Verkin Photo Company Collection, The Center for American History, 512.495.4516, The University of Texas at Austin

Verkin Photo Company Archive Finding Aid

This Web site is part of TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online). The Finding Aid inventories the complete collection of Verkin images housed at the Center for American History.


Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library

The Galveston Rosenberg Library has a small Verkin collection as well as a number of other online photo exhibits featuring events in Galveston’s history.


Briscoe Center for American History Photograph Archives

Web page for the photograph archives at the Briscoe Center for American History. The Briscoe Center houses over 2 million photographic images spanning the 1840s through the present. The photographs cover a broad range of topics including ranching, oil production, Mexican American life in Texas, recreation, railroads, agriculture, domestic life, architecture, entertainment, businness, politics, the Civil Rights movement, Watergate, and conflicts in the Middle East.


Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Between the years 1954–1957, the Peabody Museum acquired approximately 3,000 negatives as a gift from Paul Verkin senior. Included in this collection are images of freighters, French and German passenger liners, schooners, United States and foreign naval craft, and several other types of ships and vessels. These photos serve as an excellent record of Galveston’s sea port.

Briscoe Center for American History Home Page

The main Web page for the Briscoe Center at the University of Texas at Austin, home of the Verkin Photo Company Collection.

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As a leading history research center, we collect, preserve, and make available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history. Researchers, students, and the public mine our collections for a wide range of academic, professional, and personal uses. Our collections also inspire our own projects, including books, exhibits, programs, films, and educational materials. The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History is an organized research unit and public service component of The University of Texas at Austin.