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Marfa Junior Historians

Description: Paper by Lee Bennett about the Junior Historians in Marfa, Texas. It explains what they do, projects and papers the have written and awards they have won. She discusses how history helps young people build relationships with their parents and living relatives through interviews, projects and oral history and how they learn to appreciate the Big Bend area by researching things about it.
Date: 1977~
Creator: Bennett, Lee
Item Type: Text

Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis

Description: 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.
Date: January 1977
Creator: Sanchez, Delma
Item Type: Text

[Paula Quiroz Carrasco, Knitting]

Description: Color photograph of Paula Quiroz Carrasco sitting outside knitting an afghan. Beside her sit some of her other handicrafts. This photo was included in a research paper by Silvino Ocon for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1977.
Date: 1977
Item Type: Photograph

The Young Lady Who Recommended Herself

Description: Paper written for a history Class at Marfa High School by Rosalba Alvarado. It is the story of how Cosme Alvarado chose a woman for his office assistant based on what he saw rather than any letter of recommendation.
Date: December 13, 1976
Creator: Alvarodo, Rosalba
Item Type: Text

One Wrong Cut

Description: This report relates an anecdote about Edward "Speck" Bogel, the son of a rancher in Marfa, Texas.
Date: December 1976
Creator: Polson, Rink
Item Type: Text

Chanting Choir from "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial- America On Trial"

Description: 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.
Date: March 1976
Item Type: Photograph

Chanting Choir from the Play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial"

Description: Chanting choir from the play "The Heavenly Case of The Bicentennial-America On Trial" which was presented on March 25 and 26, 1976 in the Gregg Auditorium, in Marfa, Texas. Front row (L-R): Cathy Bailey, Debbie Mitchell, Laurie Mitchell, Ruth Roman, Kathy Robinson, Terry Ceniceros, Frank Alvarado, Adele West and Frank Baeza.Row two (L-R): Valery Granado, Jay Hope, Jettie Steen, Ann Earney, Maria Almance and Elvira Barrera. Row three (L-R): Russell Guevara, Sammy Rubio, Susan Merrifield, Arnulfo Garcia and Carmen Lopez. Row Four (L-R): Carl Crouch, Price Robinson, Danny Watts, Richard Rios, Patricia Dunsavage, Glenn Garcia, Becky Tharpe, Benny Herrera, Virginia Calanche, Lilia Mediano and Danny Jurado.
Date: March 1976
Item Type: Photograph