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Margo Rosenbaum photograph collection

Margo Rosenbaum photograph collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Margo Rosenbaum photograph collection
Creator: Rosenbaum, Margo Newmark, 1939-
Inclusive Dates: 1970s-1990s
Language: English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Collection Number: ms3785
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Margo Rosenbaum attended the San Francisco Art Institute, receiving a BFA, and University of Iowa, receiving a master's in photography. She has been an active photographer for over forty years, serving as an official photographer for the Iowa Bicentennial Folk Festival and National Folk Festival at Wolf Trap Farm. Her most widely recognized work has featured images of American traditional singers and musicians, many taken during field work with her husband, artist and folklorist Art Rosenbaum. Many of these photographs were exhibited in shows at the Image Gallery (Athens, Ga.), Razor Gallery (New York City), Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Sfinks Gallery (Antwerp, Belgium), and Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, Ga.). Her photography has also been published in Fold Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia, Shout Because You're Free: The African American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia, Mary Lomax Ballad Book: America's Great 21st Century Ballad Singer, and The Art of Field Recording: Fifty Years of Traditional American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum. Additionally, her photographs have appeared on jackets and in liner notes of numerous LPs and CDs on several labels including Smithsonian Folkways, Flyright, and Global Village Music.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of negatives and contact sheets taken by Margo Rosenbaum during her career as a photographer from the late 1970s through the 1990s. Her images were used in two-person exhibitions with her husband Art Rosenbaum and in his publications regarding traditional American folk music. Some of the images appear in these publications: Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in North Georgia, Shout Because You're Free: The African American Ring Shout Tradition in Coastal Georgia, The Art of the Mountain Banjo, and Art of Field Recording: 50 Years of Traditional American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margo Rosenbaum photograph collection, ms3785, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Artists -- Georgia.
Artists.
Folk artists -- Georgia.
Folk music -- United States.
Folk musicians -- United States.
Photographs.
Rosenbaum, Art

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in other repositories: Art Rosenbaum Collection and Georgia Folklore Collection, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11-2Cortona, circa 1978
 
13National Folk Festivals, 1980-1981
 
14Dindigual District, India, 1987
 
15Includes Pescara, Bluegrass Festival, John "Doodle" Thrower, Georgia Mountain Fair, Vaughn Eller, and others [the majority of the negatives are unidentified]
 
boxfolder
26-7Includes John "Doodle" Thrower, Vaughn Eller, and Art Rosenbaum drawings and paintings [the majority of the negatives are unidentified]
 
28-11Negatives and contact sheets of folk musicians and artists [unidentified]