University of Texas Arlington

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, Series 1: Photographs--Subjects:

A Guide

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Title: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, Series 1: Photographs--Subjects
Dates: approximately 1904-1979
Abstract: Prints, 8" x 10" or smaller. Black and white photographs, 8" x 10" and under, of events, organizations, places, and subjects primarily in and around Fort Worth and the Metroplex, but also includes state, national, and international events and places.
Identification: AR406, Series 1
Extent: 76 boxes (47.5 linear ft.)
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Historical Note

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram was formed by the union of the Fort Worth Star and Fort Worth Telegram. It began with the January 1, 1909 issue. The Fort Worth Star was started on February 1, 1906. The Star purchased the Fort Worth Telegram in 1909.

Scope and Contents

This is Series 1 of AR406, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection.

Prints, 8" x 10" or smaller. Black and white photographs of businesses, events, and places in the news. Included are local events and organizations as well as those at state, national, and international levels.

Photographs of Texas subjects covering events, organizations, and places in the Star-Telegram collection, are an invaluable source for the history and biography of the region. Area businesses, rodeos, stock shows, military facilities, manufacturers, sporting and social events, beauty pageants, churches, and much more. Series 1, Subjects, contains primarily photographs of buildings, castrophic events, professional groups, candid shots of people, large groups or groups not identified by name, and individuals or families in a specific setting, such as a cattleman depicted on his ranch or a large choral group. Older, more fragile photographs are also found in Series 4, Early Texas, and in Series 5, Oversize Photographs.


Arranged alphabetically by subject.



Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

Arrangements for reproduction of photographs dated after 1990 must be made directly with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Permission must be obtained from the copyright holder to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures wire service photographs or photographs by other photographers included in the collection. Wire services photographs will not be reproduced without their written permission. For permission to reprint or use Associated Press (AP) or United Press International (UPI) photographs contact them at the following addresses:

  • AP/Wide World Photos International Headquarters
  • 50 Rockefeller Plaza
  • New York, NY 10020
  • 212-621-1935
  • Fax: 212-621-1955
  • e-mail:

  • Associated Press Texas Bureau: (972) 991-2100
  • United Press International World Headquarters
  • 1510 H. Street
  • NW Washington, D.C. 20005
  • 202-898-8000
  • Fax: 202-898-8057
  • e-mail:

Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram--Archives.
Fort Worth (Tex.)--Photographs.
United States--Photographs.
Photograph collections--Texas--Arlington.
Alternate Titles
Photographs Collection

Administrative Information


Dr. Charles C. Colley, Director of Special Collections, and Fort Worth lawyer, Jenkins Garrett, were actively involved in bringing the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection to UT Arlington. The university administration under President Wendell Nedderman and the university libraries director, John A. Hudson, gave their full support. Meetings that culminated in the donation agreement began in 1983, after Colley learned the newspaper was seeking a permanent custodian for their archives. Capitol Cities corporate headquarters and the administrative and editorial/library management staff of the Star-Telegram approved the donation of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s archives to Special Collections in 1983. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram archives donated the collection in increments from late June to October 1984. Subsequent donations of negatives were received in 1989, 1996, and 1999, while Dr. Gerald D. Saxon was Associate Director for Special Collections and Branch Libraries and Sally Gross was Head of Special Collections.


Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection, AR406, Series 1, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.


Gift, 1984-ongoing.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Sally Gross, March 2000.

Container List

Series 1: Photographs--Subjects

Subjects Beginning with A
Subjects Beginning with B
Subjects Beginning with C
Subjects Beginning with D
Subjects Beginning with E
Subjects Beginning with F
Subjects Beginning with G
Subjects Beginning with H
Subjects Beginning with I or J
Subjects Beginning with K
Subjects Beginning with L
Subjects Beginning with M
Subjects Beginning with N
Subjects Beginning with O
Subjects Beginning with P or Q
Subjects Beginning with R
Subjects Beginning with S
Subjects Beginning with T
Subjects Beginning with U or V
Subjects Beginning with W
Subjects Beginning with X, Y or Z