AGSL Banner

Edna Schaus Sorensen and Clarence W. Sorensen Collection

Clarence Woodrow Sorensen was an explorer, editor, and CBS staff foreign correspondent who traveled extensively capturing images of the life, work, and historical events of cultures worldwide. For his achievements he was appointed a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of London. An internationally respected scholar, Sorensen was a prolific author of geography textbooks and became the sixth President of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, in 1962.

During Sorenson’s extensive travels, Eugene V. Harris, a professional photographer, accompanied him taking thousands of the more than 64,000 beautiful Kodachrome slides that make up this collection.

The Edna Schaus and Clarence Woodrow Sorensen photo inventory comprises over 15,000 contact prints and 16,000 negatives. This inventory is kept separate from the more than 60,000 slides also in the Sorensen’s collection. Much of the slides geographical coverage overlaps that of the photo collection, both covering the years 1940-1970.

Divided by continent/region, the inventory is accessed by nation (or in the case of the United States, by state/dependency name). Please read the Print Inventory Key to understand the PDF documents.

Sorensen Photo Inventory Key




Middle East

North America


South America