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Fredda C. Carr Photographs
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Fredda C. Carr photographs
    Dates: 1949-1985
    Collection number: MS 12
    Creator: Carr, Fredda C. (Fredda Carlisle)
    Collection Size: 8 boxes
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: The Fredda C. Carr Photographs document the people and local activities of San Lorenzo Valley, California from the 1950's through the 1980's.
    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

    Fredda C. Carr photographs. MS 12. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Fredda Carr.


    Born May 28, 1903 in Lynn, Massachusetts, Fredda ran her own professional studio in San Lorenzo Valley, California for nearly four decades from 1949 to 1985. Fredda was adept at capturing rural California through photojournalism and portraiture and spent her entire adult life connected to the people and activities she recorded with her camera.
    She belonged to the Order of the Amaranth and Eastern Star. She died November 23, 1992 at age 89.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection documents the activities and small town life of San Lorenzo Valley, California. Subjects include: holidays, parades, horse shows, theater productions, business groups and community activities. Formal and informal portraiture of families, homes, properties and animals are also included. Of particular note are the horse shows hosted by Rory Calhoun and Lita Baron. The collection includes black and white prints and negatives. There are a few color enlargements, along with newsclippings and annotated invoices from the studio.


    The collection is arranged by subject.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Carr, Fredda C. (Fredda Carlisle)--Archives
    Photographers--California--Santa Cruz County
    San Lorenzo Valley (Calif.)
    Horse shows