The Benson Latin American Collection

Larry G. Humphreys Photographs, 1969-1983

Descriptive Summary

Creator Humphreys, Larry G.
Title Larry G. Humphreys Photographs
Dates: 1969-1983
Abstract A collection of images documenting village life in San Carlos (Manuel Benavídez), Chihuahua, Mexico, in 1983, and travels in Mexico and Peru during the 1970s.
Accession No. 2001-09, 2014-34
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent 319 color slides and c. 2000 b/w negatives and contact prints
Language English and Spanish
Repository Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Larry G. Humphreys is a 1968 graduate of the University of Texas with extensive graduate and post-graduate training in photography.

Scope and Contents Note

San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico images [accession no. 2001-09] include 319 color slides and c.1500 black-and-white negatives and contact prints document life in the village of San Carlos (also called Manuel Benavídez), Chihuahua, Mexico. During the winter of 1983, photographer Larry G. Humphreys, with the support of a grant from Mimi Webb Miller of Terlingua and Enrique and Ruby Madrid of Redford, Texas, documented daily life in this small community. Subjects include views of the town, townspeople, and surroundings; religious celebrations; cockfights; and ranch life and the rodeo, among others.

The Benson Collection web page also hosts an on-line exhibit of some of the Humphreys photographs.

Images of Humphreys' travels in Mexico and Peru [accession no. 2014-34] document the towns of Caleta de Campos, Michoacan; Mazatlan, Sinaloa; Tomatlan, Jalisco; Mexico City; and El Chepe railroad and nearby locations in Mexico; and the Parque Nacional Huascaran and the Santuario Histórico Machu Picchu in Peru. Arranged alphabetically and geographically, the approximately 400 black-and-white contact prints and negatives are accompanied by short narrative descriptions.

Processing of the photographs is not complete, but the collection is available to researchers in the Benson's rare books and manuscripts reading room.


Access Restrictions


Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.

Index Terms

The Larry G. Humphreys Photographs are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Chihuahua (Mexico : State)--Description and travel--Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Larry G. Humphreys Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory


San Carlos, Chihuahua, Mexico Images, 1983

1 Slides
1 Dedication Procession
2 Chapel Dedication
3 Street
4 Ranch Party
5 Ranch/Town
6 White Store
box folder
2 1 Nuevo Lajitas
2 Cock Fight
3 Stock Pens
4 Rodeo(1)
5 Rodeo(2)
3 Negatives and Contact Prints
The collection contains circa 1500 black-and-white-negatives and contact prints. No detailed description is currently available, though the subjects are similar to the color slides listed above. The negatives and contact prints may be viewed in the Benson Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room.


Travels in Mexico and Peru, 1969-1979

box folder
4 3 Caleta de Campos, Michoacan, Mexico, 1971-1972
3 El Chepe, Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico, Mexico, 1969-1971
3 Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico 1969 or 1971
3 Mexico, D.F., Mexico, 1969
3 Tomatlán, Jalisco, Mexico, 1965
3 Peru, 1979