From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History - 235 Matching Results

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31 Men With Vision

Description: In 1892, thirty-one men petitioned the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. for the right to form a national bank in Denton, Texas. The booklet contains photographs of the thirty-one men and a brief history of Denton County National Bank's conception and first seventy-five years of operation.
Date: 1967-01~
Creator: Drenner, William E.
Partner: Denton Public Library

50 Selected Recipes by 50 Denton Women

Description: Cookbook compiled by members of the Central Presbyterian Church of Denton, Texas. The cookbook contains 50 recipes from Denton women and advertisements for local companies.
Date: unknown
Creator: Young People's Organization of the Central Presbyterian Church
Partner: Denton Public Library

1891. Announcement of Closing Exercises of Texas Normal College

Description: Announcement and invitation to the closing exercises and commencement at Texas Normal College in Denton, Texas in 1891. The closing exercises include a musicale by students of the Department of Music on June 17, exercises by the Scientific Class on June 18, and annual commencement and presentation of diplomas on June 19.
Date: 1891-06-10~
Creator: Texas Normal College
Partner: Denton Public Library

The 1971 Miss Denton Pageant

Description: Book contains information about the Denton Jaycees and their Miss Denton Pageant. Photographs of the Denton Jaycees chairmen are included. Several advertisements for Denton area business and the photographs of pageant contestants are also included.
Date: 1971
Creator: Denton Jaycees
Partner: Denton Public Library

52nd Annual Convention State Firemen's Association of Texas

Description: This program contains information about the Denton Fire Department, a biographical sketch about W. J. Austin, descendant of Stephen F. Austin and former president of the State Firemen's Association, a list of officers and members of the Denton Fire Department, and several photographs of firemen and their equipment. The booklet also contains information about the mayor and city officials of Denton in 1928, a photograph of Denton city hall, a photograph of Godwin Hotel, and the schedule of events for the annual convention of the State Firemen's Association of Texas. Some information about other Denton County fire departments is included. The program also contains several advertisements for Texas and Denton County businesses.
Date: 1928-06-12~
Creator: State Firemen's Association of Texas
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Andy Anderson and Pedro Parsons in front of a City of Denton police car]

Description: I.E. (Andy) Anderson, pointing inside of the opened hood of the car, and J.H. (Pedro) Parsons, writing on a piece of paper on a clipboard, are standing in front of a car labeled "Denton 10 Police." Mr. Anderson was the Chief of Police for the City of Denton from 1957-1964. Mr. Parsons was the Head of the Municipal Garage.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

Bedridden Boy Still In School

Description: Newspaper clipping and photo regarding Larry Wayne Shell, a third-grader at Little Elm School. Larry broke his leg and was forced to stay at home. His family installed an intercom wire between the school and his room, so he could participate in the lessons. Mrs. Harmon was his teacher.
Date: February 17, 1963
Creator: Burlage, George
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Bookmark belonging to Bessie Bruce]

Description: Bookmark with a thread tassel. The bookmark contains a drawing of a dog and the inscription, "I'm good for a trick or two." We assume that the bookmark served double-duty as a placeholder for a table at a social function as it is labeled, "Table No.2, Couple No.2" with the numbers handwritten in. The bookmark belonged Mrs. J. E. Hightower, formerly Bessie Elizabeth Bruce, and was found in her 1910 Denton High School Bronco yearbook.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Campus Theatre]

Description: Photograph of the Campus Theatre in Denton, Texas. The Denton Square and the County Courthouse are visible in the background. The marquee sign says that the Gin Game is playing from Oct. 26 thru 28.
Date: October 1985
Creator: Foster, Richard
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Cemetery permit for Dr. M. L. Holland]

Description: The permit certifies Ed Richards the authorization to erect a monument in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery for Dr. M. L. Holland on December 10, 1954. The document was witnessed by Chas. C. Orr, Jr., City Secretary.
Date: 1954-12-10~
Creator: City of Denton
Partner: Denton Public Library