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[South Reading Room, Library, North Texas State Teachers College, 1929]

Description: Photograph of the North Texas State Teachers College Library in the spring of 1929. Seen in the photo is a large room with long tables at which are seated a variety of young men and women looking at various books. Along the back wall can be seen shelves of books. To the left can be seen sculptures. The photographic image is affixed to a pale gray mount with line borders. At lower right front corner is embossed photographer's mark: "Shaw / Denton, Texas". On the reverse of the mount are handwritten the following notes: "This picture was made in the spring of 1929, soon after the few books on the wall were moved from the stacks to this room (South Reading Room in old Library Building - now Historical Building). It represents the beginning of the Reference Dept. - L. Brashears." and "For Miss Brashears Compliments of the Shaw Studio." The photograph shows the Library Building (built 1912-1913) the first library building on the NT campus, which later would be called the Historical Building, and is presently the O.J. Curry Building ("Curry Hall"). Lottie Brashears started at NT in 1921 as Assistant Librarian, and worked at various positions within the NT Library until her retirement in 1958. She was one of the first heads of the Reference Department.
Date: Spring 1929
Item Type: Photograph
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[Horse drawn cart and car]

Description: Photograph of a city street scene taken from a rooftop. A horse drawn cart and automobile travel along the same street while a man and woman cross the street.
Date: [1929..]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Item Type: Photograph

[Houston skyline]

Description: Photograph of the Houston skyline. The Esperson building is the tallest building on the right and the Gulf Building is the tall building located to its left.
Date: [1929..]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Item Type: Photograph
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[Commencement Announcement for North Texas State Teachers College, August 15,1928]

Description: Graduation announcement for the summer commencement ceremony at North Texas State Teachers College in 1928. The announcement is a plain sheet of cardstock; in the center, there is a raised image of the school's seal above the text, which reads: "The Faculty and Senior Class of North Texas State Teachers College announce the Commencement Exercises Wednesday evening, August fifteenth nineteen hundred twenty-eight at eight o'clock College Auditorium Denton, Texas."
Date: August 1928
Creator: North Texas State Teachers College
Item Type: Text

[Cuellar Cafe interior with frame]

Description: Photograph of family members inside the Cuellar Café restaurant located in Kaufman, Texas. Two men and two women stand behind the counter. A woman stands next to the counter stools in front of the restaurant tables and chairs. Written on back of the photograph: "Cuellar Cafe, Kaufman, TX 1928 - Carolina (sister), Frank Cuellar Sr., Julia Cuellar, Isabel, Amos (brother). This place originated in June 7, 1928".
Date: 1928
Item Type: Photograph

[Panhandle Boys monument]

Description: Photograph of a monument in honor of the "Panhandle Boys" standing outside of The Amarillo Municipal Auditorium. The text on the base of the monument reads, "IN HONOR OF THE PANHANDLE BOYS OF THE WORLD WAR. ERECTED BY LLANO ESTACADO CHAPTER, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. DEDICATED ARMISTICE DAY 1928." The statue has since been relocated to Ellwood Park in Amarillo, TX.
Date: [1928..1966]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Item Type: Photograph
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[Science Building and gazebo at North Texas State Teachers College]

Description: Photograph of gazebo (on left) and Science Building (on right) on the campus of North Texas State Teachers College. People are visible in the photograph, on the paved walkways between and around the gazebo and Science Building. There are people visible under the gazebo, which shelters a fountain, as well as in the Science Building with its windows open. Handwritten notes on the back of the photograph read, "Science bldg. + Gazebo" and "campus, inner, undated, 1930s?".
Date: [1928..1961]
Item Type: Photograph
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[Speech by Sarah T. Hughes on being a female lawyer]

Description: Typescript of undated speech by Sarah T. Hughes discussing her experiences and people's expectations of her as a woman in the legal profession while practicing in Dallas. She gives her views on different aspects of the legal profession, including specialization, civil and criminal practice, winning and losing cases, and her enjoyment of appellate work and research in preparing cases on appeal. Before concluding the speech, Ms. Hughes describes her enjoyment of political participation via the legal profession. She also expresses her interest in campaigning for public office and entering politics in the future.
Date: [1928..1930]
Creator: Hughes, Sarah T. (Sarah Tilghman), 1896-1985
Item Type: Text

[Freshman parade]

Description: Photograph of students dressed in costume for the Freshman parade in 1927. One student holds up a sign, which reads "South Seas."
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph

Item 2: World War I (4)

Description: This is the 2nd of 5 reels in the US Army Signal Corp produced film, "America Goes Over," documenting the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. The film was produced in 1918 and this print was likely produced ca. 1927. The footage begins with American troops marching through rainy streets in France, then taking wagons on French roads and gearing up for the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The footage then shows American guns firing the first shots of the 47-day Meuse-Argonne battle, an artillery observer being launched into the air in a balloon with an early radio, then being shot down by planes and parachuting to safety while anti-aircraft guns shoot at the plane with the balloon bursting into flames afterward. The battle scenes include early night-time battle footage, artillery fire, a Renault FT-17 Tank, and various troop movement. As the troops move into the Argonne Forest the footage shows various small conflicts, the assessment of a wounded soldier, dead lying in the fields, and villages in ruins. The footage also features Generals Foch and Pershing giving an update, troops in downtime, prisoners marching, Pershing pinning medals on American troops, troops playing with a lion cub, milking a goat, dressing as women and dancing, and gambling entertainment.
Date: 1927
Creator: US Army Signal Corp
Item Type: Video