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Anson Beman collection

Identifier: AG 185

Scope and Contents

The Anson Beman Collection contains objects chronicling the work of William Mortensen. This includes monographs and periodical articles by or about Mortensen, photographic materials and equipment, including a blue filter and magnifier, and a manuscript written by Anson and Peggy Beman that includes memories of Mortensen and his wife.


  • 1931-2002


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biographical Note

Anson Beman was a student of William Mortensen’s from 1951-1953.


1 Box (2 linear feet)

Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


Papers and publications of Anson Beman (1928- ), photographer and student (1951-1953) of William Mortensen.

Custodial History

The Anson Beman collection is composed of materials donated by Anson and Peggy Beman in 2001.

Related Materials

The Center has several archival collections containing materials documenting the life and career of William Mortensen. Researchers are invited to consult the:

  1. William Mortensen Archive (AG147)
  2. William Mortensen and George Dunham Collection (AG43)
  3. William Mortensen Miscellaneous Acquisitions Collection (AG191)

In addition, CCP has collections acquired from a number of Mortensen’s students:

  1. Robert Balcomb (AG180)
  2. Anson Beman (AG185)
  3. Richard Bennet (AG191)
  4. R. H. Cochran, Jr. (AG191)
  5. Ralph D. Hosenpud (AG227)
  6. Ben Maxey (AG112)
  7. Grey Silva (AG134)

CCP also has collections related to other photographers from the Pictorialist tradition:

  1. Paul Anderson (AG40)
  2. Aubrey Bodine (AG139)
  3. Adolf Fassbender (AG168)

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in June 2016.

Anson Beman Collection 1931-2002
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States