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[Baptistry Painting for St. John, Kansas]

Description: Photograph of the baptistry painting done by Blanche Perry for the Church of Christ in St. John, Kansas. Scene is of Jordan River with trees, sheep, clouds, sun beam cross, and dove shaped cloud.
Date: March 1949
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[St. John, Kansas Church of Christ Clergy Photo]

Description: Photograph of minister, elders, deacons, and their wives from the Church of Christ in St. John, Kansas. Named people include Brother Broadfoot (elder) and Sister Broadfoot, Brother Love (minister) and Sister Love, Brother John Davis (deacon) and Sister Davis, Sister Smith and Brother Smith (elder). Photograph shows people standing in front of curtained baptistry area with pulpit and communion table showing.
Date: 1949
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Client Card: Mr. Peter Affeld]

Description: Client card describing work completed at the Roman Bronze Works Foundry for Mr. Peter Affeld, including a job number, brief description, monetary amount, and dates associated with each entry. According to the card, Affeld wants a "cast whip for bronco buster."
Date: October 1971
Creator: Roman Bronze Works Foundry
Partner: Amon Carter Museum

Oral History Interview with Celeste Williams, November 13, 2014

Description: Interview with Celeste Williams, the first female sports editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The interview includes discussion of her days as sports editor of her eighth-grade yearbook, working for several different newspapers in different cities, and finally ending up at the Star-Telegram.
Date: November 13, 2014
Creator: Copeland, Alex; Gutierrez, Tony; O'Hanlon, Adrian & Williams, Celeste
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

Maximum daily temperatures for the first half of July, 1913

Description: Compares the temperatures for July 1-15, 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska, Topeka, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri, and Brownsville, Texas as taken from the Government Climatological Summary.
Date: unknown
Partner: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

[Letter from Sadie Darby to Blanche Perry]

Description: Letter from Sadie Darby to Perry functioning to return the interpretation for the baptistry painting made for the church in Lewis, Kansas.
Date: February 29, 1948
Creator: Darby, Sadie
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Baptistry Painting in Elkhart, Kansas]

Description: A black and white photograph of the baptistry painting created by Blanche Perry for the Church of Christ in Elkhart, Kansas installed in the church building with curtains, the pulpit, and the communion table.
Date: October 1952
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Baptistry Painting in Elkhart, Kansas #2]

Description: A black and white photograph of the baptistry painting done by Blanche Perry for the Church of Christ at Elkhart, Kansas. Painting depicts wide body of water, trees, mountains, clouds.
Date: October 1952
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

St. John Daily Capital (St. John, Kansas), April 13, 1949, Volume 62, Number 59

Description: Issue of the St. John Daily Capital dated April 13, 1949, volume 62, number 59. Two articles specifically mention the Church and the baptistry painting. Article "Will Hold Formal Opening Sunday" shows photograph of the Church of Christ building exterior with details of the opening services. "Church of Christ Receives Oil Painting as Gift From Artist" describes the painting and its symbolism.
Date: April 13, 1949
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Louis Meade Burton and Patricia Ruth Scott Burton, October 15, 2013

Description: Interview with Louis Meade Burton and Patricia Ruth Scott Burton, a couple who were involved with the school system in Kerrville, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Burton discuss their family histories, their move move to the area, Pat's work with the Tivy school system, Louis's coaching career, and the flood of 1932. The interview includes photographs of the couple and their family, on pages 27-37.
Date: October 15, 2013
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis; Burton, Louis M. & Burton, Pat
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Vern "Bucky" Blodgett, May 3, 2001

Description: Interview with Vern "Bucky" Blodgett, an armed forces veteran and Veteran's Administration worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Blodgett describes moving to and growing up in Kerrville, and his work with the VA Hospital there (first as a clerk, and finally, as acting associate director). Besides serving in the service for four years, he also worked in several VA facilities around the country before making his way back to Kerrville. His memories of the town include details of the flood of 1932, his role in founding the Buck 'N' Bull Club (a rifle club) in 1946, and a few stories concerning the religious community. A historical profile of the Kerrville VA Hospital is included at the end of interview transcript.
Date: May 3, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Blodgett, Vern
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Note Paper from The St. Anthony]

Description: Notes written on a small piece of paper with the logo and name of The St. Anthony in San Antonio, Texas. The notes includes names of people and businesses as well as some cities.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Baptistry Interpretation for Elkhart, Kansas Church]

Description: Handwritten essay by Perry entitled "Interpretation of Baptistry painting at Elkhart, Kansas." Essay describes scene along the Jordan River, Mt. Hernon, and Mt. Lebanon that inspired this painting. Elements and symbols mentioned include willow trees, eucalyptus, pines, cedar, sun beam cross, light, cloud shaped dove, water, rock, stone, sheep. Manuscript contains numerous edits.
Date: October 1952
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Baptistry Interpretation for Hutchinson, Kansas #2]

Description: Handwritten essay manuscript "Spiritual Application for Baptistry Painting: Hutchinson, Kansas" by Perry. Uses theme of "Mountain of God or The Church of the Living God." Symbols mentioned include mountains, throne, Mount Zion, stone sun, dove, light, cross, water, trees, rock, sheep, mist.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Baptistry Painting for Hutchinson, Kansas]

Description: Photograph of the baptistry painting done by Perry for the Church of Christ in Hutchinson, Kansas. The photograph shows a man on a ladder beside the painting. Inscription on back reads in part, " 'The Mountains of God' the theme. A Colorado scene." Notation at the bottom includes the phrase, "Hutchinson, Kansas" and "Laramie, Wyoming."
Date: August 4, 1949
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Baptistry Interpretation for Hutchinson, Kansas]

Description: Handwritten essay manuscript "Spiritual Application for Baptistry Painting: Hutchinson, Kansas" by Perry. Uses theme of "Mountain of God or The Church of the Living God." Symbols mentioned include mountains, throne, Mount Zion, stone sun, dove, light, cross, water, trees, rock, sheep, mist.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Baptistry Painting for Hutchinson, Kansas #2]

Description: Photograph of the baptistry painting done by Perry for the Church of Christ in Hutchinson, Kansas. The photograph shows a man on a ladder beside the painting. Inscription on back reads in part, " 'The Mountains of God' the theme. A Colorado scene."
Date: August 4, 1949
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Elkhart, Kansas Church of Christ Bulletin]

Description: Bulletin from the Church of Christ at Elkhart, Kansas commemorating its new building, complete with a baptistry painting by Blanche Perry. Pamphlet contains a sketch of the building exterior with a detailed history of the founding of the church. A photograph of Perry at work on the painting is printed here. Also contains a history of Perry's life and painting ministry with details on how she came to paint for the Elkhart congregation.
Date: February 1, 1953
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Baptistry Painting for Hutchinson, Kansas #3]

Description: A black and white photograph of the baptistry painting done by Blanche Perry for the Church of Christ in Hutchinson, Kansas. Painting depicts a calm stream with trees, rocks, mountains, clouds, and sun. Painting is outside against a brick wall.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Baptistry Interpretation for Winfield, Kansas]

Description: Essay by Perry - "Spiritual Interpretation of Picture: Painting" for the Seventh and Andrew Church of Christ in Winfield, Kansas. Theme is "The Elect Lady or Bride of the Firstborn." Symbols mentioned include mountains, Mount Evan, woman, cross, clouds, dove, water, rock, trees, sun.
Date: 1935/1966
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Letter from Judson Woodbridge to Blanche Perry]

Description: Envelope and letter from Judson Woodbridge of the Church of Christ in Wellington, Kansas to Perry thanking her for the baptistry painting and mentioning minor details with respect to installation.
Date: July 17, 1944
Creator: Woodbridge, Judson
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Ulysses, Kansas Church of Christ Bulletin]

Description: Bulletin from a Church of Christ in Ulysses, Kansas. Contains photograph of the exterior of the building and of Blanche Perry working on a painting. Gives program for an afternoon service, history and description of the church building, and background information on Perry.
Date: October 11, 1953
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Letter from H. R. Atchison to Blanche Perry]

Description: Envelope and letter from H. R. Atchison of the Church of Christ in Wellington, Kansas to Perry describing church interior in preparation for a baptistry painting.
Date: January 27, 1944
Creator: Atchison, H. R.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library