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[Art Forum Pressbook, 1940-1941]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1910 to 1941 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The title page of this book includes the membership and officers of the Forum Club and the Art Unit. A note on the Table of Contents page states that the "Clippings not arranged by above contents." The last section of the book included reproductions of paintings from magazines and highlights Mexican Art. The section related to the 6th District includes art related activities and financial reports by Miss A. M. Carpenter.
Date: 1940/1941
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1948-1949]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1948 to 1949 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The cover for this pressbook is the front of The Texas Clubwoman magazine. The local theme of study for the local Abilene Club was "Art Looks Ahead." Miss A. M. Carpenter was elected State Director for the American Artists Professional League and Director of the Art Division of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs. Included is a summary report of District 6 activities and also proposed exhibits for the Abilene Museum of Fine Arts.
Date: 1948/1949
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1942-1943]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1942 to 1943 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. This pressbook won honorable mention in the statewide contest sponsored by the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs for communities promoting art. The first page includes a certificate of membership in the Art Forum and a listing of membership, officers and committees. One of the highlights of the year was an exhibit of Military Art by Corporal Samuel Smith at the Abilene Fine Arts Museum. Most of the clippings focus on local art events and document member activities supporting the war effort.
Date: 1942/1943
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1943-1944]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1943 to 1944 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The study theme for the year was "Book Reviews in Art." Included were clippings and catalogs of the Abilene Museum of Fine Arts and clippings about an Annual art and Hobby Show. One section includes clippings about army artists.
Date: 1943/1944
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Record Book, 1949]

Description: Scrapbook that highlights the activities of American Art Week in communities throughout Texas, including reports from museums, art organizations, and public schools and institutions of higher learning. This book was entered into the American Art Week contest. Ribbons saying "Texas Art" are on the front cover. With each clipping, the number of inches of newspaper print devoted to art and the circulation numbers of each of the papers is included. The focus is on local art events during American Art Week, but also included are activities of federated and non-federated clubs statewide.
Date: 1949
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1944-1945]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1944 to 1945 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The cover of this album is from Federation News, May 1945. Miss A.M. Carpenter is listed as the chairman of the Art Unit. Memorabilia include catalogues and clippings of art shows in Abilene. One exhibit, sponsored jointly by the Abilene Museum of Fine Arts and the United States Marine Corps, was entitled "Combat Art" by Sgt. Sherman Loudermilk. This book contains clippings and postcards about Camp Barkeley, the World War II training camp established outside of Abilene, and the USO activities on Second Street.
Date: 1944/1945
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1946-1947]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1946 to 1947 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The study theme for the year was "Art, Sight, and Insight." Events of the Art Unit, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Creative Arts Club and local schools are included.
Date: 1946/1947
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1945-1946]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1945 to 1946 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. The study theme for this year was "Art Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." The Art Unit and Forum officers and program is listed. Museum information includes proposed exhibits.
Date: 1945/1946
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Record Book, 1948]

Description: This scrapbook was collated for the American Art Week competition. On the front cover is a map of Texas with divisions for the Federated Women's Club districts. The motto of the Texas Art Division of the Federation is "Give Art a Chance." Each of the local Abilene universities - Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University, and Abilene Christian University - had events to highlight American Art week.
Date: 1948
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Record Book, 1944]

Description: This scrapbook is devoted exclusively to events related to American Art Week in Texas with an emphasis on Abilene. The first section includes several pages of postcards of Abilene. Ribbons for art awards for American Art Week art shows and clippings about the week are included.
Date: 1944
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1947-1948]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1947 to 1948 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. Included in the scrapbook for this year is a brochure celebrating the Ten Year Anniversary of the Abilene Museum of Fine Arts. A report of the Art Unit activities is also included as are notes of possible exhibits for the Fine Arts Museum. Local events and local artists are also highlighted.
Date: 1947/1948
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1941-1942]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1941 to 1942 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. This year the theme of study was "Art and the Business World." Miss A. M. Carpenter is listed as chairperson for art for the 6th District Federation and chairperson for American Art Week for Abilene. Included in the book are two journals: Federation News (July 1942) and College Art Journal (Vol. 1, No. 2, January 1942). In addition there is a listing of the art programs of the General Federation.
Date: 1941/1942
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1949-1950]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. Includes clippings and information about events at the Abilene Woman’s Forum during the year, Abilene and Merkel art news, the activities at the three Abilene universities, and the Abilene public schools. Also included is information about the exhibits of the Fine Arts Museum and planning memos with notations.
Date: 1949/1950
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Harry R. Snapp to Helen Wyatt Snapp, August 4, 1994]

Description: Letter from UNT History Professor Harry F. Snapp to Helen Wyatt Snapp discussing the development of a book meant to "preserve a number of WASPs as historical personages as well as the best context for preserving historically the place of WASPs as a group." The book's intended audience will be college women, high school girls, and young adult women. Harry Snapp asks Helen Snapp for her cooperation in making the book possible. The letter contains a handwritten P. S. that includes his contact information, should Helen wish to contact him.
Date: August 4, 1944
Creator: Snapp, Harry F.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[War Ration Book Two Belonging to Beatrice Clementine Blewett]

Description: War ration book belonging to Beatrice Blewett of Alexandria, Louisiana; the front of the book has information regarding her address, age, sex, and the signature of the issuing officer. Inside, there are miscellaneous stamps, some having been torn out and some still in the form of sheets.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Marjorie N. Forester's Ration Book Identification Stub and Application Card]

Description: Ration book application and identification stub belongingto Marjorie N. Forester in Roscoe, Texas. The identification stub has instructions that read: "After completing this application, tear off this stub and be sure to keep it until you get your war ration book no. 3." The application says it must be mailed between June 1 and June 10, 1943.
Date: June 9, 1943
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Ration Book One with Certificate of Ownership]

Description: Certificate of ownership of a "War Ration Book One." The text on the front fold contains information about penalties one could receive for false information, and what to do if you find a lost book. To the left is the signature of the book holder, Lou Jane Wyatt, and on the reverse side of the top fold there is her personal information including: address, height, weight, hair color, etc.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

War Ration Book Four

Description: Ration book used during World War II with sheets of stamps inserted in the middle. There is a note on the back of the book that reads: "NEVER BUY RATIONED GOODS WITHOUT RATION STAMPS, NEVER PAY MORE THAN THE LEGAL PRICE."
Date: 1943
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum