Bill Meriwether papers

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Bill Meriwether papers


  • 1942-1994 (Creation)


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(1919 September 6 - 2008 September 28)

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William W. Meriwether, Jr. (PHOT 1947) was born on September 6, 1919 in Macon, Georgia and entered the Art Center School in 1940. In 1942, during World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces where he served until 1945. After the war, he returned to Art Center, graduating in 1947. A professional photographer his entire career, he was co-owner of Bill Meriwether Photography with his wife, Betsy. Bill “Merry Christmas” Meriwether died on September 28, 2008 in Macon.

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The Bill Meriwether papers consist mainly of photographs taken by Meriwether during his years as a Photography student at Art Center. Of interest is a scrapbook with photographs of a Photography Department beach party after World War II. The letters were written by him and Will Connell and list faculty and students alphabetically and gives updates on their activities and addresses after the war scattered them. Also included are magazine articles about Art Center photography students.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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