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[Poem on Plaque]

Description: Photograph of a picture of a man smoking a pipe and a poem called "The Old Clock Tower" by Robert L. Brothers engraved on a plaque in Gonzales, Texas. A wrought-iron fence is visible in the right background.
Date: March 10, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis

Description: Research paper written for a history class at Marfa High School about Mary Elizabeth Runkles Davis from Marfa, Texas, who contracted polio at the age of seven - She later went on to eat dinner with President Roosevelt, become Woman of the Year in 1968, and write poetry.
Date: January 1977
Creator: Sanchez, Delma
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Proposal

Description: Transcription of a poem written by Olga Pazdral about her relationship with a man named Davy, and the rejection of his proposal.
Date: July 2, 2000
Creator: Pazdral, Olga
Partner: Private Collection of Thadious Polasek

Miss Fay

Description: Poem written in honor of a women named "Miss Fay." A handwritten note on the paper says "2/3/67 from Mrs. Jones."
Date: February 3, 1967
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[News Script: Weather vane from Old North Church]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the weather vane from Boston's historic Old North Church displayed at the Republic Bank of Dallas as part of a fund drive to finance the replacement of the church's steeple after it was toppled by a hurricane.
Date: February 23, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Thanksgiving Card]

Description: A Thanksgiving greeting card, not addressed or dated. It has a drawing of yellow, orange, and pink flowers and leaves. It reads: "Thanksgiving Greetings. To wish you cause for thanksgiving which lasts from year to year." "Forget-me-not" is handwritten under the message.
Date: 1920/1930~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Man Walking Down Snow Covered Sidewalk]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man walking down the sidewalk with businesses to his right and a car lined street to his left. In the image, the man holding a briefcase is walking away from the camera. On the back of the photograph a quote by Joe Clark reads "Someday I'll set my course for Home but, just for now, I'm bound to Rome."
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Thank You Card]

Description: A thank you card with drawings of a book, a scroll, and orange flowers. It reads: "Thank you! My deepest thanks for remembering me/When I graduated/For choosing that gift, you are the one/To be congratulated."
Date: 1920/1930~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Letter from J. D. Sandefer Jr. to H. A. Pender, E. F. Pittard, Dan Moody, Claude McAden, and Barney Carter - February 9, 1950]

Description: Letter from J. D. Sandefer Jr. to Mrs. Pender, Mrs. Pittard, Mrs. Moody, Mrs. McAden, and Mr. Carter concerning a photo he found while at his mother’s house in Abilene. He includes a limerick that he describes as “unfair to use.”
Date: February 9, 1950
Creator: Sandefer, J. D., Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

The History of Wonder

Description: A poem about a dog named Wonder who had an insatiable appetite and was killed for stealing food. The poem has twelve stanzas, each consisting of six lines.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sampson, Neal; Hornsby, Nat & George, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Winter Scene with Bulldozer and Attached Poem]

Description: Photograph of a Bulldozer, a large tree, and one small bird in the snow with a poem talking in direct reference to them. In the image, the bulldozer sits next to a lone tree with a small bird sitting on one of the branches. The small poem is glued on top of the image on the far left,
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mountain Boy With Rifle and Accompanying Poem]

Description: Photograph of a Jimmy Powell with a rifle in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. In this photo, the sun is setting in the hills behind Powell, casting him in shadow. This photograph is mounted to the right of a poem by Joe Clark, titled "Sunset on the Mountain." Photographs from this series were featured in Life Magazine and titled "Mountain Boy."
Date: July 9, 1955
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Poem on Health]

Description: The author's health has returned. He mentions how fair the girls are, the members of church and how they hate each other. Brother Will was blaming Sister Sober because he didn't like her. On the flip side, he says that he has been there for a month, and he ate some bad wheat and then he got a fever. Afterwards he got better because his landlord took care of him. But he owes the doctor eight dollars. The author mentions hunting for deer to make new clothes: pants, a vest, and a coat. And with these clothes he will be able to handle any cold weather in Texas. He then goes to Paris and wants to meet up with Henry Moore and John. On the other side he mentions that he has gained weight and looks like a bear. His friend Browning's brother got a fever.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections