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Hurricane Camille Photograph Collection (AM14-18)

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: M315

Content Description

Approximately 2,000 negatives on rolls in 65 canisters

Acquisition Type



Donated by photographer, Fred Hutchings.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Noncirculating; available for research.

Use Restrictions

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).


  • Creation: August 1969



2000+ Items (1.) 65 rolls of sprocketted 35mm silver halide acetate camera film cut into about 35-40 numbered frames from 100 foot bulk film stock (before shot). Approximately 2,000 images made within a couple of weeks of post-hurricane Camille damage (for the General Adjustment Bureau) along almost the entire Mississippi gulf coast’s Beach Blvd./U.S. 90 (August 1969). 2.) Typed 4-page matrix/index to the numbered rolls and frames on the rolls must be maintained because the filming project involved: photographing every Beach Blvd. property, walking east from the Broad Water Hotel location to the west end of the Ocean Springs bridge (rolls 1 through 16); then photographing every Beach Blvd. property, walking west from the Broad Water Hotel location to Waveland (rolls 17 through 60); and photographing 3 separate areas labeled as “PP” (Point P?; 2 rolls), “PC” (Point Cadet; 1 roll), and “CC” (Cotton Compress; 2 rolls). 3.) Donor (photographer) noted a few milestones are Edgewater Drive-in Theatre on roll 17, frame 22 (where new Walmart now is); St. Michaels’s Church on roll 15, frames 41 & 42; street sign for Farrar Street/Beach Blvd. on roll 57, frame 2; an owner’s sign stating “b.f. rice staying at 825 Fillmore Ave., New Orleans” for time being. 4.) See also previous set of a 132 purchased prints from these negatives (M315) and August 17, 2004 edition of the "Times Picayune".)