A Guide to the Howard C. Williams Photograph Collection, 1890-1986
These images are copy prints from the personal collection of Dr. Howard C. Williams of Orange, Texas.
Collection documents the town of Orange, Texas from 1890-1986, with the majority of the images in the 1900s to 1930s. Included are the Lutcher and Moore Lumber Company, various churches, boats and ships both civilian and military and the Orange Leader and Daily Tribune circulation department on foot and horseback in 1904. Among the parades and gatherings portrayed are church groups and people awaiting the arrival of the U. S. Torpedo Fleet in 1910; individuals include all the sheriffs of Orange County from 1920 to 1968. The Ku Klux Klan from nearby Vidor is also depicted (in 1971). Individual homes, churches, and businesses in Orange, Texas, are identified and dated.
The collection is open for research.
Howard C. Williams Photograph Collection, 1890-1986 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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