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Don Martin Photograph Collection, c1940-c1950

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-006

Content Description

This collection includes black and white photographs taken by Don Martin, including photographs from Elizabeth "Libby" M. Martin's estate and Camp Butner, NC. Materials are dated c1940-c1950 and in good condition. Many photographs are identified with subject information on the back.

Dates

  • 1940 - 1950

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Biographical / Historical

Donald Ralph Martin was born to Otis R. and Eva Lena Griffey Martin on September 16, 1917, in Malvern, Iowa. The family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, while Martin was still a child. Martin was an Army photographer during World War II and served as a staff photographer in Camp Butner, North Carolina. Following the war’s end, Martin moved to Charlotte and began working for the Tom Franklin Studio, which also served as the photographers for the Charlotte News. Martin was a prolific photographer, winning numerous awards for his work. He also maintained membership in several professional organizations.

Don Martin died on March 31, 1999 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is buried at Forest Park-Lawndale Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

0.22 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Donald Ralph Martin was born to Otis R. and Eva Lena Griffey Martin on September 16, 1917, in Malvern, Iowa. Martin was an Army photographer during World War II and served as a staff photographer in Camp Butner, North Carolina. Following the war’s end, Martin moved to Charlotte, and began working for the Tom Franklin Studio, which also served as the photographers for the Charlotte News. This collection contains Martin's photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Materials are in good condition and dated c1940-c1950.

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged in the original order of the creator. Folder dates do not represent the date of materials, but the likely date of acquisition by Don Martin.

Related Materials

Bowling, Lewis. Granville County, North Carolina: Looking Back. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2007. (CALL NUMBER: NCR 975.61 G736 B78)

Separated Materials

The Camp Butner photographs have been digitized and are displayed on cmstory.org. (The original photographs are not physically separated from the collection.)

Bibliography

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room. Don Martin: Photographer of North Carolina.” http://www.cmstory.org/Don-Martin-Photography

Find A Grave. “Donald Ralph Martin.” https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126091813

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll.

Processing Information

All photographs need to be filed in archival plastic enclosures. Materials are currently stored in acid-free folders. (Sydney Carroll, 2021-06)
Title
Don Martin Collection, c1940-c1950
Status
In Progress
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2021-01-11
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA