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Judson Crews Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-340

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs and artwork by and of Judson Crews, and photographs of Africa. Range includes informal snapshots and artistic portraits, including self-portraits and some nudity; subjects include family and friends with some identification and description on backs of prints; some landscape views and still lifes.


  • 1950-1985

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Judson Crews, noted southwestern author, printer and educator, was born in Waco, Texas on June 30, 1917. After growing up in Central Texas, he traveled extensively, living in areas as diverse as Albuquerque and Zambia. He married photographer and author Mildred Tolbert on October 19, 1947 (divorced January 1980), with whom he had two children (Anna Bush and Carole Judith). Crews attended Baylor University, from which he received a BA in 1941 and a MA in 1944. He also studied Fine Arts there from 1946-1947. He worked as an educator at Wharton County Junior College (1967-1970), University of New Mexico-Gallup Branch (1971-1972), and at the University of Zambia (1974-1978). He has also been involved in social work.

Crews has done work as both an author and a publisher. Amongst the presses he has been involved in are Motive Press (Waco, TX.) and Este Es Press (Taos, NM). After first being published in 1935, Judson Crews has been published over 600 times in about 300 periodicals. In addition to appearing in such literary journals as Poetry, Points, The Window and Foxfire, he has written many books of poetry, including Angels Fall, They Are Towers (Este Es Press, 1965), and The Noose, A Retrospective: Four Decades (Duende Press, 1980). He has also appeared in such anthologies as An Uninhibited Treasury of Erotic Poetry (Dial Press, 1963), and City Lights Anthology (City Lights, 1974).


191 items (1 box) : 49 prints, 137 slides, 5 sheets of sleeved negatives

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This collection contains photographs and artwork by and of Judson Crews.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the Judson Crews Papers.
Finding Aid of the Judson Crews Photograph Collection, 1950-1985
Pictorial Collections Staff
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131