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Eastern face of Mt. Rushmore before carving began., Undated

 Item — Box: Photo F-4, item: 51

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Black-and-white original and copy prints of Mount Rushmore before, during, and after construction. Included are close photographs of the presidents’ faces, workers drilling and blasting to shape the likenesses, and the working models sculptor Gutzen Borglum used to create Mount Rushmore.


  • Creation: Undated


Conditions Governing Access

On June 26, 2023, the Western History Collections began a preservation project that has made many of its collections unavailable for a period of time. This collection is among the materials temporarily unavailable. Please contact Western History Collections if you wish to be added to a contact list to be notified when this collection becomes available.

Open for public research.


From the Collection: 72 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

Monnet Hall, 3rd Floor
630 Parrington Oval
Norman Oklahoma 73019