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[Fuel ration coupon]

Description: Fuel ration coupon issued by the Office of Price Administration during WWII, to Mrs. Abbie F. Stevens of Waltham, Massachusetts. The dates on the card range from November 18, 1942 to March 20, 1943.
Date: October 1, 1942
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Speech delivered by President Chilton

Description: Manuscript speech written by President Chilton and delivered to commemorate the opening of the Texas State Normal College and Teachers Training Institute in Denton, Texas. Page 2 of the speech is missing.
Date: September 16, 1890
Creator: Chilton, Joshua Crittenden
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Nettie Williams North Texas Normal College diploma]

Description: Diploma from North Texas Normal College certifying that Nettie Williams has completed the necessary coursework in English to achieve certification. At the top of the document is an illustration of the Normal Building, which was the only school building at the time. At the bottom of the diploma it is embossed with the North Texas Normal College seal. The Certificate is signed by President of Faculty Menter Bradley Terrill, President of Trustees William A. Ponder, President of the Board of Regents Colonel Thomas Walter Abney, Secretary of Faculty J.A. Sanders, Secretary of the Board of Trustees H. F. Schweer, and the Secretary of the Board of Regents Honorable Alvin Clark Owsley.
Date: June 3, 1897
Creator: North Texas Normal College
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A Set of Six

Description: Collection of fictional short stories written by Joseph Conrad including "A Romantic Tale" (Gaspar Ruiz), "An Ironic Tale" (The Informer), "An Indignant Tale" (The Brute), "A Desperate Tale" (An Anarchist), "A Military Tale" (The Duel), and "A Pathetic Tale" (Il Conde). The publisher's catalog is printed at the end of the book.
Date: 1908
Creator: Joseph Conrad, 1857-1924
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[President Hurley's Time Capsule Address]

Description: Video recording of President Hurley's address to the future chancellor of the University of North Texas. This video footage was included in the UNT time capsule buried on campus in 1988 to commemorate the University's final name change from North Texas State University. The time capsule was opened on its scheduled date in 2015.
Date: 1988
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clip: Federal Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Part 2]

Description: Film of Judge Sarah T. Hughes as the first woman to preside over a federal district court in Texas. Includes a montage of scenes of the Judge presiding in court and being greeted by several prominent state and national politicians. Judge Hughes is presented with a gavel and personally congratulated by Vice President Johnson.
Date: October 5, 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clip: Federal Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Part 1]

Description: Film of Judge Sarah T. Hughes as the first woman to preside over a federal district court in Texas. Includes a montage of scenes of the Judge in her chambers, greeting other members of the court, and a brief interview about the judge's involvement with political campaigns.
Date: October 5, 1961
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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
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Item 5: World War I (3)

Description: This film is the 3rd 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 opens with radio operators working in the trenches, various scenes of battle planning, artillery firing, wounded soldiers being removed from a battlefield and the dead left behind. The film then moves to the American forces move toward Soissons, crossing the Marne, and taking Chateau Thierry. The American troops are seen eating, washing, getting haircuts, and welcoming more troops and supplies from ships from the United States. Footage shows the city of supplies at Gievres, an industrial cooking demonstration, and General Pershing writing commands. The film then moves into the opening of the Saint-Mihiel Offensive of 12 Sep 1918 with many artillery scenes, Renault tanks, soldiers cutting barbed wire at dawn, and troops running out of bunkers to fight. An airplane dogfight is captured on film from this battle, ending with the German pilot being shot down and taken prisoner. Troops are then shown digging in Howitzers, crossing enemy lines, surveying the German dead, helping wounded American troops off the field, resting, then going back the next day. In the German fortifications they find a dog used for sending messages. Troops are seen eating, feeding villagers, and marching German prisoners through the streets. The footage then moves to show the American and Australian troops marching through the Hindenburg line together. The footage ends showing the St. Quentin Canal Tunnel, and King Albert and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium watch the American troops marching.
Date: 1927
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Item 4A: Film Reel: Debutantes, Constance Owsley, 1947]

Description: Film of the Debutantes ball of 1947-48, held at the Idlewild Club of Dallas. The footage features young women in ball gowns being escorted around the room by men in tuxedos and dancing, as well as a still photo of the 7 debutantes and their escorts Constance Owsley is featured 7th in line at 05:40.
Date: 1947
Creator: Curry, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Item 5B: 1936-Leland-Judge Owsley; Leland-Chrystal Downs-Owsley (Judge O.) and Others 1937]

Description: Home movie footage of children riding horses; a party at a house on the coast; a parade in downtown Indianapolis featuring floats for the Raymond Springer gubernatorial campaign; women standing in front of rows of fruit jars; and people at the Highland Park train station in Illinois.
Date: [1936..1937]
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