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Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection

Oliver F. Atkins Photograph Collection


Due to copyright restrictions, images from this collection are not available for download through MARS. Please view images from this collection through our Images site:

The Atkins collection consists of approximately 60,000 images that extensively document American political and cultural history from the 1940s through the 1970s. Most of the images that document American political life date from the early 1960s through the mid-1970s when Atkins worked as a photographer for the Saturday Evening Post and then later as the personal photographer to President Richard M. Nixon. The bulk of the American cultural documentation is from Atkins work in the 1950s and early 1960s on specific stories for the Saturday Evening Post, and these stories cover other areas of the United States, particularly the Southeast up through the Northeast coast.


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More photographs are available in the physical collection described by the Guide to the Oliver F. Atkins photograph collection, 1943-1975.

This collection was reprocessed in 2010-2011 using funds from a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Detailed Processing Grant.

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