Neil Matthew Photographs, 1940-1983

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Creator: Matthew, Neil E.
Title: Neil Matthew Photographs
Collection No.: MSS053
Dates: 1940-1983
Quantity:

Quantity: 12.8 cubic feet

Quantity: 1 record carton, 20 document boxes, 19 flat boxes

Abstract: This collection is photographic documentary of scenes and places from the perspective of Neil E. Matthew, a professor of the Herron School of Art at IUPUI. He was a painter first while an undergraduate at Arizona State University. He then studied photography under Henry Holmes Smith at Indiana University. His photography, as described by its creator, is "the painter as photographic tourist." It is straight representational photography of the landscape and buildings seen during his travels throughout the United States and Europe.With the exception of one carton, all of the photographs are available online.
Language: Information written on the back of the photographs is in English .
Repository: IUPUI General Collections
IUPUI University Library
755 W. Michigan St.
Room 0133
Indianapolis, IN 46202
speccoll@iupui.edu
URL: http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/special

Historical Note

Neil E. Matthew was born January 19, 1925 in Anderson, Indiana. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Arizona State University (1949) and Master of Fine Arts Degree from Indiana University (1955). He joined the Indiana University faculty five years after receiving his MA and in 1964, began teaching at the Herron School of Art on the Indianapolis campus (what would later become Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)). In 1989-1990 he retired from his position as Associate Professor Emeritus at IUPUI.

Matthew and his wife, Jeannette, traveled extensively in the United States and Europe over the course of his career at Herron School of Art. Many of his trips provided sources of inspiration for his artwork in the mediums of photography and painting. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

Scope and Contents

Most are images of places and people from Matthew's travels in the United States and Europe with an emphasis on historical places. The collection has been digitized. Online photographs are divided into two major categories: landscape and architectural photographs. Typically Matthew recorded information on the geographic location, place name, and date for each image.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The physical collection will only be made available when the digital collection is insufficient for research needs.

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) govern the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Indexed Terms

General

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Order number], Neil E. Matthew Photographs, Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives, University Library, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Jeannette and Neil E. Matthew, Indianapolis, IN, August 1988. A88-32

Collection Inventory

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Photographs (Mss53-000001 â€" Mss53-002407) , 1952-1981

Language: English

Series:

Photographs by Subject

Language: English

box 40
folder 1
American Southwest (Mss53-002408- Mss53-002421) , 1947-1948

Language: English

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folder 2
Architecture and Landscape (Mss53-002422- Mss53-002484) , 1968-1973

Language: English

box 40
folder 3
Arizona (Mss53-002485-Mss53-002504) , 1947-1948

Language: English

box 40
folder 4
Canada (Mss53-002505-Mss53-002585) , 1947, 1980

Language: English

box 40
folder 5-6
Europe - Mostly Germany (Mss53-002586-Mss53-002662) , 1951-1952, 1968

Language: English

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folder 7
Illinois (Mss53-002663-Mss53-002699) , 1958-1983

Language: English

box 40
folder 8
Indiana - Bartholomew, Howard Counties (Mss53-002700-Mss53-002721) , 1961-1962, 1967

Language: English

box 40
folder 9-10
Indiana - Madison County (Mss53-002722-Mss53-002752) , 1952-1967

Language: English

box 40
folder 11
Indiana - Marion County (Mss53-002753-Mss53-002787) , 1952-1967

Language: English

box 40
folder 12-16
Indiana - Monroe County (Mss53-002788-Mss53-002896) , 1953-1955

Language: English

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folder 17
Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Virgina (Mss53-002897-Mss53-002909) , 1951-1967

Language: English

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folder 18
Kentucky (Mss53-002910- Mss53-002941) , 1954-1975

Language: English

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folder 19
Louisiana, Missouri (Mss53-002942- Mss53-002949) , 1963-1979

Language: English

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folder 20
Michigan (Mss53-002950- Mss53-002976) , 1966-1980

Language: English

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folder 21
Mississippi (Mss53-002977-Mss53-003017) , 1976

Language: English

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folder 22
New Mexico (Mss53-003018-Mss53-003033) , 1973

Language: English

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folder 23
New York (Mss53-003034- Mss53-003043) , 1940, 1963-1967

Language: English

box 40
folder 24-25
People and Places - US and Europe (Mss53-003044-Mss53-003137) , 1940-1960

Language: English

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folder 26
Tennessee (Mss53-003138-Mss53-003155) , 1967

Language: English

box 40
folder 27
Utah (Mss53-003156-Mss53-003199) , 1977

Language: English

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folder 28
Washington, DC and Wisconsin (Mss53-003200-Mss53-003208) , 1951-1975

Language: English