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Guide to the Brent Altscheler Collection of Photographs of Kentucky 1921-1932

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Altscheler, Brent. Collection of Photographs of Kentucky

Dates:

1921-1932

Size:

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Altscheler Collection of Photographs of Kentucky primarily consists of negatives of photographs taken by Brent Altscheler of historical sites in Kentucky between 1921 and 1932. Also included in the collection are positives, manuscript notes, newspaper clippings and postcards. The bulk of the material dates between 1921and 1925.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Altscheler, Brent. Collection of Photographs of Kentucky, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

The Altscheler Collection of Photographs of Kentucky primarily consists of negatives of photographs taken by Brent Altscheler of historical sites in Kentucky between 1921 and 1932. Also included in the collection are positives, manuscript notes, newspaper clippings and postcards. The bulk of the material dates between 1921 and 1925.

This collection was created by Brent A. Altscheler, a member of the Kentucky Filson Club, in the 1920s. A partial list of counties in which Altscheler took photographs includes: Harrison, Barren, Bourbon, Clark, Jefferson, Lincoln, Mercer, Monroe, Shelby, Spencer, and Woodford. Some towns contained within this collection are: Danville, Glascow, Harrodsburg, Frankfort, Louisville, Lexington, Middletown and Taylorville.

The collection was originally housed within nine photographic packets with an index written on each individual packet. This order was maintained, but contents were transferred to individual envelopes and the envelopes were then filed with the packets. The numbering on the envelopes corresponds to the original numbering on the packets.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Reuben T. Durrett Collection

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Packet 1 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 1-31, 1922-1923

Box 1   Folder 2

Packet 1 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 31-49, 1922-1923

Box 1   Folder 3

Packet 2 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 1-37, 1920-1921

Box 1   Folder 4

Packet 2 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 38-50, 1920-1921

Box 1   Folder 5

Packet 3 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 1-30, 1926

Box 1   Folder 6

Packet 4 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 1-35, 1921-1922

Box 2   Folder 1

Packet 4 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 36-50, 1921-1922

Box 2   Folder 2

Packet 4a -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 1-46, 1921-1922

Box 2   Folder 3

Packet 5 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 1-38, 1924-1932

Box 2   Folder 4

Packet 6 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 1-50, 1932-1933

Box 2   Folder 5

Packet 8 -- Photographs, Negatives and Notes, 1-14, 1924

Box 2   Folder 6

Misc. Packet -- Clippings, Postcards and Notes, 1-50, undated