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Howard G. Ashburn Photographs

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2018-0006

Content Description

These materials include photographs and negatives of photographs captured by Dr. Howard Gilmer Ashburn (1909-1972), an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Tennessee Technological University (TTU), as well as two DVDs and a VHS tape of Dr. Ashburn's photographs. The photographs depict a wide variety of scenery and events from the TTU/Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (TPI) campus between 1939 and 1979, and they feature many prominent figures, such as former TTU president Dr. John Everett Derryberry and former U.S. Representative Joe L. Evins. Also included are two photographs captured by Dr. Calvin Dickinson, an Emeritus Professor of TTU's History Department.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

This collection was donated by Dr. Calvin Dickinson.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1939 - 1979
  • Majority of material found within 1946 - 1949

Creator

Extent

108 Photographic Prints

3 Cassettes

Inventory

six photographs of TTU campus buildings; photograph of two female students weighing a guinea pig; five photographs of a group of female students in a dormitory room; two photographic negative sheets featuring TTU campus scenes (1948); two photographs of TTU's campus in the snow; photograph of a basketball game; photograph of two men seated in an office with a cello in the background; photograph of female student standing; photographic negative sheet featuring campus scenes, Cookeville scenes, and portraits; photographic negative sheet featuring laboratory and golf scenes; photographic negative sheet featuring campus snow scenes, portraits, shots of campus buildings (including Henderson Hall and T.J. Farr Hall), and scenes from the Chemistry Department and laboratory (1948); photographic negative sheet featuring shots of campus buildings, scenes from Waterloo Falls in Overton County, and shots from the Chemistry Club picnic at Standing Stone State Park in Monterey (1948); photographic negative sheet featuring scenes from the Homecoming Parade (1947) and the Engineers' Ball (1948); photographic negative sheet featuring shots of campus buildings (1948) and the Homecoming Parade (1947); photograph of female students sewing; photograph of students sewing in a classroom; photographic negative sheet featuring a shot from a basketball game and a photograph of a photograph of Richard Fielding Cooke, Jr.; photographic negative sheet featuring shots of cheerleading squad; photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of Dr. William Everett Derryberry standing at the front door of Henderson Hall, a group shot of a man in a suit alongside uniformed male students, and a group shot of uniformed male students; photographic negative sheet featuring a classroom scene depicting a woman teaching young children, and a shot of two men working at a desk in an office; photographic negative sheet featuring a group shot of students at a table, a group shot of male students seated in front of microscopes in a laboratory, a classroom scene in which a man teaches male students, and a group shot of students in graduation robes onstage in Derryberry Hall's auditorium; a photograph of a campus snow scene; photographic negative sheet featuring a shot of a campus buildings, shots of various buildings and barns, nature scenes, and a shot of a young woman kneeling on a rock amidst trees; photograph of a group of students seated and standing behind a large table; a close-up photograph of a male student in a classroom with three other students in the background; photographic negative sheet featuring shots of cafeteria cooks, a shot of two overhead lights, two shots of a pair of female students weighing a guinea pig, a group shot of students sewing, group shots of students in the cafeteria, shots of female students cooking and dining in the Home Economics Department, and group shots of cafeteria student workers (1948); photographic negative sheet featuring shots from the dedication ceremony for Jere Whitson Library, shots of a country club, and a portrait of Dr. Herman Pinkerton (1949); photographic negative sheet featuring campus snow scenes and shots of individuals in the snow (1948), scenes from a campus band concert (1948), and shots taken in the campus infirmary (1947); photographic negative sheet featuring shots of campus buildings (including T.J. Farr Hall) (1948) and shots of campus scenes (1947); photographic negative sheet featuring shots of Cookeville homes (1948), shots of campus buildings and scenery (1948), and shots of people (including an unknown janitor, Mr. Lane, Mr. Carrol, and Mrs. Hyde); (1949); photographic negative sheet featuring shots of campus scenery and buildings (including Lewis Hall) (1946-1947); photograph of a man standing at the front door of a campus building; photographic negative sheet featuring a shot from a basketball game and a shot of the ROTC and marching band on the quad; photographic negative sheet featuring a shot of uniformed men dining as a young woman stands in the background, two shots of the ROTC and marching band on the quad, and a shot of a man seated in a rocking chair as he holds an infant; photographic negative sheet featuring a group shot of uniformed young men, a group shot of men in suits, a shot of two women (Ellen Huddleston and unknown) and a man seated in an office, and a shot of a man seated in an office; photograph of children playing outside Cookeville City School on Broad Street; photograph of a group standing in front of an airplane; photograph of a house; photograph of female students cooking in the Home Economics Department; photograph of eagle sculpture; photograph of men operating machinery; photographic negative sheet featuring shots of campus buildings and scenery (1947), shots of buildings (1948), and shots of people (1948); photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of male students operating machinery, a shot of students seated and standing around a table (1948), and a shot of students sewing in a classroom; photographic negative sheet featuring portraits taken for "Who's Who" (1949) and shots of Walton House (the president's home) (1946); photographic negative sheet featuring a shot of Walton House (the president's home) and shots of campus buildings (including Henderson Hall and T.J. Farr Hall); photographic negative sheet featuring a shot of three uniformed men, a shot of three women seated in an office, and a shot of a band onstage in Derryberry Hall's auditorium; photographic negative sheet featuring a shot from a basketball game, a shot of two men seated in an office, and a photograph of a drawing of Henderson Hall; photographic negative sheet featuring a group shot of uniformed men, a group shot of men in an Athletics Department office, a group shot of men seated in an office, and a shot of a young woman adjusting a pillow for another young woman who lays in bed; photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of students receiving awards onstage in Derryberry Hall's auditorium, a shot of students at a dance, and a shot of male students in suits and tuxedos (1942); two photographic negatives of Henderson Hall; photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of men playing golf and a shot of a building; photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of campus buildings, a shot of a man and three young women seated in a living room, and a shot of students working in a laboratory; photographic negative sheet featuring three shots of students working in laboratories and a shot of a band onstage in Derryberry Hall's auditorium; photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of men in suits behind a desk in a classroom, a shot of three female students using an adding machine, and a shot of a campus snow scene; photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of a female student wearing a swimsuit, a shot of a man standing outside on campus, and a shot of a campus building; photographic negative sheet featuring three shots of a marching band practicing on the quad and a group shot of uniformed male students; a photograph of a campus building and parking lot in the snow; photographic negative sheet featuring a group shot of uniformed male students, a shot of a campus building in the snow, a shot of four male students working in a laboratory, and a shot of two male students operating machinery; photographic negative sheet featuring a shot of female students in a dormitory room, a shot of uniformed men in an office, a shot of uniformed young men, and a shot of female students working in a laboratory; photographic negative sheet featuring a shot of a basketball game, a shot of students in graduation robes onstage in Derryberry Hall's auditorium, a shot of a male student doing draft work in a classroom, and a shot of female students in a dormitory room; photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of female students cooking in a classroom of the Home Economics Department, a shot of female students sewing, and a shot of two female students using chemistry scales; photographic negative sheet featuring shots of a teacher and student in the electronics lab and shots of students working in laboratories (1948); photographic negative sheet featuring shots of students working in laboratories (1950) and shots of buildings and people on campus (1948); photographic negative sheet featuring shots of campus buildings (including Henderson Hall and T.J. Farr Hall) and shots of people on campus (1948); photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of students in classrooms, a shot of female students in a laboratory, and a shot of two male students and one female student on a stage; photographic negative sheet featuring two shots of campus buildings (including Lewis Hall), a shot of uniformed young men standing in front of Henderson Hall, and a shot of a woman teaching young children in a classroom; photographic negative sheet featuring three shots of Henderson Hall and a shot of a man seated on a donkey as he leads a goat by a rope; photographic negative sheet featuring a shot of two male students walking and carrying brooms, a shot of men operating machinery, and a shot of men working on a car; photographic negative sheet featuring shots of T.J. Farr Hall, Derryberry Hall, and Henderson Hall; photograph of students seated outside Henderson Hall; a photograph of the TPI faculty members of 1939 standing in caps and gowns outside Henderson Hall (1939); a photograph of a woman painting; photograph of three buildings on campus; photograph of a woman playing a piano; photograph of the TTU football team; two photographs of a flyer featuring the names and headshots of the first faculty of TTU (1966); a photograph of cafeteria workers serving food to students (1968); a photograph of a young man in uniform seated at a desk in an office (1966); a photograph of Lieutenant Governor Jared Maddux, Congressman Joe L. Evins, and others (1966); photograph of an elderly couple standing on a porch; photograph of TTU seal of 1965; photograph of Riddleton Baptist Church; photograph of TTU faculty member Robert Crain; photograph of a male student standing with a group of children; photograph of a drawing of Derryberry Hall; photograph of president's medallion of 1915 (1979); photograph of men standing in front of sign listing trustees of Dixie College; photograph of a TTU male sports team; photograph of a domestic science class cooking; photograph of Dr. William Everett Derryberry standing in front of Henderson Hall; photograph of people in suits and dresses standing on the TPI campus; photograph of a couple seated on a porch; photograph of two men in suits shaking hands as other men watch them; photograph of bricks engraved with "SCOTT," named for Scott-Smoot Construction Company (photograph taken by C. Dickinson); Scott-Smoot brick press (photograph taken by C. Dickinson); DVD-R disc containing Dr. Ashburn's 16 mm films from 1947-1952; VHS tape conversion of Dr. Ashburn's 16 mm films from 1947-1952 (conversion performed by TTU Photo Services & Learning Resources Center; and two DVDs containing Dr. Ashburn's photographs from the 1940's to the 1950's