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Material Information

Title:
Al Severson Photographic Collection
Physical Description:
1.67 : (4 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Severson, Alvin ( Alvin H. Severson ), 1898 - 1981

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Celebrities -- Photographs   ( lcsh )
Photographs   ( lcsh )
Photographs--Florida   ( lcsh )
Sports -- Photographs   ( lcsh )
History -- Tampa (Fla.) -- 20th century   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of more than 400 black and white photographs taken by Al Severson.  Many are assignment photos that were taken in Tampa for Burgert Brothers; others feature Severson's fiance Vivian Spring and actress Colleen Moore, as well as sports figures and athletes.  Initially comprising six albums and scrapbooks, the albums and scrapbooks have been unbound and discarded due to preservation concerns.
Preferred Citation:
Al Severson Photographic Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Charles G. Mullen, Jr. and Leland Hawes
Biographical:
Alvin H. "Al" Severson (1898 - 1981) was a photographer for Burgert Brothers, a commercial photography studio that worked, primarily, in the Tampa Bay area. In the 1940s, Severson became part owner of Burgert Brothers after Al Burgert retired and sold the business to his nephew, Thel Burgert, and Severson. In the 1950s, Severson became the sole owner of the company upon Thel Burgert's departure. The studio continued to operate as Burgert Brothers until Severson's retirement in 1963.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None.  The contents of the collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for further information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - S11
usfldc handle - u29.300-s11-ead
System ID:
SFS0032115:00001


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LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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Guide to the Al Severson Photographic Collection
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Alvin H. "Al" Severson (1898 1981) was a photographer for Burgert Brothers, a commercial photography studio that worked, primarily, in the Tampa Bay area. In the 1940s, Severson became part owner of Burgert Brothers after Al Burgert retired and sold the business to his nephew, Thel Burgert, and Severson. In the 1950s, Severson became the sole owner of the company upon Thel Burgert's departure. The studio continued to operate as Burgert Brothers until Severson's retirement in 1963.
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Access Terms
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Geographic Name:
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Topical Term:
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Photographs
Photographs--Florida
Sports -- Photographs
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
Donation
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Conditions Governing Access:
None.  The contents of the collection may be subject to copyright. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for further information.
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Preferred Citation:
Al Severson Photographic Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
relatedmaterial 544 1
Related Materials:
Burgert Brothers Collection of Tampa Photographs, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Jack B. Moore papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Information about related materials is available at http://digital.lib.usf.edu/?b29.v-764
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Arrangement of Materials:
This collection is arranged by material type:
1. Photographs
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Scope and Contents
The collection consists of more than 400 black and white photographs taken by Al Severson.  Many are assignment photos that were taken in Tampa for Burgert Brothers; others feature Severson's fiance Vivian Spring and actress Colleen Moore, as well as sports figures and athletes.  Initially comprising six albums and scrapbooks, the albums and scrapbooks have been unbound and discarded due to preservation concerns.
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