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Byrd Williams Photography

Identifier: C-0004

Scope and Contents

The Byrd Williams Papers consists of photographs, publications, and some gallery exhibit materials. The majority of the photographs were taken by Byrd Williams IV; also there are a few photographs that are attributed to Byrd Williams II and Byrd Williams III.


  • 1910-2009

Biographical / Historical

Byrd Williams IV is a fourth-generation photographer who has been behind the lens since childhood. In addition to his career as a professional photographer, Willliams also taught photography at Collin College in North Texas. He frequently uses a large format view camera, and in additional to civic and architectural subjects, enjoys capturing moments that illustrate unique relationships between people and their surroundings.

Sources: Byrd Williams, Ro2 Art. Accessed April 4, 2014.

McGraw, Dan. “Byrd’s Eye View: More Than a Century of Cowtown History Has Been Captured By a Family of Photographers.” Fort Worth Weekly. August 12 – 18, 2009, 8 – 14.


2.58 Linear Feet

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Physical Location

Archives: 3B3

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Fort Worth’s Legendary Landmarks Photographs Collection

Many of the photographs in the Fort Worth’s Legendary Landmarks Photographs were published in: Roark, Carol. Fort Worth’s Legendary Landmarks. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1995.
Byrd Williams Photography Collection
Kristen Crossley
February 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102