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July 1995 Acquisition

Call Number: WA MSS S-2957, Series I

Scope and Contents

Photographic prints of images created by Plowden and printed by him, as well as color transparencies. The titles listed in the finding aid were created by Mr. Plowden. They are accompanied, wherever possible, by Plowden’s image number, listed in parenthesis. The dates listed in the finding aid represent when Mr. Plowden exposed the image. The date on which Mr. Plowden made the particular print is often, but not always, noted on the individual prints.


  • 1943-2011


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

In English.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Series:

Mr. Plowden designated his prints as “Exhibition,” “Reproducible,” and “Study.” Exhibition prints may be publically exhibited and, with appropriate permission, reproduced. Reproducible prints, with appropriate permission, may be reproduced. Study prints may be examined but never reproduced. Reproducible and Study prints sometimes represent early prints of images that are also represented by Exhibition prints. In other cases, they may be the only print in the collection from a particular negative.

Mr. Plowden, his heirs and assigns retain all commercial rights in his photographs and writings. By agreement with Mr. Plowden, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has the limited right to authorize scholars to reproduce up to ten of Mr. Plowden’s images in a scholarly publication.


Organized under three headings: Exhibition Prints, Reproducible Prints and Study Prints, and Color Transparencies.

Custodial History

Purchased from David Plowden on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 1995.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

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