Sam Blackwell Photographs and Papers, 1895-2004  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Blackwell, Samuel (1917-2005)
Title
Sam Blackwell Photographs and Papers
Dates
1895-2004 (inclusive)
1944-2004 (bulk)
Quantity
28.25 cubic feet, (4 records boxes, 43 document boxes, 14 oversize document box, 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
M-004
Summary
The collection consists of photographs and slides taken by Sam Blackwell, instructor at Lane Community College. The photographs were taken of buildings and grounds and classroom activities on the LCC main campus and other college locations. The collection also includes photographs of Blackwell’s family, travels in the US and abroad, and his service in the U.S. Army in France during World War II.
Repository
Lane Community College Archives
4000 East 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR
97405
Telephone: 541-463-5466
archives@lanecc.edu
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Samuel E. Blackwell was born in 1917 in Amarillo, Texas. He received a B.S. in Business Administration, 1939, from Abilene Christian College and an M.S. in Public Relations and Advertising from the School of Journalism at Syracuse University in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army, 1942-1946. Sam Blackwell died in 2005.

He taught at Lane Community College from 1968 to 2000. He taught communication skills in the English/Language Arts Department from 1968-1986 and co-authored a textbook for the course. He taught photography in the Mass Communications Department from 1968-1971 and in Adult Education (Continuing Education) from 1972-2000.

He traveled extensively. As an instructor for TraveLearn, a travel/study program of Continuing Education, he taught photography and led tours to Alaska, Egypt, and the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.

Blackwell had a professional photography career in the aerospace, commercial, industrial, advertising, illustrative, and public relations fields. He has won numerous professional awards for journalism, photography, teaching, and volunteerism.

Sam Blackwell died in 2005.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Samuel Blackwell Photographs and Papers contain black/white and color photographs, negatives, contact sheets, and color slides taken on the campuses of Lane Community College.

TThe Blackwell collection contains photographs and negatives of views of students in classrooms and participating in activities in a variety of courses offered by the Adult Education and Continuing Education programs. In addition to photographs taken on the main campus, the collection includes a series of photographs taken at other college locations such as the Downtown Center in Eugene, LCC at Florence, LCC at Cottage Grove, and Community Learning Centers located in high schools in the county. The collection also includes photographic prints and slides taken of buildings on the Lane main campus including images of buildings under construction.

Blackwell led overseas tours as part of a program at LCC called TraveLearn which combined travel and instruction. He taught photography on the tours he led to Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand and the collection contains photographs and slides taken on these travels.

Sam Blackwell was in the medical corps during WWII and served in France, 1944-1946. He took photographs of soldiers, prisoners-of-war, and French towns and countryside showing local residents and damage to buildings from bombing and fighting. The collection includes photographic prints, negatives, albums, a negative log book, and exhibits.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.

Preferred Citation

Sam Blackwell Photographs and Papers, 1895-2004 (M-004), Lane Community College Archives, Eugene, Oregon

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Description Dates
Series A: Autobiography and Writings
This series contains a brief biography about Sam Blackwell and two articles he wrote while he was an instructor at LCC. Container List for Series A, Autobiography and Writings.
Collection is open to the public.
1981-1983
Series B: Photographs, Adult Education and Continuing Education Classes, LCC Downtown Center
This series contains photographs and negatives of scenes of Continuing Education / Adult Education classes taken between 1989 and 1998 at LCC. The images depict students in classrooms and participating in activities in a variety of courses offered by these programs. Container List for Series B, Photographs, Adult Education and Continuing Education Classes, LCC Downtown Center.
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
1989-1998
Series C: Photographs, LCC at Florence and Cottage Grove
This series contains negatives and prints of photographs taken at Open Houses at LCC at Florence and at LCC at Cottage Grove. Container List for Series C, Photographs, LCC at Florence and Cottage Grove.
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
1993-1999
Series D: Photographs, Community Learning Centers
The Community Learning Centers were classrooms located in high schools in Lane County including Oakridge, Elmira, Junction City, McKenzie, Thurston, Willamette, Churchill. Most of the photos were taken at open houses and the openings of the CLCs. Container List for Series D, Photographs, Community Learning Centers, 1994-2001.
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
1994-2001
Series E: Photographs, LCC Main Campus - Buildings, Constructions, Seasons
This series contains black/white and color prints and negatives taken of buildings on the Lane main campus including images of buildings under construction. There are numerous photographs of the construction of the Performing Arts Building in 1973-1974. There are also several images of the campus in winter covered with snow, and in spring with trees and flowers in bloom. Container List for Series E, Photographs, LCC Main Campus - Buildings, Constructions, Seasons.
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
1969-1983
Series F: Color Slides - LCC at Florence, Cottage Grove, Downtown Center, and Main Campus
The slides in this collection depict buildings on the main campus of LCC, the Downtown Center in Eugene, and exterior views of fountains, sculptures, and the buildings and grounds on the main campus. Container List for Series F, Color Slides - LCC at Florence, Cottage Grove, Downtown Center, and Main Campus
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
1969-1997
Series G: Color Slides - TraveLearn Slides
Blackwell led overseas tours in a program of LCC called TraveLearn which combined travel and instruction. He taught taught photography on the tours he led, 1986-1999. He traveled to Europe, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Caribbean and the collection contains photographs and slides that he took on these travels. Container List for Series G, Color Slides - TraveLearn Slides
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
1986-1999
Series H: Color Slides - Alphabetical by Subject
This series contains color slides arranged alphabetically by subject. The slides are of outdoor views, flowers and trees, animals, buildings, mountains and countryside, and images taken in Oregon cities. Container List for Series H, Color Slides - Alphabetical by Subject.
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
undated
Series I: World War II Photographs and Negatives
Sam Blackwell was in the medical corps during WWII and served in France, 1944-1946. He took photographs of soldiers, prisoners-of-war, and French towns and countryside showing local residents and damage to buildings from bombing and fighting. The collection includes photographic prints, negatives, albums, a photograph log book, and exhibits. Container List for Series I, World War II Photographs and Negatives.
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
1944-1946
Series J: Miscellaneous Photographs, Negatives, Prints, and Proof Sheets
This series contains photograph prints and negatives depicting a variety of scenes and activities including travels in the U.S., Europe, some on TraveLearn tours; family and family trips; work in New Mexico and Oregon; and various photos taken in Oregon and elsewhere in the West. The photographs are arranged in a number of ways – by format, numerically, and alphabetically. Container List for Series J, Miscellaneous Photographs, Negatives, Prints, and Proof Sheets
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
1948-2004
Series K: Oversized Photographs
The over-sized photographs are mostly black/white, and are both mounted and unmounted, 14 x 11”. The images depicted include a study of hands and scenic views in the U.S. and Europe. There are nine views of the city of Eugene dating from 1895 to 1959. These images are reproductions of historical photographs; the original photographer is unknown. The photographs are mounted and measure 16” x 20”. This series also includes photographs and newspaper articles (1985, 1995) featuring Blackwell and his photographs taken in Europe during WWII as well as of military cemeteries in France, Gettysburg, and France taken in 2001-2004. Container List for Series K, Oversized Photographs
Collection is open to the public. Permission to reprint or publish the photographs and slides must be obtained from the LCC Archives.
1895-2004

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College students--Oregon--Eugene
  • Community colleges--Oregon
  • Universities and colleges--Oregon
  • World war, 1939-1945--France--Mourmelon
  • World war, 1939-1945--France--Normandy
  • World war, 1939-1945--France--Reims
  • World war, 1939-1945--Medical care--France
  • Personal Names :
  • Blackwell, Samuel (1917-2005)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs--Oregon--Eugene
  • Slides--Oregon--Eugene