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[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

[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~

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Entrance and Periodical Room]

Description: Photograph of entrance and Periodical Room in the Carnegie Building. On the left, there is a bulletin board with several papers attached to it. To the right of the board, there are two columns, two benches to the right of the columns, and two school desks beside the benches; they are separated by a walkway. The walkway leads to a taller desk on the right. In the background, there are two tables with sets of chairs and a rack with hanging newspapers to the left. Behind the tables and rack, there are shelves filled with periodicals. Text below the image says "Entrance and Periodical Room[,] Public Library. Gainesville[,] Texas. Boyd [and] Breeding."
Date: unknown

[Exterior View of Carnegie Library]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Carnegie Library. A car is parked along its curb. A street sign at the corner says "Main;" a black sign with a white arrow below it says "One Way." The brick building is two-stories tall, and a stairway leads to a door in the front. Trees surround the building.
Date: unknown

[Front of Cooke County Library]

Description: Photograph of a front-view of Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. The building is one-story high with white marble walls. In front of the building, there are two sets of steps, a flowerbed with bushes in between them, and a pink flowering tree in a yard.
Date: unknown

[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

[Front View of Carnegie Building]

Description: Negative of front-view of Carnegie Building. The brick building is two-stories tall, with a staircase leading to a set of doors in the front. Two lamps are on both sides of the doorway. In the foreground, there is a sidewalk. In the background, there are other buildings. Text below the image says "Public Library. Gainesville[,] Texas. Gift of Andrew Carnegie. Boyd [and] Breeding."
Date: unknown

[Front View of Carnegie Library]

Description: Photograph of a front-view of Carnegie Library. In the foreground, a car is driving down the street. Behind the car, the Bookmobile is parked in front of the library. Several trees surround the building. To the right of Carnegie Library, there are other buildings.
Date: unknown

[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