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Census and Directory of the City of Abilene, 1901

Description: This census and directory for Abilene, Texas includes listings for businesses and individuals living in the city of Abilene in 1901. It also includes information about the establishment of the city, advertisements for local businesses and information about local elections, government institutions, educational institutions, and local industries.
Date: 1901
Creator: Stephenson, J. L. & Anderson, G. S.
Item Type: Book

Range Rider, Spring 2008

Description: The Hardin-Simmons alumni newsletter includes information regarding events at the school and news about university students, staff, and alumni. This issue focuses largely on HSU individuals who serve in the military.
Date: 2008
Creator: Hardin-Simmons University

[Photograph of Chicken Dance]

Description: Photograph of children participating in the “Chicken Dance” at the 2011 Western Heritage Day celebration at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. The group of dancers are circled around a young woman in a striped tank top who is leading the dance. Richardson Library can be seen in the background.
Date: 2011
Creator: Maynard, Shannon Collins
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Sleeping Student]

Description: Photograph of a Hardin-Simmons University student sleeping in class. The young man sits in a school desk with his right hand propped beneath his chin, supporting his head, and his eyes closed. A note in pencil above the photograph reads, “Welch, 1960 about.”
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Student Caught by the Ear]

Description: Photograph of two Hardin-Simmons University students clowning around. A young woman, wearing a plaid shirt and high-waisted jeans, smiles while holding the ear of a young man. The man, wearing striped overalls and a button down short-sleeve shirt, has an expression of amusement and pain on his face.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Van Ellis Theatre]

Description: Photograph of the Van Ellis Theater at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, showing the front of the glass, brick, and lattice-patterned building. Telephone lines, various buildings, and cars parked on the street can be seen reflected back in the building’s windows.
Date: [1961..]
Item Type: Photograph
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[Photograph of Display Case]

Description: Photograph of labeled books and objects displayed in a wood-and-glass case at the library at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. A piece of gnarled wood sits on the glass top of the case.
Date: 1966
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Hart Phillips and Mary Phillips]

Description: Photograph of Hart and Mary (Mollie Hardin) Phillips on the front porch of a house at a birthday celebration at Glasscock County Ranch. Hart Phillips sits on the ledge of the porch holding a decorative birthday cake in his hands while Mary Phillips stands behind him looking down at the cake.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Children with Beans and Biscuits]

Description: Photographic slide of children dressed in western-style clothes in line to receive beans and biscuits at the 1982 Western Heritage Day at Hardin-Simmons University. Two men stand behind the table to prepare and hand out the food. One of the men is identified as Ron Smith.
Date: 1982
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Willis Garron]

Description: Portrait photograph of Willie Garron, visible from the shoulders up, wearing a graduation cap and gown. Handwritten note on mat in lower-right corner: “Willie Garron (3), c. 1914.”
Date: 1914?
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Cowboy Pumpkin]

Description: Photograph of a carved jack-o’-lantern wearing a cowboy hat and bandanna on the Hardin-Simmons University campus. The eyes, nose holes, and mouth of the pumpkin have been carved out and permanent marker has been used to create shading and other features like eyebrows. A pan filled with pumpkin seeds, a permanent marker, and chisel can be seen in the lower-right corner of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Horse Float]

Description: Photograph of a Hardin-Simmons University student dressed in cowgirl attire sitting atop a horse float. The woman holds the reigns of the horse and waves her cowboy hat above her head. The car-turned-float is parked on a street, and a large house can be seen in the background. A sign on the front of the float reads, "Rope 'Em."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Woman in Snow]

Description: Photograph of a woman in a dark-colored top coat standing on a snow-covered road. A row of houses can be seen in the background. Note in blue ink on the lower-right corner of the photograph reads, “To that lil’ ‘Texas Tiger.’ Love, Veida.”
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Three Girls on Chain]

Description: Photograph of three female Hardin-Simmons University students on a chain barrier in front of Abilene Hall. Directly behind the women is a car-lined street. Several trees and a cactus can also be seen.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Theodore Oscar Vogel]

Description: Portrait photograph of Theodore Oscar Vogel, visible from the shoulders up, wearing a dark-colored suit and floral tie. He has thinning white hair and a prominent mustache. Vogel was born March 1849 in Charentown, Louisiana, and died on June 25, 1938, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Date: 192u
Item Type: Photograph