Laura Gilpin miscellaneous collection 1946-1963

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Laura Gilpin miscellaneous collection 1946-1963

AG 126

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gilpin, Laura (1891-1979)
Title: Laura Gilpin miscellaneous collection
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1963
Quantity: Fraction of a linear foot
Abstract: This collection contains photographic materials by Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), photographer.
Identification: AG 126
Language: Material in English
Repository: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
1030 N. Olive Rd., P.O. Box 210103
Tucson, AZ 85721-0103
Phone: 520-621-6273
Fax: 520-621-9444

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.

Scope and Content

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.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographic materials, n.d., 1946-1963, 1 box


Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection requires an appointment with the Volkerding Study Center.

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

Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Gilpin, Laura, 1891-1979


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Laura Gilpin miscellaneous collection, 1946-1963. AG 126. Center for Creative Photography. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Acquisition Information

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.

Other Finding Aid

Please visit the CCP website for a more descriptive version of the finding aid, which includes a detailed inventory list.

Container List

Series 1: Photographic materials n.d., 1946-1963 1 box.
11 Prints, gelatin silver (2) of Margaret Carver, 1946
12 Transparencies, 35mm color (3), 1959-1963
13 Print, gelatin silver, in mat, of necklace [n.d.]