NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the Bill Haddon Photographic Collection. An island native and well-known photographer, Haddon captured scenes of Nantucket and its people for more than fifty years.
His wife, Noreen Haddon, donated his body of work to the NHA, knowing that the collection would be cared for in the Research Library’s climate-controlled vault and will provide access to researchers.
The unprocessed collection contains over a thousand negatives, many taken with Haddon’s Graflex Speed Graphic large-format camera, which was also donated to the NHA, as well as the quarterboard for Haddon’s Main Street photo store The Snap Shop.
This spring, the Research Library’s archives intern will focus her work on making the collection available to researchers by rehousing, arranging, and describing the images.
“The Bill Haddon Photographic Collection is an exciting acquisition that really fleshes out our mid-twentieth-century photographic holdings. The breadth and quality of his work are a real asset to our collection,” says Research Library Chief Archivist, Amelia Holmes.