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An account of Col. Crockett's tour to the North and down East, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four : his object being to examine the grand manufacturing establishments of the country : and also to find out the condition of its literature and morals, the extent of its commerce, and the practical operation of "The Experiment"

Description: "Object being to examine the grand manufacturing establishments of the country; and also to find out the condition of its literature and morals, the extent of its commerce, and the practical operation of 'The Experiment'"
Date: 1835
Creator: Crockett, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Book]

Description: Photographs of Lewis Carrol's " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Book," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is an illustration of Alice, a young blonde girl in a white dress standing on yellow ground. Behind her are characters in fancy clothes, the sky a pale blue at the top. The title of the book is in a white banner at the top. Image 2, pop-up of the whole Alice goes down composed of thin swirled paper. This is on a page titled "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole" followed by some text. Image 3, side view of hole pop-up. Image 4, closeup of a pop-up of Alice going down the hole to Wonderland. Image 5, view from the top of Alice going down the hole to Wonderland. On the page to the right of it under some text is a smaller pop-up of Alice in a long hallways with a rabbit standing up next to her. Image 6, closeup of the inside of the hole Alice goes down. Image 7, pop-up of a deck of cards formed in arch with Alice under it.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

America noviter delineata

Description: Map of North and South America showing political boundaries and place names. Includes inset of Greenland and illustrations of ships and sea monsters.
Date: 1633
Creator: Merian, Matthaeus
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The American conflict: a history of the great rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64: its causes, incidents, and results: intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases, with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the war for the Union. Volume 1.

Description: Volume one of a two-volume set gives a historical overview of slavery and the abolition movement in the U.S., records events leading to secession, and details political and military action early in the Civil War. Chapter XII (pp. 147-177) discusses the annexation of Texas to the United States. Analytical index begins on p. 633.
Date: 1864
Creator: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The American conflict: a history of the great rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64: its causes, incidents, and results: intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases, with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the war for the Union. Volume 2.

Description: Volume two of a two-volume set details political and military action in the Civil War. Chapter I (pp. 17-25) discusses activity in Texas and New Mexico in 1862. Analytical index begins on p. 765.
Date: 1866
Creator: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Application 524248 for Mileage Ration]

Description: Photograph of an application for oil rations held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Rare Book & Texana Collections. It is a form that needs to be filled out in order to receive oil rations for driving and travel. It is filled out by "Mrs. Abbie F. Stevens" for use at "20 Riverview Ave." in Waltham, Massachusetts. There are logged dates when gallons of oil were delivered and who delivered the gallons. The form is number "V-534248M-5".
Date: October 15, 2014
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Application 524250 for Mileage Ration]

Description: Photograph of an application for oil rations held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Rare Book & Texana Collections. It is a form that needs to be filled out in order to receive oil rations for driving and travel. It is filled out by "Mrs. Abbie F. Stevens" for use at "20 Riverview Ave." in Waltham, Massachusetts. There are logged dates when gallons of oil were delivered and who delivered the gallons. The form is number "V-534250M-5".
Date: October 15, 2014
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Astronauts on the Moon: The Story of the Apollo Moon Landings]

Description: Photographs of Stanley Hendricks' "Astronauts on the Moon: The Story of the Apollo Moon Landings," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is black with an illustration of an astronaut in space with the title on the right in white. Image 2, pop-up of two bright blue pages with a space pod pop-up, showing it is crashing into the water with a red and white striped raft next to it.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Beauty and the Beast: with Five Set Scenes & Nine Trick Changes, Home Pantomime Toy Books]

Description: Photographs of "Beauty and the Beast" from the Home Pantomime Toy Books series by Dean & Sons, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book has the words "Home Pantomime Toy Book" at the top, the second word is red and the rest baby blue. Most of the page is an illustration of a clown, with an officer to its left and a woman behind him with a man in a color outfit by him, and someone laying under the white orb the clown is sitting on. In the orb is the book title in orange/red. The bottom of the cover has a further description of the books contents that says "Five Set Scenes & Nine Trick Changes." Image 2, illustration inside the book. The illustration is of an audience watching a play inside of a theater, the set they are watching of giant tree trunks with faces, a man in a yellow an orange suit and black hat pointing at them. Above the stage parts of the red curtain can be seen with an intricate and decorated wall above the stage.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Better to See You With]

Description: Photographs of the 2001-2002 artist's book competition winner "The Better to See You With" created by Herman Iselin. Wolf fur binding and embroidered red velvet end papers enclose pages with the story of Little Red Riding Hood embossed in Braille. The book was designed as a concept piece, which would allow a blind child to experience the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The cover of the book is a square shaped blob of grey fur. Image 2, top of closed book. The grey fur of the cover can be seen, inside of it the book cover is red with white pages. Image 3, inside title. The furry book is propped open upright, the page on the left showing the velvety red inside cover. On it are the words "Little Red Riding Hood in red. The page on the right is blank. Image four, braille writing. The photo is a closeup of a white page filed with braille, the red and furry cover partially seen.
Date: 2001/2002
Creator: Iselin, Herman
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Big Bend of Texas

Description: This book contains numerous photographs of the Big Bend area with descriptions. Featured photographs include images from Fort Stockton, Marfa, Capote Canyon, Alpine, Marathon, Fort Davis, Presidio, and others.
Date: 192u
Creator: Albertype Co.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas

Description: Biographical view of Texas and its history including narratives of the individuals who helped shape Texas history and information about important point in history including: the pioneer days of Texas, Texas' transition from a Mexican state to being part of the United States, and the wars in which Texas citizens took part.
Date: 1880
Partner: UNT Libraries

Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas

Description: Biographical view of Texas and its history including narratives of the individuals who helped shape Texas history and information about important point in history including: the pioneer days of Texas, Texas' transition from a Mexican state to being part of the United States, and the wars in which Texas citizens took part.
Date: 2017
Partner: UNT Libraries