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[Denton County Fair]

Description: This home movie appears to document the 1938 Denton County Fair. The footage includes a horse show, a Boy Scouts exhibit, and various businesses including H.L. Peterson, Allis - Chalmers Tractors, J.L. Myers and Sons Contractors, the Legion Auxiliary, and Aristocrat Ice Cream.
Date: 1938
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Eunice Gray, October 16, 1987

Description: Interview with Eunice Gray, schoolteacher and local historian. The interview includes Gray's personal experiences about Denton County, Texas from 1900 to 1987. Gray talks about the early history of her descendants, cattle raising and marketing, and the oil industry.
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Date: October 16, 1987
Creator: Renner, Jim & Gray, Eunice
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Otis Cason, August 22, 1987

Description: Interview with farmer Otis Cason. The interview includes Cason's personal experiences about rural life in Denton County, Texas from 1900 to 1987. Cason talks about breaking mules, rural school, sheep and goat raising, hog killing, and charcoal making.
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Date: August 22, 1987
Creator: Renner, Steve & Cason, Otis
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

[Anti-immigration protest march]

Description: This article mostly contains captions of photographs of a Minuteman Project March held in Denton .Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: January 7, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Ponder sign]

Description: Photograph of a sign for Ponder, Texas. Train tracks and buildings can be seen behind the sign.
Date: 197X
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, October 11, 2012

Description: Interview with Giancarlo Quijano, West German-born Colombian immigrant to Denton, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigration Oral History Project. The interview includes Quijano's personal experiences from his childhood in West Germany, life in Colombia during the 1990s violence, his family's immigration to Texas, his expectations of the U.S., and the subsequent culture shock. Quijano talks about the transition to American life, attending college as an international student, his experiences with the citizenship process, and his thoughts on the immigration debate.
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Date: October 11, 2012
Creator: Duque, Samantha & Quijano, Giancarlo
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Billy Barker, September 3, 1977

Description: Interview with homemaker Billie Simpson Barker. The interview includes Barker's personal experiences about rural life in Denton County, Texas from 1925-1985. Barker talks about her father's sawmill operation, creek flooding, threshing operations, changes in land ownership, her husband's death, effects of the Great Depression, social life, the county's longtime residents, recreational activities, epidemics, wildlife problems, the tornado of June 8, 1937, her childhood, and homemade clothing.
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Date: September 3, 1987
Creator: Renner, Steve & Barker, Billy
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Isabel Cano, October 10, 2009

Description: Interview with Isabel Cano, Argentina-born immigrant to Denton and daughter of Spanish diplomats, as part of the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Cano's personal experiences of immigration, struggling to learn English and acculturate, and provides family history, her first impressions of Texas, and opinions about Denton.
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Date: October 10, 2009
Creator: Merrill, Linda & Cano, Isabel
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

[Denton Courthouse on the Square in the snow]

Description: Photograph of the Denton Courthouse on the Square during a snowfall. The view of the courthouse is from Hickory Street facing north. The Confederate memorial is visible in front of the courthouse as are several cars parked on the street.
Date: February 27, 2015
Creator: Johnston, Melanie
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Elida Tomez, 2015

Description: Audio interview with Elida Tomez, an activist and long-time resident of Denton, Texas, regarding the City of Denton Fracking Referendum. Ms. Tomez recounts her involvement in the anti-fracking movement and her beliefs concerning the effects fracking has had on Denton and the environment as a whole.
Date: 2015
Creator: Perry, Lewis & Tomez, Elida
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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