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Description: Report by Eddie, Villarreal for an American History class at Marfa High School. It is about businesses in Marfa, Texas based on his interviews with business owners and employees at Marfa Manufacturing Company and Casner Motor Company
Creator: Villarreal, Eddie
Description: Photograph of Arseno, Augustine III, and Osmundo Campos, sons of Augustine, Jr. and Carolina Campos in Terlingua in 1926. This photo was included in a research paper by Herlinda Espinoza for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1966.
Description: Photograph of the porch of the Ashton House in Marfa, Texas. The house is dilapidated and the yard is overgrown with grass and weeds. The porch roof is held up with two wooden posts. A handwritten note on the back says, "Armida Campos, Time: March 19, 1971, Place: A very old house near the "lce Plant."
Date: March 19, 1971
Description: Research paper written by Cheryl Donaldson about the Ashton House, a house in Marfa, Texas. The paper covers the house from when it was built in 1898 by Dr. Monagin to its sale after Mrs. Ashton's death in 1941. This paper was written in 1970 for a class at Marfa High School.
Creator: Donaldson, Cheryl
Item Type: Paper
Description: 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.
Date: March 1976
Description: Photograph of Aunt Melissa "Lissie" Bryant Pertle, daughter of Dock Bryant. Here she is 88 years old, seated next to her great granddaughter Judy Wallace in 1968. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Description: 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.
Date: May 20, 1974
Creator: Cordero, Jesus Manuel
Item Type: Paper
Description: Autographed photograph of pilots Jimmie Mattern and Bernie Griffin, prior to their attempt to fly around the world. The trip was funded by D.W. Bryant.
Description: Photograph of dozens of automobiles arranged in a circle in a field during a rodeo in Alpine, Texas. In the circle are two men on horseback and one man on foot. The Sul Ross College building is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Scene Alpine, Oct 1924."
Date: October 1924
Description: Business check for Avant Grocer Company in Marfa, Texas. The heading on the check says, "Avant Grocer Company, Staple and Fancy Groceries." There is a logo for Guaranty Fund Bank in the top left. At bottom the check says, "To the Marfa State Bank, Marfa, Texas."