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Denton City-County Library Bookmobile

Description: Unidentified men stand in front of a Denton City-County Public Library bookmobile. Denton Public School buses are in the background. The picture was taken across from Congress Junior High School facing Alice Street. In 1938 the schools purchased a bookmobile to provide better library services to schools in the County. The Works Progress Administration funded the staff and maintenance of the bookmobile program.
Date: [1940, 1941]
Creator: Carruth Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Photograph of Annetta Moten]

Description: Portrait of Carrie Annetta Moten, wearing a dress and jacket suit with a white flower. her hair is groomed back into close curls and she is seated in profile.
Date: 1940~
Creator: Harris Bros.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Harris Family, War Ration Books and tokens, Sept. 7, 1944]

Description: Five war ration books within a ration book cover provided by Denton County National Bank. The ration books belonged to Mary Jean Harris, Shirley Francis Harris, Helen F. Harris, Mrs. W. B. Francis, and John Richard Harris III. The ration books contain several unused ration stamps.
Date: 1943~
Creator: United States of America Office of Price Administration
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Philip F. Saltsman's War Ration Book]

Description: War Ration Book that belonged to Philip F. Saltsman. The booklet contains unused ration stamps for a variety of goods.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States of America Office of Price Administration
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[A. R. Saltsman's War Ration Book]

Description: War Ration Book that belonged to A. R. Saltsman. The booklet contains several unused ration stamps.
Date: 1943
Creator: United States of America Office of Price Administration
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Renfro Drug Company Menu

Description: The Renfro Drug Company Menu lists the prices of their fountain drinks, sundaes, fruit drinks, coolers, milk drinks, desserts, sandwiches, and salads. The back of the menu lists the locations of the 17 Renfro stores.
Date: 1943~
Creator: Renfro Drug Company
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Letter from Dr. Edwin D. Moten to Don Moten, July 1, 1943]

Description: Letter from Dr. Edwin D. Moten to his son Don Moten, on July 1, 1943. He discusses helping his son get to a place where he can provide for himself, and mentions the things Don left in his room at Dr. Moten's house.
Date: July 1, 1943
Creator: Moten, Edwin D., Sr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Letter from Dr. Edwin D. Moten to Dr. Thomas Parran, August 22, 1943]

Description: Letter from Dr. Edwin D. Moten to Dr. Thomas Parran, Surgeon General, on August 22, 1943. Moten asks if Dr. Parran can help his son find a proper position in the army, befitting his station as a graduate of a school of optometry.
Date: August 22, 1943
Creator: Moten, Edwin D., Sr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

[Letter from Dr. Edwin D. Moten to L. T. Lambert, August 22, 1943]

Description: Letter from Dr. Edwin D. Moten to L. T. Lambert of Denton, on August 22, 1943, enclosing his dues. He mentions his son's induction into the army, and the reasons for cancelling his plans to visit Denton.
Date: August 22, 1943
Creator: Moten, Edwin D., Sr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum