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Doris Ulmann (1882-1934)

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Prints & Photographs Division has more than 160 photographic prints by Doris Ulmann and more than forty photogravures of her work. The Division also has reference copies of her books, listed below.

Rare Book Division houses the privately printed edition of Roll, Jordan, Roll. Copies are in its Rosenwald and Goudy collections

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Berea College
Collection PH038 includes 2,739 silver gelatin glass plate negatives, 304 original matted prints, and 79 albums (containing over 10,000 Simon Lifshey proof prints) assembled by the Doris Ulmann Foundation between 1934 and 1937. The silver gelatin glass plate negatives are the only known remaining Ulmann negatives. Of the 304 matted photographs, approximately half are platinum prints that were mounted and signed by Ulmann; the others are silver gelatin prints developed by Lifshey.

Craft Revival: Shaping Western North Carolina Past and Present.

Duke University
Guide to the Records of the Alliance for Guidance of Rural Youth, 1887-1963,
Photographic Materials Series, ca. 1920s-1930s, Box 52
Doris Ulmann photographs-notes, undated
Doris Ulmann photographs-publication copies, undated
Doris Ulmann photographs (40 prints)

Jewish Women's Archive
Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. "Doris May Ulmann, 1882-1934."

New York: Hunter College

New-York Historical Society

Southern Highlands Crafts Guild

University of Kentucky. Libraries. Division of Special Collections and Archives
Guide to the Doris Ulmann Photographic Collection,1915-1925: collection numbers PA70M1, 78PA101, 96PA104. Lexington: University of Kentucky Special Collections and Archives, 1999-2001,

University of Oregon


Works About Ulmann

The Appalachian Photographs of Doris Ulmann. Remembrance by John Jacob Niles. Preface by Jonathan Williams. Penland, NC: Jargon Society [1971] Call number: F210 .U45

The Darkness and The Light: Photographs by Doris Ulmann; pref. by William Clift ; with a new heaven and a new earth by Robert Coles. Millerton, NY: Aperture, 1974. Call number: E185.86 .U46 1974

Documenting a Myth: The South as Seen by Three Women Photographers, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, Doris Ulmann, Bayard Wootten, 1910-1940. Exhibition curated by Naomi Rosenblum and Susan Fillin-Yeh. Portland, OR. : Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, 1998. Call number: TR645.P672 D683 1998

Doris Ulmann: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum. Malibu, CA: The Museum, 1996. Call number: TR653 .U44 1996

Eaton, Allen Hendershott. Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands; with an account of the rural handicraft movement in the United States and suggestions for the wider use of handicrafts in adult education and in recreation. Containing fifty-eight illustrations from photographs taken from the work by Doris Ulmann. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1937. Call number: NK814 .F2

Fariello, Anna. Movers and Makers: Doris Ulmann's Portrait of the Craft Revival in Appalachia. Asheville, NC: Curatorial Insight, 2005.

Featherstone, David. Doris Ulmann, American Portraits. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1985. Call number: TR680 .F43 1985

Fulton, Marianne (ed.) with text by Bonnie Yochelson and Kathleen A. Erwin. Pictorialiam into Modernism: The Clarence H. White School of Photography. New York: Rizzoli and George Eastman House in association with the Detroit Institute of the Arts, 1996.

Jacobs, Philip Walker. The Life and Photography of Doris Ulmann. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. Call number: TR140.U426 J33 2001 Jacobs built on the work of earlier writers and discovered previously unknown materials to create the most comprehensive Ulmann biography to date.

Keller, Judith. After the Manner of Women: Photographs by Käsebier, Cunningham, and Ulmann. Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1988.

Lamunière, Michelle C. "Roll, Jordan, Roll and the Gullah Photographs of Doris Ulmann," History of Photography 21, no. 4 (1997):294-302.

Peterkin, Julia M. Roll, Jordan, Roll, the text by Julia Peterkin, the photographic studies by Doris Ulmann. New York: R. O. Ballou, 1933. Call number: P&P E185.6 .P47 (Case X)

Rosenblum, N., S. Fillin-Yeh, et al. Documenting a Myth: The South As Seen by Three Women Photographers, Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, Doris Ulmann, Bayard Wootten, 1910-1940. Portland, OR: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery Reed College, 1998.

Warren, Dale. "Doris Ulmann: Photographer-in-Waiting," Bookman 72 (1930): 129-144.

Works by Ulmann (chronologically)

The Faculty of the College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University in the City of New York: Twenty-four Portraits. New York: Hoeber, 1920.

A Book of Portraits of the Faculty of the Medical Department of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1922.

A Portrait Gallery of American Editors. New York: W.E. Rudge, 1925.

"Among the Southern Mountaineers: Camera Portraits of Types of Character Reproduced from Photographs Recently Made in the Highlands of the South," The Mentor 16 (1928): 23-32.

"The Mountaineers of Kentucky; A Series of Portrait Studies." Scribners Magazine, 83 (June 1928); 675-81.

"The People of an American Folk School." Survey Graphic 23 (May 1934): 229-32.

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