants on rock formation]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 6 [Salinas Valley ranch]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 7

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 8

Item No. 8 [Ranch, crop in field] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 9

San Diego to Monterey Published August 1937

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 1 [Detail, rocks and surf]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 2 [View, coast and surf]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 3 [Seagull perched on rock]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 4

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 5 "Eroded Rock," Point Lobos [unpublished] 1929

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 6 [Ranch, Japatul Valley]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 7

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 8 [Haystacks]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 9

Item No. 9 [Aliso creek, south of Laguna Beach]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 10

Lake Tahoe and Vicinity Published October 1938

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 1, Folder 10

Item No. 1 [View of roadside with bridge and car] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 10

Item No. 2 [Rubicon Point, Lake Tahoe]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 10

Item No. 3

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 10

Item No. 4 [Clouds over lake] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 10

Item No. 5 [Section of fallen tree] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 10

Item No. 6

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 10

Item No. 7 [Donner Lake, crane in foreground]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 10

Item No. 8 [California Buckeye, near Lake Tahoe]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Owens Valley Published August 1938

Physical Description: 12 items.
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 1 [Eroded rock, Alabama Hills]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 2 [Steel tower and trees]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 3

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 4 Rock erosion, Point Lobos, 1930 [unpublished] 1930

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 5 [Bare trees] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 6

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 7 [Mountains]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 8 [Large rocks with mountains in background]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 9

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 10 Owens Valley [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 11 [Abandoned Soda Works, Owens Lake]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 11

Item No. 12 1934

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 12

Mojave Desert Published December 1937

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 1, Folder 12

Item No. 1 [Amboy crater]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 12

Item No. 2

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 12

Item No. 3 [Eroded rock]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 12

Item No. 4 [Joshua tree stalks]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 5

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
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Item No. 6 [Surgeons tree]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 12

Item No. 7 [Eroded rock with vertical cliff]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 12

Item No. 8

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 1, Folder 12

Item No. 9 [Rattlesnake Valley, Mojave Desert] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 1

Tomales Bay and The Bodega Coast Published March 1939

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 2, Folder 1

Item No. 1 [Western shore, Tomales Bay]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 1

Item No. 2 [Mud flats, Tomales Bay]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 1

Item No. 3 [Indian's Bay]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 1

Item No. 4

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 1

Item No. 5 [Warning Sign, Duncan's Point] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 1

Item No. 6 [Cove at Duncan's Point] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 1

Item No. 7

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Lake Tenaya Published July 1938

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 1 [Ruined shack at Gin Flat]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 2

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 3 Roots in water, Lake Tenaya [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 4 [View from base, rock cliff] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 5

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 6 [Skeletal trees] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 7 [Detail, base of tree] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 8

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 9 [Mountain grade with rubble and trees]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 2

Item No. 10 [Eroded tree fragment and rock]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

High Sierra Published September 1937

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 1 [Large cloud above the Minarets]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 2 [Detail, pine trees]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 3

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 4 [Clouds above Minarets]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 5 [Devil's Postpile]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 6

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 7 [Deserted cabin]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 8 [Ice on Iceberg Lake]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 9

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 3

Item No. 10 [Minarets with clouds] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 4

Desert Vistas Published February 1939

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 2, Folder 4

Item No. 1 Red Rock Canyon

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 4

Item No. 2 Rainbow over Borrego

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 4

Item No. 3 Cloud over Panamints

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 4

Item No. 4

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 4

Item No. 5 Rattlesnake Valley, Mojave Desert]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Carrizo Creek and the Southern Colorado Desert Published October 1937

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 1 [Disc shaped calcite]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 2 [Eroded sandstone]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 3 [Four Agave stalks]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 4

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 5 [Eroded sandstone] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 6 [Agave stalks, Colorado Desert] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 7

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 8 [Flowering Taper]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 9 [Eroded calcite, Colorado Desert]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 5

Item No. 10

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 6

Point Lobos and Oceano Published September 1938

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 2, Folder 6

Item No. 1 Dunes, Oceano

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 6

Item No. 2

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 6

Item No. 3 Dunes, Oceano, wind erosion [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 6

Item No. 4 Kelp

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 6

Item No. 5

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 6

Item No. 6 Wind erosion, Dunes at Oceano [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 6

Item No. 7 Uprooted cypress, Point Lobos

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 6

Item No. 8

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 6

Item No. 9 Cloud [unpublished] 1936

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Redwood Highway Published February 1938

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 1 [Burned trees, overlooking ocean] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 2 [Grassy hillside with oaks]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 3 [Fenced grassy hillside] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 4

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 5 [Driftwood and barn, Crescent city]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 6 [Ferns growing in uprooted tree]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 7

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 8 [Ferns and redwoods] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 8x7"
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 9 [Section of fallen redwood and ferns] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 10

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 7

Item No. 11 [View, rolling hills] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Northern California Coast Published January 1938

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 1 [Child's grave]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 2 [Alder Creek]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 3 [San Francisco piers] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 4

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 5 [Mud flats] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 6 [Foam on beach, Duncan's Point]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 7

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 8 [Rock in surf] [unpublished]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 9 [Coast, south of Fort Brag]

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 8

Item No. 10

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
 

2. Landscapes

Scope and Content Note

Landscapes are organized chronologically. Majority of prints were taken around Death Valley, Lake Tahoe, and Point Lobos.
Box 2, Folder 9

Item No. 1 Cement worker's glove 1936

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 3

Item No. 1 Palma Cuernavaca 1924

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24x19
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 42.8x35.5
Box 3

Item No. 2 1926

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 18.9x23.7
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 3

Item No. 3 1929

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24.4x19.1
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 43x36.2
Box 3

Item No. 4 [Cypress, Point Lobos] 1930

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 3

Item No. 5 1930

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24x19.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 43x35.5
Box 3

Item No. 6 Eroded rock, Point Lobos 1930

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19x23.9
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.9x38
Box 3

Item No. 7 1930

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x23.8
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39.4
Box 3

Item No. 8 Kelp washed ashore 1930

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19x24
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39.5
Box 3

Item No. 9 Monterey Cypress [Pebble Beach] 1932

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24x19.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.5x45
Box 3

Item No. 10 1932

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x42
Box 3

Item No. 11 [Dead willows, Mono Lake] 1932

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24.2x19.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 43x36.2
Box 3

Item No. 12 1934

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.4
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39
Box 3

Item No. 13 Rock, Point Lobos 1935

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24.2x19.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 43.2x35.4
Box 3

Item No. 14 1935

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19x24
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39.5
Box 3

Item No. 15 Clouds [Oceano] 1936

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.5x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39
Box 4

Item No. 1 [Dunes, Oceano] 1936

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x42

Note

Inscribed by Weston on back "To Charis, Dunes/Nudes/Sky/Sea, Yr. Edward."
Box 4

Item No. 2 1936

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.5x24.5
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39
Box 4

Item No. 3 Cement worker's glove 1936

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39
Box 4

Item No. 4 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39.4
Box 4

Item No. 5 Potato celler, Tahoe 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.1x23.9
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x42
Box 4

Item No. 6 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.4
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39.5
Box 4

Item No. 7 [Hills and Poles, Solano Co. (with road), California] 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 4

Item No. 8 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 4

Item No. 9 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 4

Item No. 10 Lake Van Norden 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.8x39.5
Box 4

Item No. 11 [Aspen Valley, New Mexico] 1937

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24.1x19.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 36.2x43
Box 4

Item No. 12 Impounded water, Coolidge Dam, Ariz. 1938

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 5

Item No. 1 1938

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.5x24.1
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 5

Item No. 2 Convent from Point Lobos 1938

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 5

Item No. 3 Sand dunes, Death valley 1938

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 5

Item No. 4 Panamints, Death Valley 1938

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.1x23.9
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 34.9x38.8
Box 5

Item No. 5 [Clouds,] Death Valley 1939

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 5

Item No. 6 Death Valley [Clouds] 1939

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.1
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.6x39.5
Box 5

Item No. 7 San Francisco Bay from Sausalito 1939

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.4x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.5x45.5
Box 5

Item No. 8 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, ghost set [Los Angeles] 1939

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 37.7x41.9
Box 5

Item No. 9 [Pond, Meyer's Ranch, Yosemite] 1940

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x42
Box 5

Item No. 10 [Mr. W. P. Fry, Burnet, Texas] 1941

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x42
Box 5

Item No. 11 1941

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.4
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 36.2x43
Box 5

Item No. 12 Point Lobos 1942

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.1x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.5x45.5
Box 5

Item No. 13 [Point Lobos, cliff and stonecrop] 1944

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.5
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.8x39.5
Box 5

Item No. 14 Tide pool, Point Lobos 1945

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.5x45.5
Box 6

Item No. 1 [Yaqui Indian Church, Arizona] 1946

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.4x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 6

Item No. 2 [Cypress, Point Lobos] 1950?

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19x24.1
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.2x41.5
 

3. Still Lifes

Scope and Content Note

Still lifes of vegetables and found objects are arranged chronologically.
Box 6

Item No. 3 Pepper 1929

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.323.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x38
Box 6

Item No. 4 1929

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 16.7x23.7
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39.5
Box 6

Item No. 5 Squash 1932

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.5
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39
Box 6

Item No. 6 [White radish] 1933

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24x19
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 41.5x34.5
Box 6

Item No. 7 1944

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.2x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35.7x39.5
 

4. Portraits

Scope and Content Note

Includes portraits and nudes, arranged chronologically.
Box 2, Folder 10

Item No. 1 1932

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24x19
Box 2, Folder 10

Item No. 2 [Paul Jordan Smith] 1919

Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 26x20

Note

Original matting only, lacking photograph
Box 2, Folder 10

Item No. 4 Perry Newberry

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 20x25
Box 2, Folder 10

Item No. 5 Robinson Jeffers 1929

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 23x20
Box 7

Item No. 1 [Bertha, Glendale] 1927

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 16x21.5

Note

Mounted in green folder. Inscribed by Weston to Paul Jordan Smith, "To Paul "warm" greetings from - Edward, 1930."
Box 7

Item No. 2 John Cowper Powys 1918

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19.3x24.3
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 44x34.6
Box 7

Item No. 3 [Tina Modotti nude on the azotea] 1923

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 17.5x23.9
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 35x41
Box 7

Item No. 4 [Bertha Wardell, Glendale] 1927

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 17.4x23.7
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x42
Box 7

Item No. 5 1929

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 23.6x18.5
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 43x34

Note

Ex libris W.W. Robinson
Box 7

Item No. 6 [Portrait of Mina Cooper, close-up] 1929

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 21x16
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 29x23

Note

Gift of Herbert Arthur Klein
Box 7

Item No. 7 [Portrait of Mina Cooper, hands on hips] 1929

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19x25
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 26x30

Note

Gift of Herbert Arthur Klein
Box 7

Item No. 8 [Portrait of Mina Cooper, arms crossed] 1929

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 25x18
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 32x24

Note

Gift of Herbert Arthur Klein
Box 7

Item No. 9 Diego and Frieda Rivera 1930

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 24.6x16.8
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 45.5x35.4
Box 7

Item No. 10 [Portrait of Madeleine Ruthven], Carmel 1933

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 23.1x20
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 43x32.7
Box 7

Item No. 11 1935

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19x24.5
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x39
Box 7

Item No. 12 [Charis sunbathing beside the bread oven. Nude, New Mexico] 1938

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 19x24.2
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 38x41.5
Box 7

Item No. 13 [Dillard King, Monteagle, Tennessee] 1940

Physical Description: Plate dimensions: 23.8x19
Physical Description: Mat dimensions: 43x36.2
 

5. Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Letters to Illiana Rosey and Rosario Mazzeo from Weston. Purchased from Jeff Weber Rare Books in 1988.
Box 2, Folder 11

Two letters to Illiana Rosey from Edward Weston undated

Box 2, Folder 12

Eight letters to Rosario Mazzeo from Edward Weston 1953 November - 1955 October