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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Main Building and baseball field at Rosewood Recreation Center]

[Main Building and baseball field at Rosewood Recreation Center]

Date: 1936
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of Rosewood Recreation Center, showing the historic Bertram-Huppertz home which became the clubhouse and bath house once the park was established for black citizens. The City acquired the 1875 home of Rudolph Bertram, and adjacent land at 2300 Rosewood Avenue, from his daugheter Emmie Bertram Huppertz (Mrs. Charles Huppertz) in 1928, for the purpose of creating a segregated park for the African American community. The development included a swimming pool for Negros. A grand stone staircase was constructed next to the building by the Civil Works Administration (C. W. A.) in 1934, leading down to a baseball field. This view shows the side of the two-story stone house, designed by architect Joseph Sherwin, with two bay windows on the first floor. The stone steps and ball field are visible in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Rosewood park bandstand]

[Rosewood park bandstand]

Date: August 23, 1939
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of the empty Rosewood Park bandstand. The bandstand is surrounded by electric light posts, and a large tree offers shade to the left.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Construction of the Rosewood Recreation Center, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

[Construction of the Rosewood Recreation Center, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

Date: December 10, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of construction of the Negro Recreation Building in Rosewood Park. Three men stand on the back of a 1930s flat bed truck, as they use a crane mounted on the truck to lift half of a laminated wooden semi-circular arched truss into place. Two of the trusses are already completed in the background. The scaffolding used to support workers joining the trusses at their centers stands to the back of the truck. The trusses are joined by cross members, and the half truss erected to the left in the photograph is supported by a post, awaiting the other half of the truss. Two wooden saw horses and several stacks of bags of cement(?) are on the ground under and near the trusses. This photograph appeared in the 1944 Annual Report of the Austin Recreation Department, on page 48, labeled "New Gymnasium - Auditorium at Rosewood".
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Children around USN sand sculpture at Sandcraft]

[Children around USN sand sculpture at Sandcraft]

Date: June 23, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photography Laboratory
Description: Photograph of a group of children around a sandbox with a sand sculpture of an anchor and the initials U.S.N. (United States Navy) imprinted over it at Sandcraft Park.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Arch construction of the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

[Arch construction of the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

Date: December 10, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Description: Photograph of the construction of an arch at the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park. A man in a fedora sits astride a semi-circular laminated wooden truss, working on joining it at the center. This truss, and two completed trusses in the background are framed against the sky. The trusses are supported by posts, and temporarily joined together with wooden cross braces. The top of a wooden scaffold is visible in the lower right corner of the image.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Group of World War I Army enlisted men eating beside tent rows]

[Group of World War I Army enlisted men eating beside tent rows]

Date: 1917
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several enlisted men in what appear to be World War I U.S. infantry uniforms, some wearing sweaters and others thick shirts, eating at the end of a row of field tents. They are eating from metal mess kits, and the meal appears to include biscuits. Several of the men are wearing enlisted visor hats. Three of the men are identified in handwriting on the photograph: Walter, Clyde and George.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Rosewood Park for Negroes

Rosewood Park for Negroes

Date: September 8, 1938
Creator: Ellison Photo Service, Austin
Description: Photograph of a group of black children watching a youth prepare to dive from the diving board into the public pool at Rosewood Park.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Ariel view of Camp Swift including Headquarters, Post Finance Office, U. S. Post Office and north cantonment area]

[Ariel view of Camp Swift including Headquarters, Post Finance Office, U. S. Post Office and north cantonment area]

Date: 1942/1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Camp Swift Headquarters, Finance Building, U. S. Post Office and a portion of the north cantonment area. The long wooden buildings are arranged parallel to each other, with the two-story Headquarters building in the center and the one-story Finance and Post Office buildings to each side. A flag pole with flag is visible in the foreground, and the cantonment area buildings are in the background.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Delta Sigma Theta members receive certificate]

[Delta Sigma Theta members receive certificate]

Date: August 15, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three women of the African-American sorority Delta Sigma Theta accept a certificate from the Travis County Historical Survey Commission on behalf of the Rosewood Recreation Association.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Children swimming at Rosewood Park]

[Children swimming at Rosewood Park]

Date: August 19, 1938
Creator: Ellison Photo Service
Description: Photograph of a group of African-American children swimming and splashing at the Rosewood Park for Negroes swimming pool. Extensive use of swimming pool and facilities demonstrates success of this recreation center.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library