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[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

[Rear Entrance of Bookmobile]

Description: Photograph of the rear entrance of the Bookmobile. One woman is standing in the Bookmobile. A man wearing a suit and hat and a woman wearing a dress, flower corsage, and hat are sitting in the doorway of the Bookmobile.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Rear Entrance of Bookmobile]

Description: Photograph of rear entrance of the Bookmobile. One woman is standing inside the Bookmobile. One man wearing a suit and hat is standing halfway on a step and in the doorway. In the background, there is a building.
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

[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

[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

[Technical Drawing of Card Catalogs]

Description: Technical drawing proposing additional card catalogs in the Cooke County Library. The plan shows the dimensions of the catalog cabinets and also has an inset sketch (in the upper-left corner) of the cabinets' relationship to the surrounding shelving as viewed from above. Scale 1:24.
Date: May 5, 1986

[Two Cooke County Library Branches]

Description: Photographs of two branches of the Cooke County Library system. The top image is identified as Carnegie Library. The brick building is two-stories high, with a stairway leading to a doorway in the front. Windows covered by awnings are on both sides the stairway. Trees surround the building and street sign is located on the corner that says "Main," "Denton," and has a "One Way" sign with an arrow pointing right. Text above the image says "Book # T148 [/] NSI ID H4650099.08 [/] Story 99 [/] PIC 1 [/] COLS 1 [/] 58% [/] Page # [/] Picture # [/] T148 [c]Gainesville Carnegie Library." The bottom image is identified as Cooke County Library on Weaver Street in Gainesville, Texas. There are two doorways set back from the front wall of the building. The front is made of two patterned brick sections, with a light-colored section in the center; text in the center says "Cook Cou[nty Libra]ry." Two sets of steps lead to the building, and a tree is growing in between them. Text above the image says "Book # T148 [/] NSI ID H4650099.08 [/] Story 99 [/] PIC 2 [/] COLS 1 [/] 58% [/] Page # [/] Picture # [/] T148 [c]Cooke County Library [md] We." Text below the image says "Cooke County Library[,] Weaver Street Between Main [and] Pecan[.] 1963 -."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph