Scurlock Studio Records, Series 5: Color Negatives

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S05
Creators:
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Rice, Moses P.
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
Dates:
1964-1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
72 boxes
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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). Series 5 consists primarily of color negatives but it also includes order envelopes and materials. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The series color negatives primarily of color negatives but it also includes order envelopes and materials. The series is arranged into two subseries: clients and subjects. The subseries clients is arranged by job number, and the materials document the orders placed by clients of the Scurlock Studio and identified persons and organizations. The negatives depict individual portrait sittings, groups, and informal poses. The subseries subjects is arranged in alphabetical order, and the materials document negatives that could nto be connected to a client of the studio. The negatives represent subjects such as art, buildings, commercial ventures of the Scurlock Studio, and unidentified people.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Arranged in 2 subseries.
5.1: Color negatives arranged by client
5.2: Color negatives arranged by subject

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
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
Portraits -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) -- Small business -- 20th century Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Politicians -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shaw (Washington, D.C.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dye transfer process Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photography -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Segregation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Commercial photography -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American entertainers -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Americans -- History -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African American photographers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color separation negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matrices, color separation Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howard University -- 20th century Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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

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