The Benson Latin American Collection

Hans Mann Photographs, c.1950s-1960s

Preliminary Inventory



Descriptive Summary

Creator Mann, Hans
Title Hans Mann Photographs
Dates: c.1950s-1960s
Abstract Black-and-white photographs of historical art and architecture from Brazil.
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 2740+ photographs in 68 boxes
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Photographer Hans Mann was born in Ulm, Germany and emigrated to South America in 1930. He is the author of The 12 prophets of O Aleijadinho (1958, 1967), Strolling through Rio (1958), and Buenos Aires, recopilación fotográfica (1946). Mann died in Recife, Brazil, in 1966.


Scope and Contents Note

Approximately 2740 black-and-white photographs document colonial and other historical art and architecture in Brazil. It is believed that the photographs were taken or collected by Hans Mann, though provenance is not clear for all of the included images.

The collection is roughly arranged geographically. This guide and the container inventory list below are very preliminary; more information and a more detailed list is available in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Hans Mann Photographs are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Art, Colonial--Brazil--Photographs
Architecture, Colonial--Brazil--Photographs
Minas Gerais (Brazil)--Description and travel--Photographs
Document Types
Photographs

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection now called the Hans Mann Photograph Collection (formerly the Brazilian Photographic Archive) was transferred to the Benson Collection in 1970 from the College of Fine Arts where it was held as the collection of "Brazilian Art and Architecture." The Hans Mann Collection had previously been transferred to the Art Department from the Humanities Research Center in 1968.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Hans Mann Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

Alagoas

box
1 Alagoas



 

Amapá

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2 Amapá



 

Amazonas

box
2 Amazonas



 

Bahía

box
2-15 Bahía



 

Distrito Federal - Brasilia

box
15 Distrito Federal



 

Guanabará

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16-22 Guanabará [also old boxes numbered 21-24]



 

Minas Gerais

box
25-44 Minas Gerais



 

Paraíba

box
48 Paraíba



 

Paraná

box
48 Paraná



 

Pernambuco

box
45-47, 49-50 Pernambuco



 

Recife

box
50 Recife



 

São Paolo

box
51-56 São Paolo



 

Other

box
16-18 Various [old boxes 16-18]
box
19 Bolivia [old box 19]
box
20 Peru [old box 20]
box
53 São Roque, São Sebastião, São Vicente, Santo Amaro, Santos, Sorocaba, Tatuapé, Taubaté, Voturuna
box
57 Alagoas/Bahía
box
58 Various
box
59 Sculpture by Hugo Rodríguez
box
60-61 "Iphan"