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Descriptive Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Glass plate negatives, circa 1900-1940

Photographic prints, circa 1900-1940

Nitrate negatives, circa 1920-1940

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Arthur Conrads Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1940



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Conrads, Arthur, photographer.
Title: Conrads, Arthur, photograph collection
Dates: circa 1900-1940
Abstract: The Arthur Conrads Photograph Collection consists of approximately 6,000 glass plate negatives, prints, and nitrate film negatives photographed by Karnes City studio photographer Arthur Conrads circa 1900 to 1940.
Accession No.: 84-37; 90-062; 90-385; 91-362; 93-036; 93-373; 96-022
Extent: approximately 6,000 photographs
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical/Historical Note

Arthur Conrads was a studio photographer in Karnes City, Texas, from approximately 1906 to 1945. Prior to his arrival in Karnes City, he may have also worked in Seguin, Texas. In addition to his work as a photographer, Conrads was also employed as a county surveyor, justice of the peace, Edison phonograph salesman and manager of the Dreamland Theater in Karnes City. Conrads died in New Braunfels, Texas, in 1953 at the age of 87.

Wolff, Henry, “Old Photos Rescued,” The Victoria Advocate, September 21, 1982.

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Scope and Contents

The Arthur Conrads Photograph Collection consists of approximately 6,000 glass plate negatives, prints, and nitrate film negatives photographed by Karnes City studio photographer Arthur Conrads circa 1900 to 1940. Subject matter pictured in the archive includes individual and family portraits; weddings; local architecture and businesses; advertising; oil wells; street scenes, and agriculture. Most individuals pictured in the archive are unidentified.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series by type of photograph.
  • I. Glass plate negatives
  • II. Photographic prints
  • III. Nitrate negatives

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Use of photographic glass plate negatives by appointment only; please contact photo archivist for more information.

Use Restrictions

A portion of these photographs is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

The donor retains copyright on all materials by the creator.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Conrads, Arthur--Archives.
Places
Karnes City (Tex.)--Photographs.
Karnes County (Tex.)--Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arthur Conrads Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1940, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy Bowman.

This collection contains unprocessed materials.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Glass plate negatives, circa 1900-1940

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3Z80a-f--RESTRICTED Studio portraits (5x7 plates), circa 1920-1930
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3Z81a-g--RESTRICTED Studio portraits (5x7 plates), circa 1920-1939
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3Z82a-f--RESTRICTED Studio portraits (5x7 plates), circa 1920-1929
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3Z83a-g--RESTRICTED Studio portraits (5x7 plates), circa 1920-1929
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3Z84a-f--RESTRICTED Studio portraits (5x7 plates), circa 1920-1929
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3Z85a-l--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z86a-v--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (4x5 plates)
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3Z87a-m--RESTRICTED Studio portraits (8x10 plates), circa 1920-1929
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3Z88a-c--RESTRICTED Studio portraits (5x7 plates)
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3Z89a--RESTRICTED Studio portraits (5x7 plates)
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3Z89b--RESTRICTED Group portraits, studio and outdoors; funeral; street scenes; oil well; agricultural scenes (8x10 glass negatives)
Group portrait; funeral; rural home; antler trophies on wall; street scenes (5x8 glass negatives)
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3Z89c--RESTRICTED Studio portraits; outdoor portraits; outdoor scenes (33 5x7 glass negatives)
Studio and outdoor portraits; outdoor scenes (76 4x5 glass negatives)
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3Z90--RESTRICTED Unprocessed glass plate negatives
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3Z91--RESTRICTED Unprocessed glass plate negatives
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3Z92--RESTRICTED Unprocessed glass plate negatives
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3Z93--RESTRICTED Landscapes, farm scenes, buildings, portraits
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3Z94a-g--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z95a-g--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z97a-g--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z98a-f--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z99a-c--RESTRICTED Studio portraits (27 5x7 broken glass negatives)
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3Z100a-e--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z101a-c--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z102a-f--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z103a-g--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z104a-f--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z105a-g--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z106a-h--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z107a-g--RESTRICTED Portraits (5x7 plates)
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3Z108a-g--RESTRICTED Portraits (5x7 plates)
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3Z109a-f--RESTRICTED Portraits (5x7 plates)
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3Z110a-b--RESTRICTED Portraits (8x10 plates)
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3Z110c-i--RESTRICTED Portraits (4x5 plates)
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3Z111a-g--RESTRICTED Portraits (5x7 plates)
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3Z112a-f--RESTRICTED Glass plate negatives (5x7 plates)
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3Z113--RESTRICTED Unprocessed 5x7 glass plates
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3Z114--RESTRICTED Unprocessed 5x7 glass plates
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3Z115--RESTRICTED Unprocessed 5x7 glass plates
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3Z116--RESTRICTED Unprocessed glass plates (5x7; larger than 5x7; 4x5)
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3Z117--RESTRICTED Unprocessed 4x5 glass plates
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3Z118a--RESTRICTED Conrads
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3Z118b--RESTRICTED Ladies, gents
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3Z118c--RESTRICTED Babies
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3Z118d--RESTRICTED Women, children
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3Z118e--RESTRICTED Karnes City schools
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3Z118f--RESTRICTED Schools
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3Z118g--RESTRICTED Churches
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3Z118h--RESTRICTED Family, group portraits
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3Z119a--RESTRICTED Exterior Buildings
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3Z119b--RESTRICTED Karnes City buildings
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3Z119c--RESTRICTED Schools, town railroads
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3Z119d--RESTRICTED Misc. towns
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3Z119e--RESTRICTED LG-SP, Bb-SP, W, Ch-SP
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3Z119f--RESTRICTED 8x10 and smaller glass negatives
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3Z119g--RESTRICTED 5x7 and smaller glass negatives
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3Z119h--RESTRICTED 8x10 and smaller glass negatives

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Photographic prints, circa 1900-1940

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3S205 Oversize prints
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3Y45 Photographic prints
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3Z96 Photographic prints
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3Z96.1--RESTRICTED Photographic prints; includes one glass plate negative
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3Z96.2 Photographic prints

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Nitrate negatives, circa 1920-1940

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AHC--RESTRICTED Nitrate film negatives

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