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[Scrapbook: Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Volume 6]

Description: Scrapbook of materials documenting the activities and history of the Abilene Fine Arts Museum in Abilene, Texas during the 1950s. It includes newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, invitations, programs, booklets, letters, and exhibition information.
Date: 1956-08/1959-07
Creator: Abilene Fine Arts Museum (Tex.)
Partner: The Grace Museum

The United States Army Welcomes You to its Newest Aviation Training Center, 13 July 1956

Description: This pamphlet was a program for the activities surrounding the formal reconstitution of Camp Wolters as an Army installation. It includes a greeting from Colonel John L. Inskeep, a brief history of Camp Wolters, a list of the day's events, and two sketched maps of the camp and parade grounds.
Date: July 13, 1956
Creator: United States. Army.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Catalog of Hardin-Simmons University, 1956-1957

Description: Catalog describes the governance, history, admission requirements, course offerings, university calendar, and campus life of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. On page 2: "This bulletin is a supplement to the 1955-1957 general catalog and all rules, regulations, and provisions in the general catalog will be applicable except those which have been amended."
Date: July 1956
Creator: Hardin-Simmons University
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Bulletin of McMurry College, 1956-1957

Description: Bulletin describes the governance, faculty, course offerings, and campus life of McMurry College in Abilene, Texas.
Date: May 1956
Creator: McMurry College
Partner: McMurry University Library

CONAC Specialized Training Manual, Number 45-7550, Volume 1

Description: This book is volume 1 of an Air Force Reserve instructor course that discusses the responsibilities and important qualities needed in being an instructor, along with several skill-sets, techniques, and aids to help communicate with and educate Air Force students.
Date: May 1, 1956
Creator: United States. Air Force. Air Training Command. Technical Training.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1956-1957

Description: Catalog describes the governance, history, course offerings, and campus life of Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas.
Date: April 1956
Creator: Abilene Christian College
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Catalog of Howard Payne College, 1955-1956

Description: Catalog describes the history, governance, admission requirements, course offerings, and campus life of Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas.
Date: April 1956
Creator: Howard Payne College (Brownwood, Tex.)
Partner: Howard Payne University Library

Catalog of Hardin-Simmons University, 1956 Summer Session

Description: Catalog describes the governance, admission requirements, course offerings, and campus life of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.
Date: March 1956
Creator: Hardin-Simmons University
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Unit History of 845th Engineer Aviation Battalion: 1 January 1956 to 29 February 1956

Description: This document gives a narrative of the activities of the 845th Engineer Aviation Battalion, as they prepared to leave one station (England Air Force Base, Louisiana) for their new headquarters at Wolters Air Force Base in Texas. There is a description of their drills, inspections, and preparations as well as an appendix with the original movement orders. The motto beneath the shield translates: "We build a nest."
Date: March 1956
Creator: Myers, William L. & Allison, A. G.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1956

Description: Summer session catalog describes the course offerings and general information about Abilene Christian College in Abilene, Texas.
Date: February 1956
Creator: Abilene Christian College
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1956-1957]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. Traveling exhibits shown in Abilene are described, as well as local artists and their work.
Date: 1956/1957
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Pressbook, 1956-1957]

Description: Pressbook documenting art events in Abilene, Texas, from 1956 to 1957 with emphasis on those of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Sixth District. This first section of the book is news of the Art Forum. Next are exhibit catalogues of the Abilene Museum of Fine Arts and also those of exhibits at an Art Gallery on Cedar Street. Art events and activities at the newly established Dyess Air Force Base, located southwest of Abilene, are included.
Date: 1956/1957
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[City of Grand Prairie Tax Roll: 1956]

Description: Tax rolls for Grand Prairie, Texas documenting real and personal properties during 1956, including the owner name and address of each property, it's assessed value, taxes due, date paid, and receipt number.
Date: 1956
Creator: Grand Prairie (Tex.)
Partner: Grand Prairie Genealogical Society

Dallas City Directory, 1956

Description: General directory for Dallas, Texas includes address listings for businesses and individuals as well as advertisements from local businesses.
Date: 1956
Creator: John F. Worley Directory Co.
Partner: Dallas Public Library

Life and Adventures of Ben Thompson the Famous Texan.

Description: This book is a biography of Ben Thompson, "Including a detailed and authentic statement of his birth, history and adventures by one who has known him since a child" (from the title page). The original of this item includes an insert from The Steck Company giving a brief overview of the history of the book (number of copies published, prices, etc.).
Date: 1956
Creator: Walton, W. M.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Minutes of the Abilene Public Library Board Meetings (1956-1966)]

Description: A ledger containing the 1956-1966 minutes of the Board of Trustees of the Abilene Public Library. These records provide the details concerning the founding of the library, the solicitation of funds for the building from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, board decisions through the years and the policies and procedures used in the library.
Date: 1956
Creator: Abilene Public Library Board
Partner: Abilene Public Library

[Minutes of the Abilene Public Library Board Meetings (1956-1972)]

Description: A ledger containing the 1956-1972 minutes of the Board of Trustees of the Abilene Public Library. These records provide the details concerning board decisions through the years and the policies and procedures used in the library.
Date: 1956
Creator: Abilene Public Library Board (Tex.)
Partner: Abilene Public Library

[Scrapbook: Abilene League of Women Voters, Volume 4]

Description: Scrapbook of materials documenting the activities of the Abilene League of Women Voters in Abilene, Texas during the 1950s and 1960s. It includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs.
Date: 1956/1963
Creator: Abilene Fine Arts Museum (Tex.)
Partner: The Grace Museum

Texas Genealogical Records, Ellis County, Volume 9, 1775-1956

Description: Genealogical Records of Ellis County, Texas contain various lists of records (births, deaths, marriages, etc.) taken from family Bibles, cemetery and church records, wills, and other relevant sources. Index starts on page 219.
Date: 1956
Creator: Daughters of the American Revolution. Rebecca Boyce Chapter (Waxahachie, Tex.). Genealogical Records Committee.
Partner: Nicholas P. Sims Library