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Guide to the John Maloof Collection of Vivian Maier circa 1900-2010

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Maloof, John. Collection of Vivian Maier

Dates:

circa 1900-2010

Size:

115 linear feet (56 boxes, 2 items)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

This collection contains photographic prints, ephemera, and artifacts from the John Maloof Collection of Vivian Maier. It includes black and white and color prints taken by Maier, most of which are street photographs of Chicago and New York City from the 1950s-1970s. Also included are some travel photographs, the largest fraction of which were taken in France. The collection also contains photographic equipment and cameras, film boxes and processing envelopes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, financial records, notes, empty film canisters, clothing, shoes, and miscellaneous personal items. The material ranges in date from circa 1900-circa 2010, with the bulk dating from the 1950s-1980s.

Information on Use

Access

The John Maloof Collection of Vivian Maier is open for research, with the exception of the material in Series IX, which is restricted for fifty years from its date of creation. Series IX as a whole will be fully open in 2061.

Self-service photography is allowed when using the collection providing the researcher has read and signed our self-service photography use agreement.

Copyright is owned by the Estate of Vivian Maier.

Permission to publish any image must be secured from the Estate of Vivian Maier. Publication of any image in the John Maloof Collection of Vivian Maier must include the following statement: “Unpublished work © 2017 The Estate of Vivian Maier. All rights reserved.”

Unauthorized reproduction, distribution, or exhibition could result in liability under the Copyright Act.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Maloof, John. Collection of Vivian Maier [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

John Maloof is a filmmaker, historian, and photographer who first brought Vivian Maier’s photographs to the public’s attention. He owns and curates the Maloof Collection of Vivian Maier and is co-director and co-producer of the film Finding Vivian Maier. His books include Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found, Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits, and Vivian Maier: Street Photographer.

Vivian Dorothy Maier (1926-2009) was a twentieth-century American photographer. She is most well-known for her street photographs of Chicago and New York City. Maier was employed as a caregiver for most of her life and did not publicly exhibit or share her work during her lifetime. It was only after her death that her photographs began to be made public and attracted significant interest and recognition.

Vivian Maier was born in New York City to Charles Maier and Marie Jaussaud, immigrants from Austria-Hungary and France. By many accounts, her childhood and early family life were difficult. She spent significant time in France with her mother as well as in New York City. By 1951 she returned to New York, and in 1956 she moved to Chicago, where she took a job as a nanny that she would remain at for many years. In this position, unlike many of her later ones, she had access to a darkroom and was able to develop her own prints.

In the 1950s and 1960s, in addition to working as a nanny, Maier traveled widely, visiting locations in the United States, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Throughout her life, she continued to work as a caregiver, mostly in the Chicago area, and take photographs. In the later decades of the twentieth century and early twenty-first century, she struggled financially and did not develop much of the film she took. Towards the end of her life, she received financial help from some of the children she had cared for in the 1950s and 1960s. Maier died in 2009 after suffering a head injury resulting from a fall in 2008.

Scope Note

The collection is organized in nine series:

I. Photographic Prints

II. Photographs Collected by Vivian Maier

III. Correspondence

IV. Notes, Papers, and Ephemera

V. Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbooks

VI. Cameras and Photographic Equipment

VII. Artifacts

VIII. Oversize

IX. Restricted

Series I, Photographic Prints, contains prints of photographs taken by Maier, including both black and white and color images. Most of the images are street photographs of Chicago and New York City in the 1950s-1970s. Public figures depicted include Patricia Nixon, Nelson Algren, Richard J. Daley, John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Shelley Winters, Anne Baxter, Pope John Paul II, Marcel Marceau, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, and Nelson Rockefeller. Also included are some travel photographs, including France, Canada, Egypt, Thailand, Cambodia, and unidentified locations in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. The series also includes images that likely depict some of the families that employed Maier as a caregiver. The contents of this series range in date from the early 1950s-2010, with some undated material. With the exception of the first five boxes, black and white and color photographs are arranged separated, each in rough chronological order with undated material at the end of the series. Folders are marked with the number of photographs they contain. In the occasional cases in which photographs were found in envelopes or other enclosures, the enclosures were included in this count.

Date information provided for the color prints is generally based on the processor stamp on the back of the images. The date doesn’t necessarily reflect the date the photograph was taken.

Series II, Photographs Collected by Vivian Maier, contains prints of photographs presumed to have been taken by photographers other than Maier. Most are professional studio portraits or postcards. It also includes a set of later travel photographs and a fragment of 16mm motion-picture film. The contents of this series range in date from the turn of the 20th century to the 1970s or 1980s, with some undated material. They are arranged in rough chronological order, with undated material at the end of the series. Folders are marked with the number of photographs they contain. In the occasional cases in which photographs were found loose in envelopes or other enclosures, the enclosures were included in this count.

Series III, Correspondence, contains incoming correspondence addressed to Vivian Maier, as well as a draft of an outgoing letter in her hand. Correspondents include families soliciting Maier’s services as a caregiver, as well as personal acquaintances and commercial or charitable entities. Some pieces of correspondence appear to have been delivered by hand, rather than mailed. The contents of this series range in date from the mid-1960s-mid-1990s and are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Correspondence found among Maier’s paper that was neither composed by nor addressed to her is filed under Series VI: Notes, Papers, and Ephemera. Correspondence related to Vivian Maier’s personal finances has been restricted for 50 years after date of record creation and arranged in Series IX.

Series IV, Notes, Papers, and Ephemera, contains notes, most in Vivian Maier’s hand, as well as receipts, a storage contract, a birth certificate, a travel itinerary, unattributed drawings, photographic processing envelopes, business cards (most from Chicago-area businesses), and promotional or advertising material, much of it related to photographic equipment. It also includes correspondence found among Maier’s papers that was neither addressed to nor sent by her. This series comprises material dated from 1929 to the late 1990s. Dated material is arranged chronologically at the beginning of the series, followed by undated film processing envelopes, handwritten notes, and ephemera.

Series V, Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbooks, contains newspaper pages and clippings collected by Vivian Maier, which she preserved in binders and in plastic picture frames. The overwhelming bulk of the clippings in this series date to the 1990s.

Series VI, Cameras and Photographic Equipment, contains Vivian Maier’s still and motion picture cameras, lenses, filter, and other camera accessories, as well as period boxes that had been used to store her photographic prints before the latter were added to the collection. It dates from the 1920s or 1930s to 1983, with a significant amount of undated material.

Series VII, Artifacts, contains clothing, shoes, books, keys, and other personal items owned by Vivian Maier. This material is generally undated.

Series VIII, Oversize, contains two poster-sized color photographic prints taken by Vivian Maier, dating from the mid-1980s.

Series IX, Restricted, contains financial and research records ranging in date from the 1960s through early 2010s. The material is restricted for 50 years from its date of creation. The financial records include financial correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent, followed by stock certificates, tax-related materials, and receipts. It ranges in date from 1962-1996 and will be fully open in 2046.

This series also contains three folders of notes from research on Vivian Maier that was conducted after her death and include financial information. This material dates from the early 2010s and has been placed at the end of the series.

Related Resources

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

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/findingaids/topics.php

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Photographic prints

This series contains prints of photographs taken by Maier, including both black and white and color images. Most of the images are street photographs of Chicago and New York City in the 1950s-1970s. Public figures depicted include Patricia Nixon, Nelson Algren, Richard J. Daley, John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Shelley Winters, Anne Baxter, Pope John Paul II, Marcel Marceau, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, and Nelson Rockefeller. Also included are some travel photographs, including France, Canada, Egypt, Thailand, Cambodia, and unidentified locations in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. The series also includes images that likely depict some of the families that employed Maier as a caregiver. The contents of this series range in date from the early 1950s-2010, with some undated material. With the exception of the first five boxes, black and white and color photographs are arranged separated, each in rough chronological order with undated material at the end of the series. Folders are marked with the number of photographs they contain. In the occasional cases in which photographs were found in envelopes or other enclosures, the enclosures were included in this count.

Date information provided for the color prints is generally based on the processor stamp on the back of the images. The date doesn’t necessarily reflect the date the photograph was taken.

Box 1   Folder 1

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, undated (4)

Box 1   Folder 2

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Highland Park, 1956-1958 (35)

Box 1   Folder 3

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1964 (4)

Box 1   Folder 4

Photographic print, color, Chicago, Eleanor Roosevelt, 1964 (1)

Box 1   Folder 5

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1971 (1)

Box 1   Folder 6

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden, and James B. Irwin, 1971 (2)

Box 1   Folder 7

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Chinatown New Year celebration, 1971 (3)

Box 1   Folder 8

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1972 (13)

Box 1   Folder 9

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, First Lady Patricia Nixon, 1972 (5)

Box 1   Folder 10

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1973 (13)

Box 1   Folder 11

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1974 (5)

Box 1   Folder 12

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1975 [1 of 2] (23)

Box 1   Folder 13

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1975 [2 of 2] (20)

Box 1   Folder 14

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Nelson Algren, 1975 (9)

Box 1   Folder 15

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1976 (17)

Box 1   Folder 16

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Shelley Winters, 1976 (1)

Box 1   Folder 17

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Anne Baxter, 1976 (2)

Box 1   Folder 18

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, 1976 (7)

Box 1   Folder 19

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Richard J. Daley funeral, 1976 (11)

Box 1   Folder 20

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1977 [1 of 2] (24)

Box 1   Folder 21

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1977 [2 of 2] (24)

Box 2   Folder 1

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1978 (1)

Box 2   Folder 2

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Marcel Marceau, 1978 (1)

Box 2   Folder 3

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1979 (19)

Box 2   Folder 4

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Pope John Paul II, 1979 (3)

Box 2   Folder 5

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1980 (4)

Box 2   Folder 6

Photographic print, color, Chicago, 1981 (1)

Box 2   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, New York, 1951-1952 (6)

Box 2   Folder 8

Photographic print, black and white, New York, 1952-1954 (1)

Box 2   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, New York, 1954-1956 (8)

Box 2   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, travels, unknown location, 1955-1959 (9)

Box 2   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, circa 1966-1969 (2)

Box 2   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, film set, New York or Chicago, including photograph of Dan Dailey, 1950s, (4)

Box 2   Folder 13

Photographic print, black and white, Eva Marie Saint, Chicago or New York, undated (1)

Box 2   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (7)

Box 2   Folder 15

Photographic prints, black and white, France, including 2 self-portraits, circa 1951 (9)

Box 2   Folder 16

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 [1 of 2] (9)

Box 2   Folder 17

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 [2 of 2] (9)

Box 3   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago or New York, undated (8)

Box 3   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, dinner party, late 1950s-early 1960s [1 of 2] (8)

Box 3   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, dinner party, late 1950s-early 1960s [2 of 2] (8)

Box 3   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, Eleanor Roosevelt, 1964 (3)

Box 3   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, 1956-mid-1970s [1 of 2] (8)

Box 3   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, 1956-mid-1970s [2 of 2] (8)

Box 3   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, Richard J. Daley, 1956-mid-1970s (1)

Box 3   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, 1956-mid-1970s (20)

Box 3   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, Vivian Maier self-portraits, undated (4)

Box 3   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, 1956-mid-1970s (22)

Box 3   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, unknown location, undated (7)

Box 4   Folder 1

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1976-1978 (2)

Box 4   Folder 2

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Richard J. Daley funeral, including photograph of Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, and Nelson Rockefeller, 1976-1978 (7)

Box 4   Folder 3

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1976-1980 (9)

Box 4   Folder 4

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1985 (3)

Box 4   Folder 5

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1988 (3)

Box 4   Folder 6

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1989 (10)

Box 4   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 or 1959 (1)

Box 4   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, travels, unknown location, undated (6)

Box 4   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, travels, unknown location, undated (5)

Box 4   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, travels, unknown location, undated (5)

Box 4   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, travels, unknown location, undated (6)

Box 4   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, 1956-mid-1970s (3)

Box 4   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, President John F. Kennedy, 1960 (2)

Box 4   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, film and theatre, including photograph of Frank Sinatra, 1956-mid-1970s (3)

Box 5   Folder 1

Photographic print, color, Chicago, 1987 (1)

Box 5   Folder 2

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1987 (3)

Box 6   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 6   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (18)

Box 7   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 7   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 7   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 7   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 7   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (8)

Box 7   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (9)

Box 7   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (4)

Box 7   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (16)

Box 7   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (16)

Box 7   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (14)

Box 7   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, France, circa 1951 (14)

Box 7   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (6)

Box 7   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (6)

Box 7   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (6)

Box 7   Folder 15

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (6)

Box 7   Folder 16

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (5)

Box 7   Folder 17

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (4)

Box 8   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (6)

Box 8   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (6)

Box 8   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (6)

Box 8   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (6)

Box 8   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (5)

Box 8   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, France, 1951 or 1959 (4)

Box 8   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, Europe, 1951 or 1959 (2)

Box 8   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, Latin America, 1955-1959 (8)

Box 8   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, Latin America, 1955-1959 (9)

Box 8   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (6)

Box 8   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (6)

Box 8   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (6)

Box 8   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (5)

Box 8   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (5)

Box 8   Folder 15

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (6)

Box 8   Folder 16

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, including photograph of three Thai sailors, 1950s (6)

Box 8   Folder 17

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (5)

Box 8   Folder 18

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (6)

Box 8   Folder 19

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, Angkor Thom (Cambodia) (6)

Box 9   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (6)

Box 9   Folder 2

Photographic Prints, black and white, East and Southeast Asia, 1950s (7)

Box 9   Folder 3

Photographic Prints, black and white, Middle East and South Asia, 1950s (5)

Box 9   Folder 4

Photographic Prints, black and white, Middle East and South Asia, 1950s (5)

Box 9   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, Middle East and South Asia, 1950s (6)

Box 9   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, Middle East and South Asia, 1950s (5)

Box 9   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, Canada, 1950s (7)

Box 9   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, New York and Southampton, NY, 1951-1954 (5)

Box 9   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, John F. Kennedy, 1960 (2)

Box 9   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, dinner party, late 1950s-early 1960s (8)

Box 9   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, party, late 1950s-early 1960s (12)

Box 9   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, Eleanor Roosevelt, late 1950s-early 1960s (9)

Box 9   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, Eleanor Roosevelt, late 1950s-early 1960s (10)

Box 9   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, Barry Goldwater campaign event, 1964 (6)

Box 9   Folder 15

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, 1956-mid 1970s (10)

Box 9   Folder 16

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, 1956-mid 1970s (14)

Box 9   Folder 17

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago or New York, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 9   Folder 18

Photographic prints, black and white, New York, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 9   Folder 19

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (4)

Box 9   Folder 20

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 9   Folder 21

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 10   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (3)

Box 10   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 10   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 10   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, including photograph of Richard Boone, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 10   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (9)

Box 10   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (9)

Box 10   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (10)

Box 10   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 10   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 10   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 11   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 11   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 12   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (12)

Box 12   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (12)

Box 12   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (3)

Box 12   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 12   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 12   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 12   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 12   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (4)

Box 12   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 12   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (10)

Box 12   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 12   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (15)

Box 12   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (15)

Box 12   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (2)

Box 12   Folder 15

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (2)

Box 12   Folder 16

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 12   Folder 17

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 12   Folder 18

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (10)

Box 12   Folder 19

Photographic prints, black and white, San Diego, 1956-mid 1970s (2)

Box 13   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 13   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (2)

Box 13   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (4)

Box 13   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (3)

Box 13   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (3)

Box 13   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (4)

Box 13   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 13   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 13   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 13   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 13   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 13   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (3)

Box 13   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 13   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 13   Folder 15

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (4)

Box 13   Folder 16

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 13   Folder 17

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 14   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 14   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 14   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 14   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 14   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 14   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 14   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 14   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 14   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 14   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 14   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (4)

Box 14   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (3)

Box 14   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (4)

Box 14   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, celebrities, including Richard Boone, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 14   Folder 15

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, Jerry Lewis, Richard Widmark, John Wayne, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 14   Folder 16

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (4)

Box 14   Folder 17

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (4)

Box 14   Folder 18

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 15   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 15   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 15   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (10)

Box 15   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (9)

Box 15   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (10)

Box 15   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (11)

Box 15   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (9)

Box 15   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (10)

Box 15   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 15   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 15   Folder 11

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 15   Folder 12

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 15   Folder 13

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 15   Folder 14

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 15   Folder 15

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (9)

Box 15   Folder 16

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (9)

Box 15   Folder 17

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (7)

Box 15   Folder 18

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 15   Folder 19

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (6)

Box 15   Folder 20

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 15   Folder 21

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (5)

Box 16   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, early 1950s] (21)

Box 16   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1950s (14)

Box 16   Folder 3

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1950s (16)

Box 16   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1950s (17)

Box 16   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1950s (19)

Box 16   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1950s (16)

Box 16   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1950s (5)

Box 16   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 16   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (8)

Box 16   Folder 10

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, 1956-mid 1970s (3)

Box 16   Folder 11

Photographic prints and negatives, black and white, location unknown, miscellaneous and fragmentary, undated (5)

Box 16   Folder 12

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, 1954 (1)

Box 16   Folder 13

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, and envelopes, 1956 (12)

Box 16   Folder 14

Photographic prints, color, various locations 1956-1960 [1 of 4] (20)

Box 16   Folder 15

Photographic prints, color, various locations 1956-1960 [2 of 4] (21)

Box 16   Folder 16

Photographic prints, color, various locations 1956-1960 [3 of 4] (32)

Box 16   Folder 17

Photographic prints, color, various locations 1956-1960 [4 of 4] (15)

Box 16   Folder 18

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, 1956-1963 (10)

Box 16   Folder 19

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, and envelopes, 1957 (21)

Box 16   Folder 20

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1956-1973 [1 of 4] (12)

Box 16   Folder 21

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1956-1973 [2 of 4] (11)

Box 16   Folder 22

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1956-1973 [3 of 4] (12)

Box 16   Folder 23

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1956-1973 [4 of 4] (11)

Box 16   Folder 24

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, and envelope, 1957 (22)

Box 16   Folder 25

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, 1957-1964 (14)

Box 16   Folder 26

Photographic prints, color, various locations, including Marcel Marceau,1957-1980s [1 of 4] (12)

Box 16   Folder 27

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1957-1980s [2 of 4] (15)

Box 16   Folder 28

Photographic prints, color, 1957-1980s [3 of 4] (16)

Box 16   Folder 29

Photographic prints, color, and bag, 1957-1980s [4 of 4] (10)

Box 17   Folder 1

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, and envelope, 1958 (8)

Box 17   Folder 2

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1958 (8)

Box 17   Folder 3

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1958 (16)

Box 17   Folder 4

Photographic prints, color, Highland Park, IL, 1958 (9)

Box 17   Folder 5

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1958 (13)

Box 17   Folder 6

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1958 (5)

Box 17   Folder 7

Photographic prints, color, various locations, circa 1958 (24)

Box 17   Folder 8

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, and bag, 1958-1975 (22)

Box 17   Folder 9

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1959 (9)

Box 17   Folder 10

Photographic prints, color, France, 1959 (1)

Box 17   Folder 11

Photographic slides, color, location unknown, 1959 (22)

Box 17   Folder 12

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1950s-1960s (14)

Box 17   Folder 13

Photographic prints, color, Canada, 1950s-1960s (3)

Box 17   Folder 14

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1950s-1960s (10)

Box 17   Folder 15

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1950s-1960s (14)

Box 17   Folder 16

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1950s-1960s (20)

Box 17   Folder 17

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1950s-1960s (29)

Box 17   Folder 18

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1950s-1960s (22)

Box 17   Folder 19

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1950s-1960s (20)

Box 17   Folder 20

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1950s-1960s (32)

Box 17   Folder 21

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1950s-1960s (29)

Box 17   Folder 22

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, party, late 1950s-early 1960s (15)

Box 17   Folder 23

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, late 1950s-early 1960s (1)

Box 17   Folder 24

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1962-1972 (7)

Box 17   Folder 25

Photographic prints, color, France, 1964 (10)

Box 17   Folder 26

Photographic prints, color, France, 1964 (8)

Box 17   Folder 27

Photographic prints, color, France, 1964 (7)

Box 17   Folder 28

Photographic prints, color, East and Southeast Asia, 1964 (10)

Box 17   Folder 29

Photographic prints, color, Middle East and South Asia, 1964 (9)

Box 17   Folder 30

Photographic prints, color, East and Southeast Asia, 1964 (8)

Box 17   Folder 31

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, 1964 (12)

Box 18   Folder 1

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, including photograph of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s motorcade, 1964 (9)

Box 18   Folder 2

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, 1964 (16)

Box 18   Folder 3

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1964 (12)

Box 18   Folder 4

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1964-1980 [1 of 3] (8)

Box 18   Folder 5

Photographic prints, color, various locations, 1964-1980 [2 of 3] (8)

Box 18   Folder 6

Photographic prints, color, various locations, and envelope, 1964-1980 [3 of 3] (9)

Box 18   Folder 7

Photographic prints, color, 1964-1980 [1 of 4] (10)

Box 18   Folder 8

Photographic prints, color, 1964-1980 [2 of 4] (8)

Box 18   Folder 9

Photographic prints, color, 1964-1980 [3 of 4] (8)

Box 18   Folder 10

Photographic prints, color, and bag, 1964-1980 [4 of 4] (9)

Box 18   Folder 11

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1966-1973 (8)

Box 18   Folder 12

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1966-1980 (8)

Box 18   Folder 13

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, and envelope, 1967 (13)

Box 18   Folder 14

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, 1969 (2)

Box 18   Folder 15

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1960s-1980s (8)

Box 18   Folder 16

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1971 (17)

Box 18   Folder 17

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, 1971-1977 (5)

Box 18   Folder 18

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1972 (19)

Box 18   Folder 19

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, 1973 (3)

Box 18   Folder 20

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1973-1975 (14)

Box 18   Folder 21

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, and envelope, 1973-1976 (8)

Box 18   Folder 22

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1975 (14)

Box 18   Folder 23

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1975 (16)

Box 18   Folder 24

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1975-1978 [1 of 2] (21)

Box 18   Folder 25

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, including photograph of Marcel Marceau, and bag, 1975-1978 [2 of 2] (21)

Box 18   Folder 26

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1975-1989 (7)

Box 18   Folder 27

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1976 (20)

Box 19   Folder 1

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, including photographs of King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, 1976-1980 (7)

Box 19   Folder 2

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, neo-Nazi demonstration, 1976-1977 (2)

Box 19   Folder 3

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1977 (7)

Box 19   Folder 4

Photographic prints, color, unknown locations, 1977 (10)

Box 19   Folder 5

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Daley funeral and tributes, 1977 [1 of 2] (17)

Box 19   Folder 6

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Daley funeral and tributes, 1977 [2 of 2] (16)

Box 19   Folder 7

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1977 (11)

Box 19   Folder 8

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1977 (15)

Box 19   Folder 9

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, 1977 (10)

Box 19   Folder 10

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, including photograph of anti-apartheid demonstration, 1977 (8)

Box 19   Folder 11

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1977 (9)

Box 19   Folder 12

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1977 (13)

Box 19   Folder 13

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1977 (15)

Box 19   Folder 14

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1977 (16)

Box 19   Folder 15

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1977 (9)

Box 19   Folder 16

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Charles, Prince of Wales, 1977 (14)

Box 19   Folder 17

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Charles, Prince of Wales, 1977 (7)

Box 19   Folder 18

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, including photographs from Chicago International Film Festival, 1977 (12)

Box 19   Folder 19

Photographic prints, color, Atlanta area, 1978 (13)

Box 19   Folder 20

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Marcel Marceau, 1978 (20)

Box 20   Folder 1

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1978 (9)

Box 20   Folder 2

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, 1978 (8)

Box 20   Folder 3

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, including photograph of anti-apartheid demonstration, 1978-1979 (17)

Box 20   Folder 4

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1970s-1980s (6)

Box 20   Folder 5

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1970s-1980s (6)

Box 20   Folder 6

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, and envelope, 1970s-1980s (15)

Box 20   Folder 7

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, including photographs from Chicago Board of Trade and one attached newspaper fragment, late 1970s-early 1980s (7)

Box 20   Folder 8

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, including photograph of Roger Ebert, 1980 (6)

Box 20   Folder 9

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, including photographs of St. Patrick’s Day parade, 1980 (7)

Box 20   Folder 10

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1980 (18)

Box 20   Folder 11

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, including photographs of Charles, Prince of Wales, 1980 (17)

Box 20   Folder 12

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, theater, 1980 (9)

Box 20   Folder 13

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1980-1989 (14)

Box 20   Folder 14

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, Gloria Swanson, 1981 (11)

Box 20   Folder 15

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1981 (18)

Box 20   Folder 16

Photographic print, color, location unknown, and envelope, 1981 (2)

Box 20   Folder 17

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, and envelope, 1981 (2)

Box 20   Folder 18

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1981-1985 (12)

Box 21   Folder 1

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, and folder, 1981-1985 (8)

Box 21   Folder 2

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, and folder, 1984 (3)

Box 21   Folder 3

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, 1984-1986 (3)

Box 21   Folder 4

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, 1984-1987 [1 of 2] (8)

Box 21   Folder 5

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, and envelope, 1984-1987 [2 of 2] (7)

Box 21   Folder 6

Photographic print, color, locations unknown, and envelopes, 1986 (3)

Box 21   Folder 7

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1985-1988 (8)

Box 21   Folder 8

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 1988-1991 (8)

Box 21   Folder 9

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 2010 [1 of 3] (4)

Box 21   Folder 10

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 2010 [2 of 3] (11)

Box 21   Folder 11

Photographic prints, color, Chicago area, 2010 [3 of 3] (16)

Box 21   Folder 12

Photographic prints, color, Chicago, undated (6)

Box 21   Folder 13

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, undated (4)

Box 21   Folder 14

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, and folder, undated (3)

Box 21   Folder 15

Photographic print, color, location unknown, and folder, undated (2)

Box 21   Folder 16

Photographic prints, color, location unknown, undated (11)

Box 21   Folder 17

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, undated (10)

Series II: Photographs Collected by Vivian Maier

This series contains prints of photographs presumed to have been taken by photographers other than Maier. Most are professional studio portraits or postcards. It also includes a set of later travel photographs and a fragment of 16mm motion-picture film. The contents of this series range in date from the turn of the 20th century to the 1970s or 1980s, with some undated material. They are arranged in rough chronological order, with undated material at the end of the series. Folders are marked with the number of photographs they contain. In the occasional cases in which photographs were found loose in envelopes or other enclosures, the enclosures were included in this count.

Box 21   Folder 18

Photographic prints, black and white, various locations, late 19th and/or early 20th century (9)

Box 21   Folder 19

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, late 19th and/or early 20th century (6)

Box 21   Folder 20

Photographic prints, black and white, locations unknown, late 19th and/or early 20th century (4)

Box 21   Folder 21

Photographic prints, black and white, Ghent/Belgium, late 19th and/or early 20th century (1)

Box 21   Folder 22

Photographic prints, black and white, various locations, late 19th and/or early 20th century (7)

Box 22   Folder 1

Photographic prints, black and white, locations unknown, late 19th and/or early 20th century (2)

Box 22   Folder 2

Photographic prints, black and white, Chicago, and envelope, late 19th and/or early 20th century (5)

Box 22   Folder 3

Book of photographic prints, black and white, Coventry/England, early 20th century (1)

Box 22   Folder 4

Photographic prints, black and white, locations unknown, early 20th century (2)

Box 22   Folder 5

Photographic prints, black and white, locations unknown, early 20th century (20)

Box 22   Folder 6

Photographic prints, black and white, locations unknown, early 20th century (17)

Box 22   Folder 7

Photographic prints, black and white, locations unknown, early 20th century (13)

Box 22   Folder 8

Photographic prints, black and white, Berlin, mid-to-late 1930s (4)

Box 22   Folder 9

Photographic prints, black and white, Banff/Canada, early 20th century (4)

Box 22   Folder 10

Postcards, black and white, United States, early 20th century (9)

Box 22   Folder 11

Postcards, black and white, England, early 20th century (5)

Box 22   Folder 12

Postcards, color, Canada, early 20th century (13)

Box 22   Folder 13

Photographic print, color, locations unknown, 1970s-1980s (1)

Box 22   Folder 14

Photographic prints, color, various locations, late 20th century (20)

Box 22   Folder 15

Photographic prints, color, various locations, late 20th century (20)

Box 22   Folder 16

Photographic prints, color, various locations, late 20th century (20)

Box 22   Folder 17

Photographic prints, color, various locations, late 20th century (19)

Box 22   Folder 18

Photographic print, color, location unknown, undated (1)

Box 22   Folder 19

Photographic print, black and white, Chicago, undated (1)

Box 22   Folder 20

Photographic prints, black and white, location unknown, undated (2)

Box 22   Folder 21

Film fragment, 16mm, color, location unknown, undated (1)

Series III: Correspondence

This series contains incoming correspondence addressed to Vivian Maier, as well as a draft of an outgoing letter in her hand. Correspondents include families soliciting Maier’s services as a caregiver, as well as personal acquaintances and commercial or charitable entities. Some pieces of correspondence appear to have been delivered by hand, rather than mailed. The contents of this series range in date from the mid-1960s-mid-1990s and are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Correspondence found among Maier’s paper that was neither composed by nor addressed to her is filed under Series VI: Notes, Papers, and Ephemera. Correspondence related to Vivian Maier’s personal finances has been restricted for 50 years after date of record creation and arranged in Series IX.

Box 23   Folder 1

Babbin, K., 1980

Box 23   Folder 2

Bell & Howell Co., 1964

Box 23   Folder 3

Biagi, Al, undated

Box 23   Folder 4

Boland, Charlotte, undated

Box 23   Folder 5

Boston Cycle Mart, 1963-1964

Box 23   Folder 6

Calumet Photographic, Inc., 1980s

Box 23   Folder 7

“Diganci,” 1978

Box 23   Folder 8

Easter Seal Society, 1992

Box 23   Folder 9

Egan, “Mr. and Mrs.,” undated

Box 23   Folder 10

Fertility Finder, 1984

Box 23   Folder 11

Freund family, undated

Box 23   Folder 12

Guildhall Galleries, Ltd., 1969

Box 23   Folder 13

Hanley, John, 1969

Box 23   Folder 14

Hickey, Joann, 1985

Box 23   Folder 15

Lebouleh, Debbie, 1988

Box 23   Folder 16

Lipinsky, Peter, undated

Box 23   Folder 17

MacCary, “Mr.,” undated [photocopies]

Box 23   Folder 18

McVicker, Susanne J., 1978

Box 23   Folder 19

Ortiz, Carole, 1984

Box 23   Folder 20

Pioneer Press, 1988

Box 23   Folder 21

Safe Self Storage, 1988-1996

Box 23   Folder 22

Silver, Arlene, 1978

Box 23   Folder 23

Simon, “Monsieur,” undated

Box 23   Folder 24

State of New York Department of Health, 1996

Box 23   Folder 25

Travel Bureau/Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1967

Box 23   Folder 26

Waekoe, Renee, 1985

Box 23   Folder 27

Werner, “Mrs. Peter D.,” undated

Box 23   Folder 28

“Wilma,” undated

Box 23   Folder 29

Empty envelopes, address labels, etc., 1964-1996 [1 of 2]

Box 23   Folder 30

Empty envelopes, address labels, etc., 1964-1996 [2 of 2]

Series IV: Notes, Papers, and Ephemera

This series contains notes, most in Vivian Maier’s hand, as well as receipts, a storage contract, a birth certificate, a travel itinerary, unattributed drawings, photographic processing envelopes, business cards (most from Chicago-area businesses), and promotional or advertising material, much of it related to photographic equipment. It also includes correspondence found among Maier’s papers that was neither addressed to nor sent by her. This series comprises material dated from 1929 to the late 1990s. Dated material is arranged chronologically at the beginning of the series, followed by undated film processing envelopes, handwritten notes, and ephemera.

Box 23   Folder 31

Book, “Tony’s Scrap Book,” Cincinnati, 1929 (1)

Box 23   Folder 32

Postal document, Buenos Aires, 1949 (1)

Box 23   Folder 33

Travel itinerary, 1957 (3)

Box 23   Folder 34

Receipts, 1957-1992 (42)

Box 23   Folder 35

Promotional and instructional material, photography-related, 1961, undated (4)

Box 23   Folder 36

Stagebill, Chicago, 1962 (1)

Box 23   Folder 37

Map of China, National Geographic, USA, 1964 (1)

Box 23   Folder 38

Receipts, 1966-1987 (52)

Box 23   Folder 39

Receipt, 1969-1992 (31)

Box 23   Folder 40

Train and bus schedules and tickets, Chicago and Florida, 1960s-1980s (22)

Box 23   Folder 41

Receipts and envelopes, 1960s-1980s (11)

Box 23   Folder 42

Ephemera, miscellaneous, including ticket stubs, 1960s-1990s (39)

Box 23   Folder 43

Receipts, 1976-1992 (70)

Box 23   Folder 44

Promotional materials, photography-related, 1970s-1980s (46)

Box 23   Folder 45

Political flyers and mailers, 1970s-1990s (6)

Box 23   Folder 46

Financial mailings, 1963-1966 (33) [1 of 2]

Box 24   Folder 1

Financial mailings, 1963-1966 (24) [2 of 2]

Box 24   Folder 2

Receipts, 1983-1993 (41)

Box 24   Folder 3

Receipts/delivery slips, 1991-1993 (3)

Box 24   Folder 4

Contract, Hebard Storage Warehouse, 1983 (20)

Box 24   Folder 5

Handwritten notes, 1979-1986 (3)

Box 24   Folder 6

Newspaper clippings, Chicago and Miami Beach, 1986-1996 (5)

Box 24   Folder 7

Notebook, 1989 (1)

Box 24   Folder 8

Birth certificate, 1996 (2)

Box 24   Folder 9

Correspondence without Vivian Maier as sender or recipient, 1990s, undated (12)

Box 24   Folder 10

Film processing envelopes, including processors’ notes, undated (28)

Box 24   Folder 11

Film processing envelopes, undated (25)

Box 24   Folder 12

Film processing envelopes, undated (21)

Box 24   Folder 13

Film processing envelopes, undated (40)

Box 24   Folder 14

Film processing envelopes, undated (36)

Box 24   Folder 15

Film processing envelopes, undated (40)

Box 24   Folder 16

Film processing envelopes, undated (40)

Box 24   Folder 17

Film processing envelopes, undated (40)

Box 24   Folder 18

Film processing envelopes, undated (40)

Box 24   Folder 19

Film processing envelopes, undated (35)

Box 24   Folder 20

Film processing envelopes, undated (40)

Box 25   Folder 1

Handwritten notes, undated (20)

Box 25   Folder 2

Handwritten notes, undated (60)

Box 25   Folder 3

Handwritten notes, undated (56)

Box 25   Folder 4

Handwritten notes and paper fragments, undated (10)

Box 25   Folder 5

Kodak film packaging, with handwritten notes, undated (13)

Box 25   Folder 6

Lens paper book, with handwritten notes, undated (1)

Box 25   Folder 7

Kodak processors’ envelopes, flattened, with handwritten notes, undated (5)

Box 25   Folder 8

Envelope, with handwritten notes, undated (1)

Box 25   Folder 9

Envelopes, one with handwritten notes, undated (2)

Box 25   Folder 10

Handwritten notes, not in Maier’s hand, undated (39)

Box 25   Folder 11

Drawings, undated (5)

Box 25   Folder 12

Ephemera, including business cards and address books, marked “Filmed Business Cards”, undated [1 of 6] (2)

Box 25   Folder 13

Ephemera, including business cards and address books, marked “Filmed Business Cards”, undated [2 of 6] (30)

Box 25   Folder 14

Ephemera, including business cards and address books, marked “Filmed Business Cards”, undated [3 of 6] (21)

Box 25   Folder 15

Ephemera, including business cards and address books, marked “Filmed Business Cards”, undated [4 of 6] (30)

Box 25   Folder 16

Ephemera, including business cards and address books, marked “Filmed Business Cards”, undated [5 of 6] (24)

Box 25   Folder 17

Ephemera, including business cards and address books, marked “Filmed Business Cards”, undated [6 of 6] (14)

Box 25   Folder 18

Tickets, tags and paper fragments, undated (12)

Box 25   Folder 19

Postcards and similar, undated (3)

Box 25   Folder 20

Camera manuals, Bell & Howell, undated (2)

Box 25   Folder 21

Promotional materials, “Velosolex” bicycle, undated (2)

Box 25   Folder 22

Promotional materials, 1960s-1990s (8)

Box 25   Folder 23

Kodak film packaging, flattened, 1960s-1980s (5)

Box 25   Folder 24

Cardboard, undated (2)

Box 26   Folder 1

Political flyer, undated (1)

Box 26   Folder 2

Partial film processing envelope, Vivian Maier, undated (1)

Box 26   Folder 3

Handwritten notes, undated (2)

Box 26   Folder 4

Film processing envelopes, empty, 1970s-1980s (22)

Box 26   Folder 5

Flattened Kodak film boxes (8) and bundle of boxes and receipts, undated

Series V: Newspaper Clippings and Scrapbooks

This series contains newspaper pages and clippings collected by Vivian Maier, which she preserved in binders and in plastic picture frames. The overwhelming bulk of the clippings in this series date to the 1990s.

Box 27

Framed newspaper clippings, undated (3)

Box 28

Newspaper clippings, 2 binders, 1990-1992

Box 29

Newspaper clippings, 3 binders, 1980s-1990s

Box 30

Newspaper clippings, 3 binders, 1990s

Box 31

Newspaper clippings, 2 binders, 1990s

Box 31

Framed newspaper clippings, including ephemera, undated (12)

Series VI: Cameras and photographic Equipment

This series contains Vivian Maier’s still and motion picture cameras, lenses, filter, and other camera accessories, as well as period boxes that had been used to store her photographic prints before the latter were added to the collection. It includes items from the 1920s or 1930s to 1983, with a significant amount of undated material.

Box 32

Kodak film boxes, undated (6)

Box 32

Film reels, empty, undated (5)

Box 32

Plastic film canister, undated (1)

Box 33

Kodak, Retina IIc, camera, 1954-1958

Box 34

2 Empty print boxes

Box 35

Camera with lens and filter attached, Zorki 3-C, USSR, 1955-1956

Box 35

Camera in leather case, Bell & Howell Filmo, USA, 1939-1952

Box 36

Camera, Igahee Exakta VX 4.1, Dresden/East Germany, 1951-1953

Box 36

Camera, Graflex 22, USA, 1951-1955

Box 37

Camera, Keystone B-1, USA, mid-1930s

Box 37

Camera, Zeiss Ikon Contarex, Stuttgart/West Germany, 1960s

Box 38

Film, 35mm, Kodachrome 64, Rochester/New York, undated

Box 38

Lens board with lens attached, Schneider Optik (lens), Bad Kreuznach/West

Box 38

Germany (lens), mid-1950s (lens)

Box 38

Camera case, Leica/Leitz, leather, West Germany, undated

Box 38

Camera Accessory Case, leather, Switzerland, undated

Box 39

Close-up lens packaging (2, one missing lens), Zeiss Ikon AG, Stuttgart/West

Box 39

Germany, undated

Box 39

Folding viewfinder, in leather case, Weiss, West Germany, undated

Box 39

Macro adapter in leatherette case, Vivitar, Japan, undated

Box 39

Lens shade and adapter ring, assembled together, Tiffen Series 5, USA, undated

Box 39

Adapters (2), assembled together, including Tiffen Series 6, USA, undated

Box 39

Filters in packaging (2), Kodak Series V, Rochester/New York, undated

Box 39

Filter in packaging, Kodak, Rochester/New York, undated

Box 39

Close-up lenses (3) in leather case, Kalimar, Japan, undated

Box 40

Filters in packaging (2), one missing plastic case, Tiffen, USA, undated

Box 40

Filter, Ernst Leitz, New York, undated

Box 40

Filter in case, Zeiss Ikon AG, Stuttgart/West Germany, undated

Box 40

Lens, anastigmat, FR Corp., New York, undated

Box 40

Adapter, Elmar/Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar/West Germany, undated

Box 40

Lens hood, Rollei, West Germany, undated

Box 40

Plastic lens case, Franke & Heidecke/Rollei, Braunschweig/West Germany,

Box 40

undated

Box 40

Lens hood Kodak Series V, USA, undated

Box 40

Filter, Ernst Leitz, New York, undated

Box 40

Viewfinder, Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar/West Germany, undated

Box 40

Lens hood and adapter ring, assembled together, including Kodak Series IV,

Box 40

USA, undated

Box 41

Camera, Bell & Howell Filmo with lens and lens hood, USA, 1939-1952

Box 41

Camera, Kodak, Rainbow Hawk-Eye No. 1, Rochester/New York, 1920s-1930s

Box 42

Cameras (2), Kodak Baby Brownie Special, Rochester/New York, 1930s-1950s

Box 42

Flash, Rolleiflash, West Germany, undated

Box 43

Filters (3) in plastic case, Tiffen (case), EdnaLite (filters), USA, undated

Box 43

Filters (4) in plastic case, Tiffen (case, filters), Kodak (filters), USA, undated

Box 43

Filters (8) in plastic case, Tiffen, Minolta, Zeiss, Rhaco, etc., USA, Japan, West

Box 43

Germany, undated (1)

Box 43

Filters (3) in plastic case, Tiffen, Prinz, Harrison, USA, Japan, undated

Box 43

Viewfinder in leather case, Japan, Switzerland, undated

Box 43

Filters (15) in cardboard box, Tiffen, Kodak, Hoya, Vivitar, etc., USA, Japan,

Box 43

West Germany, undated

Box 43

Photographic developing thermometer, Kodak, USA, undated

Box 44

Slide boxes (2), Technicolor and Kodak, 1961 and 1983

Box 44

Film canister in packaging, 8mm, Bell & Howell, undated

Box 44

Leatherette Case from Rolleikin adapter, West Germany, undated

Box 44

Flash mount, undated

Box 44

Filter, Kodachrome Series VI, USA, undated

Box 44

Telephoto lens in bakelite case, Leica (lens), Ernst Leitz (case), Wetzlar/West

Box 44

Germany (case), undated

Box 44

Leather lens case, USA, undated

Box 45

Kodak photographic paper boxes (4), USA, undated

Box 45

Meier Premium Sheet Protector boxes (2), USA, undated

Box 45

Kodak Mini-Poster print box, USA, undated

Box 45

Von Lengerke & Antoine box, Chicago, undated

Box 46

Kodak poster print box, USA, undated

Series VII: Artifacts

This series contains clothing, shoes, books, keys, trunks, and other personal items owned by Vivian Maier. This material is generally undated.

Box 47

Coat, wool, Blassport, undated

Box 48

1 pair of shoes

Box 49

2 hats, wool

Box 50

2 hats, wool, undated

Box 50

Leather bag, undated

Box 50

Cloth bag, Brooks Brothers, undated

Box 50

Cloth bag, Marshall Field & Co., undated

Box 51

2 books, 1980s

Box 52

Leather wallet, undated

Box 52

Leather purse, containing two US coins, undated

Box 52

Cedar block, undated

Box 52

Keys (27), on rings and lanyards

Box 52

Keys (19), on rings

Box 52

Toothbrushes (4), in metal case

Box 53

Plastic bag containing envelopes with human hair, ticket stubs, handwritten note, and other miscellaneous items, undated

Object 1

Large metal trunk, circa 1950s, USA, previously belonging to Irving Eisenstein

Object 2

Small fabric-covered -suitcase, undated, USA

Series VIII: Oversize

This series contains two poster-sized color photographic prints taken by Vivian Maier, dating from the mid-1980s.

Box OVRZ FOLDER 1

Photographic prints, color, locations unknown, 1985 (2)

Series IX: Restricted

This series contains restricted financial and research records ranging in date from the 1960s through early 2010s. The material is restricted for 50 years from its date of creation. The financial records include financial correspondence arranged alphabetically by correspondent, followed by stock certificates, tax-related materials, and receipts. It ranges in date from 1962-1996 and will be fully open in 2046.

This series also contains three folders of notes from research on Vivian Maier that was conducted after her death and includes financial information. This material dates from the early 2010s and has been placed at the end of the series.

Box 54   Folder 1

Mailings from AMF Incorporated/Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., 1965-1985 (27)

Box 54   Folder 2

Mailings from Anadite Inc./Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., 1964-1983 (8)

Box 54   Folder 3

Mailings from APECO Corp./CINB, 1980 (5)

Box 54   Folder 4

Mailing from The Babcock & Wilcox Co./Bankers Trust Co., undated (1)

Box 54   Folder 5

Mailings from Bache & Co. 1962-1978 (10)

Box 54   Folder 6

Bills from Central Camera, 1980-1989 (14)

Box 54   Folder 7

Bills from Chicago Tribune, 1980 (14)

Box 54   Folder 8

Mailings from Colt Industries, Inc./Manufacturers’ Hanover Trust Co., 1964-1988 (13)

Box 54   Folder 9

Mailings from Communications Satellite Corp./American Transtech/Corporate Trust Stock Transfer, 1986-1993 (49)

Box 54   Folder 10

Mailing from General Motors Corporation, 1957-1976 (13)

Box 54   Folder 11

Bills from Hebard-Porter Storage and Moving Company, 1983-1984 (39)

Box 54   Folder 12

Bills from Hebard-Porter Storage and Moving Company, 1985-1989 (37)

Box 54   Folder 13

Bills from Hebard-Porter Storage and Moving Company,1990 (26)

Box 54   Folder 14

Bills from Hebard-Porter Storage and Moving Company, 1991 (23)

Box 55   Folder 1

Bills from Hebard-Porter Storage and Moving Company, 1992 (28)

Box 55   Folder 2

Bills from Hebard-Porter Storage and Moving Company, 1993 (6)

Box 55   Folder 3

Bills from Iredale Storage and Moving Company, 1979-1981 (58)

Box 55   Folder 4

Mailings from Kentucky Utilities Company, 1963-1985 (30)

Box 55   Folder 5

Mailings from Kentucky Utilities Company, 1986-1987 (45)

Box 55   Folder 6

Mailings from Kentucky Utilities Company, 1988-1989 (38)

Box 55   Folder 7

Correspondence from Susan Kimmelman, 1983 (7)

Box 55   Folder 8

Mailings from Libby, McNeill and Libby, 1963-1985 (6)

Box 55   Folder 9

Mailings from Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, 1983-1987 (4)

Box 55   Folder 10

Mailings from National Industries, Inc./Bank of Louisville, 1975-1976 (9)

Box 55   Folder 11

Mailings from Pominex Ltd./Canarchon Holdings Ltd., 1985-1987 (7)

Box 55   Folder 12

Correspondence from Marjorie Raymond, 1979 (2)

Box 55   Folder 13

Bill from Rogers Park Warehouse Company, 1995 (2)

Box 55   Folder 14

Correspondence from Safe Self Storage, 1990s (1)

Box 55   Folder 15

Mailings from Studebaker-Worthington Inc., 1979 (4)

Box 55   Folder 16

Mailings from Subscription Television, Inc., 1978 (4)

Box 55   Folder 17

Tax documents, 1984-1988 (21)

Box 55   Folder 18

Tax documents, 1989 (26)

Box 56   Folder 1

Tax documents, 1990 (17)

Box 56   Folder 2

Tax documents, 1990-1993 (22)

Box 56   Folder 3

Tax documents, 1990-1994 (35)

Box 56   Folder 4

Social Security documents, 1996 (6)

Box 56   Folder 5

U.S. Treasury checks, 1993-1995 (14)

Box 56   Folder 6

Stock certificates and check, Bethlehem Steel Corporation and Kentucky Utilities Co., 1987 (2)

Box 56   Folder 7

Stock certificates, Communications Satellite Corporation, undated (2)

Box 56   Folder 8

Receipts, Chicago area, undated (14)

Box 56   Folder 9

Receipts, Chicago area, undated (78)

Box 56   Folder 10

Receipts, Chicago area, undated (49)

Box 56   Folder 11

Receipts, Chicago area, 1985-1990 (18)

Box 56   Folder 12

Receipts, Evanston/Illinois, 1979 (2)

Box 56   Folder 13

Research notes – genealogy reports, originals from 1930s-1950s, circa 2010s (22)

Box 56   Folder 14

Research notes – real estate information, circa 2010s (15)

Box 56   Folder 15

Research notes – filming notes, 2011, circa 2010s (10)