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[Street Vendors near UT Campus]

Description: Photograph of the Renaissance Market near "The Drag" by the University of Texas, Austin campus. There are street vendors and market goers lining the street. There is Subaru station wagon parked on Guadalupe Street and a dalmatian watching the photographer.
Date: unknown
Creator: John R. Van Beekum
Item Type: Photograph

Strictly Business

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. It was published just before his death in 1910.
Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book

[Student gathering on University of Texas at Austin campus before Governor Ferguson protest parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of University of Texas students and supporters gathered on the lawn behind the Old Main Building, as they prepare for a protest march to Governor James E. Ferguson's (Pa Ferguson) capitol office. Many of the group are seated on the lawn or on chairs, and some hold umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun. A caption on the back of the photograph reads "scene in the campus before the student parade, May 28, 1917, Old Main Bg. in the background." The group was protesting Governor Ferguson's call for fraternities and sororities to be banned from the UT campus, and his further call for the removal of University president Dr. Robert Ernest Vinson. The Governor was not successful in either case, and was indeed himself impeached and removed from office by the Texas legislature on September 25, 1917.
Date: May 28, 1917
Item Type: Photograph

Student Groups / Athletes

Description: Female student examining a dress on mannequin display while friends watch, Crown Tailors, 406 E 6th St.
Date: October 10, 1960
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Student looking at University of Texas Main Building]

Description: Photograph of student with backpack in foreground with U.T. Tower in background. Students are walking around the main campus in front of the main building. Several students are sitting in front of the steps. Several tables are visible in the background. An event is taking place.
Date: September 1975
Creator: Fluitt, Mike
Item Type: Photograph

[Student on UT shuttle bus]

Description: Photograph of a female student holding onto the bar near the front door on the UT shuttle bus number 429. The driver looks out of the windshield. The student wears a backpack and appears to be waiting to exit the bus at the current or next stop. A "No smoking" sign above the driver prohibits passengers from smoking on the bus.
Date: 1973/1974
Creator: Fluitt, Mike
Item Type: Photograph