Guide to the Rosario Mazzeo Photographs

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Guide to the Rosario Mazzeo Photographs

Collection number: MS 311

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
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Date Completed:
April 2007
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© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rosario Mazzeo photographs
Dates: 1952-2006
Collection number: MS 311
Creator: Mazzeo, Rosario
Collection Size: 6 boxes
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection includes 50 gelatin silver photographs with 40 negatives taken by Mazzeo.
Physical location: Stored offsite: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for 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 and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Rosario Mazzeo photographs. MS 311. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Katie Clare Mazzeo, December 8, 2006.

Biography

Rosario Mazzeo (Born: April 5, 1911, Pawtucket, Rhode Island - Died: July 19, 1997, Monterey, California)
Rosario Mazzeo was an internationally renowned clarinetist, musical educator, and accomplished photographer. In his earlier years he served as faculty at the New England Conservatory, where he was Chair of the Woodwind Department. He was also the Personnel Manager and bass clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra during this time.
As he grew older his life-long love of photography began to occupy more of his creative energy and blossomed into a note-worthy practice. His first solo exhibit was held at the Carl Siembab Gallery in Boston when he was 40 years old. Unknown to Mr. Mazzeo at the time Ansel Adams purchased three prints from this show. Shortly after this exhibition Mr. Mazzeo began correspondence with Edward Weston and began to travel every September to California to study with Mr. Weston and Ansel Adams. When he retired from the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1966 he moved to Carmel, CA with his wife Katie Clare Mazzeo. While living there he became very close with Mr. Adams, Mr. Weston and Mr. Weston's son Brett. During this time he continued to produce and exhibit his photography while also teaching at Stanford, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The combination of his musical career and a personal passion for travel took him to every continent except Antarctica. Most of the 14,000 negatives he made contain imagery derived from his extensive travels and an acute interest in both ornithology and the natural world.
His photographic work has been exhibited nationally at venues such as Princeton University, the Philadelphia Museum, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection includes a small collection of 50 gelatin silver photographs with 40 negatives taken by Rosario Mazzeo.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Mazzeo, Rosario--Archives
Gelatin silver prints


Collection Contents

box 1-5

Photographs 1952-2006

Physical Description: 50 photographs

Scope and Content Note

This series contains fifty gelatin silver photographs taken by Mazzeo from 1952-1997.
There are no negatives for prints #6, 7, 15, 17, 20, 21, 23, 30, 42, 45.
box 1:1

Machu Pichu, Ecuador 1960

box 1:2

Staircase, Ca' D'Oro, Venice, Italy 1986

box 1:3

Stairs, Les Baux, Bouches-du-Rhine, France 1986

box 1:4

Fire escape, Shasta, CA 1984

box 1:5

Staircase to Nowhere, Waipio Valley, HI 1980

box 1:6

Staircase 1972

box 1:7

Cemetery, Aricun, Spain 1972

box 1:8

Chinese Theater, Locke, CA 1977

box 1:9

Title roof, Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico 1985

box 1:10

Trulli House, Apulia, Italy 1970

box 1:11

Oast Houses, Kent, United Kingdom 1984

box 1:12

St. Martin de Canigou, French Pyrenees, France 1980

box 1:13

Church and mountain road, Eastern Pyrenees, Andorra 1982

box 1:14

Katsura Palace, Japan 1960

box 2:15

Porch Detail 1986

box 2:16

Wayside Shrine, Baja, Mexico 1989

box 2:17

Omen of Doom, Baja, Mexico 1971

box 2:18

Somber House, Auvergne, France 1970

box 2:19

Lambeth Fields Colonnade, VA 1985

box 2:20

Mysterious Barricade 1983

box 2:21

Tool 1956

box 2:22

Cricket Cages 1958

box 2:23

Sandstone, Point Lobos, CA 1954

box 2:24

Lumber Pile 1952

box 2:25

Irish Fisherman 1956

box 2:26

Moment of Decision 1956

box 3:27

Landing Stage, Aran Islands, Ireland 1956

box 3:28

Mother and Child, Brazil 1957

box 3:29

Monk, Ecuador 1956

box 3:30

Rachel 1986

box 3:31

Iceland Horseman, Mount Hekla, Iceland 1989

box 3:32

Eskimos, Baffin Island, Canada 1988

box 3:33

Taiwan Gardeners 1987

box 3:34

Egret Ascent, Japan 1960

box 3:35

Egret in flight, [Japan] 1960

box 3:36

Cross-section Trunk 1952

box 3:37

Redwood stump 1989

box 3:38

Knothole 1954

box 4:39

Burnt redwood 1958

box 4:40

Winged Victory, Pebble Beach, Monterey, CA 1954

box 4:41

Forest Path, Pebble Beach, Monterey, CA 1987

box 4:42

Budding Tree, Topsfield, MA 1962

box 4:43

Lycopodia, New England, USA 1957

box 4:44

Succulent 1952

box 4:45

Winter, VT 1957

box 4:46

Wheat Fields, Mexico 1982

box 4:47

"Tired" Landscape 1977

box 4:48

Aerial Landscape 1985

box 4:49

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, CA 1981

box 5:50

Mount Denali, AK 2006

box 6:1-50

Negatives 1952-2006

Physical Description: 40 negatives

Scope and Content Note

This series contains forty negatives taken from 1952-1997.
There are no negatives for #6, 7, 15, 17, 20, 21, 23, 30, 42, 45.
box 6:1

Machu Pichu, Ecuador 1956

box 6:2

Staircase, Ca'D'Oro, Venice - (Neg code #5546) 1957

box 6:3

Stairs, Les Baux - (Neg code #928) 1970

box 6:4

Fire Escape [uncertain] - (Neg code #57-22) 1984

box 6:5

Staircase to Nowhere Waipio Valley, HI - (Neg code #1582) 1980

box 6:6-7

No negatives

box 6:8

Chinese Theater Locke, CA - (Neg code #22.5.71) 1977

box 6:9

Tiled Roof Uruapan, Mexico - (Neg code #4155) 1968

box 6:10

Trulli House Apulia - (Neg code #5495) 1970

box 6:11

Oast Houses, Kent - (Neg code #8125) 1984

box 6:12

St. Martin de Canigou French Pyrenees - (Neg code #1228) 1972

box 6:13

Church and Mountain Road Andorra - (Neg code #1245) 1972

box 6:14

Katsura Palace Japan - (Neg code #1950) 1960

box 6:15

No negative

box 6:16

Wayside Shine Baja, CA - (Neg code #4667) 1968

box 6:17

No negative

box 6:18

Somber House Auvergne, France - (Neg code #45.1131) 1970

box 6:19

Lambeth Fields Colonnade, VA - (Neg code #1323) 1985

box 6:20-21

No negatives

box 6:22

Cricket Cages - (Neg code #45.836) 1958

box 6:23

No negative

box 6:24

Lumber Pile - (Neg code #9) 1952

box 6:25

Irish Fisherman - (Neg code #705) 1956

box 6:26

Moment of Decision - (Neg code #810) 1956

box 6:27

Landing Stage Aran Islands [Ireland] - (Neg code #792) 1956

box 6:28

Mother and Child, Brazil - (Neg code #1255) 1957

box 6:29

Monk, Ecuador - (Neg code #1346) 1956

box 6:30

No negative

box 6:31

Icelandic Horsemen Mount Hekla - (Neg code #297) 1955

box 6:32

Eskimos, Baffin Island, AK - (Neg code #628) 1955

box 6:33

Taiwan Gardeners - (Neg code #1979) 1960

box 6:34

Egret Ascent, Japan - (Neg code #2084) 1960

box 6:35

Egret in Flight, [Japan] - (Neg code #45.941) 1960

box 6:36

Cross section trunk - (Neg code #36) 1952

box 6:37

Redwood Stump - (Neg code #2610) 1975

box 6:38

Knothole - (Neg code #16) 1954

box 6:39

Burnt Redwood - (Neg code #23) 1958

box 6:40

Winged Victory, Pebble Beach - (Neg code #25) 1954

box 6:41

Forest Path, Pebble Beach - (Neg code #45.647) 1953

box 6:42

No negative

box 6:43

Lycopodia, New England - (Neg code #A97) 1957

box 6:44

Succulent [wood rose] - (Neg code #15) 1952

box 6:45

No negative

box 6:46

Wheat Fields, Mexico - (Neg code #1198) 1971

box 6:47

"Tired" Landscape - (Neg code #83) 1977

box 6:48

Aerial Landscape - (Neg code #580) 1985

box 6:49

Zabriske Point [CA] - (Neg code #864) 1981

box 6:50

Mount Danali, AK - (Neg code #8989) 1988

box 6:51-52

Announcements 1980-1999

Physical Description: 2 folders

Scope and Content Note

This small series contains announcements and flyers advertising Mazzeo's music and photographic shows.
box 6:51

Photographic announcements 1980-1999

box 6:52

Music announcements 1980-1999