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The "Monday Holiday Law" and Special National Observances

Description: This report discusses the new "Monday Holiday Law" which was passed in 1968 and took effect Jan. 1, 1971 which switched federal observances of holidays such as President's Day and Veterans Day to Mondays and instituted Columbus Day as a federal holiday. It also lists special observances proclaimed by the President in 1969.
Date: October 21, 1969
Creator: Renshawe, Michael L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Muslim Holidays: Fact Sheet

Description: This report discuses major Muslim holidays and their significance as well as how American Muslims celebrate them. This report is designed to assist congressional offices with work related to Islamic holidays. It contains sample speeches and remarks from the Congressional Record, presidential proclamations and remarks, and selected historical and cultural resources.
Date: October 31, 2017
Creator: Gibbs, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hindu Holidays: Fact Sheet

Description: This report discusses major Hindu holidays and their significance as well as how American Hindus celebrate them. This fact sheet is designed to assist congressional offices with work related to Hindu holidays. It contains sample speeches and remarks from the Congressional Record, presidential proclamations and remarks, and selected historical and cultural resources.
Date: October 31, 2017
Creator: Mahendra, Sundeep
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Jewish Holidays: Fact Sheet

Description: This report discusses major Jewish holidays and their significance as well as how American Jews celebrate them. This fact sheet is designed to assist congressional offices with work related to Jewish holidays. It contains sample speeches and remarks from the Congressional Record, presidential proclamations and remarks, and selected historical and cultural resources.
Date: October 31, 2017
Creator: Higgins, Molly
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Christian Holidays: Fact Sheet

Description: This report discusses major holidays in Christianity and their significance as well as how American Christians celebrate them. This fact sheet is designed to assist congressional offices with work related to Christian holidays. It contains sample speeches and remarks from the Congressional Record, presidential statements and remarks, and selected historical and cultural resources.
Date: October 31, 2017
Creator: Larson, Elizabeth C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Commemorative Days, Weeks, and Months: Background and Current Practice

Description: This report summarizes the different types of commemorative time periods--federal holidays; patriotic and national observances; and commemorative days, weeks, and months. Second, it discusses the current rules in the House and Senate that govern this type of legislation. Finally, the report discusses options for Congress, including introducing legislation in the House and Senate, and asking the president to issue a proclamation.
Date: March 25, 2016
Creator: Straus, Jacob R. & Nagel, Jared C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Arbor day, its purpose and observance.

Description: Discusses Arbor Day as a holiday that recognizes the importance of United States forests and discusses a citizen's duty to preserve them and foster new growth of trees.
Date: November 1936
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Faces of Christmas]

Description: Photograph of a unknown girl with Santa at Crowley's. In the image the back of Santa's head takes up the left of the frame while looking at a little girl in a striped dress and large bow. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 7843-0001-10 mounted on wood
Date: December 2, 1959
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Young Girl with Santa Claus]

Description: Photograph of a young girl in stripes and a bow, sitting on Santa Claus's lap in the Crowley's department store. The unidentified girl is looking directly at Santa, whose hat and hair are visible on the left side of the image.
Date: December 2, 1959
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Douglas Clark Taking a Bath]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the early 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Douglas Clark is taking a bath, preparing for Christmas festivities. Doug is the son of Wade Hampton "Junebug" Clark, Jr. Doug studied agriculture at Lincoln Memorial University. He went to work managing farms in Brazil for R.J. Reynolds Company and then became a lobbyist for the Tobacco industry.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Douglas Clark prepares for Christmas]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the early 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Douglas Clark prepares for Christmas. Doug is the son of Wade Hampton "Junebug" Clark, Jr. Doug studied agriculture at Lincoln Memorial University. He went to work managing farms in Brazil for R.J. Reynolds Company and then became a lobbyist for the Tobacco industry.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Douglas Clark Taking a Bath]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the early 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Douglas Clark is taking a bath, preparing for Christmas festivities. Doug is the son of Wade Hampton "Junebug" Clark, Jr. Doug studied agriculture at Lincoln Memorial University. He went to work managing farms in Brazil for R.J. Reynolds Company and then became a lobbyist for the Tobacco industry.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Douglas Clark taking a bath]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the early 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Douglas Clark is taking a bath, preparing for Christmas festivities. Doug is the son of Wade Hampton "Junebug" Clark, Jr. Doug studied agriculture at Lincoln Memorial University. He went to work managing farms in Brazil for R.J. Reynolds Company and then became a lobbyist for the Tobacco industry.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Douglas Clark with Christmas Tree]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the early 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Douglas Clark prepares for Christmas and is sitting by the tree. Doug is the son of Wade Hampton "Junebug" Clark, Jr. Doug studied agriculture at Lincoln Memorial University. He went to work managing farms in Brazil for R.J. Reynolds Company and then became a lobbyist for the Tobacco industry.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Douglas Clark taking a bath]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from the early 1940s and is shot in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Douglas Clark is taking a bath, preparing for Christmas festivities. Doug is the son of Wade Hampton "Junebug" Clark, Jr. Doug studied agriculture at Lincoln Memorial University. He went to work managing farms in Brazil for R.J. Reynolds Company and then became a lobbyist for the Tobacco industry.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Buildings lined with lights]

Description: Photograph of tall buildings illuminated by strands of lights placed along the edges of the buildings. There is a Christmas tree also covered in lights as well as a pool of water visible in the foreground.
Date: [1947..1960]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Several turkeys]

Description: Under gray skies a group of turkeys mills about. During the Holiday season hundreds of people come every week to the Hayes farm in Mansfield to select an animal recalling a practice from their countries of origin
Date: December 16, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Guests Waiting in Foyer]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of guests waiting in a foyer at the 14th annual Christmas/Kwanzaa Concert held by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, Texas.
Date: January 26, 2007
Creator: Smith, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Euphonium Player Performing]

Description: Photograph of an orchestra musician playing an euphonium during a performance at the 19th annual Christmas/Kwanzaa Concert held by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, Texas.
Date: December 10, 2011
Creator: Vinson, Brad
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections