University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Newsweek Magazine Photographs, circa 1963-1980

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Newsweek Magazine
Title: Newsweek Magazine Photographs
Dates: Circa 1963-1980
Abstract: Ranging in date from circa 1963 to 1980, the Newsweek Magazine Photographs collection includes slides, photographic negatives, transparencies, a limited number of prints and A/V materials from more than 60 Newsweek photographers including Wally McNamee.
Accession No.: 2014-119
Extent: 3 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Newsweek, a weekly news magazine, began publication on February 17, 1933. The publication offers a broad coverage of national and international events using a global network of correspondents, reporters and editors and also covers developments in the fields of business, science and technology, society, and the arts. In a publication known for its photojournalism, images captured for Newsweek offer a rich representation of major events and movements in the eras in which they were created. In November 2010, Newsweek merged with the news and opinion website The Daily Beast, forming The Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Newsweek ceased print publication on December 31, 2012 as the culmination of a transition to an all-digital format, called Newsweek Global. In 2013, IBT Media acquired Newsweek, including the Newsweek brand and its online publication, but did not include The Daily Beast. IBT Media reinstated a print edition of Newsweek on March 7, 2014.

Scope and Contents

Ranging in date from circa 1963 to 1980, the Newsweek Magazine Photographs collection includes slides, photographic negatives, transparencies, a limited number of prints and A/V materials from more than 60 Newsweek photographers including Wally McNamee. Subjects include notable politicians, political events, and places that were predominant in the news during the 1960s and 1970s. Prominent persons represented include Angela Davis, Henry Kissinger, Lester Maddox, Mike Mansfield, Eugene McCarthy, Robert McNamara, George McGovern, George Meany, Golda Meir, Martha Mitchell, Bill Moyers, Edward R. Murrow, Edmund Muskie, Richard Nixon, Maxwell D. Taylor, and Malcolm X. Events covered include the Vietnam War, United States politics, the National Labor Leadership Assembly for Peace, and a variety of international news events. Other photographs depict nations and cities around the world: Afghanistan; Mongolia; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Thailand; Birmingham, Alabama; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; and Washington, DC.


Organization and Arrangement

Materials are arranged within four series:
  • I. Wally McNamee slides, 1969-1974
  • II. Slides, 1963-1974
  • III. Mixed photographic materials, 1966-1972
  • IV. A/V materials, 1966-1980
Series II and III are arranged alphabetically by photographer.


Access Restrictions

Use of moving image materials by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

Use Restrictions

This photographic collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.This photographic collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Copyright restrictions apply. Please contact Photographs Archivist for information.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944---Photographs.
Kissinger, Henry, 1923---Photographs.
Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003--Photographs.
Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001--Photographs.
McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005--Photographs.
McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009--Photographs.
McGovern, George S. (George Stanley), 1922-2012--Photographs.
Meany, George--Photographs.
Meir, Golda, 1898-1978--Photographs.
Mitchell, Martha, 1918-1976--Photographs.
Moyers, Bill D.--Photographs.
Murrow, Edward R.--Photographs.
Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-1996--Photographs.
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994--Photographs.
Taylor, Maxwell D. (Maxwell Davenport), 1901-1987--Photographs.
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965--Photographs.
Politicians--United States--Photographs.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Birmingham (Ala.)--Photographs.
Brussels (Belgium)--Photographs.
Moscow (Russia)--Photographs.
Saudi Arabia--Photographs.
Washington (DC)--Photographs.

Related Material

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History holdings:

A Guide to the Wally McNamee Photographic Archive, circa 1955-2000.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Newsweek Magazine Photographs, circa 1963-1980, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Cindy Taylor, 2015.

Archivist's note:

Series II comprises slides that are the work of numerous Newsweek photographers. Folders under Series II are listed in the following format: Subject (Photographer).



I. Wally McNamee Slides, circa 1969-1974

2014-119/3 Cohen and McCory, July 1974
House Judiciary Committee, 1974
C. Kennedy at HJC hearings, July 1974
Nixon– Moscow, Sarabia
Nixon’s trip to London, February 26, 1969
Martha Mitchell, November 23, 1970
Motorcade and street people
Summit trip, June 1972
2014-119/4 Don Dorman
Kissinger and Nixon in the Middle East
George Meany, August 26, 1971
Golda Meir, September 23, 1970
Moratorium, November 14, 1969
Muskie, 1968-1970
Nixon’s trip to Brussels
Senators Kennedy, Mansfield, Muskie
Washington, October 15, 1969


II. Slides, circa 1963-1974:

Identified photographers:
2014-119/1 SF teen (Gene Anthony)
Senator McCarthy (Bert Berinsky)
McGovern and Eagleton and unidentified (Dennis Brack)
Transit (Tom Caffrey)
Unidentified (Grant Compton)
Pasadena museum (Don Dorman)
Troops departing Vietnam (S. Flynn), July 9, 1969
Washington (L. Fried)
Pasadena Art Museum (Dee Gorton), March 5, 1968
Transit and unidentified (C. Harbutt)
Meany (Eric Hartmann), 1963
2014-119/2 Candle-lit dinner (Kappa)
Moscow (Korengold)
Unidentified (E. Kosner)
Unidentified (Lowenthal)
Unidentified (B. Marshall)
Healy (Mays)
McCarthy, Max (Paul Maze)
Unidentified (Tom McCarthy)
Test ban (McReady)
Maddox – Georgia (Vernon Merritt), November 9, 1966
Unidentified (Miller)
Japanese PM Tanaka and Toyota (Eiji Miyazawa), April 9, 1971
2014-119/5 Bill Moyers (Owes)
Thailand (James Pickerell)
New York hip teen (Rappaport)
Mongolia (Reinhardt)
Angela Davis (J. Robaton)
Senator Eugene McCarthy and Labor Peace Conference (Ted Rozumalski), November 13, 1967
Middle East (David Rubinger), June 4, 1969
Medical (Saunders)
Chicago (A. Shay), October 15, 1969
Toyota; Senator Muskie; Eleanor McGoren; Unidentified (Lester Sloan), April 2, 1971, August 1972, undated
Thailand (Francois Sully), 1967
2014-119/6 Lester Maddox – Georgia; McNamara press conference; McNamara; McNamara and the Joint Chiefs of Staff (George Tames), 1963, undated, March 1964
Khanh (Taylor)
Gene McCarthy (Paul Thomas), July 16, 1968
McNamara and TFX hearings; General Maxwell Taylor and E.R. Murrow, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; J. Wasser; teenagers on scooter; Meg Inla (Fred Ward), undated, November 8, 1965
2014-119/7 Unidentified (Lester Bernstein)
Unidentified (Grant Compton)
Weekly story conference in Editor Ed Kosner’s office; operating telex machine in 12th floor wire room; ad contracts computer terminals; ad Contracts computer terminals linked to data processing in Livingston; photo composition department; photo composition, copy desk; photo composition (Bernard Gotfryd)
Unidentified (McElroy, Robert)
Unidentified (Robert Philips)
Sunday to Sunday (Simpson)
Photographers identified by initials:
2014-119/8 Democratic Convention (Joe C.)
Transit strike (AG)
Unidentified (AJ)
Maran(?) (GL)
Unidentified (DMc)
Troops departing (MP), July 9, 1969
Unidentified (LR)
Unidentified (LS)
TV around the world and unidentified (MS)
2014-119/7 Makarios at state (LM, TR, and BR), July 1974
Unidentified photographers:
2014-119/6 Beer supper, dancing
Girl in chemistry lab is Pat Nelson
Library, Union cafeteria, girls in stacks, college
Malcolm X, college, Pussy Galore
Miller, September 1964
XNO Taft
2014-119/7 Newsweek wire room, books, and broadcasting


III. Mixed photographic materials, circa 1966-1972:

2014-119/9 Identified photographers:
Unidentified (Michael Alford)
Haddad and Hershorn (Engle)
McDonnell Aircraft (Grossman)
MOMA artwork (Paul Katz and Robert E. Mates)
Cannon cover (Vernon Merritt)
Monterey Pop Festival (Ryan)
Photographers identified by initials:
Prichard-Gillette (MW), May 1972
Unidentified religious statues (PM)
Unidentified photographers:
Adenauer funeral
Alabama election, May 1966
Birmingham, Alabama – civil rights
Blackout, color negs
Crowded airlanes
Divorcee for cover
Dorie Cavanagh for Bob Clampitt
Negative strips – color
Richard M. Nixon transparencies
Unidentified negatives
Vice Presidential Seal
Fred Ward
Cover story


IV. A/V materials, circa 1966-1980:

2014-119/10 16mm color film, Twin brothers nicknamed the Playboy Lords were sentenced to death
16mm Afghanistan film
16mm Poland, August 18, 1980
35mm McMullen Wash Society Hope Ball, May 26, 1966