[Mural in Bruce Hall cafeteria]

One of 2 photographs in the series: 1935 Mural Removal, Bruce Hall, 2013 available on this site.


Photograph of a mural displayed in Bruce Hall. This is right before its removal in 2013.

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1 photograph : digital, col.

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University of North Texas. Art Gallery. 2013.


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Photograph of a mural displayed in Bruce Hall. This is right before its removal in 2013.

Physical Description

1 photograph : digital, col.


This mural, created in 1935, was displayed on the UNT campus in the Marquis Grill from 1935 to 1969 and in the Bruce Hall cafeteria from 1988 to 2013. In 2013, when the Bruce Hall dining room underwent renovations, the mural was removed and stored with the UNT Art Galleries. The mural measures 7 feet by 35 feet and depicts campus life circa 1935, including the Auditorium Building, long book lines, and graduating students in caps and gowns.


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  • Preferred Citation: University Photography Collection (U0458), University of North Texas Special Collections


This photograph is part of the following collections of related materials.

Photographing UNT

"Photographing UNT" depicts images of various buildings, events, and ceremonies from the University of North Texas in Denton. Faculty, staff, students, and community members can be seen in the photographs as well.

University Photography Collection

Drawn from the UNT Archives, these photographs depict images of University of North Texas football, UNT alumni and alumni events, and images of the changing and growing University of North Texas campus.

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  • 2013

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  • July 30, 2017, 2:37 p.m.

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  • Aug. 12, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

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Past 30 days: 18
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University of North Texas. Art Gallery. [Mural in Bruce Hall cafeteria], photograph, 2013; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc987424/: accessed August 9, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.