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Arts and crafts classes at Pan American Recreation Center

Description: Photograph of children painting papier mache elephants at the Pan American Recreation Center at an arts & crafts class. Two elephants sit on the table, nearly done. An open jar of paint and several towels sit on the table top. Two boys and three girls surround the table. 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: 196u
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Women crocheting]

Description: Photograph of three women sitting at a table and crocheting. Skeins of yarn, crochet hooks, and patterns lie across the tabletop. 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: 196u
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Pentecost Kneeler]

Description: Photograph of a Pentecost Kneeler given by Todd Bradford Willis to the First United Methodist Church in Waco in honor of his brother David P. Willis. A rendering of a dove with wings spread occupies the center of the kneeler. To the left is a lit menorah, to the right is a red and gold censer with blue and grey wisps of smoke coming from it.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Maundy Thursday Kneeler]

Description: Photograph of a Maundy Thursday Kneeler given by Todd Bradford Willis to the First United Methodist Church in Waco in memory of Clara E. and John T. Willis, Sr. A rendering of a golden chalice occupies the center of the kneeler. A cross comes up from the chalice, and it is flanked on both sides by palm branches. On the left, a green fish carries a basket of bread on its back, and to the right, a grapevine with two bunches of grapes is flanked by two blue birds. A pattern of red and gold crosses run across the top and bottom of the kneeler.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[News Script: Hats]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the production process for fashionable women's hats in Dallas.
Date: June 8, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Good Friday Kneeler]

Description: Photograph of a Good Friday Kneeler given by Todd Bradford Willis to the First United Methodist Church in Waco in honor of Hester Beck Willis and John Todd Willis, Jr. A rendering of a bleeding lamb occupies the center of the kneeler. The lamb is bleeding into a golden chalice beneath it. To the left, a green snake encircles a wooden cross, and to the right a rooster crows as the sun comes up.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Joanne Moore and Her Father]

Description: Photograph of toddler Joanne Moore on the lap of her father, Joe Moore. Joe Moore sits on the front porch railing of a welcoming clapboard sided house, wearing a light-colored dress shirt with a bow tie and tweed pants. Joanne Moore wears a light-colored dress, tights, and Mary Jane shoes. A handwritten note on the back reads, "Joanne and Dad (Joe Moore)." Joanne Moore McCulley (1917-2000) was a Waco artist and educator. She designed the needlepoint kneelers at the altar rail of Austin Avenue Methodist Church of Waco.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Garment.

Description: Patent for improvements for garments similar to trousers and overalls. Improvements include provision of fastenings that allow for the adjustment of the waistband.
Date: December 15, 1914
Creator: Mathias, Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[WASP Blanket #3]

Description: Photograph of an older Eleanor Brown with a young woman in what appears to be a WASP uniform. The two are standing on either side of a small woven blanket hung on display that depicts the U.S. flag, a plane in flight, and several WASP insignia and phrases. Some of the phrases on the blanket read, "We live in the wind and the sand, but our eyes are on the stars" and "First Women in History to Fly America's Military Aircraft".
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[WASP Blanket]

Description: Photograph of an older Eleanor Brown with a young woman in what appears to be a WASP uniform. The two are standing in front of a small woven blanket hung on display that depicts the U.S. flag, a Plane in flight, and several WASP insignia and phrases. Some of the phrases on the blanket read, "We live in the wind and the sand, but our eyes are on the stars" and "First Women in History to Fly America's Military Aircraft".
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[WASP Blanket #4]

Description: Photograph of an older Eleanor Brown with a young woman in what appears to be a WASP uniform. The two are standing together to the right, beside a small woven blanket hung on display that depicts the U.S. flag, a plane in flight, and several WASP insignia and phrases. Some of the phrases on the blanket read, "We live in the wind and the sand, but our eyes are on the stars" and "First Women in History to Fly America's Military Aircraft".
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Curtain-Stretcher.

Description: Patent for a curtain stretcher where the parts can be disconnected and readily assembled to accommodate curtains of various types. It permits stretching without screwing curtains or disengaging them from the clamps. The patent includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 24, 1914
Creator: Hiegel, Eugene J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[St. Luke Kneeler]

Description: Photograph of a St. Luke Kneeler given by Hester B. and John Todd Willis, Jr. to the First United Methodist Church in Waco in honor of their sons David and Brad Willis. A rendering of a winged ox sits above a scroll with the words "St. Luke" on it. To the left is a symbol of Mary. This symbol with its wings represents her mission and the sword piercing a heart represents her suffering. To the right are two books which represent the Gospel according to St. Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[News Script: Decorative Center]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the formal opening of the Decorative Center in the Oak Lawn section of Dallas.
Date: September 4, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections