A Historical Study of the Paris Small Business Development Center in Paris, Texas: 1986-2006

A Historical Study of the Paris Small Business Development Center in Paris, Texas: 1986-2006

Date: December 2014
Creator: Smith, Donna Gayle
Description: This historical study chronicled events of the development and implementation of the Paris Small Business Development Center at Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas from 1986-2006. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources and oral histories through personal interviews. The analysis included a brief history of higher education and the service mission and situated the study in the broader context as an extension program in higher education. This study provided a brief history of the U.S. Small Business Administration and America’s Small Business Development Center Network as a background for the study. This study is significant to scholars in the field of higher education for a number of reasons. It provides a historical analysis of a service program that extends the college to the community and demonstrates higher education and its role in economic development. It adds to the current body of research by advancing an understanding of a past to contemporary knowledge. Finally, by integrating historical perspectives from multiple disciplines in higher education, what happened and the context in which it happened can be more fully appreciated. This study also contributes to practical knowledge as it deepens the understanding of significant events and processes that contributed to the ...
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Shoes

Shoes

Date: 1917/1918
Creator: unknown
Description: Pair of lady's boots or "High Button Shoes" of dark brown leather. The shoes, designed with pointed toes, lace closed along center front with laces 16 holes high. Embellished at toe with cut steel beads forming interlacing bands and lines. Medium height heels styled as a modified boulevard or Louis heel, with rounded sides and back, tapering to center and then flaring out again at base, and with curved front section. Sole of black leather. Lined in black leather and off-white fabric. Retailer's(?) stamp inside, partly illegible: "Famous / Paris, Tex." Hand-written notation on lining: "38-1 80364" Sold by Famous Shoe Store, Paris Texas (est. 1891). Worn by Kennie Holt Rucker in 1917-1918. Donated by Mary Helen Rucker to the Historical Collection (North Texas State University,Denton, Tex.). Transferred to the Texas Fashion Collection.
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[Transcript of Two Letters to Elvira Moore]

[Transcript of Two Letters to Elvira Moore]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of the first letter to Elvira Moore is from Mary A. Little regarding Little's current health and time in Paris, Texas. Transcript of the second letter to Elvira Moore is from Charles B. Moore concerning Little's housing and family. Charles also wrote about how his current job was going and future job prospects.
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[Two Letters to Elvira Moore]

[Two Letters to Elvira Moore]

Date: 1858-08-27/1858-08-29
Creator: Little, Mary A. & Moore, Charles B.
Description: First letter to Elvira Moore is from Mary A. Little regarding Little's current health and time in Paris, Texas. Second letter to Elvira Moore is from Charles B. Moore concerning Little's housing and family. Charles also wrote about how his current job was going and future job prospects.
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[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 12, 1860]

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 12, 1860]

Date: July 12, 1860
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Description: Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore discussing a recent trip Henry took, work at a lumber mill, and the hot weather. The letter is written on blue paper which is torn at the bottom right corner. It has an envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in McKinney, Collin County, Texas. The letter was started on July 12th, and Henry continued to write through at least July 15th.
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[Transcript of Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, April 5, 1860]

[Transcript of Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, April 5, 1860]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter to Charles B. Moore from Henry S. Moore regarding the state of machinery in a mill.
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[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, April 5, 1860]

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, April 5, 1860]

Date: April 5, 1860
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Description: Letter to Charles B. Moore from Henry S. Moore regarding the state of machinery in a mill.
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[Transcript of Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elizabeth Moore, Matilda Dodd, and Josephus Moore, August 1858]

[Transcript of Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elizabeth Moore, Matilda Dodd, and Josephus Moore, August 1858]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of letter to Elizabeth Moore (Leiz), Matilda Dodd, and Josephus Moore from Charles B. Moore regarding Moore's activities in Paris, Texas. He wrote about an incident with a local minister and what has happened at the mill.
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elizabeth Moore, Matilda Dodd, and Josephus Moore, August 1858]

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Elizabeth Moore, Matilda Dodd, and Josephus Moore, August 1858]

Date: August 1858
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter to Elizabeth Moore (Leiz), Matilda Dodd, and Josephus Moore from Charles B. Moore regarding Moore's activities in Paris, Texas. He wrote about an incident with a local minister and what has happened at the mill.
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[Transcript of Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, March 5, 1860]

[Transcript of Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, March 5, 1860]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter to Charles B. Moore from Henry S. Moore regarding plans to build a cotton gin and how the work on the building would be done. On the first page is a drawing of the building and the second page contains an estimate of costs for construction.
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[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, March 5, 1860]

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, March 5, 1860]

Date: March 5, 1860
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Description: Letter to Charles B. Moore from Henry S. Moore regarding plans to build a cotton gin and how the work on the building would be done. On the first page is a drawing of the building and the second page contains an estimate of costs for construction.
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[Envelope from Liza Moore to Charles B. Moore, March 1861]

[Envelope from Liza Moore to Charles B. Moore, March 1861]

Date: March 1861
Creator: Moore, Liza
Description: Envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. There is a note written in blue ink that says "A friendly letter written to Henry from Liza Moore at Flatwood, Ark." According to the dates written at the top, the letter was written on March 8, 1861 and March 10, 1861. The note at the bottom left corner says that it was received on March 27, 1861. A portion of the envelope has been torn away, including most of the postmark.
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[Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore, September 1, 1861]

[Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore, September 1, 1861]

Date: September 1, 1861
Creator: Wilson, Addison
Description: Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore discussing recent news of family and friends, local elections, farming, and the weather. There is an envelope addressed to C. B. Moore in Parris, Lamar County, Texas. It is postmarked McKinney, Texas. According to the note written in the bottom left corner, the letter was received on September 12, 1861.
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[Transcript of Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore, September 1, 1861]

[Transcript of Letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore, September 1, 1861]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from Addison Wilson to Charles B. Moore discussing recent news of family and friends, local elections, farming, and the weather.
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[Transcript of Letter from Julia L. Rucker to Charles B. Moore, January 1861]

[Transcript of Letter from Julia L. Rucker to Charles B. Moore, January 1861]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from Julia L. Rucker to Charles B. Moore discussing news of family and friends. The letter is dated January 21 and 24. There is an envelope accompanying the original letter, which is addressed to Mr. Charles Moore in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.
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[Letter from Julia L. Rucker to Charles B. Moore, January 1861]

[Letter from Julia L. Rucker to Charles B. Moore, January 1861]

Date: January 1861
Creator: Rucker, Julia L.
Description: Letter from Julia L. Rucker to Charles B. Moore discussing news of family and friends. The letter is dated January 21 and 24. There is an envelope addressed to Mr. Charles Moore in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. There is a note written at the top that says it was sent from Rocky Bayou, Arkansas January 25, 1861.
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[Transcript of Letter from W. H. Timmins to Charles B. Moore, August 25, 1861]

[Transcript of Letter from W. H. Timmins to Charles B. Moore, August 25, 1861]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from W. H. Timmins to Charles B. Moore discussing low cotton prices, the blockade preventing shipments from New Orleans, and other financial hardships caused by the war.
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[Letter from C. M. Rucker to Mother and All, September 4, 1893]

[Letter from C. M. Rucker to Mother and All, September 4, 1893]

Date: September 4, 1893
Creator: Rucker, C. M.
Description: They received their letter in Paris, but they have been in Blossom for a while. They are at Nettie's Uncle's place and they are enjoying it. Ethel has been feeling better this summer. Lizzie has also been well. He hasn't heard from Solomon in a while. C. M.has been unwell and asks that they write to them in Blossom.
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[Letter from W. H. Timmins to Charles B. Moore, August 25, 1861]

[Letter from W. H. Timmins to Charles B. Moore, August 25, 1861]

Date: August 25, 1861
Creator: Timmins, W. H.
Description: Letter from W. H. Timmins to Charles B. Moore discussing low cotton prices, the blockade preventing shipments from New Orleans, and other financial hardships caused by the war.
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[Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles B. and Henry S. Moore, January 1861]

[Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles B. and Henry S. Moore, January 1861]

Date: January 1861
Creator: Moore, Ziza
Description: Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles and Henry Moore discussing the recent Christmas celebration and the visitors who came for the holidays. He also writes about the latest news in regards to the secession of South Carolina, Andrew Johnson's speech on the subject in the Senate, and the probability that Tennessee will also secede. The letter was written over two days, January 2nd and 5th. There is an envelope addressed to C. B. Moore in Parris, Lamar County, Texas. According to the note written at the bottom left corner, the letter was received on January 29, 1861.
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[Transcript of Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles B. and Henry S. Moore, January 1861]

[Transcript of Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles B. and Henry S. Moore, January 1861]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from Ziza Moore to Charles and Henry Moore discussing the recent Christmas celebration and the visitors who came for the holidays. He also writes about the latest news in regards to the secession of South Carolina, Andrew Johnson's speech on the subject in the Senate, and the probability that Tennessee will also secede. The letter was written over two days, January 2nd and 5th.
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[Transcript of Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore, November 18, 1857]

[Transcript of Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore, November 18, 1857]

Date: November 18, 1857
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore discussing his work at the mill in Texas, attempts to sell a house and lots and a buggy, a recent trip to Paris, his latest business dealings, and the wildlife around the mill. Page three of the transcript is missing.
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[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore, November 18, 1857]

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore, November 18, 1857]

Date: November 18, 1857
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to Henry S. Moore discussing his work at the mill in Texas, attempts to sell a house and lots and a buggy, a recent trip to Paris, his latest business dealings, and the wildlife around the mill.
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[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 20, 1861]

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, July 20, 1861]

Date: July 20, 1861
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Description: Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore discussing recent news of family and friends, Charles's property in Texas, and the military. Henry writes that he joined the Cavalry company from Collin County under Jim Throckmorton and discusses their preparations for war. There is an envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Rocky Bayou, Izard County, Arkansas. It is postmarked McKinney, Texas, July 27. According to the handwritten note in the top left corner, the letter was received on August 6, 1861. The envelope has been torn in several places.
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