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Identifier: P0203

Title: James Carrington Collection

Description: James Carrington worked as a photographer for the St. Louis Argus and St. Louis Defender newspapers before starting work as a free-lance photographer for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat in 1963. He also served as a Missouri State Representative from St. Louis from 1972-78. The James Carrington Collection contains professional photographs taken by Carrington for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat newspaper, some of his freelance photographs, and family photographs. A few of the Globe-Democrat photos are unidentified, but most of the photos published in the newspaper are identified and matched to their corresponding news articles. Family subjects include about 200 unprocessed photos of or related to the James M. Carrington family. Photographs relating to Carrington's careers show City Products Company, the St. Louis Globe Democrat, and his tenure as a state representative. Some of his personal photographs, including those that were in his exhibit at the Wellston Branch Library, are also housed in this collection. Additionally, the collection also contains copies of the St. Louis American and the Defender newspapers with photos by Carrington and a few clippings from other newspapers including the Post- Dispatch, Globe Democrat, and St. Louis Argus. Subjects include: automobile; a series on "winos;" events; political; African-American; Sumner High School; school groups; high school reunions; political figures; (more).



Dates: 1917 - 1971

Type(s): Photographs, Photocopy, Negatives, Manuscript, Published Material

Maker/Creator: James Carrington



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