About the Irwin-Hilliard Collection
About the Collection
The Irwin-Hilliard Collection includes rare books, documents, artifacts, and photographs previously owned by the Irwin-Hillard family, descendants of New York state book and art collector Theodore Irwin and Louisville stockbroker J.J.B. Hilliard. Nanine Irwin Hilliard Greene donated her family collection to the University of Louisville’s Rare Books department (now a part of Archives and Special Collections) over a period of years. The photographs were accessioned in 1999. Portions of Theodore Irwin's personal collection are also at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City and the Huntington Library in California.
This digital collection currently consists of a small sample of 108 photographs selected from the Irwin-Hilliard Collection focusing specifically on the interiors and exteriors of six family homes located in New York, Kentucky, and California: the two Irwin Houses in Oswego, New York; the Hilliard House in Louisville, Kentucky; the buildings on the Hobbs Estate “Evergreen” in Anchorage, Kentucky; and the Duncan-Irwin House in Pasadena, California. The photographs range in date from the 1880s to the 1990s. As resources permit, we will digitize additional materials from the Irwin-Hilliard Collection for inclusion on this site.
About the Cataloging
Information about these photographs and the family can be found in 37 typescript family history books compiled by Nanine Irwin Hilliard Greene from 1987 to 2001 and photocopied for distribution to family members. The University Louisville holds many of the volumes, but additional volumes and variant copies are held by family members. Although some photographs appear in multiple volumes, to the extent possible Nanine Irwin Hilliard Greene's original numbering and naming schemes of the family history books have been maintained.
Conditions of Use
The University of Louisville welcomes fair use of this website and its contents. If you wish to publish, broadcast, or publicly display these materials, please notify Archives and Special Collections. In addition, it is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions, which may include paying fees for commercial use. For further information about permissions, use, and ordering reproductions, see Order Reproductions or contact Archives and Special Collections, University of Louisville.
To cite an image from this collection, please use the format:
[Image Number], Irwin-Hilliard Collection, Rare Books, University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections, Louisville, Kentucky.
To cite the digital version, add its Reference URL (found by following the link in the header above the digital file).
Marcy Werner scanned all of the selected Irwin-Hilliard Collection family home images in 2016 on an Epson Expression 10000 XL as 600 ppi TIFF images in 8-bit grayscale sized at 10 inches on the long side. All TIFFs were batch converted to JPEGs of "best" quality and resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension using IrfanView version 4.42, then uploaded to CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software by Rachel I. Howard.
Erin Becker, under the supervision of Delinda Buie and Rachel Howard, researched and prepared the metadata in accordance with the University of Louisville Digital Initiatives data dictionary (PDF).
Terri Holtze designed the HTML pages.