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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the John Henry Faber papers MSS.0499

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-03-14T09:16-0500

Language Usage:

dEnglish

March 2013
Collection Title:

John Henry Faber papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0499

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (photocopies)

Dates:

1933-1988

Abstract:

Photocopies of reports and biographical sketches written by John Henry Faber after his retirement from the Eastman Kodak Company, as well as a section on early Alabama television.

creator

Faber, John, 1918-1993

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of photocopies of reports and biographical sketches written by John Henry Faber after his retirement from the Eastman Kodak Company. There is also a section on early Alabama television.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

The John Henry Faber papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of John Faber, 1991

Biographical/Historical note

John Henry Faber was born on 13 February 1918 in New York City, New York, to John Martin and Jennie F. Faber. He studied journalism at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, from 1937 until 1941. While at the University, he worked for the UA News Bureau and freelanced for The Birmingham News (Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama). In 1941, he left the University and entered the United States Army Air Corps. After leaving the Air Corps, he remained in Alabama as Director of Photography for The Birmingham News and its television station, WAFM-TV.

In 1950, Faber accepted a position as Technical Sales Representative for the Eastman Kodak Company, based in New York City. He remained in that position until he retired in 1983 and received many awards during that time.

Faber married Gertrud “Trudie” Margot on 26 October 1964 and the couple had seven children. He wrote five books including Great Moments in News Photography (1960), Humor in News Photography (1961), and Great News Photos and the Stories Behind Them (1978). Faber died on 20 June 1993.

Access Restrictions:

None

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None

Source(s)

WAFM (Television station : Birmingham, Ala.). (local)

Alabama (localbroad)

Biography (lcsh)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Journalism--Alabama--History (lcsh)

Reports (aat)

Technology and Industry (localbroad)

Television broadcasting—History (lcsh)

University of Alabama (localbroad)

University of Alabama--Alumni and alumnae. (lcsh)

Papers Box 2635