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C. William Horrell photograph collection

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Collection Overview

Title: C. William Horrell photograph collection, 1963-1979Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 2/1/PH 64

Primary Creator: Horrell, C. William

Extent: 56.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by format into three series: (1) Negatives, (2) Slides & Transparencies, (3) Prints, and by subject within each series.

Forms of Material: Agriculture - Illinois - Photographs, Coal mines and mining - Illinois - Photographs, College buildings - Design and construction - Photographs, Illinois - Photographs, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Photographic prints, negatives, and slides produced by C. William "Doc" Horrell, who operated a commercial photographic studio in Anna, Illinois and was a key figure in the establishment of Photographic Services and the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The collection consists primarily of images documenting the history, economic, cultural and social activities, and natural environment of the southern Illinois region, many of which were published in Horrell's books, Land Between the Rivers: The Southern Illinois Country (1973), and Southern Illinois Coal: A Portfolio (1995). Of special note are the photographs documenting the coal industry in southern Illinois. The collection also includes Horrell family and commercial photographs.

Biographical Note

C. William "Doc" Horrell, born in 1918, began taking photographs in 1936 when his mother gave him a $12 camera for graduation from high school in his hometown of Anna, Illinois. Doc quickly demonstrated a serious commitment to photography. Galled at the expense of having film processed for him, the budding photographer invested $3 in a basic film processing and printing kit. A walk-in closet in his mother’s house, unventilated and without running water, became the dark room in which Doc was able to create his first contact prints while using a built-in shelf for a sink. Doc wanted to make enlargements of his photos, but because enlargers were expensive, he built his own from plans found in a book.

Doc enrolled in Southern Illinois Normal University (later Southern Illinois University Carbondale), studying sociology and physics while earning a bachelor’s degree in education. The campus museum provided the young Doc’s first job in photography. Doc hoped to pursue a master’s degree after completing his undergraduate education in 1942, but World War II intervened. Doc worked at Scott Field (later Scott Air Force Base), near Belleville, Illinois, with a unit that wrote and produced training films for the U.S. military.

In 1944, Doc opened a successful photography studio in Anna, Illinois. After fulfilling his goal of earning a master’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1949, Doc joined the staff of Southern Illinois University and remained affiliated with the university for the rest of his professional life. Doc headed the school’s Photographic Service from 1949-1958, but spent summers working toward a doctorate in education at Indiana University, a degree that he completed in 1955. In 1958, he was instrumental in starting the Printing and Photography department (later Cinema and Photography) at Southern Illinois University and accepted a faculty position with the university in 1959. Doc was promoted to Professor in 1972. Influencing generations of SIUC students, Doc taught classes in photojournalism, portraiture, documentary photography, and scientific photography up until his retirement in 1983.

In 1966, Doc began photographing Southern Illinois for the book The Land Between the Rivers, published by the SIU Press in 1973. Doc said that making photographs for the book gave him the opportunity to explore Southern Illinois in a way he never had before, and it was while working on this project that he took his first photographs of the region’s underground coal mining industry. Doc envisioned a new project as an outgrowth of the coal mining photographs that he had begun to make, a book specifically documenting this topic. Toward this end, he continued photographing coal mines and miners until the mid 1980s, eventually amassing more than 700 images.

The coal photographs had not yet been published at the time of Doc’s death in 1989. Recognizing the value of this work, his son Jeffrey Horrell took up the project, eventually guiding some of the most memorable of these images into the 1995 SIU Press publication in the book Southern Illinois Coal: A Portfolio. This volume contains more than fifty of the images that Doc had taken of coal mining between 1966 and 1986. Upon his death, Doc Horrell’s photographs were collected and donated to the Special Collections Research Center , Morris Library, SIUC.

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: The collection was donated by C. William Horrell as accession 94.

Related Materials: Southern Illinois coal mining related photographs from the Horrell collection are available online at the other URL below.

Preferred Citation: [Description of image], C. William Horrell photographic collection, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Other URL: http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm4/index_p17coll3.php?CISOROOT=/p17coll3


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Negatives, 1964-1987],
[Series 2: Slides & Transparencies],
[Series 3: Prints],
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Series 1: Negatives, 1964-1987Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Negatives, primarily 35mm with contact sheets, of images produced by Horrell, 1964-1987. The bulk of the photographs document historical, social, economic, and environmental aspects of the southern Illinois region - of special note are the images depicting the coal industry in southern Illinois. The series also includes Horrell family photographs and other images produced in his studio. Horrell's original organizational scheme was retained and consists of two chronological sub-series running concurrently, 1966-1977, which are further divided by subject, followed by family, studio, and miscellaneous photographs. Most of the images published in Horrell's two books, Land Between the Rivers:The Southern Illinois Country, and Southern Illinois Coal: A Portfolio are located in the first sub-series.

For a detailed and complete subject inventory of the southern Illinois documentary photographs, boxes 1-7 in this series, see the associated digital content following the series title above.

Box 1Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1966 May - 1966 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 2: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1966 September - 1967 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 3: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1967 June - 1967 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1967 August - 1967 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1967 September - 1968 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1968 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 7: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1968 July - 1968 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 8: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1968 August - 1968 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1968 September - 1969 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 2: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1969 June - 1969 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 3: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1969 August - 1970 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1970 June - 1970 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1970 JulyAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1970 July - 1970 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 7: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1970 August - 1970 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1970 September - 1970 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 2: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1970 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 3: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1970 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Geology of Southern Illinois Negatives, 1973 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Geology of Southern Illinois Negatives, 1974 AprilAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: Southern Illinois "U" Coal Mining Negatives, 1975 May - 1975 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 7: Southern Illinois "V" Coal Mining Negatives, 1975 August - 1977 June 8Add to your cart.
Volume 8: Southern Illinois "W" Coal Mining Negatives, 1977 June 9Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Negatives X1 - X5Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Negatives X6 - X10Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Negatives X11 - X15Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Negatives X16 - X20Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Negatives X21- X25Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Negatives X26 - X30Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Negatives Y1 - Y5Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Negatives Y6 - Y10Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Negatives Y11 - Y15Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Negatives Y16 - Y20Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Negatives Y21 - Y25Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Negatives Y26 - Y30Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Negatives Y31 - Y35Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Negatives Y36 - Y40Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Negatives Y41 - Y45Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Negatives Y46 - Y48Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Negatives Z1 - Z5Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Negatives Z6 - Z10Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Negatives Z11 -Z15Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Negatives Z16 - Z20Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Negatives Z21 - Z25Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Negatives Z26 - Z30Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Negatives Z31 - Z34Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Negatives AA1 - AA5Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Negatives AA6 - AA10Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Negatives AA11 - AA15Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Negatives AA16 - AA20Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Negatives AA21 - AA25Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Negatives AA26 - AA30Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Negatives AA31 - AA35Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Negatives AA36 - AA38Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Negatives BB1 - BB5Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Negatives BB6 - BB10Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Negatives BB11 - BB15Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Negatives BB16 - BB21Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, undatedAdd to your cart.
Volume 2: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1964 January - 1964 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 3: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1964 June - 1965 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1965 January - 1965 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1965 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1965 November - 1966 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 7: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1966 May - 1966 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1966 November - 1967 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 2: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1967 July - 1968 MarchAdd to your cart.
Volume 3: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1968 April - 1969 JuneAdd to your cart.
Volume 4: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1969 June - 1969 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 5: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1969 August - 1970 AugustAdd to your cart.
Volume 6: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1970 August - 1972 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 7: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1972 January - 1973 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 8: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1973 May - 1975 MayAdd to your cart.
Volume 9: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1975 June - 1976 MayAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Volume 1: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1976 May - 1978 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Volume 2: Southern Illinois Documentary Negatives, 1978 February - 1979 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Negatives Sheets 1-5, 1979 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Negative Sheets 6-10, 1979 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Negative Sheets 11-15, 1979 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Negative Sheets 16-20, 1979 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Negative Sheets 21-25, 1979 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Negative Sheets 26-30, 1979 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Negative Sheets 31-35, 1979 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Negative Sheets 36-40, 1979 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Negative Sheets 41-47, 1979 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Family portraiture - Bruce (son)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Family portraiture - Bruce (son)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Family portraiture - Bruce (son)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Family portraiture - Jeff (son)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Family portraiture - Leah (daughter)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Family portraiture - Mr. and Mrs. Horrell, with son and daughterAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Horrell family, PersonalAdd to your cart.
Group photos, tennis team, bowling team, etc.
Folder 2: Horrell family, Family portraitureAdd to your cart.
5x7 and 4x5 inch negatives
Folder 3: Horrell family, Family portraitureAdd to your cart.
35 and 120 mm negatives
Folder 4: Horrell family, European trip, 1984 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Horrell family, Yugoslavia trip, 1987 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Horrell family, Main tripAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Horrell family, Spain tripAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Unidentified family vacationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Family sportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Horrell family, 50th wedding anniversaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Family wedding (?) 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Family, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
120 mm negatives
Folder 13: Family, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
4x5 inch negatives
Folder 14: Family, miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
35mm negatives
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Negatives from Anna, Illinois StudioAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Negatives from Anna, Illinois StudioAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Negatives from Anna, Illinois StudioAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Negatives from Anna, Illinois StudioAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Negatives from Anna, Illinois StudioAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Negatives from Anna, Illinois StudioAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AerialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: NatureAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Fall colors 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: White ProjectAdd to your cart.
Miscellaneous architectural photographs, mid-1980s.
Folder 5: Southern Illinois University CarbondaleAdd to your cart.
Photographic Services, training photographers etc.
Folder 6: Southern Illinois University CarbondaleAdd to your cart.
Radio/TV, Mass Communication
Folder 7: Southern Illinois University Carbondale ca.1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: ChurchesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous peopleAdd to your cart.
35 mm negatives
Folder 10: Miscellaneous peopleAdd to your cart.
120 mm negatives
Folder 11: Miscellaneous fine artAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Miscellaneous documentaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Miscellaneous eventsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
35 mm negatives
Folder 15: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
4x5 and 120 mm negatives
Folder 16: Negative bookAdd to your cart.
Nature subjects, Rendleman house
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Copy negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Contact sheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Holiday card masks (for printing)Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous prints and proofs from publicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper articles regarding HorrellAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Promotional flyer for show (coal)Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Miscellaneous personal papers related to HorrellAdd to your cart.
Includes diploma and prospectus for coal book.

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