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Mary Frampton was an award winning photographer who worked for the Los Angeles Times for over thirty years, starting in 1956 as one of the first female staff photographers. Later in life, Frampton became deeply involved with environmental activism in her hometown of Malibu, California, founding the Save Our Coast organization to campaign for environmental causes. This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials documenting Mary Frampton's personal life, her professional career as a photographer, and her work with Save Our Coast.
Mary Frampton was born Mary Nogueras in New York City on September 17, 1930. Her mother, Edith Hethcock Nogueras, was an award-winning sculptor who studied with Gutzon Borglum and designed baby dolls for Horsman Doll Company. Her father, Eugenio Nogueras, was a journalist of Puerto Rican origin. Shortly after Mary's birth, the family moved to San Bernardino, California, where her father became editor of El Sol de San Bernardino, a Spanish-language newspaper.
5.2 Linear Feet (7 Hollinger Boxes, 2 large flat boxes)
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