Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts - History



First Advisor

Paul Sandul

Second Advisor

Scott Sosebee

Third Advisor

Andrew Lannen

Fourth Advisor

William Nieberding


The Stone Fort Museum is a steward for much of the historical and cultural character of East Texas. A new exhibition, such as the “Early Photography in East Texas” project is in part representative of these same social values. The exhibition serves to look at East Texas specifically as a microcosm of the social ramifications of the introduction of photography. The museum presents this project as a commentary and celebration of the culture of the region while being objective enough to discuss both the high points and the low points. The thesis project itself displays the best and most current museum practices in action.

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