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San Marcos Daily Record negatives

The Alkek Library was awarded a FY2017 grant to begin digitizing the estimated 800,000 negatives from the  San Marcos Daily Record. The $25,000 “TexTreasures” grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, allowed Alkek Library to install two custom-built film negative capture stations to digitize negatives held in the University Archives. 

Because of the vast quantity of materials, minimal descriptions about the negatives, and the workload already managed by a small staff, we regret that we are unable to search for specific images in the collections. 

Images are made available via Flickr once they are digitized and processed.   See a sample of the digitized images below, along with links to the respective Flickr pages.  If you know something about any of the images posted on Flickr, please log in and add tags and/or comments so we can include this information with the image(s).

The publisher of the San Marcos Daily Record selected a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license for these images.  See the rights statement for more information.

  • AttributionYou must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

  • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

  • No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material

Photograph of seven people at a table

Image number SMDR_1930s-119_003

Photograph of a group of people sitting

Image number SMDR_1930s-119_005

Photograph of an oil derrick

Image number SMDR_1930s-21_001

Photograph of a man standing next to an oil well

Image number SMDR_1930s-21_002

Photograph of an airshow, with spectators on bleachers and six planes in the air

Image number SMDR_1940s50s-115_001

Photograph inside a crowded bar, with many men wearing hats

Image number SMDR_1940s50s-1-002

Photograph of three men, two of whom are wearing uniforms (perhaps game wardens)

Image number SMDR_1959-50_001

Photograph of three men standing in the water with a fishing net that caught fish

Image number SMDR_1960-3_002

Photograph of a man standing over metal buckets with live fish inside

Image number SMDR_1960-3_003

Photograph of a man, sitting at a desk in an office, holding a microphone

Image number SMDR_1959-55_002

You may use these images for research papers and other educational purposes. Citations for images used must include three elements:

  • the image number (which is the same as the file name) for each image used
  • the title of the record group: San Marcos Daily Record Negative Collection
  • and the repository: University Archives, Texas State University