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Miss Universe Contest #1

Description: Photograph of the Miss Universe competition. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. All of the contestants stand in a line for a group photo. The winners of the contest stand in the center. There is a building in the background.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Photograph of the Miss Universe competition. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. The winners are standing and holding flowers. The girls are standing on a platform that represents their placement in the contest.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

People Standing Around Statue

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band trip to the Dallas Texas State Fairgrounds. Most people wearing glasses are fashioning the cat-eye style.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

People Standing

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band trip to the Dallas Texas State Fairgrounds. The group is standing in front of a mock version of the Republic of China. Some of the group members are wearing a traditional sweater of the college.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Man and Woman Holding Leaf

Description: Copy negative of Fred and Janet Gray standing together and holding a banana leaf in Mexico. Behind them is vegetation. Fred Gray is wearing sun glasses. Janet Gray is carrying a camera.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Copy negative of the Miss Universe competition. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. One of the winners is standing and holding flowers. Other people are standing on the platform as well. The audience is in the background seated next to the swimming pool.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Copy negative of the Miss Universe competition. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. One of the winners is standing and holding flowers on a platform. Two other girls are standing on the platform as well. One girl is in a hula costume.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Copy negative of a Miss Universe contestant winner. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. The winner is standing holding flowers and wearing a tiara. In the background there are couches and a lamp.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Copy negative of the Miss Universe competition. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. The winner is standing holding flowers on a platform with the reigning queen. They both hold the trophy.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest #2

Description: Photograph of the Miss Universe competition. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. All of the contestants stand in a line for a group photo. The winners of the contest stand in the center. There is a building in the background.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Employees

Description: Copy photograph of a group shot of the Interstate Theater employees. Fifty people stand outside the Interstate Theater. The theater marquee advertises "Bring on the Girls" as the current feature. The actors Veronica Lake and Sonny Tufts are also featured on the marquee.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Employees

Description: Copy photograph of the Interstate Theater employees. Thirty-two people stand outside the Interstate Theater. The theater marquee advertises "The Merry Widow" as the current feature.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Staff

Description: Copy photograph of a group shot of the Paramount Theater employees. Thirty-nine people are posed outside the Paramount Theater in Abilene, Texas. The theater marquee advertises "The Red Danube" as the current feature.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Actor

Description: Copy photograph of a portrait of the actor R. J. O'Donnell. The portrait is a profile view of the right side of O'Donnell's face. He is wearing a suit and tie.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Employees

Description: Copy photograph of a group shot of the employees of the Melba Theater in Dallas, Texas. Twenty-two people stand and sit in three rows in the lobby of the Melba Theater.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men in Theater Lobby

Description: Copy photograph of four men standing in the lobby of the Paramount Theater in Abilene, Texas. One of the men is possibly Wally Akin. The first, third and fourth men are wearing dark-colored suits. The second man is wearing a tan rain coat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Photograph of the Miss Universe competition. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. A contestant is standing on a platform with the master of ceremonies. There is a catwalk and a pool in the background.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Miss Universe Contest

Description: Photograph of the Miss Universe competition. The contest was held at the Sands Hotel in Abilene, Texas. The winner is standing on a platform with the master of ceremonies. The reigning queen from the preceding year stands by her side waiting to hand the new Miss Universe a trophy and flowers.
Date: 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Cow Country Comedy

Description: Paper on the history and development of West Texas humor
Date: 1978
Creator: Odell, Cindy
Item Type: Text
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Young Woman Being Crowned in a "Miss America-Type" Pageant

Description: Photograph shows two girls standing in the foreground; the girl on the left is wearing a crown and holding a trophy. The girl to the right appears to be handing a bouquet of flowers to the first girl. There are two other girls visible behind them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

[The Lion's Club Womanless Wedding]

Description: The Lion's Club presented an annual comedy skit known as a "Womanless Wedding." This one took place about 1940, and appears on page 119 of "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells," First edition, 1974, by A. F. Weaver. He identifies the men as, "Standing in back: G. Ritchie, Weaver, B. Joiner, B. Holmes, ?, N. Glenn, J. McGaha. Middle row: F. Brewer, ?, H. Cohen, ?. Front row seated: G. Johnson, ?, L. Gambrell, ?, C. Lodal, N. Carlock, ?, M. Mullins."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Curtis House

Description: The Curtis House was once to be found at 315 E. Hubbard Street in Mineral Wells. This photograph of it is to be found on page 101 of "Time Was..." by A.F. Weaver. Note the steeple of Methodist Episcopal Church at 301 NE 1st Street, at the far right edge of the picture. Built in 1898, the church was expanded in 1903 as the First Methodist church, whose congregation still [2008] occupies this location in a newer church building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Health Resort Quarterly, 1 of 4, Cover

Description: The cover of The (October 1915) Health Resort Quarterly, published by the Commercial Club of Mineral Wells, Texas is illustrated here. The wreath on the cover frames a lady's arm and hand holding a glass of (mineral) water with captions "ANALYSIS HAS PROVED IT TO HAVE NO EQUAL" above and "FAMED THE WORLD OVER" below, referring to the mineral water from the local wells. A colophon at bottom reads: "Index Print [symbol] Mineral Wells."
Date: October 1915
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library