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Vivienne Silver collection

Identifier: AG 106

Scope and Contents

The Vivienne Silver collection contains materials related to the master’s thesis of Vivienne Silver-Brody while at the University of Arizona, Tucson, titled “The artistic development and evolution of Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Mexican photographer, as seen through his nudes,” 1980.

Series 1 of the Vivienne Silver collection contains transcripts of interviews with Manuel Álvarez Bravo about his photographs of the nude. They are in English.

Series 2 contains nineteen audiocassettes of interviews in French, Spanish, and English about Manuel Álvarez Bravo, from July and August 1979.


  • 1979


Language of Materials

Material in French Spanish English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Some restrictions may apply. See the Archivist for information.

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

Vivienne Silver-Brody is a photo historian, free-lance curator, and teacher. Her specialty is in collecting Israeli photography. In 1985 she opened the Silver Print Gallery in Jerusalem, the first of its kind in the area.


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This collection contains nineteen 60-minute audiocassettes of interviews done by Vivienne Silver-Brody, historian, for her master’s thesis at the University of Arizona, Tucson. The subject of the interviews was Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002), photographer, and his photography of the nude. The interviews took place in July and August, 1979. The collection also includes photocopies of transcripts with handwritten notations. The collection is inactive.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Transcripts, 1979
  2. Series 2: Audiocassettes, 1979

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift of Vivienne Silver-Brody, 1980.

Processing Information

Vivienne Silver collection, 1979. AG 106.

Vivienne Silver collection 1979
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Repository Details

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1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States