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Margery Mann files on photography, 1955-1978

Creator:
Mann, Margery, 1919-1977
Subject:
Weston, Brett
Tress, Arthur
Graham, Martha
Bullock, Wynn
Rice, Leland
Walker, Todd
Connor, Linda
Uelsmann, Jerry
Cunningham, Imogen
Heinecken, Robert
Ruscha, Edward
Noggle, Anne
Swedlund, Charles
Welpott, Jack
Dater, Judy
Group f.64
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
8.2 linear ft. (on 14 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Over 600 subject files containing Mann's research on the history of photography; and an extensive interview conducted by Mann with Imogen Cunningham.
REELS 1860-1872: 630 files cover photographers, photo exhibitions, societies, publications, and collections and contain biographical information, correspondence, published and unpublished transcripts by Mann, exhibition catalogs and announcements, price lists, photographs, organization records, clippings and printed material along with Mann's interviews of Wynn Bullock, Imogen Cunningham (partial), and Edward Ruscha. Photographs are by Linda Connor, Imogen Cunningham (includes one of dancer Martha Graham), Judy Dater (of Cunningham), Robert Heinecken, Anne Noggle, Leland Rice, Charles Swedlund, Arthur Tress, Jerry Uelsmann, Todd Walker, Jack Welpott, and Brett Weston.
REEL 5051 (fr. 390-600): Interview (232 p. transcript from 3 sound reels, 3 in.) of Imogen Cunningham conducted by Mann, 1960-1973, in preparation for her book, Imogen Cunningham: Photographs. Cunningham speaks of the sale and exhibition of her prints; being a "darkroom slave"; portrait photography; photographs as documents; the "soft-focus era"; teaching; and the f/64 Group. Cunningham comments on 104 of her photographs, including her portraits of Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather, Martha Graham, Cary Grant, Alfred Stieglitz, Upton Sinclair, Adedee Ozenfant, Frieda Kahlo Rivera, Getrude Stein, Shen Yao, Lyonel Feininger, Morris Graves, Anna Freud, and Minor White. She recalls Diane Arbus, Arthur Fellig, Paul Strand, and others.
Citation:
Margery Mann files on photography, 1955-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 1860-1872 & 5051 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Photographer, photography historian and critic; Davis, Calif.
Provenance:
The Cunningham interview was donated by Mann in 1975; the remainder by Mann's husband, Thomas K. Vasey, 1978.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Portrait photography
Art historians
Photography
Sound recordings
Photographers
Women photographers
Photographs
Art critics
Interviews
Photography, Artistic
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7982
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210151
AAA_collcode_mannmarg
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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