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[Donation Check Being Held up to an Artist's Rendering of Shelton Chapel]

Description: Photograph of a check with a donation towards the construction of Shelton Chapel. It is a check from a Mr. Fred S. Robbins of Bay City, Texas for the amount of $15,000, dated November 3rd, 1940. In the background an artist's rendering of the completed chapel, including the un-built library wing, can be seen.
Date: 1942
Creator: Foster, William Hague
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Army enlisted men and women in civilian dress pose with leis at the Austin USO Club]

Description: Photograph of a group of soldiers standing on a stage with women at the U.S.O. Club. All are wearing leis, and some of the soldiers wear white t-shirts with their uniform pants. Most of the women are wearing colorful cotton dresses or skirts. One couple is holding a U.S.O. flag. Two soldiers and one woman are standing on a ladder leading up to the stage. The people look like they are participants in a Hawaiian-themed party or show.
Date: 1942/1945
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[A United States Army private and a woman in Austin's U.S.O. Club]

Description: Photograph of a man and a woman seated at a wooden table at Austin's U.S.O. club. Each holds a bottle of 7up with a straw in it. The man is wearing a United States Army enlisted man's uniform, consisting of a jacket, shirt, tie and pants, and the woman is wearing a dress. There is an empty ashtray on the table in front of them. Austin's U.S.O. Club was located at 111-115 East 6th Street.
Date: 1942/1945
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Elmer R. Jackson in Plane]

Description: Photograph of Elmer R. Jackson preparing to taxi the plane he's in, called "Boomerang", out to join the 316th Troop Carrier Group for its flight to Egypt in November 1942. Jackson lost his life during the invasion of Sicily.
Date: November 1942
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Czech Folklore in Texas

Description: Thesis written by Olga Pazdral, as part of her degree requirements for her Master of Arts from the University of Texas. The thesis is broken into seven chapters: Introduction, Czech Songs in Texas, Czech Fairy Folk in Texas, Czech Proverbs in Texas, Czech Child Life in Texas, Czech Tales in Texas, and Czech Beliefs and Customs in Texas.
Date: August 1942
Creator: Pazdral, Olga
Partner: Czech Ex-Students Association of Texas

[Scaffolding and Bricks at Shelton Chapel Site]

Description: Photograph of scaffolding being used during construction of Shelton Chapel. A pile of bricks can also be seen on the right side of the picture. There is a truck next to the scaffolding with materials in its bed. The walls of the chapel can be seen partially built. There is a man on the left side of the photograph.
Date: 1942
Creator: Foster, William Hague
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Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary