University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Kuehne (John Matthias) Photograph Collection, 1894-1950



Descriptive Summary

Creator Kuehne (John Matthias)
Title: Kuehne (John Matthias) Photograph Collection
Dates: 1894-1950
Extent: 8 feet: 571 silver gelatin prints, 1 color print, 356 glass negatives, 184 film negatives, 289 lantern slides and other glass positives, 2 film positives, 280 autochromes and glass film color transparencies, 15 35mm color slides
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Creator Sketch:

John Matthias Kuehne (1872-1960) was a Physics professor at the University of Texas at Austin from 1909 to 1951. He was a pioneer in researching the relationship between magnetism and electricity, helped found the McDonald Observatory, and taught the first photography class at UT in 1908.


Scope and Contents:

Kuehne's photographic work includes many images of the UT campus, Austin, and Central Texas. Among his autochromes are perhaps the earliest color views of UT. Trips to Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks and the Orient are well-documented. The collection also contains Kuehne's 1949/1950 photography course guide.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions:

Prints are unrestricted, all transparent media are restricted. Please contact Photo Archivist for more information.


Index Terms

Persons:
Brackenridge, George Washington
Brown, Simpson Leroy
Dobie, James Frank
Faulk, John Henry
Kirby, Helen Marr
Kuehne, John Matthias
Kuehne Family
Lomax, John Avery Sr.
Ney, Elisabet
Simkins, William Stewart
Taylor, Thomas Ulvan
Places:
Austin, Texas
Brenham, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
Travis County, Texas
Flagstaff, Arizona
Colorado
Hawaii
Chicago, Illinois
New Mexico
Wyoming
Shanghai, China
Japan
Subjects:
All Saints Episcopal Chape (Austin)
Anderson's Mill (Travis County)
Barton Creek (Travis County)
Barton Springs (Travis County)
Bastrop State Park
Blinn Memorial College (Brenham)
Bluebonnets
Buggies and carriages
Bull Creek (Travis County)
Children and youth
Churches
Church socials
Circuses
Cityscapes
Columbia River
Cotton
Davis Mountains
Enchanted Rock (Gillespie County)
Painted Desert (Arizona)
Pike's Peak (Colorado)
UT Department of Physics
UT McDonald Observatory

Administrative Information

Donated by the Kuehne Family; color portrait donated by Preston F. Gott.

Preferred Citation:

Kuehne (John Matthias) Photograph Collection, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

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3Y525 Prints:
John M. Kuehne and Family, 1903-1945
UT Campus, 1894 - ca. 1945
Buildings, classrooms, labs and offices
Views of campus
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3Y526 Flowers and ponds
UT Activities, 1911-1913, ca. 1930
Varsity Circus parade
Student organizations
Interscholastic League meets
Miscellaneous
UT Regents, Faculty and Staff, 1911 - ca. 1928
Physics and math departments
University String Quartet
Others
UT Students, ca. 1903 and 1908
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3Y527 Austin and Travis County, 1901 - ca. 1936
Capitol
Other public buildings
Churches and church activities
Homes
Elisabet Ney studio
Street scenes, cityscapes and parades
Parks and creeks
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3Y528 Rural views
Vegetation and flowers
Texas scenes, ca. 1901-1935
Central Texas
West Texas
Unidentified
Non-Texas scenes, 1903
Ohio
People, 1902 - ca. 1940
J. Frank Dobie and John Henry Faulk
Others
Miscellaneous, undated
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3Y529 Lantern Slides:
UT and Austin scenes, ca. 1935
Arizona and other western scenes, ca. 1935
Unidentified people, ca. 1940 and undated
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3Y530 Yellowstone trip, 1921
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3Y531 Trip to Orient, ca. 1934
California
Hawaii
Japan
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3Y532 Japan
China
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3Y533 Autochromes and Color Transparencies:
UT and Austin scenes, 1910 - ca. 1935
Other Texas scenes, 1935
Miscellaneous
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3Y534 Washington, ca. 1927
Arizona, 1927
Colorado, ca. 1927
New Mexico, ca. 1927
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3Y535 Colorado, ca. 1927
University of Chicago, ca. 1925
Michigan, ca. 1925
Arkansas and Tennessee, ca. 1925
Niagra Falls, ca. 1925
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3Y536 Large Autochromes and Color Transparencies:
UT and Austin scenes, 1910 - ca. 1935
Other Texas scenes, 1934
Arizona and California, ca. 1935
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3Y537 California and Hawaii, 1934
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3Y538 Hawaii and Japan, 1934
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3Y539 Japan and China, 1934
UT and Austin, ca. 1914-1934
Unidentified people and scenes, undated
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3Y540-3Y541 Unidentified landscapes (possibly Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks), undated
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3Y545 Unidentified waterfall, ca. 1934
Color Slides:
UT Roundup parade, ca. 1941
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3Y542 Negatives:
Glass plates, 5 x 7, No. 1-229
Glass plates, 6 1/2 x 8 1/2, unnumbered
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3Y543 Glass plates, 5 x 7, No. 233-421
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3Y544 Glass plates, 5 x 7, No. 422-C80
Unnumbered plates:
Brenham, Austin, UT football, UT dance class
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3Y545 UT Baseball
Glass plates, 5 x 7, C.H.W. (Charles H. Winkler?) 5-57
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3Y546 Glass plates, 4 x 5
Film negatives
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3Y547 Glass and porcelain positives:
J. M. Kuehne, ca. 1910
UT and Austin, ca. 1935
University of Chicago? ca. 1925
Lady McBeth statue by Ney, undated
Unidentified landscapes and people, undated
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3S221 Oversize Prints:
"Pity, Fear, Supplication, Despair, Grief, and Resignation,"art prints, ca. 1940
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2.325/V63 Color Portrait Photograph of Kuehne by Preston F. Gott ca. 1944
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3A117 Manuscript Material:
Outline of Physics 313 (Photography) assignments, Winter, 1944/45
"Study of Physical Science" lecture text, ca. 1945
Course guide to physics 313 (Photography), Fall, 1949/50
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2.325/C134 "Optics Experiments" notebook