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Sunday, July 06, 2008

UTSA Photo Collection

images from ITC Photo Archives

A UTSA newsrelease kindly reminds us that

Photo archives in demand by businesses looking for historic Texas images

By Lynn Gosnell
Special Projects Writer
"(July 3, 2008)--When the set designers of the iconic Texas movie Lonesome Dove needed to depict the Lone Star State circa cattle-drive era, they turned to the Photo Archives of the Institute of Texan Cultures Library, located at the University of Texas at San Antonio."
A further extract reveals ""We serve a wide variety of patrons," said Yu Li, UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures librarian and the person in charge of the photo archive, which comprises more than 3.5 million images from the history of San Antonio, South Texas and the Border region.
Every week Li and her staff take calls and emails from around the world requesting information or permission to use the images. ITC Library staff field well more than 1,500 commercial requests for images every year, Li said."
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