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Guide to the Erik M. Lauritzen Photographs, 1958-2012
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material
  • Separated material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Erik M. Lauritzen Photographs
    Dates: 1958-2012
    Collection number: MS 23
    Creator: Lauritzen, Erik M.
    Collection Size: 119 boxes, 1 oversize folder
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection contains negatives, photographs and digital prints by the American photographer Erik M. Lauritzen, as well as posters, exhibit announcements, reviews, correspondence, writings by and about him, artwork and ephemera.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the collection.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    The collection is open research.

    Publication Rights

    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 & Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Erik M. Lauritzen Photographs. MS 23. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Erik M. Lauritzen.

    Biography

    Erik M. Lauritzen was born in Illinois in 1953. After moving to California, he studied art, graduating from San Francisco Art Institute with a B.F.A. in 1977, and from California State University, Northridge, with an M.F.A. in 1980. He exhibited his work consistently from the mid-1970s in galleries throughout California and in Nevada, as well as in many cities across the continent. Besides his works at the University of California, Santa Cruz, there are also works in many collections throughout the United States, including at the Kresge Art Museum in Lansing, Michigan, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Johnson Museum in Ithaca, New York.
    Mr. Lauritzen was a curator for the Red Mountain Gallery at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada, where as a faculty member he founded the photography and digital program, as well as two galleries that he curated for a decade. He also curated exhibits for the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Friends of Photography, and the Nevada Historical Society. He wrote articles, served as a Master Course Instructor for the Maine Photographic Workshops, and as a juror for numerous photographic exhibitions nationally.
    Erik M. Lauritzen died August 9, 2007, in Reno, Nevada.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains negatives and proof prints, gelatin silver prints and later digital prints by Erik M. Laurtizen, documenting his over thirty years as a photographer. Also included are correspondence, artwork, writings by and about Lauritzen, posters, exhibit announcements, reviews, and ephemera related to his professional career.

    Arrangement

    The biographical material and correspondence has been arranged chronologically whenever possible. Teaching and professional related material has been sorted by content. The negatives retain EML's original organization, while the photographs have been sorted primarily by size and format.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lauritzen, Erik M., 1953-
    Photography, Artistic
    Photography--Digital techniques

    Related Material

    MS 123, Erik M. Lauritzen Photograph Collection

    Separated material

    The books from Mr. Lauritzen's collection have been removed and cataloged separately.