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Rolling Stones

Description: This work is a collection of short stories, sketches, letters, and poems by O. Henry. The volume was named after the periodical the Rolling Stone, of which O. Henry was editor. It was published posthumously and includes a photograph of O. Henry, taken in 1909 shortly before his death.
Date: 1912
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Sally Lloyd-Jones acceptance speech]

Description: Video recording of Sally Lloyd-Jones accepting the 2014 Rodda Award from the Church and Synagogue Library Association for her book Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing. The video was made in lieu of Lloyd-Jones attending the luncheon in Portland, Oregon at CSLA's 47th annual meeting where the award was officially announced. The first part of the video is a book trailer for Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, which features illustrations from the book accompanied by an orchestral score. At the 1:25 mark, the video transitions to an image of Lloyd-Jones speaking while sitting and looking directly into the camera. Lloyd-Jones thanks the CSLA for the award, shares her inspiration for her book, and reads an excerpt.
Date: 2014-07-24~
Duration: 2 minutes 33 seconds
Creator: Lloyd-Jones, Sally
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The runaway

Description: Little Julia, resident of New York City, is taken to see her uncle's farm. Exposed to fields, animals, and the open spaces, she regrets having to return to the city. Back home, she wants to run away and return to her uncle's farm. Against her mother's orders, she does run away one day, but is found and brought home, and learns never to disobey her mother again.
Date: 1857~
Creator: Committee of Publication of the American Sunday School Union.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[About the author Joe Clark HBSS]

Description: Sheet of text describing photographer Joe Clark and his beginnings in Detroit, Michigan that was displayed during an exhibition of Joe Clark, HBSS photography at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Date: 195X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Literature: an illustrated Weekly Magazine, Volume 1, Number 20, July 7, 1888

Description: Weekly literary magazine that contains articles and excerpts on various topics as well as advertisements; according the to the cover, it includes "Criticism, Biography, News, [and] Selected Readings." Contents for this issue: Maurice Thompson at Home, Selections from A Fortnight of Folly, and Sylvan Secrets in Bird-Songs and Books.
Date: July 7, 1888
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping: Thinking Out Loud]

Description: Clipping of Lynn Landrum's poem entitled, "Thinking Out Loud," featured on the Dallas Morning News. Landrum's poem exudes the message that racial segregation should be abolished and how every man should have an equal chance at life. She supports a hopeful life for everyone in society, rather than being in one with hate.
Date: January 24, 1955
Creator: Landrum, Lynn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Rouge et Noire

Description: A short story about the banana trade in Central America based on O. Henry's experiences in Honduras in the late 1890s. This is perhaps the first instance of O. Henry's use of the term "banana republic."
Date: December 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Quest of Soapy

Description: "This is one of the best and most characteristic of the sketches of lower New York life by O. Henry...The story under another title--"The Cop and the Anthem"--appears in the collection of O. Henry's stories, "The Four Million."
Date: November 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Hiding of Black Bill

Description: This work contains a biographical introduction to O. Henry written by Mary Ely; "O. Henry and Me," a brief story about corresponding with O. Henry, by Ethel Patterson; and O. Henry's short story, "The Hiding of Black Bill."
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910; Patterson, Ethel & Ely, Mary
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry's Last Story

Description: Partially finished short story about a criminal on death row. O. Henry was unable to complete this story before his death. Story illustrated with facsimiles of the original manuscript.
Date: September 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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