Kenneth Hawkins, who holds a PhD in history from the University of Rochester, co-edited the Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, vols. 6 and 7, and wrote about Portland artist Roswell Dosch for vol. 85 of the Oregon Historical Quarterly. He compiled the first inventory of Minor White’s original WPA negatives at the Oregon Historical Society in 1978, and consulted about them for OHS and the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum in 2016. He retired in 2020 from the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.
Abner Hunt "A. H." Francis (c. 1812–1872) and Isaac "I. B." Francis (1798-1856)
A. H. Francis, a free Black, was a merchant and activist who in 1851 opened, with his brother I. B. Francis, what became a leading mercantile and men’s furnishings store in Portland during the city’s founding decade. The brothers successfully resisted Oregon’s Black exclusion laws, and A. H. castigated …
Minor White (1908-1976)
Minor White was an American photographer, teacher, and writer whose career began in Oregon during the New Deal (1937-1942), when he documented historic buildings and landscapes and taught photography. In 1952, he was the editor of Aperture, a journal of photography he founded with Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and others. In …