black & white and color negatives, proofs, photographic prints,
mounted slides, correspondence, business records, and artifacts
document the life of African-Americans in Ft. Worth and Tarrant
County during the mid-20th century as well as the post-war portion
of Littlejohn's career in photography. Individual portraits comprise
nearly half (30 linear ft.) of the archive, and document Fort Worth's
history at a personal level. Littlejohn also produced photographs
of weddings, churches and church-sponsored occasions, parties, fashion
shows, formal balls, fundraisers, and other social gatherings. This
commercial photography makes up most of the remaining archive.
images' descriptions are based on labels Littlejohn and his wife,
Lucretia (or "Lou"), wrote on envelopes used to store
and organize the thousands of negatives.
A small number of prints are available for viewing. Access to negatives
and other transparent media is restricted; permission required from
Reference Archivist or the Head of Photographic and Digital Archives.
Publication restrictions apply. The photographer's estate retains
copyright to Littlejohn's images. Please contact the Head of Photographic
and Digital Archives at email@example.com for information.