Dallas Architecture Forum presents Architectural Photography: UNT’s Rogers-Bruchard Archive

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Photo courtesy of the John Rogers Collection

Morgan Davis Gieringer, Director of Specialty Collections at the University of North Texas Libraries, will speak to host Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum.

The John Rogers & Georgette de Bruchard Photography Collection is one of the most important archives for regional architectural and documentary photography in Dallas. The collection extends from 1920 to 1992, with the majority covering the period from 1945 to 1991. The images in the archive were taken by husband and wife John and Georgette and consist primarily of people, architecture (office buildings, interiors, exteriors, houses), advertisements and events.

Rogers developed close relationships with Dallas architects and firms including Jarvis-Putty-Jarvis, O’Neil Ford, Arch Swank, Beran & Shelmire, and Philip Johnson. The archive includes large construction projects such as the Republic Center, Statler Hilton and the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Facility, as well as smaller projects such as drug stores and public libraries. The UNT libraries’ special collections have spent almost two years carefully organizing and indexing the collection, which is being carefully and systematically digitized. After the full digitization process and subject identification, the images will be freely available for personal and educational use through the UNT Texas History Portal.

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