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Bradford Washburn collection

Identifier: AG 123

Scope and Contents

Series 1 of the Bradford Washburn collection, Photographic materials, is housed in one folder containing three gelatin silver prints of what is possibly Mount Everest, negatives by Washburn, and prints by SwissAir Photo Surveys LTD from December 20, 1984.


  • Creation: 1984


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Study prints in series one may not be reproduced. Other restrictions may apply. See the Archivist for further 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

Henry Bradford Washburn, Jr. was born in 1910 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard University for both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in geology and geography. He is well known as a successful mountaineer and scientist, having ascended and mapped many peaks. He also served as the director of the Boston Museum of Science from 1939-1980 and again as its Honorary Director from 1985 until his death in 2007. He pioneered the use of aerial photography in the mapping of mountains. His stunning black-and-white photographs are used as a reference for planning hikes and mountaineering expeditions.


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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 pertaining to the career and life of [Henry] Bradford Washburn, Jr. (1910-January 10, 2007), photographer, mountain climber, museum director, and teacher. Washburn is known for high-altitude aerial photography done in remote regions. The collection is active.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Photographic materials, 1984, 1 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bradford Washburn, 1985.


  • Pearce, Jeremy. Bradford Washburn, Explorer, 96, Dies. The New York Times, The New York Times Company, 16 January 2007. Accessed 10 November 2020.

Processing Information

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

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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

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