University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the A. H. Belo Corporation Collection, circa 1880-1920

Descriptive Summary

Creator Belo, A. H. Corporation
Title Belo, A. H., Corporation Collection
Dates: circa 1880-1920
Accession No. 98-338; 2008-181
Extent (22 photographic prints; 22 photographic negatives, 1 in., paper, 2 compact discs)
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Creator Sketch

The A. H. Belo Corporation is named for pioneer Texas newspaper publisher Alfred Horatio Belo (1839-1901).

Scope and Contents

Photographs document 19th century Texas, including the first faculty of the University of Texas at Austin (1883); images of Austin, Texas; sculling on the Colorado River; and portraits of noted and notorious people who lived or spent time in Texas in that period. The majority of the negatives are glass and are housed separately from the corresponding contact prints.

A later accession to the collection includes printed materials related to the Dallas Historical Society, Dealey Plaza and George Bannerman Dealey and an oral history by George Bannerman Dealey.


Access Restrictions

Glass negatives are restricted and require an advance appointment to view. Contact repository for further information.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bass, Sam, 1851-1878--Photographs.
Billy, the Kid--Photographs.
Broun, W. Leroy (William Leroy)--Photographs.
Dabney, Robert Lewis, 1820-1898--Photographs.
Dealey, George Bannerman, 1859-1946.
Garrett, Pat F. (Pat Floyd), 1850-1908--Photographs.
Gould, Robert Simonton--Photographs.
Humphreys, Milton W. (Milton Wylie), 1844---Photographs.
Mallet, John William--Photographs.
Roberts, Oran Milo, 1815-1898--Photographs.
Waggener, Leslie--Photographs.
Frontier and pioneer life--Texas--Photographs.
Austin (Tex.)--Photographs.
Texas State Capitol (Austin, Tex.)--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

A. H. Belo Corporation Collection, circa 1880-1920, Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection


I. Photographs, circa 1880-1920:

3S63b Contact prints (22 photographs)
3T770c--RESTRICTED Glass negatives (22 photographs)--RESTRICTED


II. Printed materials, 1996-2003:

2.325/E491b 2 bound volumes: “The Dallas Historical Society: The Early Years,” by Michael V. Hazel, 2002
2 bound volumes: “Dealey Plaza: The Front Door of Dallas” by Arlinda Abbott (signed), 2003
2 copies of transcript of “George Bannerman Dealey” oral history from the Belo Corp. archives, December 18, 1996


III. Oral Histories, 1996:

2X89 Compact discs: “George Bannerman Dealey” oral history from the Belo Corp. archives, December 18, 1996