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O'Keeffe at Abiquiu

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 263

Scope and Contents

Photographs created by Myron Wood that document the homes and activities of artist Georgia O'Keeffe in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1978-1981. Images include interiors and exteriors of the O'Keeffe residence in the village of Abiquiu and her summer home at Ghost Ranch and objects within them. The collection includes portraits of O'Keeffe, her acquaintances, including her gardener Estiben Suazo and his daughter and her maid, Candalaria Suazo, as well as her manager Juan Hamilton.

Dates

  • 1978-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

Most of the photographs in this collection appeared in Myron Wood and Christine Taylor Patten, O'Keeffe at Abiquiu (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995).

Conditions Governing Use

The O'Keeffe at Abiquiu Collection 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Sharon Keim on the Martin Greenblatt Foundation Book Fund in American Literature, 2007.

Arrangement

Photographs in the collection are arranged in the order the images appear in Myron Wood and Christine Taylor Patten, O'Keeffe at Abiquiu (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995), this consists of images in the book and an image from the back of the dust jacket, followed by images that did not appear in the work, which are arranged alphabetically by their title.

Extent

4.02 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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.okeeffeabiquiu

Overview

Photographs created by Myron Wood that document the homes and activities of artist Georgia O'Keeffe in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1978-1981. Images include interiors and exteriors of the O'Keeffe residence in the village of Abiquiu and her summer home at Ghost Ranch and objects within them. The collection includes portraits of O'Keeffe, her acquaintances, including her gardener Estiben Suazo and his daughter and her maid, Candalaria Suazo, as well as her manager Juan Hamilton.

Myron Wood (1921-1999)

Myron Wood was a photographer and Assistant Curator of Photography at The Taylor Museum of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center from 1951 to 1961and the photographer for Colorado College for over thirty-five years.
Title
Guide to the O'Keeffe at Abiquiu.
Author
by Matthew D. Mason
Date
August 2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.