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[Car stuck in mud in front of Library Building, ca. 1913]

Description: Photograph of an open-top car stuck deep in the mud of Avenue A in front of the Library Building, at North Texas State Normal College. One wheel is jacked up, and the three visible wheels have chains for traction. In the background can be seen at left the main front (east) side of the Library Building, and to the right the Science Building. The Library Building was constructed in 1912-13 as the first Library on campus. After 1940 it was known as the Historical Building, and in 1990-91 was renamed the O.J. Curry Building. The Science Building was constructed in 1910, and remained in use until 1967, when it was torn down and the Language Building was constructed on the site.
Date: 1913~
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[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore and the White family, September 22, 1913]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee McKinley and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore and the White Family. In this letter, Birdie informs her kin of the goings-on in her community. The news includes: details about how they have survived the drought with their well and spring for the stock animals, a discussion about Minnie's visit and their preparation for Minnie's return to Georgia, a dialogue about Birdie's baby who likes to be in her buggy, updates on community news and the well-being of family and friends, a discussion about a boat trip Will took with the boosters, details about some dentistry work Birdie is going to get done, news about their chickens and milk cow surviving the drought, a discussion about the baby and how she wears short dresses now, details about having some Kodak pictures made of the baby, a dialogue about correspondences received including Linnet's postcard, an update about Will's position at Ewing's,and news about Will's aunt passing away. She closes the letter by noting that she hopes to hear from Mary Ann and the white family soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: September 22, 1913
Creator: McKinley, Birdie McGee

[Letter from Birdie McGee McKinley to Mary Ann Moore, December 7, 1913]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Birdie McGee McKinley and is addressed to Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, McKinley updates Mary Ann on her family's well-being as well as Alice's family and other kin in the area. She discusses the weather, notes that Christmas is almost here and she is not ready, as well as details that Will has been ill with tonsillitis for several days. She mentions the lot is nice and that Ruth and Frank will have a good time playing together, as Frank has no children other that the Franklin children to play with. She notes that she saw a moving picture with Alice and Frank Griffin and she was also able to see a play with Will. She states that they have killed hogs and she wishes that Moore and the White family could be there to enjoy bones and sausage. She details how excited Frank was for the snow on Sunday and notes how he is preparing decoration for Christmas. She notes the gifts Frank will receive for Christmas, discusses the cost of living , and mentions that the war (WWI) is terrible. She closes by noting that she wishes that she could write more often, but the children keep her so bust all the time. She notes that Moore and the White family must write her soon.
Date: December 7, 1913
Creator: McKinley, Birdie McGee

[Letter from Dr. Mattie L. Arthur to Linnet Moore White, December 19, 1913]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this letter, Dr. Mattie L. Arthur thanks Linnet Moore White for her kindness during her visit with White. She notes that she has intended to write, but has been very busy. She wishes that all are well and also that Linnet and family have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy, Happy New Year.
Date: December 19, 1913
Creator: Arthur, Mattie L.

[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore and Linnet Moore White, June 27, 1913]

Description: In this letter, Sally details that she has been ill for three weeks, notes that their vegetable garden is late, and that farmer's all around them are busy with their crops. She mentions the family who have visited her as of late and that Tom Jackson has married, but has not come home with his wife because she is ill. She gives an update on Cy and Viola Wallace, Birdie McKinley, and Mary Gillespie and her sons. She moves on to news on their Texas kin and notes that there was a homecoming in Chattanooga, TN for all that could attend. She details the news from all the kin who have visited, notes that John Thornhill stayed with them for 15 days, and they visited all their kin in the area. John said that everyone fed him so well that he gained about 10 lbs during his visit. Thornhill states that the had pictures made during John's visit and will send one to Linnet and Mary Ann as soon as she gets more prints. She closes the letter by noting that it may be time for her and Mary Ann to ready themselves for another world. She details that though she isn't religious, she was taught to be honest and to do and be good in this life in order to be forgiven of all sins at death. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 27, 1913
Creator: Thornhill, Sally

[Main Building, from the south]

Description: Photograph of the Main Building, also known as the Old Main building, photographed from the south east, from a height, most likely from the upper floor of what would be called the Historical Building. At the far left of the photo, just beside the building, can be seen a small horse-drawn cart, and near lower right of photo can be seen a gazebo. Students can be seen walking around the paths and going in and out of the building. The Main Building was constructed as the second permanent building of the North Texas State Normal College in 1904, and demolished in 1923. Photograph most likely taken between 1918 and 1922.
Date: 1913/1923
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[Portrait of woman standing]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman in a long dark-colored dress standing next to a chair. Her left hand grasps the top of the chair while her right hand touches her hips. She wears a pearl necklace with a pendant and her hair is braided up with a brooch. Written on back: "Dedico este presente retrato a mi apreciable comadre Adelaida Cuellar - Rosebud, TX - Octobre 15 de 1913." ( *Translated from Spanish: I dedicate this portrait to my beloved friend Adelaida Cuellar - Rosebud, TX, October 15, 1913 )
Date: November 15, 1913

[Postcard of a Family to Mary Moore]

Description: Postcard from Mr. and Mrs. [O. J. Bentley] to Mrs. Mary Moore. The photo on the postcard is of a family sitting out in front of their house. The mother is sitting on the steps leading up to the porch with the younger boy in her lap. The older boy is sitting on a brick column with a dog. On the back is a message wishing Mary Moore a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Date: December 24, 1913

[Postcard to Mary Ann Moore, December 29, 1913]

Description: This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. In this postcard, a family member from Gallatin thanks Mary for her remembrances and the little shoes. She expresses her wish to have them with the family in Gallatin this Christmas, but notes that they are having a good time and hopes the same for Mary and her family. She notes that she will write again soon to Moore and family. (The lower left side of the card is torn off, therefore the sender's name remains unknown as well as the information in those sentences.)
Date: December 29, 1913