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Images and Words collection

Identifier: AG 121

Scope and Contents

The correspondence in the collection is between Elizabeth Wilcox, and Beaumont Newhall, Virginia Adams, and Terence Pitts, and concerns Wilcox’s recollections of the workshop and the disposition of the collection. The collection also includes photocopied pages of clippings, photographs, and text.


  • 1990-1991


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Rights to the photographs are held by Elizabeth Wilcox.

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

Historical Note

“Images and Words” was a two-week workshop offered at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from June 26-July 8, 1967. The workshop staff, Ansel Adams, Beaumont Newhall, Nancy Newhall, and Robert Katz, gave instruction in the collection, preparation, and use of photographs and text for publication. The workshop participants produced a photo essay ready for publication as a project. Elizabeth Wilcox was a participant in the workshop and documented her experience in the photographs which comprise the bulk of the collection.


1 Box (0.25 linear feet; 3 folders.)

Metadata Rights Declarations

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


Correspondence, photocopies of photographs with text, and photocopies of contact sheets documenting the 1967 workshop “Images and Words” taught by Ansel Adams, and Beaumont and Nancy Newhall at the University of California, Santa Cruz. These materials were assembled in 1990 by Elizabeth Wilcox, a participant in the workshop.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Activity files, 1990-1991, 1 box, 3 folders

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was given to the CCP by Elizabeth Wilcox in January 1991.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Alexis Peregoy in 2019 and by Tai Huesgen in 2020.

Images and Words collection 1990-1991
Finding aid created by CCP Archives Staff
© 2020
Description rules
Finding Aid Based On Dacs (Describing Archives: A Content Standard)
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid encoded in English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States