Photographic material includes prints, proofs, contact sheets, slides, negatives, video image stills, transparencies, and test shots . There are photographs of installations, press prints, artwork, and images for exhibition mock-ups. There are also several folders of "research photos" which were photographs Cowin took of film scenes she used as reference for her own photography and video work. There is also one folder of photographs of Cowin and scattered photographs of people at exhibitions, openings, and other events.
The photographs of Eileen Cowin come first, followed by art photographs, then photographs loosely grouped by project and subject, and finally oversized photographs. The photographs within each grouping are arranged alphabetically. Folder titles in quotation marks indicates that the original folder heading was retained.
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One box of correspondence with Michael Dorris and Louise Erdrich and one box of correspondence with Robert Fichter are ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.
The Eileen Cowin papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Eileen Cowin papers, 1961-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.