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[Copy of Land Sale Documents]

Description: Copy of multiple documents for the sale of John and Sara Emberson's land. First document contains the Embersons' statement and the land sold to Charles B. Moore. Second document contains an affidavit for the Embersons' sale of land.
Date: March 1857
Item Type: Legal Document

Denton County, Texas

Description: Map of Denton County showing the parcels of land within the county labeled with the owners. A note at the top of the map says, "Lands of the Texas & Pacific Railway Co. are colored yellow." Additionally, some bodies of water, roads, railroad tracks, and towns appear to be marked. A small box in the upper-right corner is labeled "Diagram of a Section" and states "1900 Varas square = 640 acres." Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 Varas to 1 inch, 1 Vara = 33 1/3 inches).
Date: 1870/1889~
Creator: Texas & Pacific Railway. Land Dept.
Item Type: Map

Denton County.

Description: Map of Denton County showing the parcels of land within the county labeled with the owners and sizes or lot numbers. Additionally, some bodies of water and railroad tracks appear to be marked.
Date: October 1871
Creator: Pressler, Chas. W.
Item Type: Map

Map of Denton County, Texas

Description: Map of Denton County, Texas and the surrounding area. Individual properties are marked and labeled with land owners. There are various handwritten notes and additional property lines drawn on the map. Scale ca. 1:133,333
Date: 1879
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Map

Map of Denton County, Texas.

Description: Map of Denton County showing the parcels of land within the county labeled with the owners and sizes or lot numbers. Handwritten notes on the map appear to mark land divisions, later owners, and city locations. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1879
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Map

Ruby Chilton and friends

Description: Texas Normal College and Teachers Training Institute, Ruby Chilton (far right) and friends, early 1890s, Ruby was daughter of first president, a student and supervised library. Three people seated in a horse drawn carriage.
Date: 1890~
Item Type: Photograph

Speech delivered by President Chilton

Description: Manuscript speech written by President Chilton and delivered to commemorate the opening of the Texas State Normal College and Teachers Training Institute in Denton, Texas. Page 2 of the speech is missing.
Date: September 16, 1890
Creator: Chilton, Joshua Crittenden
Item Type: Text

[Normal Building]

Description: Photograph of the Normal Building at North Texas State Normal College in Denton. Constructed in 1891, this was the first building on campus. In 1907, it was demolished. Students can be seen gathered outside in this image.
Date: [1891..1907]
Item Type: Photograph

[Students standing on the steps of the Normal Building]

Description: Photograph of students posing on the steps of the Normal Building. Built in 1891, the Normal Building was the first building built on the North Texas Normal College campus, on what is now the corner of Oak and Avenue B. In 1907, the building was struck by lightning and destroyed. The photograph shows the front entrance stairs of the building, with two women and a man seated on the ground in front, and a group of 46 men and women standing on the stairs. Photograph taken between 1891 and 1907.
Date: 1891/1907
Item Type: Photograph
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[Graduating class 1895]

Description: Photograph of the graduating class of 1895. Students and faculty can be seen sitting and standing in front of the building. Some are looking out of the classroom windows.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[Students and faculty, Spring 1896, North Texas Normal College]

Description: Photograph of students, faculty, and others posed along the south side of the Normal Building, North Texas Normal College, Spring 1896. The 69 men and women are seated or standing outside, while 11(?) are hanging out of or looking out of windows in the background. Photographic print mounted on card backing. Handwritten notes on reverse: "Mrs. Will M. Smith Frisco Tex. Spring of 1896", "312" and "Class 1896". The group is posed against the Normal Building, constructed in 1891 as the first permanent building on the NT campus. It stood until being struck by lightning in 1907, when it burned to the ground.
Date: Spring 1896
Item Type: Photograph
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[Students and Faculty in front of the Normal Building, ca. 1896-1897]

Description: Photograph of students and faculty of the North Texas Normal College, 1891-98. Men, women, and children are seated and standing and sitting before the front entrance of the Normal Building, some on the steps, and some in the window looking out. The first and second men seated at far left are tentatively identified as (1) Jesse A. Sanders, Treasurer, and instructor of mathematics and bookkeeping, and (2) Menter B. Terrill, President, and instructor of Pedagogy, Psychology, Ethics and Logic. Photographic print mounted on card backing. Handwritten notation at lower right of mount: "The School Group about May 1897 or '98". Reverse of mount with offset image from another photograph, and handwritten note "Class 1897 or 1898". The Normal Building was constructed in 1891 as the first permanent building on the NT campus, and served until 1907 when it was struck by lightning and burned.
Date: 1897/1898
Item Type: Photograph
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[Nettie Williams North Texas Normal College diploma]

Description: Diploma from North Texas Normal College certifying that Nettie Williams has completed the necessary coursework in English to achieve certification. At the top of the document is an illustration of the Normal Building, which was the only school building at the time. At the bottom of the diploma it is embossed with the North Texas Normal College seal. The Certificate is signed by President of Faculty Menter Bradley Terrill, President of Trustees William A. Ponder, President of the Board of Regents Colonel Thomas Walter Abney, Secretary of Faculty J.A. Sanders, Secretary of the Board of Trustees H. F. Schweer, and the Secretary of the Board of Regents Honorable Alvin Clark Owsley.
Date: June 3, 1897
Creator: North Texas Normal College
Item Type: Text

College orchestra, 1898

Description: North Texas Normal College, college orchestra, 1898, President Terrill, left, back row. Men and women, seated and standing, holding stringed musical instruments.
Date: 1898
Item Type: Photograph

[Class of 1899, June, North Texas State Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the class of June 1899 of the North Texas State Normal College with President and Mrs. Menter Bradley Terrill, and Mathematics Professor and NTSNC Treasurer Jessie A. Sanders. The photograph shows four young men seated in the front row, three young women and the Terrills seated in the second row, and five young men standing in the back row. Photographic images mounted on embossed card mount. Affixed to upper margin of mount is typed caption: "Class of 1899. Top Row: (1) Billy Mayes (2) J.A. Sanders (3) Overton Parr (4) Omer Nicholson (5) John Potter. Middle Row: (6) Henrietta Austin (7) M.B. Terrill (8) Mrs. M.B. Terrill (9) Ida Cook (Mrs. Wolfsohn) (10) Sue Allison (Mrs. Christal) Bottom Row: (11) Sempy Horn (12) Joel McCook (13) Ed Horn (14) Newton Jarrell" Penciled notation on front of mount: "N.T. Normal College". Embossed along right edge of mount is photographer's information and monogram: "Williams W Denton, Tex." Reverse of mount has various penciled notations, including: "Miss Str[illegible] Justin PO 5.W. Slidell - 382 Greenwood"; "Mr. J. D. Hall"; "[illegible]sola Morgan"; "3 / 31/31"; "Make full 14 x 17 to the Edge"; "Class of '99"; "Class 1899"; "Y872"; and "SC St.257".
Date: June 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore, September 24, 1899]

Description: Letter from Ben Ledbetter to Linnet Moore in which he says he enjoyed the Sunday he spent at her home. He wished he had received an answer to his previous letter. Then he announces that he will be near her on a business trip and would like to see her again.
Date: September 24, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter, Ben
Item Type: Letter

[1900 Physics class]

Description: Photograph of a Physics class taken in spring 1900. Students are sitting and standing around a table filled with scientific instruments.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph

Chemistry Class Lab, 1900.

Description: North Texas State Normal College, Chemistry Class Lab, 1900. Individuals in lab aprons gathered around a table with equipment on it.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph