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[A.M. Willis Library exterior]

Description: Photograph of the newly constructed A.M. Willis Library at North Texas State University. Text on the back of the image reads: North Texas State University's new Libary, scheduled to open this summer, is designed to eventually house 1.6 million volumes with the addition of the building's phase II to be built after 1972 and Phase III scheduled after 1978. The total building -- 420 feet long and 48 feet above ground --- will feature a basement and four floors.
Date: 1971
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Abilene Public Library, Abilene, Texas: Second Floor Framing Plan

Description: Second floor framing plan for Abilene Public Library in Abilene, Texas. It includes a sketch of the framing plan, diagrams for the concrete joist steel placement, details of the concrete joist reinforcing, details of the beam schedule, and sketches of individual sections of the framing.
Date: 1957
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.

Abilene Public Library, Abilene, Texas: First Floor Framing Plan

Description: First floor framing plan for Abilene Public Library in Abilene, Texas. It includes a sketch of the framing plan, sketches of individual sections of the framing, a typical beam placement diagram, details of first floor concrete joist reinforcing, and the first floor beam schedule.
Date: 1957
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.

[South Reading Room, Library, North Texas State Teachers College, 1929]

Description: Photograph of the North Texas State Teachers College Library in the spring of 1929. Seen in the photo is a large room with long tables at which are seated a variety of young men and women looking at various books. Along the back wall can be seen shelves of books. To the left can be seen sculptures. The photographic image is affixed to a pale gray mount with line borders. At lower right front corner is embossed photographer's mark: "Shaw / Denton, Texas". On the reverse of the mount are handwritten the following notes: "This picture was made in the spring of 1929, soon after the few books on the wall were moved from the stacks to this room (South Reading Room in old Library Building - now Historical Building). It represents the beginning of the Reference Dept. - L. Brashears." and "For Miss Brashears Compliments of the Shaw Studio." The photograph shows the Library Building (built 1912-1913) the first library building on the NT campus, which later would be called the Historical Building, and is presently the O.J. Curry Building ("Curry Hall"). Lottie Brashears started at NT in 1921 as Assistant Librarian, and worked at various positions within the NT Library until her retirement in 1958. She was one of the first heads of the Reference Department.
Date: Spring 1929
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Willis Library Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of construction outside of Willis Library on the North Texas State University campus. There are several workers and equipment near the building and piles of dirt in front of the building. Handwritten notes on the back say, "Library (under construction)" and "AM Willis Library [construction] exterior northeast view 1969."
Date: 1969
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Abilene Public Library, Abilene, Texas: Ceiling and Screen Details

Description: Drawings showing details for the ceiling and screens of the Abilene Public Library in Abilene, Texas. It includes drawings detailing the exhibit screen, North, South, East, and West screens, and the ceiling track plan. Also included is a floor plan showing the layout of the stage equipment in the auditorium.
Date: December 10, 1957
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.

Abilene Public Library, Abilene, Texas: Cabinet Details

Description: Cabinet details for the conference room and children's story room in the Abilene Public Library in Abilene, Texas. It includes drawings detailing the cabinets in both rooms and the ones on the second floor of the building. Also included are details concerning the library supply cabinets, the chalkboard, work shop cabinets, and drawings showing the elevations of the men's and women's toilets.
Date: December 10, 1957
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.

Abilene Public Library, Abilene, Texas: Basement Plan

Description: Basement and plot plans for the Abilene Public Library in Abilene, Texas. This plan shows the layout of the building in relation to the surrounding streets and buildings and a basement plan showing the layout of all the rooms, and walls within the basement. Also included are abbreviations and a key to the types of materials used in construction, details of modular explanation, and a typical test hole.
Date: December 10, 1957
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.

Abilene Public Library, Abilene, Texas: First Floor Layout

Description: First floor layout for Abilene Public Library in Abilene, Texas. It includes a large drawing of the layout of the rooms, hallways, and walls of the floor. The tables on the left side of the sheet make up the room finish schedule for the basement, second floor and first floor of the building. Also included is a door schedule in the top right corner of the sheet.
Date: December 10, 1957
Creator: David S. Castle Co.
Partner: Tittle-Luther/Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc.