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Lynn Ligon Photographs

Identifier: MS 234

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, certificates and Ligon's Diploma. These items document Lynn Ligon's time at Texas Christian Univeristy from 1960-1964 as the chief photographer for the Skiff newspaper.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1964


Conditions Governing Use

Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Lynn McKinley Ligon was born on September 11th, 1942 in Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in 1960 and entered into TCU that fall as a Geology Major. He changed to Journalism-Advertisitng with a minor in Government in the spring of 1961. Ligon was active in the TCU community and served with many different fraternities and clubs. Ligon was a member of the TCU Vigilantes, at the time a men's social-service fraternity, from 1960-1964. He served as Treasurer 1961-1962, the Public Relations officer 1962-1963, and received the "Outstanding Pledge" award in 1961. Ligon was also involved with Alpha Delta Sigma, a national professional honorary advertising fraternity, from 1961-1964 and served as the Treasurer 1962-1963, Vice President 1963-1964, and President from 1964-1965. Ligon served the Air Force ROTC and was commissioned a 2nd. Lt. in the USAF upon his graduation, June 2, 1965, and was assigned as a Public Information Officer. During his time at TCU Ligon was also worked as a photographer for the Skiff Newspaper and was their Chief Photographer in 1963-1965. He was awarded for his fantastic photography skills from the undergraduate chapter of Sigma Delta Chi for outstanding photo work in TCU Publications. This collection has a large amount of his photographs and negatives during his time with the Skiff. Ligon passed away in 2017.


2 Linear feet

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in its original order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Alex Denny, who was Lynn Ligon's first cousin.

Guide to Lynn Ligon Photographs
Anne Dorf
October, 2022
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-4566
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)