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Camp Holland in 1966

Description: Here is a colored view of the Camp of what it looked like in 1964. The green part in the center of the three long buildings was a water fountain. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg in an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: 1964
Item Type: Photograph

[At Home Card for Mrs. Henry Coffield]

Description: Wedding announcement card celebrating the marriage of Henry Coffield and his wife. The text reads: "Mrs. Henry Coffield, At Home, Thursday, July third, three to four o-clock."
Date: 1941
Item Type: Text

Big Jimmy

Description: Paper describing the life of James Henry Cass.
Date: 1975
Creator: Webb, Mary Joan
Item Type: Book

Letter accompanying the Colquitt Spoon

Description: Letter from Walt Roberts that was sent along with the Colquitt Spoon to someone named Lee. The Colquitts were a ranching family in Presidio County, Texas.
Date: September 1, 1971
Item Type: Text

Barriers in Labor During the Depression

Description: Paper based on an interview with Johnnie Collie. The paper describes his family, his different jobs in a variety of places and his time in the U.S. Army. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1977 by Orlando Garcia.
Date: January 10, 1977
Creator: Garcia, Orlando
Item Type: Text

Ira Cline - Disciple of Law

Description: This is a research paper written by Pablo Alvarado for an American History Class at Marfa High School on December 13, 1972. It is a biography of Ira Cline, a man who worked in law enforcement most of his life in west Texas and Mexico.
Date: December 13, 1972
Creator: Alvarado, Pablo
Item Type: Paper

Hub Castleberry, Camp Cook

Description: Research paper written by Roxanne Baker detailing the life of Hub Castleberry as a camp cook for the McElroy or Y ranch.
Date: December 5, 1969
Creator: Baker, Roxanne
Item Type: Paper

Wizard or Witch

Description: Research paper written by Laurelle Patricia Dunsavage for an American History Class at Marfa High School on March 3, 1977. It is about different types of healers in the hispanic culture and has a section defining the different herbs and their uses in remedies. Samples of the actual herbs are included in this report.
Date: March 3, 1977
Creator: Dunsavage, Laurelle Patricia
Item Type: Paper

Cuanderos and Their World, Past and Present

Description: Research paper written by Sally Salcido for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It describes the cuanderos - or quack-healers in Hispanic culture. The paper lists several diseases and remedies used by cuanderos.
Date: unknown
Creator: Salcido, Sally
Item Type: Text

Jose Ceniceros

Description: Paper written by Freddie Ceniceros chronicling the life of Jose Ceniceros.
Date: December 4, 1969
Creator: Ceniceros, Freddie
Item Type: Paper

Mrs. Carrasco

Description: This paper contains a biography of Paula Quiroz Carrasco. It discusses her family and her talent for knitting. This was a research paper by Silvino Ocon for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1977.
Date: January 10, 1977
Item Type: Text

The Crosson Family

Description: Paper written by Jon Polson for his history class at Marfa High School on January 29, 1978. It is about the family of George and Lizzie Crosson, two of the earliest settlers in west Texas. They arrived by covered wagon in 1866-1867. The started the Goat Mountain Ranch and had five children.
Date: January 29, 1978
Creator: Polson, Jon
Item Type: Text

India: It's Been a Miracle

Description: Paper documenting the life and experiences of India Coffield, wife of Frank Edward Coffield.
Date: 1976
Creator: Merrifield, Suzann
Item Type: Paper

Estella Matamoros

Description: A paper chronicling the life of Estella Matamoros Cortez.
Date: 1968
Creator: Luna, Oscar
Item Type: Paper

Mamie Crosson

Description: Photograph made in 1898 in El Paso of Mamie Crosson wearing a fancy hat with flowers on it. She also wears glasses. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1898
Item Type: Photograph

Rimrock Mountains and Camp Holland, Texas

Description: Photograph of Camp Holland nestled in the Rimrock Mountains of west Texas. Buildings can be seen on the left of the photo. This photo was included in a research paper by William Kim Thornsburg for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Lizzie Healy Crosson

Description: Photograph made in new Orleans of Lizzie Healy Crosson in 1894. This photo was included in a research paper by Marion Quick for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph