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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Marfa, Diversity in the Desert
[St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marfa, Texas]

[St. Mary's Catholic Church, Marfa, Texas]

Date: 1964
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of St Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas in 1964. A Madonna Statue stands beside the entrance.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
St. Mary's Catholic School

St. Mary's Catholic School

Date: December 2, 1968
Creator: Gonzales, Gloria
Description: Paper by Gloria Gonzales describing the history of St. Mary's Catholic school.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Stone tool artifacts]

[Stone tool artifacts]

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several large rocks including ancient mortars lined up on the dirt to the right of a long, white wall. Several of the flat stones have small, smooth stones on top and one of the mortars has a pestle. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[The Jumanos] Indians were primarily farmers, whose filed lined the banks of now dry rivers and creeks" (p. 3).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
Stories of Mr. Coffield

Stories of Mr. Coffield

Date: 1969
Creator: Taylor, J. Martin
Description: Stories told by different individuals describing the life of Henry Coffield. Individuals include: Bryan Wildenthal and Mrs. B.F. Gearhart.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Structures in Shafter ghost town]

[Structures in Shafter ghost town]

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of partial ruins in abandoned Shafter, Texas. Mountains are visible in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: About twenty-three million dollars worth of silver was extracted by 1942 when the price of silver dropped, and mining was no longer profitable. Cinnabar, source of mercury, was mined and processed at Terlingua for many years" (p. 8).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Student writing math problem on chalkboard]

[Student writing math problem on chalkboard]

Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Description: Photograph of a boy writing out a math problem on a chalkboard and another student sitting at a desk, watching him. According to accompanying information, this photo was taken during a session when Cesar Vasquesz, a Marfa High School student was tutoring younger students. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Junior and senior high school students voluntarily tutor children in arithmetic, science, reading, and physical education without pay. This is a positive study in understanding and selflessness" (pp. 13-14).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Students playing in an outdoor athletic field]

[Students playing in an outdoor athletic field]

Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Description: Photograph of an outdoor athletic field, taken from across a Marfa street. Four unidentified Marfa High School students are practicing tennis. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Besides football, basketball, tennis, and golf wins, several members of the track team have gone on to higher competition" (p. 13).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Students Studying]

[Students Studying]

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a tutoring session. A young boy is seated on the left, behind the corner of a desk or table; he is looking at an open book on the lap of a much older student sitting next to him. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The students of all nationalities int he school work together on many projects. Junior and senior high school students voluntarily tutor children in arithmetic, science, reading, and physical education without pay" (p. 13).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Students with instruments]

[Students with instruments]

Date: Autumn 1968
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Description: Photograph of five Marfa High School students posing together in front of soundproofed walls; three in the front and two in the back. They are identified from left to right as: Beverly Webb (holding a sheaf of papers), Mark Covington (holding a euphonium), Marfa Gene LaLanne (holding a saxaphone), Delma Gonzales (holding papers or another instrument) and Gene Dempsey (holding a trumpet). The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The band members work many extra hours in perfecting their marching and concert material for contests" (p. 13).
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Teacher's Notes on a Student's Research Paper]

[Teacher's Notes on a Student's Research Paper]

Date: 1965
Creator: unknown
Description: A teacher's questions and notes written on a small sheet of paper to better a student's research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Frank King Duncan, titled "Life of Francis King Duncan" by Bob Bagley.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library