This collection consists of approximately 47,000 nitrate negatives and 235,100 safety negatives, prints, and associated records of Caufield & Shook, Inc. studio of Louisville, KY. Caufield & Shook operated in Louisville, Kentucky from around 1903 to 1978 but the bulk of the photographs in this collection date from 1930 to 1965 (many items from before 1937 were lost in the 1937 Ohio River Flood). Subjects include Louisville businesses and events, with wide coverage of the 1937 Ohio River Flood, portraits, street views, parks, buildings, and much more in Louisville and the surrounding region. Photographers represented are Frank Shook, Will Bowers, Irvin Glass, Harry Fried, Ned Tanselle, and Dick Duncan. Materials include original prints, original negatives, copy prints, copy negatives, and invoice files. Photographic formats include acetate “safety” negatives, nitrate negatives, glass negatives, and gelatin silver prints.