Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Related Materials
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Albin, Edgar A., 1908-1999
- David Smith Photograph Collection
- Inclusive Dates
- ca 1950-1965
- MC 2096
- 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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No Use Restrictions Apply.
No Interlibrary Loan.
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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.
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.
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.
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||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