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1920 football team
1920 football team. Coach T.J. Fouts, finished 7-1, North Texas State Normal College. Students standing and sitting near goalpost.
[Administration Building at North Texas State Teachers College]
Photograph of the Administration Building, in center background, at North Texas State Teachers College. This photograph was taken from a paved street. The Historical Building is visible in the left foreground, and the Science Building is in the right foreground. A walkway, with open white gates, leads between the Historical Building and Science Building to the Administration Building. The walkway is lined with trees and shrubbery. Part of an automobile is also visible in the left foreground parked at the curb. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph read, "admin. bldg. before 1935" and "Campus Inner, Historical Bldg. [L], Auditorium (Admin before '35) Bldg. [Center], Science Bldg. [R]."
Campus walk to Education Building
North Texas State Normal College, campus walk to Education Building, 1921. Two people seated on a park bench located along a sidewalk.
Charles Langford, Yell leader
North Texas State Normal College, Charles Langford, yell leader, 1922. Man leading a crowd in a cheer.
Cowboy Group Photo
This photo is an interior shot of a group of men and women posing behind a table. It was taken somewhere in Europe. The back row, from left to right are: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Tommy Kirnan, Nowata Slim Richardson, Unknown, Rube Roberts, Unknown, and Unknown. Seated from left to right are: Unknown, Vera McGinnis, Bea Kirnan, Ruth Roach, and Unknown.
Cowboy Group Photo in Arena
This is a group shot of ten riders, posing in a row. From left to right they are: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Vera McGinnis, Unknown, Red Sublett, Ruth Roach, Nowata Slim Richardson, Bea Kirnan, Unknown. This photo was taken while on a European tour and is believed to be in Paris, France.
Creta Elliott, Ruth Roach, Bea Kirnan, Mabel Strickland, and Bryant Roach, C. 1920
This photo is a group shot of men and women. On the front row, they are, from left to right: Unknown, Creta Elliott, Unknown, Unknown, Ruth Roach, Bea Kirnan, and Mabel Strickland. The only other identity known in this photo is Bryant Roach, who is on the second row, fourth from the left.
Donna Card, Ed McArty, and Ruth Roach, c. 1920
This photo shows Ed McArty standing in a rodeo arena, with his arms around two girls: Donna Card on the left and Ruth Roach on the right.
Ed McArty and Nowata Slim Richardson, 1924
This is a photo of two cowboys standing in an empty arena somewhere in Europe, posing for the photographer. The one on the left is believed to be Ed McCarty and the one on the right is Nowata Slim Richardson.
Ed McArty, c. 1920
This photo is a portrait of a man in a suit and hat, sitting on a fence rail.
Ed McArty, c. 1920
This photo is a portrait of a man in a hat and suit.
Education building, North Texas State Normal College
Brick building next to a road.
Europe (London), 1924
This photo shows Ruth Roach and other horsemen riding horses into the front door of a building before a crowd of onlookers.
Europe (London), 1924
This photo shows Ruth Roach riding a horse out the front door of a building before a crowd of onlookers.
Fox Hastings, Bea Kirnan, Ruth Roach, Lorena Trickey, and Prairie Rose Henderson, c. 1920
This is a group photo of six cowgirls standing in a row. From left to right they are: Fox Hastings, Bea Kirnan, Ruth Roach, Unknown, Lorena Trickey (possibly), and Prairie Rose Henderson.
Going Under Belly, Bob Calen - Okmulgee, Oklahoma, 1921
This photo shows a man hanging under the belly of a running horse in an arena.
[Greeting Card From Cowgirl] Mabel Hamilton, C. 1920
This printed card, with a photo of cowgirl Mabel Hamilton, includes the written message, "To Ruth, with good luck from Mabel."
[Historical Building and Science Building at North Texas State Normal College]
Photograph, facing southwest, of the Historical Building (in center background) and Science Building (on right) at North Texas State Normal College. In the right of the photograph, a man and woman are looking at a book and sitting on a bench next to the ground floor windows of the Science Building, while another man can be seen leaning out of the first floor window above the man and woman on the bench. In the left of the photograph, several trees, a fence, and a gate can be seen lining one of the campus walkways. The number "53" is written in bold ink in the bottom right corner of the photograph. On the back of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "Campus, inner, 1922".
[In Soldier's Field, Chicago]
This photo shows a group of eleven cowgirls standing in Soldier's Field, Chicago, with a row of classical columns behind them. From left to right, they are: Fox Hastings, Donna Cowan, Marie Gibson, Florence Hughes, Tad Lucas, Grace Runyan, Ruth Roach, Rose Smith, Bonnie McCarroll (possibly), Vera McGinnis, and Mabel Strickland.
[Inez Evans North Texas State Normal College diploma]
Diploma from North Texas State Normal College certifying that Inez Evans has completed the necessary coursework to earn a degree of Bachelor of Arts. At the top of the document is an illustration of the Texas Coat of Arms; a star of five points, encircled by a wreath of olive and live oak branches The Certificate is signed by President William Herschel Bruce and President of the Board of Regents M. O. Flowers. At the bottom of the diploma it is embossed with the North Texas State Normal College seal.
Interior North Texas State Normal College campus, early 1920s
People standing, walking, and sitting in a treed area with buildings in the background.
[Item 1: Owsleys Oak Loan c. 1920s.]
Home film footage of two children playing outside wearing swimsuits.
Item 2: World War I (4)
This is the 2nd of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage begins with American troops marching through rainy streets in France, then taking wagons on French roads and gearing up for the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The footage then shows American guns firing the first shots of the 47-day Meuse-Argonne battle, an artillery observer being launched into the air in a balloon with an early radio, then being shot down by planes and parachuting to safety while anti-aircraft guns shoot at the plane with the balloon bursting into flames afterward. The battle scenes include early night-time battle footage, artillery fire, a Renault FT-17 Tank, and various troop movement. As the troops move into the Argonne Forest the footage shows various small conflicts, the assessment of a wounded soldier, dead lying in the fields, and villages in ruins. The footage also features Generals Foch and Pershing giving an update, troops in downtime, prisoners marching, Pershing pinning medals on American troops, troops playing with a lion cub, milking a goat, dressing as women and dancing, and gambling entertainment.
Item 3: World War I (5)
Film footage of the 5th of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The film begins with the American forces receiving supplies, repairing roads and clearing them for artillery, and digging trenches. The footage continues with five bi-planes taking off with some footage from the air, then firing artillery and fighting during an October offensive, building a bridge and crossing the Meuse, troops and a Renault tank moving through a shelled out town, and talking with villagers. The film ends with troops celebrating news of the November 11 cease-fire, Joffre, Foch, Pershing, French, and other generals shake hands.
Item 4: World War I (1)
This film is the 1st of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage features the sinking of a ship from the vantage point of a German U-Boat, Woodrow Wilson signing letters and addressing Congress, British and French troops firing and being fired on, and Italian troops scaling mountains and firing guns in the snow. Halfway through the video the focus turns to the American effort with cantonments, guns, and ships being built, then draft numbers being picked out of a bowel by Secretary Baker, Theodore Roosevelt watching a parade of draftees, draftees leaving on a train and being examined by doctors, soldiers being trained near Liberty Island, naval drills, King George of England welcoming the American Navy, Pershing and Foch paying a visit to Lafayette's tomb, and trench warfare training in France. Also, interspersed in the footage are cartoons by "Wally" the famous A.E.F. artist.
Item 5: World War I (3)
This film is the 3rd of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage opens with radio operators working in the trenches, various scenes of battle planning, artillery firing, wounded soldiers being removed from a battlefield and the dead left behind. The film then moves to the American forces move toward Soissons, crossing the Marne, and taking Chateau Thierry. The American troops are seen eating, washing, getting haircuts, and welcoming more troops and supplies from ships from the United States. Footage shows the city of supplies at Gievres, an industrial cooking demonstration, and General Pershing writing commands. The film then moves into the opening of the Saint-Mihiel Offensive of 12 Sep 1918 with many artillery scenes, Renault tanks, soldiers cutting barbed wire at dawn, and troops running out of bunkers to fight. An airplane dogfight is captured on film from this battle, ending with the German pilot being shot down and taken prisoner. Troops are then shown digging in Howitzers, crossing enemy lines, surveying the German dead, helping wounded American troops off the field, resting, then going back the next day. In the German fortifications they find a dog used for sending messages. Troops are seen eating, feeding villagers, and marching German prisoners through the streets. The footage then moves to show the American and Australian troops marching through the Hindenburg line together. The footage ends showing the St. Quentin Canal Tunnel, and King Albert and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium watch the American troops marching.
Item 6: World War I (2)
This is the 2nd of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage begins with American troops marching through rainy streets in France, then taking wagons on French roads and gearing up for the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The footage then shows American guns firing the first shots of the 47-day Meuse-Argonne battle, an artillery observer being launched into the air in a balloon with an early radio, then being shot down by planes and parachuting to safety while anti-aircraft guns shoot at the plane with the balloon bursting into flames afterward. The battle scenes include early night-time battle footage, artillery fire, a Renault FT-17 Tank, and various troop movement. As the troops move into the Argonne Forest the footage shows various small conflicts, the assessment of a wounded soldier, dead lying in the fields, and villages in ruins. The footage also features Generals Foch and Pershing giving an update, troops in downtime, prisoners marching, Pershing pinning medals on American troops, and a German plane being shot down.
[Item 7: Owsley family home movie footage]
Home movie footage of children wearing costumes and playing with their parents.
[Item 10: Owsley family home movie footage]
Home movie footage of children posing in front of landmarks in Chicago's Lincoln Park, including the John Peter Altgeld Monument, the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Monument, and the Elks National Memorial Headquarters building.
[Item 11: Owsley 2, family home movie footage]
Home movie footage of children playing with their parents and nanny.
[Item 3A: Legion in Paris and Battle Scenes]
This Kodak-produced news reel, "Ten Years After," concerns France ten years after the end of WWI. The film begins with a 1927 parade down the streets of Paris by the American Legion with representation from Connecticut, Massachusettes, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and California. Featured are General Gouraud (France), Mayor James J. Walker of New York, and General Pershing. The film also contains shots of war-damaged buildings, memorials and statues, and empty battlefields.
[Item 3B: Family home movie footage]
Home movie footage of people standing outside talking and playing with children.
Julia Smith, Composer
North Texas State Normal College, Julia Smith, composer of Alma Mater, "Glory to the Green," 1922. Woman posing.
Library scene, North Texas State Normal College
Library interior at North Texas State Normal College, 1923.
Main building auditorium, North Texas State Normal College
Main building auditorium, 1921, where chapel attendance was required until 1923. North Texas State Normal College. Rows of seats and a stage
Main building, North Texas State Normal College, 1922
Building and sidewalk behind large trees
North Texas State Normal College, 1921 women's basketball team
North Texas State Normal College, women's basketball, 1921, squad finished 10-0, Beulah Harriss, back row, center, coach. Women standing and sitting in front of a brick building.
North Texas State Normal College campus, early 1920s
People sitting, standing, and walking in a treed area.
North Texas State Normal College campus, early 1920s
People sitting, standing, and walking in a tree-filled area.
North Texas State Normal College campus, early 1920s
People standing and sitting under trees. Buildings in background.
Nowata Slim Richardson and Ruth Roach, 1924
In this photo, Ruth Roach sits astride a horse, beside a man, also on a horse, in a rodeo arena.
[NTSNC diploma]
A diploma from the North Texas State Normal College presented to Izetta Sparks upon graduation, signed by President Bruce.
Palladium Wild West Stage Show
This photo shows eight men and women, some mounted on horses, in front of a painted cloth backdrop of the American west. From left to right, they are: Unidentified Person, Bea Kirnan, Tommy Kirnan, Nowata Slim Richardson, Ruth Roach, Charlie Aldridge, and Vera McGinnis.
The Passing of the West #1
This photo shows a row of seven standing cowgirls, with seven mounted Indians behind them, in an arena. The cowgirls are, from left to right: Ruth Roach, Florence Hughes, Bea Kirnan, Bonnie Gray, Rose Smith, Kitty Canutt, and Ruby Roberts.
The Passing of the West #2
This photo shows eight women on horses, standing in a row, in an arena. From left to right, they are: Mabel Strickland, Florence Hughes, Bea Kirnan, Kitty Canutt, Rose Smith, Bonnie Gray, and Unknown. There are rodeo Indians on horses behind them and large buildings, including the dome of the nation's capital, in the background.
Pick-Up Man and Bronc Rider
This photo shows what appears to be a cowgirl (with a bow in her hair) riding a bucking horse in a rodeo arena, with a mounted man nearby.
President Bruce and Mrs. Bruce
North Texas State Normal College, President Bruce and Mrs. Bruce, 1922. One person seated in a car, and one person leaning against a car.
[Rodeo Trick Rider, Unidentified]
This photo shows a unknown cowgirl performing an upside down trick on a running horse in a rodeo arena.
Ruth Roach and Friend
This photo shows Ruth Roach on a white horse, beside another woman on horse. In the distance are two automobiles.
Ruth Roach and Kitty Canutt
This photo shows Ruth Roach, on the left, and her associate, Kitty Canutt, on the right. They are leaning over a wooden fence, smiling at the photographer, and Kitty Canutt has a rope in her hands.