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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.
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

[1890] Denton Business Review and Directory

Description: This Denton business review was published as a guide for the farmers and residents of Denton county outside of the city. The directory includes descriptions of Denton's agricultural resources, commercial advantages, and business institutions.
Date: May 1890
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

1894 Denton Business Directory and Handy Guide

Description: This business directory of Denton county includes business advertisements and information regarding updates in the county circa 1894.
Date: 1894~
Creator: Colville, J.M.
Item Type: Book
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

50th Wedding anniversary of A. J. (Squire) Nance

Description: Photograph of A. J. Nance, his wife, son, daughters, and friends as they celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary. Nance was county commisioner of Precinct 4 for 22 years. A caption identifying a few people is included.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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: c. 1928-06-12
Creator: State Firemen's Association of Texas
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Ariel Club program for Miss Wright]

Description: Miss Wright's Ariel Club program is dated May 14, 1909. The program contains a list of readings, and musical pieces to be performed at the event including Chopin, Staunton, etcetera.
Date: 1909-05-14~
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Art Day Program

Description: The program lists the scheduled performances for Art Day on March 1912. The performances include "The Merry Wives of Windsor," "Forget Me Not," "Oh Nightingale," and others.
Date: 1912-03~
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Aunt Ruth Gurley

Description: Post card with portrait of Aunt Ruth Gurley. Ruth is wearing a white dress with a lace collar. Two men that wear glasses are standing behind her.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Denton Public Library

Beulah School

Description: Six photographs of Beulah School including photos of 3 different classes and photos of the school building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Booklet to accompany Clason's Guide Map of Texas]

Description: Booklet contains information about Texas including the populations of many of the cities and counties in Texas according to the 1910 Census. The locations in the booklet are keyed to correspond with Clason's Guide Map of Texas.
Date: c. 1910 - 1919
Item Type: Book
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." The bookmark belonged Mrs. J. E. Hightower, formerly Bessie Elizabeth Bruce.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

Bridges Settlement Probably First Community In County

Description: Three newspaper clipping provide a brief history of the early settlements in Denton County, including the Bridges Settlement. The clippings also include photos of Hebron Baptist Church and the last standing cotton gin in Hebron circa 1963.
Date: c. 1963
Creator: Denton Record-Chronicle
Item Type: Clipping
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Cascade Plunge Welcomes You

Description: Advertisement welcomes all to enjoy Denton's old swimming hole on 512 Bois D'Arc Street. The swimming hole was supervised at all times by Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Wilson.
Date: May 1, 1922
Item Type: Text
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.
Date: c. 1954-12-10
Creator: City of Denton
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library