Oral History Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 28, 1969

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 28, 1969

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray
Description: Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, a homemaker and long-time resident of the town of Portland, Texas. In the interview, Mrs. Sparks describes her early life when she first came to Portland with her parents. She also discusses what it was like to live an agrarian lifestyle in the small community. Mrs. Sparks shares her observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around Sinton and Portland throughout the years.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
[Clay sculpture]

[Clay sculpture]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a the yard at the Kiyomizu Pottery Community in Kyoto, Japan. A clay sculpture is visible in the foreground in front of piles of wood. A chain link fence is visible in the background. Numerous people wait behind the fence.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Pottery wheel]

[Pottery wheel]

Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the Kiyomizu Pottery Community in Kyoto, Japan. In the foreground, a worker is visible at a pottery wheel. Other workers are visible in the foreground. A single bulb illuminates the image.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Community building]

[Community building]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the Kiyomizu Pottery Community building in Kyoto, Japan. The side of the building is visible in the foreground. Tree branches and a bush intersect the foreground. A concrete lantern and a white scroll are visible outside of the building.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Pottery workshop]

[Pottery workshop]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the Kiyomizu Pottery Community in Kyoto, Japan. A small workshop is visible in the foreground. Three workers sit and paint bowls while others walk around and observe. Rows of bowls and dishes line the back wall.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Painting bowls]

[Painting bowls]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the Kiyomizu Pottery Community in Kyoto, Japan. In the foreground, two women sit at tables glazing bowls. A row of people watches in the left foreground. Shelves full of finished bowls are visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Kiyomizu Pottery Community]

[Kiyomizu Pottery Community]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the Kiyomizu Pottery Community in Kyoto, Japan. A workshop is visible in the foreground. A man faces the camera. He sits behind a shelf filled with white bowls. Another worker is visible in the background in front of a row of windows.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Garden path]

[Garden path]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of the Kiyomizu Pottery Community in Kyoto, Japan. A garden path is visible in the foreground. The pathway is lined by bamboo on the right side and a building on the left side.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[Bamboo fence]

[Bamboo fence]

Date: 1978
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a bamboo fence at the Kiyomizu Pottery Community in Kyoto, Japan. A plant is visible in the bottom foreground in front of the fence.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
The North Texan, Volume 54, Number 2, Summer 2004

The North Texan, Volume 54, Number 2, Summer 2004

Date: Summer 2004
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: The North Texan magazine includes articles and notes about UNT students, faculty, and alumni activities.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
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