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 Resource Type: Text
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
[Certificate Presented to Artemisia Bowden]

[Certificate Presented to Artemisia Bowden]

Date: February 7, 1998
Creator: The Commissioners Court of Bexar County
Description: Certificate appointing Miss Artemisia Bowden, first President and Dean of St. Philip's College, as Hidalgo de San Antonio de Bejar by the Commissioners Court of Bexar County Texas
Contributing Partner: St. Philips College
[National HBCU Week Proclamation]

[National HBCU Week Proclamation]

Date: 2000
Creator: William J. Clinton
Description: Copy of a proclamation issued by President William J. Clinton for National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week in the year 2000
Contributing Partner: St. Philips College
[Open House Invitation to New Cooke County Library]

[Open House Invitation to New Cooke County Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Invitation to the open house of the new Cooke County Library on 112 W. Main in Gainesville, Texas. The invitation features advertisements for General Electric air conditioning by H & H Sales and Ready-Mix Concrete.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[American Monthly Review of Reviews Receipt]

[American Monthly Review of Reviews Receipt]

Date: unknown
Creator: American Monthly Review of Reviews
Description: Receipt for a transaction with The American Monthly Review of Reviews and Cooke County Library. The receipt includes the date and payment information. The back of the receipt features stamps and the addressee, Miss Lillian Gunter.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Registration Card for Cooke County Library]

[Registration Card for Cooke County Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Registration card for Avinelle Davis, a patron of Cooke County Library. The card features the patron's name, address, occupation, and reference (Nellie E. Davis). It is one of the first registration cards for the library.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Shipping Receipt from Wells Fargo and Company Express]

[Shipping Receipt from Wells Fargo and Company Express]

Date: unknown
Creator: Wells Fargo and Company Express
Description: Shipping receipt from Wells Fargo and Company Express. The receipt includes shipping information along with terms and conditions.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Short History of Cooke County Library]

[Short History of Cooke County Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Document of a brief history of Cooke County Library, including information and statistics beginning from the early 1900s. It discusses the need for a new library which would be built in 1963.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Freeman-Fram Marriage Certificate]

[Freeman-Fram Marriage Certificate]

Date: 1913
Creator: unknown
Description: Printed marriage certificate (called a "Ketubah" in Hebrew) for Nathan Freeman of Waco, Texas, and Etta Rebecca Fram of Dallas, Texas. The couple were married on January 19, 1913, by Rev. Abraham Fram, Etta's father and the cantor at Dallas' Sheareth Israel Congregation. The Hebrew quotation at the top of the document translates as: "The voice of joy; the voice of happiness; the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride." There is an illustration of a marriage ceremony at the top of the certificate in blue ink.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[George Marshall's Sympathy Card]

[George Marshall's Sympathy Card]

Date: 1945
Creator: Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959
Description: A letter from General George C. Marshall, the United States Army Chief of Staff, expressing his condolences for the death of an unidentified soldier. The text reads: "General Marshall extends his deep sympathy in your bereavement. Your son fought valiantly in a supreme hour of his country's need. His memory will live in the grateful heart of our nation."
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Ladies Cemetery Society Minutes]

[Ladies Cemetery Society Minutes]

Date: January 16, 1945
Creator: Mehl, Mrs. I. N.
Description: Handwritten minutes for the Ladies Cemetery Society commenting on the death of Private Harold Gilbert, the son of the society's recording secretary, Rose Gilbert. The text notes: “The absence of the secretary ...who had the misfortune of losing her son, Harold, Dec. 25, 1944, in the European Theater of the war, made the meeting a sad one; each and every one of the members present were in tears.” On the second page of the minutes, the group’s long-time president Mrs. Becky Goldstein recalls how she and Mrs. Gilbert used to “go out to collect dues at 25 cents each. Mrs. Gilbert furnished the horse and buggy.”
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
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