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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 Accession Number 964:0879:0001
Dead Tree, Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona, 1947.
Gelatin silver print, 24.2 x 18.9 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount).
Accession Number 964:0879:0002
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).
Accession Number 964:0879:0003
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 Accession Number 964:0879:0004
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 Accession Number 964:0879:0005
Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park, 1948.
Gelatin silver print, 23.6 x 18.5 cm (image); 42 x 34.3 cm (mount).
Accession Number 964:0879:0006
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).
Accession Number 964:0879:0007
Rose and Driftwood, San Francisco, circa 1932.
Gelatin silver print, 22.8 x 28.7 cm (image); 35.5 x 45.8 cm (mount).
Accession Number 964:0879:0008
Rocks, Joshua Tree National Monument, California, 1942.
Gelatin silver print, 18.8 x 23.9 cm (image); 32.6 x 39.4 cm (mount).
Accession Number 964:0879:0009
Boards and Thistles, South San Francisco, 1932.
Gelatin silver print, 23.1 x 16.7 cm (image); 38.7 x 33.1 cm (mount).
Accession Number 964:0879:0010
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).
Accession Number 980:0166:0001
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).
Accession Number 998:0045:0001
Robert Balzer at the Vow Rock, 1960.
Diffusion transfer print, 10.4 x 8.4 cm.
Location
Box 2 Accession Number 2015:0036:0001
Yosemite Valley, circa 1933.
Gelatin silver print, 19 x 24.7 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0002
Bridalveil Fall, circa 1927.
Gelatin silver print, 24.7 x 19.6 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0003
El Capitan, 1952.
Gelatin silver print, 24.2 x 18.1 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.4 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0004
Yosemite Falls, undated.
Gelatin silver print, 24.1 x 18.4 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0005
Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, circa 1938.
Gelatin silver print, 19.5 x 24.2 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0006
Mirror Lake, 1935.
Gelatin silver print, 19.4 x 24.3 cm (image); 32.4 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0007
Jeffrey Pine, 1945.
Gelatin silver print, 17.9 x 23 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.3 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0008
Lake Tenaya, circa 1946.
Gelatin silver print, 19.3 x 23.9 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0009
Morning, Merced River Canyon, circa 1950.
Gelatin silver print, 19.1 x 24.4 cm (image); 32.8 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0010
Forest Detail, Winter, circa 1949.
Gelatin silver print, 24.7 x 19.5 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0011
Oak Tree, Snow Storm, 1948.
Gelatin silver print, 24.6 x 19.9 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0012
Moon and Half Dome, 1960.
Gelatin silver print, 25 x 19 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0013
Upper Yosemite Falls, Spring, circa 1960.
Gelatin silver print, 24.3 x 18.6 cm (image); 40.5 x 32.8 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0014
Ferns, 1948.
Gelatin silver print, 23.9 x 18.4 cm (image); 40.4 x 32.9 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0015
Mt. Lyell and Mt. McClure, circa 1936.
Gelatin silver print, 19.7 x 24.7 cm (image); 32.9 x 40.4 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0016
Young Oaks, Winter, 1950.
Gelatin silver print, 19.3 x 24.7 cm (image); 32.9 x 40.5 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0017
El Capitan, Winter, circa 1952.
Gelatin silver print, 24.3 x 18.9 cm (image); 40.2 x 32.9 cm (mount).
Accession Number 2015:0036:0018
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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