95,500), 42 boxes of motion picture film, 3 boxes (2 linear feet) of manuscripts and photographic equipment.Robert Yarnall Richie was born on July 20, 1908 to Quaker parents, Elisha Roberts Richie and Anna Sweltser Wood in Moorestown, New Jersey.In the higher negative number series, there are also some color transparencies and color negatives.
The collection contains corporate and industrial photographs made by Richie from 1932-1975. A mid-century modernist, Richie's work is significant for its artistic qualities as well as documentary information.101 boxes of photographic prints (approx.
Richie further branched out into shooting oil production images in such areas as Texas, Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico, and Saudi Arabia.
Richie expressed a preference for oil work, "There’s drama in steel, but there’s more romance in oil," he said, "oil has so many different angles to it as an industry.
Subjects within the collection include: Automotive Aviation Banking Chemicals Clouds Construction Locations/travel Mining Oil & gas/petroleum and refineries, including Arabian oil Railroads: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; American Locomotive; Association of American Railroads (AAR); Celanese Corporation; Baldwin Locomotive Works; Baltimore & Ohio; Bethlehem Steel; Budd Company; Burlington Lines; Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; Ethyl Corporation; Erie Railroad; General Motors; Great Northern; Kennecott Copper Company; Louisville & Nashville Railroad, Monsanto Chemical Company; New York Central; Railway Express; Seaboard Railroad; Seatrain; Susquehanna; Southern Pacific; Southern Railway; Southern Peru Copper Company; Texas & Pacific; Texas Gulf Sulfur (Sulphur); Union Tank Car Ships Steel Return to the Table of Contents The collection is organized into 8 series.
Due to size, Series 8: Client list has been divided into two separate parts. The second half (M-Z) is available in part two of the finding aid. Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the De Golyer Library. collection of United States railroad photographs, Ag1982.0232 Everette L. papers, Mss 60 Richard Steinheimer photograph collection, Ag1982.0233 The Robert Yarnall Richie Photographs digital collection is also available.