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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

[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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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 with white marble walls. On the left of the building, there is 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. In the background, there are cars.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of Schoolchildren]

Description: Photograph of a group of schoolchildren visited by the Bookmobile. The children and teacher are standing in six rows outside of a brick building. To the left, there are trees and shrubs.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of Schoolchildren with Books]

Description: Photograph of a group of schoolchildren visited by the Bookmobile. The twenty boys and girls are standing in three rows. A girl in the back row is holding books in her right arm. In the background, there are trees and a house.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Interior View of Carnegie Library]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of Carnegie Library. In the foreground, there is a table with a set of chairs surrounding it and a large book open on top of it. To the left of the table, there is a chair in front of a shelf partially filled with books. In the background, there is a display of books, a bench, a card catalog, a clock mounted on the wall, and a rack of newspapers.
Date: unknown
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

[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

[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

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of a library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. The exhibit consists of a display of books amongst figurines of trees, animals, people, and buildings. A row of plants is set behind the books and figurines. On the right side of the display, there is an American flag hanging from table. Above the display, there are several posters hanging on the wall. A banner above the posters says "Cooke County Free Library."
Date: unknown
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

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of a library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. The exhibit consists of a display of books amongst figurines of trees, animals, people, and buildings. A row of plants is set behind the books and figurines. On the right side of the display, there is an American flag hanging from table. Above the display, there are several posters hanging on the wall. A banner above the posters says "Cooke County Free Library."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph