University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Barron Field Photographs, 1918-1919



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hartford, Harriet
Title: Barron Field Photographs
Dates: 1918-1919
Abstract: Barron Field, also known as Taliaferro Number 3, was a World War I training facility for Canadian pilots a half mile west of Everman in southeastern Tarrant County. Collection includes photographs of pilots, nurses, structures, and various kinds of equipment and planes.
Accession No.: 01556
Extent: 1/2 in.: 84 images
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Barron Field, also known as Taliaferro Number 3, was a World War I training facility for Canadian pilots a half mile west of Everman in southeastern Tarrant County. The field was closed about 1921 and reverted to farmland with the exception of one building with a historical marker that was maintained by a local garden club. The original owner of these photographs, Harriet Hartford, was a nurse at Barron Field from 1918 to 1919.


Scope and Contents

Collection includes photographs of pilots, nurses, structures, and various kinds of equipment and planes. Group photos of the pilots and nurses at the field as well as aerial views of it are also present. Nurses are portrayed in both uniforms and civilian clothing. Some notes on Barron Field and nearby Benbrook Field are also included.


Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Canada. Army
Subjects
Nurses and nursing—United States
Pilots
World War, 1914-1918
Places
Barron Field (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barron Field Photographs, 1918-1919, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3S49.4 Photographs