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[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

[Library Staff]

Description: Photograph of three library staff members in Carnegie Library. The women are standing behind a set of tall desks. They are identified as Carrie Hudspeth, Beulah Nugent, and Cora Neely. In the foreground, there is a shelf filled with periodicals, school desks, and two sets of tables and chairs. In the background, there are several tall shelves filled with books.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Loan Desk]

Description: Photograph of loan desk in the Carnegie Building. To the left, there is a tall shelf with filled with books, and a smaller shelf filled with books to the right. Beside the smaller shelf, there is a card catalog with a bust sculpture sitting on top of it. On the right of the image, there is a desk with a lamp, papers, and a plant on top of it. In the foreground, there is a table with chairs surrounding it and papers on it. In the background, there are two doorways, a painting on the wall to the right, and a bust sculpture on a brick mantle below the painting.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Loan Desk]

Description: Negative of loan desk in the Carnegie Building. To the left, there is a tall shelf with filled with books, and a smaller shelf filled with books to the right. Beside the smaller shelf, there is a card catalog with a bust sculpture sitting on top of it. On the right of the image, there is a desk with a lamp, papers, and a plant on top of it. In the foreground, there is a table with chairs surrounding it and papers on it. In the background, there are two doorways, a painting on the wall to the right, and a bust sculpture on a brick mantle below the painting.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Mosman and Gieb Store]

Description: Photograph of Mosman and Gieb general store, a branch of the Cooke County public library system in Lindsay, Texas. A large sign above an awning on the building says "Mosman and Gieb for General Merchandise" and "Hay and Grain." One woman and two men are standing in front of the building. In the background, there is a sign on the left side of the building that says "Best Gasoline."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Negro Reading Room]

Description: Photograph of Negro Reading Room in a sub-story of the Carnegie Building. Windows line the left wall, and shelves line the right wall. In the foreground, there is a desk with stationary supplies on it. A wicker basket is sitting in front of it. Behind the desk, there is a table with chairs surrounding it, and stacks of papers sitting on the top. In the background, there are shelves partially filled with books, with a glass cabinet in the center. Text below the image says "Negro Reading Room, in sub-story of Public Library[.] Gainesville[,] Texas."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Negro Reading Room]

Description: Negative of Negro Reading Room in a sub-story of the Carnegie Building. Windows line the left wall, and shelves line the right wall. In the foreground, there is a desk with stationary supplies on it. A wicker basket is sitting in front of it. Behind the desk, there is a table with chairs surrounding it, and stacks of papers sitting on the top. In the background, there are shelves partially filled with books, with a glass cabinet in the center. Text below the image says "Negro Reading Room, in sub-story of Public Library[.] Gainesville[,] Texas."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[Portrait of Carrie Hudspeth]

Description: Photograph of a librarian, identified as Carrie Hudspeth, standing behind a tall desk at Carnegie Library. She is wearing glasses and a gray jacket over a light blue blouse. Her hands are placed on a wooden box on top of the desk. In the background, there are bookshelves.
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 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 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

[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 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

[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 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

[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

[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

[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