The collection contains approximately 15,000 negatives and prints along with individual periodicals, personal notes, technical
photographic books, manuscripts, and photographic equipment, made or used by Will Connell. Connell photographed virtually
every industry in California at the time. He also completed a number of literary projects and artistic endeavors.
Will Connell began his professional career in the late 1920s in California. Publications employing Connell include: Allyear
Club, Touring Topics (later Westways), Better Homes & Gardens, Colliers, Weekly Cosmopolitan, Country Gentlemen, Life, Successful
Farming, Sunset, Time, U.S. Camera, Woman's Day, Woman's Home Companion, and Vogue.