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[Grilled Cheese]

Description: Photographs of the 2009-2010 artist's book competition honorable mention "Grilled Cheese" created by Carlynn Field. The book is a sculptural representation of a grilled cheese sandwich made of yellow fabric, printed fabric, hand-dyed silk, and batting. When opened, the "cheese" is revealed to be a long accordion-folded strip of cloth, each panel with an embroidered representation of the steps to make a grilled cheese sandwich. The volume is presented on a blue heavy plastic circular plate. The first image is of the grilled cheese sitting on a blue paper plate. Image 2, the grilled cheese is laying on a blue plate, one of the "slices" sticking out has a flower-like print. Image 3, the cloth grilled cheese pages are opened up to the yellow inside, the page on the left has a white flower pattern with orange dots around it. Stitched onto the page are the words "2 min" the number 5, and a little pan stitched under it. The page on the right is pure yellow with the word Flip, the number 6 and a grilled cheese stitched onto it. Image 4, the open grilled cheese from a different angle. Artist's statement: "A step-by-step 'How to' for the ultimate comfort food - grilled cheese sandwich. Also, it is one of the first foods a child learns to make on the stove."
Date: 2009/2010
Creator: Field, Carlynn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Better to See You With]

Description: Photographs of the 2001-2002 artist's book competition winner "The Better to See You With" created by Herman Iselin. Wolf fur binding and embroidered red velvet end papers enclose pages with the story of Little Red Riding Hood embossed in Braille. The book was designed as a concept piece, which would allow a blind child to experience the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The cover of the book is a square shaped blob of grey fur. Image 2, top of closed book. The grey fur of the cover can be seen, inside of it the book cover is red with white pages. Image 3, inside title. The furry book is propped open upright, the page on the left showing the velvety red inside cover. On it are the words "Little Red Riding Hood in red. The page on the right is blank. Image four, braille writing. The photo is a closeup of a white page filed with braille, the red and furry cover partially seen.
Date: 2001/2002
Creator: Iselin, Herman
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Thin Etched Line]

Description: Photographs of the 1999-2000 artist's book competition honorable mention "The Thin Etched Line" created by Teel Savage. The volume is composed of fragments of intaglio prints of various styles and subjects, on which a single red line was added across every image. It is bound in white paper-covered boards with a red line, sewn Coptic style. The first image shows the bound book opened up. The page on the left contains a drawing of a young woman seen at a top angle. Image 2, the bound book is opened up. The page on the left contains a drawing of a young woman seen from the front. Image 3, closeup of the bound book seen from the top, the outside white and the pages slightly opened up. Image 4, the bound book seen from the top farther away. Image 5, the bound book seen from the spine, showing how the pages are tightly bound together.
Date: 1999/2000
Creator: Savage, Teel
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

De Cust van Westindien van La Desconoscida tot C. Escondido

Description: Map of the coastline along the western part of the Gulf of Mexico, starting in the south (left) at a point labeled "La Desconoscida" and ending in the north (right) at "C[iudad] Escondido." Segments of the coastline are shaded in red, yellow, and green, with labels for river mouths, ports, islands, and other points along the coast.
Date: 1680
Creator: Roffeveen, Arent, -1679
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

History of the Revolution in Texas, Particularly of the War of 1835 & '36; Together With the Latest Geographical, Topographical, and Statistical Accounts of the Country, From the Most Authentic Sources. Also, an Appendix.

Description: Book outlining the history of the Texas Revolution and a description of Texas geography, with a map, as well as an appendix containing personal accounts and text excerpts about specific events.
Date: 2017
Creator: Newell, Chester
Partner: UNT Libraries

History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties.

Description: Book containing a brief overview of the state of Texas and more specific focus on six specific counties, with extensive biographical sketches about persons related to the history of those places. An alphabetical index of persons who are included follows the table of contents at the front of the book.
Date: 2017
Creator: Lewis Publishing Company
Partner: UNT Libraries

History of Texas: From Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 1

Description: Book describing Texas history up to the time of annexation to the United States of America. This first volume is broken into 22 chapters covering the start of European immigration (roughly 1685) through the establishment of the Republic of Texas in 1835, with a number of appendices containing supplementary information.
Date: 2017
Creator: Yoakum, H. (Henderson K.), 1810-1856
Partner: UNT Libraries

Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas

Description: Biographical view of Texas and its history including narratives of the individuals who helped shape Texas history and information about important point in history including: the pioneer days of Texas, Texas' transition from a Mexican state to being part of the United States, and the wars in which Texas citizens took part.
Date: 2017
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Encyclopedia of Texas

Description: This book provides a biographical view of Texas and its history. The book uses many narratives of the individuals who helped shape Texas history. The book also includes profiles of: the public school system in Texas; banking; the public school system; the State Fair; the Cotton Industry; oil history; and histories of select towns, such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Ellis County, Waco, San Antonio, Galveston, and many others.
Date: 2017
Creator: Davis, Ellis Arthur & Grobe, Edwin H.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The War in Texas; A Review of Facts and Circumstances, showing that this contest is a Crusade Against Mexico, set on foot by Slaveholders, Land Speculators, &c. In Order to Re-Establish, Extend, and Perpetuate the System of Slavery and the Slave Trade.

Description: Opinion piece describing the history and reasons for the Texas Revolution, including the position that it was intended to support slavery in Texas.
Date: 2017
Creator: Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
Partner: UNT Libraries

Denton County, Texas

Description: Map of Denton County showing the parcels of land within the county labeled with the owners. A note at the top of the map says, "Lands of the Texas & Pacific Railway Co. are colored yellow." Additionally, some bodies of water, roads, railroad tracks, and towns appear to be marked. A small box in the upper-right corner is labeled "Diagram of a Section" and states "1900 Varas square = 640 acres." Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 Varas to 1 inch, 1 Vara = 33 1/3 inches).
Date: 1870/1889~
Creator: Texas & Pacific Railway. Land Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Denton County.

Description: Map of Denton County showing the parcels of land within the county labeled with the owners and sizes or lot numbers. Additionally, some bodies of water and railroad tracks appear to be marked.
Date: October 1871
Creator: Pressler, Chas. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Map of Denton County, Texas.

Description: Map of Denton County showing the parcels of land within the county labeled with the owners and sizes or lot numbers. Handwritten notes on the map appear to mark land divisions, later owners, and city locations. Scale [ca. 1:133,333] (4000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1879
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The American conflict: a history of the great rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64: its causes, incidents, and results: intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases, with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the war for the Union. Volume 1.

Description: Volume one of a two-volume set gives a historical overview of slavery and the abolition movement in the U.S., records events leading to secession, and details political and military action early in the Civil War. Chapter XII (pp. 147-177) discusses the annexation of Texas to the United States. Analytical index begins on p. 633.
Date: 1864
Creator: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The American conflict: a history of the great rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64: its causes, incidents, and results: intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases, with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the war for the Union. Volume 2.

Description: Volume two of a two-volume set details political and military action in the Civil War. Chapter I (pp. 17-25) discusses activity in Texas and New Mexico in 1862. Analytical index begins on p. 765.
Date: 1866
Creator: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Partner: UNT Libraries