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[Dress fitting at Pan American Recreation Center]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing with her right arm lifted while a seamstress works on the waistline of her dress. More women are working on sewing machines or sewing by hand. Several women measure and cut fabric in the back. This sewing room was in the old Pan American Recreation Center at 3rd Street and Comal Street. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: November 19, 1946
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Rosewood Sewing Class]

Description: Photograph of a small group of children who were part of a Rosewood sewing class in 1968. The children are standing in front of a table and working on some clothing.
Date: December 7, 1968
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Thimble.

Description: Patent for an improved thimble that incorporates a thread-cutter tool.
Date: June 25, 1918
Creator: Colburn, Sophia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Men in Auto and Carriage Dept.]

Description: Photograph of two men in a garage with a carriage and a car in it in Wilson County, Texas. The man to the right sits at a sewing machine, and the man to the left leans against a carriage. The handwritten note at the bottom of the photo reads "Auto & Carrage [sic] top Dept."
Date: unknown
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Mamma and Aunt Nora quilting]

Description: Photograph of Iris Clark and Aunt Nora Treece quilting together. In the image, Clark and Treece are sitting next to each other with an unidentified girl creating a quilt that is being suspended in the air for an easier stitch routine.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Quilting in a backyard]

Description: Photograph of women quilting outside in a backyard. Four women are hovered over a quilt and working in the foreground of the image with their backs to the camera. A man and a woman are in the background hanging up a finished quilt next to one other one on the side of a building.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Quilting outside on a sunny day]

Description: Photograph of four women quilting outside on a sunny day. The women work around a large table on the left side of the image, all wearing large hats to shield their faces from the sun. Finished quilts are seen hanging on a building on the right side of the image, and disheveled on the ground.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman focused on her quilting]

Description: Photograph of a woman focused on her quilting outside in a backyard. The woman is hunched over facing the left side of the image and inspects the edge of the fabric with her left hand, while she holds a hammer in her right. In the background, another two women and a young girl are seen assisting with the quilting process.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women quilting in the living room]

Description: Photograph of six women quilting in the living room. The women sit around a large frame that has the quilt spread out on it, and are stitching designs into the quilt. They are laughing and enjoying their time together, and in the background items can be seen strewn on the fireplace mantle and on the top of a cabinet.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Quilting outside on a sunny day, 2]

Description: Photograph of four women quilting outside on a sunny day. The women work around a large table on the left side of the image, all wearing large hats to shield their faces from the sun. Finished quilts are seen hanging on a building on the right side of the image, and disheveled on the ground.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman threading a needle, 3]

Description: Photograph of a woman threading a needle outside. The woman stands on the right side of the image and is only seen from the chin down, she holds the needle and thread at waist-level in the center of the image. A quilt she works on is positioned in front her and another woman can be seen hunched over the quilt in the background on the left, and the rest of the background is made up of the exterior of a building they work next to.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women finishing a quilt]

Description: Photograph of two women finishing the last details of a quilt. The women stand in the upper left corner of the image and work on a quilt that fills up the lower right corner, stitching the last details on the edges. They work inside what appears to be a bedroom, and the quilt has a repeating large floral-like pattern on it.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman threading a needle, 2]

Description: Photograph of an older woman threading a needle outside. The woman stands on the left side of the image and is looking down to concentrate on the task at hand, another woman stands next to her on the right side of the image, only being able to see her right shoulder. Trees and fencing with mason jars lined along the posts can be seen in the background.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Group of women quilting]

Description: Photograph of seven women quilting outside in a backyard. The women work around a table with the quilt laid out and are hunched over stitching, three of them having their backs to the camera and one standing up straight while fixing her hair. Behind them is a fence with mason jars lined on top of the posts, and trees and hills take up the rest of the background.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women quilting in the backyard, 3]

Description: Photograph of eight women quilting outside in a backyard. They are positioned between the house and the fence line, which has dozens of empty mason jars sitting upside down on the posts. There is another building next to the house in the background, where a man sits in the shade.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman quilting outside]

Description: Photograph of a woman quilting in a backyard. The woman is on the left side of the image hunched over stitching a patch on to the quilt, and is positioned close to the camera. She wears a floral hat and a plaid button-up shirt, and the image is underexposed.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Como kids]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: April 6, 1977, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 28 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore, November 20, 1887]

Description: Letter relating family news and news of the farm. Many people having to kill hogs because of the drought and little corn available. She has been milking 2 cows and making 4 pounds butter a week and they get 15 dozen eggs. The spring has been dry since June and the water in the well is low. Pap has been sick with the bowel complaint. Discusses all the children's progress in school, and dresses she is making for the girls. Florence and Tobe are in Indian Territory and is "bossing the cooking" for 99 Indian children.
Date: November 20, 1887
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Birdie McGee, December 14, 1887]

Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd talking of family news. She discusses the butchering of the hogs, the making of dresses, and an entertainment the children are doing at the new school house. She talks of people talking about how there are hard times, but in going into town there were so many people dressed in finery so you couldn't tell. She mentions two stores, Bebe's and Mr. St. John's. She mentions several letters she received. Willie Bratney had been in the grocery business, but sold it out. Tobe Dodd wrote and said that Florence is overseeing the cooking for 100 young Indians that board at the agency and attend school there. Includes a letter from Birdie that appears to have actually been written by Matilda Dodd. Also includes samples for two dresses she is making. Also includes original envelope.
Date: December 14, 1887
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Adelitia McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee, October 16-17, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee. In this letter, Dinkie details the goings-on in Gallatin, Tennessee and the news includes: weather updates, a discussion concerning Alice's Grandma McGee who has passed, a dialogue about making molasses from cane, news about the crops that survived and the crops that were ruined from frost, updates on family and friends, and the daily happenings since the Moore family and Alice have left. She closes the letter by Birdie want to see Alice and Linnet very badly but since Bessie has come to visit, she has not been as lonely. Dinkie notes that she would like for the Moore's and Alice to write soon. On the first page, Dinkie writes another letter dated October 17 to the Moore family and Alice. She details her daily schedule and mentions that Birdie will write next time. She writes a note for Alice to write Bettie Wilson and that Mother (Matilda Dodd) will write the Moore family on Sunday. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: October 16, 1889
Creator: Dodd, Adelitia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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