Wallace Kirkland Papers and Photographs, 1908-1977

Summary Information

Title: Wallace Kirkland Papers and Photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1908-1977

  • Kirkland, Wallace
Call Number: MCHC78-136; PH 6053

Quantity: 5.2 cubic feet (11 archives boxes and 1 flat box), 14,991 photographs, 32,129 negatives, 2,323 transparencies, 21 drawings, 2 pieces of ephemera, 1.0 cubic foot of uncounted photographs and negatives (all in 95 boxes), and films

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers and photographs of Wallace Kirkland (1891-1979) who became well-known as a Life magazine photographer. The collection includes correspondence, publications to which he contributed, personal writings, financial information, memorabilia, and prints, negatives, and other visual formats mainly documenting his personal work and family. Some photographs are from his early work as director of the Men's and Boys' Club at Hull House in Chicago in the 1920s, a trip to India for a Life story in 1940, and his personal work in photographing nudes. They also include images of artist Robert Rauschenberg working. Some images were made in Wisconsin, especially in Milwaukee and Door County.


There is a restriction on access to and use of this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.

The films in this collection also are being cataloged individually.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-ph06053
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