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Ulli Steltzer Papers

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Steltzer, Ulli

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1923, Ulli Steltzer emigrated to the United States in 1953 with her two children. After teaching music and developing photographs in Massachusetts and New York, Steltzer moved to Princeton in 1957 to accept a job as a professional photographer for the Princeton Packet, whose Tulane Street studio she worked from for much of the next two decades. In addition to taking portraits of many prominent Princeton intellectuals and visitors from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, she also made frequent trips across the United States in her red Volkswagen to photograph and interview African American families in the South, as well as Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo peoples in New Mexico and Arizona. In 1972, Steltzer relocated her studio to Vancouver, British Columbia, where she befriended several prominent Haida artists, including carvers Robert Davidson and Bill Reid, who would become her frequent collaborators. Steltzer documented the art, culture, and traditions of the Haida and other coastal tribes, as well as the Inuit, with whom she lived for several months. Traveling widely throughout the Americas and Asia during her long career, Steltzer also documented life in Southern California, Guatemala, Cuba, China, and India, with a recurrent focus on immigrant communities and native peoples. Her photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and have appeared in at least a dozen photographic books and collaborations.

The collection consists of contact sheets, approximately 47,000 black-and-white negatives, silver gelatin prints, manuscripts, notebooks, research files, correspondence, pamphlets, and diaries related to a number of published and unpublished photography projects spanning Ulli Steltzer's entire career as a photographer from the late 1950s through 2008, including both her early Princeton portraits and later documentary work. The majority of the collection consists of contact sheets, interleaved with their corresponding negatives, and photographic prints in various sizes, arranged by subject or project. While the majority of negatives are 6x6cm frames of 120 film, some 35mm strips are occassionally present. Most prints in the collection are 8x10" silver gelatin prints, along with a significant group of mounted prints as large as 22x17", as well as occasional smaller formats, slides, and color photographs where noted. Related textual materials accompany photographs, including drafts for books and exhibition catalogs, research notes, travel diaries, interview transcriptions, receipts, bound volumes and pamphlets, and correspondence with publishers, collaborators, and subjects.

Grouped by project, following the chronology of Steltzer's career, the collection includes portraits of prominent Princeton intellectuals, visitors, and their families, including J. Robert Oppenheimer, George McGovern, Adlai Stevenson, Roger Sessions, and Igor Stravinsky; documentary photography depicting migrant workers and urban poverty in New Jersey, Ohio, and Illinois; African American communities and civil rights activists in the South, including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1968; Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo tribes of the American Southwest; Native American artists of British Columbia, including extensive documentation of the work of Haida carvers Robert Davidson and Bill Reid; the Cakchiquel people of Guatemala; the Inuit of the North American Arctic; immigrants in Los Angeles; India; Lijiang, Baidi, and Yongning, China; and Cuba and Trinidad.

Gift of Ulli Steltzer, 2013.

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This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in September - November, 2013. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in November, 2013.

Duplicate copies of bound volumes were removed from the collection.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Kelly Bolding
Finding Aid Date
2013
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Trustees of Princeton University hold the copyright for materials in this collection that were created by Ulli Steltzer. Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.

Collection Inventory

Arrangement

This series is arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Contents

This series consists primarily of contact sheets, approximately 3600 black-and-white negatives, and photographic prints in various sizes, portraying notable Princeton professors, visiting scholars, politicians, scientists, artists, and musicians, mostly during the late 1950s through the early 1970s, though some were taken later. While some photographs pertain to assignments for the Princeton Packet, where Steltzer worked, many were shot independently in her studio on Tulane Street, often for passport photos. Steltzer's subjects include such diverse characters as J. Robert Oppenheimer and his family, Adlai Stevenson, Igor Stravinsky, George McGovern, Bob Dylan, Roger Sessions, Richard Rorty, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Benny Goodman, Paul Dirac, and David Lilienthal. Correspondence pertaining to later usage of prints, Xerox copies of prints and contact sheets, and CD-ROMs are also occasionally included with photographic materials. Though 8x10" prints are frequently interleaved with matching contact sheets and negatives, a group of oversize mounted prints, 16x20" and smaller, is also present in this series.

Dates were attributed to undated photographs, when possible, by locating the matching contact sheet or print of a different size. When a specific date could not be pinpointed, a date range was provided based on context.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically by last name, and occasionally subject, with miscellaneous materials at the end.

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains contact sheets and black-and-white negatives, with interspersed 8x10" prints, portraying prominent Princeton residents and visitors. Correspondence pertaining to later use of prints, Xerox copies of prints and contact sheets, and CD-ROMs are also occasionally present.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Index, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains partial list of portrait subjects on manila folder.

Physical Description

1 folder

Anderson, Marian, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Archbishop of Canterbury, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Archbishop of York at Choir School Graduation, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Barbirolli, Sir John, 1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Barr, Stringfellow, 1958-1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Barth, Karl, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Biberian, Gilbert, 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bryan, Mina, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Buber, Martin, 1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Casadesus, Robert, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cohen, Julius and Wife, 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Conkwright, Professor Pleasant Jefferson, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Davis, J. Lionberger, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dirac, Paul, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Djilas, Milovan, 1968. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Negatives only.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dodds, Harold Willis, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dothan, Moshe with Wife and Child, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dukas, Helen, Einstein's Secretary, 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dyson, George, Freeman, Ann, and Imme, 1986-1987. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Einstein, Margot, 1965. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Margot Einstein was the eldest stepdaughter of Albert Einstein.

Physical Description

1 folder

Erdman, Charles, Westminster Choir College, 1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Falk, Dick, 1968-1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Falk Family, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gallup, George, 1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gendler, Everett, circa 1962-1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gendler Baby, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gendler Family, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Goodman, Benny, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Griffin, Donald Worner, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Griffin, Gilette, 1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Griffin, Gilette's Friend, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hessenburg, Kurt, German Composer, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Honig, Edwin, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Imbrie, Andrew, 1962. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Institute of Advanced Study, Yang-Oppenheimer House, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kahler, Erich and Lili, 1968-1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kahler, Erich, Peter, and Michal Washkevich, Birthday, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kaufman, Walter, 1972. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Negatives only.

Physical Description

1 folder

Kaysen, Carl, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kennan, George F., 1963-1966. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Khan, Ali, 1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Knoll, Max, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kuhn, Cliff, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lange, Victor and Francis, 1990 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lemonick, Aaron, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lewis, Sir Arthur, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lilienthal, David, 1963-1964. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes a 1970 letter requesting copies of photographs for Lilienthal's organization.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lilje, Bishop Hans, Lutheran Bishop of Germany, 1959-1960. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

March on Washington, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Maritain, Jacques, and Jean Labatut, 1961. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes Xerox copies on legal paper and a 1987 letter requesting images of Labatut.

Physical Description

1 folder

Mayer, Arno - Children, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mayer, Arno - Proofs, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mayer, Arno's Son and Girlfriend, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mayer, Arno, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

McGovern, George, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mercer Oak with Peter Oppenheimer, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Meyner, Helen, with Gov. Robert Meyner and Puppies, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

O'Hara, John, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1958-1963. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Some photographs were originally sleeved together based on year. Includes photographs of J. Robert Oppenheimer with Queen Frederica of Greece in 1962, and a 2005 letter from biographer Kai Bird.

Physical Description

1 folder

Oppenheimer Family: Kitty, Peter, and Toni, 1961-1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Prints often contain handwritten captions on the back. Additional photographs of Peter Oppenheimer at his family's New Mexico ranch can be found in Series 3.

Physical Description

1 folder

Oppenheimer Photographs on CD-ROM, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ortiz, Alfonso, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pittendrigh, Colin, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pollock, Meida, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton policeman, 1967. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains mounted prints, 7x9" and smaller, of an unidentified police officer directing traffic in Princeton.

Physical Description

1 folder

Prinz, Rabbi Joachim, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rorty, Richard, 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rosenhaupt, Hans, and Family, 1963. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Rothaus, Oscar and Family, 1966-1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scheide, William, at Library in Princeton and Dodo, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scheide, William, at Scheide Music Library, 1998 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scheide Wedding, 2003 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr., circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Schorske, Carl Emil, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Serkin, Rudolf, and Michael Bloom, 1966-1968. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes a 1968 letter requesting prints.

Physical Description

1 folder

Sessions, Roger, His Wife, Daughter (Betsy), and Son (John), 1965-1969. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes some Xerox copies of contact sheets and passport photographs.

Physical Description

1 folder

Sgalitzer, Max, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Shahn, Ben, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spencer, Bill, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stevenson, Adlai, circa 1960s-1970s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stokowski, Leopold, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Stravinsky, Igor, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Taylor, Sir Hugh, 1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Walter, Bruno, 1959. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Weinrich, Carl, circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Williamson, Dr., circa 1957-1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Witherspoon Youth Group, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Woodcock, George, 1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Yang-Lee, Nobel Prize, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Zida, 1957. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Princeton Negatives and Prints, 1957-1958. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous Princeton Negatives and Contact Sheets, 1961-1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Arrangement

Prints are arranged alphabetically by last name, and in some cases, subject. Where multiple prints of the same person are present, arrangement then follows date or size.

Scope and Contents

This subseries includes 68 mounted prints, 16x20" and smaller, and 4 unmounted 11x14" prints, stored in two boxes based on size. Most prints are signed and captioned. Many are duplicates of images found in vertical files, although some unique images appear in this subseries alone, including portraits of Ivan Illich and Bob Dylan.

Physical Description

2 boxes

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2 boxes

12x14" and smaller, 1963. 2 items.
Physical Description

2 items

16x20", 1963. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Baker, Carlos, undated. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

12x15", 1959. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1959. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Barth, Karl, 1962. 2 items.
Physical Description

2 items

Bleakney, Walter, undated. 2 items.
Physical Description

2 items

Bloom, Myram, 1966. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Buber, Martin, undated. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

11x13" and smaller, 1963. 2 items.
Physical Description

2 items

16x20", 1963. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

12x14", 1962. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1962. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Dylan, Bob, Getting a Degree at Princeton, 1970. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Erdman, Charles, Westminster Choir College, 1958. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

1 box

Individual Portrait, 1966. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Dick and son, circa 1968-1971. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Frederica Queen of Greece, with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1962. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Goldman, Eric in Washington, undated. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Goodman, Benny, 1958. 2 items.
Physical Description

2 items

Illich, Ivan, 1972. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Kahler, Eric, 1968. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

11x14", 1972. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1972. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Kennan, George F., 1966. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

12x15", 1964. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1964. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Labatut, Jean, undated. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Lewis, Sir Arthur, 1968. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

11x14", 1962. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1962. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Lilje, Bishop Hans of Germany, 1960. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

11x14", undated. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", undated. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

12x15", 1961. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1961. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Marty, Martin, undated. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

12x15", circa 1969. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

15x18", circa 1971. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

2 boxes

13x16", 1961. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

15x20", 1961. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Portrait, 1963. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Princeton University, 1969. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

12x15", 1962. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1962. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr., 1966. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Serkin, Rudolf, 1966. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

12x15", 1965. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1965. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

13x15", 1964. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1964. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Spitzer, Lyman, 1962. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

11x15", 1957. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

16x20", 1958. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

12x15" and smaller, 1963. 2 items.
Physical Description

2 items

16x20", 1966. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

12x15" and smaller, 1966. 4 items.
Physical Description

4 items

16x20", 1966. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Physical Description

2 boxes

11x14" and smaller, 1959. 2 items.
Physical Description

2 items

16x18", 1959. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Wigner, Eugene, undated. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Unidentified, undated. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 item

Arrangement

This series is arranged into six file groups by project.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of contact sheets interleaved with corresponding black-and-white negatives (approximately 4200) and prints of various sizes, along with occasional related correspondence, bound volumes, pamphlets, and mounted prints from Steltzer's early work as a documentary photographer in the 1960s and early 1970s. In contrast to Steltzer's Princeton portraits, photographs in this series document social conditions for migrant workers and other laborers in New Jersey, the Rust Belt, and Chicago, as well as African American communities and civil rights activists in the Deep South. Though primarily made up of documentary work prior to Steltzer's 1972 move to Vancouver, this series also includes two projects from later dates: a 1980 trip to the Philippines, and a group of photographs collected over several decades of Haida weaver Florence Davidson.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Scope and Contents

Contains images of Florence Davidson, a weaver from Haida Gwaii, likely collected for a biographical project on Davidson, entitled Naanii Florence, which was published in a small run circa 1993. Additional photographs of Florence Davidson, also known as "Nonnie" or "Naanii," can be found in Series 6.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Florence Davidson, also known as Nonnie, 1975-1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contact sheets, negatives, and prints.

Physical Description

1 folder

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Oversize and Mounted Prints: Florence Davidson, 1975-1983. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

5 mounted prints 11x14" and smaller, signed and captioned.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

One full set of a 13-pamphlet series on infant development, published by Edcom Systems, Inc. in Princeton, containing Steltzer's photographs.

Physical Description

1 box

The First Twelve Months of Life, Volumes 1-7, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The First Twelve Months of Life, Volumes 8-13, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contains contact sheets and black-and-white negatives, correspondence, and a bound volume pertaining to Steltzer's photographs of workers appearing in Alvin Schwartz's 1966 children's book, The Night Workers.

Physical Description

1 box

The Night Workers, by Alvin Schwartz and Goethe House Exhibition Release, 1965 December-1966 January. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 letter and 1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

The Night Workers Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1965. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Scope and Contents

Contact sheets, black-and-white negatives, and prints from a 1980 trip to the Philippines. Steltzer's daughter-in-law immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1981. One photograph taken during this trip was included in The New Americans (1988).

Physical Description

1 box

Philippines Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1980. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes undated letter from Viveza International Inc. regarding possible publication of images.

Physical Description

2 folders

Philippines Prints, 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contact sheets, black-and-white negatives, and prints documenting migrant and urban workers in New Jersey, Ohio, and Illinois, with a focus on African American families and living conditions near Trenton and Mercer County, New Jersey. Includes Steltzer's contributions to several state and local anti-poverty campaigns, including projects headed by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry, the New Jersey Office of Economic Opportunity, the Urban Training Center for Christian Missions in Chicago, and a neighborhood development program in Columbus, Ohio.

Unless otherwise noted in folder title or description, folders contain interleaved contact sheets and negatives with occasional prints interspersed. Oversize and mounted prints are included at the end.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Camden, New Jersey, 1968 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Birch Avenue House, Princeton Poverty, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

1961 and The Road Ahead (Pamphlet), New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry, 1961. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hightstown Streets and Water, 1968 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Washington May Day, 1971. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Columbus, Ohio, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Akron, Ohio, 1967. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Youth Center Portraits, 1968. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

5x7" prints.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trenton Rally for Dick Gregory, 1968. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Dick Gregory was a civil rights activist and comedian who ran for president in 1968 with the Peace and Freedom Party.

Physical Description

1 folder

Migrants, Cranbury, Frank Danser's Farm, 1968. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Migrant Labor, 1965-1966. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes some unmatched negatives.

Physical Description

1 folder

5x7 Negatives Copied for Black Exhibit, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes three prints.

Physical Description

1 folder

Jersey Migrants and Poor People, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Migrants, Allentown, New Jersey, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

State of New Jersey, Port Norris, 1965. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New Jersey Office of Economic Opportunity, Migrants, circa 1960s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mizpah Migrants, Black Madonna, 1960s-1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

The image Steltzer refers to as "Black Madonna" was published in The First Twelve Months of Life in 1971.

Physical Description

1 folder

Oversize and Mounted Prints: Migrant Workers, Trenton, New Jersey, Ohio, 1960s. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

13 mounted prints 16x20" and smaller, most signed and captioned, and 1 unmounted 11x14" print.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Contains contact sheets, black-and-white negatives, and prints from Steltzer's travels in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Mississippi in the late 1960s, where she photographed African American families, as well as civil rights rallies and activists. Includes images of the 1967 Soul Roots Festival and the 1968 Southern Christian Leadership Conference, both in Atlanta. Although local police were often hostile towards Steltzer's attempts to photograph rural black communities, families invited her into their homes and offered to drive her around to avoid the unwanted attention garnered by her red Volkswagen. Steltzer befriended the Franklin family of Marks, Mississippi, after meeting activist Henrietta Franklin at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Henrietta's son, Melvin Franklin, attended Princeton University and rode to New Jersey from Mississippi with Steltzer in 1969.

Unless otherwise noted in folder title or description, folders contain contact sheets and negatives. Oversize and mounted prints are included at the end.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Black South, 1968-1969. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Contains images of civil rights activists in Louisville, Kentucky, including Anne Braden and William Stringfellow. Some contact sheets contain notes on the back written by Steltzer as late as 2005.

Physical Description

2 folders

Black South, My Favorite Friends and Pictures, 1968 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Atlanta, Georgia, 1967 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Liberty County, Georgia, 1968 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Soul Roots Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967 May. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

For the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation in Princeton. Includes photographs of Bernice Reagan and Stokely Carmichael.

Physical Description

2 folders

Oversize and Mounted Prints: Black South, 1967-1969. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

19 mounted prints 16x20" and smaller, mostly signed and captioned, and 6 unmounted 11x14" and 16x20" prints.

Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Original order was preserved, with materials grouped by tribe and then date.

Scope and Contents

This series consists primarily of contact sheets and approximately 2100 black-and-white negatives, along with prints of various sizes, interview notes, and diaries related to Steltzer's travels throughout the American Southwest. Photographs were taken in New Mexico and Arizona between 1969 and 1973, though exhibited as late as 1989. Undated materials were assigned an approximate date based on context. Photographs from this series likely appeared in "The World of the Southwest Indians," an exhibition at the Paterson Free Public Library, April 1-30, 1970, and two German shows in 1980 and 1989 organized by the Society for Threatened Peoples and Survival International. Notable are photographs of J. Robert Oppenheimer's son, Peter, at his ranch, "Perro Caliente," near Cowles, New Mexico, as well as several photographs of Native American Princeton students taken at the Tulane Street studio in 1970. Also notable are photographs and interviews with members of the Hopi people. Steltzer's diaries describe her unique documentary methods and her frequent and often lengthy visits to native communities, where she learned cooking, baking, and other traditional crafts.

Folders contain contact sheets and negatives with some interspersed prints, unless otherwise noted in folder title or description. Mounted and oversize prints are arranged at the end of the series.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Southwest Short Impressions, circa 1969-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Text for Southwest Exhibit at Princeton and Survival International in Germany, circa 1969-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Santa Fe Indian Market, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hopi, 1970. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Hopi, 1972. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Hopi, 1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Navajo and Apache Couple, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pete Oppenheimer at Perro Caliente, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Southwest Diary, 1969-1973. 1 folder.
Related Materials

Original diary is located in General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, Box 48; Manuscripts Division, Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

Scope and Contents

Includes Xerox copy of 1969 diary from spiral notebook, 1970 correspondence, and handwritten notes from 1973.

Physical Description

1 folder

Navajo, 1973. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Begaye Family Weaving, Navajo, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Taos, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Zuni, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Acoma, San Ildefonso, Rose Gonzales, Whitehouse Ruins, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ann Lewis, Acoma, 1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lucy Lewis, Acoma, 1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Picuris and Rose Gonzales, a Few Shots of Santa Clara, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Santa Clara, 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton Students Photographed in studio on Tulane Street, 1970. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Utah, Monument Valley and Sheep on Dunes, circa 1969. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Southwest Prints, 1969-1973. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oversize and Mounted Prints: Hopi, Navajo, and Pueblo, 1969-1973. 2 boxes.
Scope and Contents

24 mounted prints 22x17" and smaller, and 12 unmounted 11x14" prints. Mounted prints are often signed and captioned.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Arrangement

Original order was preserved. Contact sheets and negatives with interspersed prints are divided into folders by subject or geographical location, followed by textual materials and prints of various sizes.

Scope and Contents

This series contains contact sheets, approximately 4500 black-and-white negatives, and prints of various sizes, along with correspondence, research notes, notebooks, and one bound volume for Indian Artists at Work, Steltzer's first book, which was published in 1976. These materials document native carvers, weavers, and other artists throughout British Columbia, showing artists at work in their homes and gathering materials from the local environment. Notes contain interview transcriptions, which were often used as captions for the book, a recurrent feature in Steltzer's published work.

Materials dated after the publication of Indian Artists at Work pertain to Steltzer's later visits to the same communities. In aid of this project, Doreen Jensen introduced Steltzer to several prominent Haida artists, including Robert Davidson, Florence Davidson, and Bill Reid, whose work she continued to photograph and publish throughout her career. Due to these long-standing collaborations, materials related to Indian Artists at Work can also be found in Series 6 and Series 7.

Physical Description

3 boxes

West Coast, 1971-1983. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

K'sau, 1973-1983. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Prince Rupert, 1973-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Alert Bay, 1974. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Norman Tait's Pole-Raising and Pictures of Norman's Work, 1973-1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Salish Weavers and Duncan Knitters, 1975-1976. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Kwaguilth, 1975-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Walter Harris at K'sau and Doreen Jensen, 1973-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jessie Webster, Ahousat, 1986 June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Peter and Jessie Webster, Ahousat, 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Leather and Birch, Carrier and Okanagan, 1975-2007. 2 folders.
Scope and Contents

Includes a 2007 letter pertaining to publication of photographs in a school textbook.

Physical Description

2 folders

Weavers, 1975 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Salish Baskets, 1975. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Women Weaving in Masset, 1973-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Haida Carvers, 1975-1983. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Notes for Indian Artists at Work, circa 1973-1976. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes notebook and several sections of notebook paper with interview transcriptions and a typed list of addresses.

Physical Description

1 folder

Indian Artists at Work Notes and Correspondence, 1975. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes permissions letter from Claude Davidson.

Physical Description

1 folder

Indian Artists at Work Notebook, circa 1973-1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Indian Artists at Work, 1976. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Oversize and Mounted Prints: Indian Artists at Work, 1973-1988. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

21 mounted 16x20" prints, signed and captioned.

Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Original order was preserved. Contact sheets and negatives with interspersed prints are divided into folders by subject or geographical location, followed by textual materials and prints of various sizes.

Scope and Contents

This series contains contact sheets, approximately 3000 black-and-white negatives, and prints of various sizes, along with notes, correspondence, and one bound volume related to the 1979 publication of Coast of Many Faces with Catherine Kerr, which documents the coastal communities of British Columbia. These materials describe the region's native peoples and Canadians of European heritage, as they existed in the 1970s. Local fishing and lumber economies, as well as artistic and cultural practices in small villages along the coast are heavily featured.

Folders contain contact sheets and negatives, with some interspersed prints, unless otherwise noted in folder title or description. Mounted and oversize prints are arranged at the end of the series.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Jessie and Peter Webster's 60th Wedding Anniversary, Stanley with Wife and Drums, Mina and Grandchild, Ahousat, 1988-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Masset and Skidegate, 1977-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Raising of Bill Reid's Pole in Skidegate, Tasu, Queen Charlotte City, 1978. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Physical Description

2 boxes

Part 1, 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Part 2, 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edenshaw Memorial Celebration, Nonnie Davidson, Augustus Wilson in Boat, Robert's Pole, Masset, 1977-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ocean Falls, Bella Bella, Dryad Point, Rivers Inlet, Kingcome Inlet, 1978. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Quatsino, Coal Harbour, Holberg, Winter Harbour, Port Alice, Utah Mines, Fort Rupert, Cape Scott, 1977-1978. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

West Coast, Including Kyuquot, 1977-1978. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Port Simpson, Rupert, Kitkatla, Oona River, Hartley Bay, Klemtu, 1977-1978. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Nass River, 1977. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Notes for Coast of Many Faces, 1977-1978. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes spiral notebook, correspondence about grants and publication specifications, a postcard, handwritten interview notes, and typed interview transcriptions.

Physical Description

1 folder

Coast of Many Faces Prints, 1977-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Coast of Many Faces, 1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Coast of Many Faces Prints with Mark-Ups, 1979. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Oversize and Mounted Prints: Fishing at Fort Saint John Reserve, 1979. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

2 mounted 16x20" prints, signed and captioned.

Physical Description

1 box

Oversize and Mounted Prints: Coast of Many Faces, circa 1977-1990. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

24 mounted 16x20" prints, signed and captioned, and 1 unmounted 11x14" print.

Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Original order was preserved.

Scope and Contents

This series contains contact sheets, approximately 3900 black-and-white negatives, prints of various sizes, correspondence, notes, clippings, and a bound volume related to Steltzer's work on Haida artists, spanning most of her career from the mid-1970s until 2002. Photographs document various feasts, potlatches, pole-raisings, and dances within the Haida community in Masset and Skidegate, Haida Gwaii (also known as Queen Charlotte Islands). Some materials in this series pertain to the 1984 publication of A Haida Potlatch, which documents a 1981 potlatch hosted by Haida artist Robert Davidson in Masset, Haida Gwaii. Davidson invited Steltzer to photograph his potlatch after working with her on Indian Artists at Work. Notes from interviews with Davidson and other Haida attendees are present. This series also includes materials related to the first chapter of Indian Artists at Work on Haida carvers. Artists appearing frequently in this series include Robert Davidson, Reg Davidson, Florence Davidson, Bill Reid, and Jim Hart.

Folders contain contact sheets and negatives with occasional prints, unless otherwise specified in folder title or description. Large mounted prints are arranged at the end of the series.

Physical Description

6 boxes

Indian Artist at Work in British Columbia Typescript, Correspondence, and Reviews, 1975-1978. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes full typescript of book with captions, correspondence with Masset Band Council, clippings, and Xerox copies of book reviews.

Physical Description

1 folder

Haida Prints, 1974-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Isabelle Rorick, Haida Weaver on Hornby Island, 2000 June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Nonnie and Robert Davidson, Completed House Posts for Al Latner, Larry Rosso, Glen Rabena, 1987 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edenshaw Memorial Celebration in Masset, Frying Salmon for the Feast, 1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reggie Davidson Working on Pole, 1988 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Raven and Clamshell in Bill Reid's Hands, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Florence Davidson at Vancouver Museum, 1990 September 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Pole Raising and Food Gathering with Dempsey, Bill Carving the Pole, 1978-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert's Potlatch, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Jim Hart, 1991 October 30. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jim Hart's Yan Pole Raising, 1991 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jimmy Hart Portraits, 1987 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jim Hart Sculpture at UBC, 1994 December-1995 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jim Hart's Pole at UBC, Jim Working, 1994 June 20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Yan Pole Raising Glossy Duplicate Prints, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jim Hart's Yan Pole Raising, Dora Brooks Gravestone Moved to Cemetery, 1991 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jim Hart Pole-Raising at UBC, 2000 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Jim Hart Edenshaw Potlatch and Pole-Raising, 1999 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Florence Davidson's Potlatch Making Claude a Chief, Reggie's Pole-Raising for Claude, 1986 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hot Springs with Chief Dempsey Collinson of Skidegate, 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Florence Davidson's Daughters, Carmen Potlatch, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Florence "Nonnie" Davidson's 95th Birthday, 1989 September 15. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert Davidson with Popestick, Nonnie's 90th Birthday, 1984 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Masset Children, 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Potlatch, Chief Dempsey Collinson, Skidegate, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Fred Davis, 1994 March-June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dance Rehearsal of Rainbow Creek Dancers with Ben, Pictures of Terry Lynn Davidson, 2002 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reggie Davidson's Potlatch, 2002 February 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Masset Potlatch Making Carmen a Chief, Dorothy in Feastware at Robert's Pole, Bud Mintz with Blanket, 1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Indian Artists at Work Prints, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Chapter 1, Indian Artists at Work Prints, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Masset Anniversary of Merle and Clara in New Longhouse of Claude, 1990 June 16. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dorothy Grant-Davidson's Longhouse Celebration and Nonnie's 96th Birthday, 1990 September 15. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Feast for the Urban Haidas, Pictures of Ulli, Urban Haida Receiving a Drum by Robert Davidson, 1993 November 19-20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A Haida Potlatch, 1984. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Young Haida Carvers Prints for Indian Artists at Work, circa 1970s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Haida Potlatch Prints: Additional Prints of Robert's Potlatch and Food Gathering with Chief Skidegate, 1981-1984. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Masset and Haida Gwaii Prints: 11x14", 1975-1980s. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Oversize and Mounted Prints: Haida, 1975-1986. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

14 mounted prints 16x20" and smaller, signed and captioned, and 3 unmounted 16x20" prints.

Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Original order was preserved, followed by a file group of materials related to Charles Edenshaw.

Scope and Contents

This series contains contact sheets, approximately 3300 negatives, and prints, mainly black-and-white with a few in color where noted, along with correspondence, pamphlets, and research files pertaining to Haida artist Bill Reid (1920-1998), an accomplished goldsmith, sculptor, carver, and writer working on Granville Island in Vancouver. Reid, a Canadian of mixed Haida and European heritage, is often credited as a major force in the resurgence of Haida art in the late 20th century. Having photographed Reid for Indian Artists at Work, Steltzer later published two versions of a book about Reid's Spirit of Haida Gwaii, a massive bronze sculpture that was installed in front of the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1991. A second bronze casting, patinated in blue-green, was later commissioned for the Vancouver International Airport.

The Black Canoe: Bill Reid and the Spirit of the Haida Gwaii was published in 1991 in collaboration with author Robert Bringhurst. In 1997, Steltzer published the same collection of photographs in a new edition without Bringhurst's text, after Bringhurst's interpretations of Haida culture drew a highly critical response from various Haida artists and tribal leaders. Correspondence in this series provides insight into debates about the portrayal of Haida art and mythology for non-native audiences, including a critique from Robert Davidson.

Steltzer also collaborated with Reid on an unrealized book project about Charles Edenshaw (circa 1839–1920), a Haida carver and jewelery maker whose work inspired a new generation of artists, including Bill Reid and Robert Davidson.

Unless otherwise noted in folder title or description, folders contain contact sheets and negatives with interspersed prints.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Pictures of Bill Reid, 1986-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Black Canoe Good Prints, Beacon, New York, 1988 March 7-8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs of Lootas Launching in Skidegate, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs of Lootas in Vancouver, 1986. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes a photograph of Princess Diana and Prince Charles at the 1986 Expo in Vancouver.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lootas, Bill Reid's Canoe Launching, Skidegate, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, Robert Bringhurst, 1991. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence includes exchanges between Robert Bringhurst and various Haida editors concerning conflicting views about translation and interpretation of Haida culture and language. Original folder with Steltzer's notes was retained, and provides context for her decision to publish a later version of the book on Bill Reid's Spirit of the Haida Gwaii without Bringhurst's text.

Physical Description

1 folder

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Bill Reid's Canoe, Tallix, 1991 January 21-22. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unveiling of Black Canoe, Washington D.C. Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1991 November 18-19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid, Ship of Fools, 1986 June-August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spirit Canoe Clay, Lootas Copies with Bill, 1988 February-April. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes four 4x5" negatives.

Physical Description

1 folder

Black Canoe, Washington D.C. Prints, 1991 November 18-19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pictures of Black Canoe with Copy Negatives, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs of Black Canoe Used by Bill Reid Foundation, circa 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Plaster Model for Spirit Canoe, 1987 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spirit Canoe Plaster, 1988 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Working on Spirit Canoe, 1988 October-November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spirit Canoe and Bill, 1989 January 31. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid's 69th Birthday Party and Spirit Canoe, 1989 January 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid, Spirit Canoe (Ship of Fools) Plaster Mold, 1988 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill's Canoe, 1989 February 9-23. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill's Canoe, 1989 March 9-16. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill's Canoe, 1989 March 23-25. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Working on Chief's Face, Spirit Canoe, 1989 April 5. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill's Canoe, 1989 April 11-19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid, 1989 May 5. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spirit Canoe, Garner Moodie's Pole for Leona, Bill Working on Talking Stick, 1989 May 24-28. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill's Canoe, 1989 April 26. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Shirley Maclean, Arthur Eriksa, Bill Reid Portrait in Front of Sculpture, 1989 May 28. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spirit Canoe Ghosts Leaving, 1989 June 17-22. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Spirit Canoe, 1989 June 26-July 14. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Completed Plaster of Haida Gwaii at Bill's Studio, 1989 July 17-19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill, 1989 July 19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Working on Ancient Reluctant, 1988 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill's Canoe, 1989 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill on the Way to New York, 1989 November 15. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tallix Pictures, 1989 November 25. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tallix, 1990 August 6-7. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Donny Yeoman's Speaker's Staff Close-Ups, Bill's New Wolf Drawings, 1990 October 10. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Donny Yeoman's Speaker's Staff for Bill Reid's Spirit Canoe, 1990 April 18. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tallix, Haida Gwaii, 1990 May 16. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill with Killer Whale (Yellow Cedar) for Speaker's Staff, Haida Gwaii, 1990 May 24. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tallix Prints, 1991 January 21-22. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Tallix, Bill's Canoe Finished, 1991 March 7-8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Foundation Pamphlets, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Black Canoe Prints: Bill's UBC Pole, Bill's Pole in Skidegate, Donny Yeoman with Speaker Staff, 1976-1990 (1988-1989). 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

The Black Canoe: Bill Reid and the Spirit of the Haida Gwaii, 1991. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Introduction Photographs for Black Canoe, page 1-40, 1976-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Black Canoe Original Prints, page 81-120, 1986-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Black Canoe Original Prints, page 121-160, 1988-1991. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Black Canoe Prints and Negatives, 1988-1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Prints and Negatives Used by Bill Reid Foundation, 1986-2008. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes a 2008 letter pertaining to an exhibition on Bill Reid.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Making Jewelery and Totem Pole at UBC, Prints, circa 1970s-1980s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pictures of Bill for Robert Bringhurst, circa 1970s-1980s. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Indian Artists at Work: Negatives and Prints of Bill, 1975-1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

One Full Set of Prints of Bill's Canoe, Skidegate and Expo, 1986 April-May 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Negatives, Canoe Expo, Canoe Skidegate, 1986 April-May 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill's Pole Skidegate, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Onyx Raven, Ceremonial Man (First Shots), Pictures of Bill Carving, 1986 September-November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Working on Ceremonial Man, 1987 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Portrait, 1976. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill with the Ancient Reluctant Conscript, 1989 August 11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid, Two Canoes and Paddles for Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Launching Ceremony, 1988. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Prints, Negatives, Two CDs Cut by Henri Robideau, 1999. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes two 4x5" negatives.

Physical Description

1 folder

Raven (Onyx), Frog (Art Gallerie), Beginning of Ceremonial Man (Bas-Wood), 1986 September-November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Working on Gold Bracelet, Bear Mother with Mop Hair, 1988 December 10. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid, Skidegate, 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid, Paddles for the Two Canoes for Ottawa, Color, 1988 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid, Killer Whale at Aquarium, Raven at UBC, 1990 August 16-17. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid Christmas, 100 Dollar Milkshake and Wire Dolls, 1986-1990. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Communication Sculpture Negatives, 1984 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid, Communication Sculpture (Bronze) Prints, 1984 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Reid's Ceremonial Man, Color, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill's Gold Bracelet for Florence Davidson, 1989 September 15. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Prints with Mark-Ups for Spirit of Haida Gwaii, 1997 April 4. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Includes contact sheets, black-and-white negatives, prints, a thesis, and museum holdings records documenting the work of Charles Edenshaw (circa 1839-1920) housed in the Vancouver Museum and the University of British Columbia Anthropology Museum. Edenshaw, the father of Florence Davidson, was a Haida carver and jewelery maker whose work inspired a new generation of artists, including Bill Reid and Robert Davidson. Steltzer and Reid collaborated circa 1988-1993 on an unfinished book project about Edenshaw's work, which Steltzer's notes suggest was discontinued based on Reid's declining health.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Carvings of Charles Edenshaw at UBC Museum of Anthropology and Vancouver Museum, Prints, 1989. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edenshaw, Vancouver Museum House and Wood Pole, 1989 February 23. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edenshaw UBC Prints, circa 1988-1989. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Edenshaw UBC Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1988 October-November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Two Edenshaw Bracelets from Alaska (Bud Mintz), 1993 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Vancouver Museum, 4 Plates, Edenshaw House, 1989 January 31. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edenshaw Pieces at Vancouver Museum and UBC Prints, 1989 January 20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bud Mintz, Edenshaw Bracelets and Spoon, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edenshaw, Vancouver Museum, 1989 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Edenshaw Pieces in Vancouver Museum and UBC, 1989 January 20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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Collected Prints of Edenshaw's Museum Pieces, circa 1988-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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Museum Records and Writing about Charles Edenshaw, 1967-1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes museum holdings records from the University of British Columbia with item specifications for Edenshaw pieces, and a 1967 thesis by Susan Jane Thomas, an archaeologist and curator who was also married for a time to Robert Davidson.

Physical Description

1 folder

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Arrangement

Original reverse chronological order was preserved.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of contact sheets, approximately 3600 black-and-white negatives, prints of various sizes, typescripts, and a bound volume pertaining to Robert Davidson, an artist from Masset, Haida Gwaii who is considered one of the foremost Haida carvers of the late 20th century. After meeting while Steltzer was working on Indian Artists at Work, Steltzer and Davidson developed a long-standing friendship. Her documentation of Davidson's poles, masks, jewelery, carvings, and potlatches, from the mid-1970s until 2004, provides a unique insight into the technique, community involvement, and philosophy surrounding Davidson's work, as well as into the Haida cultural revival of which he was a part. As children of a generation for whom government attempts at integration suppressed native artistic and cultural activities, Davidson and other Haida artists in the 1970s-2000s are credited with reviving traditional forms, as well as reinterpreting them. Photographs show Davidson at work in his studio, with his family at various events and celebrations, as well as individual pieces of art, which were often photographed over the course of their completion. Includes photographs and early drafts of Robertson's text for Eagle Transforming: The Art of Robert Davidson, published in 1994. As a result of a long working relationship with Steltzer, materials related to Robert Davidson can also be located in Series 4 and Series 6.

Folders include contact sheets and negatives with interspersed prints, unless otherwise noted in folder title or description. Several containers of general prints and a copy of the book are arranged at the end of the series.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Lesley and Leonard Wells for Robert, 2004 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ravenous and the Watchman, Two Masks Not to Wear, 2003 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Butterfly Headdress and Mask, Dogfish Pretending to Be Woman, 2003 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gageet and Dogfish Masks, 2002 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert's Mask for Dony Reynolds and Maquette, 2002 April 7. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Transformation Mask, 2002 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert Portrait and Mask, Nung Kilslas, 2001 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Gajeet Mask, 2001 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Precious Lady Mask and Drum, 2000 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Unidentified Robert Davidson Mask, 2000 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill Kumley and Coppertop by Robert, 2000 September 21. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Shark Mask and Raven Discovering the First Haida People, 2000 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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Pole in the Round, Gloria and Ben, 1999 July-August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert for Airport and Pole in the Round, Ben, 1998 December-1999 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Reg and Robert and the Crew, RCMP Poles, 1998 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Two Poles for RPMC, the Big Mask for Spirit Wrestler, Thunderbird Headpiece, 1998 August-September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Almost Gageet Mask, Two Drums, Portrait, 1998 March 20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dogfish Mask, 1998 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert and Terry Lynn Wedding Pictures After the Fact, 1997 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Two Masks, Red-Tailed Eagle Feathers, 1997 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Susan and Sara Davidson, 1997 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Through Starry Eyes Mask, 1997 June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert Davidson Portrait and Drum, 1996 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eyes of the Mind Mask, 1996 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Two Masks, Blind Justice and Young Brother, 1996 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Beaver Panel at Joe Kovalik's, 1995 October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Beaver Panel and Drum Working Shots with Joe Kovalik, 1995 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Potlatch for Arlene and Naani, 1994 October 7-8. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Two Drums and Mine, 1994 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Two Drums, Eagle Giving Birth to Itself, Terry Lynn, 1994 June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert's Salmon Mask for Toronto Art Gallery, Eagle Giving Birth to Itself Drum, 1994 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert Portrait, Killer Whale Mask and One Drum, 1994 March 10. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert and Ulli, Photographs by Reg Davidson, 1994 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Barbara DeMott Text, "The Art of Robert Davidson", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Undated typescript divided into chapters.

Physical Description

1 folder

Pole for Ed Nemeth, 1993 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert's Masks at Art Gallery, 1993 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Portrait of Robert Davidson Carving Salmon, 1993 March 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Irish Pole, Art Gallery, 1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert Carving a Panel and Finished Panel at Derek Simpkin's Gallery, 1992 August-November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Three Drums, 1991 September. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"Why We Are At Where We're At" and Masset Presentation by Robert Davidson, 1991 July 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two typescripts of speeches, possibly drafts of the same speech, by Robert Davidson, later used as text for Eagle Transforming: The Art of Robert Davidson.

Physical Description

1 folder

Transformation Mask, 1990 June 14. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Maquettes, Pepsi Poles, Killer Whale, Salmon Mask, 1990 May 6. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Toronto Poles in Place, Al Latner and Mclean Hunter, 1989 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Purchase, New York, Poles in Snow, 1989 November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Masset Pole and Old Prints of Pole, 1989 May 12. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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Tod Johnson's Pole by Robert Davidson, 1989 May 3-1990 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert's Masks for Inuit Gallery, 1989 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert Davidson Working on Masks, 1988 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert's Shark Mask, Leslie Davidson, 1988 November 11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Painting and Finishing Al Latner's House Pole: Larry, Elise, Dorothy, Reg, and Robert, 1988 August. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Center Pole for Housefront, Larry Rosso, Naani with Cedar Bark Hat, 1988 April-July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bill and Robert's Little Pole at Al Latner's, 1988 April-May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert's Housefront Pole in Toronto, 1988 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Beginning of House Pole with Larry Rosso, 1988 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

House Skeleton for Robert Davidson's Housefront, 1987 August-October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Finished Killer Whales, 1987 July. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Painting and Carving Mask for Dance Group, Cutting out a Blanket Design, 1986 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pepsi Poles: Claude, Reg, and Isabelle, 1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pole-Raising Ceremony in Purchase, New York, Pepsico, 1986 September 19. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Toronto Poles, Large One, McLean Hunter, 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Toronto Poles: Robert Making Model of Large One, Dorothy Making Spruce Root Hat, 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Toronto Pole Models, McLean Hunter, 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Toronto Poles: The Two Small Ones, McLean Hunter, 1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Model for Fountain and Door at Bud Mintz (an Old Piece), 1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Models for House Posts of Edenshaw Memorial in Masset, 1978 December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Baby Shark Mask, circa 1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert Davidson, Early Work, 1974-1979. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Eagle Transforming: The Art of Robert Davidson, 1994. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs of Robert Davidson, 1975-1996. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Robert Davidson of Masset, Haida Gwaii and His Masks: 8x10" Prints, circa 1970s-1980s. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Original order was preserved.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of contact sheets, approximately 1500 black-and-white negatives, prints of various sizes, correspondence, typescripts, a notebook and other research notes, and one bound volume pertaining to Steltzer's trips to Guatemala and Mexico in 1976-1978. Many materials in this series are related to the 1983 publication of Health in the Guatemalan Highlands, documenting the Chimaltenango Development Program's clinic organized by Dr. Carroll Behrhorst, which provided health care and employment for many Cakchikel Indians in the rural highlands regions of Guatemala. According to her notebooks, Steltzer made her first trip to Guatemala in 1976-1977, where she also spent time in Mexico visiting Alfred Bush, then curator of the Princeton Collections of Western Americana and a proponent of this project. Her photographs of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico document these travels.

Unless otherwise noted on folder title or description, folders include contact sheets and negatives with interspersed prints.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Weavers, Mexico, 1977. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mexico Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1977. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Guatemala Book Correspondence and Introduction, Dr. Caroll Behrhorst, 1979-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Guatemala Text (More Than in the Book), circa 1977-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Guatemala Photographs, 1977-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mexico and Guatemala, 1977-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Behrhorst County Program, 1977-1978. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Guatemala Countryside, 1978. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Hospitalito, 1977-1978. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Uspantán, 1977-1978. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Guatemala Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1977-1978. 3 folders.
Physical Description

3 folders

Guatemala Notes, 1976-1979. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes pamphlets, newsletters, and correspondence pertaining to the Chimaltenango clinic.

Physical Description

1 folder

Notebook, Mexico and Guatemala, 1976 December 14-1977 February 10. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Health in the Guatemalan Highlands, 1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Guatemala Prints: 8x10", 1977-1978. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Includes list of contents.

Physical Description

1 box

Oversize and Mounted Prints: Guatemala Highlands, 1977-1978. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

12 mounted 16x20" prints, signed and captioned, and 3 unmounted 11x14" prints.

Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Original order was preserved, with contact sheets and negatives followed by textual materials and prints.

Scope and Contents

This series contains contact sheets, approximately 3900 black-and-white negatives, photographic prints of various sizes, notebooks, interview transcriptions, correspondence, typescripts, and a bound volume related to Steltzer's documentation of Inuit communities in Northern Canada and Alaska in 1980-1981. Materials in this series pertain to the publication of both Inuit: The North in Transition (1982), a study of Inuit life throughout the North American Arctic, and Building an Igloo (1981), also referred to in these materials as "The Igloo Book," a children's book published in English, Swedish, Japanese, and Korean. With the help of funds from the government of the Northwest Territories, Steltzer lived with Inuit communities for several months at a time, interviewing and photographing families fishing, hunting, preparing food, making clothing, and engaged in other daily activities. Undated materials were provided a date range based on known travel and publication dates.

Unless otherwise noted in folder title or description, folders contain contact sheets and negatives. These materials, divided into folders by location, are followed by notebooks, textual materials, and prints, including large mounted prints at the end of the series.

Physical Description

7 boxes

Labrador, 1981. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Eskimo Point, Repulse Bay, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cambridge Bay Coppermine, 1980. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes images of Pond Inlet, Lake Harbour, Nanisivik, Paguirtung, Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, and Frobisher Bay.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tuktoyaktuck and Sachs Harbour, circa 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Holman Island, circa 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Grise Fiord: Building an Igloo, circa 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Grise Fiord, the Most Northern Community in Canada with Only 90 People, 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Two Loose Prints of Inuit Artist, circa 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Paulatuk, circa 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Igloolik, 1980. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Baker Lake, circa 1980-1981. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Pelly Bay and Pelly Bay Fish Camp, circa 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sugluk, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Povungnituk, 1981. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

George River, 1981. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Sanikiluaq, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Co-Op Meeting at Frobisher Bay, 1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Inuit Captions, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Includes photographic prints marked up with technical specifications for final printing, followed by working copies of text for each chapter of the book.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Physical Description

1 box

Prints with Mark-Ups, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Working Copy, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Prints with Mark-Ups, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Working Copy, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

Prints with Mark-Ups, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Working Copy, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Prints with Mark-Ups, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Working Copy, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Prints with Mark-Ups, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Working Copy, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Prints with Mark-Ups, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Working Copy, 1980-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Baffin Notebooks, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Western Arctic Notebooks, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Central and Western Arctic Notebooks, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Central Arctic Notebook, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Keewatin Notebooks, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Northern Quebec Notebooks, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

3 notebooks, labeled "Northern Quebec," "N. Quebec & Andrew Gousseart [sic]", "Belcher Islands, Eastern Hudson Bay, & Northern Quebec."

Physical Description

1 folder

Labrador Notebooks, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Inuit Tapirisat of Canada Correspondence, 1980 March 3-5. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Inuit Igloo Prints, 1980-1981. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Inuit: The North in Transition, 1982. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Inuit Central Arctic Prints, 1980-1981. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Inuit Labrador Extra Prints, 1980-1981. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Igloolik and Grise Fiord Prints, 1980-1981. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Inuit Correspondence and Notes, 1980-1983. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence pertaining to the publication of Inuit: The North in Transition, publicity schedules, permissions for other use of photographs, and receipts from the Government of the Northwest Territories, which funded much of the project.

Physical Description

1 folder

Introduction for The Igloo Book, circa 1982-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letters from the Inuit People, Notes from Doing the Inuit Book, 1980-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Northern Quebec Prints for Princeton, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Western Arctic, Paulatuk, and More Prints, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Prints for The Igloo Book and Introduction, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Introduction for The Igloo Book, circa 1982-1983. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A Mixture of Inuit Prints, 1980-1981. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Inuit Manuscript, circa 1981-1982. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Oversize and Mounted Prints: Inuit, 1980-1981. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

43 mounted 16x20" prints, many signed and captioned.

Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Original order was preserved.

Scope and Contents

This series contains contact sheets, approximately 5700 black-and-white negatives, prints of various sizes, notes, drafts, interview transcriptions, publicity materials, slides, and a bound volume related to The New Americans: Immigrant Life in Southern California, published in 1988. These materials document a diverse group of immigrants and refugees living in Los Angeles from the end of the Vietnam War through the mid-1980s, and the vibrant urban culture surrounding them. Photographs from this series were also exhibited at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1990.

Unless otherwise noted in folder title or description, folders contain contact sheets and negatives. Large mounted prints are located at the end of the series.

Physical Description

7 boxes

Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1984-1987. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

Photographs and Interviews from "Migration to Southern California", 1986 June. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes abbreviated early draft of text for book.

Physical Description

1 folder

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Publicity for The New Americans, 1988. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes 1988 LA Times with book review, notes for a speech, and flyers.

Physical Description

1 folder

The New Americans, 1984-1985. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

The New Americans, 1988. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Additional Text, Names, Interviews for Los Angeles Project, 1987. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Contains a Xeroxed early draft of the project, then titled "The New Californians."

Physical Description

1 folder

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Negatives Without Contact Sheets, 1984. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles Mixed Stuff, 1984-1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

University of California Santa Barbara Exhibition, 1990. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Includes prints, negatives, correspondence, 1 sheet of slides showing Steltzer's photographs hanging in a gallery, an exhibition plaque, and publicity materials.

Physical Description

1 folder

Buddhist Temple and Chinese Parade, 1986 January-February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1985 May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1985 September-October. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1984-1986. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1986 March. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1985 October-November. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1985 December-1986 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Asian Community, Not Used, 1984-1985 February. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1985 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1985 January-May. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Latin and Asian Communities, Schools, 1984 September-1985 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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Los Angeles, 1987 April. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles Schools, 1984-1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1984-1985. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1985 November-December. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Los Angeles, 1984 April-June. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

2 boxes

Part 1, 1984-1987. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Part 2, 1984-1987. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

New Americans Los Angeles Prints: 11x14", 1984-1987. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Oversize and Mounted Prints: New Americans, 1984-1987. 2 boxes.
Scope and Contents

53 mounted 16x20" prints, signed.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Arrangement

Original order was preserved.

Scope and Contents

This series consists of contact sheets, approximately 3000 black-and-white negatives, prints, correspondence, research notes, diaries, drafts, and a bound volume pertaining to Steltzer's travels in India from 1991 to 2005. A small quantity of color negatives, prints, and slides are also included where noted. Materials feature rural villages affected by the construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River near Navagam, Gujarat, a development project which has been a subject of controversy in environmental justice since the late 1980s due to its displacement of hundreds of rural villages. Some photographs in this series appear in Sardar Sarovar: The Report of the Independent Review, published in 1992 with Hugh Brody, a social scientist and Resettlement Senior Advisor for the Independent Review. Correspondence suggests that Steltzer intended to publish another book focusing on Medha Patkar, leader of the Narmada Bachao Andolan Movement, and other Indian community activists protesting the building of the dam, although it appears this project was never completed. Notable items include letters from Medha Patkar and activists detained in Indian prisons, detailing prison conditions and treatment of protesters by local police.

Folders contain contact sheets and negatives with interspersed prints, unless otherwise noted on folder title or description.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Research Notes, Correspondence, and Pamphlets, 1991-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Duplicate Prints, India, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

India Notes and Correspondence, 1991-2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kasrawad, Baba Amite and Wife Sadhana, Temple and Parikramavasis, Resettlement Negatives, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Baroda, Landscape Coming Back From Bamni, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

India, 2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Anjavara, Bamni, Chimalkhedi, Hamlet Kambar, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dam Site, Resettlement, Canal, Koliary, Meda, Demonstration, 1992 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

India Contact Sheets and Negatives, circa 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

In and Around Manibeli, Rocks and Horses, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Downstream of Dam, Badhbut, Zanor Village, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Resettlement Sites and Koliary, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Basvani Market and Villages, Temples, Maheshwar, Koteshwar, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Manibeli, Mukhadi, Autras, Nimgavan, Maharashtra, Indal Festival Dances, 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kavat Market, Sikka, Hafeshwar, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kachchh, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Amarkantak, Jabalpur - Bargi Dam, Marble Rocks, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

India, 2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

India, Sardar Sarovar Portraits, circa 1992. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

India Captions and Interviews, 1992-2000. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

India Correspondence, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Barvani, Jabalpur, Badada, Bargi Good Prints, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kachchh Good Prints But Useless, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

India Photo Copies, circa 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Color Photographs and Negatives, 1993 March 3. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Color Slides, circa 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Notebook, 1992 January-1993 January. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Research Notes, Captions, and Interview Transcriptions, circa 1992-2004. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Diaries, circa 1992-1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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Baba Amite Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Relocation Sites Prints, 1992-2005. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

People and Children Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Houses Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Temples Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Downstream Prints, 1992-2005. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

Dam and Canal Prints, 1992-2005. 2 folders.
Physical Description

2 folders

River and Tributaries Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Demonstration and Medha Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Work Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Anjavara Dance, Autras Dance, Indal Festival Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence and Interview Transcriptions, 1992-2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Domkhedi Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Side of the Road Pipeline Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Baroda Slums and Work Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Anjavara Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Autras Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Parikramavasis and the River Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Boats and Ferries Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Parikramavasis Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Medha, Meetings, and Demonstration Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Manibeli Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sanctuary Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sikka Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bargi Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bamni Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence with Indian Activists and Newspaper Clippings, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Amrish, Trupti, Amil Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Nimgavan Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kasravad Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Hafeshwar Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Kavat and Barvani Market Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Nisarpur Dhar and Katora Prints, 1992-2005. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sardar Sarovar: The Report of the Independent Review, 1992. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

India Good Prints: 8x10", 1992-2005. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Original order was preserved.

Scope and Contents

This series contains contact sheets, approximately 4000 black-and-white negatives, prints of various sizes, a CD-ROM and floppy disk, and a bound volume related to Steltzer's visits to small villages in China in 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001. Photographs in this series were compiled in Sight and Insight: Life in Lijiang, Baidi, and Yongning, published in 2002, which documented the Naxi and Mosuo people of Yunnan, including wedding and funeral customs.

Folders contain contact sheets and negatives with interspersed prints, grouped by place and date, unless otherwise noted on folder title or description. Audio-visual materials and prints are located at the end of the series.

Physical Description

5 boxes

Lijiang and Surroundings, China Negatives and Proofs, 1995. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1995. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mosuo, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1997. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Also includes a German leaflet about China.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lijiang, 1997. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Mosuo, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Longquan, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Baisha, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Naxi Wedding, 1999. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bride: Qui Si Yin (23), Groom: He Kin Que (28).

Physical Description

1 folder

Lijiang, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dongba, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Naxi Funeral, Qui Wen Temple, Huang Shan, Village Southeast of Lijiang, 1999 November 9-10. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Courtyards, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Dongba Conference, 1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Baidi and Lijiang, 2001. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Lijiang, 2002. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

China Text on CD-ROM and Floppy Disk, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Sight and Insight: Life in Lijiang, Baidi, and Yongning, 2002. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 copy of book.

Physical Description

1 folder

China Good Prints: Mosuo, Baidi, Lijiang, 8x10", 1997. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

China Good Prints: Lijiang, 8x10", 1997. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Oversize and Mounted Prints: China, 1995-1997. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

33 mounted 16x20" prints, signed. Some include captions.

Physical Description

1 box

Arrangement

Original order was preserved.

Scope and Contents

This series contains contact sheets, approximately 600 black-and-white negatives, 8x10" and 11x14" prints, notebooks, interview transcriptions, travel guides, maps, and clippings from Steltzer's trips to Cuba and Trinidad in 1998 and 1999. Photographs show street culture, dancing, and live music in Havana, Guanabacoa, Regla, and Pinar del Río. Although images from this series never culminated in a published book, interview transcriptions and research notes imply that a book project was in the works. Materials suggest that Steltzer made two trips to Cuba in January of 1998 and 1999. Some materials were labeled with only the month and date, in which case, notebooks were used to assign years to undated materials. When the year was unclear, 1998-1999 was supplied as a date range.

Folders include contact sheets and negatives with interspersed prints, unless otherwise noted. Several containers of prints are located at the end of the series.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Cuba Travel Guides, Maps, Souvenirs, Clippings, circa 1998. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Notebooks, 1998-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cuba Text by Rosa, 1998 January 6-25. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Contact Sheets and Negatives, 1998-1999. 4 folders.
Scope and Contents

Also includes some 8x10" prints.

Physical Description

4 folders

Trinidad and Cienfuegos, 1999 January 15-20. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Guanabacoa and Regla, 1998 January 21-23. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Havana, 1998-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Pinar del Río, 1998-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cuba Prints, 1998-1999. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Cuba Good Prints: 8x10", 1998-1999. 2 boxes.
Physical Description

2 boxes

Cuba Prints: 11x14", 1998-1999. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

Print, Suggest