Margery Mann files on photography

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mannmarg
Creators:
Mann, Margery
Dates:
1955-1978
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
8.2 Linear feet
(on 14 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Over 600 subject files containing Mann's research on the history of photography; and an extensive interview conducted by Mann with Imogen Cunningham.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1860-1872: 630 files cover photographers, photo exhibitions, societies, publications, and collections and contain biographical information, correspondence, published and unpublished transcripts by Mann, exhibition catalogs and announcements, price lists, photographs, organization records, clippings and printed material along with Mann's interviews of Wynn Bullock, Imogen Cunningham (partial), and Edward Ruscha. Photographs are by Linda Connor, Imogen Cunningham (includes one of dancer Martha Graham), Judy Dater (of Cunningham), Robert Heinecken, Anne Noggle, Leland Rice, Charles Swedlund, Arthur Tress, Jerry Uelsmann, Todd Walker, Jack Welpott, and Brett Weston.
Scope and Contents
REEL 5051 (fr. 390-600): Interview (232 p. transcript from 3 sound reels, 3 in.) of Imogen Cunningham conducted by Mann, 1960-1973, in preparation for her book, Imogen Cunningham: Photographs. Cunningham speaks of the sale and exhibition of her prints; being a "darkroom slave"; portrait photography; photographs as documents; the "soft-focus era"; teaching; and the f/64 Group. Cunningham comments on 104 of her photographs, including her portraits of Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather, Martha Graham, Cary Grant, Alfred Stieglitz, Upton Sinclair, Adedee Ozenfant, Frieda Kahlo Rivera, Getrude Stein, Shen Yao, Lyonel Feininger, Morris Graves, Anna Freud, and Minor White. She recalls Diane Arbus, Arthur Fellig, Paul Strand, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Photographer, photography historian and critic; Davis, Calif.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1860-1872 & 5051 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Cunningham interview was donated by Mann in 1975; the remainder by Mann's husband, Thomas K. Vasey, 1978.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
Files of Margery Mann, 1919-1977, are also located at the National Gallery of Australia.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
List of subject files is available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photography, Artistic Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait photography Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photography -- History -- Sources Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women photographers -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graham, Martha Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Connor, Linda, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dater, Judy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heinecken, Robert, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noggle, Anne, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rice, Leland, 1940- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swedlund, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tress, Arthur Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Uelsmann, Jerry, 1934- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, Todd Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Welpott, Jack, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weston, Brett Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bullock, Wynn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruscha, Edward Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Group f.64 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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