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Weatherwax (Seema) photographs and papers
MS.154  
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Description
This collection primarily comprises photographs from Weatherwax's personal life and professional career as a photographer. Included are a selection of enlargements printed by Jason Weston under Weatherwax's supervision, and a collection of photographs featuring family members and Weatherwax's professional work, including images taken in Tahiti in the 1930s and throughout the United States. Also included is a small amount of personal and professional correspondence; Weatherwax's 1942 employment application to the U.S. Civil Service Commission; and correspondence and other material related to her husband John (Jack) Weatherwax and a publishing project he undertook with Diego Rivera, including correspondence with Upton Sinclair.
Background
Seema Aissen Weatherwax was an American photographer. She began her photography career in Boston in the 1920s, and continued her work throughout the United States until her death in 2006. Weatherwax associated and collaborated with artists and activists such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Woody Guthrie.
Extent
7 Linear Feet 6 boxes, 3 framed items
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.