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Lou Charno photographs

Call Number: RH PH 45


This collection includes a photoprint series of University of Kansas alumni by Lou Charno, who used a dye transfer process invented in 1869 to produce the images. The photographs were published in an exhibition guide, Gallery of Outstanding Kansans, 1986. The collection also includes 4x6 black and white prints and negatives of several demolished or disintegrating properties around Lawrence, Kansas, taken in 2002.


  • Creation: 1986, 2002


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by donor.

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Lou Charno

Lou Charno was a nationally renowned portrait photographer. The portraits in this collection were created in 1986 using a dye transfer process. Those photographed were University of Kansas alumni named outstanding Kansans.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 4 oversize boxes, 28 oversize folders)

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Physical Location

RH PH 45

Physical Location

RH PH 45(f)

Physical Location

RH PH 45(ff)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Lou Charno, 1986.

Related Materials

Charno, Lou. Gallery of Outstanding Kansans. Lawrence, Ks: University of Kansas, 1986. Located at Spencer Research Library at RH D6054.

Guide to the Lou Charno Collection
Lou Charno photographs
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Lou Charno photographs, RH PH 45, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States