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Guide to the Buckhorn Children's Center Collection, Part B

Accession Number: 45
Buckhorn Children's Center Collection
Selected Records, 1874-1979
Selected Photographs, 1900-1980
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Part A - Selected Records
        Series I - Presbyterian Orphan Home Society of Louisville  (Presbyterian Synod Home for Children) 1874-1956
        Series II - Buckhorn Association, 1902-1960
        Series III - Presbyterian Child Welfare Agency, 1954-1979
Part B - Selected Photographs

Part B: Description of the Selected Photographs, c. 1900 - 1980
1098 Photo-reproductions

The photographic collection of the Buckhorn Children's Center is rich in its coverage of people, places, and events relating to the school and surrounding area. Dates for the collection range from c. 1900 to c. 1980 and are drawn from two unique original photographic series. Series I are those of the Witherspoon College School and environs. Series II contains the photographs of Buckhorn Children's Center as it presently exists.

Series Description of Selected Records

Series I Witherspoon College School, c.1900 - c.1940  

This series contains a wide variety of photographic images from the early years at Buckhorn. Of particular note, are views of the early campus and community; portraits of Buckhorn students and staff; as well as photographs of various sports events and teams.

The Witherspoon Series consists of 14 loose prints; one album containing 283 mounted prints; as well as 205 lantern-slides, many of which are hand colored. Photographs included in this series were a gift to the Buckhorn Children's Center from the Buckhorn Alumni Association, and are on permanent display at the Buckhorn Lake State Park Lodge.

Series II Buckhorn Children's Center, c. 1950 - c. 1980  

This series contains images of the Center and the community from approximately 1950 to 1980. The photographs concentrate on such subject areas as students, classroom and schoolyard activities, and staff. Formats in this original series include 512 loose prints, 373 35mm slides, 1015 negatives, and 1 album containing 71 mounted prints. Photographs belonging to this series are housed in the administrative office building, on the campus of the Buckhorn Children's Center.

Box 3
  1. Activity
Box 4
  1. Animals
  2. Architecture
  3. Artifacts
  4. Campus Buildings & Grounds
Box 5
  1. Campus Buildings & Grounds (cont.)
  2. Ceremony
  3. Dress
  4. Events
Box 6
  1. Events (cont.)
  2. Folkart
  3. Interior
  4. Landscape
  5. Music
  6. People
Box 7
  1. People (cont.)
  2. Portraits
Box 8
  1. Portraits (cont.)
Box 9
  1. Portraits (cont.)
Box 10
  1. Portraits (cont.)
  2. Sports
Box 11
  1. Still Life
  2. Study
  3. Theater
  4. Townscape
  5. Transportation

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