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Mann, Margery, 1919-1977  Search this
Mann, Margery, 1919-1977  Search this
Graham, Martha  Search this
Connor, Linda  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Dater, Judy  Search this
Heinecken, Robert  Search this
Noggle, Anne  Search this
Rice, Leland  Search this
Swedlund, Charles  Search this
Tress, Arthur  Search this
Uelsmann, Jerry  Search this
Walker, Todd  Search this
Welpott, Jack  Search this
Weston, Brett  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
8.2 Linear feet, (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.
Over 600 subject files containing Mann's research on the history of photography; and an extensive interview conducted by Mann with Imogen Cunningham.<br /> 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societies, publications, and collections and contain biographical information, correspondence, published and unpublished transcripts by Mann, exhibition catalogs and announcements, price lists, photographs, organization records, clippings and printed material along with Mann's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.<br /> 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.
Margery Mann files on photography, 1955-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 1860-1872 & 5051 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Related Materials:
Files of Margery Mann, 1919-1977, are also located at the National Gallery of Australia.
Biography Note:
Photographer, photography historian and critic; Davis, Calif.
Language Note:
English .
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
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography -- History -- Sources  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art