Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.2: Black and white negatives in freezers arranged by job number

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.02
Creators:
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Rice, Moses P.
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Dates:
1931-1971
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
320 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The vast majority of the negatives are individual portrait sittings but there are some family and group portraits. The box numbers in the finding aid are the old freezer box numbers and are not reflective of the physical number of boxes; when the negatives were rehoused, the physical number of boxes were reduced and the old freezer box numbers were retained in combination on boxes. The beginning and end of a freezer box is demarcated by blue dividers inside the new boxes.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
The negatives are arranged by job number and document the orders placed by clients at the Scurlock Studio.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Scurlock photographic studio was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock (1883-1964) and his sons George H. (1920- 2005) and Robert S. (1916-1994). More...

Using the Collection
The materials in the subseries are black and white silver gelatin negatives.
Preferred Citation note
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.
Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Conditions Governing Use note
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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DuBois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu