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Carolyn Caddes collection

Identifier: AG 171

Scope and Contents

The Carolyn Caddes collection consists of five series organized into eight boxes. Series one contains both correspondence with Carolyn Caddes and her research in relation to the Westons, specifically Edward and Flora. Series three complements series one as it consists of audiocassette tapes of interviews recorded by Carolyn Caddes from 1981-1983. These are interviews with Edward Weston’s family and friends conducted during research on Flora Weston’s life.

Series two is made up of activity files including miscellaneous notes and research materials, clippings, and further interview materials. Series four consists of writings such as “Ask Her for a Cup of Coffee and She Gives You Her Heart” and two essays on Flora Chandler Weston. Series five includes photographic materials such as mounted photographs by Carolyn Caddes, negatives, contact sheets, and prints of Weston family portraits, negatives and photocopies of Flora’s scrapbook, and 101 Polaroid snapshots of Ansel Adams’s 80th birthday party in 1982.


  • 1980-1989


Language of Materials

Material in English

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Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical Note

Carolyn Caddes was born in California in 1935. She studied photography at UC Santa Cruz and at the Ansel Adams Workshops. Caddes has spent many years photographing portraits of famous Californian inventors. In 1986, Caddes published the well-known book Portraits of Success: Impressions of Silicon Valley Pioneers, which features portraits of Steve Jobs, Robert Noyce, David Packard, and many more. Caddes is known for her intimate connections made with her subjects, as she spends an extensive amount of time with them, through communication and research.


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Research files and interviews by Carolyn Caddes, 1981-1982. Includes research notes, correspondence, photographic materials, and biographical materials about the Weston family. Also included are a script of lecture and a draft of an essay on Flora Chandler Weston.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Correspondence and research, n.d., 1980-1989, 20 folders
  2. Series 2: Activity files, n.d., 1980-1986, 2 boxes
  3. Series 3: Audiocassette tape interviews, n.d., 1981-1983, 1 box
  4. Series 4: Writings, n.d., 1 box
  5. Series 5: Photographic materials, n.d., 1981-1984

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carolyn Caddes, 1998, 2003 and 2015.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in May 2016 and by Tai Huesgen in 2020.

Carolyn Caddes collection 1980-1989
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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