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Doherty (Robert J.) (1924- ) photographs, ca. 1950-1964

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Doherty (Robert J.) (1924- ) photographs


ca. 1950-1964


University of Louisville Special CollectionsLouisville, Kentucky 40292 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Robert Doherty J. (1924- ) photographs, ca. 1950-1964, Special Collections, University of Louisville, Louisville.


1,344 black and white negatives

Scope and Content

Robert Doherty founded the University of Louisville Photographic Archives while a professor in the Allen R. Hite Art Institute. Also an active photographer, Doherty documented Louisville scenes, political rallies and events, prominent Louisvillians, and important visitors to the city. His photographs of Martin Luther King in Louisville and at the 1964 march on Frankfort have frequently appeared in print. Doherty donated his negatives shortly before departing to become director of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House.


  • Photography

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