Berea College Photographic Collection,ca. 1885-1981 (bulk 1900-1981)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Berea College Photographic Collection,ca. 1885-1981 (bulk 1900-1981)
Creator
Berea College
Extent
ca. 35 lin. ft.
Subjects
Berea, Kentucky -- Berea College
Appalachia -- Description and travel
Students, college -- Berea College
Organizations, campus
Sports -- Madison County, Kentucky
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Although the sources of photographs are not always indicated, the bulk was apparently generated in the Berea College Publicity Department and the College News Bureau. In addition, portions of the photographs were donated by individuals, most of whom have some connection with the College. Chief among these is Roy N. Walters who was dean of the Berea College Foundation School from 1943 to 1968. Walters established the College Publicity Department in 1933 and was an unofficial campus photographer throughout his career at Berea.
Scope and Content
Materials consist of photographic prints, negatives, and slides which relate in general to Berea College.
The collection consists of photographs of Berea students, faculty, and staff; of campus organizations; of campus buildings; and of numerous events, including athletic competitions, conferences, special programs, and ceremonies. The bulk of the collection is comprised of black and white prints and of negatives, although some slides and motion picture films are present.
The Walters photographs (ca. 6 1.f.) essentially document the same subjects with a special emphasis on Foundation School students and programs. In addition to providing a photographic record of College programs for the period, the collection also includes images of the town of Berea and of Appalachia.
Partial folder list.