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Life of Lucius, Sam, and Oren Bunton

Description: This research paper is a biography about Lucius Bunton and his sons, Sam and Oren who lived in Shafter and Marfa, Texas during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. It tells of their many ranches in West Texas. Walter Gardner wrote this paper for his American History class at Marfa High School in 1965.
Date: 1965
Creator: Gardner, Walter
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Who Wants to Catch a Falling Star

Description: These two pages from a paper gives details fom an interview with Joe Bunton about his life in the"'ole days". Joe was interviewed by Patricia Shurley on December 7, 1969 when he was 83 years old.
Date: 1969
Creator: Shurley, Patricia
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Who Wants to Catch a Falling Star

Description: These two pages from a paper gives details fom an interview with Joe Bunton about his life in the"'ole days". Joe was interviewed by Patricia Shurley on December 7, 1969 when he was 83 years old.
Date: 1969
Creator: Shurley, Patricia
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Border Patrol, It's History and Organization in Marfa

Description: Report by Mark Covington for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1966. It tells the history of the U.S. Border Patrol in Marfa, Texas, why it was necessary and some of the laws governing immigration. There are stories about liquor and dope smuggling, wetbacks, and activities during WWII.
Date: November 21, 1966
Creator: Covington, Mark
Partner: Marfa Public Library

U.S.I.N.S., Marfa Sector

Description: Report by Ellen Fay Nicholson for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1964. The paper covers the reasons for the Border Patrol, the patrolmen, the different stations in the Marfa sector, and includes a map of the area.
Date: 1964
Creator: Nicholson, Ellen Fay
Partner: Marfa Public Library

History and Organization of the Immigration and Naturalization Service

Description: Research paper for an American History class at Marfa High School, written by Debbie Henderson on December 7, 1970. The paper gives the history of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, with extensive coverage of the U.S. Border Patrol at Marfa, Texas. It includes information about smugglers during prohibition, patrolmen's uniforms, the minimum requirements to join the U. S. Border Patrol, as well as the names of the staff people at the Marfa Headquarters in 1971.
Date: December 7, 1970
Creator: Henderson, Debbie
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bottle Collection of George and Galen McCallum

Description: Report by Galen McCallum about her collection of glass bottles.It gives a brief history of glass bottles, from individually blown glass bottles to manufactured bottles, descriptions of various bottles and some uses of glass bottles. Pages are included with descriptions of photos that were part of this report.
Date: January 14, 1974
Creator: McCallum, Galen
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Wildllife of the Big Bend

Description: Research paper written for an American History Class at Marfa High School, describing a day in the Big Bend area and noting all the wildlife one might see. It includes free-hand drawings of many animals and birds.
Date: 1971
Creator: Slaton, Harvey
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmaetic: Early Education in the Big Bend Country

Description: This is a research paper written by Cynthia Lee Rogers for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It describes the schools in the Big Bend area from 1880s -1940. The early pioneers began a school system in Marfa around 1885 with a one room school house and one teacher. Other schools included public, private and parochial. Some wealthy families hired governesses to tutor their children. Private school were often created by neighboring ranchers who would hire a teacher for their collective children and those of their ranch hands. Some early schools along the river were in areas of unrest so teachers had to bring guns to school. Fort Davis had an inter-racial school for a few years. The paper includes many pictures of pioneer teachers on the frontier.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rogers, Cynthia Lee
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Mr. Nestor Baeza

Description: Pages from a research paper by Frank Baeza for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975. The pages describe three photographs from 1917 - 1920 of Nestor Baeza with men surveying his land and making sotol, a drink similar to tequilla.
Date: 1975
Creator: Baeza, Frank
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Biography of Esotonia Bencomo

Description: This is a research paper written about Esotonia Bencomo by a relative of hers for an American History Class at Marfa High School. It describes her life of being raised by her grandmother and how she went off to college and never married.
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words]

Description: This is a research paper written by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1978. It is about the early photographers in Marfa and the West Texas area. These men and women documented the landscape, the people and events of the early 20th century in that area. The author found little information about these photographers personally but included what he did uncover.
Date: 1978
Creator: Vasquez, Jaime Javier
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Lillian Mary Elder Bowman

Description: This is a research paper written by Wil Cross for an American History Class at Marfa High School in January 1977.
Date: January 1977
Creator: Cross, Wil
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Ehtel and the Water Boy

Description: This is a research paper written by Mike Shurley for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1968. It tells the story of Marcellus and Ethel Bryant with some history of their family, his service in World War I, their courtship and marriage, his ranc, his oil fields, his interest in aviation and his support for James C. Mattern's flight around the world, his life in politics and relationship with LBJ, and his role in the building of the Twin Buttes Dam to bring water to drought stricken West Texas.
Date: 1968
Creator: Shurley, Mike
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The History of the Catholic Churches of Marfa

Description: Research paper written by Lupita Valenzuela for a class at Marfa High School on December 7, 1969. The paper is about the history of the Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas.
Date: December 7, 1969
Creator: Valenzuela, Lupita
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Prefabricated Bridge National Implementation Initiative

Description: Conference paper about the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Technology Implementation Group (TIG) and its activities related to implementation of three innovative prefabricated bridge elements and systems. Abstract: "This paper describes the recently created American Association of State Highway and transportation Officials (AASHTO) Technology Implementation Group (TIG) and its activities related to implementation of one of its first three innovative products -- prefabricated bridge elements and systems. Details include examples of various prefabricated bridge elements and systems constructed to date and a vision of the direction needed to address the significant challenges we face now and into the future to 'get in, get out, and stay out.'"
Date: 2002
Creator: Rall, Mary Lou; Medlock, Ronald D. & Slagle, Sharon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Handwritten notes: Meeting topics]

Description: Handwritten notes on a Trade Patrol meeting, topics include a discussion panel on the ramifications of AIDS in the African-American community.
Date: 199u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Handwritten notes: Negative commentary]

Description: A handwritten notes about negative aspects of the gay and lesbian communities in Dallas, Texas and New York City.
Date: 199u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Handwritten notes: Sports]

Description: Handwritten notes from an unknown author about sports and sport teams.
Date: 199u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[March on Austin debt]

Description: A group of documents pertaining to the March on Austin debt, Gilbert Casillas' resignation from the March on Austin Committee, and other controversies.
Date: 199u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Handwritten notes: Team Dallas basketball]

Description: Handwritten notes written on a manila folder about the Team Dallas basketball group and their weaknesses since the 1990 Gay Games. Other notes pertaining to people and press releases are written on the back of the manila folder.
Date: 1994
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections