Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993
- Existence: 1908 - 1993
American photographer and curator. Born 22 June 1908; died 26 February 1993. In 1937 Newhall mounted the first comprehensive retrospective of the first hundred years of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York. From 1940 to 1945 Newhall helped to create and acted as curator for the department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, New York. From 1942 to 1945 he served as an officer for photographic intelligence for the United States Air Force in Egypt, North Africa and Italy. From 1948 to 1958 Newhall acted as curator at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. From 1958 to 1971 he was the director of the institution. Newhall was a founding member of the Friends of Photography, Carmel, California in 1967.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection contains papers, photographic materials, audiovisual materials, ephemera and miscellaneous materials documenting the life and career of American photographer and educator, Thomas F. Barrow (1938- ). Included are correspondence, biographical materials, exhibition announcements, clippings, publications, appointment calendars, memorabilia, teaching materials, writings, fine art, photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, and photographic equipment.
Correspondence, photocopies of photographs with text, and photocopies of contact sheets documenting the 1967 workshop “Images and Words” taught by Ansel Adams, and Beaumont and Nancy Newhall at the University of California, Santa Cruz. These materials were assembled in 1990 by Elizabeth Wilcox, a participant in the workshop.
Miscellaneous materials documenting the life and career of Beaumont Newhall (1908-1993), photohistorian, photographer, writer, and curator.