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Cactaceae, Brown-spined Prickly Pear, Opuntia phaeacantha

Description: Photograph of Cactaceae, Brown-spined Prickly Pear, Opuntia phaeacantha. The plant is green, with many red flower buds growing on it. There is a plaque under the plant that labels it, and another on the far left side of the photo. This photo was taken in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University.
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Building at Sul Ross State University

Description: Photograph of a building at Sul Ross State University, current home of Museum of the Big Bend. The building is made of red brick. There are flowering trees in the yard along the sidewalk. Four columns support the overhang leading up to the front entrance.
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Men at Cars]

Description: Photograph of nine men standing in front of three automobiles. They are holding tires. One says, "C of C Alpine Tex. 1930." One man is wearing a Sul Ross shirt. A handwritten note on the photograph says, "Back At Our Cars." A stamp on the back of the photograph says, "Studer Photo Co., San Antonio Tex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Sul Ross College]

Description: Photograph of Sul Ross College in Alpine, Texas. The college consists of one three-story brick building. The photograph was taken from a distance away. There are hills in the background. A small note in the lower right hand corner says, "Duncan Photo." A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Sul Ross College - Alpine."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Automobiles in Circle]

Description: Photograph of dozens of automobiles arranged in a circle in a field during a rodeo in Alpine, Texas. In the circle are two men on horseback and one man on foot. The Sul Ross College building is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Rodeo Scene Alpine, Oct 1924."
Date: October 1924
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Sul Ross Normal College]

Description: Photograph of the administration building and another academic building at Sul Ross Normal College, in Alpine, Texas. Both buildings are large, three-story brick buildings with Greek revival architecture, including multi-story white columns around the entrances. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "Several groups of concerned people began to work for a college to serve the surrounding counties" (p. 9).
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Asteraceae, Guayule, Parthenium argentatum

Description: Photograph of a bushy plant in the cactus garden at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. The name plaque in front of the bush says "Asteraceae, Guayule, Parthenium argentatum." There is a green, flowering plant on the left, and a second plaque to the right. The plants are in a narrow graveled area bordered by red brick and a grass lawn is visible in the background.
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Description: Research paper written by Delia Jurado about the history of Alpine, Texas. The paper covers Alpine from the time it was formed in 1882 as Murphyville until the 1930s. Also covered are the history of Sul Ross State University and its namesake, Lawrence Sullivan Ross. This paper was written in 1971 as a research project for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 13, 1971
Creator: Jurado, Delia
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Mayor Dot Scrapbook: Volume 1]

Description: Scrapbook containing materials documenting the career of Dorothy McBride from 1965 to 1972. This volume includes maps of Alpine, Texas and the surrounding towns, documents from Sul Ross St. University, along with photographs from the school; there are an abundance of newspaper clippings included as well. Also included are documents from her candidacy prior to being elected the first woman city council member and Mayor of Alpine.
Date: 1972~
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

[Mayor Dot Scrapbook: Volume 6]

Description: Scrapbook containing materials documenting the career of Dorothy McBride from 1974 to 1975. This volume includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and various correspondence from other political figures, W. E. Lockhart, and others. Most of the newspaper clippings deal with policy matters, or city council dealings.
Date: {1974..1975}
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)