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[Letters from Citizens to the Dallas Police Department]

Description: A collection of letters from citizens to the Dallas Police Department. Letters regard school projects, autograph requests, and a negative regard for the Police Department's handling of the Kennedy assassination. Some letters are accompanied by carbon copies of responses by Chief J. E. Curry.
Date: [1965..1966]
Creator: Dallas (Tex.). Police Dept.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

["A Medal, please, for a service man's wife"]

Description: Poem, written anonymously, entitled "A Medal, please, for a service man's wife". It tells of a returning soldier who wishes to give his wife a medal for enduring life without him.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Item Type: Poem
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

["The Life of a Marine"]

Description: Poem entitled "The Life of a Marine" written by Jack Vaughan in 1942 about his experiences training with the Marine Corps.
Date: 1942
Creator: Vaughan, Jack Carter
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Bouldin Family Scrapbook]

Description: The first half of the scrapbook is composed of newspaper articles that have been pasted onto the pages and some that were inserted in between the book's pages. The articles are from Confederate states and contain news, poems, and stories centered around the Civil War and the time after. The second half of the book served as a ledger for the family to keep track of their expenses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Book
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, March 13, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to the Osterhout Family. She wrote to update her family about her life at school. She spoke of her school work and upcoming examinations, her concerns about her weight, and a recent death. Included was a poem she wrote titled "My Roommates."
Date: March 13, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book.
Date: May 29, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Our Baby]

Description: Baby announcement with a poem. The front side of the card has an illustration of a baby sitting on a flower with the text "Our Baby, How did you come to us, you dear? God thought of you and so I am here." The back side of the card displays a poem by Cornelia Shipman titled "Our Baby." The poem reads: "Cradled in a flower Is our baby dear; Rocked by breeze so gentle, Knowing naught of fear. Heaven's light is shining In our baby's eyes, Loving message bringing To us from the skies. May the Father's blessing Fill this life each hour; Jesus, keep our baby As Thy pure, sweet flower".
Date: unknown
Creator: Shipman, Cornelia & Butler, M. L.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Don Cadden the Cowboy Poet and Singer]

Description: Photograph of Don Cadden, the cowboy poet and singer, performing at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He is sitting on a wooden stool holding a guitar in front of two microphones on stands. A white tent and a colorful backdrop are visible behind him.
Date: [1998-08-06..1998-08-09]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

In Loving Rememberance of Mrs. Mattie H. Cook

Description: Printed card remembering Mrs. Mattie H. Cook, who died on Dec. 9, 1893 at age 38. Her name is printed on an image of a Bible and a poem is printed below. The poem reads, "We miss thee from our home dear; We miss thee from thy place; A shadow o'er our life is cast; We miss the sunshine of thy face We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care; Our home is dark without thee- We miss thee everywhere."
Date: December 1893
Item Type: Image
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[Ana Castillo at Book Signing]

Description: Photograph of Latina poet Ana Castillo at a book signing. The signing was held at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas on March 22nd, 2001. Castillo wears glasses, a yellow sleeveless blouse, and yellow trousers. She reads from her book "I Ask the Impossible."
Date: 2001
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Flyer: I Ask the Impossible]

Description: Flyer advertising a book signing by famed Latina poet Ana Castillo, author of I Ask the Impossible. The event was held at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas on March 22nd, 2001. The flyer is printed on tissue paper.
Date: 2001
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Invitation: Images]

Description: Invitation to an event at Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas about Imagenes, a book of Spanish poetry by Sue Littleton, with a presentation by Nestor Lugones. The event was held Tuesday, January 23rd, 1990 and was sponsored by several organizations.
Date: January 1990
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Text
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Postcard: Brazilian Visual Poetry]

Description: Postcard advertising an exhibit entitled "Brazilian Visual Poetry", which is curated by Regina Vater. The front of the postcard features the title of the exhibition in large red and blue letters. Some of the counter spaces of the letters are filled in with gray, and the word "Visual" is connected to the word "Poetry" through artistic rendering. The front of the postcard also contains a list of fifty-three Hispanic poets that are participating in the exhibition. The names of the better-known poets are larger, and placed as a border around the Mexic-Arte Museum logo and exhibit information. The back of the postcard outlines the details of the exhibit, including the date and time of the reception and information on other exhibits that are happening at the same time.
Date: 2002
Creator: Vater, Regina
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Flyer: The Tablets]

Description: Flyer advertising an event in which renowned poet Armand Schwerner read his long poem, The Tablets, at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas. The event occurred on April 5th, 1991. The flyer features two sets of symbols, one of which repeats in a partial square shape. The second set of symbols translates to: "He will surely never die. The world is made of his voice."
Date: April 1991
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Stephen Klatt, Poet]

Description: Photograph of Stephen Klatt reciting cowboy poetry at the 24th Annual Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Klatt is mustachioed and wears glasses, suspenders, and a black hat. He holds a microphone.
Date: [1995-08-03..1995-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Miss Flora McFlimsy

Description: Poetry published by Mrs. E.C. Kent, inspired by her memories of the series on "Miss Flora McFlimsy" published in Harper's Monthly.
Date: 1885
Creator: Kent, E.C.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

My Roommates

Description: A five-stanza poem by Gertrude Osterhout titled "My Roommates." In each stanza, Gertrude wrote about each of her roommates at her boarding school.
Date: 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Poem
Partner: Austin College