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African American Mounted Photographs Collection

Identifier: WP-014

Scope and Contents

This collection contains thirteen mounted portraits of African Americans in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Of particular interest are the images taken at the Brazelton Studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Weiser Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Weem's Photography Studio in Jacksonville, Florida.


  • 1920 - 1939

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections ( with questions regarding specific manuscript collections.

For more information about copyright policy, please visit: Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

Please see item notes for Biographical and Historical information about the photographers.


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A collection of thirteen black-and-white mounted portraits depicting African Americans.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2011.

Materials Specific Details

The archivist grouped the images by photographer, as most of the images do not have identifying information on the individuals pictured.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Rayman, March 2021.
Guide to African American Mounted Photographs Collection
Jessica Rayman
June 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266