The College of New Rochelle said the 75 images include Adams' famous "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" and several well-known scenes of Yosemite National Park. The collection also includes a photograph of artist Georgia O'Keefe.
The gift is from the former director of the college's graduate art department, Caryl Horwitz. Her late husband acquired the collection in the 1980s.
The college said the collection is worth $2.5 million. Adams died in 1984. The collection photographs make up what's known as Adams' "Museum Set." Fifteen of the signed images will be displayed at the college's Castle Gallery on Thursday evening.
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