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Verbatim of Tape Narrated by Alton Ashcraft

Description: Written transcript from an autobiographical tape by Alton "Baldy" Ashcraft. It covers his years in the Army and stories of their maneuvers in West Texas.
Date: 1976
Partner: Marfa Public Library

The Progress of Aviation in Presidio County

Description: Research paper written by Mike Bishop about the history of aviation in Presidio County. It covers the early border patrol flights and abduction of Lieutenants of Paul K. Davis and H. G. Peterson, as well as the establishment of Marfa Army Air Base. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: May 26, 1975
Creator: Bishop, Mike
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Aviation in Presidio County

Description: Research paper written by Matt Henderson for an American History class at a Marfa high school in 1974 about the history of aviation in Presidio County.
Date: January 13, 1974
Creator: Henderson, Matt
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Mitchell Family History]

Description: Research paper written by Laura M. Bailey about her ancestors and her grandmother, Laura, in particular. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1975.
Date: 1975
Creator: Bailey, Laura M.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Ashton House and Family

Description: Research paper written by Cheryl Donaldson about the Ashton House, a house in Marfa, Texas. The paper covers the house from when it was built in 1898 by Dr. Monagin to its sale after Mrs. Ashton's death in 1941. This paper was written in 1970 for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: 1970
Creator: Donaldson, Cheryl
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Louis Adams

Description: Research paper written by Robert Vizcaino about the life of Louis Adams, a Marfa cowboy. Adams lived and worked in Marfa, Texas from when he was born in 1868 until his death in 1946. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972.
Date: 1972
Creator: Vizcaino, Robert
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Antiques in my Family: American History Research Paper

Description: Research paper written by Conchita Herrera about antiques in her family. Covered are antique guns, furniture and kitchenware. This paper was written for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1972.
Date: 1972
Creator: Herrera, Conchita
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

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

Pedro Chavez and the First Well in Redford, Texas

Description: Paper about Carrasco family and their ranch in Redford, Texas where the first well was dug. Pedro Chaves, a child raised by the Carrasco family on their ranch in Redford. This is a research paper written by Saul Acosta for an American History Class at Marfa High School in 1967.
Date: 1967
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Cedillo family

Description: Paper describing photos of the Cedillo family.
Date: 1967
Creator: Malimar, Lorena
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Churches in the West Texas Vicinity

Description: Paper by Delia Jurado describing the history of several churches and missions in the West Texas area.
Date: December 7, 1970
Creator: Jurado, Delia
Partner: Marfa Public Library

St. Mary's Catholic School

Description: Paper by Gloria Gonzales describing the history of St. Mary's Catholic school.
Date: December 2, 1968
Creator: Gonzales, Gloria
Partner: Marfa Public Library

St. Mary's Catholic Church

Description: Paper describing St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marfa, Texas
Date: January 14, 1974
Creator: Hernandez, Lionel
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Nephews of Teresa Campos

Description: Paper written by Luis Campos for a History class at Marfa High School in 1966, describing the people in the 1922 photo, "Teresa Campos Family" and giving some history of his grandmother's family.
Date: c. 1966
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Charley Bishop: "A Western Pioneer"

Description: This report is a brief biography of Charley Bishop, starting with his parents and describing his entire life.
Date: 1964
Creator: Bentley, Mary Helen
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Jose Ceniceros

Description: Paper written by Freddie Ceniceros chronicling the life of Jose Ceniceros.
Date: December 4, 1969
Creator: Ceniceros, Freddie
Partner: Marfa Public Library

My Land, My Heritage, My Hope

Description: Paper submitted to the Junior Historical Society state writing contest held by the Texas State Historical Society, discussing historical landmarks, landscape, and people of Marfa. This written speech accompanied photographic slides (noted in the text with slide numbers).
Date: 1969
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Estella Matamoros

Description: A paper chronicling the life of Estella Matamoros Cortez.
Date: 1968
Creator: Luna, Oscar
Partner: Marfa Public Library