Robert Hurley was an enthusiastic home photographer.
The Hurley Collection contains over 500 of his slides
from the 1950s and 60s. The slides show Hurley's
moments of visual enjoyment; taking pictures from the
windows of planes, the variety of sunsets and sky, moments
with his family, his friends, and the ever present landscape.
While not great photography, Hurley's slides are an
interesting visual record of his life, his art, and his era. We
can gaze back to scenes of the city's downtown, the small
town elevator that is rapidly disappearing from our landscape,
and the cars, clothes, and attitudes of a time that has slipped away.
The Library has digitized his slides for the Special Collections Manuscript Catalogue.
Click on the subjects below to see samples of these slides.