Item 2001-01-0044 - Tom and Ruth Bulick

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Tom and Ruth Bulick

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CA TWU Coll. 08-2001-01-0044

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  • 1984 (Creation)
    Olan Mills Studio

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photograph : colour ; 6 x 8 cm

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Olan Mills Inc., was established in Tuscaloosa, in Tuscaloosa County, by Olan and Mary Stephenson Mills in 1932. Until 2011, when company president Olan Mills II sold it to its major competitor, Lifetouch Inc. of Minnesota, it was among America's most significant twentieth-century portrait photography businesses.
In November 2011, when Olan Mills II sold the family-owned company, it had hundreds of studios across the nation and more than 20 in Alabama, mostly in KMart stores and Belk stores, and a large and very active Church Directory Division, which since the 1970s produced church yearbooks which include portrait photographs of individuals and families. The purchaser, Minnesota-based Lifetouch, Inc., the world’s largest employee-owned photography business, is the nation’s leading producer of school portraits, having acquired Olan Mills’s school division in 1999, and now the nation’s largest portrait photography business.

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Transferred to Archives December 12, 2001

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Photograph of Tom and Ruth Bulick, respectively Vice President of Student Affairs and campus switchboard operator. Professional portrait.

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Gord Taylor (University Communications)


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Scanned images burned to DVD 06 May 2006

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Scanned using a Epson Expression 1680 at 600 dpi in TIFF format using LZW compression and at 72 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 7

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July 24, 2002<br/>October 25, 2012<br/>Thursday, October 25, 2012 4:10:52 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, July 24, 2002 3:18:31 PM by SylviaS<br/>Wednesday, July 24, 2002 3:14:49 PM by SylviaS

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