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Center for Media Production Photographic Services Image Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG30.0001.044

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Scope and Contents

This collection has been processed into 24 series and consists primarily of negatives, contact sheets, and paper copies of digital files dated 1934 to 2009 (Bulk 1971-2009), with athletics well represented. Photographic prints exist in the men's basketball and football series, with a few in women's basketball and field hockey. Series are clustered as men's athletics, men's and women's combined, and women's athletics – based on how the events were photographed. From 1999 to 2009, Photo Services staff placed still images on DVDs, which are housed in Series 24.

Dates

  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1934 - 2009

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Wallace Kent (February 3, 1894-July 17, 1984) moved to Iowa City in 1911 as a student, and began shooting photographs that he sold as postcards to earn money for college. In 1915, Kent established his first office. In 1947 he established University Photo Services, which he managed until 1963. He then worked part time with Photo Services until his retirement in 1975. Over these sixty years he filled the office with his images for departments and athletics, as well as campus and Iowa City buildings. Staff photographers also contributed to the collection over the decades. Kent enjoyed experimenting with film and techniques, and pioneered the use of stereographs in medical photography. In 1947, Eastman Kodak commissioned him to write the first manual for medical photography. In 2004, Photo Services became a unit within the Center for Media Production, along with audio-visual, graphics and duplication services just down the hall from Photo Services in Seashore Hall. At the end of June 2014, the University of Iowa communications chief closed the center over budget concerns. Over the next year, the extensive Photo Services collection was transferred to the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections Department. The bulk of these slides have been digitized and are available for searching in the Iowa Digital Library.

Extent

135 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection of photographs, negatives, digital prints and DVDs that were transferred from Photo Services, a unit within the Center for Media Production, following the closure of CMP in June 2014.

Related Materials

Center for Media Production Slides Collection (RG 30.0002.009) Center for Media Production Digital Images Collection (RG 30.0006.001) Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs (RG 30.0001.001) State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City

Materials Specific Details

Box 1 SERIES 1: Baseball Sub-series 1: Baseball Prints 1950-1974 Sub-series 2: Baseball Game Contact Sheets 1981-2002

Box 2 Sub-series 3: Baseball Negatives 1981-2002

Box 3 Sub-series 4: Baseball Digital Prints 2003-2009

Box 4-5 SERIES 2: Men's Basketball Sub-series 1: Prints 1914-2006

Box 6-21 Sub-series 2: Basketball Game Contact Sheets 1973-2003

Box 22 Sub-series 3: Basketball Negatives - Portraits, 1967-1992

Box 23-38 Sub-series 4: Basketball Negatives - Games, 1973-2003

Box 39-42 Sub-series 5: Basketball Digital Prints 1999-2009

Box 43-54 SERIES 3: Historic Football

Box 55 SERIES 4: Football Sub-series 1: Football Prints - General 1974-1996

Box 56 Sub-series 2: Football Prints - Games 1986-1996

Box 57-58 Sub-series 3: Football Prints - Portraits & Action Shots 1975-2005

Box 59-69 Sub-series 4: Football Game Contact Sheets 1972-2003

Box 70-72 Sub-series 5: Football Press Kits, 1963-2004

Box 73 Sub-series 6: Football Negatives - General 1971-1999

Box 74-89 Sub-series 7: Football Negatives - Games 1972-2004

Box 90-95 Sub-series 8: Football Digital Prints 2000-2009

Box 96 SERIES 5: Golf (men's and women's) Sub-series 1: Golf Contact Sheets 1991-2002 Sub-series 2: Golf Negatives 1991-2002 Sub-series 3: Golf Digital Prints 2004-2008

Box 97-98 SERIES 6: Gymnastics (men's and women's) Sub-series 1: Gymnastics Contact Sheets, 1981-1998

Box 99-101 Sub-series 2: Gymnastics Negatives 1981-2002

Box 102-103 Sub-series 3: Gymnastics Digital Prints 2000-2009

SERIES 7: Wrestling Box 104-107 Sub-series 1: Prints 1976-1986 Sub-series 2: Wrestling Contact Sheets 1978-2003

Box 108-111 Sub-series 3: Wrestling Negatives 1978-2003

Box 112 Sub-series 4: Wrestling Digital Prints 2003-2009

Box 113 SERIES 8: Swimming (men's and women's) Sub-series 1: Swimming Contact Sheets 1982-2002

Box 114 Sub-series 2: Swimming Negatives 1982-2003 Sub-series 3: Swimming Digital Prints 2003-2009

Box 115 SERIES 9: Men's Tennis Sub-series 1: Contact Sheets 1986-2003 Sub-series 2: Negatives, 1986-2003 Sub-series 3: Digital Prints 2003-2009

SERIES 10: Track & Cross Country (men's & women's)

Box 116-117 Sub-series 1: Prints 1985-1995 Sub-series 2: Contact Sheets 1983-2003

Box 118-119 Sub-series 3: Negatives 1983-2003

Box 120-121 Sub-series 4: Digital Prints 2000-2006

SERIES 11: Women's Basketball

Box 122-126 Sub-series 1: Prints 1980-2009 Sub-series 2: Contact Sheets 1983-2003

Box 127-132 Sub-series 3: Negatives 1983-2003

Box 133-134 Sub-series 4: Digital Prints 1999-2009

SERIES 12: Women's Field Hockey

Box 135-136 Sub-series 1: Prints, n.d.; Contact Sheets 1983-1995

Box 137-139 Sub-series 2: Negatives 1983-2002

Boxes 140 Sub-series 3: Digital Prints 2002-2008

Box 141 SERIES 13: Women's Rowing Sub-series 1: Contact Sheets 1994-2002 Sub-series 2: Negatives 1995-2002 Sub-series 3: Digital Prints 2000-2008

Box 142-144 SERIES 14: Women's Soccer Sub-series 1: Contact Sheets 1996-2002 Sub-series 2: Negatives 1996-2007 Sub-series 3: Digital Prints 2002-2009

Box 145-147 SERIES 15: Women's Softball Sub-series 1: Contact Sheets 1984-2002 Sub-series 2: Negatives 1986-2002 Sub-series 3: Digital Prints 2000-2007

Box 148 SERIES 16: Women's Tennis Sub-series 1: Contact Sheets 1989-2002 Sub-series 2: Negatives 1989-2002 Box 149 Sub-series 3: Digital Prints 2000-2009

Box 150-153 SERIES 17: Women's Volleyball Sub-series 1: Contact Sheets 1983-2002 Sub-series 2: Negatives 1983-2002 Sub-series 3: Digital Prints 2003-2008

Box 154 SERIES 18: Athletics Miscellaneous 1989-1996

Box 155-160 SERIES 19: Athletics Facilities, 1989-1996

Box 161 SERIES 20: Miscellaneous print requests, 1978-1994

Box 162-163 SERIES 21: Campus Scenes & Student Activities, 1968-1976, 2003

Box 164-167 SERIES 22: Departments, 1968-1974

Box 168-169 SERIES 23: General notebooks, internegatives, 1980-83, 1978-93

Box 170-176 SERIES 24: Still image DVDs Sub-series 1: Football DVDs Sub-series 2: Men's baseball DVDs, 2002-2006 Sub-series 3: Men's basketball DVDs, 1999-2009 Sub-series 4: Men's gymnastics DVDs, 2000-2007 Sub-series 5: Men's tennis DVDs, 2002-2008 Sub-series 6: Men's track DVDs, 2002-2004 Sub-series 7: Wrestling DVDs, 2002-2005 Sub-series 8: Women's Athletics DVDs, 1999-2009 Sub-series 9: Women's basketball, 2004-2009 Sub-series 10: Master DVDs that may be blank, 2002-2005 Sub-series 11: Buildings DVDs, 2000-2008 Sub-series 12: Miscellaneous DVDs, 2002-2009

Box 177 SERIES 25: Oversized box, prints, 1900, 1946, 1955, 2008

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

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