John V. Tellaisha collection
Scope and Contents
There are five folders in this collection, which contain correspondence, magazine/ journal pages, and photographic materials. Correspondence includes 7 postcards and 5 letters, dating between 1944-1951, from Weston to Tellaisha concerning a purchase of photographs, and 1 letter dated 1956 from Brett Weston (1911-1993), photographer and son of Edward Weston, to Tellaisha proposing a meeting. Other materials include a review from Saturday Review of the film "The Photographer" (1947) directed by Willard Van Dyke; an Encyclopedia Britannica Library Resource Service report on Edward Weston (5 pages); a wrapper from photographs in Weston's handwriting (1944); and a portrait of Weston.
- Tellaisha, John V. (Person)
Language of Materials
Material in English
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by this person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.
John V. Tellaisha was born February 15, 1913 in Rockford, Illinois. A musician and educator, Tellaisha was a graduate of both Illinois Wesleyan and Northwestern Universities with Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. In 1940, he met photographer Edward Weston at a Camera Craft Conclave in Oakland, California. It was through Weston that Tellaisha became acquainted with Ansel Adams, and went on to attend the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco where he worked with Minor White, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and other photographers. Tellaisha passed away on August 1, 2006 in Plantation, Florida.
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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 information pertaining to photography and specifically to the life and career of Edward Weston (1886-1958), photographer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was a series of gifts from John V. Tellaisha starting in 1990.
Books donated by Tellaisha have been integrated into the CCP Library holdings.
Processed in 1990 by Amy Rule.
- John V. Tellaisha collection 1944-1956
- Finding aid created by Amy Rule
- © 2016
- 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.