McCormack, Robert Merwin, 1914-2003
Robert "Bob" McCormack. born June 3, 1913, in Pompei, New York, died April 4, 2003, in Tulsa. Arrived Tulsa Aug. 14th,1935. Began photography career with the "Tulsa World" Aug. 15th, 1935 and continued professional photography until his death. He was a "World" photographer until the start of WWII. McCormack then became chief photographer at Douglass Aircraft, and remained as head of the twenty person department for the duration of the war. McCormack started his own photography business after the war, and remained in business for a total of sixty-eight years. His work touched eight decades and many varieties of subject matter. Included in the collections one will find images from business, sports, society, arts, and personal works. The collection is in excess of five tons of photographic film, most of which is in 5x7 and 4x5 black and white silver halide form. One of the catalogers has estimated that the collections will take twenty years to accurately list and digitize.
Found in 253 Collections and/or Records:
View of bank employees seated around a desk near the bank teller stations. Artist Fred Conway's mural, "Birth of Oklalhoma" (1954), can be seen in the background.
A slide showing A-26 Invaders being moved to the line after assembly. The slide says “Douglas ‘Let’s Go North’ layout.”
Interior view of a museum exhibit featuring a 10 x 12 foot painting of a Navajo fire dance.
Interior view of a museum exhibit featuring a series of paintings of Indian chiefs, a sculpture of the Pioneer by Bryant Baker, and animal heads and skins.
Interior view of a museum exhibit featuring the painting "The Watch" by W.R. Leigh.
Interior view of a museum exhibit featuring a beech bark canoe and the painting "Stage Coach Attack Westward Ho" by W.R. Leigh.
Interior view of a museum exhibit featuring the painting "Vision of Yesteryear" by W.R. Leigh. Handwritten note on verso reads: FP [Frank Phillips] says he would refuse 500,000 for this.
Various prints and negatives
Aerial view of the airport hangars, airplanes and surrounding area. Bob McCormack, photographer.