Ned Trovillion photograph collection, 1930-1995
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Brief Description: This collection consists mainly of scenic photographs from Southern Illinois, but also contains photographs of Ned's friends and family, farming and conservation photos, and various sights throughout the world. Many of these photographs were framed and are displayed throughout the library.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 2/1/PH 61
Created by: Trovillion, Ned
Volume: 8.0 Boxes
Biographical Note for Trovillion, Ned : Ned Trovillion grew up near Golconda, Illinois. As a teenager, he became very interested in photography and bought his first camera.  One year later, Ned documented the 1937 Ohio River flood in Golconda. He married Jan in 1940, joined the military and served in WWII. After his discharge from the military, both Ned and Jan enrolled in the University of Illinois. Upon graduation, the family moved back to Pope County, and Ned became a high school agriculture teacher. Both Ned and Jan received their masters degrees from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. After 9 years of teaching, he began a 30-year career in the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. Ned and his family moved to Vienna, Illinois. In 1972, Ned and Jan began traveling the world, visiting over 50 countries. In the mid-1980s, he contributed some of his best photos to a Southern Illinois tourism guide, which gave wide-spread recognition to his work.  The Illinois state tourism agency used his Garden of the Gods image in a two-page advertisement in national magazines and metropolitan newspapers and he won numerous awards as an amateur photographer. In 1995, Ned published a collection of his photos titled Southern Illinois: A Photographers Love for the Countryside and its Beauty.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Trovillion, Ned
Genres/Forms of Material
Agriculture - Illinois - Photographs
Conservation of natural resources - Illinois - Photographs
Illinois - Photographs
Trovillion, Ned - Photographs
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.
Acquisition Notes: Gift
Related Materials: Ned Trovillion collection of Southern Illinois Slides PH 60
PreferredCitation: [Item], Ned Trovillion photograph collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.