Austin History Center

Mark Goodman Collection of Student Photography Projects

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Goodman, Mark, 1946-
Title: Mark Goodman Collection of Student Photography Projects
Inclusive Dates: 1984-1986
Abstract: Mark Goodman was a photography professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin from 1980 until 2013. The collection consists of 218 photographs (the bulk of which are black-and-white) produced by students taking Goodman's photography course during the fall semesters of 1984 and 1986. Photographs primarily document the University of Texas campus and the West Campus and Hyde Park neighborhoods in Austin.
Identification: AR.2010.011
Quantity: 1.6 linear feet (2 boxes, 218 photographs)
Location: Archives stacks
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

Mark Goodman is an art photographer based in Austin, Texas, active from the 1970s to the present (2015), who served as a professor of photography at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) from 1980 to 2013. Born May 19, 1946, in Boston, Massachusetts, Goodman received a degree in anthropology from Boston University in 1970, and studied photography with Minor White, editor of Aperture magazine. He was the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1973) and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1977). His twenty-year documentary photography project, A Kind of History: Millerton, New York 1971-1991, was published in 1999. Since the mid-1970s, Goodman's photographs have been featured in individual and group shows all over the United States, including several in Texas. His photographs are in collections at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1980, Mark Goodman began a thirty-three-year tenure as a photography professor in the Department of Art and Art History at UT-Austin, where he also served as the graduate advisor to students in the Studio Art program.

Several of Goodman's students whose works appear in this collection followed in his footsteps to become professional photographers and educators, including Amy Blakemore, Barbara Hagen, Robert Kim Rushing, and David Wharton. In 2003, Goodman curated an exhibition at the Creative Research Library in Austin entitled, "Twenty Years of Graduate Photography, MFA Alumni 1982 - 2002," which explored life after graduate school for twenty former students. Blakemore, Hagen, Rushing, and Wharton, among others, were featured in the exhibition.

After receiving her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from UT-Austin in 1985, Amy Blakemore moved to Houston where she served as artist-in-residence in the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 1986, she joined the faculty of the photography department at the Museum's Glassell School of Art, where she remains as of 2015.

As of 2015, Barbara Hagen serves on the faculty as a teacher of photography and student mentor at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska.

David Wharton went on to earn a Ph.D. in American Studies at UT-Austin eight years after receiving his MFA in 1986. As of 2015, he is Director of Documentary Projects at the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. His 2000 publication, Soul of a Small Texas Town, chronicles in words and images the growth and decline of McDade, Texas, located about 35 miles southeast of Austin.

Kim Rushing is a Professor of Art at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, as of 2015. After receiving his MFA in Photography from UT-Austin in 1989, he taught at the University of North Carolina (Asheville) and at McDowell Community College in Marion, North Carolina, before going to Delta State in 1992. The author of Parchman, Photographs by R. Kim Rushing, he has exhibited his work in Texas, Tennessee, and Mississippi and was named Mississippi Arts and Humanities Teacher of the Year in 2003-04.

No other information is known about student photographers Lj Ubbelohde, Kathleen Vaughan, or Koan Davis, whose works also appear in the collection.

Scope and Contents

More than 200 photographs, produced by graduate students taking Mark Goodman's photography course in the fall semesters of 1984 and 1986 at the University of Texas at Austin, document people, houses, businesses, and churches in the West Campus and Hyde Park neighborhoods of Austin.

The work of Amy Blakemore, Barbara Hagen, and David Wharton appears in the Fall Semester 1984 series of photographs. Blakemore's 30 color prints document residents and homes in the West Campus neighborhood, many on 22-1/2 Street. Nine photographs portray individual images of students, alumni, and staff of UT-Austin in front of Bevo's Bookstore. A handwritten list of people and places featured in Blakemore's photographs is included in the collection. Hagen's work consists of 12 SX-70 color prints of the UT-Austin campus, many featuring automobiles and construction sites; and 19 11x14 black-and-white photographs of the West Campus neighborhood and the university campus, including several of Anna Hiss Gym and the Biology greenhouse. Wharton's 47 8x10 black-and-white photographs document scenes on campus and the West Campus neighborhood, including political images from the 1984 presidential campaign, views of Memorial Stadium and the LBJ Library, and condominium construction.

The Fall Semester 1986 series includes the work of Koan Davis, Robert Kim Rushing, Lj Ubbelohde, and Kathleen Vaughan. The series also contains unidentified photographs, which bear no captions or dates but based on style and format appear to be the work of three different photographers. The unidentified photographs were received in the second donation from Goodman along with the photographs of Davis, Rushing, Ubbelohde, and Vaughan and depict similar subjects; therefore, it is assumed the unidentified prints are the work of other students from Goodman's class in the Fall 1996 semester. Images in this series document Austin's Hyde Park neighborhood, including churches, houses, residents, businesses, Shipe Park, and the Elisabet Ney Museum. Koan Davis's work includes a photograph of former Major League Baseball player Bibb Falk, for whom Disch-Falk Field (UT-Austin's baseball stadium) was named.

Image titles and descriptions were taken from the photographs or from notes that came with the photographs. Information added for clarification appears in square brackets, and image identification numbers appear in parentheses at the end of each description.


The collection is arranged by semester, and then by student in alphabetical order. Each student's photographs are in the order received.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Restriction 06: Permission to publish or publicly display duplications of these materials for non-commercial use only may be granted on the condition that the photographer/artist/maker and the Austin History Center are credited. Commercial use is expressly forbidden.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Blakemore, Amy, 1958- .
Davis, Koan.
Falk, Bibb August, 1899-1989.
Goodman, Mark, 1946- .
Hagen, Barbara.
Rushing, Kim.
Ubbelohde, Lj.
Vaughan, Kathleen A.
Wharton, David.
University of Texas at Austin.
Austin (Tex.).
Architecture, Domestic--pictorial works.
Church buildings--pictorial works.
Neighborhoods--pictorial works.
Document Types:
Black-and-white photographs.
Color photographs.

Related Material

Archives and Manuscript Collections

  • AR.1999.013 - J.B. Colson Collection of Advanced Photojournalism Student Projects.
  • AR.2000.016 - "Austin Seen" Photograph Collection, 1939-1984. Contains an untitled photograph by Barbara Hagen.

Austin Files

  • Biography: Mark Goodman
  • P3500 Photographers and Photography-General

General Collection

  • A 779.074 NE Austin (Tex.). Laguna Gloria Art Museum. New Works by Austin Photographers. 1983.

Other Institutions

  • Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, UT-Austin. Mark Goodman Photograph Collection, 1985.
  • Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, UT-Austin. A Guide to the Visions of Texans Photographs, 1971-1988. Contains photographs by David Wharton.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection was a donation from Mr. Mark Goodman to the Austin History Center.

Preferred Citation

Mark Goodman Collection of Student Photography Projects (AR.2010.011). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1985/097

Donation Date: 1985-08-15, 1987-03-04

Processing Information

Final processing and finding aid by Frances Rickard/2015.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Fall Semester, 1984

Amy Blakemore
Box Folder
1 1 Neil L. Chavigny, 1109-B W. 22-1/2 (001)
1 Worthy LaFollette, southeast corner of 22nd and San Gabriel (002)
1 Craig Johnston, 1114 W. 22-1/2 (003)
1 Mark, southeast corner of 22nd and Longview (004)
1 Charles Nemir, 1113 W. 22-1/2 (005)
1 Troy Stokes, 1202 W. 22-1/2 (006)
1 Wayne Kamin, off alley between Robbins and David streets (007)
1 Ellen Taylor, on 22nd St. (008)
1 Rick, University Co-Op, 1919 Robbins (009)
1 Judy Albright, 1105 W. 22-1/2 (010)
1 Nick, 2310 Longview (011)
1 Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Stryk, 1908 Cliff St. (012)
1 John Redhorse, 1102 W. 22 (013)
1 1901 David St. (014)
1 2835 San Gabriel (015)
1 1113 W. 22-1/2 (016)
1 2832 Shoal Crest (017)
1 1109 W. 22nd (018)
1 1107 W. 22-1/2 (019)
1 2832 San Gabriel (020)
1 Vacant lot in 2800 block of San Gabriel (021)
1 Manager of Bevo's Bookstore, UT graduate (022)
1 Andy Coulson, junior computer science major (023)
1 Lelon Winsborough, retired faculty/staff/student of UT (024)
1 Claire Reinett, graduate student in social anthropology (025)
1 Luke Savisky, junior art major (026)
1 James Mertz, freshman computer science major (027)
1 Barbara Hagen, graduate student in Art (028)
1 Graham Kunze, sophomore liberal arts major (029)
1 Eisig Silberschlag (L.) associated with UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Raja Rao (R.) associated with UT Philosophy Department (030)
1 Inventory list (031)
Barbara Hagen
Box Folder
1 2 21st St., looking east toward Memorial Stadium (032)
2 Burnt orange Karman Ghia, 24th and San Jacinto (033)
2 Off Speedway and San Jacinto (034)
2 Anna Hiss Gym, looking toward 26th on Wichita St. (035)
2 29th and "the drag" (036)
2 26th and Whitis (037)
2 San Jacinto, looking north to 30th (038)
2 25th and Wichita St. (039)
2 24th St., between Service Building and Waller Creek (040)
2 Looking north toward fountain and East Mail (041)
2 Looking northwest from Art Building, 23rd and Jacinto, toward Main Building (042)
2 Wichita St. facing W. 27th St. (043)
Location Location
Outer Vault qAR box Biology Greenhouse (044)
qAR box Biology Greenhouse looking north towards 24th St. (045)
qAR box From Robert E. Moore Building facing 24th St. (046)
qAR box Speedway between 25th and 26th beyond Anna Hiss Gym (047)
qAR box Anna Hiss Gym (048)
qAR box Anna Hiss Gym, looking northeast (049)
qAR box W. 25th and Nueces (050)
qAR box Office of Personnel Services, Wichita St. (051)
qAR box San Jacinto looking south (052)
qAR box 25th and San Antonio (053)
qAR box 27th and Speedway (054)
qAR box Bevo's book store (055)
qAR box 24th and San Antonio (056)
qAR box 25th and Nueces (057)
qAR box Off 26th and San Jacinto (058)
qAR box Backyard of Office of Personnel Services Building (059)
qAR box San Antonio St. facing 25th St. (060)
qAR box 29th and Medical Arts (061)
qAR box Grooms St., between 31st and 32nd (062)
David Wharton
Box Folder
1 3 Morning, 23rd and San Jacinto (063)
3 Lunch time, Benedict Hall (064)
3 In front of Mezes Hall, looking east (065)
3 23rd and San Jacinto, looking northeast toward Fine Art complex (066)
3 Music Building and Calhoun Hall, looking west (067)
3 East side of Student Union (068)
3 Littlefield Fountain, looking southwest (069)
3 Perry Castañeda Library, southeast corner (070)
3 Speedway and 21st, looking south (071)
3 West Mall, Guadalupe St. in background (072)
3 23rd and East Campus Dr., looking east (073)
3 West Mall (074-075)
3 Behind Perry Castañeda Library (076)
3 West Mall at Guadalupe, looking east (077)
3 Wall on south boundary of campus (078)
3 Alley, 1/2 block west of Guadalupe St. (behind University Co-Op) (079)
3 2600 block of Whitis Ave., looking west (080)
3 Alley east off University Ave., south of Littlefield Fountain (081)
3 Political rally, West Mall (082)
3 "Nobody for President" rally, East Mall fountain (083)
3 Political rally, West Mall (084-088)
4 2200 block of San Gabriel, looking east (089)
4 Wall, Rio Nueces Condominiums, 2600 block of Rio Grande (090)
4 Road between the Weaver Power Plant and power plant annex (091)
4 Cockrell Hall, Engineering Science Building canopy (092)
4 View southwest from LBJ Library (093)
4 LBJ Library, looking northeast (094)
4 East Mall fountain and Memorial Stadium, looking southeast (095)
4 East Mall, looking north (096)
4 Shuttle bus by Drama Building (097)
4 Construction near Jones Communication Center, looking southwest (098)
4 Pharmacy Building, Prather Hall Dorm, Experimental Science Building, Gearing Hall, looking southeast (099)
4 W. 21st and Pearl, looking northeast (100)
4 706 W. 22nd, looking north (101)
4 Kwik Mart on W. 24th St. (102)
4 2700 block of San Pedro (103)
4 W. 21st and Nueces, looking west down W. 21st (104)
4 Unidentified (105)
4 W. 22nd and Pearl, looking west down 22nd (106)
4 Salado and W. 28th, looking southeast (107)
4 Parking lot of The Croix, 700 block of W. 25th, looking south (108)
4 San Gabriel and W. 22nd, looking west (109)

Fall Semester, 1986

Koan Davis
Box Folder
1 5 Avenue F (110)
5 37th Street (111)
5 409 37th Street (112)
5 42nd and Avenue D (113)
5 4008 Avenue G (114)
5 4413 Avenue D (115)
5 Avenue G (116)
5 Day school kids from Hyde Park Baptist Church (117)
5 Kevin Lacaster, Age 14, 4012 Avenue G (118)
5 Mr. Bibb Falk, 4213 Avenue D (119)
5 4413 Avenue D backyard (120)
5 Duval Street (121)
5 4208 Avenue F backyard (122)
5 45th Street house, garage sale (123)
5 4208 Avenue F (124)
5 37th Street (125)
5 Duval Street (126)
5 Hyde Park Café [Hyde Park Bar and Grill] (127)
5 Avenue D (128)
5 Around 37th Street (129)
5 Hyde Park Baptist Church sign, 40th and Speedway (130)
5 Stephanie Modlin on Duval (131)
5 Ken West, 4107 Avenue F (132)
5 Hyde Park post office (133)
5 Lady on Duval (134)
Robert Kim Rushing
Location Location
Outer Vault qAR box Couple with dog, 4313 Avenue F (135)
qAR box Cabin, Shipe Park (136)
qAR box Left Behind, 4302 Avenue G (137)
qAR box Mrs. Hemphill, 4100 Avenue G (138)
qAR box Playground, Shipe Park (139)
qAR box Lady in waiting, 4012 Avenue C (140)
qAR box Workmen, 4416 Avenue C (141)
qAR box Customer parker, 4009 Avenue D (142)
qAR box Vacancy, 4213 Avenue G (143)
qAR box Waca waca, 4213 Avenue G (144)
qAR box Cat house, 4105 Avenue G (145)
qAR box Bush men, 4018 Avenue D (146)
qAR box Blue Bonnet Court, 4420 Guadalupe (147)
qAR box Playground, Shipe Park (148)
Lj Ubbelohde
Box Folder
1 6 Church of Christ Northside, 310 W. 43rd (149)
6 Hyde Park Baptist Church, 3901 Speedway (150
6 Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, 3913 Avenue B (151)
6 Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway (152)
6 Extend-A-Care administrative offices, 4006 Speedway (153)
6 Basketball court [Baker Elementary School] (154)
6 Elisabet Ney Museum, 305 E. 44th (155-157)
6 Shipe Park (158)
Kathleen A. Vaughan
Box Folder
1 7 35th St. (off Guadalupe) (159)
7 Alleway parallel to 35th St. (near Guadalupe) (160)
7 35th St. (2 blocks off Guadalupe) (161)
7 38th St. at Grooms St. (162)
7 Avenue G (around 40th St.) (163)
7 35th St. and Guadalupe (164)
7 41st St. at Avenue G (165)
Unidentified student
Box Folder
2 1 Unidentified (166-169)
1 House, Avenue H and 42nd St. (170)
1 Unidentified (171)
1 Worker, Avenue D and West 42nd Street (172)
1 Boys playing basketball, West 40th and Avenue B (173)
1 Jogger, Duval and East 35th (174)
1 Unidentified (175)
1 UT student, Cedar Street and West 35th (176)
1 Young boy, West 35th St. (177)
1 Mrs. Adams on her 1950 Classic Huffy bicycle, Avenue D (178)
1 Young boy, West 35th St. (179)
1 House, West 41st St. and Avenue C (180)
Unidentified student
Box Folder
2 2 Unidentified structures, primarily residential, in Hyde Park (181-198)
Unidentified student
Box Folder
2 3 Unidentified structures and landscapes in Hyde Park, including Hyde Park Baptist Church, Hyde Park Methodist Church, Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, and the Shipe House (199-219)