Description: The Fannie Ratchford photograph collection contains photographic material gathered and created by Ratchford for a project to describe and document architecturally noteworthy Texas houses built in the nineteenth century. The collection includes over 2,500 photographs, nine postcards, seven pencil sketches, and one woodcut, dating from about 1933 to 1947. Apparently lack of funds and time combined to prevent the completion of the projected book, but the images documenting her research are an invaluable resource of the Texas building arts. These materials have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Citation information: (Identify the item), Fannie Ratchford photograph collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged alphabetically by town or county, and alphabetically by the names of the home owners or builders within each town or county division. The last two boxes contain smaller prints of all previous photographs, arranged numerically by the photograph item number. A detailed inventory of the individual photographs is available at the Texas State Library and Archives. Please contact the Archives reference desk for more information.
Copyright information: Under the Copyright Law of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).