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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  C. William Horrell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1918

Died: 1989

-- C. William Horrell on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Horrell lived in Southern Illinois, an area commonly known as Little Egypt. This area is known for its beautiful scenery and coal mines.

Biographical and Professional Information

C. William Horrell was widely recognized as an outstanding social-documentary photographer. He began his teaching career at Southern Illinois University in 1949, where he was instrumental in establishing the Department of Cinema and Photography. During his lifetime, his photographs appeared in many major metropolitan newspapers and a variety of popular and specialty magazines, including ''Life, Pic, Youth'' and ''Friends''.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Land between the rivers :
ISBN: 0809311194. OCLC Number: 9705375

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Southern Illinois coal :
ISBN: 0809313413. OCLC Number: 30399761

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

Horrell's photographs do much to capture the varied phenomena of twentieth-century coal mining technology: the awesome scale of surface mining machines and their impact on the land; the highly specialized equipment necessary in "low coal" mining; and the advent of continuous miners, machines that now dominate underground or "deep" mines and help define coal mining today.