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William Reddick Martin (1914-2005) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/213

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a set of 139 eight-by-ten inch, black-and-white photographic prints mounted and matted on thirteen-by-thirteen inch cardboard and paper mounts. Also included is one unmounted eight-by-ten inch, black and white photographic print. The set 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. According to Martin’s wife, Sonia, the photographic portfolio, regardless of subject-matter, is reflective of his graduate training at Northwestern and may be interpreted as an example of student work submitted for curricular purposes at the Medill School of Journalism.

Dates

  • Circa 1936-1937

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

3 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged within three dropfront boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Northwestern University Archives by Sonia S. Martin, January, 2016 (Accession #2021-146).
Title
Guide to the William Reddick Martin (1914-2005) Collection
Author
Kevin B. Leonard
Date
November 16, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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