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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

People

Landscapes

Fairs and Parades

Coming Through Hard Times

Jasper, Texas

Imagining Jasper

Printed Material

Audiotape

Historical Photographs

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Patsy Cravens Photographic Archive



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cravens, Patsy, 1936-
Title: Patsy Cravens Photographic Archive
Dates: c. 1950-2001
Abstract: Photographs of Colorado County, Texas, and Jasper, Texas, taken by Patsy Cravens.
Identification: AR 98-330; 2000-266; 2001-066; 2001-073; 2001-096; 2001-117; 2001-213; 2002-094; 2003-033; 2004-018; 2008-299
Quantity: 718 photographic prints, 2 videotapes, 1 audiotape, 1 inch printed material, 2 historical photographs
Location: 2X48a; 3S248; 3T402f; 3Y183; 3Y184; 3Y501d; 3Y501e; 3Y590; 3Y591; 2.325/D20a; VIDCASS 6033; Newspaper Collection; Vertical Files
Language Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Patsy Cravens is a native Texan and a photographer. She grew up on her parents' farm in Colorado County and loves the landscape of South Central Texas. In the 1980s, she began speaking to residents of Colorado County, learning about them, and photographing them. Cravens' photographs were included in the documentary, Coming Through Hard Times : An Oral History Video, which she wrote, directed, and produced.

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Scope and Contents

Most of the 718 photographic prints in the Patsy Cravens Photographic Archive document the people and landscape of Colorado County, Texas, with particular focus on the towns of Columbus and Weimar; however, a small portion of the prints are of Jasper, Texas. Cravens took nearly all, and processed some, of these photographs; exceptions are a Polaroid, which was given to her, and photographs of the Cravens' Farm taken in the 1950s. A documentary video, Coming Through Hard Times : An Oral History Video, which Cravens wrote, directed, and produced, is included in the Center's holdings. Printed material, comprised of newspapers and clippings, pertains to the history and happenings in the towns of Osage and Weimar. Together, the photographs, videotape, and newspapers serve as a historical and artistic record of the lives, environment, and material culture of Colorado County residents.

The bulk of the collection, gathered in the series "People," depicts residents of Colorado County in their homes, businesses, farms, yards, and churches, both inside and out-of-doors. Many individuals were photographed repeatedly or over time and, often, family and possessions surround them. Cravens has indicated on the verso of many prints the subject's name, date of birth and/or death, geographical location, and, occasionally, photo-processing information.

Images of landscapes comprise another section of the collection, titled "Landscapes." In this section, the same geographic area is documented, but the focus is on architecture and nature rather than individuals. Included are photos of the Macedonia Baptist Church, St. Paul's Church, Pleasant Hill Church, the Cravens' farm, and cattle working. Cravens also took a number of photos of a dog named Chamois and other animals, which are filed with landscapes because they are outdoor scenes.

Local county fairs form an important aspect of rural life in Texas. Cravens photographed both performers and attendees at the Colorado County Fair and at the Weimar Gedenke Day Parade. These images are grouped together in the series "Fairs and Parades."

Cravens' documentary video, Coming Through Hard Times : An Oral History Video, provides biographical and anecdotal information regarding many of the subjects of her photos, as well as historical background regarding Texas. Residents of Colorado County who tell their stories in the video include: George Braziel, Romona Cheeks, Alonzo and Beulah Dorn, Richard and Lillie Freis, Jodie Freyer, Eva Mae Glover, Oscar and Lacey Henry, Mamie Johnson, Rt. Rev. Gresham Marmion, Cassie McGrew, Pearl Ray Bremby, Ivory Stewart, Stella Taylor, Lillie Williams, Marie Williams, Ethel Wilson, and Rosezeanna Woodson. The video incorporates historical photographs and clippings regarding the "orphan train", slavery in Texas, sharecroppers, cotton farming and picking, a lynching (1935), and education conditions in Texas. Photographs of the film crew, filming process, and images used in this video are grouped together in the series "Coming Through Hard Times."

In 2001, Cravens participated in an exhibition responding to the racially motivated murder of James Byrd, Jr. Photographs of Jasper, Texas, and the surrounding area comprised her contribution to the exhibition. These images included landscapes, churches, loggers and logging equipment, and cemeteries. Cravens' exhibition photographs, and the corresponding textual labels she wrote, are gathered in the series "Jasper, Texas." Also included is a short video, "Imagining Jasper."

Clippings and newspapers relating to significant events and interesting historical tidbits make up the "Printed Material" series. Photocopies of the clippings, which pertain to Weimar, Osage, and Colorado County, are kept with the rest of the collection, while the original clippings and newspapers are accessible in the Newspaper Collection and Vertical Files.

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Arrangement

The photographs are arranged in five series according to image subject matter: People; Landscapes; Fairs and Parades; Coming Through Hard Times; and Jasper, Texas. Within each thematic group, the photos are further arranged by print size and then alphabetical order. This alphabetical arrangement reflects the original order imposed by Cravens. In the Box List, a bracketed number indicating the quantity of images follows each subject name.
Printed material has been separated to the Newspaper Collection and Vertical Files. Photocopies of clippings are kept with the collection in the "Printed Material" series.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Photographer retains copyright. Photographs may be photocopied for research purposes only. Photographic reproductions must be obtained directly from the photographer. Contact repository for further information.

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Index Terms

Following are themes recurring within this collection, which may prove useful to researchers.
Names:
Cravens, Patsy, 1936- -- Archives.
Organizations:
Macedonia Baptist Church (Colorado County, Tex.)
Subjects:
Agriculture
Cemeteries--Texas
Church buildings
Dwellings--Texas
Fairs
Landscape--Texas
Material Culture
Places:
Colorado County (Tex.)
Columbus (Tex.)
Jasper (Tex.)
Osage (Tex.)
Weimar (Tex.)
Document Types:
Photographs
Printed material
Videotape
Titles:
Coming through hard times : an oral history video

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The creator gave the Patsy Cravens Photographic Archive to the Center for American History.

Preferred Citation

Patsy Cravens Photographic Archive, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Accessioned donations: AR 98-330; 2000-266; 2001-066; 2001-073; 2001-096; 2001-117; 2001-213; 2002-094; 2003-033; 2004-018; 2008-299

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Braitsch 2001-2002

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Box List

 

People

This series is comprised of documentary photographs of people in Colorado County, Texas. Images of unidentified persons are at the end of the otherwise alphabetical arrangement.
5 x 7 and smaller black and white prints
box folder
3Y184 A-Z, unidentified Almeida, Gabriel and Webb, John
[4]
A-Z, unidentified Atkinson, Lillie Lemmons
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Arcidiacono, Johnny
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Baines, Herbert
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Beken, Heine and Beken, Earline
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Carter, Jim and Carter, Josephine
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Carter, Jim and Dabney, Earl
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Dorn, Beulah
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Dorn, George and Dorn, Sadie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Dorn, Sadie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Feyrer, Jaynice and Feyrer, Jodie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Feyrer, Jodie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Freis, Lillie Kahlden
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Freis, Richard
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Freis, Richard and Freis, Lillie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Glover, B.C.
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Garcia, Isabel
[4]
A-Z, unidentified Hastey, Rosie
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lacey
[6]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lewis "Bug"
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Hicks, Ruby
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Isgrig, Benny
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Johnson, Mamie and Johnson, Clarence
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Neiser, Rosalee and Neiser, Frankie
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Pesak, Joseph and grandson, J. E.
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Rall, Laura Ann
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Simpson, Lavon
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Steward, Ivory "Pie"
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Taylor, H. C.
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Thumann, Bertha
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Trefny, Charles
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Trefny, Russell
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Vornsand, Joann
[6]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Lee Andrew
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Lillie
[4]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Walter
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Wilson, Ethel and Wilson, Hattie Lee
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Woodson, Rosezeanna and family
[1]
A-Z, unidentified unidentified
[3]
5 x 7 and smaller color prints
box folder
3Y501d Polaroid Johnson, Mamie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Bremby, Pearl Ray
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Brown, Ernest
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Feyrer, Jodie
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Freis, Richard and Freis, Lillie
[4]
A-Z, unidentified Gillespie, Andrew
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Glover, Eva Mae and her sister
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Hefner, Olga Mae
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lacey
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lacey and Williams, Marie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lacey; Williams, Marie; and Wilson, Irizola
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lewis "Bug"
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Johnson, Jack and Johnson, Selma
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Mitchell, Ida Mae
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Ramirez, Joe and Nicolasa
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Lillie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Marie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Marie and Williams, Lillie
[4]
A-Z, unidentified Wilson, Hattie Lee
[1]
A-Z, unidentified unidentified
[2]
8 x 10 black and white prints
box folder
3Y183 A-Ca Almeida, Dee
[1]
A-Ca Almeida, Gabriel
[1]
A-Ca Arcidiacono, Peter
[2]
A-Ca Atkinson, Lillie Lemmons
[5]
A-Ca Baines, Herbert and Baines, Tyrone
[2]
A-Ca Baines, Joyce and granddaughters
[2]
A-Ca Barnes, Wilbert and Barnes, Lillie Williams
[1]
A-Ca Beken, Heine and Beken, Earline
[2]
A-Ca Beyer, Willie
[5]
A-Ca Beyer, Willie and Simpson, Jimmy
[1]
A-Ca Beyer, Willie; Simpson, Lavon; and Simpson, Jimmie
[1]
A-Ca Braziel, George
[3]
A-Ca Bremby, Pearl Ray
[1]
A-Ca Bremby, Pearl Ray and Williams, Bessie Mae
[2]
A-Ca Brown, Ernest
[1]
A-Ca Brown, Ernest and Brown, Naomi
[3]
A-Ca Brown, Peter; Camfield, Mark; and Camfield, Bill
[1]
A-Ca Brown, Tasheena
[1]
A-Ca Camfield, Mark
[2]
A-Ca Carter, Jim
[1]
A-Ca Carter, Jim and Carter, Josephine
[1]
Co-F Coleman, Lonnie
[3]
Co-F Coleman, Roy Lee
[3]
Co-F Denley, Pan Dora
[4]
Co-F Denley, Willie Mae and Denley, Pan Dora
[2]
Co-F Dorn, Beulah
[3]
Co-F Dorn, Beulah and Dorn, Lonzo
[1]
Co-F Dorn, Beulah; Dorn, Lonzo; and two nephews
[2]
Co-F Dorn, George and Dorn, Sadie
[3]
Co-F Feyrer, Jodie
[2]
Co-F Feyrer, Jodie and Feyrer, Jaynice
[2]
Co-F "Fields, Jack" (a.k.a. Phil Thomas)
[2]
Co-F Fluker, Bill
[2]
Co-F Freis, Lillie Kahlden
[5]
Co-F Freis, Richard
[3]
Co-F Freis, Richard and Freis, Lillie
[6]
G-H Garcia, Isabel
[2]
G-H Gillespie, Andrew
[4]
G-H Gillespie, Martha
[1]
G-H Glover, B. C.
[3]
G-H Glover, Bobby Joe
[2]
G-H Glover, Eva Mae
[4]
G-H Glover, Leroy
[4]
G-H Grays, Henry
[1]
G-H Greak, Bud
[2]
G-H Green, Jesse
[2]
G-H Hastey, Rosie
[2]
G-H Hastey, Sonny
[1]
G-H Hausner, Mary
[1]
G-H Hefner, Olga Mae
[2]
G-H Henry, Lacey
[7]
G-H Henry, Lacey and Hicks, Ruby
[1]
G-H Henry, Lacey and Williams, Marie
[1]
G-H Henry, Lacey; Williams, Marie; and Wilson, Irizola
[1]
G-H Henry, Lacey; Williams, Marie; Johnson, Jack; and others
[1]
G-H Henry, Leora
[1]
G-H Henry, Leora and Henry, Lewis "Bug"
[2]
G-H Henry, Lewis "Bug"
[1]
G-H Hicks, Ruby
[1]
G-H Houston, Melvin
[1]
I-P Jackson, Leila
[2]
I-P Johnson, Clarence
[2]
I-P Johnson, Jack
[1]
I-P Johnson, Jack and Johnson, Selma
[1]
I-P Johnson, Mamie
[1]
I-P Johnson, Mamie; Houston, Melvin; and others
[1]
I-P Kasper, Barney; Kasper, Maurice; and Kasper, John
[1]
I-P Kearny, Jim and Kearny, Sarah
[1]
I-P Kearny, Paulina
[1]
I-P Kearny, Paulina and Kearny, Sarah
[1]
I-P Kearny, Paulina and son
[1]
I-P Kearny, Sarah
[1]
I-P Koller, Tracey Vlasta
[3]
I-P Kusey, Annie
[1]
I-P Lain, Dorothy
[2]
I-P Mann, Mary
[2]
I-P McMahan, Truman
[4]
I-P Mikeska, Jerry and Hausner, Mary
[4]
I-P Mitchell, Ida Mae
[1]
I-P Muldoon's son
[1]
I-P Neiser, Rosalee and Neiser, Frankie
[2]
I-P Neiser, Rosalie; Neiser, Frankie; Neiser, David; Gertner, Lisa; and Gertner, Len
[1]
I-P Pesak brothers: Kenneth, Douglas, and Robert
[1]
I-P Pesak, Joseph and grandson, J. E.
[2]
I-P Pesak, Joseph, his wife, and grandson, J.E.
[1]
Q-T Rall, Laura Ann
[1]
Q-T Ramirez children
[2]
Q-T Ramirez, Joe and his child
[1]
Q-T Ramirez, Joe and Ramirez, Nicolasa
[1]
Q-T Ramirez's daughter
[1]
Q-T Schmidtzinsky, Father Victor
[1]
Q-T Scott, Meddie Mae
[4]
Q-T Simpson, Lavon and Simpson-Nicholson, Mary Ann
[3]
Q-T Stancik, Emma
[1]
Q-T Steitz, Quentin
[2]
Q-T Steward, Ivory "Pie"
[3]
Q-T Steward, Ivory "Pie" and Steward, Cordelia
[2]
Q-T Stewart, Harvey; Stewart, Ruth; and their grandson
[1]
Q-T Tait, Alice; Hagendorf, Monica; and Krener, Millie
[2]
Q-T Taylor, H. C.
[2]
Q-T Taylor, Stella
[3]
Q-T Tolliver, Myrtle Glover
[2]
Q-T Townsend, Odie Dee
[5]
Q-T Trefny men: Michael, Charles, Charles, Sr., and Russell
[1]
Q-T Trefny, Charles
[5]
Q-T Trefny, Charles and Trefny, Kimberley
[1]
Q-T Trefny, Charles and Trefny, Russell
[1]
Q-T Trefny, Charles, Sr. and Trefny, Emma
[3]
Q-T Trefny, Charles, Sr. and Trefny, Russell
[1]
Q-T Trefny, Russell
[1]
box folder
3Y184 U-Will Vornsand, Joann
[1]
U-Will Walcher, Willie
[3]
U-Will Webb, John
[2]
U-Will Webb, John (plane)
[4]
U-Will Webb, John and Webb, Isabell (gravestone)
[1]
U-Will Webb, John and Almeida, Gabriel
[4]
U-Will Williams, Bessie Mae and Bremby, Pearl Ray
[1]
U-Will Williams, G. A.
[2]
U-Will Williams, Henry Lee
[13]
U-Will Williams, Henry Lee and Cravens, Patsy
[2]
U-Will Williams, Lillie
[3]
U-Will Williams, Marie
[1]
U-Will Williams, Oliver Junior
[3]
U-Will Williams, Rev. M. L.
[1]
U-Will Williams, Rev. M. L. and Mann, Mary
[1]
U-Will Williams, Tycie; Williams, Alex; and Almeida, Tenille
[2]
U-Will Williams, Walter
[1]
Wils-Z, unidentified Wilson, Early
[2]
Wils-Z, unidentified Wilson, Ethel Lee and Wilson, Hattie Lee
[4]
Wils-Z, unidentified Wilson, Hattie Lee
[1]
Wils-Z, unidentified Woodson, Rosezeanna and Cheeks, Romona
[2]
Wils-Z, unidentified Woodson, Rosezeanna; Woodson, George Jr.; and Cheeks, Romona
[3]
Wils-Z, unidentified Woodson, Rosezeanna and her family
[1]
Wils-Z, unidentified Woodson, Rosezeanna and McGrew, Cassie W.
[1]
Wils-Z, unidentified Ybarbo, Juan
[1]
Wils-Z, unidentified Ybarbo, Juan and his family
[1]
Wils-Z, unidentified Ybarbo, Juan and Ybarbo, Esther
[1]
Wils-Z, unidentified unidentified
[3]
8 x 10 color prints
box folder
3Y501d A-Z, unidentified Braziel, George
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Dorn, Beulah; Dorn, Lonzo; and family
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Dorn, Lonzo and daughter, Lonnie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Freis, Lillie Kahlden
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Freis, Richard and Freis, Lillie
[7]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lacey
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lacey and friends
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Ramirez, Joe and Ramirez, Nicolasa
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Vasquez, Gail Scott and her children
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Lillie and Williams, Marie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Lisa
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Lisa and Williams, Reggie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified unidentified
[1]
11 x 14 black and white prints
box folder
3Y184 A-Z, unidentified Almeida, Dee
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Atkinson, Lillie Lemmons
[5]
A-Z, unidentified Baines, Herbert and Baines, Tyrone
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Barnes, Lillie and Barnes, Wilbert
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Barnes, Wilbert
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Braden, Charlie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Braziel, George
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Bremby, Pearl Ray and Williams, Bessie Mae
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Camfield, Mark
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Coleman, Lonnie
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Coleman, Roy Lee
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Dorn, Beulah
[6]
A-Z, unidentified Dorn, Beulah and Dorn, Lonzo
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Feyrer, Jodie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Feyrer, Jodie and Feyrer, Jaynice
[2]
A-Z, unidentified "Fields, Jack" (a.k.a. Phil Thomas)
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Freis, Lillie Kahlden
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Freis, Richard
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Freis, Richard and Freis, Lillie
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Gillespie, Andrew
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Glover, B. C. and grandson
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Glover, Eva Mae
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Greak, Bud
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lacey; Williams, Marie; and Wilson, Irizola
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Leora and Green, Jesse
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Henry, Lewis "Bug" and Henry, Leora
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Houston, Melvin
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Koller, Tracey Vlasta
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Pesak, Joseph and grandson, J. E.
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Steward, Ivory "Pie" and Steward, Cordelia
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Tait, Alice; Hagendorf, Monica; and Krener, Millie
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Taylor, Stella
[5]
A-Z, unidentified Trefney, Charles and Trefney, Michael
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Trefny Men: Charles, Charles, Sr., Michael, and Russell
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Trefny, Charles
[5]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Henry Lee
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Lillie
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Oliver Junior
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Reggie and his wife
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Rev. M. L. and Mann, Mary
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Tycie and Williams, Alex
[1]
A-Z, unidentified Williams, Tycie; Williams, Alex; and Almeida, Tenille
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Wilson, Ethel and Wilson, Hattie Lee
[3]
A-Z, unidentified Woodson, Rosezeanna and McGrew, Cassie
[2]
A-Z, unidentified Woodson, Rosezeanna and Cheeks, Romona
[1]
A-Z, unidentified unidentified
[4]
11 x 14 black and white prints, matted
box folder
3Y501d A-Z Camfield, Mark
[1]
A-Z Fluker, Bob
[1]
A-Z Trefny, Charles
[1]
A-Z Trefny, Russell
[1]
A-Z Williams, Lillie
[1]
A-Z Williams, Lillie and Marie
[1]
A-Z Williams, Lisa
[1]
A-Z Williams, Tycie; Williams, Alex; and Almeida, Tenille
[1]
11 x14 color prints
box folder
3Y184 A-Z Braziel, George
[1]
A-Z Freis, Richard and Freis, Lillie
[1]
A-Z Unidentified
[1]
16 x 20 black and white prints, matted
box folder
3S248 A-Z Camfield, Mark
[1]
A-Z Ereck, Bud
[1]
A-Z Hay, Em
[1]
box folder
3S209 A-Z Atkinson, Lillie
[3]
A-Z Johnson, Mamie
[1]
A-Z Taylor, Stella
[1]

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Landscapes

Photographs of the landscape of Colorado County are primarily identified by the owner's name or by town. Others are not identified. Interiors are included in this series if the subject of the photo is not a person.
8 x 10 and smaller black and white prints
box folder
3Y501e Identified Adkins Cemetery, Weimar/Osage, TX
[1]
Identified Cravens' farm
[3]
Identified Denley's yard, Columbus, TX
[1]
Identified Freis's yard, Weimar, TX
[1]
Identified Hastey's yard, Weimar, TX
[1]
Identified Macedonia Baptist Church, Weimar, TX
[1]
Identified Pleasant Hill Church (abandoned), Osage, TX
[5]
Identified Riding horses at the farm, Weimar, TX
[4]
Identified St. Paul's Church, Weimar, TX
[1]
Identified Trefny barn, Weimar, TX
[5]
Identified Trefny cotton fields, Weimar, TX
[1]
Identified Weimar, TX
[3]
Unidentified Chamois (dog) outside
[12]
Unidentified Unidentified
[13]
Cattle working Auction House, Columbus, TX
[3]
Cattle working Wray Ranch, Columbus, TX
[21]
Cravens' Farm, c. 1950s Henry, Lacey and Henry, Oscar
[1]
Cravens' Farm, c. 1950s Steward, Lewis
[2]
Cravens' Farm, c. 1950s Steward, Lewis; Steward, Lela; and Steward, "Shadow"
[1]
8 x 10 and smaller color prints
box folder
3Y501e Identified Cravens' farm
[1]
Identified Isgrig house
[1]
Identified Wilson's house
[2]
Unidentified Unidentified
[18]
11 x 14 black and white prints
box folder
3Y501e Landscapes Chamois (dog)
[1]
Landscapes Old Main Cemetery
[1]
Landscapes Unidentified
[1]
11 x 14 black and white matted prints
box folder
3Y501e Landscapes Unidentified
[3]
11 x 14 color prints
box folder
3Y501e Landscapes Yard
[1]
12 x 14 black and white prints, matted
box folder
3S248 Landscapes Cravens' farm porch "Haiku"
[1]

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Fairs and Parades

Cravens documented attendees and performers at the Colorado and Fayette County Fairs and the Weimar Gedenke Day Parade; these images are grouped together as follows.
8 x 10 and smaller black and white prints
box folder
3Y501e Fairs and Parades Colorado County Fair
[15]
Fairs and Parades Fayette County Fair
[1]
Fairs and Parades Weimar Gedenke Day Parade
[5]
11 x 14 black and white prints, matted
box folder
3Y501e Fairs and Parades Colorado County Fair
[3]

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Coming Through Hard Times

Material related to Cravens' documentary video project is gathered in this series, including both photographs and the resulting documentary, "Coming through hard times : an oral history video."
Videotape
box
VIDCASS 6033 Coming through hard times : an oral history video 1995
[60 minutes]
5 x 7 and smaller color prints
box folder
3Y501e Filming Feryer, John; Arcidiacono, Joe; Williams, Marie; Henry, Lacey
[1]
8 x 10 black and white prints
box folder
3Y501e Filming Arcidiacono, Joe
[1]
Filming Arcidiacono, Joe; Williams, Marie; Henry, Lacey; Dorn, Beulah; and Lacey's niece
[3]
Filming Henry, Lacey and Williams, Marie
[1]
Filming Macedonia Church, Weimar, TX
[2]
Filming Taylor, Stella
[1]
Filming Williams, Lillie
[1]

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Jasper, Texas

The photographs and label texts in this series are the product of a special exhibition in which Cravens participated. This exhibition was in response to the racially motivated murder of James Byrd, Jr., in Jasper, Texas. Cravens took these photos in 2000 and exhibited them in 2001. Cravens matted and exhibited the color prints in groups; for this reason, the bracketed number represents the quantity of matted units rather than individual prints.
11 x 14 black and white prints, matted
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3Y590 Jasper Jasper, Texas
[21]
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3Y591 Jasper Jasper, Texas
[4]
16 x 20 black and white prints, matted
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2.325/D20a Jasper Jasper, Texas
[14]
Color prints, matted
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2.325/D20a Jasper Jasper, Texas
[3]
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3T402f Jasper, Texas
[2]
Label text, matted
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3Y591 Text Jasper exhibition label text
[6]

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Imagining Jasper

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3W105 Videotape: "Imagining Jasper" (2 copies)

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Printed Material

Copies of clippings, which pertain to Weimar, Osage, and Colorado County, are kept with the collection, while the originals are accessible in the Newspaper Collection and Vertical Files.
Photocopies of Printed Material
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3Y501e Printed Material Clippings 1964 - [1970] 2002
[10]
Printed Material Death Certificate
[1]
The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History does not have the original of this document.
Newspapers
The following items have been separated to the Newspaper Collection.
The San Antonio Light (front page) 25 March 1955
The Colorado County Citizen (front section) 26 March 1981
The Weimar Mercury 21 June 1990
The Colorado County Citizen (centennial edition) 4 April 1957
Oral history transcript--Cora Faye Williams, 2000

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Audiotape

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2X48a Audiotape interview with Cora Faye Williams, age 92, regarding her life and family, including former slaves, February 2000

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Historical Photographs

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3S248 Wesley Chapel A. M. E. [African Methodist Episcopal] Church, 8 x 18 panoramic black and white print, undated
[1]
Unidentified group, 11 x 14 black and white print, undated
[1]

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