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The Farmer's Tale

Description: Handwritten autobiographical manuscript describing the author's thoughts and memories, starting with notes about the his father who was a farmer in Virginia. There appear to be several sections, including one labeled "To my MOTHER November 1st 1848"; that section is also signed by C. B. Moore. A portion of the pages near the lower-right corner is missing and several pages at the end of the booklet are blank. Some text on the cover is repeated on the first page.
Date: 1848~
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
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A Lecture on Sectarian Influence in Schools, and on the Sabbath and Sunday Mail Question.

Description: Text of a speech given by J. A. Stewart regarding sectarian influence in schools, mail delivery on Sunday. Contents: The Author's Habit of Thought and his Religion; Reason and Sophistry--A Contrast; Sectarian Influence in Schools; Sabbath Desecration, or Sunday Mails and Monday Elections; The Records of Heaven, or the Vision of Boards, a Poetic Dream.
Date: 1859
Creator: Stewart, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Civil War Muster Booklet]

Description: "Muster into service" booklet listing all the men, presumably in Company F, 1st New York Volunteer Veterans Cavalry. The lists contain physical descriptions of men, place of birth, location of enlistment, etc.
Date: 1863/1865
Creator: [Redway, Hamilton K.]
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Instructions for Ordnance Officers and Acting Ordnance Officers at Headquarters of Departments, Armies, Divisions, Brigades, or Districts.

Description: Circular from the War Department containing "General Orders No. 193" to perfect organizing the services of the Ordnance Department, as connected with Armies in the field and the Military Departments, and at the same time securing for that Department the services of a body efficient officers, trained to its special duties. The document includes 10 orders sent by Secretary of War E. D. Townsend as well as the specific orders of George D. Ramsay to complete the orders of Townsend. Two forms are printed at the end of the circular: Form No. 31 (b), Monthly Report of Ordnance and Acting Ordnance Officers on duty; and Form No. 31 (c), Quarterly Report of Officers responsible for Ordnance Property.
Date: May 23, 1864
Creator: Ramsay, George D.
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[Chautauqua University: The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, 1885-1886]

Description: The pamphlet discusses the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, an organization promoting the habits of reading; study in nature, art, and science; and scholarship in secular and scared literature. This organization was a "home college," offering four year programs, local circles for discussion, and summer meetings. Information on this organization, fees, and course descriptions are presented in this pamphlet.
Date: 1885/1886
Creator: Chautauqua University
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[Bacon and Shakespere: Proof that William Shakespere Could Not Write.]

Description: Excerpt discussing the handwriting of William Shakespeare including examples of his signature. According to a note at the end of the pamphlet: "The foregoing pages are copied by permission from a very interesting pamphlet published by W. H. Burr, of Washington, D.C., under the title 'Shakespeare Could Not Write.'" Document published by Wm. Henry Burr which discusses Shakespeare's signatures.
Date: January 22, 1886
Creator: Burr, William Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Commencement Program for North Texas Normal College, 1892]

Description: Commencement program for the 1892 class of Junior Scientifics of the North Texas Normal College. The program includes the order of service.
Date: 1892
Creator: North Texas State Normal College
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[Commencement program, 1897]

Description: A commencement program for McKinney College from the C. B. Moore Collection. This program details the graduates from the tenth annual commencement held at McKinney College on May 26, 1897. Additional services honoring the graduates were held prior to the commencement and they included: a baccalaureate sermon held on May 23, 1897 at Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas; an art reception held on May 24, 1897 at McKinney College; and an annual education concert held on May 25, 1897 at Heard's Opera House. The commencement schedule is included on the last page of the program.
Date: May 1897
Creator: McKinney College
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Funeral Program for Roy Griffin, April 11, 1904]

Description: Funeral program for Roy Griffin, born December 1902 and died April 1904. The funeral was held Monday, April 11, 1904 at the family's residence, officiated by Reverend P. D. Tucker. He was buried in Gallatin Cemetery in Gallatin, Tennessee
Date: April 11, 1904
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[Recital by Senior Class in Piano, Westminster Institute]

Description: Program from a senior class piano recital from the Westminster Institute. The recital date was scheduled as Tuesday Evening, 7:30 P.M., December 19, 1905.
Date: December 1905
Creator: Westminster Institute
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[Commencement Announcement for North Texas State Normal College, May 1910]

Description: Graduation announcement for the commencement ceremony of the 1910 class of North Texas State Normal College. The announcement is a plain sheet of cardstock; in the upper left hand corner, there is a raised image of the school's seal above the text, which reads: "The Senior Class of North Texas State Normal College requests your presence at their Commencement Exercises May twenty-second to twenty-fourth nineteen hundred and ten College Auditorium."
Date: May 1910
Creator: North Texas State Normal College
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[Commencement Program for North Texas State Normal College, May 26, 1912]

Description: Commencement program for the spring 1912 Baccalaureate class of North Texas State Normal College including the order of service. This program was printed on the back of a map index for Indian Territory and Iowa.
Date: May 1912
Creator: North Texas State Normal College
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[Commencement Program for North Texas State Normal College, May 28, 1912]

Description: Commencement program for the 1912 graduating class of North Texas State Normal College. The program is a plain sheet of cardstock. The program reads, "North Texas State Normal College. Tuesday, May 28, 1912 10:00 AM. Commencement Exercises. Program. Processional March...Normal Band. Invocation...Rev. F. L. McFadden. May Morning...Flotow. Trio Club. Commencement Address...Dr. W. S. Sutton Austin. Parting Song...Silcher. Orpheus Octette. Awarding Diplomas and Certificates."
Date: May 1912
Creator: North Texas State Normal College
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[Commencement Announcement for North Texas State Normal College, May 1914]

Description: Commencement announcement for the 1914 graduating class of North Texas State Normal College. The announcement is on a plain sheet of card stock and reads, "The graduating class of the North Texas State Normal announces the Commencement Exercises May twenty-first to twenty-sixth nineteen hundred fourteen. Normal Auditorium. Denton, Texas."
Date: May 1914
Creator: North Texas State Normal College
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[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, May 19, 1917]

Description: Commencement program for the May 1917 graduating class of North Texas State College. The program is a plain sheet of cardstock. The program reads, "Commencement Program May 29, 1917 10:00 AM. College Band. Entrance of the Faculty and the Senior Class. Invocation...Mr. J. R. Swenson. Choruses a. Butterfly Boat...Millocker b. Comin through the Rye...Scotch Junior Girls. Address...President J. D. Sandefer, Simmons College, Abiline. Vocal Duet-Passage Birds' Farewell...Eugene Hildach Mrs. Will T. Evers Miss Lillian M. Parrill. Awarding of Diplomas and Certificates...Dr. Bruce. Song-Star Spangled Banner. Dismissal."
Date: May 1917
Creator: North Texas State College
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[Commencement Program for North Texas State Normal College, August 20, 1921]

Description: The commencement program for the 1921 graduating class of North Texas State Normal College. The program is printed in black ink on a plain sheet of card stock. The cover reads, "Annual Summer Commencement. North Texas State Normal College. Denton, Texas. Auditorium. Nine o'Clock, Saturday Morning. August 20, 1921." The program includes the order of service and a list of graduates receiving their degrees.
Date: August 1921
Creator: North Texas State Normal College
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[Commencement Program for Normal College Training School, May 27, 1922]

Description: Commencement Program for Normal College Training School on May 27, 1922. The program is printed on cardstock and the program reads, "Commencement Program. Normal Training School. Saturday, May 27, 1922. Nine O'Clock. 1. Opening Chorus...Ninth Grade. 2. Address...Mr. Keith. 3. Class Poem...Pauline Rogers. 4. Instrumental Solo...Dora Flyod. 5. Class Prophecy...Lora Blair. 6. Instrumental Solo...Loretta Newton. 7. Essay, "What the Training School Has Meant to Me"...Eugene Wilkins. 8. Class Rhymes and Cartoons...(Owsley Jones. Bill Edwards) 9. Class Prevention...Robert Lomax 10. Delivery of Diplomas...Mr. Odam 11. Closing Chorus...Training School."
Date: May 1922
Creator: Normal College Training School
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[Commencement Events for North Texas State Teachers College, May 1925]

Description: A list of commencement events for the 1925, North Texas State Teachers College. It is printed in black ink on card stock paper. It states: "North Texas State Teachers College. Commencement Event, 1925. Tuesday, May 19, 8:15 P.M. - Joint Recital, Women's Glee Club, College Orchestra. Wednesday, May 20, 8:15 P.M. - Recital, Miss Ruby Carlton Walker, Reading Department assisted by Mr. Homer E. Richey, Violin Department. Friday, May 22, 8:15 P.M. - Pageant, College, Miss Coralee Garrison, Director. Saturday, May 23, 8:00 A.M. - Mary Arden Breakfast at the Lodge, 3:30 P.M. -Reception, Current Literature Club at the Home of Miss Morley, 8:15 P.M. Senior and Alumni Banquet. Sunday, May 24, 11:00 A.M. - Baccalaureate Service, 8:15 P.M. - Inauguration of President Marquis. Monday, May 25, 10:00 A.M. - Commencement. Band Concerts on Campus Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6:30 P.M."
Date: May 1925
Creator: North Texas State Teachers College
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Commencement Program for North Texas State Teachers College, May 24, 1925]

Description: Commencement program for the 1925, North Texas Teachers College Baccalaureate Service. The pamphlet is printed in black ink and contains the order of service for the ceremony. The cover reads "The North Texas Teachers College. The Baccalaureate Service. 1925. Sunday Morning May the 24th at seven o'clock. The Auditorium."
Date: May 1925
Creator: North Texas State Teachers College
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections