James Standifer Photography Collection, 1904-1976
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Brief Description:

This collection contains the photography of James Standifer, the director of recreation at the Cactus Ordance Works in Cactus, Texas from 1947-1952. The collection consists primarily of medium format negatives housed in brown paper envelopes. Additional materials include medium format photo prints, 35mm negatives, 5x7 photo prints, and 8x10 photo prints.

Most of the collection stems from Standifer’s time as the recreation director for the Cactus Ordnance Works in Cactus, Texas. Through his hobby as an amateur photographer, Standifer documented the plant’s grounds, personnel, and sports teams as well as people, groups, and events in Cactus and nearby Dumas, Texas. Although Standifer worked at the Cactus plant from 1947 to 1952, the photographs of Cactus in this collection date from 1947 to 1949.

The collection also includes photographs and negatives of James Standifer and his family in Beaumont, Lillian Lela Hill Standifer's family in Hallettsville and Marble Falls, and Standifer's time at Lamar University and Texas A&M University.

Held at:
University of North Texas Special Collections
University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton, TX 76203
Record Series Number: 01/AR0930
Created by: James Standifer
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/2014. 2019-17

Materials are arranged into two series: Series 1: Negatives and Series 2: Photographs.

Each series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Subject Index
Black-and-white photography
Cactus Ordnance Works (Cactus, Tex.) -- History -- Pictorial works
Company towns -- Texas -- History -- Pictorial works
Emergency Export Corporation
Lamar University -- History -- Pictorial works
Photographs -- 20th century -- United States -- Specimens
Portrait photography
Sea Scouts (Boy Scouts of America)
Sports teams
Rights/Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of UNT Special Collections. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Notes: This collection is located offsite in the Research Collections Library. The UNT Special Collections department requires a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to receive materials from the Research Collections Library and ready the materials for use. Please contact UNT Special Collections for further information.
PreferredCitation: James Standifer Photography Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections