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Europa, secundum legitimas projectionis stereographic︠a︡e regulas et juxta recentissimas observationes ︠a︡eque ac relationes adhibitis qvoq[ue] veterum monumentorum subsidiis

Description: Hand-drawn, color map of Europe as of 1743 with place names, geopolitical borders and some topographical features. Boundaries and features are noted, with relief shown pictorially.
Date: 1743
Creator: Hase, Johann Matthias, 1684-1742
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

L'Amerique meridionale: Dressée sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & quelques autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus recens

Description: Hand-drawn color map of South America in 1708. Countries are shaded in different colors and some paths are marked in color. Bodies of water and geographic features are noted, with relief shown pictorially.
Date: 1722
Creator: L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre

Description: Hand-drawn map of the world, circa 1763. The place names are in French with some cities noted as well as geographic features (with relief shown pictorially).
Date: 1763~
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Marianne and soldier collect for the Red Cross]

Description: A female figure representing Marianne is accompanied by a wounded soldier. They collect for the Red Cross. Marianne is dressed in a style to suggest the French Revolution, wearing a blue, white, and red skirt, a uniform jacket worn as a cape, and a long blue and red cap. She holds a Red Cross collecting tin in one hand and a small blue, white, and red keg under her other arm. She guides a wounded soldier, his head bandaged. He has one arm on Marianne’s shoulder, and the other holds a cane. The soldier wears a medal pinned to his coat, a cap with an inscribed band, and is smoking.
Date: 1916
Creator: Willette, Adolphe Léon, 1857-1926.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Follow de Drinkin' Gou'd

Description: This volume includes information about the play-party in Oklahoma, folklore of Texas birds, tall tales, folk anecdotes, Texas folk songs and ballads, and other folklore (back cover). The index begins on page 185.
Date: 2000
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Le tableau parlant: comédie-parade, en un acte et en vers

Description: This is a 1773 printed copy of the libretto of "Le tableau parlant" (The talking picture), a one-act comic opera by M. Anseaume, set to music by Grétry. The opera was staged for the first time by the troupe of Italian actors of King Louis XV, on Wednesday, September 20, 1769. The back of the t.p. lists the names of the original actors who performed the characters of the opera at its premier: Isabelle (Madame Trial), [Jean-Louis Laruette] (Cassandre, Isabelle's tutor), [Madame Laruette (Colombine, Isabelle's lady-in-waiting), M. Trial (Léandre, Cassandra's nephew, who is in love with Isabelle), and [[Jean-Baptiste Clairval] (Léandre's valet). The final scene is a vaudeville sung by all of the characters. The music of the vaudeville is included at the end on pp. [45-48]. The library's copy of the libretto is bound with the libretto of Jean François Marmontel's comic opera "La fausse magie."
Date: 1773
Creator: Anseaume, M. (Louis), 1721-1784
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Bob Kap Archive #4

Description: Silent film of the Intercontinental Football League's (IFL's) 1976 European tour to promote American football as a leisure activity. It includes footage of players on buses and in cars, football games, spectators, cheerleaders, European scenery and promotional activities. Many stills of promotional brochures, newspaper articles, and photographs are included.
Date: 1976
Duration: 6 minutes 54 seconds
Creator: Intercontinental Football League
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Intercontinental Football League presents Touchdown in Europe 1976

Description: Compilation film of home movies and news coverage of the 1976 Intercontinental Football League's (IFL) European tour of Germany, Austria, and France promoting American football as a leisure activity. Includes footage of football game play, spectators, cheerleaders, and promotional activities. The narration implies that this film was used to promote the IFL and its potential as a revenue source.
Date: 1976
Duration: 17 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Intercontinental Football League
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Constitution and By-Laws of the Texas Eclectic Medical Association of the State of Texas

Description: This pamphlet contains the text of the Texas Eclectic Medical Association's constitution and by-laws, including the purpose of the Association, membership information, election of officers, resolutions, ethics, as well as other rules and regulations.
Date: 1891
Creator: Texas Eclectic Medical Association
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

Texas, Castro-Ville

Description: Document inviting the public to learn more about the prosperity of Castroville by contacting any one of a list of men. The end states that Mr. Castro is still giving free land to families and bachelors.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Courrier du Haut-Rhin. 4ne Année, No. 65, August 7, 1845

Description: Newsletter dated August 7, 1845 discussing the political implications of Texas joining the United States. Articles are presented in both French and German. Also included is a letter signed by Henri Castro regarding unsigned and blank contracts, dated July 31, 1845 in Neufreystaedt, and a time table for travel from the Grand Duchy of Baden.
Date: August 7, 1845
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Courrier D'Alsace. Cinquiéme année, No. 103, August 27, 1846

Description: Newsletter dated August 27, 1846 with a letter from Vicar Pfanner. The newsletter has requested the truth about the settlement in Texas. He states that it is a beautiful country, but hot and dry and while some crops do well, people fare poorly because of fevers. He claims that the population of Texas is drawn from the dregs of humanity. He recommends that people not consider settling in Texas. The letter and other articles are translated into German.
Date: August 27, 1846
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Courrier D'Alsace. Cinquiéme année, No. 105, September 4, 1846

Description: Newsletter dated September 1, 1846 with a letter from Vicar Pfanner published on September 1, 1846. The newspaper has requested the truth about the settlement in Texas. Pfanner discusses how he had to leave his own people for Mexico, which is where he is writing from since he claims letters sent from Texas get destroyed if they aren't positive. Pfanner's opinion is that Texas only offers opportunities for already well-to-do settlers. Note from the publisher at end describes their obligation to publish a note refuting the content of Pfanner's letter. The letter and other articles are translated into German.
Date: September 1, 1846
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Clipping from Courrier D'Alsace, Cinquiéme année, No. 118]

Description: Clipping from a newsletter dated October 1, 1846 that includes a letter from Huth & Co stating that Texas has good soil, the climate is healthy and all are thriving and states that Pfanner must have been motivated by something other than truth to say such bad things about Texas in his previously published letter. The writer goes on to explain the process of distributing land and refrains from explaining why Pfanner's last letter was written from Mexico and not Texas. Sign by Huth & Co. on September 24, 1846 in Neufreystaedt. Letters and articles are translated into German.
Date: October 1, 1846
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Ludwig Huth to Ferdinand Louis and Albert Huth, October 11, 1847]

Description: Letter from [Ludwig] Huth to [Ferdinand] Louis and Albert [Huth] questioning why he has not received responses yet. Included is a copy of a letter from the widow of Anton Gsell certifying that she is, in fact, his widow. He also mentioned a new law that would restrict who could deal with the immigration business. Signed by Huth on October 11, 1847 in Neufreystaedt.
Date: October 11, 1847
Creator: Huth, Ludwig
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Balance sheets showing financial transactions, March 1846 to September 1846, with note from Henri Castro]

Description: Balance sheet showing financial transactions from March to September 1846 relating to the settlement of Castroville. Last page has a note at the bottom from Castro that he received the financial documents on October 28, 1846, and will be verifying them.
Date: 1846
Creator: Huth, Louis
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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