Description: The Mabel H. Brooks photograph collection consists of 220 photographs of Austin, Texas and the surrounding area, made between 1866 and 1920 by various photographers. The images were collected by Mabel Houghton Brooks and arranged into five scrapbooks. Samuel B. Hill, Hamilton Biscoe Hillyer, and William James Oliphant are the principal creators of the images, while some of the photographers are unknown.
Citation information: (Identify the item), Mabel H. Brooks photograph collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: These photographs were originally mounted within five scrapbooks but were removed because of preservation concerns. The prints have been numbered serially and remain in the original order in which they were arranged within the scrapbooks. Copy negatives of selected images are housed separately from the original and copy prints. The image descriptions have been adapted from the notes on the back of the prints. When known, the name of the photographer follows the title of the image. Duplicate images appear in the collection and have been noted within brackets. The breakdown of the scrapbooks is as follows: Scrapbook 1 includes images 1932/005-1 thru 20; Scrapbook 2 includes images 1932/005-21 thru 97; Scrapbook 3 includes images 1932/005-98 thru 120; Scrapbook 4 includes images 1932/005-121 thru 185; Scrapbook 5 includes images 1932/005-186 thru 218; Images 1932/005-219 and 220 were later additions.
Copyright information: Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).