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[Scrapbook: Mineral Wells, Mayor Harris]

Description: Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, and other materials related to the life of D. C. Harris and his time as mayor of Mineral Wells, Texas as well as information about news and events in the town. Many of the pages include handwritten explanations and annotations.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harris, Helen

[Howard Family Album]

Description: Scrapbook documenting information about the Howard family and the history of Mineral Wells in Palo Pinto County, Texas. It includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and other documents along with handwritten notes and annotations.
Date: unknown

[Camp Wolters Service Album]

Description: Photo album of Private Gerald H. Hoffman, in a standard Camp Wolters "Service Album" book that includes pre-printed information sheets at the front. The photographs include handwritten identifications and annotations; some other loose materials have also been put into the book.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hoffman, Gerald H.

[Photograph of General James K. Woolnough]

Description: Head-shot of Commanding General in the US Army James K. Woolnough. The general is in uniform and is sitting against a light-colored background. On the back of the photograph are typewritten information about the photo (such as the photo's subject, photographer, etc.), a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address, and handwritten notes.
Date: July 5, 1967
Creator: Jameson, E.

[Photgraph of General Paul L. Freeman, Jr.]

Description: Head-shot of Commanding General in the US Army Paul L. Freeman, Jr. The general is in uniform and is sitting in front of a medium-colored backdrop. On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes, a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address, and typewritten notes giving information about the photograph (such as the photo's subject, the photographer, etc.).
Date: unknown
Creator: Jameson, Evelyn C.

[Beetle Bailey Fort Wolters Cartoon]

Description: Cartoon depicting a sign held in the air by helicopters at the upper corners and dangling soldiers in the lower corners; it says "11th Anniversary Primary Helicopter School." Sergent Snorkel is leaning out of the helicopter on the left to say "Come on Beetle! You're letting your end sag!" A note at the bottom says "With best wishes to all the gang at Fort Wolters - Mort Walker."
Date: 1967
Creator: Walker, Mort

[Fort Wolters Anniversary Cartoon]

Description: Cartoon panel drawn for the 11th anniversary of the Fort Wolters Helicopter School in Texas. In the image, two men are in a helicopter cockpit and the helicopter is upside-down. There are two speech bubbles that say: "You chump, you got this thing flying up-side-down" and "I have? Well, it is different, isn't it?" A note in the lower-right corner says "To Fort Wolters the best - Al Smith."
Date: 1967~
Creator: Smith, Al

[Letter from Zack Mosley to Major Phillips, August 29, 1967]

Description: Handwritten letter from cartoonist Zack Mosley to Major Phillips, responding to a letter he received from the major. He writes that he has enclosed a drawing of his cartoon, Smilin' Jack. At the top of the letter is a stylized letterhead with Smilin' Jack's head and Mr. Mosley's signature. On the back of the letter is a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address. The letterhead on the front is clearly visible from the back of the letter.
Date: August 29, 1967
Creator: Mosley, Zack

[General William C. Westmoreland meets with press]

Description: Photograph of General William C. Westmoreland, Army Chief of Staff, meeting with some of the local press during his visit to Fort Wolters. General Westmoreland is in uniform, standing behind a podium with several microphones pointed towards him. On the wood-paneled wall behind him is a large, hanging insignia, reading, "Above The Finest."
Date: June 21, 1969
Creator: Herbert, H. Key

[Headshot of man against dark background]

Description: Signed head-shot of a man wearing a suit and light-colored tie, with half of his face slightly shadowed. The backdrop behind him is dark. The man's signature indicates his first name was David, and also reads, "To the army helicopter school with my best wishes. Long may you wave!" On the back of the photograph are handwritten notes and a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address.
Date: unknown

[Smilin' Jack Fort Wolters Cartoon]

Description: Cartoon depicting "Smilin' Jack" standing on the beach with a woman who is wearing a bathing suit while helicopters fly above the water. Jack is waving and saying "Congratulations -- U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, on your eleventh anniversary. Behind them to the left, another man on the beach has just lost a button from his sweater and it is being swallowed by a bird. A note at the bottom says "From Smilin' Jack - Li'l De-Icer - Fat Stuff & Zack Mosley, CTNYNS."
Date: 1967
Creator: Mosley, Zack

[Photograph of Major General Robert R. Williams]

Description: Head-shot of Major General Robert R. Williams, Director of Army Aviation. The Major General is in uniform and sits in front of a dark background. On the back of the photograph are typewritten notes, a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address, and a handwritten note that reads, "60%."
Date: March 14, 1967
Creator: Porter, Oscar E.

[Photograph of Eric Sevareid]

Description: Head-shot of CBS newsman Eric Sevareid. Mr. Sevareid is wearing a suit with a dark tie and a dark pocket-square. He is sitting in front of a light-colored background. On the back of the photograph are a stamp giving the Boyce-Ditto Public Library's address and handwritten notes, including one that reads, "12/15/61."
Date: December 15, 1961