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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

[News Script: Entertainer seeks funds for polio]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about television singer Mae Williams appealing for funds for the Sister Kenney Polio Foundation at Fort Worth's Meacham Field.
Date: August 2, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Vaccine]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a second round of the Salk polio vaccine arriving in Dallas.
Date: July 14, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Polio - review]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Denton county attempting to inoculate every school student in the county with the polio vaccine.
Date: February 16, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Halloween at polio ward]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Halloween party sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce for polio patients at Fort Worth's City-County Hospital.
Date: November 1, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Santa for Dallas orphans]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Dallas county foster children receiving presents from Santa Claus at children's homes around the region.
Date: December 19, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Polio patients make mass trip]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 11 polio patients making a journey by train from Louisville, Kentucky, to Houston while their hospital is remodeled. Extensive medical support is required aboard the train during the journey.
Date: November 12, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Mile of Dimes campaign opens]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Fort Worth Elks opening their annual Mile of Dimes campaign with four-year-old polio victim Shirley Ann King cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
Date: December 3, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Polio test plans are explained]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Tarrant County's plans to administer the polio vaccine to nearly 9,000 second graders. The mass vaccination would be performed by volunteer doctors, who were to be assisted by local mothers.
Date: March 30, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Polio mothers money]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about fundraising and awareness campaigns in Dallas as part of the March of Dimes fight against polio.
Date: January 19, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Pol io]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Fort Worth medical committee meeting to discuss the polio inoculation program.
Date: April 30, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Wrestlers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a group of professional wrestlers in Fort Worth performing to raise money for the March of Dimes polio fund.
Date: February 2, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Guard tanks to aid polio drive]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the 49th National Guard Armored Division in Fort Worth participating in a citywide March of Dimes campaign by manning tanks throughout the city and collecting donations.
Date: January 28, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Polio cop]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Fort Worth police officer returning to his job after being paralyzed by polio.
Date: May 28, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Polio serum]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an experiment testing a possible new polio vaccine in the small town of Frost, near Waco.
Date: August 14, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Priest ordained]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the first ordination ceremony of a Catholic priest ever held in Fort Worth, for Fr. Reginald Kelly, a World War II veteran and polio survivor.
Date: June 1, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Polio puzzle]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about polio prevention and treatment efforts in Fort Worth.
Date: April 12, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News briefs

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering two news stories. The first story is about the wife of a missionary in Arabia stricken with polio and transported back home to Fort Worth with help from the National Polio Foundation. The second story is about a Fort Worth woman confessing to drowning her young daughter.
Date: February 13, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Shooting]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Fort Worth woman accused of shooting her husband immediately after divorcing him.
Date: November 16, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Girl gets pup from Roy Rogers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a young Fort Worth polio victim, Pamela Tuttle, receiving a gift of a puppy from film actor Roy Rogers. Also shipped to Texas is a California sea lion, a gift to the Forrest Park Zoo in Fort Worth.
Date: June 4, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections