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Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation Copy Prints

Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation Copy Prints

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Finding Aid to The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation Copy Prints, c. 1878-1984, undated

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, 87501
505-946-1000

May 2011



Collection Overview

Repository: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Title: The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation Copy Prints
Dates: Inclusive dates c. 1878-1984, undated
Quantity: 3.97 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists solely of photographic copy prints of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation's Photograph Collection prior to the transfer of the collection from the Foundation to the Museum. Over 1000 copy prints originally created by a variety of different known and unknown photographers document O'Keeffe's life and work.
Identification: MS.08
Language: Materials and finding aid are written in English.


Scope and Contents note

With the permission of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum had copy prints made of the Foundation's Photograph Collection in 2002. The collection consists of over 1000 photographic copy prints of Georgia O'Keeffe, her New Mexico properties, her exhibitions, and miscellaneous subjects. Original photographers include but are not limited to Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Todd Webb. Most of the original photographs were created or collected during O'Keeffe's lifetime.

Except for photographs created by O'Keeffe, the collection is divided into series by subject which includes: photographs of Georgia O'Keeffe (arranged alphabetically by photographer); photographs of Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch (arranged alphabetically by photographer); photographs of trips (arranged alphabetically by photographer); photographs of various subjects (arranged alphabetically by photographer); photographs of exhibition installations, galleries and museums (arranged chronologically); and photographs of exhibition ephemera (arranged chronologically).

The copy print collection was intended to serve as a research reference copy of the Foundation Photograph Collection. Copy print photography was completed by Matthew Marston and the project was overseen by Jennifer Jovais, Exhibitions Coordinator and Assistant to the Curator. Ms. Jovais provided the photograph titles and information about the photographs.

In 2006, the Foundation transferred ownership of their original Photograph Collection to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. This collection is now referred to as the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation Photograph Collection (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum accession no. 2006-06).

The copy print collection does not identically mirror the original photograph collection. All copy prints are 8 x 10 inch black and white prints. There are not copy prints of all original photographs.


Arrangement of Collection

The collection is arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Photographs by Georgia O'Keeffe

Series 2: Photographs of Georgia O'Keeffe

Series 3: Photographs of Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch

Series 4: Photographs of Trips

Series 5: Photographs of Various Subjects

Series 6: Photographs of Exhibition Installations, Galleries and Museums

Series 7: Photographs of Exhibition Ephemera


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This is primarily a reference collection. To access and cite original materials please contact the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Archivist for further information.

Acquisition Information

With the permission of the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum had copy prints made of the Foundation's Photograph Collection in 2002 for research purposes. Copy print photography was completed by Matthew Marston and the project was overseen by Jennifer Jovais, Exhibitions Coordinator and Assistant to the Curator. Ms. Jovais provided the photograph titles and information about the photographs.

In 2006, the Foundation transferred ownership of their original Photograph Collection to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. The original photograph collection is now referred to as the Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation Photograph Collection (Georgia O'Keeffe Museum accession no. 2006-06).

Processing Information

In 2002, Jennifer Jovais, Exhibitions Coordinator and Assistant to the Curator, provided the titles and information about the photographs. She worked with A.M. Abbott, Museum volunteer, to adhere labels to the verso of all copy prints. Mrs. Abbott continued working with Barbara Buhler Lynes, Museum Curator and Emily Fisher Landau Director of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center, to house and arrange the copy prints into categories, which are reflected in the current series titles.

Once the original photographs were transferred to the Museum in 2006, processing of the original collection was prioritized. Copy prints moved to the Research Center Archives and were under the care of Kelly Swickard, Archivist.

Final arrangement was approved by Elizabeth Ehrnst, Archivist, in 2010.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public for research purposes.

Ownership and Rights

This collection consists solely of copy prints and is to be used for reference only. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply. Contact the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center Archivist for further copyright and publication information as it pertains to this collection.

Copy and Reproduction Restrictions

Photocopies of materials may be made for research purposes only.


Access Terms

Abiquiu (N.M.)
Ephemera
Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation.
Ghost Ranch (Abiquiu, N.M.)
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986--Homes and haunts--New Mexico
Photography


Related Material

This collection is an incomplete duplicate set of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation Photograph Collection, which is housed at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum (accession no. 2006-06). The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation Photograph Collection has been digitized and is made available through the Museum's online digital database.


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