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About this Item

Title
Highsmith archive
Other Title
Carol M. Highsmith archive Carol M. Highsmith photograph archive
Summary
The archive consists primarily of photographs documenting buildings, urban renewal efforts, and historic preservation. Many of the photographs document the Washington, D.C. area, Alabama, California, and Connecticut. Projects for the General Services Administration (GSA) show US government buildings through the United States. Projects for the Urban Land Institute document urban settings such as San Antonio, Texas and the greater Los Angeles, California region. Also included are photographs of President Ronald Reagan meeting with Republican Senatorial candidates and photographs of Lexington, Virginia. In addition, there are two photographs taken near the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In 2007, the photographer began to add born digital photographs to the archive, beginning with a large project documenting the Library of Congress buildings; continuing the GSA building documentation; and in 2009 launching the Carol M. Highsmith's America project to document each state in the United States, starting with Alabama.
Contributor Names
Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer
Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, donor
Created / Published
1980-
Subject Headings
-  Architecture--United States--1980-2010
-  Churches--United States--1980-2010
-  Cities & towns--United States--1980-2010
-  Commercial facilities--United States--1980-2010
-  Conservation & restoration--Washington (D.C.)--1980-2000
-  Cultural facilities--United States--1980-2010
-  Dwellings--United States--1980-2010
-  Educational facilities--United States--1980-2010
-  Government facilities--United States--1980-2010
-  Historic buildings--United States--1980-2010
-  Libraries--United States--2010-2020
-  Military facilities--United States--1980-2010
-  Monuments & memorials--United States--1980-2010
-  Social & civic facilities--United States--1980-2010
-  Parades & processions--United States--1980-2010
-  Presidents & the Congress--Washington (D.C.)--1980-1990
-  Sports & recreation facilities--United States--1980-2010
-  Transportation facilities--United States--1980-2010
Format Headings
Aerial photographs--1980-2010.
Digital photographs--Color--2000-2010.
Dye destruction prints--Color--1980-2000.
Film transparencies--Color--1980-2010.
Gelatin silver prints--1980-2000.
Group portraits--1980-1990.
Portrait photographs--1980-1990.
Safety film negatives--1980-2010.
Notes
-  Arrangement: Film negatives and transparencies are organized by type of film and size in the following filing series: LC-HS503 (4x5 color transparencies), LC-HS505 (120 color slides), LC-HS507 (120 color slides, mounted), LC-HS513 (4x5 negatives), LC-HS543 (4x5 color negatvies) and LC-HS545 (120 color negatives) . Within each filing series negatives and transparencies are arranged numerically by a one-up number assigned by the photographer. Photographic prints or digital scans serve as reference copies for the negatives and transparencies and are organized by project or subject into groups with the call number designation LOT. Each LOT is cataloged separately and linked through the collection title: Carol M. Highsmith archive.
-  Published images must bear the credit line: The Library of Congress, Carol M. Highsmith Archive.
-  Distinguished architectural photographer, based in Washington, D.C., Highsmith documents architecture and architectural renovation projects in the nation's capitol and throughout the United States. She bases her career on the work of noted documentary and architectural photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952).
-  This archive is open-ended; future gifts are expected. The catalog record will be updated as new accessions are processed.
-  Collection includes Highsmith's captions which accompany the images.
-  Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 1992, 1994, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011; (DLC/PP-1992:189, DLC/PP-1994:020, DLC/PP-2002:038, DLC/PP-2009:083, DLC/PP-2010:031, DLC/PP-2010:089, DLC/PP-2010:090, DLC/PP-2011:124, DLC/PP-2011:166, DLC/PP-2011:182), DLC/PP-2012:063, and later.
Medium
276 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.
241 photographic prints : cibachrome, color ; 8 x 10 in.
7278 transparencies : film, color ; chiefly 4 x 5 in.
1213 negatives : safety film, b&w ; chiefly 4 x 5 in.
2 photographs (digital prints) : color.
24,121 photographs : digital files, TIFF, mostly color.
Call Number/Physical Location
Guide Record [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., 20540 USA
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.highsm
Library of Congress Control Number
00650024
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication. Photographs are in the public domain.
Description
276 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in. | 241 photographic prints : cibachrome, color ; 8 x 10 in. | 7278 transparencies : film, color ; chiefly 4 x 5 in. | 1213 negatives : safety film, b&w ; chiefly 4 x 5 in. | 2 photographs (digital prints) : color. | 24,121 photographs : digital files, TIFF, mostly color. | The archive consists primarily of photographs documenting buildings, urban renewal efforts, and historic preservation. Many of the photographs document the Washington, D.C. area, Alabama, California, and Connecticut. Projects for the General Services Administration (GSA) show US government buildings through the United States. Projects for the Urban Land Institute document urban settings such as San Antonio, Texas and the greater Los Angeles, California region. Also included are photographs of President Ronald Reagan meeting with Republican Senatorial candidates and photographs of Lexington, Virginia. In addition, there are two photographs taken near the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In 2007, the photographer began to add born digital photographs to the archive, beginning with a large project documenting the Library of Congress buildings; continuing the GSA building documentation; and in 2009 launching the Carol M. Highsmith's America project to document each state in the United States, starting with Alabama.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00650024
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Highsmith, Carol M., Donor, Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. Highsmith Archive. United States Washington D.C, 1980. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/00650024. (Accessed September 24, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Highsmith, C. M., Highsmith, C. M., photographer. (1980) Highsmith Archive. United States Washington D.C, 1980. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/00650024.

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Highsmith, Carol M., Donor, photographer by Highsmith, Carol M. Highsmith Archive. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://lccn.loc.gov/00650024>.