John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard Collection, 1920-1997Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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Collection Overview

Title: John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard Collection, 1920-1997Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Predominant Dates: 1945-1991
ID: 01/ AR0870
Primary Creator: Rogers, John
Other Creators: de Bruchard, Georgette
Extent: 120.0 Boxes
Languages: English


This collection contains a photographic record of life in Dallas, Texas documented through the imagery of John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard during a peak time of architectural, commercial, cultural and political development during the 1940s-1970s.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection contains the photography of John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard. Black and white, as well as color photo prints of varying sizes are included along with color negatives, color positives, black and white negatives and black and white positives. Images consist primarily of people, architecture (office buildings, interiors, exteriors, houses) and advertising. Photographs of political events, businessmen, and family members are included. The materials range from 1920-1992, with most of it coming from the 1945-1991 timeline. The materials focus primarily on the Dallas and Fort Worth region, particularly on Dallas development and work with stores such as Neiman-Marcus. Rogers' work also includes photography for such publications as Architectural Digest, Better Homes and Garden and Southern Living. Work with companies such as AT&T, DP&L (Dallas Power and Light), Jarvis-Putty-Jarvis (buildings and architectural models), Southland Life, Southwest Airmotive, Southwestern Bell, Texas Utilities and many others form a large portion of this collection. John Rogers' photography from years spent at the Art Center School in Los Angeles and time spent in World War II is also included. Noteworthy architecture includes the Rio Grande Hotel, the Southland Life Building, One Main Place, the Kirby Building, Richardson Public Library, Fountain Place, KPMG Centre, Thanksgiving Square, Statler Hilton, Bank of America Plaza, One Dallas Centre and numerous others.

Georgette de Bruchard photographs include images from France (her home country), the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Zoo, Six Flags and people such as Pat Boone, Maria Callas, Bobby Darin, Alice Faye, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Paul Kletzki, Ann-Margret, Jack Nance, Richard Nixon and Charlie Pride.

Collection Historical Note

John Rogers was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was the son of John Rogers, Sr., a prominent public figure in Oklahoma. He attended Tulsa High School and entered the army in 1943. He documented and photographed scenes of World War II with his battalion, the 99th Infantry, during the Battle of the Bulge. He attended the Art Center in California in the late 1940s after his time in World War II. He was in Dallas in 1949 and would live there for the rest of his life as a commercial photographer. Some of his first work in Dallas was with Neiman-Marcus, where he produced fashion and product photography. He shot architectural scenes for brochures and other forms of advertising for firms in and out of the area. He was also a magazine photographer for home improvement and gardening publications throughout his career.

Georgette de Bruchard was born in France and moved to the United States to pursue a career as a photographer. She worked for Southern Methodist University as staff photographer and worked with many of the same clients as John Rogers. In 1962, she married John Rogers in Dallas. She photographed both celebrities and political events throughout the 1960s. She was a photographer of the people of Dallas as well as her own family and friends.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Accruals: 2016-059
Acquisition Source: Kate Singleton
Acquisition Method: Gift
Related Materials:

Byrd Williams Family Photography Collection

Clark Family Photography Collection

Jimmye Kimmey Photography Collection

Diane Williams Photography Collection

Mildred Schaeffer Zichner Collection

Preferred Citation: John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections


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