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Louis Daniel Papers


Louis Daniel is a local artist in the Fort Worth area. During Mr. Daniel’s career as a designer, photographer, and illustrator, he worked as an instructor at Art Center, Art Director for Witherspoon & Associates, and held positions at Texas Refinery and Don Wallace Photography. In 1980, Mr. Daniel opened his own design firm, Louis Daniel & Co. Mr. Daniel was a founding director of the Dallas Society of Visual Communications (formerly the Dallas/Fort Worth Art Directors Club). After a 40 years contributing to the advertising community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Mr. Daniel was awarded the Advertising Club of Fort Worth’s Silver Medal award in 1996. Daniel is most known for his work on Texas county courthouses.


The Louis Daniel Papers was donated to the library on July 5, 2012 and November 20, 2012 by Louis Daniel.

Scope and Contents Note

The Louis Daniel Papers consists of photographs, negatives, programs, drawings, brochures and advertising materials of Louis Daniel, his company Louis Daniel Illustration and Design, and Don Wallace, Inc. The materials date from 1948-2007 and measure 5.25 linear feet (7 boxes. The collection contains two record groups: Louis Daniel and Don Wallace. The Louis Daniel Papers have been split into three series: Commercial, Non-Commercial, and Oversize.

  • Series I: Commercial (1959 - 2003) - Contains commercial art materials produced for various organizations and businesses. Advertisements, brochures, calendars, mailings, and programs may be found in this series.
  • Series II: Non-Commercial (1964 - 1982) - Contains art cards, a Historic Courthouses of Texas Calendar, invitations to exhibits, and prints by Louis Daniel.
  • Series III: Oversize (1950 - 2007) - Contains posters, advertisements, prints, and brochures.
  • Series IV: The Don Wallace Papers - Contains photographs, negatives, company materials, and advertising materials created by Don Wallace, Inc.

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