NHPRC “Colorado 20th-Century Photograph Collections Project” Nearly Complete

Intern Erica San Soucie with a mammoth glass negative from the Aultman Studio collection
Intern Erica San Soucie with a mammoth glass negative from the Aultman Studio collection

This month, the Photography Department wraps up a two-year project to make four of its most significant photography collections available to the public. By the end of June, researchers will be able to browse through online collection guides to and digital images from the Aultman Studio, Fred Payne Clatworthy, David DeHarport, and Winter Prather collections. The project has been generously supported by an Access to Historical Records grant from the National Historic Records and Publications Committee (NHPRC). Continue reading “NHPRC “Colorado 20th-Century Photograph Collections Project” Nearly Complete”

Introducing the Aultman Studio Collection

Studio portrait of W.F. Blake with bicycle, taken with Oliver Aultman c. 1890.
Studio portrait of W.F. Blake with bicycle, taken with Oliver Aultman c. 1890.

With the Winter Prather collection finished, I’m pleased to introduce the massive Aultman Studio collection, the next set of materials up for processing as part of the NHPRC 20th Century Photograph Collections Grant Project. In comparison to the two NHPRC Project collections that I’ve already processed, (the David DeHarport collection and the Winter Prather collection), this one is monstrous in size. Unprocessed materials in the Aultman Studio collection are a whopping 87 linear feet, the largest photograph collection in History Colorado’s holdings, and will take about nine months to process. So expect to hear much, much more about the Aultmans in the coming months! Continue reading “Introducing the Aultman Studio Collection”

Unpacking Greatness: History Colorado’s Glass Plate Negative Collections

Great news! History Colorado’s Photography Department has finished unpacking and re-housing our entire glass plate negative collection! For the first time ever, this collection made up of hundreds of thousands of glass negatives is now available for research and photo reproductions. The project took two years to complete and involved the hard work of Megan Friedel, Emily Moazami, Melissa de Bie, Bridget O’Toole, Natalie Elder, Kalyani Fernando, Becca Goodrum, Sarah Plimpton and Charlotte Whitman. Continue reading “Unpacking Greatness: History Colorado’s Glass Plate Negative Collections”

History Colorado Awarded NHPRC Access to Historical Records Grant for 2015-2017

nhprc-logo-mThe Photography Department of History Colorado is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 2015 National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) Access to Historical Records grant, in support of its Colorado 20th-Century Photography Collections Project. Thanks to NHPRC’s generous funding, Photography Department staff will begin a two-year project in August 2015 to make four of History Colorado’s most significant collections of twentieth-century photography available to the public. Continue reading “History Colorado Awarded NHPRC Access to Historical Records Grant for 2015-2017”