University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Graham R. Hodges Print Collection, ca. 1853-1919



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hodges, Graham R.
Title: Graham R. Hodges Print Collection
Dates: ca. 1853-1919
Abstract: Subjects for the prints in this collection come mainly from the pages of Leslie's and Harper's weeklies. They include the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the American West, the South, Latin America and Texas. Also included are portraits, mainly of politicians and military personnel.
Accession No.: 87-35; 87-54; 89-49; 90-99; 91-052
Extent: ca. 1000 prints
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Most of the prints in this collection come from the pages of Leslie’s and Harper’s Weekly magazines. During their heyday these two publications accounted for a large number of the illustrations that were seen by the average American. Both were particularly distinguished in the images that they published during the Civil War. Harper’s Weekly was published from 1857 to 1916. Leslie’s Weekly dated from 1852-1922. Graham R. Hodges was a pastor from New York who collected these prints over a number of years and then donated them to the Briscoe Center for American History.


Scope and Contents

Subjects for the lithographs and engravings in this collection include the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the American West, the South, Latin America and Texas. Also included are portraits, mainly of politicians and military personnel, and images of various entertainments and fashions representative of popular culture in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Hodges, Graham R.--Archives
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Subjects
Indians
Latin America
Spanish-American War, 1898
United States—History—Civil War 1861-1865
Places
Cuba
Galveston (Tex.)
Hawaii
New Orleans (La.)
Philippines
Washington (D. C.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Graham R. Hodges Print Collection, ca. 1853-1919, 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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3S239 Prints
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3S247 Prints
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3S248 Prints