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Byrd Williams Papers


Byrd Williams IV is a fourth-generation photographer who has been behind the lens since childhood. In addition to his career as a professional photographer, Willliams also taught photography at Collin College in North Texas. He frequently uses a large format view camera, and in additional to civic and architectural subjects, enjoys capturing moments that illustrate unique relationships between people and their surroundings.


  • Byrd Williams, Ro2 Art. Accessed April 4, 2014
  • McGraw, Dan. “Byrd’s Eye View: More Than a Century of Cowtown History Has Been Captured By a Family of Photographers.” Fort Worth Weekly. August 12 – 18, 2009, 8 – 14.


The collection was donated to the library by Byrd Williams IV in 2011.

Scope and Contents Note

The Byrd Williams Papers consists of photographs, publications, and some gallery exhibit materials. The majority of the photographs were taken by Byrd Williams IV; also there are a few photographs that are attributed to Byrd Williams II and Byrd Williams III. The collection measures 2.58 linear feet (1 box). The records date from 1910-[2010].

  • Fort Worth’s Legendary Landmarks Photographs Collection
  • Many of the photographs in the Fort Worth’s Legendary Landmarks Photographs were published in: Roark, Carol. Fort Worth’s Legendary Landmarks. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1995.

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Last updated: May 5, 2015