For nearly five decades Linda Kaye photographed people and events on TCU's campus and helped document the school's growth and development. Kaye was a well known freelance professional photographer, but as a TCU alumna (class of 1963) and avid Horned Frog sports fan, she dedicated much of her time to the university. Kaye is recognized for her pioneering role as a woman sports photographer, and she is perhaps most appreciated for her sports photography. She took candid shots as well as portraits and, in addition to documenting action on the sports field, was one of the first to capture players and coaches on the sidelines and in buses. Kaye eventually worked for every department on campus and photographed campus activities including convocations, graduations, and other university ceremonies.
Inspired by her father Max, also a photographer, Kaye first took up photography as a student at Paschal High School in Fort Worth. As a freshman at TCU in 1959, majoring in English and journalism, she joined the photography staff of the school's yearbook and student newspaper. She eventually became the sports editor of the newspaper, the Daily Skiff, and rose to the position of editor-in chief of the yearbook, the Horned Frog (a position she gave up to become Head Photographer).
Kaye continued to take pictures for TCU after her graduation in 1963. During her career as a photojournalist, she worked for the Associated Press, area news media, and local sports teams including the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, and the University of Texas. Among her mentors was Al Panzera, renowned sports photographer during the 1960s and 1970s for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Kaye photographed numerous professional athletes, politicians, and other celebrities during her career and her reputation as an influential photojournalist and sports photographer spread. Throughout her career she remained committed to TCU, and was a dedicated Horned Frog fan. TCU recognized Kaye's contributions and achievements by inducting her into the Schieffer School of Journalism's Hall of Fame shortly before her death from cancer in October, 2007.