Louise Z. Young Photographs, 1947 -- 1970


Title: Louise Z. Young Photographs
Dates: 1947 -- 1970
Bulk Dates: 1947 -- 1965
Creator: Young, Louise Z.
Call Number: MS156
Size: 1.0 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes, 498 Digital Object(s)
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/55755
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


This collection consists of photographic negatives and prints taken of events, places, and people around Tufts College from 1947-1965


This collection is organized in one series.


Biographical / Historical

Louise Z. Young was born in Corea, Maine in April, 1919. She began her career in photography when she took a position assisting a photographer in Bangor, Maine. Some of Young's best work came about as a result of her friendship with the American painter and poet Marsden Hartley. During World War II, she worked for The Bacharch Studio, where she was in charge of their darkroom. Following the war, Young and her partner, Jean Squttieri, opened their own studio in Beacon Hill, and later moved to Arlington, Massachusetts.

In the 1960s, Young worked with Bernice Abbott, printing the Parisian street scenes of French photographer Eugene Atget. She divided her time between her home in Arlington and her summer cottage in Corea, Maine, capturing the beauty and essence of the working village and its people. Young was a distinguished photographer for more than 65 years, until her death in July 2004.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Any intellectual property rights that the donor possesses have been transferred to Tufts University.

Collection History

Processing Notes

Images for this collection (which go up to 072) have been scanned. A set of prints, 12 images were found in the container. These photographs had begun to curl as they were improperly packed. On 2/13/2015 they were separated from the box for preservation treatment. This treatment was done at the DCA; the materials were covered and put under weights. On 3/17/2015, the photographs were deemed ready to be incorporated back into collections. As the original box was deemed unsuitable, the folder was relocated to another box. RO 3/18/2015

This collection is processed.

Subjects and Genre Terms

Series Description

  1. Negatives and Prints, 1947 -- 1970

    This series consists of photographic negatives and prints taken of events, places, and people around Tufts College from 1947-1965