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Julia Driver collection of women in photography.

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 690

Scope and Contents

This collection consists chiefly of 1559 photographs collected by Julie Driver that represent work by over 550 commercial women photographers, 1845-1940. The collection also includes thirty examples of cased photographs, which consist of ambrotypes and daguerreotypes, 1845-1862. The collection is rich in card photographs, especially cartes-de-visite and cabinet photographs created during the second half of the nineteenth century, as well as some other photographic print formats, items of ephemera and printed material. Nearly two-thirds of the women represented in the collection worked in the United States of America. Of the American photographers, nearly a quarter worked in Illinois or New York. Significant numbers worked in Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio. Women photographers from England and Sweden are also well-represented in the collection. Other represented nations and localities include Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Tahiti, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malta, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, and Wales.

Dates

  • 1845 - 1940
  • Majority of material found within 1855 - 1900

Creator

Language of Materials

Benchmarks and captions in English, Swedish, Finnish, German, and French.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Julia Driver Collection of Women in Photography 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 Julia Driver, 2010-2011.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: Series I. Cased Photographs, 1845-1962. Series II. Card Photographs and Other Photographic Materials, 1845-1940.

Extent

7.63 Linear Feet (16 boxes)

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.driver

Overview

This collection consists chiefly of 1559 photographs collected by Julie Driver that represent work by over 550 commercial women photographers, 1845-1940. The collection also includes thirty examples of cased photographs, which consist of ambrotypes and daguerreotypes, 1845-1862. The collection is rich in card photographs, especially cartes-de-visite and cabinet photographs created during the second half of the nineteenth century, as well as some other photographic print formats, items of ephemera and printed material. Nearly two-thirds of the women represented in the collection worked in the United States of America. Of the American photographers, nearly a quarter worked in Illinois or New York. Significant numbers worked in Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio. Women photographers from England and Sweden are also well-represented in the collection. Other represented nations and localities include Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Tahiti, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malta, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, and Wales.

Julia Driver (born 1961)

Julia Driver is a collector of photography. She is also a philosopher with research interests in normative ethical theory and moral psychology. Her works include Uneasy Virtue (2001) and Ethics: The Fundamentals (2005).

Processing Information

Much of the biographical information derives from research by Julia Driver.
Title
Guide to the Julia Driver Collection of Women in Photography
Author
by Matthew Daniel Mason
Date
2010May
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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