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[1955 vacation bible school class]

Description: Photograph of the 34th Annual Vacation Bible School Class of June 13 to 24, 1955, held by the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Beaumont, Texas. Appearing in the photograph are children and adults. The class provided religious instruction through bible stories and songs as well as youth entertainment through games, movies and handicraft activities. The image was taken on the grounds of the church.
Date: 1955-06-13/1955-06-24
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

Arapaho Road at North Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas

Description: Arapaho Road, east from North Central Expressway (U.S. Highway 75), taken from roadside between north-bound Central and its access road. A vehicle carrying earth-moving equipment is east-bound on Arapaho Road. At the SE corner of the intersection is a sign: "TURN LEFT FASCINATION HOMES NORTHRICH WEST." Five or six small trees are enclosed with a low fence on the right/south side of Arapaho. Further east is a gravel/cement/construction facility. On the left/north side of Arapaho are 2 houses. On the horizon a railroad crossing sign is visible, and a vehicle on the street at the horizon. Various utility lines and poles edge streets and the railroad.
Date: 1958~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Auction Announcement for Sutherlin Jewelers]

Description: News clipping announcing an auction at Sutherlin Jewelers. It includes a small article on Edgar B. Sutherlin's retirement, and lays out all items that are for sale.
Date: February 25, 1954
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Bill and son in front of home]

Description: Photograph of Bill behind his son in front of a home. Bill is shown wearing a hat and holding a cigar in his right hand.
Date: 1958
Creator: Edwards, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Bill, Bill's wife, child and Marie Edwards]

Description: Photograph of Bill, Bill's wife, child and Marie Edwards standing in a doorway. Bill is standing between his wife and Marie Edwards. Bill is wearing a hat and tie.
Date: 1958
Creator: Edwards, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Bill, his wife, and Marie Edwards]

Description: Photograph of (l to r): Bill's wife, Bill, and Marie Edwards sitting on a couch. Bill is shown wearing a hat with his arms and legs crossed. Marie Edwards is the sister of Charles Edwards.
Date: 1958
Creator: Edwards, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Bill, Jewel Kennedy Young, and Bill's children]

Description: Photograph of Bill with his children and Jewel Kennedy Young. Young is shown holding one of Bill's children in front of a doorway. One of the children is wearing clothing with stripes.
Date: 1958
Creator: Edwards, Charles
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

Booming Mexia in the Roaring 20's

Description: Compilation of articles published during 1955 in The Waco-Times Herald, written by Nanine Simmons about the history of Mexia, Texas and focusing on the oil boom in the 1920s. The author includes a preface regarding the sources of her information and editorial notes for some of the articles to provide more context.
Date: March 1955
Creator: Simmons, Nanine
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1953

Description: Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
Date: 1953
Creator: Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.)
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1955

Description: Yearbook for Mineral Wells High School in Mineral Wells, Texas includes photos of and information about the school, student body, teachers, and organizations.
Date: 1955
Creator: Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.)
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Children in a Lawn Chair]

Description: Photograph of two young boys reclining in a padded lawn chair outdoors. Both boys are wearing shorts with no shirt. The boy on the right is Doug Snell.
Date: June 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

Church Roll and Record

Description: Book containing a member roll for Union Missionary Baptist Church. Includes such information as the date of reception or dismissal, as well as a list of deaths and inactive members.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Union Missionary Baptist Church
Item Type: Book
Partner: Carrollton Public Library

[College Avenue Missionary Baptist Church Minutes of Deacons' Meetings]

Description: Book containing events and minutes from deacon meetings at College Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. These include topics such as church politics, events, and financial issues. Typed pages, drawings, and a receipt have been inserted into the book.
Date: November 1952
Creator: College Avenue Missionary Baptist Church
Item Type: Book
Partner: Carrollton Public Library

Comanche Texts

Description: This book contains Comanche folktales, along with the English translations. They are broken into several sections which are listed (along with brief summaries of the stories) in the table of contents: coyote stories; fairy tales and fables; manners and morals; adventure; and obtaining and preparing food. Both the English and Comanche texts have numbered footnotes to line up the translation, explained in the Editor's Note (p. iii); there is also an Explanatory Note describing the Comanche transcription (p. xiii). A vocabulary list including an explanation starts on page 132.
Date: 1958
Creator: Canonge, Elliott D.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1956]

Description: Photograph of the 1956 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are six girls in white robes and five boys in dark robes and bow ties. Rabbi Isadore Garsek and Cantor A. Friedman stand in the back row. The students are Sandra Leona Berkowitz, Elaine Schwartz, Linda Ellen Grenadier, Frances Jay Friedman, Maxine Stein, Janet Marilyn Siegel, Harry David Pila, Harry Sherwin Bailin, Morton Alan Levenson, Alvin Daiches, and Cordell Green.
Date: May 13, 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

[Congregation Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class, 1957]

Description: Copy photograph of the 1957 confirmation class at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. There are seven girls in white robes and fourteen boys in dark robes and bow ties. Rabbi Isadore Garsek stands in the back center with them. The students are Cheryl Leff, Sylvia Lynn Cooles, Jeanie Labovitz, Debbie Brachman, Charlsa Sarvis, Jerilyn Cohen, Davida Rae Applebaum, Paul Weisblatt, David Garsek, Allen Hendelman, Marvin Tills, Bobby Rashti, Marshall Kragen, Jack Rubin, Allen Grenadier, Jack Marks, Michail Ben Cohen, Michael Carter, Louis Siegel, Allen Schuster, and Donald Stanley. They are pictured on the bimah (alter) of the synagogue.
Date: June 2, 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

Country Boy Haystacks Calhoun

Description: Haystacks Calhoun, wrestler, publicity photo, Country Boy Haystacks Calhoun. Calhoun was raised and died in McKinney, Texas. Popular in the 1950-1970s.
Date: c. 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: North Texas History Center

Country Store [Grocery], Richardson, Texas

Description: Fred [P] Winkler (owner), Morgan Gant, Billy Giles, James Tune, Clarence Hastedt and Tillman Jones, youths Ronny Clark and Jackie Fielder, all wearing aprons, standing in an aisle. Assortment of groceries, some brand names visible, on left and right. Written on back: Fred Winkler, Morgan Gant, Billy Giles, James Tune, Clarence Hastedt and Tillman Jones. 1953. (2 youths, Ronny Clark and Jackie Fielder, standing in front) all wearing aprons. Additional information: [Richardson 1959-1960 Directory, paid listing: COUNTRY STORE, Fresh Meats and Groceries, 100 East Main Street, Fred P. Winkler, Owner, Phone ADams 5-5351]
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Crowd Inside T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of customers inside the T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store in League City. Several people are leaned over a counter on the left. To the right, a young boy is standing in an empty metal shopping cart.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library