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[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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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

[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

[Group of women at a boarding house, c.1900]

Description: Photograph of a group of women sitting in front of an unidentified boarding house ca. 1900. The 30 women sit or stand in rows outside in front of the porch, while a single bearded elderly man stands at back to left. It was common for students of the various higher education schools in Denton to live in boarding houses or with families around town, and many students from the then North Texas State Normal College lived in boarding houses. Photographic image mounted on stiff backing. Inscribed on reverse: "Boarding House".
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of women on the porch of a boarding house, ca. 1900]

Description: Photograph of fifteen women in front of an unidentified boarding house ca. 1900. The women are in two groups, one of 12 women sitting and standing in rows on the porch, while three more stand in a line on the other side of a pair of columns. It was common for students of the various higher education schools in Denton to live in boarding houses or with families around town, and many students from the then North Texas State Normal College lived in boarding houses. Photographic print mounted on card backing.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Men and women on the steps of the Normal Building, ca. 1900]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women standing and sitting on the front steps of the Normal Building of the NT campus, ca. 1900. The 29 men and women are well dressed, posed in rows for the photographer. Photograph print mounted on card backing, with decorative border around image. Several handwritten notes on reverse: "Ask Roland Green", "A.B. Tyson", and "Class, undated". The Normal Building was constructed as the first permanent structure on the campus of the North Texas Normal College in 1891. Between 1897 and 1902, a wooden porch/awning was added to the front entrance, the posts of which are visible in this photo. The Normal was stuck by lightning and burned down in 1907, by which time NT had become the North Texas State Normal College.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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[Chemistry Class, Spring 1900, North Texas State Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the Chemistry Class, Spring 1900, of the North Texas State Normal College. 9 young women and 7 young men are seen sitting and standing in a classroom, around a table, on which rest a number of pieces of scientific equipment. All wear aprons. Photographic print mounted on card backing. Handwritten notation below photo "The Chemistry Class 1900 - [Spring]". Reverse of mount with several handwritten notes: "Chemistry Class 1900 North Texas Normal College"; "Y873", and "Chemistry students, 1900"; The reverse also has a typed label "Chemistry Class 1900 North Texas Normal College", with handwritten notation "3 col [illeg] zinc halftone".
Date: Spring 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[The Physics Class, Spring 1900, North Texas State Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the Physics class, spring 1900, North Texas State Normal College. Two women are seen seated at either end of a long table on which are seen books and various scientific apparatus, and 13 men and women stand behind the table, most looking to the camera. Photographic print mounted on embossed board.
Date: Spring 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[Kendall-Bruce Literary Society]

Description: Photograph of a display card commemorating the founding of the Kendall Bruce Literary Society, ca. 1901. The card features the KB logo in each corner and oval portraits of J.S. Kendall, AM and W.H. Bruce, Ph.D. Between the portraits is the text: "Kendall-Bruce Literary Society Organized Saturday September 30, 1901. Named in honor of J.S. Kendall and W.H.Bruce first President and Vice President of the North Texas State Normal. Nulla Dies Sine Linea." Below text is artist's/photographer's stamp: "Executed by Shaw and Hargrove, Denton, Tex." Photographic print mounted on gray card mount. Mount embossed at lower right with photographer's stamp: "Shaw & Hargrove, Denton, Tex." Reverse of mount with faint transfer from another photograph image, and handwritten notation "St. 7.96-5". The Kendall-Bruce Literary Society was founded September 30, 1901, and named after Joel Sutton Kendall and William H. Bruce, who would each serve as President of North Texas State Normal College, and had been "beloved teachers". The name of the society was changed in 1908/1909 to the Robert E. Lee Literary Society at the request of then President Bruce.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph

[President Menter B. Terrill's house]

Description: Photograph of President Menter B. Terrill's home on Oak Street, Denton, Texas. A view in winter, showing the front of the modest house, with a light dusting of snow on the roof, ground, and railings. Photographic print mounted on dark mount with embossed "frame". Handwritten note along lower margin of photograph: "Home of M.B. Terrill, Denton 1895-1901". Reverse with handwritten notes: "The home of M.B. Terrill 1895-1901" and " ST 253-12". Label taped to back of mount: "Dr. Terrill's Home". Menter Bradley Terrill (1868-1931) is considered the third President of North Texas, serving from 1894 to 1901. Under his administration, the North Texas Normal College became a state educational institution, the North Texas State Normal College, and the first permanent buildings were constructed to house the institution. The exact location on Oak Street of his home is unknown.
Date: 1901~
Item Type: Photograph

[Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, 1901-1902]

Description: Photograph of members and advisors of the Kendall-Bruce Literary Society, North Texas State Normal College, 1901-2. The photograph shows 29 men seated and standing in rows on the front steps of the Normal Building, facing the camera. At the front is a framed sign which reads in part "Kendall-Bruce Society". Seated in the first row at far left is Professor Kendall, and seated at far right of 1st row is Dr. Bruce. Photographic print mounted on dark card mount. Reverse with transfer from another photograph, and handwritten notes: "The first picture ever made of the Kendall-Bruce Literary Society - Spring of 1902" and "St.7.96-4" The Kendall-Bruce Literary Society was founded September 30, 1901, and named after Joel Sutton Kendall and William H. Bruce, who would each serve as President of North Texas State Normal College, and had been "beloved teachers". In 1908/9, the society was renamed the Robert E. Lee Literary Society, at the request of then President Bruce.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph
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[Members of the Spring Oratorical Contest, Spring 1902]

Description: Photograph of the members and teacher of the Spring Oratorical Contest, Spring 1902, North Texas State Normal College. The 10 student members - one female and 9 male - are seen sitting and standing in rows facing the camera, while their teacher sits at far right. Photographic print mounted on gray card mount. At lower right is photographer's embossed stamp: "Williams Art Company". Handwritten note on reverse identifying the sitters: "Members of the Spring Oratorical Contest with Miss Blocker - teacher of Expression 1902. Made up of representative of each class. Front row - .......?, Lee Pool, Miss Blocker - teacher, Middle row, Alf Morris, ----- Armstrong, ----- Moore, J.L. Gragg, Back row - Jesse Legett, Byron Bruce, ----- Ramsdell, H.L. Davis." and "St. 7. 96-7"
Date: Spring 1902
Item Type: Photograph

[Junior Class, 1902-03, North Texas State Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the Junior Class, 1902-1903, North Texas State Normal College, on the steps of the Normal Building. The photograph shows 45 men and women on and in front of the main steps of the Normal Building, two men looking through a window, and one at far right at the back watching. Man standing on steps near center of photo, holding hat, may be J.S. Kendall, President. Some may be other instructors. Photographic print mounted on card support. Handwritten caption at bottom margin of photograph: "Junior Class 1902-3 N.T.S.N.C.", with a crossed-out notation along right margin. The Normal Building was the first permanent building on the NT campus, constructed in 1891 at the corner of Hickory and Avenue B, and in use until struck by lightning and burned down in 1907.
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph
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[Menter Bradley Terrill]

Description: Photograph of Menter Bradley Terrill, who was president of North Texas Normal College/North Texas State Normal College from 1894 to 1901. Terrill is shown bust-length, in a dark suit and tie. Photographic print mounted on card backing. Signed on front of mount "Davis". Applied to front of mount is a typed rectangular label: "Menter B. Terrill (1894-1901)". Handwritten notes on reverse: "Photograph taken in 1903, two years after Mr. Terrill was President of the Normal."; "M.B. Terrill as Pres of Denton Normal"; "2 2I 7 & 4 s-I Denton"; "SI 253-3", and with stamp of photographer: "P.G. Davis Pottstown, PA."
Date: 1903
Creator: Davis, P.G.
Item Type: Photograph

[Normal Building and Frame Building, 1903]

Description: Photograph of part of the North Texas State Normal College campus, showing (right) the Frame Building and (left) The Normal Building, c. 1903, set among trees. Photographic image mounted on gray card backing. Handwritten caption on lower margin of photograph: "North Texas State Normal as it was in 1902-3". Handwritten notation on right margin of photograph: "College of Vera Churchill". Reverse with handwritten notes: "From Alice Potter, Jan. 10, 1903, To Vera Churchill, North Texas State Normal School, Denton, Texas" and "84.12.1". Considered the first permanent and the second buildings built on campus, the Normal Building was constructed in 1891, and was struck by lightning and destroyed in 1907. The Frame Building was constructed in 1901 to provide extra space for an auditorium and classes, and was torn down about 1904 to make way for what would become known as the Old Main Building. The buildings were located facing Hickory Street, east of Avenue B.
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph
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