L. D. Sparkman Collection

About L. D. Sparkman

Leon D. Sparkman, Jr., or L. D. Sparkman (1927-2012) as he was commonly called, was a North Texas State College alumnus, dancer, Korean War veteran, and Fort Worth Independent School District art teacher. He traveled to Canada, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Arizona, California, Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon, Philadelphia, and San Antonio.

About the Digital Collection

The L. D. Sparkman Collection contains a selection of images from a larger collection of Sparkman materials available in tangible form in the UNT Libraries' Special Collections.

About the Physical Collection

Records of Sparkman's travels, which comprise the bulk of the collection, are in slide format, including glass slides and some stereoscope images. Photographs which reveal more about the Sparkman family history are also included with images of Sparkman's mother, Lela, his father, Leon Sparkman, Sr., his cousin, Maurine Monk, their friends, Juanita Sanders Owen and E. T. Sanders along with other relatives. For more details, please see the collection finding aid.



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