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Amon Carter Fort Worth Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: C-0070

Scope and Contents Note

The photographs and negatives date from 1873-1940. The collection also contains notes on the photographs compiled in 1996. Original order of the photographs has been maintained. The photographs were arranged in numeric order for item numbers assigned by the museum, and alpha-numeric order for identifiers assigned previously by the Fort Worth Library. Portions of Series I, Box 4 and Series II, Box 4 do not have assigned identifiers and are referred to by subject only. The photographs are of locations, buildings, events, and people of Fort Worth. The collection measures 3.34 linear feet (8 boxes).

Series I, Photographs, 1885-1996, contains photographic prints and two sheets of notes. The photographs referenced in an undated note do not appear to be in this collection. A note from 1996 documents the transfer of an unspecified group of materials from the Amon Carter Museum to the Fort Worth Library.

Series II, Negatives, 1873-1940, contains negatives and a few photographic prints.

Dates

  • 1873-1996

History

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located in Fort Worth, Texas. The museum opened to the public in January 1961. It was established by Amon G. Carter (1879-1955) to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The Amon Carter Museum was devoted to preserving American art in Fort Worth. The museum also possesses one of the premier collections of American photography in the nation, comprising more than 30,000 exhibition prints by some 400 photographers.

Extent

3.34 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Physical Location

Archives: 6J6
Title
Amon Carter Fort Worth Photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Kim DeLozier
Date
November 2014

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740