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June 9th, 2015 Posted in Highlights

Mayborn School of Journalism

Clark Family Photography Collection coming to Denton Square

Junebug and Kay Clark, working on the photo exhibit, hold a portrait of Joe Clark, HBSS, the Hillbilly Snapshooter.   Photo credit: Tyler Cleveland

Junebug and Kay Clark, working on the photo exhibit, hold a portrait of Joe Clark, HBSS, the Hillbilly Snapshooter. Photo credit: Tyler Cleveland

Fifty framed pictures that tell a story of real people doing real things from the 1930s to today taken by Joe Clark and his son, Junebug, photography consultant with the Frank W. & Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, will be exhibited June 1 through July 22 in the UNT On the Square Gallery. Opening Reception. UNT on the Square. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 5.

Joe Clark embarked on a photographic journey in the late 1930s to document the lives of his family and friends in rural Tennessee. His images of Appalachian culture were featured in prominent national magazines such as LIFE and National Geographic.

During the 1950s, Joe began shooting images for Jack Daniels and captured not only the process of making whiskey as well as the spirit of the distillery, its employees and the community of Lynchburg, Tenn.

Junebug Clark, Joe’s son, followed suit, shooting images as soon as he was able to hold a camera. The two men have distinguished themselves as professional photographers both in their commercial work and in photojournalistic endeavors.

Junebug and Kay Clark, his wife, donated The Clark Family Photography Collection 1939-2000 to the UNT Special Collections Library. The Collection is being digitized and appears in the UNT Digital Library as the Clarks begin to add their personal narration.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

College of Information

Alums Sally Wiant and Joseph Lawson Win Top Honors!


UNT alum Sally Wiant, Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University, has been honored with the top award of the American Association of Law Libraries Hall of Fame, the Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award. This immense honor congratulates Wiant’s relentless service to the field of law librarianship, the association and contributions to professional literature.

Another Alum, Joseph Lawson of the legal information and Houston programs, has received the Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award for his article, “What About the Majority? Considering the Legal Research Practices of Solo and Smaller Firm Attorneys,” 106 Law Library Journal 377 (2014). This is the second student of Dr. Yvonne Chandler to win this particular award. The first was Matt Cordon from Baylor University.

The College of Information and Department of Library and Information Sciences extend a hearty congratulations to our esteemed alums.

Kuehne Speaker Series

Sponsorships available for fall Kuehne Speaker Series featuring Richard W. Fisher

Richard W FisherSponsorships are now available for the fall presentation of the UNT Kuehne Speaker Series on National Security. The series will present Richard W. Fisher, retired president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, on Tuesday, November 10.

Sponsorships range from $2,500 to $50,000 and include entrance to the luncheon presentation and VIP reception with the speaker, an advertisement in the event program, logo placement on marketing materials, and more. Previous sponsors include BNSF Railway, Texas Capital Bank and Trinity Industries Inc.

Fisher joins an illustrious group of previous speakers in the Kuehne series, including General Keith B. Alexander, General Michael Hayden and, the most recent speaker, Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros.

For more information about sponsorships, visit or contact David Broughton at 940-367-0995 or


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