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Francis Bruguière archive

Identifier: AG 52

Scope and Contents

Series one contains the personal papers, which consists of letters, manuscripts, exhibition brochures, announcements, publications, and photographs. Series two is designated for oversize items, while series three contains 4x5 inch negatives and 5x7 inch negatives made by Bruguière, with modern contact prints by James Enyeart.

Appendix A is an album ca. 1927-1930 containing over twenty clippings and typed pages. Appendix B contains an inventory of 4x5 inch negatives, while in Appendix C is a transcription of notes written by Francis Bruguière to James Enyeart describing a visit with Sadakichi Hartmann to see and photograph John Burroughs in 1919. The handwritten manuscript of an autobiography by Francis Bruguière dates April 17, 1944, is located in Appendix D and is made up of 73 pages, however not all contain text.


  • 1912-1982


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Access

The negatives in boxes 3-5 are currently inaccessible due to renovations in CCP's cold storage facility. Negatives will be accessible once the renovation is complete and the negative boxes have been transferred to the new frozen storage space. The estimated date of availability is mid-year of 2023, although not guaranteed. Please be sure to email with any questions or for updates.

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

Francis Bruguière was born October 16, 1879 in California. Originally having studied painting in Europe he was familiar with the work of modern art promoter Alfred Stieglitz. In 1905, he travelled to New York to meet Stieglitz for the first time and become a member of the Photo-Secessionist group. From 1906-1919 he maintained his own photography studio in San Francisco where he recorded images of the city after the earthquake and fire. In 1919 he moved to New York City where he worked for numerous magazines, such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. Later in life he moved to England where he died in 1945.


5 Boxes (3 linear feet)

Metadata Rights Declarations

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


Papers and photographic materials, 1912 - 1945, of Francis Joseph Bruguière (1879 - 1945), photographer, filmmaker, painter, sculptor, and designer, as collected by James Enyeart. Includes Bruguière’s personal correspondence with Sadakichi Hartmann and Frank Eugene, exhibition records, scrapbooks, an incomplete autobiographical manuscript, and a tearsheet from Camera Work inscribed by Alfred Stieglitz. The bulk of the collection consists of 4 x 5 and 5 x 7 inch negatives including experimental work, portraits, nudes, architecture, and landscape views. Contact prints of the negatives were made by James Enyeart in 1982.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Personal papers (Box 1)
  2. Series 2: Oversize materials (Box 2)
  3. Series 3: Negatives (Boxes 3-5)

Custodial History

The Bruguière Archive is composed of materials purchased from Rosalinde Fuller in 1978, and donated by James Enyeart in 1984 and 1995.

Processing Information

Initial processing was completed by William Alexander, September 1989. Final processing and the electronic version of the finding aid was done by Amy Rule, June 1998.

Copy prints made from the original 4 x 5 inch negatives are stored with the fine print collection

Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in May 2016.

Francis Bruguière Archive 1912-1982
Finding aid created by Lenox Wiese
© 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States