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Bill Woodside Lake Whitney Views Collection

Identifier: AR0764

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains photo negatives of the Lake Whitney Views newspaper in Whitney, Texas, spanning from the years 1950 through 1990. The Lake Whitney Views was a newspaper running from 1950 to 2014 and the creator of the first official bass fishing tournament. The images provide a history of the newspaper as well as snapshots of significant events in Hill County over the decades, including photos of bass fishing tournaments, rodeo and beauty competitions, thermocline readings, recreational locations, boat shows, local public figures, and business locations. Photo negatives of lodges such as the Oak Lodge, Pioneers Cove, Redwood, Ridgewood, Rocky Canyon, Rocky Creek, Sparks Sports, Sportman’s, Sunset, and Uncle Gus’ are included in the collection. Negatives related to organizations, including the Waco Bass Club, Taylor Ready Mix, Shields General Store, Shady Grove Café, and the Turner Agency are also within the collection. Photo negatives of the opening of the Lake Whitney Dam in 1951 also appear.


  • Creation: 1950-1990
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 10/00/2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Biographical or Historical Information

Note written by Catherine Keenan


4.00 boxes

Language of Materials



The Bill Woodside Lake Whitney Views Collection contains photo negatives from the Lake Whitney Views newspaper in Whitney, Texas. The collection spans through the years 1950 to 1990 and includes photo negatives of local figures, fishing tournaments, thermocline readings, recreational locations and events, and business locations.

Arrangement Note

The photographic negatives within the collection are arranged alphabetically by the primary title on each sleeve.

Physical Access Requirements

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours' notice prior to use.

Technical Access Requirements

Bill Woodside Lake Whitney Views Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Source of Acquisition

Melinda Routh

Accruals and Additions


Processing Information

This collection has been inventoried. Please contact Special Collections if you are interested in a specific topic or image.

Bill Woodside Lake Whitney Views Collection
Emily Aparicio and Catherine Keenan
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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US