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Clarita Whitney slides

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1
Identifier: 2011_075-UA

Content Description

This collection consists of photographic slides from the 1960s through the 1980s, mainly of downtown Louisville landmarks, sculptures and street scenes. Several of the structures have since been demolished, such as the Vienna Restaurant, the Louisville Vistors Center at Fifth and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, and the 1900 Liederkranz Hall and adjoining buildings on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. There are also scenes of concerts, festivals, and ice skating on the Belvedere Plaza as well as the Derby Clock and other structures on the old River City Mall. Ohio River images around Louisville as well as a ferry crossing the river at Brandenburg are also found, along with slides of the University of Louisville's Shelby Campus and Robbins Hall. There are over a dozen slides taken of the devastation in Cherokee Park by the 1974 tornado as well as three photos of the Watergate building in Washington, DC, taken in 1976. Ms. Whitney's lists of most of the slides are also included. Clarita Whitney was a long-time booster of Louisville's classical music scene, and was married to Louisville Orchestra conductor Robert Whitney. She was also a University of Louisville employee.

Acquisition Type


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Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Louisville; please consult a reference archivist for more information.


  • 1960s-1980s



1.25 linear feet (1 records center box )