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Robert Frerck Photography Collection

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Argentina

Australia

Bali

Bolivia

Canada

Caribbean

Chicago

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Dominican Republic

East Pacific

Ecuador

Egypt

France

Ghana

Gibraltar

Great Britain

Greece

Guatemala

Hawaii

Hong Kong

India

Italy

Ivory Coast

Kenya

Malaysia

Mexico

Morocco

Nepal

New Zealand

Nigeria

Pakistan

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Portugal

Puerto Rico

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Tanzania

Thailand

Turkey

United States

Uruguay

West Pacific

Yugoslavia

Zimbabwe

Miscellaneous

Black and White Prints

Duplicates

Odyssey Productions Materials

Tear Sheets

Portfolio

Books



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Collection Overview

Title: Robert Frerck Photography CollectionAdd to your cart.

ID: WUA/04/wua00446

Primary Creator: Frerck, Robert

Extent: 30.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 10/17/2016

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Robert Frerck Photographs Collection consists of photograph transparencies of photographs taken by Robert Frerck for himself and for his stock photography company, Odyssey Productions, from various countries including the United Sates, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, South America, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, India, Australia, and more.

Collection Historical Note

Robert Frerck was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1943. He studied art and graduated from Washington University in 1966. It was around this time that Robert first traveled to Spain and was inspired by the artwork and culture he discovered in Seville, Cordoba, and Granada. Upon returning to Chicago, he enrolled in graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and later at the Illinois Institute of Technology, studying design, photography, and film and finding a strong connection between his work and the design work he had seen in Spain. While at IIT, Robert completed a number of experimental films, including “Nebula 1,” “Nebula 2,” and Phaethon, which were shown at experimental film festivals around the United States and Europe. “Nebula 2” was also included in a John Cage performance called HPSCHD performed at UIUC and in the TV series “The New Filmmakers,” narrated by Peter Fonda. “Stella” was produced as Robert’s thesis film for Charles Sharp’s filmmaking class at IIT. The 16mm film documents the life of Ray Slupik, captain of the ship Stella and the last commercial fisherman in Chicago. The film features the Stella sailing along the Chicago River and Ray and his crew fishing on Lake Michigan. After graduating from IIT with a Master's Degree, Robert traveled again to Spain and Morocco for three months to study the Moorish Culture. He returned to Chicago for three years to work for Goldsholl Associates and produce documentary and commercial films, expanding his knowledge of animation and writing in the process. In 1973, Robert left Goldsholl Associates to pursue his idea for a documentary about the influence of Moorish culture on Spanish culture and architecture/design. He and a friend (acting as translator and camera assistant) traveled in 1975 through Southern France, Spain, and Morocco. They worked on a shoestring budget for four months, living and traveling in a VW van and shooting on location with rare access to landmarks such as the Great Mosque in Cordoba, the Alcazar Palace in Seville, and the Alhambra palace in Granada. Additional footage was shot for four more films, focusing on the cities of Granada, Cordoba, Toledo, and Seville, but the projects were abandoned. Instead, the footage was incorporated into one longer film, titled "Al Andalus" and finished in 1976. After finishing “Al Andalus,” Robert decided to put behind documentary filmmaking in favor of more opportunities to travel. He founded the stock photography company Odyssey Productions in 1977 and took travel assignments from magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Travel and Leisure, The Smithsonian; United, Pan Am, and Eastern Airlines Inflight Magazines; National Geographic and Geo Magazine, and others. During this time he traveled for an average of 8 to 10 months a year and eventually worked in nearly 60 countries. Robert’s work also included extended educational projects in India, Africa, and South America, as well as several years spent shooting underwater photography with a marine biologist. In 1992, Robert incorporated four years of travel photography in Spain into the book “Eternal Spain,” which featured panoramic images of Spanish landscapes and traditional architecture and lifestyle. The book was used by the Spanish Ministry of Tourism as their promotional book during the 1992 World’s Fair in Seville and Barcelona Olympics. “Eternal Spain” led Robert to create another book, “Eternal Mexico,” in 1996, which received the “Lente de Plata” award for photographic excellence from the Mexican government. A third book set in Turkey was planned in the late ‘90s, but fell through due to changes in government.

~ Chicago Film Archives

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Access Restrictions: Open. Robert Frerck retains copyright to the materials to which the donor is copyright holder.  Any requests to license content from the materials will be directed to the donor and all fees will be paid directly from licensee to donor.  The Department of Special Collections will not broker any licensing agreements related to the materials while the University does not own the copyright of the materials.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of Robert Frerck in October 2016.

Acquisition Method: Accession number WUA2016-101

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Jasmine Han and Sarah Schnuriger in July 2017.

Finding Aid Revision History: Created by Sarah Schnuriger and Jasmine Han in July 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Argentina],
[Series 2: Australia],
[Series 3: Bali],
[Series 4: Bolivia],
[Series 5: Canada],
[Series 6: Caribbean],
[Series 7: Chicago],
[Series 8: Chile],
[Series 9: Colombia],
[Series 10: Costa Rica],
[Series 11: Croatia],
[Series 12: Cuba],
[Series 13: Dominican Republic],
[Series 14: East Pacific],
[Series 15: Ecuador],
[Series 16: Egypt],
[Series 17: France],
[Series 18: Ghana],
[Series 19: Gibraltar],
[Series 20: Great Britain],
[Series 21: Greece],
[Series 22: Guatemala],
[Series 23: Hawaii],
[Series 24: Hong Kong],
[Series 25: India],
[Series 26: Italy],
[Series 27: Ivory Coast],
[Series 28: Kenya],
[Series 29: Malaysia],
[Series 30: Mexico],
[Series 31: Morocco],
[Series 32: Nepal],
[Series 33: New Zealand],
[Series 34: Nigeria],
[Series 35: Pakistan],
[Series 36: Panama],
[Series 37: Peru],
[Series 38: Philippines],
[Series 39: Portugal],
[Series 40: Puerto Rico],
[Series 41: South Africa],
[Series 42: Spain],
[Series 43: Sri Lanka],
[Series 44: Tanzania],
[Series 45: Thailand],
[Series 46: Turkey],
[Series 47: United States],
[Series 48: Uruguay],
[Series 49: West Pacific],
[Series 50: Yugoslavia],
[Series 51: Zimbabwe],
[Series 52: Miscellaneous],
[Series 53: Black and White Prints],
[Series 54: Duplicates],
[Series 55: Odyssey Productions Materials],
[Series 56: Tear Sheets],
[Series 57: Portfolio],
[Series 58: Books],
[All]

Series 47: United StatesAdd to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 34Add to your cart.
Arizona, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Kayenta, Grand Canyon National Park, Includes: Inspiration Point, Navajo Reservation, West Mitten, East Mitten, Totem Pole Rock, Castle Rock, Colorado River, Antelope Canyon
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Arizona, Landscapes, Landforms, Deserts
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 8 sheets
Folder 35Add to your cart.
Arizona, Historic Sites, Canyon de Chelly National Park, Phoenix, Includes: Four Corners Monument, Grand Canyon, Navajo Reservation, Spider Rock, Anasazi Culture, Biltmore
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Arizona, Landscapes, Landforms, Deserts
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 8 sheets
Folder 36Add to your cart.
Arizona, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Four Corners Area, National Parks, Includes: Inspiration Point, Navajo Reservation, Canyon de Chelly, East Mitten, Merrick Butte
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Arizona, Landscapes, Landforms, Deserts
Physical Description: 70mm transparencies, 6 sheets
Box 21Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Arizona, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Includes: West Mitten, East Mitten, Hunt's Mesa, Inspiration Point, Merrick Butte, Totem Pole Rock
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Arizona, Landscapes, Landforms, Deserts
Physical Description: Panoramics, 13 sheets
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Arizona, Canyon de Chelly National Park, Glen Canyon National Park, Includes: Sand Dunes, Spider Rock, Tsegi Over-look, Antelope Canyon
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Arizona, Landscapes, Landforms, Deserts
Physical Description: Panoramics, 10 sheets
Folder 3Add to your cart.
California, Landscape, Eureka, Los Angeles, Coastline, Includes: Yosemite National Park, El Capitan, Half Dome, Mariposa Grove, Joshua Tree National Park, Mohave Desert, Olvera Street, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Del Norte State Park, Coastal Redwoods, Salinas Valley, San Simeon
Other Information: Original Folder Title: California, Landscapes, Landforms, Deserts
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 10 sheets
Folder 4Add to your cart.
California, Landscape, Los Angeles, Includes: Del Norte State Park, Yosemite National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Olvera Street
Other Information: Original Folder Title: California, Landscapes, Landforms, Deserts
Physical Description: 70mm transparencies, 7 sheets
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Aspen, San Juan Mountains
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Great Sand Dunes
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 4 sheets
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Florida, Saint Augustine, Sarasota, Includes: Castillo San Marcos, St. George Street, Gonzales-Alvarez House, Ponce de Leon Hotel, Amelia Island, Lion Bridge, Anastasia Lightkeeper's House, Homosassa Springs
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Florida, St. Augustine, Key West
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 7 sheets
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Florida, Miami, Keys, Includes: Biscayne Boulevard, South Beach, Little Havana, Hemingway Home
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Florida, St. Augustine, Key West
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 7 sheets
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu, Oahu, Includes: Maui, Lahaina, Haleakala, Hookpia State Park, University of Hawaii
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Hawaii, Maui, Honolulu, Tourism, Lifestyle
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 8 sheets
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Maui, Lifestyles, Includes: Hana, Honolulu, Diamond Head
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Hawaii, Maui, Landscape, Waterfalls
Physical Description: 70mm transparencies, 3 sheets
Folder 10Add to your cart.
Illinois, Springfield, Historic Sites, Civil War Re-enactment, Vermillion County, Includes: State Capital Building, Lincoln, Rockford, Galena, Starved Rock State Park, Civil War Days Festival, Battle of Stones River
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Illinois, Springfield, Salem, Civil War Actors
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 9 sheets
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Indiana, Indianapolis, Covered Bridges, Brown County, Amish Community, Includes: Monument Circle, State Capitol Building, Bean Blossom Bridge, Turkey Run State Park
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Indiana, Indianapolis, Brown County Bridges
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 3 sheets
Folder 12Add to your cart.
Louisiana, New Orleans, Includes: French Quarter, Garden District
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Louisiana, New Orleans, French Quarter
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 3 sheets
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Maine, Seacoast, Includes: Pemaquid Lighthouse, Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Kennebunkport Harbor, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Maine, Sea Coast, Light Houses, Fishing, Acadia
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 7 sheets
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Maine, Seacoast, Central Area, Includes: Mount Desert, Boothbay Harbor, Breecher Stowe House, Bath Iron Works, Moose Crossing, Kennebec River
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Maine, Sea Coast, Light Houses, Fishing, Acadia
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 7 sheets
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Maine, Atlantic Coast, Fishing, Includes: Bass Harbor, Mount Desert
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Maine, Sea Coast, Light Houses, Fishing, Acadia
Physical Description: 70mm transparencies, 1 sheet
Folder 16Add to your cart.
Maine, Seacoast, Includes: Pemaquid Lighthouse, Acadia National Park
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Maine, Sea Coast, Light Houses, Fishing, Acadia
Physical Description: Panoramics, 6 sheets
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Massachusetts, Seacoast, Includes: Rockport, Hyannis Harbor, Nantucket
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Massachusetts, Nantucket, Fishing Villages
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 9 sheets
Folder 18Add to your cart.
Massachusetts, Historic, Includes: Plymouth Rock, Mayflower, Shaker Village, Historic Concord Bridge, Wayside Inn, Newburyport, House of Seven Gables, Old Sturbridge Village, Salem
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Massachusetts, Plymouth, Sturbridge, Boston
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 11 sheets
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Massachusetts, Boston, Includes: Paul Revere, Old State House, Restored Quincy Market, Kresge Auditorium, U.S.S. Constitution
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 5 sheets
Folder 20Add to your cart.
Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay Area, Mackinaw, Includes: Lake Michigan, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Windemere, Amon Orchards, Jordan River Scenic Valley
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Michigan, Grand Traverse, Hemingway Sites
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 8 sheets
Folder 21Add to your cart.
Midwest Agriculture, Includes: Michigan
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Michigan, Grand Traverse, Hemingway Sites
Physical Description: Panoramics, 1 sheet
Folder 22Add to your cart.
Missouri, St. Louis, Includes: National Bowling Hall of Fame
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Missouri, St. Louis
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 1 sheet
Folder 23Add to your cart.
Missouri, St. Louis, Includes: National Bowling Hall of Fame
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Missouri, St. Louis
Physical Description: 7-Large format, 2 sheets
Folder 24Add to your cart.
Missouri, St. Louis, Includes: National Bowling Hall of Fame
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Missouri, St. Louis
Physical Description: Panoramics, 1 sheet
Folder 25Add to your cart.
Montana, Includes: Glacier National Park, Missouri River
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Montana, Glacier National Park
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 2 sheets
Folder 26Add to your cart.
New England, Includes: Mystic Seaport, Newport
Other Information: Original Folder Title: New England
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 2 sheets
Folder 27Add to your cart.
New Hampshire, Landscape, Includes: White Mountains, Harlen Farms, Lake Mascoma
Other Information: Original Folder Title: New Hampshire, Mt. Washington, Rural Wife
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 8 sheets
Folder 28Add to your cart.
New Mexico, Landscapes, Spanish Missions, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rayado, East Central, Includes: Shiprock, Sangre De Cristo Mountains, El Moro National Monument, Sanctuario de Chimayo, Old Town, Spanish Governor's Palace, San Miguel Chapel, Inn of the Anasazi, Canyon Road, San Felipe de Neri Church, Kit Carson
Other Information: Original Folder Title: New Mexico, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Historic
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 11 sheets
Folder 29Add to your cart.
New Mexico, Spanish Missions, Includes: San Jose de Gracia del Rio
Other Information: Original Folder Title: New Mexico, Las Trampas Missions, Taos
Physical Description: Panoramics, 1 sheet
Folder 30Add to your cart.
New York, Syracuse, Albany, Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, Adirondack Mountains, Includes: Niagara Mohawk Co., Empire State Plaza, War of Independence
Other Information: Original Folder Title: New York, Albany, Syracuse, Ticonderoga
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 3 sheets
Folder 31Add to your cart.
Oregon, Portland, Includes: Williamette River, Columbia River, Bandon, Depoe Bay, Cape Foulweather, Ecola State Park
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Oregon, Portland, Pacific Coast, Rainforests
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 7 sheets
Folder 32Add to your cart.
Oregon, National Parks, Includes: Ecola State Park
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Oregon, Pacific Coast, Rainforest
Physical Description: 70mm transparencies, 1 sheet
Folder 33Add to your cart.
Texas, San Antonio, Includes: Mission San Jose, Spanish Governor's Palace, Mission San Antonio de Valero, Alamo, Riverwalk, Convention Center, Mexican Independence Day Parade, Christmas
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Texas, San Antonio, Spanish Missions, Hispanics
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 10 sheets
Folder 34Add to your cart.
Texas, San Antonio, Includes: Christmas, Los Pastores, Posada, Hispanic
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Texas, San Antonio, Spanish Missions, Hispanics
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 7 sheets
Box 22Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Utah, National Parks, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Geology, Includes: Delicate Arch, Double Arch, Colorado River, Monument Valley, Moab, Paunsaugunt Plateau, Inspiration Point, Queen's Garden
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Utah, National Parks, Monument Valley, Salt Lake
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 10 sheets
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Utah, Zion Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, Landscape, National Parks, Agriculture, San Rafael Desert, Hanksville, Includes: Great White Throne, Colorado River Canyon, Provo, Dinosaur National Monument, Capital Reef National Park, Desert Motel
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Utah, National Parks, Monument Valley, Salt Lake
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 7 sheets
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Utah, Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Includes: Delicate Arch, Inspiration Point
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Utah, Landscapes, Arches, Bryce
Physical Description: 70mm transparencies, 2 sheets
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, San Rafael Desert, Includes: Inspiration Point, Bruce Point, Delicate Arch, Colorado River, Green River, Hanksville
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Utah, Landscapes, Arches, Bryce, Zion
Physical Description: Panoramics, 11 sheets
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Vermont, Rural Life, Landscape, Historic Sites, Includes: East Corinth Village, Waits River, Montpelier, Newfane, Green Mountains
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Vermont, Colonial Villages, Fall Color, Barre
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 7 sheets
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Washington, Pacific Coast, Landscape, San Juan Islands, Includes: Point of the Arches, Ho River Rainforest, Mount Rainier, Mount Saint Helens, Wescott Oyster Farm, Orcas Island
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Washington State, Olympics, San Juan
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 13 sheets
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Wisconsin, Nature Preserve, Includes: Aldo Leopold Reserve, Naturalist, The Shack
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Wisconsin, Aldo Leopold Preserve, Baraboo
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 3 sheets
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Wyoming, National Parks, Jackson Hole, Includes: Grand Teton Park, Yellowstone National Park, Devil Tower National Monument
Other Information: Original Folder Title: Wyoming, Tetons, Yellowstone, Devil's Tower
Physical Description: 35mm transparencies, 9 sheets

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Argentina],
[Series 2: Australia],
[Series 3: Bali],
[Series 4: Bolivia],
[Series 5: Canada],
[Series 6: Caribbean],
[Series 7: Chicago],
[Series 8: Chile],
[Series 9: Colombia],
[Series 10: Costa Rica],
[Series 11: Croatia],
[Series 12: Cuba],
[Series 13: Dominican Republic],
[Series 14: East Pacific],
[Series 15: Ecuador],
[Series 16: Egypt],
[Series 17: France],
[Series 18: Ghana],
[Series 19: Gibraltar],
[Series 20: Great Britain],
[Series 21: Greece],
[Series 22: Guatemala],
[Series 23: Hawaii],
[Series 24: Hong Kong],
[Series 25: India],
[Series 26: Italy],
[Series 27: Ivory Coast],
[Series 28: Kenya],
[Series 29: Malaysia],
[Series 30: Mexico],
[Series 31: Morocco],
[Series 32: Nepal],
[Series 33: New Zealand],
[Series 34: Nigeria],
[Series 35: Pakistan],
[Series 36: Panama],
[Series 37: Peru],
[Series 38: Philippines],
[Series 39: Portugal],
[Series 40: Puerto Rico],
[Series 41: South Africa],
[Series 42: Spain],
[Series 43: Sri Lanka],
[Series 44: Tanzania],
[Series 45: Thailand],
[Series 46: Turkey],
[Series 47: United States],
[Series 48: Uruguay],
[Series 49: West Pacific],
[Series 50: Yugoslavia],
[Series 51: Zimbabwe],
[Series 52: Miscellaneous],
[Series 53: Black and White Prints],
[Series 54: Duplicates],
[Series 55: Odyssey Productions Materials],
[Series 56: Tear Sheets],
[Series 57: Portfolio],
[Series 58: Books],
[All]


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