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[Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. Glenda McCravey - October 12, 1979]
Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. Glenda McCravey to inquire whether the museum to be built in Marfa, Texas, might appreciate the donation of some additional photographs by Frank Duncan.
Bears, Beeves, and Bibles: A Depression Story
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Great Depression and, specifically, how if affected the town of Marfa, Texas. This paper reconstructs the Depression using individual accounts: working several odd jobs to earn money, pawning and trading items to pay for food, baking chocolate cakes in exchange for fence posts to repair a broken fence line, etc.
My Grandmother's Sisters
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the author's grandmother's sisters, Rubio D. Dominguez and Maria Rubio D. Ochoa.
[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.
Grandmother's Doll Collection
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about a doll collection comprised of three hundred dolls representing every era from 1400 C.E. to the 1970s. 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 the author's grandmother uses to display her dolls at her home, and the likeness of a number of dolls from the author's collection.
[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.
[Memorial Service: Kathleen Menard - April 24, 1978]
Script for the memorial service of Kathleen Menard at Nalley-Pickle Rosewood Chapel on the morning of April 24, 1978. Kathleen Menard attend and graduated valedictorian form Marfa High School in Marfa, Texas. Kathleen Menard was deeply devoted to her father, Frank Duncan, and helped him in his photography business.
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.
Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis from Marfa, Texas, who contracted polio at the age of seven - She later went on to eat dinner with President Roosevelt, become Woman of the Year in 1968, and write poetry.
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.
[Photograph of Rifles, Pistol, and Bugle]
Photograph of two 22 rifles, a pistol and holster, and a bugle laying on a flat surface. A handwritten note on the back of the photo states that they are from Mr. Stan Dempsey's collection.
The Life of Juan Dominguez
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Juan Dominguez - joining the Border Patrol, marriages, duties as a Border Patrol officer, and retirement.
The Drake Family
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the Drake family, who first came to Texas in the 1850s. John Drake, the author's grandfather, was a poor ranch man, and the author's father, Dawson Cole Drake, was stationed in England during his military service.
[Portrait of Kathleen Menard]
Portrait of Kathleen Menard, daughter of Frank Duncan, as an older woman with glasses and wearing a floral print shirt.
A 1913 Wedding
Information about a photograph for a research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about the 1913 wedding of Hijinio Roman and Pilar Dominguez. A footnotes page and bibliography to the research paper are also included.
[Information about a Photograph of Three Girls]
Information written about a photograph of three young girls for a research paper about the Delgadillo family for a history class at Marfa High School. This document lists the names of the three girls, in order, and the ages and short biographical section for Rosa Delgadillo and Cruz Delgadillo. What appears to be a rough draft for another photograph's information is handwritten on the back, but is marked out in red ink.
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.
[Letter from Lee G. Bennett to Wm. F. Dukes - October 19, 1979]
Letter from Lee G. Bennett to Wm. F. Dukes in acceptance of the additional photographs by Frank Duncan of the people and happenings of the 1920s, which Mr. Dukes offered to the Marfa Museum in a previous letter.
Belle of the Ball
Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about a fictitious story explaining scenes, people, and events a young woman in the early 1900s might have experienced.
[Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. M. T. Bennett - November 6, 1979]
Letter from Wm. F. Dukes to Mrs. M. T. Bennett explaining a number of the enclosed photographs by Frank Duncan to be donated to the museum in Marfa, Texas.
[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.
[Letter from Sister Mary Prendergast, 1978]
Letter written in 1978 by Sister Mary Prendergast of the Incarnate Word Generalate in San Antonio thanking Mrs. Murphy Bennett of Marfa Hight School for sharing papers and photographs with her and asking for duplicates of the photos.
[Knights of Columbus, 1928]
Paper by Danny Rubio in 1975 for an American History class at Marfa High School describing a photograph of the Caballeros de Colon or Knights of Columbus in 1928.
Character from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Susan Scott in her costume from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976.
Verbatim of Tape Narrated by Alton Ashcraft
Written transcript from an autobiographical tape by Alton "Baldy" Ashcraft. It covers his years in the Army and stories of their maneuvers in West Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Scene from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976. L-R John Kearny, Mike Henderson, Susan Scott and Gene Dickson.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
L-R: John Kearney, Cleo Odell, A.W. Bishop,and Fred Shelby in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
L-R: Cleo Odell, A.W. Bishop, Fred Shelby and Benny Herrera in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
L-R: Bishop Bailey, Jr., Bill Bishop, Billy Bob Plumbley, Juan Dominguez, and Manuel Rubio in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Chanting Choir from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Chanting choir from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas. First row (L-R): Cathy Bailey, Debbie Mitchell, Laurie Mitchell, Ruth Roman, Kathy Robinson, Terry Ceniceros, Elvira Barrera, Frank Alvarado, Adele West. Second row (L-R): Valery Granado, Jay Hope, Jettie Steen, Susan Merrifield, Ann Earney, Maria Almance, Arnulfo Garcia, Danny Jurado, and Carmen Lopez. Third row (L-R): Russell Guevara, Sammy Rubio, Richard Rios, Pat Dunsavage, Carl Crouch, Becky Tharp, Danny Watts, and Virginia Calanche. Top row (L-R): Glenn Garcia and Benny Herrera.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Joni Thornsberry and Chili Ridley in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Actor from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Gene and Cleo Odell preparing for the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Joni Thornsbury and Chili Ridley in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Gene Odell and Charles Henderson in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Gene Odell, Charles Henderson and Johnny Walker in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
A.W. Bishop, Lee Bennett, Billy Bob Plumbley, Robert Pruett, Juan Dominguez, Gene Odell, Dorothy Walker and John Kearney in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Dorothy Walker curtsies before Herb Harlow, Gene Odell, Charles Henderson and Johnny Walker in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Johnny Marlin, Billy Bob Plumbley, Juan Dominguez and Robert Pruett in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
John Kearney, Rink Polsen, Ronnie Webb and George Vickers in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Bishop Bailey, Jr. and Susan Scott in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Elizabeth Hewitt on the guitar in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Elizabeth Hewitt on the guitar in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Susan Scott in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Preparing for the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Marilyn Bailey prepares Gene Dickson for the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Bishop Bailey, Jr., Manuel Rubis, Bill Bishop and Fritz Kahl in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Preparing for the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Lee Bennett making up Fritz Kahl for his role in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Robert Pruett and John Kearney in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.
Audience at the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Audience at the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented in Marfa, Texas on March 25-26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium.
Rehearsal of "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Eva Benton, Lee Bennett, and Anne Harlow at a rehearsal of the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" in the Gregg Auditorium in Marfa, Texas.
Scene from the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"
Cleo Odell, A.W. Bishop, Fred Shely and Benny Herrera in the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas.