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Murray Weiss Papers

1951-1961

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Abstract

The Murray Weiss Papers contain photographs taken during Weiss' tenure as a counselor and swimming instructor at Camp Woodland.

Summary

Creator:
Weiss, Murray (photographer)
Date Coverage:
1951-1961
Quantity:
0.33 cubic ft. (about 0.33 boxes)

Murray Weiss was born in 1926 in New York City. He was a counselor and swimming instructor at Camp Woodland in Phoenicia, New York, under the direction of Norman Studer. Weiss often photographed campers and camp guests. He also took pictures of local residents and landscapes.

A photographer for more than 60 years, Weiss' work is featured in a number of galleries and museums including the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He also spent many years as a professor and lecturer, most notably at the Philadelphia University of Art.

The collection includes photographs and negatives taken by Mr. Weiss during the 1950s and 1960s at Camp Woodland. Weiss' negatives and prints depict events, like the Folk Festival of the Catskills, Sunday meetings at camp, and field trips. Weiss captured visitors to the camp on film, including Pete Seeger, Red Thunder Cloud, and Bessie Jones, as well as area Catskill residents.

For additional information about and photographs of Camp Woodland, please see the Norman Studer Papers, APAP-116.

The collection is organized chronologically. There are no series.

Murray Weiss donated his papers to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections in 2013.

Processed by: Jamie Brinkman

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Published: 2018-03-06 06:33:58 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Jamie Brinkman, 2014

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Copyright Statement

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Murray Weiss Papers, 1951-1961. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Weiss Papers).

Contents of Collection

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Duloff's1951-1952

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1 2Harry Siemsen1952

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1 3Postmistresses1952

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1 4Quarry, Sawkill, and Mr. Oakley at Hurley1952

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1 5Orson Slack1952

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1 6Mary Kiersten1952

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1 7Hunt, a Raftsman1953

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1 8Woodland Museum, Mike Todd1953

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1 9Various Camp Activities1955

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1 10Camp Woodland Festival Cantata1958

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1 11Sunday Meetings1961

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1 12Olympics, Work Campers, Junior Camp, and Drug Union Kids1961

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1 13Cooperstown Farmers' Museum Field Trip1961

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1 14D & H Canal and Work Campers' Bike Trip1961

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1 15Hikes with Norman Studer1961

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1 16Hoop Shaving Sheds1961

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1 17Various Landscapes and Locations1961