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Clarence Kennedy Gallery/Paul Caponigro collection

 Collection
Identifier: AG 34

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 600 catalog cards with mounted copy prints of photographs by Paul Caponigro (1932- ). These photographs were the product of Caponigro’s employment with Polaroid to test various film products between the years of 1957-1970. The bulk of the prints were produced in the mid 1960s.

The prints are arranged chronologically according to the catalogue numbers assigned to them by the Clarence Kennedy Gallery. A description of the cataloguing procedures from 1981 is included.

Dates

  • 1957-1970

Creator

Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

To access materials from this collection, please contact CCP-RefDesk@email.arizona.edu

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

Historical Note

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Clarence Kennedy Gallery opened in 1973 as a place to exhibit the works of emerging and professional photographers that utilized Polaroid products. The gallery was in honor of Clarence Kennedy who was credited with coming up with the name Polaroid.

Paul Caponigro (1932- ) discovered the art of photography as a young boy and was thrusted into it as a career when he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War where he was stationed as a photographer in San Francisco. Between 1955 and 1957 he studied with Minor White and had his first solo exhibition the following year at the George Eastman House. Beginning in 1960 he taught photography at Boston University while assisting on technical research at the Polaroid Company. During his lifetime he has been the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants.

Extent

1 Box (0.25 linear feet)

Metadata Rights Declarations

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

Abstract

This collection consists of approximately 600 catalog cards with mounted copy prints of photographs by Paul Caponigro (1932- ). These photographs were the product of Caponigro’s employment with Polaroid to test various film products between the years of 1957-1970. The bulk of the prints were produced in the mid 1960s.

Arrangement

The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series one: Cataloguing Procedures Description, 1981
  2. Series two: Copies of earlier set of catalogue cards for Caponigro’s photographs

Custodial History

Gift of the Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Polaroid Corporation, 770 Main Street, Cambridge MA 02139, 1983.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in May 2016.

Title
Clarence Kennedy Gallery/Paul Caponigro Collection 1957-1970
Author
Finding aid created by Lenox Wiese
Date
© 2016
Description rules
Finding Aid Based On Dacs (Describing Archives: A Content Standard)
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid encoded in English .

Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

Contact:
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