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San Antonio Urban Design Mechanisms Study

Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze and recommend an administrative structure for a public urban design function in San Antonio.
Date: October 1972
Creator: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

History of Water in the San Antonio River Valley

Description: This document provides the history of the San Antonio River Valley and its water systems.
Date: September 1970
Creator: Wilson, William Feathergail
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Alpine, The Last Frontier Land

Description: Research paper written by Delia Jurado about the history of Alpine, Texas. The paper covers Alpine from the time it was formed in 1882 as Murphyville until the 1930s. Also covered are the history of Sul Ross State University and its namesake, Lawrence Sullivan Ross. This paper was written in 1971 as a research project for a class at Marfa High School.
Date: December 13, 1971
Creator: Jurado, Delia
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

[Relatives of Jose Jimenez]

Description: Research Project by Jose Jiminez on November 10, 1975. It contains brief stories that compliment photos of his relatives: his great, great, grandfather Bernabe Aguilar; his great grandfather Felipe Aguilar; and his great uncles Pete, Jesus, and Felix Aguilar.
Date: November 10, 1975
Creator: Jiminez, Jose
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

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

[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

[Recorded Conversation with Emmett Robert Shelton Sr.]

Description: Photocopy of an oral history with Emmett Robert Shelton Sr. detailing the land development of Austin and the life and times of the Brackenridge family. Shelton goes into how Austin was developed as well as various laws that were passed during this time. He also talks about interactions with the Native people of the area - the Comanche and how they were allowed to come into the country to trade.
Date: June 1974
Creator: Eanes History Center
Partner: Westbank Community Library District

[Notes from an Interview with Mike Molberg]

Description: Typewritten notes from an interview with Mike Molberg. Molberg talks about his time at Eanes School and what a typical day was like for the students who attended as well as a list of women who taught at Eanes School and what time periods they were teaching. At the top right of the document "VF People: Eanes Area - 1975 (Molberg)" is written in pen with "Johnson" written under it in pencil.
Date: 1975
Creator: Eanes History Center
Partner: Westbank Community Library District

[Letter from Mary Mowinckle Johnson to Camila, February 13, 1975]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Mary Mowinckle Johnson to a woman named Camila. The letter goes into details about Johnson's time as a teacher at the Eanes Rock Schoolhouse and she also inquires about the Marshall family and states that there are probably books about them in the Travis Country Library.
Date: February 13, 1975
Creator: Johnson, Mary Mowinckle
Partner: Westbank Community Library District

[Biography of Gertrude Johnson and Winnie Johnson]

Description: Photocopy of a biography of Gertrude (Mrs. Frank A.) Johnson and Winnie (Mrs. E. W.) Johnson that talks about the two women as founding members of the Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. The document also states that the two women will be given "Honorary Life Memberships in the Women of the Church" for their work through out the years to the church. At the bottom of the first page there is "From Church: Westlake Presbyterian Church Collection, Notebook" handwritten in pen.
Date: 1971
Creator: Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church
Partner: Westbank Community Library District

[Typed Interview with Dan Molberg]

Description: Photocopy of an interview with Dan Molberg who talks about what life was like for students at Eanes Rock Schoolhouse in the 1940's. He describes how classes were held in two rooms known as the "big room" and "little room" and goes on to talk about the different meals that were served each day. The interview also consists of details about how recess was held, PTA events, and fundraisers that occurred during this time.
Date: 1975
Creator: Eanes History Center
Partner: Westbank Community Library District