A Guide to the Edwin Smith Savage UT Lantern Slide Collection, 1942
Born in Wilmington, Ohio, Edwin Smith Savage (1893-1964) attended the University of Texas, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1920. Although he subsequently held jobs in various states, he maintained his involvement with the University. During the 1940s he was President of the New York City/northern New Jersey Texas Exes. In 1942 he drove to Austin with a friend and took extensive slides of the university campus and buildings. He showed these slides to Texas-Exes in New York City.
This collection consists of lantern slides taken by Mr. Savage on the main campus of the University of Texas at Austin and in surrounding areas in 1942. Among the buildings pictured are B Hall, Waggener Hall. Garrison Hall, Hogg Auditorium and the Texas Memorial Museum, the Physics Building, the UT Tower and the Texas state capitol. The presence of numerous slides of dormitories and fraternity houses probably reflects the photographer’s knowledge of his intended audience. Included in the collection is a hand-written checklist of subjects that does not entirely correspond to the arrangement of the slides themselves. Some slides are also identified on the slide mounts.
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Edwin Smith Savage UT Lantern Slide Collection, 1942
Detailed Description of the Collection