Notes from a Photograph Collection

Although the Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection contains tens of thousands of prints, negatives, and slides, there is also a small amount of papers that consist of handwritten notes, correspondence, and caption guidance forms.  These documents assist with identification, such as the Ku Klux Klan photographs from December 1965 for Continue Reading

Photographer Oliver Atkins Saw the Rise and Fall of Two 20th Century Cultural Icons

Oliver Atkins (1917-1977) photographed some of the world’s most recognizable individuals and created some of the world’s most recognizable images.  A photographer for The Saturday Evening Post from 1946-1968, Atkins captured both the national/ international political scene and human interest stories from mid-century America. In a recent article, The Saturday Continue Reading