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Alexandra Soteriou photographs, 1968

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Justin Hathaway

Title

Alexandra Soteriou photographs

Date

1968

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by format.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2013av029: [identification of item], Alexandra Soteriou photographs, 1968, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.83 Cubic feet

5 boxes

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.

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.

Subjects

  • University of Kentucky.
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Soteriou, Alexandra
  • African Americans--Civil Rights--Kentucky.
  • African Americans--Kentucky--Lexington

User 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.

Collection Inventory

Series I. Scrapbook, 1968
African-American child, The smile that you send out returns to you Indian Wisdom, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 1] browse
African-American woman, Man sitting on porch, Gather ye rosebuds while ye may... Herrick, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 2] browse
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] browse
African-American man eating, African-American man sitting, Before the Phantom of false Morning died... Omar Khayyam, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 4] browse
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] browse
Man in hat standing, Man sitting on steps, ... man is condemned to be free... Sartre, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 1, Item: 6] browse
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] browse
Family seated on stoop, African-American men seated, When to the sessions of sweet silent thought... Shakespeare, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 8] browse
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] browse
Blank page, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 10] browse
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] browse
Blank page, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 2, Item: 12] browse
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] browse
Blank page, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 14] browse
My Work Man selling pretzels out of cart on a street corner, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 15] browse
Blank page, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 16] browse
Two men and a boy working in a garage, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 3, Item: 17] browse
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] browse
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] browse
Inside a building, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 20] browse
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] browse
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] browse
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] browse
Blank page, 1968
[Box: 1, Folder: 4, Item: 24] browse
My Children African-American man seated with child, Your children are not your children... Kahlil Gibran, 1968
[Box: 2, Folder: 1, Item: 25] browse
Blank page, 1968
[Box: 2, Folder: 1, Item: 26] browse
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] browse
Four children playing, African-American woman with five children around her, 1968
[Box: 2, Folder: 1, Item: 28] browse
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] browse
A child, Today's television child is attuned to up to the minute "adult" news... McLuhan, 1968
[Box: 2, Folder: 1, Item: 30] browse
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] browse
Blank page, 1968
[Box: 2, Folder: 2, Item: 32] browse
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] browse
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] browse
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] browse
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] browse
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] browse
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] browse
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] browse
Blank page, 1968
[Box: 2, Folder: 3, Item: 40] browse
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] browse
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] browse
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] browse
Man seated inside diner drinking, Examination of the handling of submarine crews during World War II... Mead, 1968
[Box: 2, Folder: 4, Item: 44] browse
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] browse
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] browse
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] browse
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] browse
Series II. Negatives, 1968
Alex - B.S.U, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 1-6] browse
Alex - Otis Singletary, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 7] browse
Alex - Women's Lib, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 8-15] browse
Edgar Tolson, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 16-19] browse
March and Arch Building, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 20-43] browse
Thanksgiving downtown Lexington, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 44-56] browse
Man sitting on stoop, Man working on a door, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 57] browse
Woman and children sitting on a stoop, A back alley, A stairwell, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 58] browse
Elderly man porch, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 59-60] browse
Family on porch, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 61] browse
Elderly man on porch, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 62] browse
African-American child, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 63] browse
Child standing by fence, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 64] browse
African-American child, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 65] browse
African-American child, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 66] browse
Two African-American children, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 67] browse
African-American child, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 68] browse
African-American child, 1968
[Box: 3, Folder: 69] browse
Children on bikes, Girl standing on porch, Children outside by laundry, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 70] browse
Four men behind fence, Woman on porch, Junk pile, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 71] browse
A woman and child, Two children, A child standing by door, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 72] browse
A woman and child, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 73] browse
Children sitting on a fence, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 74] browse
Woman and children on steps, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 75] browse
Two African-American men by wall, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 76] browse
African-American man sitting, Three African-American men standing in alley, Two African-American men by wall, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 77] browse
East End Real estate office, African-American man sitting, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 78] browse
Man and child, Three men on corner, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 79] browse
Four children, Man and child on porch, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 80] browse
Two women on porch, Three children on porch, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 81] browse
Man and child on porch, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 82] browse
Man leaning on fence, Three children, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 83] browse
Two men on porch, Three children, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 84] browse
Man on stoop, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 85] browse
Two men in front of Rhodes Thrift Store and Used Furniture, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 86] browse
Two men in front of building, Waitress working in a cafe, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 87] browse
A girl, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 88] browse
View down a street, Man selling pretzels on a corner, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 89] browse
View down a street, Strikers against Bell Systems, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 90] browse
Man in a diner, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 91] browse
Man selling pretzels, Two strikers against Bell Systems, A girl, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 92] browse
Group of children on a hillside, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 93] browse
Picture showing Jean's Bar and advertisements for Pasqual's Pizza and Hillside Motors, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 94] browse
Woman throwing trash away, Nuns standing on a corner, Man standing on a corner, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 95] browse
African-American child, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 96] browse
Two men seated, African-American man, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 97] browse
Two men seated, Child in the street, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 98] browse
Group of children, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 99] browse
Groups of people and soldiers in front of Buell Armory, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 100] browse
Groups of people in front of the Student Center, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 101] browse
Soldiers and people in front of Buell Armory, 1968
[Box: 4, Folder: 102] browse
Envelopes with contact prints glued to them, 1968
[Box: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

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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