In June, 2019, the Austin History Center offered to accept my photographs of Austin, Texas into its archives and call it the Danny Schweers Photograph Collection. I lived in Austin from 1970 thru 2000, and have many thousands of negatives and hundreds of silver gelatin prints from those three decades. Some of them are worth preserving!
I have a great fondness for the Austin History Center, having spent many hours there in 1978 researching historical events to include in a photographic desk calendar I and others were publishing, the Austin Book of Days.
Which photos am I donating? I went thru 21 boxes of prints and selected 156 silver gelatin prints I want to see archived in Austin. Slowly, I am matching those prints to the original negatives, creating digital negatives from those film negatives, adding these images to my print database, and annotating that database with text about what I can remember about each image. As I do this, I am adding images to the gallery below.
Also, as I match prints to negatives, I find other negatives that I never printed and am scanning those as well. I will make new archival pigment prints of those images and donate those, too. That’s the plan! Pray for me. I am good at starting projects and lousy at finishing them.
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