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Collection Number:

PH-00039

Collection Name:

Ansel Adams Photography Collection

Creator:

Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984

Life Dates:

1902-02-20-1984-04-22

Associated Groups:

teacher of Coke, Van Deren, 1921-2004

Nationality:

American

No. of Items:

30

Span Dates:

1929-1960, printed later

Description:

The collection consists of thirty photographs by Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984). Eighteen of the photographs are from Adams' Yosemite Special Edition series, and six are from his Portfolios I and II. Standardized titles and dates for all items were taken from the Center for Creative Photography’s comprehensive website. Print information follows.

964:0879:0001 -- Dead Tree, Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona, 1947. Portfolio II. Gelatin silver print, 24.2 x 18.9 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount);
964:0879:0002 -- Forest, Early Morning, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 1949. Portfolio II. Gelatin silver print, 24.1 x 19.1 cm (image); 42.1 x 34.3 cm (mount);
964:0879:0003 -- Roots, Foster Gardens, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1948. Portfolio II. Gelatin silver print, 18.6 x 15.2 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount);
964:0879:0004 -- At Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Monument, California, 1942. Portfolio II. Gelatin silver print, 23.3 x 18.4 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount);
964:0879:0005 -- Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park, 1948. Portfolio I. Gelatin silver print, 23.6 x 18.5 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount);
964:0879:0006 -- Grass in Rain, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, 1948. Gelatin silver print, 22.7 x 33.4 cm (image); 35.6 x 45.8 cm (mount);
964:0879:0007 -- Rose and Driftwood, San Francisco, circa 1932. Gelatin silver print, 22.8 x 28.7 cm (image); 35.5 x 45.8 cm (mount);
964:0879:0008 -- Rocks, Joshua Tree National Monument, California, 1942. Portfolio II. Gelatin silver print, 18.8 x 23.9 cm (image); 32.6 x 39.4 cm (mount);
964:0879:0009 -- Boards and Thistles, South San Francisco, 1932. Gelatin silver print, 23.1 x 16.7 cm (image); 38.7 x 33.1 cm (mount);
964:0879:0010 -- Pine Cone and Eucalyptus Leaves, San Francisco, California, 1932. Gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 32.4 cm (image); 35.7 x 45.9 cm (mount);
980:0166:0001 -- William Edward Colby and two unidentified men, 1929. Gelatin silver print, 15.1 x 20.1 cm (image); 25.1 x 30.3 cm (sheet);
998:0045:0001 -- Robert Balzer at the Vow Rock, 1960. Diffusion transfer print, 10.4 x 8.4 cm;
2015:0036:0001 -- Yosemite Valley, circa 1933. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 19 x 24.7 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0002 -- Bridalveil Fall, circa 1927. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 24.7 x 19.6 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0003 -- El Capitan, 1952. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 24.2 x 18.1 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.4 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0004 -- Yosemite Falls, undated. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 24.1 x 18.4 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0005 -- Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, circa 1938. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 19.5 x 24.2 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0006 -- Mirror Lake, 1935. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 19.4 x 24.3 cm (image); 32.4 x 40.4 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0007 -- Jeffrey Pine, 1945. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 17.9 x 23 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.3 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0008 -- Lake Tenaya, circa 1946. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 19.3 x 23.9 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0009 -- Morning, Merced River Canyon, circa 1950. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 19.1 x 24.4 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0010 -- Forest Detail, Winter, circa 1949. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 24.7 x 19.5 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.8 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0011 -- Oak Tree, Snow Storm, 1948. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 24.6 x 19.9 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.8 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0012 -- Moon and Half Dome, 1960. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 25 x 19 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0013 -- Upper Yosemite Falls, Spring, circa 1960. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 24.3 x 18.6 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0014 -- Ferns, 1948. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 23.9 x 18.4 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.9 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0015 -- Mt. Lyell and Mt. McClure, circa 1936. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 19.7 x 24.7 cm (image); 32.9 x 40.4 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0016 -- Young Oaks, Winter, 1950. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 19.3 x 24.7 cm (image); 32.9 x 40.5 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0017 -- El Capitan, Winter, circa 1952. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 24.3 x 18.9 cm (image); 40.2 x 32.9 cm (mount);
2015:0036:0018 -- Moonrise from Glacier Point, 1948. Yosemite Special Edition. Gelatin silver print, 18.8 x 24 cm (image); 32.9 x 40.4 cm (mount).

Access Restrictions:

Special permission from the Curator of Photography, plus advance notice, is required to access 2015:0036:0001-0018 until they are fully housed. To make an appointment, please contact Reading and Viewing Room staff.

Accession No(s):

964:0879:0001-0010; 980:0166:0001; 998:0045:0001; 2015:0036:0001-0018

Acquisition Information:

2015:0036:0001-0018 -- Gift of Steve and Joyce Hunt, 2015 (15-12-028-G).
998:0045:0001 -- Internal transfer from the Gloria Swanson Papers (FI-00041), 1998.
980:0166:0001 -- Gift, 1980.
964:0879:0001-0010 -- Purchased from Helmut and Alison Gernsheim, 1963.

Finding Aid URL:

http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/fasearch/findingAid.cfm?eadid=00695

Location(s):

Special permission required (2015:0036:0001-0018)
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Adams, A., Box (964:0879:0001-0010; 980:0166:0001; 998:0045:0001)
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Additional Access:

GEH Database

See Also:

What Majestic Word: In memory of Russell Varian (975:0031:0001-0015) f TR 650 A2 HRC-P Box 1-2

Literary File -- see Luhan, Mabel Dodge (958:0079:0002)

Sierra Club Outing 1929 (980:0143:0001-0025) f F 786 A334 HRC-P


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