[Contestants in Beard Judging Contest]

[Contestants in Beard Judging Contest]

Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a group of men who have entered a beard competition for a celebration of the founding of Port Arthur, TX. All the men are gathered in a room surrounded by a group of spectators. The men are looking up at the photographer in front of them.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Sailboat Races]

[Sailboat Races]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of sailboat races in Port Arthur, Texas. The races are taking place on a body of water identified as "Sabine Lake." A large group of people is standing on the edge of the pier area watching the boats in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Newspaper Clippings and Photographs Regarding the Matthews Ranch]

[Newspaper Clippings and Photographs Regarding the Matthews Ranch]

Date: unknown
Creator: Holt, Harry
Description: A page from a worn cowhide scrapbook regarding the Matthews Ranch. The newspaper clippings cover the ranch's purchase and showing of livestock, while the photographs offer views of the ranch and the Matthews family.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Abilene, Texas: Downtown Abilene and the Ranch Rodeo]

[Abilene, Texas: Downtown Abilene and the Ranch Rodeo]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Abilene, Texas. The footage includes a female television host addressing the camera in multiple takes of narration, as well as audio of the camera crew. Includes the following scenes: cowboy boots, boot making, and repeated takes of television host speaking in front of James Leddy Boot Shop; exterior of the Grace Cultural Center; exterior and interior of the Paramount Theatre; cowboys roping cattle at the Ranch Rodeo; campfire songs; outdoor cooking; and the camera crew recording voice-overs in a hotel room.
Contributing Partner: UNT Media Library
[Letter from Tanya Palmer and Adrien-Alice Hansel to Sterling Houston - May 20, 2004]

[Letter from Tanya Palmer and Adrien-Alice Hansel to Sterling Houston - May 20, 2004]

Date: May 20, 2004
Creator: Palmer, Tanya
Description: Letter from Tanya Palmer and Adrien-Alice Hansel of the Actors Theatre in Louisville to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. They write to invite him to send plays for future production in their company. They thank his past contributions and invite him to also participate in the national Ten-Minute Play Contest.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Letter from Michele Autenrieth to Sterling Houston - May 6, 1997]

[Letter from Michele Autenrieth to Sterling Houston - May 6, 1997]

Date: May 6, 1997
Creator: Autenrieth, Michele
Description: Letter from Michele Autenrieth, account executive of Guerra DeBerry & Company, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to invite him to be a judge for the Annual Citicorp Employee Art Contest, where Citicorp employees present sculptures, paintings, and other forms of art.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Ann Frizzell]

[Ann Frizzell]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Ann is representing the American Legion. She is wearing a Dutch costume that was made by the American Legion Auxiliary. The skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583 white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of a lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
Peggy Bram Show Calf

Peggy Bram Show Calf

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of Peggy Bram holding the reins of her winning 4-H calf outside of Axel Hermansen and Walter Bram's homes.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Adults and Students During Poster Art Contest]

[Adults and Students During Poster Art Contest]

Date: 1986
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Description: Photograph of unidentified students and adults during a poster art contest held at Martin Luther King Middle School. The photograph was taken candidly, while students complete their respective drawings on butcher paper. Two adult women on the far left look on. The group is in the school's cafeteria, judging by the furnishings and some of the equipment in the back. Accompanying information indicates the contest was held as part of Project LEAD (Links Erase Alcohol and Drugs), a national program initiated to educate youth on the dangers and downfalls of drug abuse.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Man and Woman Looking at Poster Art Contest Submissions]

[Man and Woman Looking at Poster Art Contest Submissions]

Date: 1986
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.
Description: Photograph of an unidentified man and woman looking at submissions for a student poster art contest held at Martin Luther King Middle School. The students have drawn in a variety of media and focused primarily on Dr. King's semblance. Textual information was also used. Although they have not been properly identified, the two adults might be the contest judges. They are in the school's cafeteria, judging by the furnishings and some of the equipment in the back. Accompanying information indicates the contest was held as part of Project LEAD (Links Erase Alcohol and Drugs), a national program initiated to educate youth on the dangers and downfalls of drug abuse.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
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