Helen Hess Prints

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Helen Hess prints
Creator: Hess, Helen Caroline, 1911-1990
Call Number: D.548
Dates: 1935-1945
Physical Description: .44 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Collection Overview
Title: Helen Hess prints
Creator: Hess, Helen Caroline, 1911-1990
Call Number: D.548
Dates: 1935-1945
Physical Description: .44 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Helen Caroline Hess (1911-1990) attended East High School in Rochester, New York. Her parents' names were Sophie and William Hess, both born in Germany. She had a younger brother, William, and an older brother, Edward. Hess graduated from the University of Rochester in 1933, with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. She was a member of Theta Tau Theta sorority, the sorority council, the Marsiens honor society, and Phi Beta Kappa. Hess's activities included serving as editor-in-chief of Croceus, news editor of Cloister Window, and associate editor of the Blue Book for incoming freshman; serving as class historian; and playing hockey. She was also a member of Brick Presbyterian Church. By 1940, Hess was working in the film testing division of the Eastman Kodak Company where her interest in photography grew.

Scope and Content
The Helen Hess prints, 1935-1945, contains 13 black and white prints. It appears that Hess submitted these prints to be shown in exhibitions, namely the Kodak Camera Club. The subject matter of these photographs is mainly centered on outdoor photography with the exception of Hess's still life of flowers in a vase. Forests, lakes, snow, and numerous individuals are captured in the photos. Some of these prints appear to be a series of photographs taken at the same location, with a focus on the same lake in a forest. The dates vary from the mid-30s to the 40s with some photos noticeably clearer and younger in age than others. Hess used bromide processing to create these prints, as indicated in her handwriting on their backsides.

Subject(s):
Photographs
University of Rochester -- Alumni and alumnae
Access
The Helen Hess prints is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Helen Hess prints, D.548, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Helen C. Hess (Class of 1933) Photograph Album


Administrative Information
Author: Emilee Brecht
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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