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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
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

Alvin, Clark, Henry, and Their Father, Alvin C. Owsley

Description: Portrait of Alvin, Clark, Henry (standing left to right in the back), and their father, Alvin C. Owsley (sitting in front of his children). All are wearing dark suits and ties with white shirts.
Date: 1925?
Creator: The Shaw Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Basketball court in old TSCW Gymnasium]

Description: Photograph of a basketball court in the first Gymnasium of Texas State College for Women, now known as Texas Woman's University. Various exercise equipment, benches, chairs, and a piano are visible in the background.
Date: c. 1922
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

City Federation of Women's Club

Description: Group of women from the City Federation, who were guests of the Texas Power & Light Company at Lake Trinidad, Texas. Pictured are: (bottom row, left to right) Miss Lee Williams (Pres.), Mrs. R. L. West (Treasurer), Mrs. Nettie Edwards, Mrs. Jo Blanks (Fanny), Mrs. C. C. Yancy, Mrs. Billy Woods, Mrs. Fisher (of Dallas, whose husband conducted the group); (top row, left to right) Mrs. Emory Curtis, Mrs. F. V. Garrison, Mrs. Dan Turner, Mrs. R. T. Mays.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

College Bulletin, Number 95, November 1, 1921

Description: This bulletin includes two outlines titled, "Woman's Citizenship Problems" and, "Americanization" as well as a forward at the beginning and suggested reading at the end.
Date: November 1, 1921
Creator: Texas State College for Women. College of Industrial Arts.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas Woman's University

College Bulletin, Number 105, September 1, 1923

Description: This bulletin outlines the work of the Department of Extension for the College of Industrial Arts and describes the ways in which the college includes the community in educational and recreational activities.
Date: November 1, 1923
Creator: College of Industrial Arts
Item Type: Book
Partner: Texas Woman's University

[E. D. Moten, Jr. Standing by a Tree]

Description: Photograph of E. D. Moten, Jr., standing with one hand on a tree. He is dressed in a one-piece suit with long sleeves. There are cars in the background with a row of houses running on the left side of the street.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Denton--Benjamin Lyon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

Description: The Benjamin Lyon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution wrote a brief summary of their organizing meeting and seven regular meetings. The document includes a list of members and pledges.
Date: December 19, 1928
Creator: Benjamin Lyon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Telephone Directory: Sept. 1924

Description: Denton Telephone Directory includes numbers and advertisements for businesses in Denton and the surrounding area. The North Texas Telephone Company published the directory in September 1924.
Date: September 1924
Creator: North Texas Telephone Company
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

Famous in the West

Description: Cunningham provided information about El Paso, Texas in the late nineteenth century. He also wrote about early settlers, marshals, and criminals of the west in that time period. He wrote about "Billy the Kid," First Sergeant James B. Gillett, Tom Threepersons, Dallas Stoudenmire, John Wesley Hardin, and others.
Date: 1925~
Creator: Cunningham, Eugene
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

First Baptist Church. Denton, Texas

Description: Mrs. West sent a postcard with a photograph of First Baptist Church of Denton, Texas on the front to Mrs.T. W. Buell of Roanoke, Texas on April 1, 1924. In the message, Mrs. West informs Mrs. Buell of which train she intends to ride.
Date: c. 1924
Creator: The Albertype Co.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Denton Public Library

[First TSCW Gymnasium Building]

Description: Photograph of the first Gymnasium Building at Texas State College for Women, now known as Texas Woman's University. Flowers, shrubs, and trees are in front of the two-story brick building with four Doric columns.
Date: c. 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Group of African American Women]

Description: Photograph of six African American women, one of whom is Myrtle Bell Moten. She and another woman are dressed in shorts, three are wearing pants, and one is dressed as a nurse. They are standing in a field with trees in the background.
Date: 1929~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Gymnasium 1922

Description: The entrance of an unidentified gymnasium is visible. The three-story brick building has four columns at its entrance. Two plots of flowers are blooming in front of the building.
Date: c. 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Main Auditorium before adding lobby and studios

Description: The main auditorium of Texas State College for Women is shown before the adding of lobby and studios. Five doors and windows are shown on the front of the building. The old Household Arts Building is partially visible behind the auditorium, and the old Administration Building, now known as the Old Main Building, is partially visible to the right of the auditorium.
Date: 1922 - 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bell

Description: Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bell. Charles Bell married Elmira Elizabeth "Bettie" Inge in Fannin County in 1862. They owned the land along what is now Bell Avenue in Denton, Texas.
Date: 1920?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bell

Description: Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Bell. Charles Bell married Elmira Elizabeth "Bettie" Inge in Fannin County in 1862. They owned the land along what is now Bell Avenue in Denton, Texas.
Date: 1920?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Neighbors Texas Interurban Railway

Description: Making Neighbors includes photographs of and information about the Texas Interurban Railway, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Lewisville, Garza, and Denton.
Date: 1925~
Creator: Texas Interurban Railway
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Norvell Hill]

Description: Studio portrait of baby Norvell Hill [Williams Reed] seated on an elaborate wicker bench. She is wearing a light-colored dress and dark shoes.
Date: 1922
Creator: Carrset Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

Peoples Home Telephone Company

Description: The Peoples Home Telephone Company Directory includes phone numbers and addresses for businesses and residents of Denton and the surrounding area. The directory also includes advertisements for local businesses. The directory was updated on April 22, 1922.
Date: April 22, 1922
Creator: Peoples Home Telephone Company
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Photograph of E. D. Moten, Jr.]

Description: Portrait of E. D. Moten, Jr., standing near a white fence with four rails. He wears a sweater, shorts, long socks, and shoes, and has something in his mouth.
Date: 1921~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum