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Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust collection

Identifier: AG 203

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence between the Trust, individuals and institutions, legal agreements, project files, posthumous exhibitions and publications.


  • 1974-2003


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Permission to read letters and agreements written within the past twenty-five years must be obtained from the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Conditions Governing Use

The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust holds copyright to all works by Ansel Adams.

Historical Note

The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust manages copyright for works by Ansel Adams.


47 Boxes


Correspondence, exhibition materials, publications, book project files, and legal agreements of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, 1974-2003, that document the business of the Trust. The bulk of the materials date from 1985. This collection is partially processed.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Correspondence/Project files, undated, 1965, 1975-2004

  1. Subseries 1: Correspondence/Project files, Alphabetical
  2. Subseries 2: "Alpha Files"
  3. Subseries 3: Center for Creative Photography correspondence

Series 2: General Business files, undated, 1977-2000

Series 3: Corbis Publishing, undated, 1990, 1994-2000

Series 4: Little Brown, undated, 1978-2003

Series 5: Miscellaneous museum sets, 1977-1999

Series 6: Posthumous Exhibitions, 1985-

Series 7: Various exhibitions, 150 years of photography, 1989

Series 8: Ansel Adams at 100 project files, undated, 1997-2003

  1. Subseries 1: Exhibition files
  2. Subseries 2: Publication files
  3. Subseries 3: Press files

Series 9: Friends of Photography, undated, 1986-2002

Series 10: Mural Project, 1979-1990

Series 11: Publishing Project files, undated, 1974-2007

Series 12: Publications, undated, 1982-2015

Series 13: Illustrative Materials, undated, 2006

Appendix A: Poster Inventory

Custodial History

This collection began as a gift from the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust in 2004.

Processing Information

This collection is partially processed. Contact Archivist for details.
Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, 1974-2003
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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