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The WPA Dallas Guide and History

Description: This book gives an overview of the city of Dallas, Texas including statistics about the people and businesses as well as background information regarding the government, businesses, and social aspects of the city. The book also gives information about tourism and points of interest in the city and in Dallas County. Index starts on page 421.
Date: 1992
Creator: Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the City of Dallas
Partner: UNT Press

A Book Lover in Texas

Description: This autobiographical text discusses Evelyn Oppenheimer's role as a reader and book reviewer in Texas. The book discusses both her life and opinions regarding books and various topics. A selection of her poetry and one of her short stories ("The Green Conscience") are also included. Index starts on page 153.
Date: 1995
Creator: Oppenheimer, Evelyn, 1907-
Partner: UNT Press

Folklore: in All of Us, in All We Do

Description: Compilation of articles about various topics related to folklore organized into five chapters by subject: "The first tackles this issue of folklore and its relationship to history, with some of the articles trying to provide some of that folkloric filler to historical facts. Another chapter focuses on women; one features various types of occupational lore; and another is a tongue-in-cheek look at 'shady characters' such as police officers, politicians, and horsetraders. A final chapter has no t… more
Date: December 15, 2006
Creator: Untiedt, Kenneth L.
Partner: UNT Press

[Grinding Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Sorghum cane is fed into a mule drawn press where the juice is extracted and collected. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Collect… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Baptising in Olde Towne Creek

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from 1938 and is shot in Red Hill, Tennessee. One of the first photos made by Joe, Baptising in Olde Towne Creek, has endured to become a favorite and meaningful to many. It bears close scrutiny because of the differing expressions and attitudes of those attending. People have said that they have counted fifty-one people in this picture and I’ve listened to many a controversy about a TV antenna* appearing in this 1938 photo. The Rev. Hugh Vancel, in c… more
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Old Time Dancing]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Students of "pappy" Hiram Frakes School learn old time dances.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Old Time Dancing]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Students of "Pappy" Hiram Frakes School learn old time dances. This photo appeared in National Geographic Magazine.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Walking home by lantern light(1)]

Description: Photograph of Cecil Ray with his arm around a Bonnie Burns as they walk along a gravel path. Burns carries a gas lamp while the Cecil Ray carries a small pail of sorghum molasses while they both laugh and smile. Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Walking Home by Lantern Light. This is a typical scene at the end of a stir-off event. It is a scene Joe tried to capture many times. It is a good shot and has been published, but it is not the "kill-shot" the one "picture that tells a… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Baptising in Olde Towne Creek

Description: Photograph of Reverend Hugh Vancel performing a baptism in Olde Town Creek near Red Hill, Tennessee. The reverend is standing in the creek and facing a large crowd of people on the bank, and holding the arm of a young girl (Ivana Wright) standing next to him; several other girls (identified as Hester Welch, Minnie Hicks, Cleo McCurey, Lilian Hicks, and Lenore Treece), a woman and a man are also standing in the creek, on the left. A building with wood siding is visible in the background.
Date: 1938
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Old Time Dancing]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Students of "pappy" Hiram Frakes School learn old time dances.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Harvesting Cane]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Young Folks of the Burns and Evans families cut cane. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Collection at the University of North Tex… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Old Time Dancing]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Students of "pappy" Hiram Frakes School learn old time dances.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A man holding a sign]

Description: Photograph of an African American man holding a sign that reads, "Don't believe the press we are right." The man has a cigar in his mouth and is smiling at the camera. Another man can be seen standing directly behind him. The exterior brick wall of a building is visible next to the two men.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Pres]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: April 16, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Ruby Smith and her guitar]

Description: Photograph of a Ruby Smith seated in a dimly lit room playing guitar as she looks out the window. The walls of the room are plastered with newspaper and magazine clippings. From Junebug Clark: A young girl dreaming of the world around her with her guitar. A time of reflections, dreams and what was to be in the quiet of your room. Picture of a girl in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee reaching into her dreams.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Harve Smith washing up in the morning]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was made in the early 1940s at the home of Harve and Bernice Smith somewhere in Canada. In this photo, Harve is in his pajamas waking up and washing up before starting his day. Harve and Bernice were friends of my parents before I was born and I remember meeting them but it was probably before I was age of five. I remember that my parents took some pictures during a trip there of some piglets and one very big hog that my mother was particularly proud of. T… more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe, HBSS
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Three Girls on a Beach]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was taken during the late 1930s in St. Clair, Michigan. It is a photo of three girls on a Lake St.Clair beach: Virl Gregg (married name), Unknown girl, and Helen Krent. Virl was a long time family friend.
Date: 193X
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A Country Girl

Description: Photograph of a young woman, barefoot, with her left foot resting on a stump. She holds an ax over her foot. The envelope containing the negative indicates that the pictured woman is the mother of F.D.R. Wright. From Junebug Clark: A photo from Joe Clark, BHSS, paper back book called "Journalism". This photo was called: A city gal paints her nails and makes 'em look so swell, A Country gal just chops 'em off and lets 'em go to hell. Women with an ax and her dog watching. A photo with a … more
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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