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Guide to the Cedric Wright Papers, 1900-1958
BANC MSS 77/124 c  
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Cedric Wright Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1958
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 77/124 c
    Creator: Wright, Cedric, 1889-1959
    Extent: Number of containers: 9 boxes, 5 oversize folders Linear feet: 3.75
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: The Cedric Wright papers include correspondence, writings and notes, and family papers which provide a glimpse into the life of this artist, his circle, and the development of his work.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research, with the following exception:
    Series 2: Family Correspondence, 1903-1954 is RESTRICTED; sealed until 2025.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Cedric Wright Papers, BANC MSS 77/124 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Cedric Wright Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Ansel Adams, via the Sierra Club on July 20, 1976, with additions in March and April 1977.

    Scope and Content

    The Cedric Wright Papers, 1900-1958, contains correspondence, writings and notes, and family papers which provide a glimpse into the life of this artist, his circle, and the development of his work. Although Wright's correspondence includes letters from many well-known individuals, it will be the small group of writings and notes that are of greatest interest to researchers. These may be the only documentation of the development of Wright's successive careers in music and photography, as well as evidence of his passion for the Sierras.
    Born George Cedric Wright on 13 April 1889 in Alameda, California, Wright was a violinist and teacher until 1934, when he took up the study of photography with Ansel Adams. Although the extended family correspondence has been sealed until 2025 to protect the privacy of Wright's children, the family Papers include legal and financial records, along with clippings and miscellaneous ephemera.