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David Smith Photograph Collection

Manuscript Collection 2096

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Albin, Edgar A., 1908-1999
Title
David Smith Photograph Collection
Inclusive Dates
ca 1950-1965
Identification
MC 2096
Extent
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The David Smith Photograph Collection was donated to the Special Collections Department by Richard E. Albin and Karalyn Kavanaugh of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky on January 12, 2016. The photographs originally belonged to Albin's father, Edgar A. Albin.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in June 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

David Smith Photograph Collection (MC 2096), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Edgar A. Albin was born December 17, 1908, in Columbus, Ohio. He was an artist, educator, and writer, including of a long-running column for the Springfield Leader and Press. He taught at the University of Arkansas from 1947-1962. He passed away September 25, 1999.

David Smith (1906-1965) was a prominent 20th-century American sculptor, best known for his abstract expressionist works in metal. His works are held in museums and galleries worldwide, include the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1953, he served as a visiting professor at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 110 black-and-white 8 x 10 photographic prints of sculptor David Smith and his works. His sculptures are the primary focus of the photographs, but some photographs of works on paper are also included. Many of the photographs are believed to have been taken by David Smith.

Related Materials

Other records relating to the David Smith Photograph Collection include:

Edgar A. Albin Papers, 1921-1986, University of Arkansas Special Collections

David Smith Papers, 1926-1965, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Arrangement of the Papers

Photographs are arranged by title of the work, when known, or by subject.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

17 H's; 24 Greek Y's, 2 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 2-3

Agricola, 15 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 4

Anchor Head, 2 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 5

Arc-Wing, 2 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 6

The Banquet; Beach Scene, 3 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 7

Blackburn- Song of an Irish Blacksmith, 2 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 8

Circles and Diamonds; Don Quixote; The Eagle's Lair; Egyptian Landscape, 4 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 9

Family Decision, 3 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 10

Family Totem; First Exhibition; Flight; The Forest, 4 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 11

Four Soldiers, 6 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 12

Head, 4 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 13

Hudson River Landscape; Inside the Marble Square, 3 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 14

Landscape; Letter to Australia, 3 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 15

Oculus; Personage Seeking Australia, 3 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 16

Puritan Landscape; Question and Answer; Royal Bird; Royal Incubator, 4 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 17

Sacrifice, 3 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 18

Stainless Net; Star Cage; Suspended Figure; Song of a Landscape, 5 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 19

Tahstvant; Tank Totem; Unfinished, 5 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 20

Vertical Pistol, 3 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 21

Unidentified Sculptures, 11 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 22-23

Works on Paper, 17 photographic prints

Box 1 Folder 24

David Smith, 6 photographic prints

END OF COLLECTION