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Identifier: Ac. 2765

William F. Augustine Photograph Collection



  • Majority of material found in 1927-1973


The William F. Augustine Photograph Collection consists of New Jersey images from the 1920s to the 1970s, focusing on southern New Jersey.


16.4 Cubic Feet ( 31 manuscript boxes, 23 flat oversize boxes)

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Biographical Sketch

William F. Augustine was a photographer who resided most of his life in southern New Jersey. He was employed by various newspapers in Philadelphia and Camden, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and served as a photographer in the United States Army during World War II, including service in Europe. As a free lance photographer, he provided images to the Newark Star-Ledger for a series of articles on New Jersey history written by Henry Charlton Beck (from 1947 to 1965) and continued by Augustine (through 1973) after Beck's death. He lived in retirement in Florida.

Related Materials

Additional examples of photograph collections with a single creator include the Thurlow C. Haunton Jr. New Jersey railroads photograph collection (primarily images of short-line and industrial railroads from the 1930s to 2004, including collected images), the Neal Ranauro photograph collection (images of Manville, N.J., especially from the late 1940s to the 1960s), and the Isaac S. Van Derveer photograph collection (primarily images of New Brunswick, N.J., from the 1890s to the 1940s).

Examples of photographs included within a larger manuscript collection include those in the Paul A. Schack collection (images of South River, N.J.), in the Paul Foster theatrical papers (images of off-off-Broadway and productions of Foster's plays), in the records of Consumers' Research, Inc. (twentieth century consumer products; advance notice required), in the records of the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (activities within the union at all levels; advance notice required) and in the Roebling collection (primarily images of family members). The Modern School Collection also includes photographs.

Inventory to the William F. Augustine Photograph Collection
Edited Full Draft
Special Collections and University Archives
October 1989
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Revision Statements

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