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Frederick “Fritz” Kaeser collection

Identifier: AG 86

Scope and Contents

The Frederick “Fritz” Kaeser collection is arranged in two boxes. Box one contains papers related to Kaeser. Box two houses his Linhof Rollex camera with adapters for shooting 6x6 and 6x9 film.


  • 1933-1970s


Language of Materials

Material in English

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Biographical Note

Frederick “Fritz” Kaeser was born in 1910 and educated as a photographer as a young boy in Aspen, Colorado. At one point he trained with Ansel Adams for a brief period of time. He ultimately settled in Tucson, Arizona, photographing natural textures and patterns found in the earth.


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Papers of Frederick "Fritz" Kaeser (1910-1990), photographer. Includes correspondence with Ansel Adams and Minor White, clippings, catalogs, writings by Kaeser and several photographs showing Kaeser's activities, 1933-1970s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A gift of Milly Kaeser, the photographer's widow, in 1990.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in May 2016 and by Tai Huesgen in February 2021.

Frederick “Fritz” Kaeser collection 1933-1970s
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States