A Guide to the J. B. Colson Photograph Collection, 1997-2000
J. B. Colson studied under the direction of Clarence White for his BFA in photography. After serving as a Signal Corps photographer in Panama he studied documentary film at UCLA. In 1968 he became a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and inaugurated a program at the Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. levels in photojournalism. He is now Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism at The University of Texas, and a fellow at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
Collection consists of some of Colson’s lecture slides and assignments by Colson’s University of Texas photojournalism students on UT buildings, both interior and exterior and some of the activities that relate to these buildings, and miscellaneous subjects, most related to entertainment and recreation. Written commentary is included along with the images for these assignments.
The collection is open for research use. Access to transparent media is by appointment only. Please contact repository for appointment.
J. B. Colson Photograph Collection, 1997-2000, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Linda Peterson, December 2010.
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