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Ned Trovillion photograph collection


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description


Farming and Conservation


Churches, Buildings, and Houses


Scenic and Wildlife



Ned Trovillion photograph collection, 1930-1995 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Ned Trovillion photograph collection, 1930-1995Add to your cart.

ID: 2/1/PH 61

Primary Creator: Trovillion, Ned

Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Subjects: Trovillion, Ned

Forms of Material: Agriculture - Illinois - Photographs, Conservation of natural resources - Illinois - Photographs, Illinois - Photographs, Photographs, Trovillion, Ned - Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Trovillion, Ned

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

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 Source: Gift

Related Materials: Ned Trovillion collection of Southern Illinois Slides PH 60

Preferred Citation: [Item], Ned Trovillion photograph collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Aerials],
[Series 2: Farming and Conservation],
[Series 3: Flowers],
[Series 4: Churches, Buildings, and Houses],
[Series 5: Peoples],
[Series 6: Scenic and Wildlife],
[Series 7: Things],
[Series 8: Miscellaneous],

Series 8: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Boxes 5-8 contain oversized images of people, scenic and wildlife and are located in the map case room.
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Folder 4: ArtAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Pictures and Clippings from Ned's BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Sailing and CanoeingAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Trail of Tears Trail RideAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Trains and Train TracksAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Viva MexicoAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous PhotosAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Misc. (cont.)Add to your cart.
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Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Aerials],
[Series 2: Farming and Conservation],
[Series 3: Flowers],
[Series 4: Churches, Buildings, and Houses],
[Series 5: Peoples],
[Series 6: Scenic and Wildlife],
[Series 7: Things],
[Series 8: Miscellaneous],

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