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[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

Observations & Reflections on Texas Folklore

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas, including stories about hunting, warfare, religion, Texas traditions, and other miscellaneous folk tales. The index begins on page 149.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

[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 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 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 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

Observations & Reflections on Texas Folklore

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas, including stories about hunting, warfare, religion, Texas traditions, and other miscellaneous folk tales. The index begins on page 149.
Date: 1972
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

[Elizabeth Simpson Cooper Memoir]

Description: Photocopy of Elizabeth Simpson Cooper's memoir about her childhood in Virginia and later her time in Kansas after moving westward with her family. In the text of her memoir, she describes her school days in Virginia, church, Cooper family history, "Bleeding Kansas" (the period of conflict over deciding if Kansas would be a free or a slave state), and the Civil War in Kansas as well as her personal encounters with Native Americans in Kansas.
Date: 1931-02-24/1932
Creator: Cooper, Elizabeth Simpson, 1840-
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Julia A. Barr to the Moore family, December 3, 1888]

Description: This item is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Julia A. Barr, Henry and Charles Moore's cousin. In the letter, Julia updates the Moore family on the happenings in Jerseyville, Illinois and the news includes: a dialogue about meeting cousin George Wilson in Eureka Springs, Arkansas while on a trip there, a discussion about the people that accompanied here on the trip and how long she stayed, details concerning the people she meet in Eureka Springs, a conversation about Seella, her two children, and Polly, a dialogue about their helper who was discharged over a year ago and how they are getting along without him, an update on the bountiful crops and how good rain has made it possible for people to get out of debt, a discussion about "Aunt" Sally Smith and Uncle Abner's family, a dialogue about Sottie Knaff's daughter, details about the Goodrich family, an aside about the town of Jerseyville, a dialogue about Mrs. O. P. Powell's children, a discussion about Wilson Cross and Ida Barr Cross, details about Fannie and her love for entertaining, updates on family, a dialogue about Barr's California trip and the places they stopped at along the way, details about the trip and the cities and sites Barr saw in California, a discussion about the trip back home to Illinois and details about their stop in Salt Lake City, an aside on how lovely the topography was from Salt Lake to Denver, a discussion on her return home, and a dialogue about recent plans. She closes the letter by asking how Linnet was doing, asks the Moore family to write soon, and sends her love to all. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: December 3, 1888
Creator: Barr, Julia A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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

[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

[Baptistry Painting for Ulysses, Kansas]

Description: Photograph of the baptistry painting done by Blanche Perry for the Church of Christ in Ulysses, Kansas. Photograph shows painting installed in the church building. Inscription on back reads, "Oct. 7 to 10 -- eleventh opening day of new building. Stayed at Bro. and Sis. Earl Williams. Theme of painting The Mountain of God or The Church of the Living God. Bro. Pickartz minister."
Date: October 1953
Creator: Perry, Myrta Blanche
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library