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Collection Overview

Luck, Owen Craig, 1947-
Owen Luck Photographs Collection
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4


Consists of photographs taken by American photographer Owen Luck, which are arranged according to three separate series: Wounded Knee 1973, Menominee 1975, and Pine Ridge Reservation life 2000-2001.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of approximately 130 black-and-white selenium-toned silver gelatin photographs taken by Luck, which are arranged according to three separate series: Wounded Knee 1973, Menominee 1975, and Pine Ridge Reservation life 2000-2001.

Photographer personally numbered the photographs as he intended them to appear in each series. In the case of the Menominee series, this sometimes contradicts the numbering sequence noted on the verso of the photographs; these contradictions have been noted.

Collection Creator Biography:

Luck, Owen Craig, 1947-

Owen Luck is an American photographer known for his photographs of Native American Indian life and history.

Collection History


Purchased from the artist in 2001.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Inventory added by Lisa Yankowitz '2013 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Owen Luck Photographs Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4