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Bruce Davidson Collection

Identifier: AG 275

Scope and Content Note

The Bruce Davidson collection is composed of 375 black and white photographs. These photographs have been arranged by size and location.

Box 1 contains the majority of the collection. This box contains 3x5 proof prints of photographs that were taken in England and Scotland during the 1960s.

Box 2 contains 7 oversized photographs. These photographs consist of agricultural life in an unknown location and life in New York City during the 1960s.

Box 3 contains 8x10, 8x11, and 9x12 photographs. These photographs are grouped by location or content. The dates in this box range from 1960s to 1980s.

There is also a partial inventory list of photographs that is located in Box 3. It is partial as it only includes 3/4 of the collection. The inventory list includes a thumbnail of the print with an individual identification number associated with the photograph. This identification number is also on the back of the photograph as well as Bruce Davidsons signature and in some cases, the Magnum Photo Bruce Davidson stamp.Besides the thumbnail picture, the inventory list also includes relevant information of each of the photographs.


  • Majority of material found within Circa 1960s-1980s


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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

Bruce Davidson is an American photographer that worked for Life Magazine as free lance photographer, and in 1958 became a member of Magnum Photography. Prints are those that come from his studies of East 100th street in the 1960s, the 1960 Freedom Riders as well as Civil Rights during this time, England and Scotland of the 1960s, and the New York Subway in the 1980s. Also included are photographs of the corporate world during the 1980s.


2.92 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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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 was gifted by an anonymous donor in July 2019.

Processing Information

This collection was accessioned by Alexis Peregoy in 2019. The collection was processed and rehoused by Colleen Pepper in 2022.

Bruce Davidson Collection
Colleen Pepper
21 February 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States