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Valentin Gertsman Papers and Photographs

Identifier: 2017-031

The collection consists of photographic prints, transparency and negative film in various formats, Polaroid prints, and samples of published projects from books and magazines.

This collection does not currently have a full finding aid inventory available online. For assistance, please contact Special Collections' Architecture & Planning curator Vince Lee by emailing velee@Central.UH.EDU.


  • 1878-2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not yet fully processed. For questions about materials in this collection or to request access, contact the curator.

Conditions Governing Use

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.


50 Linear Feet


These records are organized into seven series:

Series I. Books and calendars, xxxx-xxxx;

Series II. Sketches, prints, and negatives xxxx-xxxx;

Series III. Exhibitions, xxxx-xxxx;

Series IV. Personal, xxxx-xxxx;

Series V. Audiovisual, xxxx-xxxx;

Series VI. Artist proofs and prints, xxxx-xxxx;

Series VII. Slides with Russian labels, xxxx-xxxx;

Series VIII. Unlabeled slides, xxxx-xxxx.

Language of Materials

Materials mostly in English with some in Russian.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA