Alexandra Soteriou photographs

Abstract

The Alexandra Soteriou photographs (dated 1968, 0.83 cubic feet, 5 boxes) comprise a scrapbook and photo negatives that document everyday life in Lexington, Kentucky, from April to June 1968, following the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alexandra Soteriou photographs
Date
1968
Extent
0.83 Cubic feet
Subjects
African Americans--Civil Rights--Kentucky.
African Americans--Kentucky--Lexington
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Justin Hathaway
Preferred Citation
2013av029: [identification of item], Alexandra Soteriou photographs, 1968, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Alexandra Soteriou was editor of the Kentuckian, the University of Kentucky yearbook, for 1969-1970. This yearbook was published without approval from the Director of Student Publications. Soteriou graduated from UK in 1971 with a Bachelors of Arts in Arts and Sciences.
Scope and Content
The Alexandra Soteriou photographs (dated 1968, 0.83 cubic feet, 5 boxes) comprise a scrapbook and photo negatives that document everyday life in Lexington, Kentucky, from April to June 1968, following the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. Some photographs also appear to be taken in Cincinnati, Ohio. The scrapbook additionally contains quotes and poems accompanying the photographs. Many of the negatives and scrapbook pages detail African-American life on Kenton Street in Lexington. Some negatives show crowds in front of Buell Armory on the University of Kentucky's campus. All pictures and negatives in the collection are attributed to Alexandra Soteriou.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Scrapbook, 1968

African-American child, The smile that you send out returns to you Indian Wisdom, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 1
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African-American woman, Man sitting on porch, Gather ye rosebuds while ye may... Herrick, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 2
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Two African-American men, African-American man leaning on fence, From the poverty shacks he looked from... Dylan, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 3
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African-American man eating, African-American man sitting, Before the Phantom of false Morning died... Omar Khayyam, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 4
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Man in hat pointing, Three African-American men sitting, Human beings are involved in international intranational group conflicts... Mead, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 5
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Man in hat standing, Man sitting on steps, ... man is condemned to be free... Sartre, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 1, Item 6
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Two African-American women seated, African-American child, People remember sorrow much longer than they remember laughter... Mr. Blue, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 2, Item 7
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Family seated on stoop, African-American men seated, When to the sessions of sweet silent thought... Shakespeare, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 2, Item 8
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My Discontent Man seated on stoop of used furniture store, Suppose life is an old man carrying flowers on his head... E.E. Cummings, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 2, Item 9
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Blank page, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 2, Item 10
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Me Man seated on stairs, I carry the weight of the world by myself alone without anything or any person being able to lighten it Sarte, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 2, Item 11
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Blank page, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 2, Item 12
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Three African-American men stand on the corner of 5th and Kenton, the one on right is Ronnie Woolfork, Woman sitting in a bar looking at shot glass along Maple Street, inbetween 6th and 7th Streets, I ain't lookin' to compete with you... Dylan, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 13
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Blank page, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 14
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My Work Man selling pretzels out of cart on a street corner, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 15
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Blank page, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 16
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Two men and a boy working in a garage, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 17
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Waitress working in a cafe, Two women and a man on strike against Bell System in front of the Bell Telephone Company building, There is a destiny that makes us brothers... E. Markham, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 3, Item 18
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Three men doing concrete work, The wealth of society is created by the workers, peasants and working intellectuals... Mao Tse-Tung, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 19
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Inside a building, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 20
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Group of African-American men sitting on porch, possibly along Kenton Street, Man sitting on stoop, When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes... Shakespeare, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 21
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Man sitting on bench asleep, possibly at 5th and Toner Streets, Mistah Kurtz-he dead. A penny for the Old Guy... T.S. Eliot, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 22
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African-American man seated in a chair, African-American man sitting on a stoop, That happy age when a man can be idle with impunity Irving, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 23
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Blank page, 1968

  • Box 1, Folder 4, Item 24
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My Children African-American man seated with child, Your children are not your children... Kahlil Gibran, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 1, Item 25
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Blank page, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 1, Item 26
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African-American child standing on porch, Child standing next to fence and tree, These children singing in a stone a silence of stone these little children wound with stone flowers opening for... E.E. Cummings, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 1, Item 27
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Four children playing, African-American woman with five children around her, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 1, Item 28
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Woman leaning over fence to talk to a child, Five children outside, two on bikes. Both photos located in Irishtown, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 1, Item 29
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A child, Today's television child is attuned to up to the minute "adult" news... McLuhan, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 1, Item 30
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My Home The front of a house showing the doorway and window, But you, children of space, you restless in rest, you shall not be trapped nor tamed... Kahlil Gibran, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 2, Item 31
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Blank page, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 2, Item 32
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African-American woman outside of house, African-American woman sitting inside, pictures taken in either Davis Bottom or Kindaid Town, My God, I heard this day that none doth build a stately habitation... Herbert, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 2, Item 33
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The Front Both photos are of Mr. Floyd Booker and his son or brother sitting on a porch located on Kenton Street, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 2, Item 34
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Porches A woman and two children standing on a porch, African-American neighbors sitting on their porches, both pictures taken on Kenton Street, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 2, Item 35
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Of Our Souls A sign stating Keep Out, Property of Urban Renewal and Community Agency, Two children sitting on a fence with a third child walking towards them, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 2, Item 36
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African-American man sitting on a porch with a smiling child looking at the camera, African-American man sitting on his porch, both pictures taken on Kenton Street, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 3, Item 37
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Front door and window of a house, Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul, As the swift seasons roll... Holmes, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 3, Item 38
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My Nation Picture showing Jean's Bar with advertisements for Pasquale's Pizza and Hillside Motors, Inside the museums, infinity goes up on trial... Bob Dylan, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 3, Item 39
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Blank page, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 3, Item 40
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Two men standing outside Rhodes Thrift Store and Used Furniture, Humanity I love you because you would rather black the boots of... E.E. Cummings, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 3, Item 41
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View down an alleyway with group of people standing at far end, A man who had fallen among thieves lay by the roadside on his back... E.E. Cummings, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 3, Item 42
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Man standing on corner in front of an unknown movie theatre, Next to of course God America I love you land of the pilgrims' and so forth oh... E.E. Cummings, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 4, Item 43
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Man seated inside diner drinking, Examination of the handling of submarine crews during World War II... Mead, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 4, Item 44
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Group of children on a hillside, In just - spring when the world is mud - luscious the little lame balloonman... E.E. Cummings, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 4, Item 45
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African-American man seated on porch with smiling child standing in front, picture taken on Kenton Street, Come gather round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown... Dylan, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 4, Item 46
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African-American woman reading newspaper on porch, R.O.T.C Army and Airforce sign, Four men in meeting, The cold war is the real war front - a surround - involving everybody... McLuhan, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 4, Item 47
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Figure walking down sidewalk at night, The laws of God, the laws of man, he may keep that will and can... A.E. Houseman, 1968

  • Box 2, Folder 4, Item 48
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Negatives, 1968

Alex - B.S.U, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 1-6
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Alex - Otis Singletary, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 7
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Alex - Women's Lib, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 8-15
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Edgar Tolson, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 16-19
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March and Arch Building, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 20-43
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Thanksgiving downtown Lexington, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 44-56
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Man sitting on stoop, Man working on a door, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 57
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Woman and children sitting on a stoop, A back alley, A stairwell, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 58
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Elderly man porch, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 59-60
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Family on porch, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 61
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Elderly man on porch, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 62
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African-American child, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 63
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Child standing by fence, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 64
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African-American child, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 65
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African-American child, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 66
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Two African-American children, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 67
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African-American child, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 68
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African-American child, 1968

  • Box 3, Folder 69
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Children on bikes, Girl standing on porch, Children outside by laundry, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 70
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Four men behind fence, Woman on porch, Junk pile, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 71
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A woman and child, Two children, A child standing by door, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 72
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A woman and child, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 73
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Children sitting on a fence, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 74
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Woman and children on steps, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 75
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Two African-American men by wall, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 76
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African-American man sitting, Three African-American men standing in alley, Two African-American men by wall, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 77
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East End Real estate office, African-American man sitting, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 78
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Man and child, Three men on corner, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 79
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Four children, Man and child on porch, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 80
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Two women on porch, Three children on porch, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 81
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Man and child on porch, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 82
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Man leaning on fence, Three children, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 83
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Two men on porch, Three children, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 84
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Man on stoop, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 85
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Two men in front of Rhodes Thrift Store and Used Furniture, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 86
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Two men in front of building, Waitress working in a cafe, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 87
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A girl, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 88
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View down a street, Man selling pretzels on a corner, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 89
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View down a street, Strikers against Bell Systems, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 90
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Man in a diner, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 91
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Man selling pretzels, Two strikers against Bell Systems, A girl, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 92
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Group of children on a hillside, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 93
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Picture showing Jean's Bar and advertisements for Pasqual's Pizza and Hillside Motors, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 94
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Woman throwing trash away, Nuns standing on a corner, Man standing on a corner, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 95
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African-American child, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 96
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Two men seated, African-American man, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 97
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Two men seated, Child in the street, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 98
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Group of children, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 99
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Groups of people and soldiers in front of Buell Armory, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 100
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Groups of people in front of the Student Center, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 101
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Soldiers and people in front of Buell Armory, 1968

  • Box 4, Folder 102
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Envelopes with contact prints glued to them, 1968

  • Box 5
The envelopes housed in box 5 contained some of the negatives located in boxes 3 and 4. Contact prints assembled into a collage have been pasted to the fronts and backs of the envelopes. These show what negatives were contained in the envelope.
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