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[Reading Room]

Description: Photograph of the Reading Room at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. There is a filled bookshelf to the left, and several tables and chairs set up to the right. A clock is hanging above the bookshelf and first table. In the background, there is a doorway to another room and shorter, filled bookshelves.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Marie Cannon Pager]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Marie Cannon Pager, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is wearing glasses, a white blouse over a multi-colored blouse, and teal pants. She is posing beside shelves filled with books, with her right leg propped up. In the background, there are other bookshelves.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mrs. Ann Wood]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Mrs. Ann Wood, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is wearing a pale violet, patterned blouse, a pink necklace, and a pale violet skirt. She is leaning behind a tall desk with her left hand holding a roll of tape. A typewriter is sitting on the left side of the desk, and various office supplies are in the shelves under the desk. In the background, there are bookshelves and a window.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Five Library Staff Members]

Description: Photograph of five library staff members at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. They are identified (from left to right ) as Kay Bishop, Barbara Burk, Lila Davis, Jean Romero, and Ann Woods. The second woman is holding a newspaper. In the background, there are shelves filled with various objects and books.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mrs. Katy Morrison]

Description: Photograph of woman identified as Mrs. Katy Morrison, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is wearing a light-blue blouse with a dark-blue emblem on the right side. In the background, there is a shelf with various office supplies, a window, and a doorway.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Six Library Staff Members]

Description: Photograph of six library staff members at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. They are identified (from left to right) as Kay Bishop, Helen Neu, Ann Woods, Barbara Callaway, Fay Monden, and Dora Ward. They are standing behind a tall desk with books and stacks of cards on it. In the background, there is a card catalog and shelves filled with VHS video tapes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mrs. Margaret Hill]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Mrs. Margaret Hill, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is sitting in a chair at a desk; she is wearing glasses and a patterned, blue dress. The woman is holding a book in her hands with cartoon cat figures and "Richard Scarry's Best First Book Ever!" printed on the cover. In the background, there are shelves filled with various items.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Children's Room]

Description: Photograph of Children's Room at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. There is a round table with several books and a sign that says "Please Do Not Leave Your Children Unattended In This Room" displayed on top of it; chairs are surrounding the table. In the background, there are filled bookshelves with books and stuffed animal toys displayed along the top.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Circulation Desk]

Description: Photograph of the circulation desk at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. In front of the desk, there is a plant. On top of the desk, there is a brochure with a photo of a camera and text that says "check this out," a nameplate, and a rolodex. In the background, there is a card catalog and a doorway leading to another room with windows surrounding it.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mrs. Helen Neu]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as Mr. Helen Neu, at Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. She is sitting in a chair with her legs crossed; she is wearing glasses, a white blouse, and pants. Behind her, there is a desk with a card catalog drawer, a box of tissues, framed photographs, and an open book on it. Above the desk, there is a filled bookshelf with a pencil sharpener hanging from it. To the right of the desk, there is a refrigerator.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Corner of Children's Section]

Description: Photograph of a corner in the children's section in the Carnegie Building. Several books sit on a table surrounded by chairs in the center of the image. To the left, there is a school desk. To the right, there are books on shelves. In the foreground, there are two school desks. In the background, there is a doorway leading to another room, a fireplace with a bust sculpture on the mantle, a painting above the fireplace, three school desks, and a table with a plant on it. Text below the image says, "Corner of Children[']s Section. Librarians['] room and work room beyond. Public Library, Gainesville[,] Texas" and "Boyd and Breeding."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Reference Department and Stacks]

Description: Photograph of the Reference Department and Stacks (in back of loan desk) in the Carnegie Building. Two tables with lamps on the tops and chairs surrounding them are in the center of the image; two rows of school desks are on each side of the tables. Five rows of tall shelves filled with books are to the left of the tables. In the background, there is a water fountain beside a wall to the right, shorter bookshelves, and windows above them. Text below the image says "Reference department and stacks[,] back of loan desk. Public Library, Gainesville[,] Texas. Boyd [and] Breeding."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Assembly Room]

Description: Photograph of the Assembly Room in a sub-story of the Carnegie Building. Several rows of chairs are facing the background. On the left wall, there are windows; on the right wall, there is a doorway. In the background, there is a backdrop and furnace with a pipe leading into the left wall. The backdrop is a painting of trees. Text below the image says "Assembly Room in sub-story of Public Library[.] Gainesville[,] Texas. Boyd [and] Breeding."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter to Miss Lillian Gunter]

Description: Letter to Miss Lillian Gunter from John S. Hardy. The letter discusses Miss Lillian Gunter being the first woman to purchase a poll tax in Cooke County, and women's suffrage.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hardy, John S.
Item Type: Letter

[Open House Invitation to New Cooke County Library]

Description: Invitation to the open house of the new Cooke County Library on 112 W. Main in Gainesville, Texas. The invitation features advertisements for General Electric air conditioning by H & H Sales and Ready-Mix Concrete.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[American Monthly Review of Reviews Receipt]

Description: Receipt for a transaction with The American Monthly Review of Reviews and Cooke County Library. The receipt includes the date and payment information. The back of the receipt features stamps and the addressee, Miss Lillian Gunter.
Date: unknown
Creator: American Monthly Review of Reviews
Item Type: Text

[Photograph of Gainesville Library]

Description: Photograph of a plain, brick building identified as Gainesville Public Library. The street sign on the corner has the names "Main St." and "Denton St." There are several trees outside of the building. Text on the back of the photograph says, "Gainesville First Library Building opened in 1914 - photo presented by Mr. Andrew Carnegie."
Date: 1914~
Item Type: Photograph

[Registration Card for Cooke County Library]

Description: Registration card for Avinelle Davis, a patron of Cooke County Library. The card features the patron's name, address, occupation, and reference (Nellie E. Davis). It is one of the first registration cards for the library.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Lillian Gunter's Steno Book]

Description: Notebook filled with notes written by Miss Lillian Gunter. The text appears to include speeches, mathematical notation, and other notes. Accompanying information suggests that some of the information may be related to the Cooke County Library bookmobile, and some speeches also seem to refer to World War I and city preparations.
Date: 1903/1963?
Creator: Gunter, Lillian
Item Type: Book

[Portrait of Miss Lillian Gunter]

Description: Portrait of a woman identified as Miss Lillian Gunter. She is wearing a light-colored shirt with a blue tie and glasses. The background of the photograph appears to be tinted.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Drawing of Cooke County Library]

Description: Ink drawing of the front of Cooke County Library. The front of the building says "Cooke County Library." There is a tree in front of the building. Text above the building says "November, 1965."
Date: November 1965
Item Type: Artwork

[Short History of Cooke County Library]

Description: Document of a brief history of Cooke County Library, including information and statistics beginning from the early 1900s. It discusses the need for a new library which would be built in 1963.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Front View of Cooke County Library]

Description: Photograph of a front-view of Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. The building is one-story high; there is a set-in doorway with a dark, patterned brick wall to the left, and a white marble wall to the right. The marble wall has a light fixture above text that says "Cooke County Library," a plaque that says "200," and an illegible gray plaque. In front of the building, there are two sets of steps and a flowerbed with bushes in between them. A pink, flowering tree is in a yard in the front.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph