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Ansel Adams Photographs
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Description
485 black and white photographs by Ansel Adams documenting the land, building sites, and early activities of the University of California Santa Cruz campus.
Background
Ansel Adams (Feb. 20, 1902 - Apr. 22, 1984), photographer and environmentalist, was born in San Francisco, California. In 1919 he joined the Sierra Club and spent four summers in Yosemite Valley. He became friends with many of the club's leaders, who were founders of America's nascent conservation movement. He met his wife, Virginia Best, in Yosemite; they were married in 1928. The couple had two children.This photographic project was created in part, to document the building of the University of California Santa Cruz campus, known as the "Campus Site Project", and in part for the Fiat Lux commission.
Extent
12 linear feet(21 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.