George H. Seeley papers and photographs
Scope and Contents
A strength of the collection is the glass plate negatives used by Seeley to create his professional photographs. Photographic prints in the collection are predominantly work prints created by Seeley. There are film negatives that document his later life and family, as well as the landscape around Stockbridge and at Cape Cod.
A scrapbook in the collection, 1900-1915, includes correspondence with Alfred Stieglitz and Clarence White, as well as Curtis Bell, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Wendell G. Corthell, Daniel Chester French, Spencer Kellogg, Jr., John Nilsen Laurvik, Philip P. Sharples, and Edward Steichen. There is also loose correspondence with many of the same people, circa 1900-1930, as well as John Burroughs, Adolph de Meyer, Edward R. Dickson, and Augustus Thibaudeau. Writings in the collection include a set of index cards with notes relating to his photography and a notebook with entries about birds, as well as drafts by Laura Seeley about art photography and her brother. Realia in the collection consists of medals and awards for his photography, 1905-1930, as well as a register for an exhibit of Seeley's photographs in New York City, circa 1915-1918.
A small quantity of correspondence in the collection documents communication between his sister, Laura Seeley and Robert M. Doty of the George Eastman House, as well as with staff at the Yale University Library, circa 1960.
- 1900 - 1975
- Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 8-17 (glass negatives): Restricted fragile material. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Boxes 19-21 (glass transparencies): Restricted fragile material. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Boxes 22-23 (film negatives): Restricted fragile material. For further information consult the appropriate curator.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
8.5 Linear Feet (24 boxes)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
George H. Seeley (1880-1955)
Former call number: Uncat Za Ms 350.
- Bell, Curtis
- Burroughs, John, 1837-1921
- Cape Cod (Mass.) -- Pictorial works
- Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966
- Corthell, Wendell G.
- Davis, May Elizabeth Seeley, 1878-
- De Meyer, Adolf, Baron, 1868-1949
- Dickson, Edward R. (Edward Robert), 1880-1922
- Doty, Robert M.
- French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931
- Gelatin dry plate negatives
- Gelatin silver negatives
- Kellogg, Spencer, Jr., 1876-1944
- Laurvik, J. Nilsen (John Nilsen), 1877-
- Photograph albums
- Photographers -- Massachusetts
- Photographic prints
- Photography, Artistic
- Platinum prints
- Seeley, George H., 1880-1955
- Seeley, Laura S., 1888-1979
- Seeley, Lilian R., 1884-
- Sharples, Philip P. (Philip Price)
- Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973
- Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
- Stockbridge (Mass.) -- Pictorial works
- Thibaudeau, Augustus Jackson, 1866-1939
- White, Clarence H., 1871-1925
- Guide to the George H. Seeley Papers and Photographs
- Under Revision
- by Matthew Daniel Mason
- May 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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