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Dwain Alford Photographs

Identifier: MC 2511

Content Description

Six signed photographic prints by Dwain Alford documenting civil rights history, including the 30th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the 20th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March, and the 1976 pardon of Clarence Norris, who had been unjustly convicted and sentenced to death as part of the "Scottsboro Boys" case. In addition to Norris, those pictured include Rosa Parks, Johnnie Carr, Jesse Jackson, Joseph Lowery, and Alvin Holmes. Also included is a biographical sketch of Dwain Alford, and an account by Alford of his photograph of Parks.


  • 1976-2015


Conditions Governing Access

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

Use Restrictions Apply: Materials are available for research use only. Copyright of photographs remains with Dwain Alford, and permission to use photographs in publications or other use must be obtained from Alford. Any display or reproduction of the photographs must be accompanied by a copyright notice in the format: © 20__ W. Dwain Alford.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

W. Dwain Alford is a professional photographer based in West Fork, Arkansas.

Excerpt from biographical sketch in the collection: "Born Klaus Dieter Dill, Dwain was adopted by an American military couple stationed in Germany in 1953. After a tour in the army, he studied photography at Enterprise State Junior College (1974-1976). He went to Montgomery, Alabama and began working as a photographer for a local CBS affiliate television station. Dwain then worked for a portrait and wedding photographer; returning, in 1980, to work in broadcasting as a cinematographer and editor for the Alabama Public Television Network. In 1982, he opened his studio on Mt. Meigs Road in Montgomery doing assignments for United Press International, The Christian Science Monitor, Southern Accents and other national, regional and state publications as well as local still and video assignments. Dwain taught photography at Alabama State University in 1987 and 1989."


0.02 Linear Feet (2 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Dwain Alford Photographs were donated to Special Collections by Dwain Alford of West Fork, Arkansas, on April 15, 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed February 2021



Dwain Alford Photographs
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February 2021
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444