Photo courtesy USU Special Collections & Archives, Merrill-Cazier Library
Through the Compton Studio Lens
Monday, 9 Nov 2015 at 7 p.m.
Presented by Daniel M. Davis, Photograph Curator/Coordinator of Instruction, Utah State University Special Collections & Archives, Merrill-Cazier Library.
Daniel Davis attended the University of Wyoming where he received bachelor’s and master’s degree in history. He worked at the American Heritage Center from 1996 to 2000 before moving to Logan becoming the photograph curator with the Special Collections & Archives Department at Utah State University. In his current job Daniel is responsible for the historic photograph collections including cataloging, acquisition, research, preservation, and reference. He received tenure as an associate librarian in 2006. He has published articles in the Utah Historical Quarterly and the Annals of Wyoming. His research interest is with 19th Century photographers of the American West and he is currently writing a book about Union Pacific railroad photographer Andrew Joseph Russell. Daniel lives with his wife Ashlee and 7 year old daughter Emilee in Nibley, Utah.
Daniel will talk about the history of the Compton Studio, show examples from the collection at Utah State University, and discuss how to search the collection. He will also discuss an exciting partnership with FamilySearch to make digital copies and genealogical information available through their website.