Edgar A. Albin Slides of India
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2010.02
Creators:
Albin, Edgar A., 1908-
Dates:
1954
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1,700 color slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Edgar A. Albin Slide Collection includes images of architecture and sights of India taken in 1954 by Professor Edgar A. Albin, A Fullbright Scholar. A second set shows notable contemporary Indian artists in their studios, as well as examples of their works.

Arrangement
Arrangement
One series organized by locations within India; second series organized by artist.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Edgar A. Albin was professor of Art at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, from 1947 to 1962. Born December 17, 1908 at Columbus, Kansas, he attended the University of Tulsa, receiving a BA in Art and Education in 1936 and then an MA from the State University of Iowa in Art History and Painting in 1946. From 1931 to 1939, Albin taught in the Tulsa Public School System, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Later, he was instructor and Associate Professor of Art from 1939 to 1947 at the University of Tulsa, where he created the Art History program. From 1947 to 1962, Albin was Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and chairman of the Humanities program from 1958 to 1962. He taught the history of art, integrated general education courses, and art criticism in addition to setting up and supervising the art slide and film library. Albin joined the faculty of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, in 1962 and served as chairman of the Art Department until his retirement in 1974. In addition to his academic work, Edgar A. Albin wrote a weekly arts column from 1965 to 1986 for the Springfield Leader and Press. He also wrote numerous letters to the editor from 1972 to 1983, some of which he signed in his own name others with the pseudonym, "Ezra Kornscrabble". He also lectured at various universities, institutions, and conventions.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2010.02

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
Citation
Edgar A. Albin Slide Collection of India. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift of Mildred M. Albin, 2003.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Asian Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Slides (photographs) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Albin, Edgar A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/