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Martin, William Reddick, 1914-2005



  • Existence: 1914 - 2005


William Reddick Martin was born February 10, 1914, at Denver, Colorado, the son of Herbert Edwin Martin and Ruth Reddick Martin. He graduated from Denver’s South High School and then took a degree in journalism in 1936 from the University of Denver. Martin matriculated to Northwestern University in 1937 to pursue graduate study in photojournalism. He left Northwestern, becoming a staff photographer for the Fort Collins Coloradan, remaining with that newspaper until becoming a United States Army Air Forces photographer in World War II. Martin’s grandfather, William Reddick, of Niles, Michigan, was an ardent photographer, as were his parents, Herbert and Ruth. Martin inherited his interested in photography, as well as photographic equipment, from his grandfather (8x10 and 5x7 view cameras) and from his parents (a 4x5 view camera). Martin married his wife, Sonia S. Martin. He died July 2, 2005.

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William Reddick Martin (1914-2005) Collection

Identifier: 31/6/213

William Reddick Martin was a photojournalist employed by the Fort Collins Coloradan. He later became a photographer for the U.S. Airforce during World War II. The collection reflects Martin’s student-era efforts at various forms of photography – photojournalistic, narrative, artistic, commercial, and portraiture – and appear to document his experiences in and around Denver, Colorado.

Dates: Circa 1936-1937