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Collection Name:

Ted Spagna Papers and Photography Collection

Creator:

No. of Items:

0

Span Dates:

circa 1943-1989

Description:

Photographic prints, negatives and slides, correspondence, notes, and printed materials comprise the papers and photographic archive of Ted Spagna. The collection is organized into two series: I. Professional and II. Personal.
Materials documenting Spagna’s professional career are organized by discipline into three subseries: Photography, Film, and Academia. Photography is the largest of the three subseriesand contains prints, slides and negatives pertaining to Spagna’s innovations in sleep photography, as well as a small number of portraits. Also found here are business files relating to matters such as the logistical nature of Spagna’s methods, funding, permissions, and biographical materials.
The Film and Academia subseries are both made up of paper materials. The former including notes and screenplays; the latter consists largely of correspondence and course materials.
Series II is comprised of snapshots, the bulk of which are slides and prints, of friends and family.

Access Restrictions:

Part of this collection is housed off-site and may require up to three business days notice for access in the Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required to page the large framed photographs (995:0039:0002-0003) to the Reading Room. Negatives are restricted from use.

Accession No(s):

995:0039:0001-0003

Location(s):

AV (Boxes 22-26, 35-43)
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LSF (Boxes 1-34)
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OV (995:0039:0001)
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Staff permission required (995:0039:0002-0003)
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Additional Access:

Finding Aid or Inventory


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