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Creator:
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Mann, Margery  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Sheeler, Charles  Search this
Noskowiak, Sonya  Search this
Partridge, Roi  Search this
Schoener, Allon  Search this
Steichen, Edward  Search this
Steinert, Otto  Search this
Strand, Paul  Search this
Struss, Karl  Search this
Toklas, Alice B.  Search this
Van Dyke, Willard  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Bissantz, Edgar  Search this
Andreson, Laura  Search this
Bristol, Horace  Search this
Bourke-White, Margaret  Search this
Butler, John Davidson  Search this
Bullock, Wynn  Search this
Feininger, Lyonel  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon  Search this
Graves, Morris  Search this
Hellman, Lillian  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Kanaga, Consuelo  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Aalto, Alvar  Search this
Newman, Arnold  Search this
Witkin, Lee D.  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
White, Minor  Search this
George Eastman House  Search this
Group f.64  Search this
Henry Art Gallery  Search this
Witkin Gallery  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Photographs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
5.9 Linear feet
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series according to material type: Series 1: Biographical Material, 1907-1981, undated (box 1; 4 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, 1909-1991, undated (boxes 1-4; 3.6 linear feet) Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1944-1976 (box 4; 15 folders) Series 4: Notes, 1959-1968 (box 4; 10 folders) Series 5: Teaching Files, 1964-1971 (box 5; 4 folders) Series 6: Writings, circa 1910-1976 (box 5; 21 folders) Series 7: Interview Transcripts, 1951, undated (box 5; 2 folders) Series 8: Printed Material, 1903-1991 (boxes 5-7; 1.2 linear feet) Series 9: Photographs, 1916-1976 (box 7; 12 folders) Series 10: Oversized Material, 1947-1948, 1967, undated
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
The papers of photographer and teacher Imogen Cunningham, date from 1903 to 1991. The collection measures 5.9 feet of material, including correspondence, business and financial records, writings, printed matter, and photographs, and provides a good overview of Cunningham's life and career.
Citation:
Imogen Cunningham papers, 1903-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 5034-5041 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Use Note:
The Imogen Cunningham 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.
Biography Note:
Born in Portland, Oregon on April 12, 1883, Cunningham's family moved to Seattle in 1889. Inspired by Gertrude Kasebier's work, she purchased her first camera in 1901. After studying chemistry and botany at the University of Washington, she worked for the Edward S. Curtis Studio, Seattle, from 1907 to 1909. Receiving a scholarship, Cunningham studied for a year at the Technische Hochschule, Dresden.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Imogen Cunningham in 1974 and 1976, and by her son, Gryffyd Partridge, in 1991.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9453
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211651
AAA_collcode_cunnimog
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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