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[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

[Photograph of Hardin-Simmons University Campus]

Description: Aerial photograph of the Hardin-Simmons University campus grounds and the surrounding Abilene area, showing school buildings, houses, roads, parking lots, cars, and trees. Photograph taken in 1974.
Date: 1974

[Photograph of Billy Ray Johnson and Lasso]

Description: Photograph of Hardin-Simmons University student Billy Ray Johnson posed in a field with a lasso. He wears a fringed button down shirt, a large belt buckle, and a cowboy hat.
Date: 1963

[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

[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

[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..]
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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

[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

[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

[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?

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Photograph of Abilene Hall Fire]

Description: Photograph of the original Abilene Hall fire at Hardin-Simmons University, showing smoke rising up from behind buildings in the distance. Handwritten note on the back of the photograph in blue ink reads, “Abilene Hall fire. Taken in backyard of where I live – 1024 N. 21st – 10 Feb. 47.”
Date: February 10, 1947
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[Photograph of Rose Field House and Ferguson Dorm]

Description: Aerial photograph of the Hardin-Simmons University Campus in Abilene, Texas, showing buildings, cars, parking lots, fencing and trees. The Ferguson Dormitory, left, and the Rose Field House, right, are visible. Trees in the foreground of the photograph obscure the view of part of the campus.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of Old Behrens Chapel Before Steeple Remodel]

Description: Photograph of the original Behrens Chapel building at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, before it burned down in 1957. Shows three-quarter view of the brick building from across the street, with trees and shrubs planted near the walls visible. Handwritten note on the back of the map in black ink reads, “Chapel building prior to Behrens Chapel that burned.”
Date: [..1957]

[Photograph of Old Main Building]

Description: Photograph of the Old Main building at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, which was erected in 1891 and then remodeled into the Simmons Science Hall in 1918. The brick building is three stories, with a bell tower, and several dormers and chimneys. A person can be seen standing on the steps of the right entrance door.
Date: [1891..1918]

[Photograph of Rose Field House]

Description: Photograph of the Rose Field House building at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, moved from Camp Barkeley to the Hardin-Simmons campus in 1947 and removed in 1976. Taken from an angle, this photograph shows the metal building sign letters and a portion of the front porch and awning.
Date: [1947..1976]

[Photograph of Abilene Hall]

Description: Photograph of the Abilene Hall at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Taken from across a street, the photograph shows a three-quarter view of the brick and stone building. A man standing on a ladder can be seen working on the building's windows. Several cars are parked on the street near the front walkway of the building.
Date: 1948
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