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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Arlington Citizen Journal

University of Texas Arlington

Arlington Citizen Journal Photograph Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Title: Arlington Citizen Journal Photograph Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1865-1968
Bulk Dates: 1927-1957
Abstract: The Arlington Journal was established July 30, 1897, and was the first newspaper published in Arlington. The Arlington Citizen was established October 4, 1934. In 1957, these two publications merged to create the Arlington Citizen Journal, which became the largest paid newspaper in Arlington. The Arlington Citizen Journal was later purchased by the publishers of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram but continued to publish a weekly edition under its existing name. Star-Telegram Operating Ltd. took over the publication on July 4, 1996, and changed its name to the Arlington Star-Telegram. The collection is comprised of black and white photographs, 8x10" and smaller, from the Arlington Citizen Journal, including some negatives and one color print. The photographs range in date from 1865 to 1968, and contain prints of buildings, events, landmarks, people, schools and street scenes in the Arlington area. The most notable photographs include images of Arlington Downs; Arlington State College/University of Texas at Arlington including the 1957 Junior Rose Bowl game; General Motors plant; Mineral Well; schools; and local businesses.
Identification: AR459
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Arlington Journal was established July 30, 1897, and was the first newspaper published in Arlington. The Arlington Citizen was established October 4, 1934. In 1957, these two publications merged to create the Arlington Citizen Journal, which became the largest paid newspaper in Arlington. The Arlington Citizen Journal was later purchased by the publishers of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram but continued to publish a weekly edition under its existing name. Star-Telegram Operating Ltd. took over the publication on July 4, 1996, and changed its name to the Arlington Star-Telegram.

Sources:


  • Darovich, Donna. Arlington: Center Stage in the Metroplex. Marceline, Mo.: Heritage House Publications, 1994.

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Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of black and white photographs, 8x10" and smaller, from the Arlington Citizen Journal, including some negatives and one color print. The photographs range in date from 1865 to 1968, and contain prints of buildings, events, landmarks, people, schools and street scenes in the Arlington area. The most notable photographs include images of Arlington Downs; Arlington State College/University of Texas at Arlington including the 1957 Junior Rose Bowl game; General Motors plant; Mineral Well; schools; and local businesses. The photographs are the work of various photographers. Many of the photographs are not identified nor dated. A list describing the photographs was compiled by the donor and is included with the collection. Those photographs with negatives have been so noted.

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Organization

Folders containing photographic prints (Folders 3-22) are arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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Index Terms

These records are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Photograph collections--Texas--Arlington.
Junior Rose Bowl (Football game)--(Pasadena, Calif.:1957:Dec.17)--Photographs.
Organizations
Arlington State College--Football--Photographs.
Subjects
Arlington citizen journal--Archives.
Places
Arlington (Tex.)--Photographs.
Alternate Titles
Photographs Collection.

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Related Material

Arlington Citizen Journal Negatives: Unprocessed mss. 91-5, 92-47, and 98-22.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Arlington Citizen Journal photographs were donated by Donna Darovich on February 16, 1996. Darovich rescued the photos discarded by the Arlington Citizen Journal.

Citation

Arlington Citizen Journal Photograph Collection, AR459, Box 1, Folder number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 1996.

Accessioned as number 96-10.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Tara Kirk, May 2005.

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Container List

 

Arlington Citizen Journal Photograph Collection

Box Folder
1 1 Photograph List, 1995
List of the photographs created by Donna Darovich.
2 Negatives
3 Arlington Downs, undated
Early images of Arlington Downs and a group of men standing by the stadium, including Mr. Ferguson of Ferguson Jr. High.
4 Arlington State College, Junior Rose Bowl, [1957]
Unidentified photographs of football players, crowds in the stand, a banquet, and parade.
5 Arlington State College, Junior Rose Bowl, [1957]
6 Businesses, 1934-approximately 1950, undated
Arlington area businesses including Luttrell’s Grocery, Milton Furniture Co., the Texan Theatre, Hardwicke-Etter Ginning Systems, and H. E. Cannon Floral Co.
7 Churches, undated
Church of Christ old landmark.
8 City Government, 1932, undated
Constable A. D. Austin with confiscated still in front of city hall; and group of firemen.
9 General Motors, 1952-1954, undated
James L. Conlon (general manager), Edwin C. Klolzburgle (manager), and John E. Gordon (vice president) at groundbreaking; aerial view of the plant; and the first car to come off the assembly line.
10 Industrial Buildings, undated
Southern Ornamental Iron Works building and new power plant.
11 Johnson Station Cemetery, undated
12 Locations Outside Texas, 1865, undated
Print from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper of second inauguration of Lincoln in Washington; frontier school in the lower Verde Valley, Arizona; Arlington Mill in England.
13 Mineral Well, 1908
Men standing by Mineral Well near the intersection of Main and Center.
14 Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
Unidentifed men working on equipment; Great Southwestern Railroad car.
15 Parades, 1948, undated
Fire department parade in front of Arlington High School; soldiers and marching band in front of J. M. Belcher & Son Furniture.
16 People, 1918-1945, undated
Small drummer boy, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Foster, and other unidentified individuals.
17 People - Groups, 1949-1950, undated
Men at the first dial system operation; Jim Wright, Tommy Vandergriff and other Arlington people, marked “Remember Koenigshofen; ”Arlington Rotary Club; Roy Keaton, Herb Petry, Elmer Atkins, and Sam Furr at Lion’s International district meeting; unidentified band and group of men.
18 Randol Mill, undated
Shaft and old wheel part of the Randol Mill.
19 Residences, 1927, undated
Residences on Oak and North and Elm Streets; Elliot home; on-campus home of UT Arlington president, Jack Woolf; Fielder House Museum; and log cabins.
20 Schools, approximately1950 -1963, undated
Early school house; high school football team; Sam Houston High School construction; Arlington High School cheerleaders; James W. Martin High School; kindergarten group in Meadowbrook Park, unidentified grade school children.
21 Street Scenes, 1937-1939, undated
Views of East Main Street and South Collins.
22 University of Texas at Arlington, approximately 1968
A group of cheerleaders, including Cindi Coulson (Miss UTA) and Sandra Griffin (Miss Dixie Bell).

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