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Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Prints, 1929-1960

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Ansel Adams:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984
Title: Ansel Adams Photography Collection
Dates: 1929-1960, undated (printed later)
Abstract: The collection consists of thirty photographs by Ansel Adams. Eighteen of the photographs are from Adams' Yosemite Special Edition series, and six are from his Portfolios I and II.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-00039
Extent: 2 oversize boxes (3 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of thirty photographs by Ansel Adams. The majority of the photographs are of natural wilderness areas, many of which were taken in national parks. Eighteen of the photographs are from Adams' Yosemite Special Edition series, and six are from his Portfolios I and II. Standardized titles and dates for items from Adams' Yosemite Special Edition series were taken from the Center for Creative Photography’s comprehensive website.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research.

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Index Terms

People
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984
Subjects
National parks & reserves -- California -- Photographs
Wilderness areas -- Pictorial works
Places
Alaska
Death Valley National Park (Calif. and Nev.)
Hawaii
Joshua Tree National Park (Calif.)
Mount Rainier National Park (Wash.)
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument (Ariz.)
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Document Types
Gelatin silver prints

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Related Material

Photograph (958:0079:0002) in Mabel Dodge Luhan Literary File Photography Collection.

Adams, Ansel. Sierra Club Outing 1929. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1929.

------. What Majestic Word: In Memory of Russell Varian. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1963.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1964; internal transfer, 1998; donation, 2015.

Processed by:

Kait Dorsky, 2016

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Item List

Prints, 1929-1960

Location
Box 1 Dead Tree, Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona, 1947.
Gelatin silver print, 24.2 x 18.9 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount).
Forest, Early Morning, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 1949.
Gelatin silver print, 24.1 x 19.1 cm (image); 42.1 x 34.3 cm (mount).
Roots, Foster Gardens, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1948.
Gelatin silver print, 18.6 x 15.2 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount).
Location
Box 2 At Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Monument, California, 1942.
Gelatin silver print, 23.3 x 18.4 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount).
Location
Box 1 Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park, 1948.
Gelatin silver print, 23.6 x 18.5 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount).
Grass in Rain, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, 1948.
Gelatin silver print, 22.7 x 33.4 cm (image); 35.6 x 45.8 cm (mount).
Rose and Driftwood, San Francisco, circa 1932.
Gelatin silver print, 22.8 x 28.7 cm (image); 35.5 x 45.8 cm (mount).
Rocks, Joshua Tree National Monument, California, 1942.
Gelatin silver print, 18.8 x 23.9 cm (image); 32.6 x 39.4 cm (mount).
Boards and Thistles, South San Francisco, 1932.
Gelatin silver print, 23.1 x 16.7 cm (image); 38.7 x 33.1 cm (mount).
Pine Cone and Eucalyptus Leaves, San Francisco, California, 1932.
Gelatin silver print, 25.3 x 32.4 cm (image); 35.7 x 45.9 cm (mount).
William Edward Colby and two unidentified men, 1929.
Gelatin silver print, 15.1 x 20.1 cm (image); 25.1 x 30.3 cm (sheet).
Robert Balzer at the Vow Rock, 1960.
Diffusion transfer print, 10.4 x 8.4 cm.
Location
Box 2 Yosemite Valley, circa 1933.
Gelatin silver print, 19 x 24.7 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Bridalveil Fall, circa 1927.
Gelatin silver print, 24.7 x 19.6 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount).
El Capitan, 1952.
Gelatin silver print, 24.2 x 18.1 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.4 cm (mount).
Yosemite Falls, undated.
Gelatin silver print, 24.1 x 18.4 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, circa 1938.
Gelatin silver print, 19.5 x 24.2 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Mirror Lake, 1935.
Gelatin silver print, 19.4 x 24.3 cm (image); 32.4 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Jeffrey Pine, 1945.
Gelatin silver print, 17.9 x 23 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.3 cm (mount).
Lake Tenaya, circa 1946.
Gelatin silver print, 19.3 x 23.9 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Morning, Merced River Canyon, circa 1950.
Gelatin silver print, 19.1 x 24.4 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Forest Detail, Winter, circa 1949.
Gelatin silver print, 24.7 x 19.5 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Oak Tree, Snow Storm, 1948.
Gelatin silver print, 24.6 x 19.9 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Moon and Half Dome, 1960.
Gelatin silver print, 25 x 19 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Upper Yosemite Falls, Spring, circa 1960.
Gelatin silver print, 24.3 x 18.6 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Ferns, 1948.
Gelatin silver print, 23.9 x 18.4 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.9 cm (mount).
Mt. Lyell and Mt. McClure, circa 1936.
Gelatin silver print, 19.7 x 24.7 cm (image); 32.9 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Young Oaks, Winter, 1950.
Gelatin silver print, 19.3 x 24.7 cm (image); 32.9 x 40.5 cm (mount).
El Capitan, Winter, circa 1952.
Gelatin silver print, 24.3 x 18.9 cm (image); 40.2 x 32.9 cm (mount).
Moonrise from Glacier Point, 1948.
Gelatin silver print, 18.8 x 24 cm (image); 32.9 x 40.4 cm (mount).

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