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Guide to the Alissa Goldring Photographs
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Description
This collection consists of prints, negatives, slides and color transparencies of Mexico as well as printed materials. Also included are photographs of the 1969 UC Extension class "Project FIND" taught by Ansel Adams.
Background
Alissa Goldring was born in Manhattan, and says that "Early on, I was allowed to use the family box camera and then was lucky enough to be given my first camera (an Argus). Ever since I have loved taking photos and looking at photos." She finished her formal education in New York City, majoring in art at Brooklyn College. After teaching art in a school not far from where she lived in Westchester County just north of the City, she moved with her daughter and son to Mexico City on New Year's Eve in 1954, where she pursued photography for seventeen years. Working as a free-lance photographer, she took pictures of children and families, and took on jobs for newspapers, magazines, and advertising agencies. The Alissa Goldring Photography archive covers those years in Mexico, 1955-1970.
Extent
5 document boxes, 5 flats
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.