Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.12: Banquet Negatives
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0618.S04.12
Creators:
Rice, Moses P.
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994
Custom Craft
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005
Dates:
1923-1940
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
15 Boxes
Repository:
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). Subseries 4.12 materials primarily document clients of the Scurlock Studio that were organizations and the images depict those groups' and organizations' activities. An overview to the entire Scurlock collection is available here: Scurlock Studio Records

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
The materials primarily document clients of the Scurlock Studio that were organizations and the images depict those groups' and organizations' activities.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
There is not a clear system of arrangement within the subseries.

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...

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
The majority of the negatives are scanned, only a small number are unscanned, but the scan number listed on the folders is not always correct.
Author
David Haberstich and Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
Sponsor
The collection was acquired with assistance from the Eugene Meyer Foundation. Elihu and Susan Rose and the Save America's Treasures program, provided funds to stabilize, organize, store, and create digital surrogates of some of the negatives. Processing and encoding funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Using the Collection
The materials in the subseries consists of 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.
Series 8: Business Records, Subseries 8.1: Studio Session Registers are restricted. Digital copies available for research. See repository for details.
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
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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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives