2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2020 2:23 PM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking photographs of Amarillo, Wellington & Texas Panhandle

    Johnny Duke Wayfarer

      I am seeking Old Photos of Amarillo & Wellington,Texas and the Texas Panhandle.

        • Re: Seeking photographs of Amarillo, Wellington & Texas Panhandle
          LOC Manuscript Division Tracker

          Hello Mr. Duke:


          Thanks for your History Hub question.  The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division has a large collection of photographs, and many have been digitized and posted on a searchable database called the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog.  Many of them, such as this image of grain elevators in Amarillo, can be downloaded in high resolution formats.


          Best wishes,


          Reference Staff/BK

          Manuscript Division

          Library of Congress

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          • Re: Seeking photographs of Amarillo, Wellington & Texas Panhandle
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Mr. Duke,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog for photographs of Amarillo and located 11 series, 21 file units, and 38 items. We also searched for “Wellington” and located 164 results, although the majority of the results are for other persons or places with that name.  For more information about these records, please email the reference units listed in the Catalog descriptions.


            Please note that most records at the National Archives were created or acquired by federal agencies in the course of their ordinary business, and therefore, the National Archives holdings typically are limited in their representation of local history.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from various NARA units. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


            In addition, we suggest contacting the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as well as city and county libraries, historical societies, history museums, and newspapers. Plus, there may be colleges and universities in the area with local history collections.

            We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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