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Paul Strand Photographs of the American Southwest and Mexico

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 882

Scope and Contents

Fifteen framed photographic prints of subjects primarily in the American Southwest and Mexico. Also present are two portraits of artist Rebecca Salsbury James.

Dates

  • 1927-1932

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Paul Strand Photographs of the American Southwest and Mexico 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

Gift of Rebecca Salsbury James, 1964.

Extent

15 Photographs (photographic prints)

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.strand

Overview

Fifteen framed photographic prints of subjects primarily in the American Southwest and Mexico. Also present are two portraits of artist Rebecca Salsbury James.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Strand (1891-1968), American photographer and filmmaker, married to the artist Rebecca Salsbury James from 1922 until 1933.

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, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing in 2014, 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. The listing of photographs was created in the 1980s by graduate students who conducted a survey of collections under the direction of the curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature.

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 Paul Strand Photographs of the American Southwest and Mexico
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2009
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:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

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.