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Amon Carter Museum of Western Art (Fort Worth, TX 76113-2365)
Jana Hill (Project Director: July 2011 to present)

Access to the Artist Archives

The cataloging and digitization of 15,500 photographs from the archives of eight 20th-century American photographers, with enhanced catalog records for an additional 6,700 images already digitized and online access.

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art respectfully requests grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support Access to the Artist Archives, a two year project to digitize, catalog, and publish online the rare archival collections of eight prominent American photographers of the twentieth century Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), Nell Dorr (1893-1988), Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), Eliot Porter (1901-1990),Helen Post (1907-1979), Clara Sipprell (1885-1975), Erwin E. Smith (1886-1947), and Karl Struss (1886-1981). These collections are comprised of 22,000 photographic prints and 200,000 negatives, manuscripts, other ephemera, books, and related collections. Together, the work of these eight artists represent an incredible diversity of American life in the twentieth century.

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Project fields:
American Studies

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$175,000 (approved)
$175,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014