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Sol Mednick papers


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Sol Mednick (1916-1970) was a photographer, especially commercial and scientific, and also a creative designer and teacher based primarily in New York and Philadelphia. Mednick was responsible for developing the photography department of the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and was 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 ca. 1961. He married Miriam Mednick in 1945.

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.

Processed by Janela Harris; Completed September, 2012.

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"

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Janela Harris
Finding Aid Date
September 14, 2012
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Collection Inventory

Physical Description

7 folders

Film & Photography Dept., PCA, [1960s].
Box 1 Folder 1-2

PCA: Philadelphia College of Art.

The Creative Photographer's School. 1 items.
Box 1 Object 1
Physical Description

1 items

The Creative Photographer's School, c. 1961.
Box 1 Folder 3
The Creative Photographer's Course. 1 items.
Box 1 Object 2
Scope and Contents

Bound book, containing draft of lesson and book for home study.

Physical Description

1 items

Photography Bill & "Afterimage", 1970, 1971. 2 items.
Box 1 Folder 4
Physical Description

2 items

Army Papers, 1946-1947.
Box 1 Folder 5
Biographical materials, 1971.
Box 1 Folder 6
Thesis on Alexey Brodovitch, 1973.
Box 1 Folder 7

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