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Pan American Recreation Center Library

Description: Photograph of children reading at the Pan Am Rec Center library. Three children sit at a child's table with books covering the tabletop in front of them. Older children browse books from a shelf in the back. An adult looks on. 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 1966
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pan American Recreation Center Library

Description: Photograph of children in the stacks at the Pan Am Rec Center library. The shelves are packed with books. Two girls reach for books on shelves within reach. A third boy stands on a child's chair for reach. 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 1966
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Storytime at the Pan American Recreation Center library]

Description: Photograph of a young woman reading a story to five children at the Pan American Recreation Center library. The woman and five children sit at a circular table with full stacks in the background. A second book lies unopened on the tabletop. An illustration of an elephant reading a book decorates the library wall. 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: [1959..1969]
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Best of Texas Folk and Folklore: 1916-1954

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about folklore in Texas and Mexico, including folk songs and ballads, ghost stories, Mexican animal tales, sermons, stories about games and celebrations, folklore of Texas plants, and information about folk remedies. The index begins on page 349.
Date: 1998
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

[News Script: Style show]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a fairy tale-themed fashion show by the A. Harris Company department store.
Date: November 15, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women Browse Children's Section #2]

Description: Photograph of Doris Clark, APL Overdues Supervisor, standing behind another unidentified woman holding an open book and pulling another book off the shelf with games and materials piled on top under two architectural paintings. The Children's section includes another long short bookshelf behind the women and red chairs at a short circular table with four books on top and a small desk with one book on top. The back wall shows an interior door and two exterior doors.
Date: [1977..1981]
Partner: Central Texas Library System

[Women Browse Children's Section #1]

Description: Photograph of two women crouching and browsing a short bookcase in the Children's section of the library. The woman in the tan suit is Doris Clark, the Overdues Supervisor at Austin Public Library. An alabaster bust of a young girl, a manual pencil sharpener, a sign reading Help Yourself, and piles of papers, magazines, and a newspaper sit on top of the bookcase. Behind the women is another short bookcase topped with piles of puzzles and games and a short circular table with red chairs and topped with a few materials for children. The entrance to the library can be seen in the back corner: window, glass door, open/closed sign.
Date: [1977..1988]
Partner: Central Texas Library System

[Celia Carroll Reads Children's Book to Adults]

Description: Photograph of Celia Carroll standing and reading/showing a children's picture book to three unidentifiable women sitting at a table. The table has stack of papers and materials including children's literature. Behind them is a paneled wall and tall cabinet. Carroll was Austin Public Library's Children's Coordinator.
Date: 1978
Partner: Central Texas Library System

[Carolyn Gilles Reads to Children]

Description: Photograph of Carolyn Gilles, Children's Librarian at APL Windsor Village Library, reading to a group of twenty-five children. The children are sitting together on a rug in the corner of a room. The base of the walls are decorated with wall decals depicting children's songs like Baa Baa Black Sheep.
Date: 1977
Partner: Central Texas Library System

[News Script: Bible]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: November 29, 1969, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections