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Patricia and Richard Shirk Collection of Photographs
MS 118  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Separated Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Patricia and Richard Shirk collection of photographs
    Bulk Dates: 1865-1992
    Collection number: MS 118
    Collector: Shirk, Patricia
    Collector: Shirk, Richard
    Collection Size: 13 flats
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: Black and white photographs of various sizes, mounted and unmounted.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Patricia and Richard Shirk collection of photographs. MS 118. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection includes photographic prints from several prominent photographers noted for their contributions to the history of photography. The photographs range from 1865 to 1992 and were collected by Patricia and Richard Shirk.
    The photographs are from the following artists: Ansel Adams, Eugene Atget, Bill Brandt, Harry M. Callahan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Imogene Cunningham, Frederick H. Evans, Michael Kenna, Andre Kertesz, Aaron Siskind, Frank M. Sutcliffe, Brett Weston, Edward Weston, and Neil Weston.
    Prints are in various sizes and mediums including: albumen, carbon, platinum, and silver gelatin.


    Items in the collection are arranged by size.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Photography, Artistic.

    Separated Material

    Books have been separated from the collection and cataloged separately.