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Lee Friedlander papers

 Collection
Call Number: WA MSS S-2642

Scope and Contents

The papers of Lee Friedlander include photographs, correspondence, work files, book projects, printed materials, awards, objects, audiovisual materials, and computer disks documenting his career as a photographer, including his work process, exhibitions, publications, business activities, and honors. Photographs include color slide portraits of musicians; black and white slides; exhibition prints of western landscapes; and work prints corresponding to exhibition prints held by the Beinecke Library, Yale University, and the Yale University Art Gallery. The collection also includes personal papers documenting his relationships with family and friends, in particular his wife Maria Friedlander.

Dates

  • circa 1950-2010

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 1-8a (color slides): Restricted until twenty years after Lee Friedlander's death. A detailed list of color slides is in the curator's files.

Boxes 127-129, 137 and 138 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 130 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Lee Friedlander Papers is 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.

Boxes 14-49 (work prints): May not be exhibited or reproduced.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from the Lee and Maria Friedlander Family Foundation on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund and the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2010. Gift of the Lee and Maria Friedlander Family Foundation, 2012. Gift of Lee Friedlander, 2014.

Arrangement

Organized into eight series: I. Photographs, 1950-2009. II. Correspondence, 1958-1990. III. Work Files, 1960-2010. IV. Book Projects, 1976-2006. V. Printed Materials, 1960-2010. VI. Awards and Objects, 1980-2009. VII. Audiovisual Materials, 1983-2007. VIII. Computer Media.

Extent

57.26 Linear Feet ((139 boxes) + 11 broadside folders)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.friedlander

Overview

The papers of Lee Friedlander include photographs, correspondence, work files, book projects, printed materials, awards, objects, audiovisual materials, and computer disks documenting his career as a photographer, including his work process, exhibitions, publications, business activities, and honors. Photographs include color slide portraits of musicians; black and white slides; exhibition prints of western landscapes; and work prints corresponding to exhibition prints held by the Beinecke Library, Yale University, and the Yale University Art Gallery. The collection also includes personal papers documenting his relationships with family and friends, in particular his wife Maria Friedlander.

Lee Friedlander (1934-)

Lee Friedlander, born July 14, 1934, is an American photographer. Friedlander studied photography with Edward Kaminski at the Art Center School, Los Angeles, California. Friedlander has been a freelance photographer since 1955. In 1990, the MacArthur Foundation awarded Friedlander with MacArthur Fellowship. A major retrospective of his work was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2005. He is married to Maria Friedlander.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections [as they are acquired], and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Lee Friedlander Papers
Author
by Michael Rush and Leigh Golden
Date
June 2011
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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