Guide to the Jean W. Seele Rural Photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0759
Creators:
Seele, Charline
Seele, Jean W. (Jean Warren), 1924-1993
Dates:
1970s-1980s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.6 Cubic feet
6 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Approx. 1,065 color photographs (chromogenic prints) of rural scenes, mostly in Kansas. Also 2 boxes of color slides.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mr. Seele was born in Topeka, Kansas and studied aeronautics at the Spartan School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He worked for thirty years as an engineering technician at the Kansas Department of Transportation. Photography became a hobby that ultimately allowed him to pursue his interest in aviation. In the mid-1970s, he began to photograph the Kansas countryside.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Ms. Charline Seele, 2000.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Restrictions on Access
Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Jean W. Seele Rural Photographs, 1970s-1980s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Charline Seele.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Rights from photographs transferred to Museum in Deed of Gift. Fees for commercial reproduction.

Related Archival Materials
Seele's photographs of aircraft in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Ms. Charline Seele, widow of the photographer (transaction finalized 2002). Received in 2001. Originally received by NASM with Seele's aircraft photographs, then transferred to the Archives Center through Dr. Pete Daniel, curator of agriculture. Later (June 15, 2001) some aviation-related images were returned to NASM.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Slides (photographs) -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscapes (representations) -- Kansas Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chromogenic processes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kansas Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rural scenes Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color prints (photographs) Type 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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives