Jack Rottier photographs and papers of the C and O Canal
Collection Scope and Content
This collection contains black and white photographs, negatives, color transparencies, and several articles and booklets. This material dates from 1952-74. Jack Rottier was an active member of the C & O Canal Association and these are photographs that he took. All of this material relates to the C & O Canal including images of Canal House, boats, wildlife, cyclists, kayakers, Justice William O. Douglas and various aqueducts.
- Rottier, John M. (Jack) (Person)
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Historical or Biographical Note
Jack Rottier (1910-1988) was a photographer for the National Capital Region of the National Park Service from the early 1960s until he retired in 1975. Throughout his life he was an active member of the C & O Canal Association.
Jack Rottier was born in Bellaire, Michigan. He served in the Army in World War II and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He moved to the Washington area about 1950 as a photographer for the American Forest Products Industries. He later joined the commerce Department, which which he photographed trade fairs overseas, and then the Bureau of Land Management in the Interior Department, where he worked until transferring to the Park Service.
In the course of his career with the Park Service, Rottier contributed to the photographic record of Lady Bird Johnson's beautification program and the development of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington and the Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna.
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Language of Materials
Jack Rottier (1910-1988) was a photographer for the National Capital Region of the National Park Service from the early 1960s until he retired in 1975. Collection contains photographs and tranparencies. The material dates from 1952-74.
Donated by Jack Rottier
- Canals Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md. and Washington, D.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Rottier, John M. (Jack)
- Washington (D.C.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Jack Rottier photographs and papers of the C and O Canal, 1952-1974
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding aid written in English