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A Grassland Evaluation of Eastland County, Texas

Description: This investigation has had for its purpose the determination of first, all members of the Gramineae (Grass) family found in the county; second, the incidence of each species with the various types of soil; third, the grazing value of each species; fourth, the life span of the parent plants; fifth, the present grassland status; and sixth, the potentialities of developing desirable grassland.
Date: 1951
Creator: Durham, Norman Nevill
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Toad derby]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an annual horned toad festival and race held in Eastland, Texas.
Date: August 14, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

An Evaluation of the Recreation Programs of the Towns and Communities of Eastland County, Texas

Description: "The purpose of this study is to make an investigation of the amount and type of recreation provided by the towns and communities in Eastland County, Texas, to determine the extent to which the recreation programs meet or fail to meet criteria for such community recreation programs." -- leaf 1
Date: August 1950
Creator: Hilliard, Travis
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letters from J. Sabina Rucker to Charles B. Moore, June 15-16, 1888]

Description: These letters are from the Charles B. Moore Collection. They are written by J. Sabina Rucker to her brother, Charles B. Moore. In this letter, Sabina updates Charles on the Rucker family and details the country around her. She notes that while in the country she saw cowboys herding fifteen hundred cattle to New Mexico. The topic of this first letter moves to correspondences she had begun writing to Henry or Solomon. She discusses their travel and lodging plans and then closes the letter. Her brief, second letter was written on June 16, 1888. She discusses a house the family is looking at and notes that they saw a pack of dogs as they were coming into town. She details some news about a family friends and closes the letter because of the misting rain. The envelope is included with the letters.
Date: June 15, 1888
Creator: Rucker, J. Sabina
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Cisco]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Duncan Renaldo stopping in Dallas en route to Cisco for the first annual Cisco Kid Fiesta.
Date: July 3, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Millie]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Millie Jones and Bill Splawn who committed an armed robbery in Eastland, with Millie escaping from jail in Lewiston, Idaho in the nude.
Date: December 31, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Curry]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Nathan Curry, who has murder charges filed against him for killing a fifty-three year old Cisco Church secretary.
Date: February 1, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Eastland]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Eastland City Council banning the sale and smoking of cigarettes in Eastland city limits.
Date: January 14, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Cisco killing]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a church secretary who was found dead in her home.
Date: December 31, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Curry trial]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the murder trial of Nathan Curry in Eastland, Texas.
Date: June 3, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Sky is My Tipi

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a collection stories about the Kiowa and Apache Indians, coyotes and other animals, cooking, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 237.
Date: 2017
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Partner: UNT Press

[News Script: Eastland]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an unveiling of a new post office in Eastland, Texas.
Date: June 14, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Cisco murder]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the death of a secretary whose body was found at her home. Investigation is currently taking place.
Date: June 29, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Cisco slaying]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a teenage boy who was held accountable for the slaying of 53-year-old Mrs. Florence Hussey who was found at her home.
Date: July 5, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Harriett Shelton Collins, September 16, 2006

Description: Interview with longtime resident of Cisco, Texas, Harriett Shelton Collins as part of the Eastland County African American Women Oral History Project. The interview includes Collins' personal experiences about education in Cisco's all-black, one-room Smithville Elementary School, her pregnancy and marriage to Bill Collins, working at the Boss Glove Factory, earning her GED, entering beauty school, and earning a degree as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Additionally, Collins speaks about social life among blacks in Cisco, especially in church activities, her experiences with racial discrimination, the phenomenon of "passing" among blacks in Cisco and elsewhere, her experiences at "Negro Achievement Day" at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, and her children's experiences in public school during desegregation.
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Date: September 16, 2006
Creator: Rose, Harriett DeAnn & Collins, Harriett Shelton
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Pyganodon grandis, Specimen #860

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; thin shell; double looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Brazos basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: June 22, 1974
Creator: Smith, J.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Pyganodon grandis, Specimen #859

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; thin shell; double looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; reddish-brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Brazos basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: June 22, 1974
Creator: Smith, J.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

[News Script: Cisco]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the case of Mrs. Florence Hussey's death, with 15-year-old Nathan Curry held accountable with attorney Allen Dabney contending that he Curry is innocent.
Date: July 10, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections