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[Arch construction of the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

Description: Photograph of the construction of an arch at the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park. A man in a fedora sits astride a semi-circular laminated wooden truss, working on joining it at the center. This truss, and two completed trusses in the background are framed against the sky. The trusses are supported by posts, and temporarily joined together with wooden cross braces. The top of a wooden scaffold is visible in the lower right corner of the image.
Date: December 10, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Construction of the Rosewood Recreation Center, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

Description: Photograph of construction of the Negro Recreation Building in Rosewood Park. Three men stand on the back of a 1930s flat bed truck, as they use a crane mounted on the truck to lift half of a laminated wooden semi-circular arched truss into place. Two of the trusses are already completed in the background. The scaffolding used to support workers joining the trusses at their centers stands to the back of the truck. The trusses are joined by cross members, and the half truss erected to the left in the photograph is supported by a post, awaiting the other half of the truss. Two wooden saw horses and several stacks of bags of cement(?) are on the ground under and near the trusses. This photograph appeared in the 1944 Annual Report of the Austin Recreation Department, on page 48, labeled "New Gymnasium - Auditorium at Rosewood".
Date: December 10, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Item Type: Photograph

Capt. Jack Rogers

Description: Woman and man with baby on lap seated in front of Christmas tree.
Date: December 1, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

W.D. Cooper

Description: Photograph of a man seated on a sofa holding a baby in his lap.
Date: December 1, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Magnesium Plant Awards

Description: Samples of magnesium products displayed on a table. Sing in background says "Magnesium by International". After World War II this plant became The Balcones Research Center.
Date: November 30, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Magnesium Plant Awards

Description: Mayor Tom Miller at the podium. IMCC Magnesium sign in background. The event is being covered by KTBC Radio. After World War II this plant became The Balcones Research Center.
Date: November 30, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Magnesium Plant Awards

Description: Group of people standing at podium with IMCC Magnesium banner behind them. American flag is flying at forefront. After World War II this magnesium plant became The Balcones Research Center.
Date: November 30, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Magnesium Plant Awards

Description: Radio station KNOW provides coverage of the event. After World War II this magnesium plant became The Balcones Research Center.
Date: November 30, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Magnesium Plant Awards

Description: A large group of people dressed for cold weather gathered outside for awards ceremony. The magnesium plant became The Balcones Research Center after World War II.
Date: November 30, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Federal Courthouse

Description: Exterior view taken from the south of Travis County Courthouse.
Date: November 15, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Federal Courthouse

Description: Exterior view of Federal Court House. Cars parked in lot in front of building.
Date: November 15, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Gerald Mann

Description: Man seated at a dictation machine.
Date: November 8, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Gerald Mann

Description: Man seated behind desk reading a book.
Date: November 8, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph