Keen (James M.) photograph collection, ca. 1932-1974

Descriptive Summary

Title
Keen (James M.) photograph collection, ca. 1932-1974
Creator
Keen, James M.
Extent
ca. 63,000 prints and negatives, 3 linear ft. manuscripts
Subjects
Journalism
Photography
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Keen was a photographer for the Chattanooga News, Dayton Journal-Herald, Associated Press, Acme Newspictures, and for twenty-six years, with the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times. His work appeared in Life and U.S. Camera Annual, and he won numerous national awards for photojournalism. His subjects include celebrities such as Martha Graham and Orville Wright, as well as political figures including Winston Churchill and several presidents. Keen also photographed local landmarks events such as the Kentucky Derby.