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Irene Claxton family papers

Irene Claxton family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Irene Claxton family papers
Creator: Claxton, Irene R., 1922-2013
Inclusive Dates: circa 1870-2013
Bulk Dates: 1930-2013
Language: English
Extent: 34 Linear Feet (48 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection Number: ms3865
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Irene R. Claxton (1922-2013) was a professional photographer from Dublin, Georgia. She is the daughter of Dr. E. B. Claxton (1883-1967), who practiced at the Claxton Hospital (Sanitarium), and Irene Robertson Claxton (1885-1981). She had two older sisters and a brother. The eldest was Iris, married to Alfred Eubanks, then Ellen, who married John Bell, Jr., also a doctor who practiced with E. B. Claxton, Sr., and brother E. B., Jr., who married Harriet Jones. Many of the images in this collection have to do with Irene's parents, siblings and their children.

Irene graduated from Dublin High School in 1940, and attended Wesleyan College as well as Northwestern University and the University of Georgia. She attended photography school at the New York Institute of Photography and the Brooks Photography School in Santa Barbara, California.

Deaf since early childhood, Irene took to photography and captured on film her surroundings, family and friends, pets and animals, local news interests, portraits, and her own artistic imagery. She travelled all across the United States as well as Mexico, Cuba, and Europe throughout her life. She had a darkroom studio in a small house in the back yard of her home and devoted a great deal of time taking pictures of her life in Dublin.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers and photographs created and collected by Irene Claxton. The papers include correspondence, trip diaries, photographic notation, and artwork. The photography includes varying sizes and formats of family pictures and portraits, local newsworthy items, commercial portraiture, creative work, and historic family photographs. Other materials include slides, albums, and printed material documenting life in Dublin, Georgia. Items of interest include post cards, scrapbooks, student newspapers, Wesleyan yearbooks, train ticket stubs, photographs of the Dudley, Georgia kitchen cabinet maker Hogan-Scarboro Corporation, and slides from the World War Battle Slide Company.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Irene Claxton family papers, ms3865, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Dublin (Ga.)
Hospitals -- Georgia -- Dublin.
Photograph albums.
Photographers -- Georgia.
Slides (Photography).
Student newspapers and periodicals -- Georgia.
Wesleyan College (Macon, Ga.)
Women photographers.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms3865/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Biographical

boxfolder
11Edward Burton Claxton
12Edward Burton Claxton, International College of Surgeons , 1945-1948
13Edward Burton Claxton, re: death and funeral
14Irene Robertson Claxton
15Edward Burton Claxton, Jr.
16Ellen Claxton
17Irene Claxton
18Irene Claxton, locks of hair
19Genealogy - Claxton and Robertson families
110Wedding album, 1905
 

2. Correspondence

boxfolder
21-11Family Correspondence, 1917-1940
boxfolder
31-10Family Correspondence, 1941
boxfolder
41-12Family Correspondence, 1942-1943 November
boxfolder
51-11Family Correspondence, 1944- 1945 May
boxfolder
61-12Family Correspondence, 1945 June- 1979
boxfolder
71-12Correspondence, 1908-1937
boxfolder
81-12Correspondence, 1938-1940
boxfolder
91-13Correspondence, 1941-1942 April
boxfolder
101-15Correspondence, 1942 May- 1943
boxfolder
111-11Correspondence, 1944- 1945 May
boxfolder
121-11Correspondence, 1945 June- 1947
boxfolder
131-10Correspondence, 1948-1949
boxfolder
141-10Correspondence, 1950-1952 July
boxfolder
151-10Correspondence, 1952 August- 1953
boxfolder
161-13Correspondence, 1954
boxfolder
171-12Correspondence, 1955-1956
boxfolder
181-11Correspondence, 1957-1959 October
boxfolder
191-10Correspondence, 1960-1965
boxfolder
201-11Correspondence, 1966-1981 March
boxfolder
211Correspondence, 1981 April and undated
212Memorial donations for Mrs. E.B. Claxton, Sr., 1981
213Correspondence, 1982-1999
214Correspondence, 2013 July- August
215-6Correspondence, undated
217Postcards & greeting cards, undated
218Wedding invitations, undated
boxfolder
221Letterbook- Irene Claxton, personal letters, 1949-1959
222Letterbook- Irene Claxton, business letters, 1945-1959
 

3. Writings and artwork

boxfolder
231Irene Claxton and others
232Diary and memoranda, 1934-1940
233Journal for European trip, 1950
234Christmas card lists, 1941-1943
235Jean Bennett - Trip to Berlin, 1954
236Journal of trip across U.S. and Canada, 1955
237Reports - Dublin (Ga.) Board of Education, 1951
238Report and recommendations by doctors who resigned from Milledgeville State Hospital, 1949
239School work
2310-11Photography school, 1956-1957
2312Photography
2313Artwork
 

4. Photographs

boxfolder
271E.B Claxton, Sr.
272E.B. Claxton, Sr. printing block
273Irene Robertson Claxton
274Iris Claxton Eubanks
275Ellen Claxton Bell
276Edward Claxton, Jr.
boxfolder
281Irene Claxton
282Alfred Eubanks
283Ben Eubanks
284Dr. John Allen Bell, Jr.
285John Bell III
286Lorenzo Claxton and Isabella Allen
287Jimmy Claxton
288Arlie Claxton
289James Robertson
2810Dorothy Robertson
2811Grace Robertson
2812Robertson family
2813Willard and Grace Bell
2814Gilbert North
2815Nancy Hooks family
2816Bill Lovett family
boxfolder
291Iris, Ellen, Irene Claxton in Plains, GA
292Iris Claxton's friends
293Family groups with identification
294Family groups without identification
295Groups with identification
296Groups without identification
297Photographs with negatives, identified family
298Negatives, identified family
299Negatives, identified family
2910Negatives, possible identification
boxfolder
301Children - various
302Children - various
303Women - various
304Men - various
305Claxton house
306Irene Claxton studio darkroom
307Snow scenes at Irene and Ellen's homes, Dublin, Ga.
308Claxton Hospital
309U.S. Naval Hospital, Dublin, Ga., 1946
3010Georgia Professional Photographers Association School, 1972
boxfolder
311Dublin (Ga.) Recreation Department
312Dublin, Ga.
313Miscellaneous
314Tin Types
315Ephemera - light meter and log book
316Hogan-Scarboro Corporation, Dudley, Ga.
317Album - Irene Claxton and family
318Album - Irene Claxton
boxfolder
321Album - unidentified (includes Dublin High School class of 1924)
322Albums - wedding of Anna Radcliffe and Peter Noll, 2009
323Album - proof sheets
box
33Photo albums
box
34Photo albums
box
35Family photographs in mats
box
36Large format family photographs
box
37Famous Photographers School class work, 1967
box
38Diplomas and artwork
box
39Oversize photographs of Ben Eubanks and John Bell III
box
40Oversize photographs
box
41Exhibition photographs
box
42Assorted photgraphs in envelopes
oversized_folder
1Oversize exhibition photographs
box
43Slides
box
44Slides
box
45Slides
box
46Glass slides case
box
47World War Battle Slide Company sets, 1945
box
48Newton and Compant glass lamp slides
 

5. Printed material

boxfolder
241Clippings - Claxton family
242Clippings - Hospital
243Clippings - miscellaneous
244Claxton reunions, 1988-2013
245Christmas cards from Claxtons
246Scrapbooks - 1936-1943, 1936-1943
247Scrapbooks - 1941-1944, 1941-1944
248Dublin High School
249Wesleyan College, 1941-1944
2410Northwestern University, 1943-1944
boxfolder
251University of Georgia
252Campus Hurricane - Dublin (Ga.) High School
253The Periscope, 1932-1936
254Clubs
255International College of Surgeons
256CID Alumnus, 1948-1951
257Medical Association of Georgia centennial banquet, 1949
258Medical College of Georgia commencement, 1972
259M.Z. (Brother) Claxton, Jr., 1960
2510Millard Van "Buren" Claxton funeral program, 2009
2511City of Claxton (Ga.) concert series, 1938-1939
2512Sea Island Shore Lines, 1949
2513Postcards
2514Railroad and bus passes
2515Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co., 1950-1955
2516Ephemera
25171954 M.P.D.F.A. Southeastern Convention album, 1954
box
26Veterropt yearbooks, 1942-1943