Willard Rouse Jillson Photograph Collection,1911-ca. 1965 (bulk 1920-1940)

Descriptive Summary

Title
Willard Rouse Jillson Photograph Collection,1911-ca. 1965 (bulk 1920-1940)
Creator
Jillson, Willard Rouse
Extent
3.6 lin. ft.
Subjects
Distilleries -- Old Kennebec Distillery Company
Rivers -- Description and travel
Volcanoes -- Mount Saint Helens (Washington)
Oil industry
Coal industry
Lumber industry
Natural gas industry
Europe -- Description and travel
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
In general, photographs provide a valuable source of images of Kentucky rivers; the oil, coal, gas, and lumber industries; scenes of historic interest such as cabins, mills, logging, buildings, distilleries, and personalities; of Jillson's work as a geologist, such as of field work at Mount Saint Helens, Washington; and of his private life, including images from his European travels in the 1920s, of his family, and of the Old Kennebec Distillery Company in which he held a financial interest.
These prints and negatives relate to Willard Rouse Jillson's personal life, to geology, and to Kentucky history.
While a number of prints and negatives may be attributed to Jillson himself, others (predominantly 8 X 10 prints) are stamped variously as Kentucky Progress Commission, Kentucky Geological Survey, or from the Library of Willard Rouse Jillson. The latter may simply have been collected by Jillson from a variety of sources. Negatives for them are not present. Whether any of the photographs were used in any state or private publications is unknown.
Folder list; Unpublished inventory/register.