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, especially those shot for Austin’s underground newspaper, The Rag, and it a later tabloid, the Austin Sun.
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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