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Laura Gilpin miscellaneous acquisitions collection

Identifier: AG 126

Scope and Contents

The Laura Gilpin miscellaneous collection consists of photographs by Laura Gilpin. Three are black & white study prints by Gilpin: two of “Margaret Craver, 1946,” stamped on the verso "Photographed by Laura Gilpin;" one matted gelatin silver study print signed by Laura Gilpin, "Necklace by Margret Craver," not dated. Also in the collection are three undated color transparencies of New Mexican religious folk art made by Laura Gilpin 1959-1963. One of the slides has "New Mex" handwritten on it, another has "New Mex Museum" written on it.


  • Creation: 1946-1963


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

No reproductions without permission. 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

Laura Gilpin grew up in rural Colorado and received her first camera, a Kodak Brownie, for her twelfth birthday in 1903. She was educated at eastern boarding schools and on her first trip east she stopped in New York City to have her portrait taken by Gertrude Kasëbier, who later became her mentor and lifelong friend. She also studied photography at the Clarence White School. Gilpin is well known for her landscapes of the American West. She died in 1979.


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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 photographic materials by Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), photographer.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Photographic materials, n.d., 1946-1963, 1 box

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Craver, 1984.

Processing Information

The materials in Series 1 were withdrawn from MISCELLANEOUS SMALL COLLECTIONS (AG 8, Subgroup 11) by Kristi Bradford, May 1990.

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

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Repository Details

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