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[Bookmark for Good Will Week, 1933]

Description: An orange bookmark with green print. It reads: "I am Playing My Part In Good Will Week (2107). My name is: Johnie Louise Bruyere, Waco, Texas. Nov. 4, 1933. Welcome to Baylor's Homecoming." Bruyere's name, city, and date are handwritten.
Date: November 4, 1933
Item Type: Text

[Card for Wolf Brand Chili]

Description: Card for Wolf Brand Chili. It has a picture of a wolf in red, and reads: "Lyman's Pure Food Products Company, Corsicana, Texas. Mrs. J. A. Wilson, Waco, Texas."
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Text

[Cast of "Bluebonnet Land" at Gurley School]

Description: Photograph of the cast of Bluebonnet Land, a Musical Pageant of Texas, given in honor of the seventh grade class of Gurley School on May 18, 1937. The children sit in a yard outside. Several of the children wear black face, and a girl in the middle of the back row holds a Texas flag.
Date: May 18, 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Christmas Card to Johnie Louise Bruyere]

Description: A Christmas card addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere, from a man who signs himself "John R." It has a painting of a small cottage in the woods on the cover, with the word "Greetings" underneath. Inside, it reads "To wish you all happiness for Christmas and the New Year."
Date: December 23, 1933
Item Type: Letter
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[Dance Card]

Description: Small booklet with a drawing of a cracked bell on the front. When opened, it reveals a place to put a table number as well as a couple number. On the opposite page, there are eight blank spaces to write in the name of dance partners. A small string is attached to the upper left hand corner of the booklet, so that it can be worn on the wrist.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Text

[Envelope Addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere, February 8, 1934]

Description: Envelope addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere on February 8, 1934. The upper left hand corner of the envelope reads: "Katharine Cornell in The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, February 26, 1934. A Success Unique in the History of the American Theatre."
Date: February 8, 1934
Item Type: Text

[Funeral Notice for William Franklin Beck]

Description: Printed card announcing the funeral for William Franklin Beck, who was born January 11, 1853 and died February 20, 1933. The service was held at a Methodist church in Midlothian, Texas, and the interment was at Midlothian Cemetery.
Date: 1933
Item Type: Photograph

[Heart-Shaped Valentine]

Description: Heart-shaped red valentine with a drawing of a dog. It reads: "I'm hounding you my Valentine." The names of nine women are handwritten on the back, under the heading "Hostesses".
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Text

[John Todd Willis, Jr., for Texas Centennial]

Description: Photograph of John Todd Willis, Jr. stapled to a certificate given to him during the Texas Centennial. It certifies that he has taken the Junior Ranger Pledge: "Like a good ranger, I'll be brace, honest, obedient, and always keep my eyes open for danger."
Date: 1936
Item Type: Text

[Johnie Louise Bruyere's Report Cards, 1931-1936]

Description: Thirteen report cards belonging to Johnie Louise Bruyere from Baylor University. They keep track of the classes she has taken, the number of days she was present and absent, her grade, whether she passed or not, and the number of chapel demerits she received during the semester.
Date: [1931-12-11..1938-08-19]
Item Type: Text

[Letter from C. T. Caldwell to John T. Willis, Sr., June 30, 1938]

Description: Letter from Rev. C. T. Caldwell to John T. Willis, Sr. Caldwell begins by lamenting the year that has gone by since he retired as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, and goes on to thank Willis for being a good friend. He expresses gratitude for Willis' cooperation in deciding important matters, and informs him of his appreciation for Willis and his family.
Date: June 30, 1938
Creator: Caldwell, C. T.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Frank M. Allen to Johnie Louise Bruyere, June 13, 1936]

Description: A letter from Frank M. Allen, registrar at Baylor University, to Johnie Louise Bruyere, on June 13, 1936. He sends her an evaluation of her work at Baylor thus far, which states the classes she has taken and the classes she needs to take to graduate.
Date: June 13, 1936
Creator: Allen, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter to Johnie Louise Bruyere, June 18, 1932]

Description: Letter from a woman named Lucile to Johnie Louise Bruyere on June 18, 1932. It is written on stationery for Tom Padgitt Company, Inc. Lucile congratulates Bruyere on her grades, enclosing her report card. She goes on to discuss the fruit trees, and what she thinks she'll get her father for Father's Day.
Date: June 18, 1932
Item Type: Letter

[Lillie Black and Her Little Brother]

Description: Photograph of Lillie Black and her little brother. She stands next to a cart being pulled by a goat. Her brother, who is not named, sits in the cart and holds the reins. Both of them wear white.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph