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Portrait of Man

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of Reverend William A. Nicholas standing, wearing a suit, and holding a hat. He was known as an "unofficial adoption agent" who helped place orphans in new homes in West Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to Hector J. Garcia - 1974-03-13]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of John J. Herrera's reply to Hector J. Garcia, Executive Director of the Catholic Council on Community Relations of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, agreeing to help advertise to the Mexican-American community their ability to apply to adopt children, dispelling the idea that they need to be "very rich" to do so.
Date: March 13, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[News Clip: Adoptees]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an unidentified group advocating for legislative reform to change the existing laws in Texas concerning adoption records. This b-roll footage includes the group talking and a close-up of an article about rights of adopted children by Lorraine Dusky.
Date: January 11, 1976
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Adoption legislation]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an unidentified group advocating for legislative reform to change the existing laws in Texas concerning adoption records. The footage includes an unidentified man speaking about changing laws so that adopted children can contact their biological parents, a meeting of an unidentified group of people, and protest signs concerning proposed legislative changes.
Date: January 11, 1976
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Adoptive Parents]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story by reporter Shelley Kofler about the need for adoptive parents for minority children in Dallas County. The story focuses on adoptive parents Rose and Stanley Pounders who founded the Dallas Minority Adoption Council. The story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: November 24, 1985
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Foster Kids Pkg]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: August 7, 1997
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Baby Stacey PKG]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: February 6, 1989
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Johnny is grown up]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about little Johnny Camera, who was adopted by Curly Thompson, and his life in Waxahachie years after the adoption.
Date: September 2, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Little Irishman]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the adoption of John Stephen Ellis, a two-year-old Irish boy, into the Oak Cliff home of Mr. and Mrs. Ancel Ellis.
Date: February 7, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Japanese girls]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Dallas family adopting two young Japanese girls.
Date: April 30, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Airliner]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Mesquite couple, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar A. Priest, welcoming a Korean orphan to the U.S. where they will adopt her.
Date: August 15, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Parents React]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: June 11, 1986, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Two lil girls]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about two young girls entering care at a group home for foster children in Fort Worth after being given up by their mother.
Date: December 4, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Big family]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story by reporter Larry Mullins about a big family with 10 adopted children.
Date: November 23, 1989
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Dave Wright]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story Portrait by reporter Ramona Logan about Dave Wright who volunteers at the Dallas SPCA helping dogs at the shelter.
Date: unknown
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections