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Collection Name:

Ruth Robertson Papers and Photography Collection

Creator:

Robertson, Ruth

Life Dates:

1905-1998

Associated Groups:

ACME Newspictures, Inc. ; Asociacion Venezolana de Ejecutivos (a.k.a., A.V.E.) ; New York herald tribune ; Peoria Evening Star ; Shell Pipe Line Corporation ; Standard Oil Company of New Jersey

Nationality:

U.S.

No. of Items:

6,707

Span Dates:

1910s-1993

Description:

The Ruth Robertson Papers and Photography Collection consists of approximately 1,442 black-and-white, color, and sepia-toned photographs, 637 color transparencies and negatives, 1,585 color slides, and 3,000 black-and-white negatives by this American photographer. The photographs are a mixture of formal portraits and casual snapshots. Subjects and locations documented in this collection are Ruth's early life in Peoria, Chicago; her work with the Army in Alaska and oil companies in the United States and Latin America; Ruth's expedition to Angel Falls in Venezuela; the pilot Jimmy Angel and other personalities; various travel and work in other Latin American countries, the United States, and travel to Asia in her later life. A portion of the images (2012:0034:0001-0043) are from a 1993 exhibition at the Flawn Gallery (2012:0034:0001, 0003-0004, 0007, 0010-0012, 0015-0017, 0021, 0023-0025, 0029-0030, 0032-0034, 0038-0039, 0041, 0043 were printed with Robertson's negatives by Howard Goodman in 1993 for the exhibition). Also included in the Ruth Robertson Archive, but not accessioned, are manuscript materials, notes, diaries/journals, passports, and other related materials.

Access Restrictions:

Negatives are restricted from use; transparencies are in cold storage and must be requested at least two days in advance of anticipated use.

Accession No(s):

995:0033:0001-0125; 995:0034:0001-0379; 995:0035:0001-0563; 995:0036:0001-1585; 996:0021:0001-0041; 996:0022:0001-0142; 2000:0068:0001-0079; 2001:0019 ; 2012:0034:0001-0043

Finding Aid URL:

http://norman.hrc.utexas.edu/fasearch/findingaid.cfm?eadid=00404

Location(s):

18 3.10 Robertson, R., Box 44 (2012:0034:0001-0008)
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18 3.10 Robertson, R., Box 45 (2012:0034:0009-0025)
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18 3.10 Robertson, R., Box 46 (2012:0034:0026-0043)
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6 4.1-6 (Boxes 1-29, 40-43)
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AV 5 3.7 Robertson, R., Boxes 30-35 (Negatives) RESTRICTED
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AV 5 3.7 Robertson, R., Boxes 36-39 (Transparencies) REQUIRES 48 HOUR NOTICE
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OV 119 (osf 1-4)
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Additional Access:

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