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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Annie Wells Photographs
    Creator: Wells, Annie
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.200
    Physical Description: 12 Linear Feet 7 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1988-1997
    Physical Description: The majority of the photographs are color, 11x14 inches, dry-mounted and matted, with an overall size of 16x20 inches. Some photogrpahs are 16x20 inches dry-mounted and matted, with an overall size of 20x30 inches. Includes some black and white photographs.
    Language of Material: English

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.

    Preferred Citation

    Annie Wells Photographs MS 200. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired from Annie Wells.

    Biographical / Historical

    Annie Wells is photographer known for her photojournalism work at the Los Angeles Times, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, and the San Francisco bureau Associated Press. Wells won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography for her photograph of fire fighter Don Lopez rescuing 15-year-old Marglyn Paseka from the flooded Matanzas Creek in Sonoma County, California. Wells received a B.A. from University of California Santa Cruz in science writing, and studied photojournalism at San Francisco State University. Her work is part of the permanent collection in the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of photographs from Annie Well's professional career in photojournalism.


    This collection is arranged into six series:
    Series 1: Children Harvesting Grapes
    Series 2: Nutcracker Dreams
    Series 3: Quinceañera Celebration
    Series 4: Alliance Medical Clinic
    Series 5: A Death without Fear
    Series 6: Features and News

    Processing Information

    Description of photographs and series provided by Annie Wells.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles times Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)