Waco’s Photographer: Fred Gildersleeve

Show Notes

Stephen and Randy welcome Geoff Hunt, Audio and Visual Curator for the Texas Collection of Baylor University, to talk about prolific photographer Fred A. Gildersleeve. Gildersleeve was Waco’s go-to photographer in the early 1900s.

Learn more about Gildersleeve on this wacohistory.org entry here.

About the Waco History Podcast

The Waco History Podcast was started by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy’s great-grandfather was a Roy E. Lane, a celebrated Waco architect. He’s responsible for designing the ALICO Building, Hippodrome, and other Waco landmarks. While searching through his own family history, he looked for a podcast about Waco’s history. When one didn’t exist, he sought out the perfect co-host to help him start one. That’s where Stephen comes in.

Dr. Stephen Sloan is in charge of the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University. He’s also a professor of history there. Stephen helped start wacohistory.org, a website devoted to helping people find out more about the city’s past. Together, with a series of guests, they’re looking to tell Waco’s known and unknown stories. 

randy and stephen

Courtesy of the Waco Tribune-Herald

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