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Angelita M. Campos in her Living Room
Photograph of Angelita M. Campos in her living room. She is working on a colorful quilt. She sits in front of a curtain that she sewed as well.
Angelita M. Campos Working on a Quilt
Photograph of Angelita M. Campos working on a colorful quilt in Marfa, Texas in December 1974.
[Armando and Lucy Garcia at Mando's Drive In]
Interior of Mando's Drive In. Two people are standing behind the checkout counter of the restaurant. Front: Eduardo "Lito" Quintela. Back: Lucy Garcia.
An Autobiography of Dionisio Marquez Cordero
This is a research paper written by Jesus Cordero for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1974. It gives a first hand account of the interesting life of Dionisio Marquez Cordero. As a child and young man, most of his family was killed in Mexico during the revolution. He eventually came to Texas, married three times and had 12 children. He had many interesting jobs. He became a US citizen in 1962.
Aviation in Presidio County
Research paper written by Matt Henderson for an American History class at a Marfa high school in 1974 about the history of aviation in Presidio County.
Bottle Collection of George and Galen McCallum
Report by Galen McCallum about her collection of glass bottles.It gives a brief history of glass bottles, from individually blown glass bottles to manufactured bottles, descriptions of various bottles and some uses of glass bottles. Pages are included with descriptions of photos that were part of this report.
[Businesses in Marfa]
Report by Glenn Garcia for an American History class at marfa High School in January 1974. It is about businesses in Marfa, Texas based on his interviews with Jesusita Brito of Chuy's Place and Robert Martinez of Sandy's Grocery Store.
[Businesses in Marfa]
Report by Martha Sue Horn for an American History class at marfa High School in January 1974. It is about businesses in Marfa, Texas based on her interviews with business owners and employees at Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc., the Marfa Public Library, the Nu-Way Grocery Store, Colomo's Handy Store and Genevieve's Beauty Shop.
Casa De Piedra School
Description of the Casa De Piedra School in Marfa, Texas. This accompanied a photograph in a research report by Maria Valenzuela in 1974.
[Christopher's Department Store]
Exterior of Christopher's Department Store. Two people are standing in front of the store. Left to right are: W.W. Christopher and J.W. Christopher.
Disastrous Depression of the 1930's
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression of the 1930s, specifically in Presidio County, Texas, with numerous interviews from farmers and ranchers of the Depression era.
Eddie Pierce
Photograph of Eddie Pierce, owner of Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc. in Marfa, Texas.
[Employees at Baker's Jewelers]
Interior of Baker's Jewelers. Three people are standing behind a jewelry counter. From front to back: Mrs. Dorothy Walker, Mrs. Lillian Arce, and Oscar Sanchez.
[Employees at Christopher's Department Store]
Interior of Christopher's Department Store. Two males and one female are standing around a desk. One woman is seated at the desk.
Employees at Colomo's Handy Store
Photograph of employees inside Colomo's Handy Store in Marfa, Texas. Individuals are: Frank Quintanar, Pete Parras and Hilario Rivera.
Employees at Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc.
Photograph of mechanics and servicemen, Manuel Martinez, Joe Acosta, Humphris, Bill, and Henry Mata, employees at Eddie Pierce Motors, Inc. in Marfa, Texas.
Employees of Nu-Way Grocery Store
Photograph of Jesse Chavez, Eaton Wells and Mike Bales, employees at the Nu-Way Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas.
Employees of Nu-Way Grocery Store
Photograph of Mr. Cano and Alfredo Rodriguez, employees at the Nu-Way Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas. They are behind the meat counter.
Genevive Prieto
Photograph of Genieve Prieto of Genevive's Beauty Shop in Marfa, Texas.
[Gloria Rivera with customer]
Interior of Gloria's Beauty Salon. Gloria Rivera is helping a customer with her hair. Gloria is standing, while the customer is seated.
[Gloria's Beauty Salon]
Exterior of Gloria's Beauty Salon.
Helen Forbes
Photograph of Helen Forbes, head librarian at Marfa Public Library from 1958 - 1974.
[Insurance agency belonging to the Ligons]
Exterior of the Ligon insurance agency. Three people are standing in front of the insurance agency. Left to right are: Alice Lignon, Willie Jo Ligon, and an unnamed woman. The unnamed woman is standing to the right of a blue car.
An Interesting Person
Research paper written by Irma Espinosa for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1974. It is about Angelita M. Campos, wife of Lino Campos. The paper discusses her early life and her hobby of making quilts and curtains.
[Interview With Incencio]
Photograph of two men in a room. The photograph is labeled, "Interview with Incencio." One man has his back to the camera. The other man is sitting in front of a door. He is holding a pen and notebook.
It's a Corker
History Thesis by Carleen Pirtle about glass bottles, written in januyary 1971. The paper gives a brief history of different types of glass bottles: whiskeys, bitters, medicines, house-holds, and drink bottles - beer, wine, soda water. It discusses why these bottles are so interesting and how some of them were made. It also has six pages of hand-drawn examples of bottles. Note cards are included at the end that may have been used to describe specific bottles.
[M.S. Baker in front of Baker's Jewelers]
Exterior of Baker's Jewelers. M.S. Baker is standing in front of his store.
[Mando's Drive In]
Exterior of Mando's Drive In. An unknown male is standing in the left corner, in front of Mando's Drive In.
Manuel Colomo
Photograph of Maunel Colomo, owner of Colomo's Handy Store in Marfa, Texas.
Marfa Businesses
This is a paper describing Marfa, Texas businesses.
Marfa Manufacturing Company
Photograph of an unidentified man standing in a large doorway at Marfa Manufacturing Company.
Mary Sylva and Evelyn Davis
Photograph of Evelyn Forbes (R) assistant librarian at Marfa Public Library. Beside her is Mary Sylva (L) who also worked at the library in 1974.
Mrs. Pruett's Dollarama
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mrs. Ida Mae Pruett's doll collection, consisting of 360 dolls of all sorts at the time this paper was written. The collection includes dolls of all sizes and shapes, styles and colors, and from different countries. This paper includes a small section on the process of making dolls, pieces of furniture Mrs. Pruett uses to display her dolls at her home, and the likeness of a number of dolls from Mrs. Pruett's collection.
Quilt Made by Angelita M. Campos
Photograph of a colorful quilt made my Angelita M. Campos. It is draped over heras she sits on her couch in her living room.
[Research on the Great Depression in Marfa, Texas]
Paper answering the questions posed by Hallie Rey Roman's teacher to clarify a researcher paper she wrote for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression, titled "Disastrous Depression of the 1930's." In another document, Hallie Roman's teacher formulated a number of questions to help improve her paper; these are Hallie Roman's corrections and/or clarifications in response.
[Secretary for Lignon Insurance Agency at work]
Interior of the Ligon insurance agency. Estella Madrid is sitting behind a large wooden desk in an office. A typewriter is in front of her.
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Paper describing St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas
[Teacher's Daily Lesson Plan Sheet about a Doll Collection]
A teacher's daily lesson plan sheet used to formulate questions for a student to answer in order to clarify a research paper on a doll collection for a history class at Marfa High School, titled "Mrs. Pruett's Dollarama" by Rebecca Ann Espinosa. The page numbers to the left of the page corresponds to the page(s) of the "Dollarama" paper; under each page number are the subsequent corrections or concerns the teacher has with a specific point in Rebecca Espinosa's paper.
[Teacher's Daily Lesson Plan Sheet about the Depression]
A teacher's daily lesson plan sheet used to formulate questions for a student to answer in order to clarify a researcher paper about the Great Depression for a history class at Marfa High School, titled "Disastrous Depression of the 1930's" by Hallie Rey Roman. The page numbers to the left of the page correspond to the pages of the "Disastrous Depression" paper; under each pager number are the subsequent questions or concerns the teacher has with a specific point in Hallie Roman's paper.
Teddie Mae Baker
Photograph of Teddie Mae Baker inside Genevive's Beauty Shop in Marfa, Texas.
Tommy Wells
Photograph of Tommy Wells, owner of Nu-Way Grocery Store in Marfa, Texas. He stands by the front door of the store.
Two Flower Quilt Squares
Example of two "Flower" quilt squares made by Angelita M. Campos. One is made of red velvet and a white polyester fabric with a crepe texture. The other is a purple polyester print and a light blue paisley polyester print fabric.
Vic Dominguez
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Vic Dominguez, who worked at a number of grocery stores in Marfa, Texas, until opening a taxi stand. Vic Dominguez had four children, and each child is discussed at length (date of birth, career, children, etc.) in this paper.
[Volunteers at Fort Davis]
This photograph shows two young girls in dresses and aprons standing in front of a table holding a pitcher and bowl. The room they are in appears to be a kitchen. There is a wood stove to the right of the girls and a pipe leading to the ceiling as well as a window. Directly behind the girls there is are shelves filled with teapots, jars, and pottery. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads "Volunteers in the Park, Allison Ryan and Estella Cortez, Sep 1974, Ft. Davis National Hist. Site."