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[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

[Boy Scout Nook in Children's Reading Room]

Description: Photograph of Boy Scout Nook in the Children's Reading Room. Two boys are sitting in school desks. The boy on the left is holding a book that says "Geronimo," and the boy on the right is holding a periodical. There is a shelf filled with books behind them. A sign on top of the shelf says "Boy Scouts' Nook." Text below the image says "Colwell" underneath the first boy, and "James Scribner" underneath the second boy.
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding
Item Type: Photograph

[Front View of Carnegie Building]

Description: Photograph of a front-exterior view of Carnegie Building. The brick building is two-stories tall. There is a staircase leading to a doorway in the front. Awnings cover the two sets of windows on each side of the staircase. Trees surround the building. In front of the building, a car is parked on a street. At the corner of the street, there is a street sign that says "Denton."
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding
Item Type: Photograph

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. In the center, there is a shelf filled with books. On the right, there is a bookshelf shaped like a ladder. Above the shelves, there are two posters with a photograph of a building on each. The poster on the left has several lines spreading out from the building. The poster on the right has several lines leading to other photographs, spreading out from the building. In the foreground, there is a desk with books, papers, and a pair of scissors sitting on it. Two posters are attached above the left side of the desk; the top poster says "In Every Home Books," and the bottom poster says "Back to Nature Books." A banner above the exhibit says "...ee Library."
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding
Item Type: Photograph

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. In the center, there is a shelf filled with books. On the right, there is a bookshelf shaped like a ladder. Above the shelves, there are two posters with a photograph of a building on each. The poster on the left has several lines spreading out from the building. The poster on the right has several lines leading to other photographs, spreading out from the building. In the foreground, there is a desk with books, papers, and a pair of scissors sitting on it. Two posters are attached above the left side of the desk; the top poster says "In Every Home Books," and the bottom poster says "Back to Nature Books." A banner above the exhibit says "...ee Library."
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding
Item Type: Photograph

[Children's Reading Room]

Description: Photograph of Children's Reading Room. A woman wearing glasses is sitting behind a desk with papers and various office supplies on it. Behind her, there are two boys sitting at a table and reading books. In the background, there are several shelves filled with books.
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Reading Room and Periodical Section]

Description: Photograph of the Reading Room and Periodical Section. Two men wearing glasses are reading books at a table. Behind the men, a woman and man are reading books at a second table. A third table is in the background. To the right of the image, a man is standing and looking towards shelves filled with periodicals; the shelves border the room. In the background, there are windows and a painting of a man above the shelves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter Discussing Location of Library]

Description: Letter to city council from the Gainesville Business and Professional women discussing the best location for the new library.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gainesville Business and Professional Women
Item Type: Letter

[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

[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

Cooke County Library, Gainesville, Texas: Library Floor Plan

Description: Floor plan of the Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. Furniture is noted on the layout with a handwritten list of furniture included in the lower-left corner. Handwritten sketches are added around the edges of the floor plan and on the back of the map. Scale 1:96.
Date: November 9, 1962
Creator: Remington Rand, Inc. Library Bureau Division.
Item Type: Map

[Letter to Councilman]

Description: Letter to city councilman from Mrs. E. E. Wright, Jr. discussing information about Cooke County Library.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wright, Mrs. E. E., Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[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

[Assembly Room]

Description: Negative 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

[Bookmobile and Santa Claus]

Description: Photograph of the Cooke County Public Library Bookmobile. The dark-colored truck says "Cooke County Public Library[,] 'Read to Learn'" on the back side. Four men and one woman are standing in front of the truck; the third man is dressed as Santa Claus. They are identified as Emmitt Cameron, L. V. Henry, (Santa Claus,) Olna Boaz, and Cliff McMahon. In the background, there is a building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bookmobile and Santa Claus]

Description: Photograph of the Cooke County Public Library Bookmobile. The dark-colored truck says "[Co]oke County Public Library[,] 'Read to Learn'" on the back side. Four men and one woman are standing in front of the truck; the third man is dressed as Santa Claus. They are identified as Emmitt Cameron, L. V. Henry, (Santa Claus,) Olna Boaz, and Cliff McMahon. In the background, there is a building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Carnegie Library and Bookmobile]

Description: Photograph of the Bookmobile parked outside the front of Carnegie Library. The Bookmobile is parked on the right side of the street, with its front facing left. Several trees surround Carnegie Library. To the right of the library, there are other buildings.
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

[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

[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