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Sol Mednick papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-813

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the film and photography departments at the Philadelphia College of Art and proposals for the establishment of the Creative Photographers' School, all by Sol Mednick in the 1960s, as well as biographical materials about Mednick and about exhibits of his work and a thesis mentioning Mednick.

Dates

  • 1946-1977

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open to research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Standard Federal Copyright Law apply (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Sol Mednick (1916-1970) was a photographer, especially commercial and scientific, but also a creative designer and teacher based primarily in New York and Philadelphia who was responsible for developing the photography department of the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts). He was also a founding member of The Creative Photographers' School. The latter was conceived as a home study photography school. Mednick became a member of the faculty in ca. 1961. He married Miriam Mednick in 1945.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language

English

Overview

Papers relating to the film and photography departments at the Philadelphia College of Art and proposals for the establishment of the Creative Photographers' School, all by Sol Mednick in the 1960s, as well as biographical materials about Mednick and about exhibits of his work and a thesis mentioning Mednick.

Related Materials

For Sol Mednick's memorial folder, see Coll. 812 R.

Separated Materials

Materials Cataloged Separately Removed from this collection to Philips Wing (Art/Photography collection): 1. "An exhibition of work by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows in Photography." 1966. (gravure and letterpress) 2. Two copies of "Frederick Sommer: an Exhibition of Photographs at the Philadelphia College of Art, November 1 through November 30, 1968"

Processing Information

Processed by Janela Harris; Completed September, 2012.
Title
Sol Mednick papers, 1946-1977
Status
In Progress
Author
Janela Harris
Date
September 14, 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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