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[Collection of Documents Addressed to Air Men and Civilian Pilots]

Description: Collection of documents from the Civil Aeronautics Administration. The first page is Form ACA 113 (IM-11/42), a note from the Publications and Statistics Division of the CAA, serving as introduction to the following documents.The next is a notice to air men and all owners of registered aircraft, urging them to only "use their planes...for purposes that contribute directly to the war effort." The next is a document titled "WPB-CAA Liberalizes Utilization of Civilian Aircraft," discussing the use of civilian aircraft for the war effort. The next is an important notice from the Director General for Operations, discussing General Limitation Order L-262 from the War Production Board. The next is a letter from Administrator C. I. Stanton to Washington and field employees, discussing the approval of flight instruction or flight tests. The last group of documents includes several pages of designated landing areas. It also includes the envelope it came in.
Date: {1943-01-26,1943-04-08,1943-04-12}
Creator: Civil Aeronautics Administration
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Copies of Personnel Order 71 and 79]

Description: Copies of Army Air Force Personnel orders 71 and 79 designating flight officer Paul A. Hill as a service pilot and re-rating a list of several Air Force Second Lieutenants as pilots and service pilots.
Date: {1944-03-23,1944-11-09}
Creator: United States. Air Force.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Haslet High School Baccalaureate Service]

Description: Program from the baccalaureate service for the Haslet High School class of 1941-42; this program outlines the order of events and the names of the people who will be performing each action. Names of the graduating class are listed on the reverse side of the program though not in the order that they walked in.
Date: {1941,1942}
Partner: Haslet Public Library

[Letter from Cornelia Yerkes, Spring 1943]

Description: Letter from Cornelia Yerkes discussing receiving some skin oil from a friend, a disastrous check ride, a trip to Abilene, and fellow flight students getting lost. Typed on an old physics test from primary flight training, on which Yerkes scored a 100.
Date: {1943-04-06,1943-22~}
Creator: Kafka, Cornelia V. Yerkes
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Men and Farm Equipment; Farm Equipment; Barn and House Exterior; Barn and House Exterior

Description: Copy negative of four pictures taken on Sunnybank Farm in Abilene. The top left picture is of three men working with a machine in 1958. From left to right they are Charley, A. John, and another man. In the top right picture, taken in July of 1958, there is a man on a tractor in a field with a pile of hay on a wagon behind him. The bottom left picture is of the barn in 1945. The bottom right picture is of the ranch house in 1945. It has stone siding, a chimney, porch, and balcony. There are people on the porch.
Date: {1945,1958}
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Men on a German Bomb Crate]

Description: Photographs of men seated on a German bomb crate. The photos are described as "Left: McCoy and me making a “four-holer” out toilet made from German bomb crate. We were here for only a few days. Middle: McCoy and Lorton at St. Quinton north eastern France near Belgium. Right: McCoy and me."
Date: {1943..1945}
Creator: Partain, Douglas Wise
Partner: Angelina County History Center

My Philip Nolan Scrapbook

Description: Scrapbook created by Gustine Courson Weaver containing materials related to the life and history of Philip Nolan, for whom Nolan County, Texas was named. Nolan was an Irish immigrant to the Texas-Louisiana area and a prolific horse trader and freebooter during the period of Spanish rule in Texas before Texas became a republic. The scrapbook contains articles about Nolan, photographs and photo copies, correspondence created for obtaining research materials, as well as snippets about Weaver's own life.
Date: [..1942]
Creator: Weaver, Gustine Courson
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Cowboy Band]

Description: Group photograph of the Original Cowboy Band, Inc. on the front steps of Old Abilene Hall at Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Each member of the band holds his instrument, and those who play drums sit in the front of the group, showcasing the "Cowboy Band" stamp.
Date: [..1947]
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photographs of E. J. Simons and Others in Various Locations]

Description: Four scanned photographs featuring E. J. Simons and other uniformed American soldiers at various locations in Europe. The original photos were taped onto a sheet of paper along with captions. The photo on the top right features soldiers identified as Joe, Ucyroski, and E. J. "Spike" Simons sitting on a bench in Paris, France. A stone wall, trees, and a statue are visible behind them. The next photo features Simons standing between two soldiers and a view of the Eiffel Tower in the background. The third photo has soldiers named Armstrong and Tummons sitting with Simons in a room in Germany. An open window and overhead fixture provide light. Armstrong sits on a sofa to the left, Tummons sits on a dressing table in the center, and Simons sitting to the right. The bottom photo shows two soldiers and Simons standing in front of the American Red Cross' Rainbow Corner club in Paris, France.
Date: {1945~,1945-06-06}
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Portrait of Girl; Men and Women by Car

Description: Copy negative of two pictures. The first is a portrait of little Beverly Buchanan taken in Beaumont in 1941. The second is of Douglas, Ronnie, Beverly, Alma, and Hubert Henry Buchanan standing on a sidewalk near cars, bushes, and a tree with houses in the background, taken in Putnam 1951.
Date: {1941,1951}
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portraits

Description: Copy negative of three portraits. The first is of Mary Frances Seastrunk in 1947 in Waco, Texas. The second is of Scott Lavette Seastrunk in 1956 in Abilene, Texas. The third is of Menvil Mae Buchanan Seastrunk in 1966 in Abilene.
Date: {1947,1956,1966}
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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