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INVENTORY OF THE WIM SWAAN PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, 1951-1995
96.P.21  
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Description
A comprehensive collection of ca. 48,000 photographic prints, transparencies, and negatives in black and white and color by a self-taught photographer and practicing architect who traveled widely, documenting the art, architecture, and landscape of ancient and disappearing cultures in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Western United States. Also included are some letters with publishers, agents, colleagues, and friends, sales accounts, a manuscript, some research notes, and a copy of his master's thesis.
Background
1927: Born Willem Albertus Swaan September 6 in South Africa.
Extent
60 linear ft. (150 boxes)
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Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.