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Ansel Adams Photographs
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Description
485 black and white photographs by Ansel Adams documenting the land, building sites, and early activities of the University of California Santa Cruz campus.
Background
Ansel Adams (Feb. 20, 1902 - Apr. 22, 1984), photographer and environmentalist, was born in San Francisco, California. In 1919 he joined the Sierra Club and spent four summers in Yosemite Valley. He became friends with many of the club's leaders, who were founders of America's nascent conservation movement. He met his wife, Virginia Best, in Yosemite; they were married in 1928. The couple had two children.This photographic project was created in part, to document the building of the University of California Santa Cruz campus, known as the "Campus Site Project", and in part for the Fiat Lux commission.
Extent
12 linear feet(21 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. With the exception of the Fiat Lux photographs, copyright resides with the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust (ansel@adamstrust.com). UCSC Special Collections and Archives requires written permission from the copyright holder to allow reproduction of this material, including photography in the reading room. Permission must be sent to speccoll@library.ucsc.edu in advance.
Availability
Collection open for research.