Historic Photography Processes

Identity elements

Reference code

US TxSaT SC.002

Name and location of repository

Level of description



Historic Photography Processes


  • ca. 1840-present (Creation)


1 box (0.5 linear feet), plus materials listed from other collections

Name of creator


Administrative history

The staff of Trinity University Special Collections and Archives will, upon occasion, assemble an artificial collection of related materials to serve as a teaching collection.

Content and structure elements

Scope and content

Collection of samples of historic photography processes. In addition to the samples in this collection, notable examples are listed from other archival collections.

System of arrangement

As most photographs are undated, processes are listed in the finding aid alphabetically.

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Conditions governing access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

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Conditions governing reproduction

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

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Custodial history

Purchased by Coates Library in 2018 from various book and photography dealers.

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Future accruals are possible.

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Related archival materials

Some photographs listed in this finding aid are physically located in other collections, including the Tehuacana Photoprints Collection, the Claude & ZerNona Black Papers, and the Ziperman Postcard Collection.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: Preferred Citation: Historic Photography Processes Collection, circa 1840-present. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, San Antonio, Texas.

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Archivist's note

Finding aid created by Colleen Hoelscher, October 2, 2018.

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Physical storage

  • Box: SC.002 Box 1