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Mann, Margery  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Connor, Linda, 1944-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Dater, Judy  Search this
Heinecken, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Noggle, Anne, 1922-  Search this
Rice, Leland, 1940-  Search this
Swedlund, Charles  Search this
Tress, Arthur  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934-  Search this
Walker, Todd  Search this
Welpott, Jack, 1923-  Search this
Weston, Brett  Search this
8.2 Linear feet ((on 14 microfilm reels))
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Scope and Contents:
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societies, publications, and collections and contain biographical information, correspondence, published and unpublished transcripts by Mann, exhibition catalogs and announcements, price lists, photographs, organization records, clippings and printed material along with Mann's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.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, photography historian and critic; Davis, Calif.
Related Materials:
Files of Margery Mann, 1919-1977, are also located at the National Gallery of Australia.
The Cunningham interview was donated by Mann in 1975; the remainder by Mann's husband, Thomas K. Vasey, 1978.
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.
Photographers -- United States  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography -- History -- Sources  Search this
Women photographers -- Interviews  Search this
Sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art