Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978

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Photojournalist; d. 1978.

From the description of Papers, 1910-1978. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28410501

Architect John Gaw Meem, best known for a style of architecture known variously as "Santa Fe style," "Spanish-Pueblo style," or "Pueblo Revival." John Gaw Meem was involved with the Historical American Buildings Survey (HABS) in the 1930s and after retiring in 1959 continued to pursue an interest in historic preservation of New Mexico buildings.

From the guide to the W. Eugene Smith Portrait of John Gaw Meem, 1940-1960, (University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research)

William Eugene Smith (1918-1978) was an American photographer who took photographs for various newpapers and magazines along with photographs of World War II.

William Eugene Smith was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1918. At the age of 14, he was interested in aeronautical engineering and borrowed a camera from his mother (also an enthusiastic photographer) to take pictures of the planes at the local airport. In 1936, at age 18, he entered Notre Dame University, which he left a year later. He then went to New York and joined the staff of "Newsweek" magazine and eventually did free lance work for "Life," "Colliers," "American," "The New York Times," and other publications. In 1942 he became a war correspondent for Ziff-Davis and then "Life," during which time he took many pictures on the front lines. He died in 1978.

From the guide to the W. Eugene Smith photograph, 1944, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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referencedIn Smith, W. Eugene [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People Theatre Archives (University of Guelph). Drink the Mercury / an adaptation of the book "Minamata" by W. Eugene Smith and Aileen M. Smith ; directed by Joel Greenberg, 1982 - house program. University of Guelph
referencedIn American Vaudeville Museum collection, 1845-2007, (bulk 1910-1940) University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. Smith, W. Eugene (Biography) : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Doisneau, Robert, 1912-1994 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf W. Eugene Smith photograph, 1944 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsPhotograph Archives
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. Smith, W. Eugene (Articles On) : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Young People's Theatre Archives. Nuclear Power Show (school tour) / by Joel Greenberg ; directed by Joel Greenberg, 1983 - performance file. University of Guelph
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. Papers, 1910-1978. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. Village Square [picture] Haverford College Library
referencedIn Maas, Martha, 1934-. Charles Ives oral history, 1968-1979 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Fogg Art Museum 20th-century history of photography collection, 1900-1984 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Young People's Theatre Archives. Drink the Mercury (school tour) / by W. Eugene Smith and Aileen M. Smith ; directed by Joel Greenberg, 1984 - performance file. University of Guelph
referencedIn Beaumont and Nancy Newhall papers, 1843-1993, 1929-1993 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. Smith, W. Eugene (Photographs) : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf W. Eugene Smith Portrait of John Gaw Meem, 1940-1960 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn History of photography collection, 1840-1986 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-. [Randall Davey] [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. Smith, W. Eugene (Articles By/Interviews) : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. W. Eugene Smith portrait of John Gaw Meem [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Registrar. Tradition and the Unpredictable: The Allan Chasanoff Photographic Collection, exhibition files, 1991-1994 1993-1994. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Hirsch Library, Hirsch Library
creatorOf Smith, W. Eugene, 1918-1978. Smith, W. Eugene (Exhibitions) : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Crane, Arnold H. Arnold Crane interviews of photographers, [ca. 1968-1971]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Crane, Arnold H. Arnold Crane portfolio of photographs, "Portraits of the Photographers," 1968-1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Crane, Arnold H. person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People Theatre Archives (University of Guelph) corporateBody
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Meem, John Gaw, 1894- person
associatedWith Monk, Thelonious. person
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Registrar. corporateBody
associatedWith Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newhall, Beaumont, 1908- person
associatedWith Newhall, Nancy Wynne person
associatedWith Photo League. corporateBody
associatedWith Young People's Theatre Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Young People's Theatre Archives. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Subject
World War, 1939-1945--Photography
Mercury--Toxicology--Pictorial works
Photography--Societies, etc
American periodicals
Material Types
War photography
World War, 1939-1945--Photographs
Saipan, Battle of, Northern Mariana Islands, 1944--Photographs
Images
Photography
Jazz
Photography--Exhibitions
Photography--Periodicals
Occupation
Photographers
Women photographers
Photographers--United States
Artists--United States
Photojournalists--United States
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Birth 1918-12-30

Death 1978-10-15

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