PDF | XML

University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Stieglitz-Mathieu Correspondence 1943-1945

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Stieglitz-Mathieu. Correspondence

Dates:

1943-1945

Size:

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The collection contains correspondence between the American Photographer, Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and the publisher, Aron M. Mathieu, from 1943-1945.

Information on Use

Access

No restrictions.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Stieglitz-Mathieu. Correspondence, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

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.

Scope Note

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.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Correspondence

  • Alfred Stieglitz, New York, to Aron M. Mathieu, Cincinnati, July 3, 1943. T. L. (typewritten copy). 1p
  • Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.], to Alfred Stieglitz, New York, July 6, 1943. T. L. (carbon copy). 2pp
  • Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.], to Alfred Stieglitz, Lake George, N. Y., July 30, 1943. T. L. (carbon copy), 1p
  • Alfred Stieglitz Lake George, N. Y., to Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.], August 6, 1943. A. L. S. 2pp.
  • Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.], to Alfred Stieglitz Lake George, N. Y., August 9, 1943. T. L. (carbon copy). 2pp
  • Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.] to Alfred Stieglitz, Lake George, N. Y., August 10, 1943. T. L. (carbon copy) 1p
  • Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.], to Alfred Stieglitz, Lake George, N. Y., August 26, 1943. T. L. (carbon copy). 1p
  • Alfred Stieglitz, New York, to Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.], September 13, 1943. A. L. S. 1p
  • Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.], to Alfred Stieglitz, New York, September 17, 1943. T. L. (carbon copy). 2pp
  • Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.], to Alfred Stieglitz, New York, March 17, 1944. T. L. (carbon copy). 1p
  • Aron M. Mathieu, undated typed draft of Letter #10 with list of recipients. 1p
  • Aron M. Mathieu, [n. p.], to Alfred Stieglitz New York, October 5, 1944. T. L. (carbon copy). 2pp
  • Alfred Stieglitz, New York, to Miss _____ Reber, [n. p.], October 13, 1945, A. L. S. 1p
Box 1   Folder 2

Miscellaneous

  • Manuscripts-Aron M. Mathieu, "An Afternoon with Alfred Stieglitz,” Typescript with autograph corrections, signed and dated 1/10/75. 9pp
  • Manuscripts- Layout for Minicam, undated. 1p
  • Articles- Georgia Engelhard, "Alfred Stieglitz; Master Photographer," pp. 8-12 torn from American Photography, April 1945
  • Articles- Aron Mathieu, "What Photographers need are Standards," from an anthology, Education for Photographic Communication, editor and publication data not indicated, pp. 284-92. Photocopy
  • Photocopies of scattered other pages from Education for Photographic Communication referring to Mathieu; pp. 264, 284-85, 361-62, 366, 375
  • Photographs- Black and white photograph of four men, 19.5 cm. X 25 cm. Inscribed on verso; "North Avenue Chess Players, Chicago". Stamped; "Photograph by Stuyvesant Peabody, 1525 North State Parkway, Chicago, Illinois"
  • Photographs- Black and white photograph of a Japanese print, 10.5 cm. X 14,5 cm. Inscribed on verso; "Summer 1931"
  • Miscellaneous Correspondence; Edward J. Steichen, Washington, D. C., to Aron M. Mathieu, Cincinnati, June 19, 1943. T. L. (typewritten copy). 1p