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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Prints

Negatives

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Francis Luther Whitney Photograph Collection, ca. 1909-1940



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Whitney, Francis Luther
Title: Francis Luther Whitney Photograph Collection
Dates: ca. 1909-1940
Abstract: Francis Luther Whitney was a geologist and University of Texas geology professor. Dr. Whitney’s photograph collection consists of prints and negatives with images including the University of Texas, geological formations in Austin and surrounding area, family members and friends
Accession No.: AR 64-87; 65-7; 65-104; 87-13; 89-36; 99-113
Extent: 1 foot, 8 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Francis Luther Whitney was a geologist and University of Texas geology professor. Born in 1878, he received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1928. He was a pioneer in the field of mathematical methods for solving problems involving geologic structures. An inventor who built his own darkroom and photographic equipment, Whitney organized and headed a machine shop at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas during World War I. Whitney was married to Grace Pellet and they had one daughter, Marian. He died in 1962.

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Scope and Contents

Dr. Whitney’s photograph collection consists of prints and negatives with images including the University of Texas, geological formations in Austin and surrounding area, family members and friends. Many of the images were made when Whitney was doing geological survey work.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access restricted to glass and film negatives. Contact repository for information.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Fielder, Jim
Hill, Robert Thomas
Simonds, Norma Wood
Whitney, Francis Luther
Whitney, Grace Pellet
Whitney, Marian
Subjects
Blanco River (Tex.)
Bull Creek (Travis County, Tex.)
Dams
Dead Man’s Hole (Hays County, Tex.)
Enchanted Rock (Gillespie County, Tex.)
Geology
Guadalupe River (Tex.)
Hamilton Pool (Travis County, Tex)
Houses
Hueco Mountains (Tex. and N. M.)
Onion Creek (Travis County, Tex.)
Parades & processions—Texas
Rivers
Shoal Creek (Travis County, Tex.)
University of Texas at Austin—Campus
University of Texas at Austin—Commencement
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Comal County (Tex.)
Glen Rose (Tex.)
Hays County (Tex.)
McLennan County (Tex.)
Ottine (Tex.)
Terlingua (Tex.)
Travis County (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francis Luther Whitney Photograph Collection, ca.1909-1940, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Prints

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3Y6 Austin and University of Texas:
Old Main
Tower from distance
Interior of Library ca. 1930
West Campus
Old Women’s Building
Academic procession
Lily pond, Seton
Parade
University Methodist Church
Capitol
East Campus view
Shoal Creek and Buda limestone
Collapse breccia in Edwards along Colorado River
Bluff on Barton Creek with fault in Edwards limestone
Oak Grove
Travis County:
Hamilton Pool
Onion Creek
Bull Creek
Balcones escarpment
Hays County:
Blanco River above Wimberley
Dead Man’s Hole
San Jacinto County:
Edwards limestone above Cold Spring
Guadalupe River
Comal County
McLennan County
Glen Rose Hill dinosaur tracks
Brewster County
Ottine, Texas
People:
Francis Luther Whitney
Grace Pellet Whitney
Marian Whitney
Mrs. F. W. Simonds
Grave of Mrs. F. W. Simonds
R. T. Hill [?]
Jim Fielder
Hill Country German family
Posed branding scene
Unidentified
Miscellaneous:
Camera for photographing Foraminiferra
Photos of Christmas cards (Hueco Mountains)
Unidentified buildings and physical features
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3Y501c UT campus scenes and buildings
Whitney family and pets, family crest
Landscapes, buildings, and geology, 1904-1927 and undated
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3S204 Francis Luther Whitney [engraving of photograph]

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Negatives

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3Y31 Austin, Texas:
UT Academy procession
University Methodist Church
UT campus
Capitol from UT campus
Shoal Creek
Oak Grove
Travis County:
Onion Creek
Hamilton Pool
Bull Creek
Balcones Escarpment
Hays County:
Blanco River above Wimberley
Dead Man’s Hole
Comal County:
Guadalupe River
East of Hancock
Geological formations
McLennan County
Glen Rose dinosaur tracks
Hueco Mountains
Enchanted Rock
Ottine, Texas
Terlingua [?]
Troy, New York, water wheel
People:
Francis Luther Whitney
Grace Pellet Whitney
Marian Whitney
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3Y32 Marian and Francis Luther Whitney
R. T. Hill [?]
Jim Fielder
Mrs. F. W. Simonds
World War I automotive training camp
Oil Derrick
Miscellaneous geological formations:
Mud cracks
Verticillate algae, Cedar Park Member
Unidentified

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