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Wim Swaan photograph collection, 1951-1995

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Swann (Wim) photograph collection
Series III. Papers, 1958-1995 3 Linear Feet
Series III comprises correspondence, invoices, and permission requests for sales and book projects. The letters between Swaan (photocopies) and his London agent are interspersed with personal information. Also included are authorizations from governments and cultural institutions for Swaan to photograph locations abroad, some notes and the original copy of his two volume thesis.
Arrangement note
Materials are arranged by topic.
Camera Press Ltd. (represented Swaan's production that was not handled by Elek), 1966-1995
Correspondence and sales statements.
box folder
62 1 1966-1976
62 2 1976-1984
62 3 1984-1995
Moira Johnston (Swaan's London agent from 1981-1995 for photos in Elek books), 1977-1994
Correspondence, mostly business but some personal, contracts, sales statements.
box folder
62 4 1977-1980
62 5 1980-1983
62 6 1984-1987
62 7 1987-1994
box folder
63 1-2 FPG (Freelance Photographers Guild) International, 1984-1995
Lists of submitted photos, sales statements and correspondence.
63 3 Les Editions Réalités, 1970
Mostly correspondence.
63 4 Cornell University Press/Harper & Row, 1977-1981
Mostly invoices for book sales to Swaan.
Miscellaneous inquiries, 1968-1995
Correspondence concerning reproductions and permission to publish.
box folder
63 5-7 1968-1991
box folder
64 1-3 1991-1995
64 4 Miscellaneous financial documents, 1976-1979, 1987
Includes expense accounts for various trips, a letter related to preparing taxes for 1976, and income from photography for the 1987 tax year.
64 5 Bibliography and reviews
64 6 Authorizations (used)
Correspondence that gives Swaan permission to photograph various sites.
64 7 Letters from Japan, 1960
64 8 "The Armor of Light," 1984-1985
Correspondence with Meredith Lillich about a proposed book on stained glass. See Series II, Boxes 115-116 for related color slides and transparencies.
64 9 Latent Image (periodical), 1991-1992
64 10 Working notebook, undated
64 11 Notes, undated
Handwritten translations of French phrases.
65-66 Master's thesis, 1958
"Low-cost housing: a survey of economic and sub-economic housing for the lower-income groups with special reference to housing European families with children in South Africa". Submitted to the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, October 1958. 2 volumes.

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