University of Texas Arlington

University of Texas at Arlington Photograph Collection:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas at Arlington.
Title: University of Texas at Arlington Photograph Collection
Dates: 1895-1979
Abstract: The University of Texas at Arlington traces its beginnings back to a private school, Arlington College, at the site in 1895. The institution had various owners and name changes before becoming part of The University of Texas System in 1967. The collection contains photographs, negatives, and slides in color and black and white. Included are aerial views and panoramic prints in addition to standard prints of campus events, buildings, students, faculty, and staff. Many prints are copies of photographs from the institution's yearbooks.
Identification: AR324
Extent: 10 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The University of Texas at Arlington traces its beginnings back to 1895 as Arlington College, a private school built on the campus site in 1895. The institution came under various owners and name changes - Arlington College, Carlisle Military Academy, Arlington Training School, Arlington Military Academy, Grubbs Vocational College, North Texas Agricultural College, and Arlington State College - before becoming part of The University of Texas System in 1967.


Scope and Contents

The photographs, negatives and slides in this collection depict faculty, staff, students, student activities, interior and exterior views of campus buildings, and aerial views. The pictorial material covers every stage of the institution's development - between 1895 and 1979 - from its earliest existence as Arlington College (1895-1902) through the early years of The University of Texas at Arlington, its current form since 1967.

Folder 324-6-27 in Series H contains contact prints and 35 mm film strips covering several periods of the school's history.


Organization

Photographs are in 213 folders across 10 boxes and are arranged chronologically in 8 series by institutional name, beginning with the oldest and ending with the most recent.
  • Series I. Arlington College, 1895-1902 (9 folders)
  • Series II. Carlisle Military Academy, 1902-1913 (14 folders)
  • Series III. Arlington Training School, 1913-1916 (9 folders)
  • Series IV. Arlington Military Academy, 1917 (1 folder)
  • Series V. Grubbs Vocational College, 1917-1923 (20 folders)
  • Series VI. North Texas Agricultural College, 1923-1949 (22 folders)
  • Series VII. Arlington State College, 1949-1967 (96 folders)
    • Sub-series A: Activities
    • Sub-series B: Athletics
    • Sub-series C: Buildings
    • Sub-series D: People
  • Series VIII. The University of Texas at Arlington, 1967-1979 (36 folders)

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
University of Texas at Arlington--Photograph collections.
Arlington College--Photograph collections.
Carlisle Military Academy--Photograph collections.
Arlington Training School--Photograph collections.
Arlington Military Academy--Photograph collections.
Grubbs Vocational College--Photograph collections.
North Texas Agricultural College--Photograph collections.
Arlington State College--Photograph collections.
Subject
Schools--Texas--Arlington--Photographs.
Universities and colleges--Texas--Arlington--Photographs.
Military education--Texas--Arlington--Photographs.
Historic buildings--Texas--Arlington--Photographs.
Places
Arlington (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
University Archives

Related Material

For additional photographs of the school, see the following collections:

  • AR 193: L. C. Meier Papers
  • AR 195: Howard and Arista Joyner Collection
  • AR 199: Clarence P. Denman Collection
  • AR 206: Glen O. Wilson Collection
  • AR 212: James M. and Amelia H. Terrill Collection
  • AR 216: Ex-Students Association of NTAC
  • AR 232: Rebel Theme Controversy Collection
  • AR 243: Ex-Students Association Collection


Administrative Information

Citation

University of Texas at Arlington Photograph Collection, AR324, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1974-1981.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Series I: Arlington College (1895-1902)

Box Folder
1 1 Buildings 1895
(1st building on campus, under construction) - 2 prints; 1 photocopy of newspaper photograph, 1 slide.
2 Collins, R. W. undated
2 prints.
3 Ditto, John W. undated
4 prints.
4 Hammond, Lee M. undated
6 prints, 1 color slide.
5 Rankin, Edward Emmett undated
1 print.
6 Spruance, Thomas undated
1 print.
7 Stock Certificate 1900
1 photographic copy.
8 Students Spring 1896, 1897, 1898
3 prints, 1 color slide.
9 Trimble, William M. undated
2 prints, 1 color slide.



Series II: Carlisle Military Academy (1902-1913)

Box Folder
1 10 Band undated
1 print.
11 Baseball 1904-1907, undated
12 prints, 1 photocopy, 2 negatives.
12 Cadets 1906, undated
(see also: Students) - 16 prints.
13 Cadets 1906
(Stockmen's Convention) - 3 prints (duplicates).
14 Campus 1900-1910, undated
(including buildings) - 19 prints, list, 3 negatives.
15 Drill Team 1904-1907, undated
19 prints, 1 negative.
16 Faculty 1904
12 prints.
17 Football 1904-1907
20 prints, 1 negative.
18 Miscellaneous 1906
1 print.
19 Sports, Miscellaneous undated
6 prints.
20 Students 1902-1904, 1910, undated
(see also: Cadets) - 7 prints, 1 newspaper article.
21 Swimming Pool undated
2 prints.
22 Track 1907, undated
6 prints, 1 post card.
23 Weeks, Fred, Harry and W. C. undated
3 prints.



Series III: Arlington Training School (1913-1916)

Box Folder
1 24 Band undated
1 print.
25 Campus 1913-1914
(including buildings) - 5 prints.
26 Drill Team 1914-1915
2 prints.
27 Faculty undated
6 prints, 2 slides.
Box Folder
2 1 Gymnasium and Swimming Pool 1913-1914
4 prints.
2 Miscellaneous undated
1 print.
3 Sports 1914-1915, undated
16 prints.
4 Student Organizations undated
5 prints.
5 Students 1914-1915, undated
10 prints, 1 slide.



Series IV: Arlington Military Academy (1916-1917)

Box Folder
2 6 Dodson, John Buford 1916
1 print.



Series V: Grubbs Vocational College (1917-1923)

Box Folder
OS180 1 Agriculture Courses undated
4 mounted prints, 4 reproductions.
2 Band undated
2 prints (1 mounted), 1 reproduction.
3 Baseball undated
2 prints (1 mounted).
4 Basketball 1921, undated
3 prints (2 mounted), 2 reproductions.
5 Buildings 1918-1921, undated
5 prints (2 mounted), 7 reproductions.
6 Cadets 1918-1919, undated
11 prints (7 mounted), 2 reproductions.
7 Commercial Courses undated
3 mounted prints, 2 reproductions.
8 Drill Teams undated
2 mounted prints, 2 reproductions.
9 Faculty undated
(see also: Students and Faculty) - 1 mounted print, 1 reproduction.
10 Football 1919, undated
3 prints (1 mounted).
Box Folder
OS181 1 Grubbs, V. W. undated
2 prints, 1 reproduction, 1 negative.
2 Homemaking Courses undated
2 mounted prints, 2 reproductions.
3 Miscellaneous undated
1 print.
4 Library undated
1 mounted print, 1 reproduction.
5 Physical Training undated
2 mounted prints, 1 reproduction.
6 Student Activities undated
6 prints (3 mounted), 2 reproductions.
7 Students and Faculty 1918, 1922, undated
6 prints (4 mounted), 3 reproductions, 4 panoramas.
8 Tennis 1919, undated
3 prints (2 mounted), 1 reproduction.
9 Track undated
1 mounted print.
10 Trades Courses 1918, undated
5 prints (4 mounted), 3 reproductions.



Series VI: North Texas Agrricultural College (1923-1949)

Box Folder
2 7 Band/Orchestra 1927, 1935, 1940, undated
5 prints.
8 Buildings 1935, undated
17 prints.
9 Cadets 1931, 1939-1940, undated
8 prints.
10 Campus, Aerial Views 1943, 1949, undated
9 prints.
Box Folder
OS181 11 Electric Shop undated
4 prints.
Box Folder
2 11 Faculty 1927, 1940, undated
2 prints, 2 reproductions.
12 Farm 1924
2 prints.
13 Football 1939, 1941, undated
6 prints.
14 Miscellaneous 1930's, 1940, undated
7prints, 8 reproductions, 1 negative.
15 Sports 1927, 1930's, undated
(Other) - 9 prints, 3 reproductions.
16 Students 1927, 1935-1940, undated
47 small portraits, 12 snapshots, 6 prints, 1 reproduction.
Box Folder
OS181 12 Students 1923
1 panorama.
Box Folder
2 17 Typing Class (1926), (1927)
2 prints, 1 reproduction
Box
2-3 Negatives
(653, black and white) of North Texas Agricultural College in the 1940's, donated by Gordon Smith:
Box Folder
2 18 Index to Negative Envelopes 7-11
19 Negative Envelope 7
(Glassine Packets 11-13, 15-20, 22-27, 33-35)
20 Negative Envelope 8
(Glassine Packets 8-12, 14-20, 22-29, 31, 35-36)
21 Negative Envelope 9
(Glassine Packets 2-14, 19, 21, 25, 34)
Box Folder
3 1 Negative Envelope 10
(Glassine Packets 1-5, 7, 10, 13, 18, 20-22)
2 Negative Envelope 10
(continued) (Glassine Packets 23-26, 29, 32, 36)
3 Negative Envelope 11
(Glassine Packets 1, 13)
4 Negatives - Cheerleaders
5 Negatives - Miscellaneous, unidentified



Series VII: Arlington State College (1949-1967)

Sub-series A: Activities
Box Folder
3 6 Band/Orchestra 1965, 1967, undated
16 prints, 6 negatives.
7 Beanie 1964-1965
2 prints.
Beauty Pageant (see Reveille Beauties)
8 Cheerleaders 1966, undated
24 prints, 1 negative.
9 Chorus 1963, 1966, 1968, undated
11 prints.
10 Clubs 1957, 1958, 1965, 1966, undated
16 prints.
11 Dances 1965, 1966, undated
10 prints.
12 Debate Team 1966, undated
3 prints.
13 Dormitories 1965, 1966, undated
6 prints.
14 Elections undated
6 prints.
15 Farm (1952-1953)
27 prints.
16 Fraternities 1966, undated
7 prints.
17 Graduation 1965, 1966, undated
5 prints.
18 Homecoming 1965, undated
7 prints, 17 color negatives.
19 Homecoming Queen (and Her Court) 1957, 1958, undated
11 prints, 4 color negatives.
Johnny Reb (see subseries 4: People)
20 Majorettes undated
(see also: Marching Band) - 1 print.
21 Marching Band 1966, undated
(see also: Homecoming) - 12 prints, 5 color negatives.
22 Military Ball 1966, 1967, undated
2 prints, 1 color negative.
23 Miscellaneous 1961, 1965, 1966, undated
14 prints, 2 color prints, 1 color slide, film strips.
Miss ASC (see Subseries 4: People)
Miss Dixie Bell (see Subseries 4: People)
Mr. and Miss Rebel Spirit (see Subseries 4: People)
24 "Old South Days: 1965
7 prints.
25 Organizations 1965, 1966, undated
4 prints, 2 color negatives.
26 Piano Practice and Programs 1964, undated
8 prints.
27 Playing Cards 1965, undated
6 prints.
28 Reading undated
6 prints.
29 Rebel Flying Club 1966
4 prints.
30 Registration 1964-1965, undated
11 prints, late 50's.
31 Religious Groups 1957
1 print.
32 Reveille Beauties 1960, 1964, 1966, undated
17 prints.
Box Folder
4 1 ROTC Cadets undated
48 prints.
2 ROTC Summer Camp 1963
20 prints.
3 Sororities 1965, undated
9 prints.
4 Studying undated
4 prints.
5 Telephoning undated
3 prints.
6 Theater 1963, 1965, undated
26 prints.
7 Tug-of-War undated
(see also "Western Day") - 3 prints.
8 Vaqueros 1963, undated
2 prints, 2 color negatives.
9 "Western Day" 1965
7 prints.
Sub-series B: Athletics
Box Folder
4 10 Basketball 1962, undated
20 prints.
11 Football (Miscellaneous) undated
8 prints.
12 Football Players 1962-1964
106 prints (5″×7″, 4″×5″).
13 Football Players (A-L) 1962, 1964
32 prints (8″×10″).
14 Football Players (M-W) 1962-1965
47 prints (8″×10″).
15 Football Players (Southland Conference) 1967-1968
15 prints.
16 Football Team 1962, undated
14 prints, 2 color negatives.
17 Sports (Miscellaneous) undated
14 prints.
18 Swimming 1964, undated
5 prints.
19 Tennis undated
3 prints.
Sub-series C: Buildings
Box Folder
4 20 Campus Scenes 1957, 1967, undated
9 prints, 1 black and white negative.
21 Campus Scenes (Aerials) 1965
14 prints, 25 color negatives.
Box Folder
OS148A 3 Campus Scene (Aerial) 1965
1 print.
Box Folder
4 22 College Hall undated
2 prints.
23 Davis Hall (renamed Brazos House in 1967) undated
5 prints.
24 Engineering Building undated
16 prints, 4 color negatives.
25 Engineering Technology Building 1951, undated
12 prints.
26 Gymnasium undated
4 prints.
27 Health Center 1966, undated
3 prints.
28 E. H. Hereford Student Center 1959, undated
(see also: Student Union Building) - 9 prints, 4 color negatives.
29 Library (exterior) 1963-1964, 1966, undated
7 prints.
30 Library (interior) 1964, undated
5 prints, 2 negatives.
Box Folder
5 1 Lipscomb Hall undated
9 prints.
2 Miscellaneous Buildings 1951, undated
9 prints, filmstrips.
3 Pachl Hall 1964, undated
4 prints.
4 Physical Education Building 1966, undated
4 prints.
5 Preston Hall undated
7 prints.
6 Ransom Hall early 1960's, undated
6 prints.
7 Science Building 1963, 1967, undated
9 prints, 1 color negative.
8 Signs (Arlington State College) 1964, 1966, undated
9 prints, 4 color negatives.
9 Stadium undated
2 prints.
10 Student Union Building undated
(see also: E. H. Hereford Student Center) - 4 prints, 1 post card, 2 color negatives.
11 Texas Hall 1965, undated
10 prints, 5 color negatives.
12 Theater undated
4 prints.
13 Trinity House 1963, undated
6 prints.
Sub-series D: People
Box Folder
5 14 Administrators 1965, undated
6 prints.
15 Chamber, Oscar K. (first African-American ROTC Graduate) 1965
1 print.
16 Connally, John (signing bill transferring ASC from Texas A & M System to UT System) 1965
2 prints, 10 negatives.
17 Daniel, Price (signing ASC Four-Year College Bill) 1959
9 prints, 6 negatives.
18 Enrollees (4,000th; 10,000th) 1964, undated
2 prints.
19 Faculty 1962, undated
35 prints, 2 negatives.
20 Johnny Reb 1961, 1964-1966, undated
9 prints, 2 color negatives.
21 Miss ASC 1961, 1965, 1966
5 prints.
22 Miss Dixie Belle 1959, 1962, 1964-1967, undated
12 prints.
23 Mr. and Mrs. Rebel Spirit 1966
2 prints.
24 Shorthorn Editors (1967, 1968), undated
4 prints.
25 Staff 1966, 1967, undated
5 prints.
26 Students (Aeronautical Engineering) undated
4 prints.
27 Students (Art) 1963, undated
10 prints.
28 Students (Bakery) undated
6 prints.
29 Students (Electrical Technology) 1964, undated
4 prints.
30 Students (identified) 1962, 1965, 1966, 1968, undated
35 prints.
31 Students (in classroom or lab) 1963, 1964, undated
20 prints.
Box Folder
6 1 Students (Miscellaneous) 1962, 1966, undated
20 prints.
2 Students (Science) undated
12 prints.
3 Terrill, Sharon Kay (first runner-up Miss Texas Contest) 1966, 1967
5 prints.
4 Vandergriff, Tom (Arlington mayor, witness to signing of ASC Four-Year College Bill) 1959
3 prints.
5 Webb, Walter Prescott undated
2 prints.
6 Woolf, Jack R. undated
3 prints.
Box Folder
OS181 13 Woolf, Jack R. undated
1 print.



Series VIII: The University of Texas at Arlington (1967-present)

Box Folder
6 7 Administrators 1969, undated
1 print, 4 negatives.
8 Alumni 1967, 1969-1970
3 prints, 1 negative.
9 Buildings, Miscellaneous undated
(see also names of individual buildings) - 6 prints, 20 slides.
10 Campus Scenes 1968, 1971, undated
10 prints, 7 slides.
11 Campus Scenes (Aerial) 1968, 1970, undated
11 prints, 6 negatives, 3 slides.
Box Folder
OS181 14 Campus Scenes (Aerial) 1968, 1969
2 oversized prints.
Box Folder
6 12 Cooper Center 1970, undated
6 prints, 1 slide.
13 Carlisle Hall 1968, 1970, undated
3 prints, 1 slide.
14 Cheerleaders 1967-1968, 1970, undated
29 prints.
15 Choral Groups 1967-1968, 1970, undated
8 prints.
16 Engineering Building 1970, undated
2 prints, 1 slide.
17 Faculty 1967-1970, 1972, 1973, undated
14 prints, 1 slide.
18 Fraternities 1967-1968, undated
5 prints.
19 Giovanni, Nikki undated
9 prints.
20 Hammond Hall/Trimble Hall 1967-1968, 1970, undated
6 prints, 2 slides.
21 Homecoming 1967-1969
2 prints, 11 negatives, 1 slide.
Johnny Reb (see Miss UTA/Johnny Reb)
22 Library 1967-1968, 1981, 1993, undated
26 prints, 8 negatives, 44 slides, filmstrips, contact prints.
23 Life-Science Building 1969-1970, undated
5 prints, 1 slide.
24 Logos 1970
14 slides.
25 Majorettes 1967-1970
6 prints.
26 Miscellaneous 1968-1971, undated
8 prints.
27 Miscellaneous Historical Photographs undated
7 pages of contact prints with corresponding negatives.
Box Folder
7 1 Miss Dixie Belle 1969, undated
3 prints.
2 Miss UTA/Johnny Reb 1967-1970
13 prints.
3 Mr. and Miss Rebel Spirit 1967
1 print.
4 Name Change (Gov. Connally signing bill) 1967
4 prints.
5 Orchestra/Band 1968-1969
4 prints, 4 slides.
6 Organizations 1967-1969
7 prints.
7 Signs 1970, undated
4 prints, 14 slides.
8 Sororities 1967-1970, undated
9 prints, 12 slides.
9 Sports undated
9 prints.
10 Staff (UTA) 1967, undated
5 prints.
11 Students Activities 1967-1970, 1976
4 prints, 2 slides.
12 Students (identified) 1967-1968, undated
14 prints, 1 color negative.
13 Students (Miscellaneous) 1965-1969
24 prints.
14 University Hall 1969-1971, undated
7 prints, 3 slides.