The first subseries of the revised Oliver F. Atkins photograph collection is now available. The subjects cover life in Washington, D.C. (particularly John F. Kennedy and family in the late 1950s and early 1960s), American social and political issues, countries in Africa, the Korean War, and even our very own George Mason University. We hope to add the rest of the print series to the finding aid very soon. Currently, the processing work has shifted to the vast amount of negatives in the collection, many of which were used to create the prints. So think of the print series as merely a sample of the tens of thousands of images contained in the negatives.
This collection is being reprocessed with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.