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Description: An essay titled "Basic Ideals of Constitutional Democracy," adopted at the Conference on Democratic Processes, Union College, Schenectady, New York, dated July 5-6, 1940. Dixon Ryan Fox, Chairman of Committee on Democratic Processes, National Foundation for Education in American Citizenship.
Date: {1940-07-05..1940-07-06}
Creator: National Foundation For Education in American Citizenship
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[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… more
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

[Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to the Oriental Rug Cleaning Co., April 21, 1948]

Description: Letter from Daniel W. Kempner to the Oriental Rug Cleaning Company, confirming that they will be able to pick up his rugs the first week of May. Kempner also informs them that he will be out of town all summer. A typewritten note below the letter, dated May 10th, states that Kempner was told over the phone that of the 20 rugs, 14 would need repairing. It also notes the cost of repairing, cleaning, and storing the rugs.
Date: {1948-04-21,1948-05-10}
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Partner: Rosenberg Library

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 peop… more
Date: {1945,1958}
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

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 ow… more
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
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