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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

[Letter from Jerry Falwell on keeping Old Time Gospel Hour on air]

Description: Letter from Jerry Falwell on his opposition to homosexuality and asking for support in keeping his "Old-Time Gospel Hour" television program on the air. Falwell writes that the Old Time Gospel Hour "is one of the few major ministries in America crying out against militant homosexuals" (p. 1). The letter is printed on what appears to be lined yellow notepad paper.
Date: August 13, 1981
Creator: Falwell, Jerry
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Jerry Falwell and Liberty Alliance on re-activating Moral Majority]

Description: Letter from Jerry Falwell and the Liberty Alliance asking Falwell's supporters if he should "re-activate the Moral Majority to help bring this nation back to moral sanity" (p. 3). In the letter, Falwell identifies contemporary events in the news which he considers to be evidence of America's moral decline and "the agenda of the homosexuals, abortionists, feminists, New Agers and humanists" (p. 1). Following the letter, there are copies of newspaper clippings of stories that concern Falwell and his supporters, including the issues of abortion and homosexuality. In an "Important Note", Falwell offers to send a VHS videotape of his documentary "The Truth About Aids and Clinton's Hidden Agenda" in exchange for "a gift of at least $35". Finally, the letter includes a "Reply Form to Jerry Falwell" with the question "Should I re-activate MORAL MAJORITY to help bring this nation back to moral sanity?" and an envelope addressed to the Liberty Alliance in Madison Heights, Virginia.
Date: 1993~
Creator: Falwell, Jerry
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping: "Moral Majority to disband: Falwell hails group for political efforts", Dallas Morning News]

Description: Newspaper clipping from the Dallas Morning News, dated June 12, 1989, by Helen Parmley, Religion Editor of The Dallas Morning News. The article discusses the Rev. Jerry Falwell's decision to dissolve the Moral Majority in August 1989. The article quotes Mr. Falwell as saying that, since he founded the organization in 1979, "we have accomplished everything we set out to do," in terms of organizing conservative Christian voters and bringing national attention to conservative Christian issues in the 1980s.
Date: June 12, 1989
Creator: Parmley, Helen
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: "Face to face: Falwell meeting with gay Christian activists may be milestone", Dallas Morning News]

Description: Newspaper clipping from the Dallas Morning News, by Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald, dated Friday, October 22, 1999. The article discusses a meeting between a group of "200 socially conservative Christians" led by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, and "an equal number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith, led by the Rev. Mel White, a gay clergyman." The article includes a cartoon depicting a group of people sitting at a table, engaged in conversation, with speech bubbles coming from their mouths.
Date: October 22, 1999
Creator: Pitts, Leonard & Scott, Margaret
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Photo Memories of a Seabee Battalion

Description: Book compiled by the 136th Naval Construction "Seabee" Battalion documenting the history of the group from boot camp in Virginia to various military installations across the U.S. and more permanent postings in Guam and Japan during World War II. There are photographs of various persons and evens as well as an epistolary narrative and lists of names by company at the end of the text.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Naval Construction Battalion, 136th.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Libby Prison During the War.

Description: Poster depicting a large, red-brick building and ranks of soldiers in the background and white tents in the foreground. Text under the image reads, "Compliments of J. Thompson Brown & Co., Real Estate Agents and Auctioneers, 113 Main St., Richmond, Va."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Map to illustrate the Civil War.

Description: Map shows state boundaries, military posts, major cities, and notable physical features. Inset: "North Eastern Virginia." Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:9,216,000].
Date: 1885
Creator: A.S. Barnes & Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Sherwood Inn, Fortress Monroe, Va.

Description: Photo postcard of the Sherwood Inn of Fortress Monroe, Virginia. The four-story building is on a street corner. It has a front porch with a balcony above it, a round turret on its left, many brick chimneys, and awnings on the windows. Handwritten on the front, "9-21-07. Home ain't nothing like this - C.F.C." It is addressed to Miss Rosa Bassano, S. Mill St., Paris, Tex. It is postmarked Fortress Monreo, Va. on Sept 21, 1907.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cheyne, C.E.
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Bouldin Family Scrapbook]

Description: The first half of the scrapbook is composed of newspaper articles that have been pasted onto the pages and some that were inserted in between the book's pages. The articles are from Confederate states and contain news, poems, and stories centered around the Civil War and the time after. The second half of the book served as a ledger for the family to keep track of their expenses.
Date: unknown
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their stations & distances, also the counties, towns, villages, harbors, rivers, and forts. Compiled from the latest government and other reliable sources 1862 [Sheet 2]

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century geography, county lines, state lines, settlements, and railroad lines in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and parts of Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Includes text titled "Sketch of the whole southern coast" and map key. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:2,000,000].
Date: 1862
Creator: Lloyd, James T.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Raleigh Court, Jamestown Exposition, 1907

Description: Color postcard picturing the Raleigh Court at the Jamestown Exposition in 1907. There is a lake in the foreground with many boats on it, walkways lined with lamp posts along the water, and numerous red buildings in the background with landscaping and fountains. Printed on the back is the description of the picture, "No. 109. Raleigh Court, Jamestown Exposition, 1907. Starting from the U.S. Government pier in the foreground at the left and going around and back to the westerly wing of the pier, this view shows the following buildings: U.S. Government Fisheries Exhibit, Machinery and Transportation, Mines and Metallurgy, State's Exhibits, Auditorium, Food Products, Manufacturers and Liberal Arts, U.S. Government Exhibits, Smithsonian Institute, National Museum Exhibits, etc., etc." Correspondence on the card reads," This looks well on a card, but in reality it is bum, in big letters. It is addressed to Miss Rosa Bassano, S. Mill St., Paris, Texas. it is postmarked Norfolk, Va on Sept 22, 1907.
Date: 1907
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

The Chapel at Hampton Institute

Description: Color postcard depicting the Chapel at Hampton Institute. It is a brick building with a tall bell tower. The date 9-22-07 is hand written on the front. Information on the back reads, "The Chapel at Hampton Institute. The Memorial Chapel dedicated in May 1886 was a gift of the Frederick L. Marquand Estate. It is a perfect specimen of Italian Romanesque architecture and is built of red brick outside while the interior is cream brick." It is addressed to Miss Rosa Bassano, Paris, Tex. It is postmarked Fortress Monroe, Va. on Sept 22, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Portrait of Julia Beville and Alexander Archer Beville]

Description: A tintype portrait of Julia Beville and Alexander Archer Beville. Julia, left, wears a floral printed dress which is cinched at the waist with a belt. She wears gold earrings, a ring, and two strings of pearls. Julia's right hand holds Alexander's, while in her left hand she holds a small purse. Alexander sits on the right. He wears a suit with a silk vest underneath. The hand-colored photograph is housed in a decorative leather case with a traditional brass matte. Behind the photograph, the following was written in pencil on the case: Julia Beville, 9 years old, and A. A. Beville, taken when 16 years old, in Wytheville, Va.
Date: 1857~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Market House, Caroline County, Va.]

Description: Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor Papers. Illustration of house; on front "Market House, Caroline County, Va. (John Baylor, 1758); on back "'New Market' Manor House, Caroline Co. Virginia. Home of the Baylors, who came from Tiverton, Devonshire, England, in 1676"
Date: 1758
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum