[World Youth Conference]

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Photograph of the World Youth Conference. Five buses are parked in a row with all the members of the conference standing in front of the buses, waving at the photographer. The conference was held at Methodist Temple on Fifth Street because the First Christian Church did not have a large enough place to have the meeting.

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1 photograph, b & w ; 8 in. x 10 in.

Creation Information

J.C. Watkins Photography February 11, 1955.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by First Christian Church of Port Arthur to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 108 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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First Christian Church of Port Arthur

The First Christian Church of Port Arthur contributes to the Rescuing Texas History, 2007 collection and materials from their collections include two history books of their congregation, as well as photos revealing the legacy of the church. Rock star Janis Joplin sang with the youth choir in the early 1950s, and photos from that time in her life are also included.

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Description

Photograph of the World Youth Conference. Five buses are parked in a row with all the members of the conference standing in front of the buses, waving at the photographer. The conference was held at Methodist Temple on Fifth Street because the First Christian Church did not have a large enough place to have the meeting.

Physical Description

1 photograph, b & w ; 8 in. x 10 in.

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"8" x 10", b/w image: World Youth Conference, spring 1954. Held at Methodist Temple on Fifth Street because FCC did not have a large enough place to have the meeting."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

Rescuing Texas History 2007, presents materials from fifteen partners: Anderson County Historical Commission; Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Bosque County Historical Commission; Childress County Heritage Museum; Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History; Dallas Heritage Village; First Christian Church, Port Arthur; Heritage House Museum, Orange; Historic Rose Marine Theater; Kemah Historical Society; Museum of the American Railroad; Palestine Public Library; Sanger Public Library; Sulphur Springs Public Library; and Val Verde Historical Commission.

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  • February 11, 1955

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Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:08 p.m.

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J.C. Watkins Photography. [World Youth Conference], photograph, February 11, 1955; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34903/: accessed December 5, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting First Christian Church of Port Arthur.