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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
[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
[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
[Yiddish Minutes]

[Yiddish Minutes]

Date: January 12, 1896
Creator: Levenson, Ben
Description: Handwritten minutes for the Ahavath Sholom Congregation in Fort Worth, Texas. The minutes are written in Yiddish, the native tongue of the members. The document discusses the Sabbath morning services for the congregation. The English translation of the document is as follows: "R Meeting Congregation Ahavath Sholom Fort Worth, Tex. Jan. 12th 96 The meeting was called to order at 3:30 P.M. by B. Levenson, President. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. The Committee to pay Armstrong’s note reported that the treasurer had paid Armstrong $25 and received a receipt for them. They received an extension for the balance with 10 per cent interest for 4 months. The committee was discharged. Brother S[am] Kalish had sent in a resignation letter, withdrawing from membership at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. It was ordered to strike his membership according to his wish. Brother Solshauzen read his resignation as secretary of the Congregation, which was accepted. L[ouis] Shanblum was appointed temporary secretary until the new secretary would be elected. The secretary was instructed to write postcards regarding the general meeting for the 4th Sunday in the month to inform all members that the election of a new secretary would take ...
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Yiddish Minutes]

[Yiddish Minutes]

Date: October 6, 1895
Creator: Levenson, Ben
Description: Handwritten minutes for the Ahavath Sholom Congregation in Fort Worth, Texas. The minutes are written in Yiddish, the native tongue of the members. The minutes discuss a legal dispute with a "chazzan," or a prayer leader who sued the congregation. The English translation of the document is as follows: "R. Meeting Congregation Ahavath Sholom Fort Worth, Tex. October 6th 1895. The meeting was called to order at 4 P.M. by B[en] Levenson, President. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. The committee regarding the auditing of the treasurer’s books of Brother Jacobs’ brought in a report that everything was in order and correct. The committee was discharged. The bylaws were read at the meeting and it was moved and seconded that they should be adopted and henceforth the full power of the by-laws are in force. The bylaws committee was discharged with thanks. Brother Jacobs and B[rother] President were appointed to settle with the lawyer about the chazzan, and they have the full power to settle. Mr. Salsberg was accepted as a member in Ahavath Sholom. A bill was brought in for esrog and lulav for $2.50 and was accepted. And a voucher was allowed to ...
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[1930 Ahavath Sholom Dues Statement]

[1930 Ahavath Sholom Dues Statement]

Date: October 28, 1930
Creator: Ahavath Sholom Congregation
Description: Bill for $125 in annual dues for the Ahavath Sholom Congregation, in Fort Worth, Texas. The dues statement is for congregation member, B. Max Mehl.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
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