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  Partner: Marfa Public Library
 Resource Type: Text
 Decade: 1970-1979
A 1913 Wedding
Information about a photograph for a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the 1913 wedding of Hijinio Roman and Pilar Dominguez. A footnotes page and bibliography to the research paper are also included. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494400/
1930 Wedding
This is a paper accompanying a photograph, written by Danny Roman for an American History Class at Marfa High School on February 21, 1978. It describes a wedding party. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87708/
The Adobe House: A Paper Presented to the History Department of Marfa High School
Research paper written by Mary Francis Conners about the construction of adobe bricks and buildings. The paper describes what adobe is and where adobe buildings are normally found. This paper was written in in January of 1977 for a history class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88155/
American History Paper
Paper written for an American History class at Marfa High School by Andrew Wells on January 13, 1975. It consists of descriptions of photographs of the Brite Ranch near Marfa. The photos include the Brite family, ranch hands and other employees who worked on the ranch, buildings, and livestock. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87647/
Andes Alvorado
Description of a photograph and biographical information about Andres Alvorado. He was a revolutionary who rode with Pancho Villa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88060/
Barriers in Labor During the Depression
Paper based on an interview with Johnnie Collie. The paper describes his family, his different jobs in a variety of places and his time in the U.S. Army. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1977 by Orlando Garcia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39390/
Bears, Beeves, and Bibles: A Depression Story
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression and, specifically, how if affected the town of Marfa, Texas. This paper reconstructs the Depression using individual accounts: working several odd jobs to earn money, pawning and trading items to pay for food, baking chocolate cakes in exchange for fence posts to repair a broken fence line, etc. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494447/
Belle of the Ball
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about a fictitious story explaining scenes, people, and events a young woman in the early 1900s might have experienced. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494285/
Beta Sigma Phi Members
Page with a photograph and description of three members of Beta Sigma Phi. They are preparing Christmas decorations for an upcoming dance. Pictured (L-R): Mrs. Jack Brunson, Mrs. Charlie Henderson, and Mrs. Carl Robinson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87682/
Biography of Gabriel Campos
This is a research paper written by Irma Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1975. It is a biography of Gabriel Campos, son of Lino Campos. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39431/
Bloys Campmeeting Association
This pamphlet gives an overview of the origins of the Bloys Campmeetings as well as the services available at the 1970 service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39977/
The Borunda Family
Report written for a Marfa High School history class by Paul Spitzer on December 7, 1970. The paper briefly tells the story of Carolina Palomo and Cipriano Borunda. Carolina ran the Old Borunda Cafe. It covers their childhoods, their relocation to Marfa with their families, their marriage, their businesses, and their deaths. It includes a hand-drawn family tree. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87665/
[Businesses in Marfa]
Report by Glenn Garcia for an American History class at marfa High School in January 1974. It is about businesses in Marfa, Texas based on his interviews with Jesusita Brito of Chuy's Place and Robert Martinez of Sandy's Grocery Store. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87693/
[Businesses in Marfa]
Report by Martha Sue Horn for an American History class at marfa High School in January 1974. It is about businesses in Marfa, Texas based on her interviews with business owners and employees at Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc., the Marfa Public Library, the Nu-Way Grocery Store, Colomo's Handy Store and Genevieve's Beauty Shop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87695/
The Camels are Coming
Paper illustrating the history of the US Army Camel Corps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39375/
The Campos Family
This is a research paper written by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School on December 7, 1970. It covers the history of the Campos family of west Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39434/
Carolina Borunda
Portionof a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975. It describes three photographs of Carolina Palomo Bondura. The information came from her daughter, Carolina Borunda Humphries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87662/
Celia Acosta
Paper describing a photograph of Celia Acosta at age 7, dressed for her first Holy Communion. It also contains other biographical information about Celia. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88040/
The Construction of an Adobe House
Research paper written by Joe Luis Carrasco about the process of building an adobe house. Also included are two pages of photographs that show the process. This paper was written in 1972 for an American History class at Marfa High School. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88256/
Cow Country Comedy
Paper on the history and development of West Texas humor texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39367/
The Crosson Family
Paper written by Jon Polson for his history class at Marfa High School on January 29, 1978. It is about the family of George and Lizzie Crosson, two of the earliest settlers in west Texas. They arrived by covered wagon in 1866-1867. The started the Goat Mountain Ranch and had five children. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39368/
Disastrous Depression of the 1930's
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression of the 1930s, specifically in Presidio County, Texas, with numerous interviews from farmers and ranchers of the Depression era. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494229/
The Drake Family
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Drake family, who first came to Texas in the 1850s. John Drake, the author's grandfather, was a poor ranch man, and the author's father, Dawson Cole Drake, was stationed in England during his military service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494353/
The Economics of the Lumber Activity at Old Fort Davis from 1854-1884
Research paper written by Mac Morrow on July 13, 1972. The paper describes the the lumber activities in Fort Davis, Texas. It covers the history of Fort Davis, the climate of the area, the costs of obtaining lumber, sawmills nearby, and Indian attacks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87837/
Espejo in the Big Bend
Research paper written by Florian A. Kolodzie for a History class at Marfa High School on January 19, 1948. The paper is about the Spanish exploreres, especailly Antonio de Espejo, in the Big Bend area of Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87835/
The Extinction and Return of the Bighorn Sheep in Texas
This is a research paper written by Paula Kilpatric for an American History Class at Marfa High School on April 15, 1975. It discusses the bighorn sheep population in the Big Bend area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87691/
Felix Manuela Arlacon Aguilar
Description of photographs of Felix and Manuela Arlacon Aguilar on their engagement and wedding day in 1928 and 1929 in Presidio, Texas. Written by Robert Prieto for a history class at Marfa High School in 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88058/
Flyer for Bicentennial Celebration in Marfa
Flyer for the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88143/
Fort Davis 1880
Research paper written to describe six photographs of buildings and men at Fort Davis in West Texas in the 1880s. Once a militaty fort, it is now a National Historic Site. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87834/
Fredrick Alvarado, 1943
Description of a portrait of Fredrick Alvarado, taken on April 18, 1943 in Ruidosa, New Mexico. He fought in World War II. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88066/
Grandmother's Doll Collection
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about a doll collection comprised of three hundred dolls representing every era from 1400 C.E. to the 1970s. The collection includes dolls of all sizes and shapes, styles and colors, and from different countries. This paper includes a small section on the process of making dolls, pieces of furniture the author's grandmother uses to display her dolls at her home, and the likeness of a number of dolls from the author's collection. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494205/
Hans Briam
Research paper written by Martha Dempsey for a class at Marfa High School in 1972. The paper is about the ancestors and life of Hans Briam. He was a merchant in San Antonio and Marfa, Texas in the early twentieth century. His slogan was, "I never sleep". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87687/
Hilaria Acosta, 1914
Description of a portrait of Hilaria Acosta, taken on March 8, 1921 in Presidio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88062/
[Information about a Photograph of Three Girls]
Information written about a photograph of three young girls for a research paper about the Delgadillo family for a history class at Marfa High School. This document lists the names of the three girls, in order, and the ages and short biographical section for Rosa Delgadillo and Cruz Delgadillo. What appears to be a rough draft for another photograph's information is handwritten on the back, but is marked out in red ink. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494415/
Interesting Person
Paper written for a history class at Marfa High School in January 1977 by Rink Polson. It is about Lee Bennett, a teacher in Marfa and founder of the Junior Historians of Marfa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88259/
An Interesting Person
Paper written for a history Class at Marfa High School by Rosalba Alvarado in 1977. The report is based on an interview with C.J. Alvarado in January 1977. He was a school teacher in Duval and Presidio Counties and later a postmaster in Redford, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88158/
It's a Corker
History Thesis by Carleen Pirtle about glass bottles, written in januyary 1971. The paper gives a brief history of different types of glass bottles: whiskeys, bitters, medicines, house-holds, and drink bottles - beer, wine, soda water. It discusses why these bottles are so interesting and how some of them were made. It also has six pages of hand-drawn examples of bottles. Note cards are included at the end that may have been used to describe specific bottles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87690/
Letter accompanying the Colquitt Spoon
Letter from Walt Roberts that was sent along with the Colquitt Spoon to someone named Lee. The Colquitts were a ranching family in Presidio County, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39387/
[Letter from Lee G. Bennett to Wm. F. Dukes - October 19, 1979]
Letter from Lee G. Bennett to Wm. F. Dukes in acceptance of the additional photographs by Frank Duncan of the people and happenings of the 1920s, which Mr. Dukes offered to the Marfa Museum in a previous letter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494259/
Letter from Mrs. W.E. Vandevere
A handwritten letter from Mrs. W.E. Vandevere on May 15, 1975 to someone named Lee thanking them for their tribute to her father, L.C. Brite. Included u=is a poem she sent with the letter called, "The Camp Meeting" by Ester Vale Secrest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87656/
[Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. Glenda McCravey - October 12, 1979]
Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. Glenda McCravey to inquire whether the museum to be built in Marfa, Texas, might appreciate the donation of some additional photographs by Frank Duncan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494430/
[Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. M. T. Bennett - November 6, 1979]
Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. M. T. Bennett explaining a number of the enclosed photographs by Frank Duncan to be donated to the museum in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494299/
The Life of Juan Dominguez
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Juan Dominguez - joining the Border Patrol, marriages, duties as a Border Patrol officer, and retirement. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494351/
Lino Campos
This is a research paper written by Irma Espinosa for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1975. It is a biography of Lino Campos, born in 1894. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39432/
Marfa Junior Historians
Paper by Lee Bennett about the Junior Historians in Marfa, Texas. It explains what they do, projects and papers the have written and awards they have won. She discusses how history helps young people build relationships with their parents and living relatives through interviews, projects and oral history and how they learn to appreciate the Big Bend area by researching things about it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88261/
Maria Baeza
Page accompanying and describing a photograph of Maria Baeza, wife of Catarino Prieto, who was the owner of the Exxon station in Marfa in 1975. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87697/
Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis from Marfa, Texas, who contracted polio at the age of seven - She later went on to eat dinner with President Roosevelt, become Woman of the Year in 1968, and write poetry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494330/
[Memorial Service: Kathleen Menard - April 24, 1978]
Script for the memorial service of Kathleen Menard at Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel on the morning of April 24, 1978. Kathleen Menard attend and graduated valedictorian form Marfa High School in Marfa, Texas. Kathleen Menard was deeply devoted to her father, Frank Duncan, and helped him in his photography business. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth494223/
Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo Brito
Paper describing a photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo Brito in 1910. They were both born in Cuchillo Parado, Mexico. Mr. Brito was a high-ranking officer for Pancho Villa. He was killed by Mexican Federalists during a raid in Chihuahua. His wife died of old age in Marfa, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth87698/
Mrs. Carrasco
This paper contains a biography of Paula Quiroz Carrasco. It discusses her family and her talent for knitting. This was a research paper by Silvino Ocon for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1977. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39370/
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