© 2006 University of Chicago Library
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center
The collection contains correspondence between the American Photographer, Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and the publisher, Aron M. Mathieu, from 1943-1945.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Stieglitz-Mathieu. Correspondence, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Aron M. Mathieu was the founder and publisher of Minicam Photography (founded in 1937 and later renamed Modern Photography). In 1942 Mathieu met the photographer Alfred Stieglitz and as a result of that meeting obtained Stieglitz's complete set of Camera Work.
This collection describes the relationship between Stieglitz and Mathieu as well as their relationship to the copy of Camera Work now held by The University of Chicago Library. Included is Stieglitz-Mathieu correspondence from a four-month period in 1943 during which Mathieu solicited Stieglitz's contributions for Minicam, and stated his admiration for the great photographer.
The collection also includes a typescript with autograph corrections by Mathieu in which he describes his first meeting with Stieglitz. Miscellaneous items include a copy of a letter from Edward Steichen to Mathieu, an undated layout for Minicam, two black and white photographs (one by Stuyvesant Peabody), and three articles.
This collection is also identified as Ms 1531.
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