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[Group of Schoolchildren with Books]
Photograph of a group of schoolchildren visited by the Bookmobile. The twenty boys and girls are standing in three rows. A girl in the back row is holding books in her right arm. In the background, there are trees and a house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121685/
[Bookmobile and Santa Claus]
Photograph of the Cooke County Public Library Bookmobile. The dark-colored truck says "Cooke County Public Library[,] 'Read to Learn'" on the back side. Four men and one woman are standing in front of the truck; the third man is dressed as Santa Claus. They are identified as Emmitt Cameron, L. V. Henry, (Santa Claus,) Olna Boaz, and Cliff McMahon. In the background, there is a building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121682/
[Mosman and Gieb Store]
Photograph of Mosman and Gieb general store, a branch of the Cooke County public library system in Lindsay, Texas. A large sign above an awning on the building says "Mosman and Gieb for General Merchandise" and "Hay and Grain." One woman and two men are standing in front of the building. In the background, there is a sign on the left side of the building that says "Best Gasoline." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121681/
[Rear Entrance of Bookmobile]
Photograph of the rear entrance of the Bookmobile. One woman is standing in the Bookmobile. A man wearing a suit and hat and a woman wearing a dress, flower corsage, and hat are sitting in the doorway of the Bookmobile. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121687/
[Library Exhibit]
Photograph of a library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. The exhibit consists of a display of books amongst figurines of trees, animals, people, and buildings. A row of plants is set behind the books and figurines. On the right side of the display, there is an American flag hanging from table. Above the display, there are several posters hanging on the wall. A banner above the posters says "Cooke County Free Library." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121680/
[Rear Entrance of Bookmobile]
Photograph of rear entrance of the Bookmobile. One woman is standing inside the Bookmobile. One man wearing a suit and hat is standing halfway on a step and in the doorway. In the background, there is a building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121688/
[Group of Schoolchildren with Books]
Photograph of a group of children and one woman. The children are holding books brought to them by the Bookmobile. In the background, there is a house and trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121684/
[Carnegie Library and Bookmobile]
Photograph of the Bookmobile parked outside the front of Carnegie Library. The Bookmobile is parked on the right side of the street, with its front facing left. Several trees surround Carnegie Library. To the right of the library, there are other buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121689/
[Group of Schoolchildren]
Photograph of a group of schoolchildren visited by the Bookmobile. The children and teacher are standing in six rows outside of a brick building. To the left, there are trees and shrubs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121686/
[Bookmobile and Santa Claus]
Photograph of the Cooke County Public Library Bookmobile. The dark-colored truck says "[Co]oke County Public Library[,] 'Read to Learn'" on the back side. Four men and one woman are standing in front of the truck; the third man is dressed as Santa Claus. They are identified as Emmitt Cameron, L. V. Henry, (Santa Claus,) Olna Boaz, and Cliff McMahon. In the background, there is a building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121683/
[Reading Room]
Photograph of the Reading Room at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. There is a filled bookshelf to the left, and several tables and chairs set up to the right. A clock is hanging above the bookshelf and first table. In the background, there is a doorway to another room and shorter, filled bookshelves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121705/
[Portrait of Marie Cannon Pager]
Photograph of a woman identified as Marie Cannon Pager, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is wearing glasses, a white blouse over a multi-colored blouse, and teal pants. She is posing beside shelves filled with books, with her right leg propped up. In the background, there are other bookshelves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121702/
[Portrait of Mrs. Ann Wood]
Photograph of a woman identified as Mrs. Ann Wood, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is wearing a pale violet, patterned blouse, a pink necklace, and a pale violet skirt. She is leaning behind a tall desk with her left hand holding a roll of tape. A typewriter is sitting on the left side of the desk, and various office supplies are in the shelves under the desk. In the background, there are bookshelves and a window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121701/
[Portrait of Five Library Staff Members]
Photograph of five library staff members at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. They are identified (from left to right ) as Kay Bishop, Barbara Burk, Lila Davis, Jean Romero, and Ann Woods. The second woman is holding a newspaper. In the background, there are shelves filled with various objects and books. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121707/
[Portrait of Mrs. Katy Morrison]
Photograph of woman identified as Mrs. Katy Morrison, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is wearing a light-blue blouse with a dark-blue emblem on the right side. In the background, there is a shelf with various office supplies, a window, and a doorway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121700/
[Portrait of Six Library Staff Members]
Photograph of six library staff members at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. They are identified (from left to right) as Kay Bishop, Helen Neu, Ann Woods, Barbara Callaway, Fay Monden, and Dora Ward. They are standing behind a tall desk with books and stacks of cards on it. In the background, there is a card catalog and shelves filled with VHS video tapes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121708/
[Portrait of Mrs. Margaret Hill]
Photograph of a woman identified as Mrs. Margaret Hill, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is sitting in a chair at a desk; she is wearing glasses and a patterned, blue dress. The woman is holding a book in her hands with cartoon cat figures and "Richard Scarry's Best First Book Ever!" printed on the cover. In the background, there are shelves filled with various items. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121704/
[Children's Room]
Photograph of Children's Room at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. There is a round table with several books and a sign that says "Please Do Not Leave Your Children Unattended In This Room" displayed on top of it; chairs are surrounding the table. In the background, there are filled bookshelves with books and stuffed animal toys displayed along the top. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121709/
[Circulation Desk]
Photograph of the circulation desk at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. In front of the desk, there is a plant. On top of the desk, there is a brochure with a photo of a camera and text that says "check this out," a nameplate, and a rolodex. In the background, there is a card catalog and a doorway leading to another room with windows surrounding it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121706/
[Portrait of Mrs. Helen Neu]
Photograph of a woman identified as Mr. Helen Neu, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is sitting in a chair with her legs crossed; she is wearing glasses, a white blouse, and pants. Behind her, there is a desk with a card catalog drawer, a box of tissues, framed photographs, and an open book on it. Above the desk, there is a filled bookshelf with a pencil sharpener hanging from it. To the right of the desk, there is a refrigerator. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121703/
[Corner of Children's Section]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121667/
[Reference Department and Stacks]
Photograph of the Reference Department and Stacks (in back of loan desk) in the Carnegie Building. Two tables with lamps on the tops and chairs surrounding them are in the center of the image; two rows of school desks are on each side of the tables. Five rows of tall shelves filled with books are to the left of the tables. In the background, there is a water fountain beside a wall to the right, shorter bookshelves, and windows above them. Text below the image says "Reference department and stacks[,] back of loan desk. Public Library, Gainesville[,] Texas. Boyd [and] Breeding." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121668/
[Assembly Room]
Photograph of the Assembly Room in a sub-story of the Carnegie Building. Several rows of chairs are facing the background. On the left wall, there are windows; on the right wall, there is a doorway. In the background, there is a backdrop and furnace with a pipe leading into the left wall. The backdrop is a painting of trees. Text below the image says "Assembly Room in sub-story of Public Library[.] Gainesville[,] Texas. Boyd [and] Breeding." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121669/
[Letter to Miss Lillian Gunter]
Letter to Miss Lillian Gunter from John S. Hardy. The letter discusses Miss Lillian Gunter being the first woman to purchase a poll tax in Cooke County, and women's suffrage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121725/
[Open House Invitation to New Cooke County Library]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121722/
[American Monthly Review of Reviews Receipt]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121721/
[Photograph of Gainesville Library]
Photograph of a plain, brick building identified as Gainesville Public Library. The street sign on the corner has the names "Main St." and "Denton St." There are several trees outside of the building. Text on the back of the photograph says, "Gainesville First Library Building opened in 1914 - photo presented by Mr. Andrew Carnegie." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121727/
[Registration Card for Cooke County Library]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121720/
[Lillian Gunter's Steno Book]
Notebook filled with notes written by Miss Lillian Gunter. The text appears to include speeches, mathematical notation, and other notes. Accompanying information suggests that some of the information may be related to the Cooke County Library bookmobile, and some speeches also seem to refer to World War I and city preparations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121728/
[Shipping Receipt from Wells Fargo and Company Express]
Shipping receipt from Wells Fargo and Company Express. The receipt includes shipping information along with terms and conditions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121724/
[Portrait of Miss Lillian Gunter]
Portrait of a woman identified as Miss Lillian Gunter. She is wearing a light-colored shirt with a blue tie and glasses. The background of the photograph appears to be tinted. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121726/
[Drawing of Cooke County Library]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121723/
[Short History of Cooke County Library]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121715/
[Front View of Cooke County Library]
Photograph of a front-view of Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. The building is one-story high; there is a set-in doorway with a dark, patterned brick wall to the left, and a white marble wall to the right. The marble wall has a light fixture above text that says "Cooke County Library," a plaque that says "200," and an illegible gray plaque. In front of the building, there are two sets of steps and a flowerbed with bushes in between them. A pink, flowering tree is in a yard in the front. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121712/
[Front View of Cooke County Library]
Photograph of a front-view of Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. The building is one-story high with white marble walls. On the left of the building, there is a light fixture above text that says "Cooke County Library," a plaque that says "200," and an illegible gray plaque. In front of the building, there are two sets of steps and a flowerbed with bushes in between them. A pink, flowering tree is in a yard in the front. In the background, there are cars. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121711/
[Contract Concerning Library Consolidation]
Contract between the City of Gainesville and Cooke County concerning the consolidation of the city library and the county library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121717/
[Front of Cooke County Library]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121710/
Cooke County Library, Gainesville, Texas: Library Floor Plan
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121718/
[Letter to Councilman]
Letter to city councilman from Mrs. E. E. Wright, Jr. discussing information about Cooke County Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121714/
[Technical Drawing of Card Catalogs]
Technical drawing proposing additional card catalogs in the Cooke County Library. The plan shows the dimensions of the catalog cabinets and also has an inset sketch (in the upper-left corner) of the cabinets' relationship to the surrounding shelving as viewed from above. Scale 1:24. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121719/
[Document of Payment Obligations]
Two documents with statements for payment obligations to purchase a lot to build Carnegie Library, and a list of handwritten signatures and payment amounts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121716/
[Letter Discussing Location of Library]
Letter to city council from the Gainesville Business and Professional women discussing the best location for the new library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121713/
[Library Staff]
Photograph of three library staff members in Carnegie Library. The women are standing behind a set of tall desks. They are identified as Carrie Hudspeth, Beulah Nugent, and Cora Neely. In the foreground, there is a shelf filled with periodicals, school desks, and two sets of tables and chairs. In the background, there are several tall shelves filled with books. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121695/
[Children's Reading Room]
Photograph of Children's Reading Room. A woman wearing glasses is sitting behind a desk with papers and various office supplies on it. Behind her, there are two boys sitting at a table and reading books. In the background, there are several shelves filled with books. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121692/
[Front View of Carnegie Building]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121691/
[Exterior View of Carnegie Library]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121697/
[Front View of Carnegie Library]
Photograph of a front-view of Carnegie Library. In the foreground, a car is driving down the street. Behind the car, the Bookmobile is parked in front of the library. Several trees surround the building. To the right of Carnegie Library, there are other buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121690/
[Portrait of Carrie Hudspeth]
Photograph of a librarian, identified as Carrie Hudspeth, standing behind a tall desk at Carnegie Library. She is wearing glasses and a gray jacket over a light blue blouse. Her hands are placed on a wooden box on top of the desk. In the background, there are bookshelves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121698/
[Boy Scout Nook in Children's Reading Room]
Photograph of Boy Scout Nook in the Children's Reading Room. Two boys are sitting in school desks. The boy on the left is holding a book that says "Geronimo," and the boy on the right is holding a periodical. There is a shelf filled with books behind them. A sign on top of the shelf says "Boy Scouts' Nook." Text below the image says "Colwell" underneath the first boy, and "James Scribner" underneath the second boy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121694/
[Two Cooke County Library Branches]
Photographs of two branches of the Cooke County Library system. The top image is identified as Carnegie Library. The brick building is two-stories high, with a stairway leading to a doorway in the front. Windows covered by awnings are on both sides the stairway. Trees surround the building and street sign is located on the corner that says "Main," "Denton," and has a "One Way" sign with an arrow pointing right. Text above the image says "Book # T148 [/] NSI ID H4650099.08 [/] Story 99 [/] PIC 1 [/] COLS 1 [/] 58% [/] Page # [/] Picture # [/] T148 [c]Gainesville Carnegie Library." The bottom image is identified as Cooke County Library on Weaver Street in Gainesville, Texas. There are two doorways set back from the front wall of the building. The front is made of two patterned brick sections, with a light-colored section in the center; text in the center says "Cook Cou[nty Libra]ry." Two sets of steps lead to the building, and a tree is growing in between them. Text above the image says "Book # T148 [/] NSI ID H4650099.08 [/] Story 99 [/] PIC 2 [/] COLS 1 [/] 58% [/] Page # [/] Picture # [/] T148 [c]Cooke County Library [md] We." Text below the image says "Cooke County Library[,] Weaver Street Between Main [and] Pecan[.] 1963 -." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth121699/
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