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  Partner: Cooke County Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
[Contract Concerning Library Consolidation]

[Contract Concerning Library Consolidation]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Contract between the City of Gainesville and Cooke County concerning the consolidation of the city library and the county library.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
Cooke County Library, Gainesville, Texas: Library Floor Plan

Cooke County Library, Gainesville, Texas: Library Floor Plan

Date: November 9, 1962
Creator: Remington Rand, Inc. Library Bureau Division.
Description: Floor plan of the Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. Furniture is noted on the layout with a handwritten list of furniture included in the lower-left corner. Handwritten sketches are added around the edges of the floor plan and on the back of the map. Scale 1:96.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Corner of Children's Section]

[Corner of Children's Section]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a corner in the children's section in the Carnegie Building. Several books sit on a table surrounded by chairs in the center of the image. To the left, there is a school desk. To the right, there are books on shelves. In the foreground, there are two school desks. In the background, there is a doorway leading to another room, a fireplace with a bust sculpture on the mantle, a painting above the fireplace, three school desks, and a table with a plant on it. Text below the image says, "Corner of Children[']s Section. Librarians['] room and work room beyond. Public Library, Gainesville[,] Texas" and "Boyd and Breeding."
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Document of Payment Obligations]

[Document of Payment Obligations]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Two documents with statements for payment obligations to purchase a lot to build Carnegie Library, and a list of handwritten signatures and payment amounts.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Drawing of Cooke County Library]

[Drawing of Cooke County Library]

Date: November 1965
Creator: unknown
Description: Ink drawing of the front of Cooke County Library. The front of the building says "Cooke County Library." There is a tree in front of the building. Text above the building says "November, 1965."
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Entrance and Periodical Room]

[Entrance and Periodical Room]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of entrance and Periodical Room in the Carnegie Building. On the left, there is a bulletin board with several papers attached to it. To the right of the board, there are two columns, two benches to the right of the columns, and two school desks beside the benches; they are separated by a walkway. The walkway leads to a taller desk on the right. In the background, there are two tables with sets of chairs and a rack with hanging newspapers to the left. Behind the tables and rack, there are shelves filled with periodicals. Text below the image says "Entrance and Periodical Room[,] Public Library. Gainesville[,] Texas. Boyd [and] Breeding."
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Exterior View of Carnegie Library]

[Exterior View of Carnegie Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Carnegie Library. A car is parked along its curb. A street sign at the corner says "Main;" a black sign with a white arrow below it says "One Way." The brick building is two-stories tall, and a stairway leads to a door in the front. Trees surround the building.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Front of Cooke County Library]

[Front of Cooke County Library]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a front-view of Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. The building is one-story high with white marble walls. In front of the building, there are two sets of steps, a flowerbed with bushes in between them, and a pink flowering tree in a yard.
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Front View of Carnegie Building]

[Front View of Carnegie Building]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Negative of front-view of Carnegie Building. The brick building is two-stories tall, with a staircase leading to a set of doors in the front. Two lamps are on both sides of the doorway. In the foreground, there is a sidewalk. In the background, there are other buildings. Text below the image says "Public Library. Gainesville[,] Texas. Gift of Andrew Carnegie. Boyd [and] Breeding."
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library
[Front View of Carnegie Building]

[Front View of Carnegie Building]

Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding
Description: Photograph of a front-exterior view of Carnegie Building. The brick building is two-stories tall. There is a staircase leading to a doorway in the front. Awnings cover the two sets of windows on each side of the staircase. Trees surround the building. In front of the building, a car is parked on a street. At the corner of the street, there is a street sign that says "Denton."
Contributing Partner: Cooke County Library