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Robert Fichter miscellaneous acquisitions collection

Identifier: AG 109

Scope and Contents

The Robert Fichter miscellaneous acquisitions collection is made up of two series, one gifted by Fichter in 1976 and the other gifted by Jerry Uelsmann in 1977. Series one contains mimeographed books, writings, correspondence, notes, and articles, while series two contains one mimeographed book and photocopies of the original publication.


  • Creation: 1962-1974


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to read correspondence less than 25 years old must be obtained from the holder of literary rights. Duplication of unpublished manuscripts without permission is prohibited. Other 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

Robert Fichter was born in Florida in 1939 where he attended the University of Florida at Gainesville to study photography under Jerry Uelsmann. In 1966 he earned a Masters of Fine Arts from Indiana University and soon after moved to Rochester, NY to work under Nathan Lyons as an Assistant Curator at the George Eastman House. As a professor at UCLA Fichter taught well known photographers, such as Robert Heinecken and Todd Walker. He is best known for his experimental photography, including combining drawing with photography and antiquated developing processes.


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Metadata Rights Declarations

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


This collection contains miscellaneous materials, 1962-1974, documenting the life and career of Robert Fichter (1939- ), photographer. Each group of materials will be described separately. The collection consists mainly of mimeographed publications, copies of typescript writings, and research notes by Fichter. The collection is active.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Subgroup 1, n.d., 1965-1974, 13 folders
  2. Subgroup 2, n.d., 6 folders

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials acquired from miscellaneous sources.

Subgroup 1, gift of Robert Fichter, 1976.

Subgroup 2, gift of Jerry Uelsmann, 1977.

Processing Information

The materials in series 1 and 2 were withdrawn from MISCELLANEOUS SMALL COLLECTIONS (AG 8, Subgroup 40) in June 1990 by Kristi Bradford.

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

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Repository Details

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