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George R. Hoxie Photograph Collection

Identifier: HOX

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographic prints of various topics by photographer George Hoxie between 1948 and 1984.


  • 1907 - 1984


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is under the rules and regulations of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives, Miami University Libraries. The Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives, Miami University Libraries, owns the property rights to this collection. Learn more about our policy here:

Biographical / Historical

George Richmond Hoxie was born in 1907 in Brookfield, NY, and raised in Sherburne, NY. Hoxie was best known for the photo studio which he operated at 30 E. High Street in Oxford. He recieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Textile Design from Syracuse University in 1930. He came to Oxford, OH in 1931 as one of the early faculty members of Miami University's School of Fine Arts. He taught design and watercolor for 12 years. In 1943, Hoxie became World War II Animation Director of the Training Film Production Laboratory at Wright Field near Dayton, OH. Before opening his photography studio in 1948, he also taught evening classes at the University of Cincinnati, was editor of Minicam Photography magazine (later Modern Photography), was photographic editor of The Midwest Fisherman magazine (later The Fisherman) published from Oxford and Darrtown, and began editing the Ohio Photographer. Hoxie had a Master of Photography degree in the Professional Photographers of America, was a fellow of the Photographic Society of America, was a former director of the Ohio Professional Photographers Association, and had been active in the Professional Photographers Association of Ohio. Hoxie lectured on photography and photo-judging throughout the United States. His photographs have been published in numerous photography magazines, including The New Yorker, Charm, Farm Quarterly, The Art Digest, Architectural Forum, and The New York Times. Hoxie also made appearances on "Art Linkletter's Houseparty" and "What's My Line?" Hoxie passed away on August 19, 1984 at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was survived by his wife, Galen, two sons, and a daughter.


1096 Folders (4 Filing Cabinet Drawers)


Photographic Prints [H-1 - H-281], 1948 - 1984 Photographic Prints [H-282 - H-580], 1948 - 1984 Photographic Prints [H-581 - H-886], 1907 - 1983 Photographic Prints [H-887 - H-1043], 1969 - 1979

Custodial History

Recieved by the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and University Archives as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection inventory completed 2020-03-05 by Salem Arvin, Alex Cox, and Anna Gyde. Finding Aid completed 2020-04-13 by Cody Sprunger. Finding Aid revised 2020-11-16 by Cody Sprunger. Finding Aid revised 2021-12-08 by Cody Sprunger.

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Repository Details

Part of the Miami University and Western College Memorial Archives Repository