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Call Number: WA Photos Folio 173

Scope and Contents

Photographs created by Marion Belanger, 2006-2012 and printed 2015 that document tectonic shifting of the North American Plate in California and Iceland. Images in the "Rift" component document the rising eastern edge of the North American Continental Plate where it meets the Eurasian Plate along the Mid-Atlantic Rift in Iceland and include views of geothermal energy projects and the built environment. Images in the "Fault" component represents the subsiding western edge of the North American Plate along the San Andreas Fault in California and depict the built environment adjacent to the fault.


  • 2006-2015


Language of Materials

Title page and inscriptions in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Marion Belanger Photographs are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Radius Books on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2016.


Arranged under headings for Rift, Fault, and Ancillary Material.


5.17 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Photographs created by Marion Belanger, 2006-2012 and printed 2015 that document tectonic shifting of the North American Plate in California and Iceland.

Marion Belanger (born 1957)

Marion Belanger, Yale MFA 1990, is a photographer. Her work focuses on the cultural landscape, particularly where geology and the built environment intersect.

Processing Information

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Each folder in the collection contains a single inkjet print.


Guide to the Marion Belanger, Rift/Fault
by Matthew Daniel Mason
December 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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