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[Clipping: "Preacher or statesman?: a toned-down Jerry Falwell ponders what his role should be in a post-Ronald Reagan era", Dallas Times Herald]

Description: Newspaper clippings of an article from the Dallas Times Herald, dated Sunday, December 20, 1987, originally published in The Washington Post by Laura Sessions Stepp. The article discusses the Rev. Jerry Falwell's decision to relinquish the presidency of Moral Majority, resign as chairman of The PTL Club, and limit his involvement in national political issues. The article suggests that Falwell may redirect his efforts to preaching at his Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, broadcasting "The Old Time Gospel Hour", and attending to affairs at Liberty University, which Falwell founded in 1971.
Date: December 20, 1987
Creator: Stepp, Laura Sessions
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping: Jerry Falwell's criticism of President Carter's stance on homosexuality]

Description: Sheet of newspaper clippings from articles in the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Times Herald. The articles cover Jerry Falwell's criticism of President Jimmy Carter's stand on homosexuality and Falwell's subsequent apology for his comments. The first article by Helen Parmley of the Dallas Morning News, dated August 7, 1980, discusses Falwell's characterization of the supposedly "pro-gay rights" stance of the Carter administration. The second article, a United Press International story printed in the Dallas Times Herald on October 13, 1980, describes Falwell's apology for his remarks on Carter's position on gay rights. The article quotes Falwell as saying, "It was a reckless statement."
Date: August 7, 1980
Creator: Parmley, Helen
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping: "Teletubby trouble: is Tinky Winky gay?", Dallas Morning News]

Description: Clipping of two letters from readers of The Dallas Morning News, dated February 21, 1999. The letters relate to Jerry Falwell's comments on the possible homosexuality of the Teletubby character Tinky Winky. Letters from Beth Watkins of Irving and Tina Macon of Denton call for tolerance from Falwell. In the right of the clipping, there is a cartoon by Scott Crocker of Dallas, titled "The New Televangelist Tubbies". The cartoon depicts a caricature of Falwell as Tinky Winky, or "Teeny Brainy" according to the caption, carrying a red bag. The Dallas Morning News's "Letters Policy" is included in the lower left corner of the clipping.
Date: February 21, 1999
Creator: Dallas Morning News
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping: "Falwell and the court", Dallas Times Herald]

Description: Clipping from an article in the Dallas Times Herald, dated Thursday, July 9, 1981. The article is an anonymous editorial or opinion piece opposing the Rev. Jerry Falwell's influence on the appointment of Supreme Court justices. The author specifically refers to Falwell's objection to President Reagan's nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor.
Date: July 9, 1981
Creator: Dallas Times Herald
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Higa

Description: The higa, a raised fist of Muslim origin, was used extensively in Spain to ward off the "evil eye"; often attached to horse bridles for luck or good fortune
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Photograph of a Dead Tree]

Description: This photograph is focused on the remains of a dead tree, still standing, in a field of dry brush. To the left is shorter tree. In the background there is a small building to the left and a telephone pole; to the right, there are more trees and mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Original prayer tree died from unknown causes."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bloys Campmeet Pageant

Description: This photograph shows a large group of people standing in a semi-circle under a tree. The people are all dressed up in fancy clothing or pioneer-style clothing. In the back, there are ten women and one man of various ages, but all relatively young, as well as five young children in the front. It appears to be nighttime. There are several handwritten notes on the back. The first notes give these names: "1. Jean Shannon," "4. Sue Johnson," "5. Chere Livingston," "6. Lois Burns," "10. Sargie Ruth Jones." Additionally, there are notes that say, "Re-enactment" and "Bloys Campmeet Pageant."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Mildred Rice, Laura Sibley Barton, Jessie Lemaster, and "___" Rice Duke

Description: Photograph of the front of the Lipscomb County Courthouse in Lipscomb, Texas with Mildred Rice and Laura Sibley Barton sitting on the left side of the stairs and Jessie Lemaster and "___" Rice Duke sitting on the right side of the stairs (if you're facing the entrance). There are large pillars on the front of the courthouse. At the top it reads, "19 Lipscomb County 16". Behind the church on the right hand side of the frame is a small church building. The women's names are written across the bottom border.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Christmas Tree in Union Church

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Lipscomb Union Church showing a decorated Christmas tree on the left side of the frame and a piano topped with lace and decorations on the right side. Tinsel, bows, and balls cover the tree with a star at the top. Behind the tree are rows of chairs and in front is a small railing. On the wall on the right side of the frame are two windows, a clock, four bows, and two wreaths. In the foreground is a row of five chairs, or pews. Two lights hang from the ceiling.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Interior of the Methodist Church at Terry

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Methodist Church at Terry. In the foreground are several folding chairs. On the stage are vases with bouquets of flowers. There is a piano on the right side of the frame with flowers on top of it. There are two dark, shiny doors against the back wall.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

People Leaving the Methodist Church at Terry

Description: Photograph of a group of people walking out of the Methodist Church at Terry. There are five women walking towards the viewer. They are wearing long dresses, high heels, and hats. One woman is holding a piece of paper over her head. A group of girls in dresses are standing on the porch of the church. Others are coming out of the screen doors. A man in a tie is standing on the left side of the frame. There are bushes in front and on the side of the church.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum