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Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Albin, May 30, 1969

Description: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Albin, who have been resident farmers in the town of Taft, Texas for a number of years. In the interview, the Albin's describe their observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around the rural town. They also talk about when they first moved to Taft in 1910, and what agrarian life was like until the 1930's. The Albin's discuss Mexican-Anglo relations in the community as well as the rise and impacts of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Date: May 30, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Albin, J. W.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Alla Clary, August 12, 1969

Description: Interview with Alla Clary, former secretary to Representative Sam Rayburn, from McKinney, Texas. In the interview, Miss Clary discusses her personal experiences and recollections from her many years of service in the office of Congressman Rayburn in Washington D.C.
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Date: August 12, 1969
Creator: Kamp, H. W. & Clary, Alla
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, May 28, 1969

Description: Interview with Mrs. Walter Sparks, a homemaker and long-time resident of the town of Portland, Texas. In the interview, Mrs. Sparks describes her early life when she first came to Portland with her parents. She also discusses what it was like to live an agrarian lifestyle in the small community. Mrs. Sparks shares her observations on land speculation, settlement, and development around Sinton and Portland throughout the years.
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Date: May 28, 1969
Creator: Stephens, A. Ray & Sparks, Walter
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Folk Travelers: Ballads, Tales and Talk

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including traveling anecdotes, folk ballads, folklore in natural history, as well as information about black and white magic, Western animals, and cattle brands. The index begins on page 259.
Date: 1953
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Partner: UNT Press

[NTSN Students at a Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Photograph of NTSN posing in front of the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas. In the image the group poses with banners of the university wearing suits and hats. A beggar boy wearing one shoe is watching and standing close to the group. The open entrance doors to the Cathedral is behind the group and two signs providing information about the church services, both in English and Spanish, are hanging on either side. Another set of doors are closed to the Cathedral in the far left of the frame and a metal fence separates the group from the entrance.
Date: unknown
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Middlesboro railroad station]

Description: Photograph of people walking at the railroad station in Middlesboro, Kentucky. In the image, a man holds a little boys hand as they walk down a paved sidewalk where other people stand around waiting for the train.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Railroad station at Middlesboro]

Description: Photograph of people boarding the train in Middlesboro, Kentucky. In the image, there is a line of people boarding the train, one woman is holding the hand of a man through the window, and a family of four stands closest to the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Clipping, 1898]

Description: Two newspaper clippings from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The first clipping, dated August 24, 1898, details the trip Moore took to Colorado. Moore describes his experiences on the train to his destination and in Colorado Springs, Manitou, and Pike's Peak. The second clipping, dated September 2, 1898, details the experiences Moore had traveling in Colorado. In this clipping, Moore describes the latter part of his travels to Grand Junction, Pueblo, and the Royal Gorge. He also notes the travel plans of his companions. At the close of his reminiscence, he states that he will be traveling home in a few days time.
Date: 1898
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to Jennie Kennard, June 6, 1862]

Description: Letter from David S. Kennard, to his sister Jennie updating her on his current living situation. He describes how often he has been traveling, and he also mentions how he is in need of a wagon. He tells her about a skirmish that resulted in the death of 200 Yankees. He also promises to send her needles if he finds the correct size.
Date: June 6, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard, September 10, 1862]

Description: Letter written by David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard discussing his reception of two of her letters. He details that he has had a "long spell of sickness" which has delayed his response to her correspondence. He discusses updates of acquaintances and mentions to his mother that he has had a photograph taken of himself. He lets her know he will mail it to Jennie on the day he wrote this letter.He closes the letter detailing to his mother that he has nothing more to write and that he would remain affectionately hers.
Date: September 10, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Hamilton K. Redway to Loriette Redway, November 15, 1865]

Description: A letter from Hamilton K. Redway in Washington D.C. to his wife, Loriette Redway, on November 15, 1865. The letter is regarding Redway's forthcoming military assignment. Redway tells his wife that he expects to be sent to Texas with the 1st Regiment U.S. Colored Cavalry. Redway asks Loriette to send several personal items to him as soon as possible in care of the Adams Express Company. Also included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was sent. The envelope, postmarked November 15, is addressed to Mrs. H. K. Redway in Mannsvwille, New York.
Date: November 15, 1865
Creator: Redway, Hamilton K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 6, 1859]

Description: Letter is from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: sending Kate off to school in Nashville,Maud's feelings about her children growing up, receiving Mary Tate's letter from White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, a dialogue about her stolen chickens,a conversation about Sallie starting school with Miss Hunt as her teacher and information about Jimmie and Willie's schooling, news about the weather,news about 'Aunt Mag' and her trip to Austin,a discussion about receiving no information on Wallace and his safe arrival,a dialogue about 'the babies dress and bonnets', and town news from Bolivar.
Date: September 6, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Hamilton K. Redway to Loriette Redway, July 11, 1867]

Description: A letter from Hamilton K. Redway in Washington D.C. to his wife, Loriette Redway, on July 11, 1867. In the letter, Hamilton Redway informs Loriette of his plan to make arrangements to bring his family to live in Washington. Redway responds to a supposed request by his wife in a previous letter by mentioning that he does not think it is a good idea for Chittenden to come to Washington to spend the winter, and that he does not want to sell their property in New York.
Date: July 11, 1867
Creator: Redway, Hamilton K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]

Description: Transcript of a Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion about Mag which details her travels and her request to live with Maud for the remainder of her pregnancy; news about Anne and Eliza's health; a discussion about Maud trying to sell her horse in order to buy Sallie from David if Neely does not buy her; a dialogue about the possibility of a trip to Texas with Clara Bills which depends on McNeal's decision to make his way to Texas from 'Orleans'; Maud's concerns about traveling and leaving Kate and Sallie; news about the fair in Bolivar; an update on family and friends; and news about the health of family and friends.
Date: October 8, 1859
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 6, 1859]

Description: Transcript of a letter is from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: sending Kate off to school in Nashville,Maud's feelings about her children growing up, receiving Mary Tate's letter from White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, a dialogue about her stolen chickens,a conversation about Sallie starting school with Miss Hunt as her teacher and information about Jimmie and Willie's schooling, news about the weather,news about 'Aunt Mag' and her trip to Austin,a discussion about receiving no information on Wallace and his safe arrival,a dialogue about 'the babies dress and bonnets', and town news from Bolivar.
Date: September 6, 1859
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Personal notes, undated]

Description: The following document includes personal notes from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The notes detail a visit to family and friends in Tennessee. The document goes on to discuss the President of Oak Cliff school, a representative from the Houston Post, and agriculture. It mentions that it rained much of the time during a trip to Memphis from Nashville. The document is undated.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Personal notes, July 17]

Description: The following document includes personal notes from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The notes detail agriculture and travel to Tennessee. Moore lists travel expenses on the back of the page. The document is dated July 17 in an unspecified year.
Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from S. H. Thornhill to Linnet Moore, June 6, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by S. H. Thornhill to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Thornhill discusses establishing a line of communication with Linnet through correspondences. He states that he had hoped to hear from Linnet after she left Waxahachie, but understands that her studies took priority of writing letter. Now that school is out, he mentions, it is about time she write him a few lines. He details that all the family is well, urges Linnet to visit again, and notes that he accompanies Frank to visit his girl, Miss Lottie, and is courting her sister who he describes is the prettier of the two. He informs her of the weather at present for the summer season, closes the letter by noting that he will write a better letter next time,and sends love to all his kin. He hand writes an aside on top which notes that he will be unable to visit her due to his employment and the approaching cotton harvest. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 6, 1899
Creator: Thornhill, S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, June 18, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Lula informs Linnet of the goings-on in Chambersville, TX. The news includes: a confirmation of receiving a note from Linnet written by Mary Ann, a discussion about her trips to Georgetown and Austin, details about her visit to Austin, an update on her eyes and the treatment she received from an oculist, news from her community when she got home from Austin, and a discussion about the camping trip she and her friends will go on to the river. She closes the letter by noting that she hopes Linnet will write as soon as she can and sends her best regards to the Moore family. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: June 18, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, February 20-23, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore. The letter begins on Monday night February 20, 1899 and continue until Lula's last letter which was written on Thursday night February 23, 1899. She also has written a brief letter on Friday before she has mailed the letter. In this letter, Lula details for Linnet the goings-on in Burnet, Texas. Lula expresses her sincere longing for Linnet who has left home to go on a trip to Colorado with her father, Charles B. Moore. She updates Linnet on the latest news which includes daily events, friends who are planning trips,details about her own trip to Llano, a dialogue about a green waist she is making, and a discussion about possibly accompanying Aunt Mattie to Colorado to meet Linnet. She notes that she understands why Linnet was so ill with headaches and pains because she has slept on Linnet's side of the bed when the latest "norther" passed through Burnet and the draft made it impossible to sleep comfortably. She mentioned that she had to build the first fire since Linnet's departure. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 20, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, April 15-18, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet. In this letter, Lula details for Linnet the goings-on in Burnet, Texas. She discusses rainy weather they have been having, memories about Cuckle Burr Hill, updates about friends and their plans, sad news about a friend's death, and a dialogue about going riding with Flora. She details the prayer meeting they attended and how she accepted Jim's invitation to walk her home. She tells Linnet about her trip to Aunt Mat's and that is planning on visiting Linnet and staying for some time. She hopes that the two of them can go to Colorado together. Lula begins another letter the next night, Sunday April 16, 1899. In this letter, Lula continues to update Linnet on the goings-on in Burnet since Linnet's departure. She details what she did on that Sunday and also mentions past happenings with her family. She notes that she has made alterations to her sailor shirt, plans to go to Georgetown for Commencement,needs to make a cake for the Baptist supper, and discusses a conversation she and Jim had about Linnet. The remaining pages of the letter detail friends and town gossip. She closes this letter by noting that she must write to Mr. Taylor and hopes that Linnet has a goodnight. In a letter, written on Tuesday April 18, 1899, Lulu details the events which occurred Monday and they include: baking for the Baptist dinner, going to the depot to welcome the soldiers home, and attending the Baptist dinner. She also notes that she has received her handkerchiefs and is thinking of going to Austin to purchase clothing. She mentions they have planted their garden and closes the letter, wishing Linnet a goodnight.
Date: April 15, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letters from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, April 23-26, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet Moore. In this letter, Lula informs Linnet of the goings-on in Burnet. She details her plans for the day which included going riding with Fannie Bentley, Sun Bowdoin, and Ed Sherrard. In her next letter, she briefly notes the days events and mentions that she has cleaned her room. She states that she will take this letter to the post office soon and cannot wait to see Linnet in September when she travels to Linnet's home for an extended visit. She closes the letter by expressing her hopes for a long letter from Linnet. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 23, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lula Dalton to Linnet Moore, April 28 - May 4, 1899]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Lula Dalton and is addressed to Linnet Moore. The letters are dated April 28, 1899 and May 1, 1899. In these first two letters, Lula informs Linnet of the goings-on in her community. The news includes: a discussion about her wrapper and hat, a dialogue about going riding with the White's and Lorena, and details about going to visit the Taylor family. She closes the letter by stating that she needs to read her lesson for the Club meeting and will tell her the remainder of the news soon. In Lula's next letter, dated May 3, 1899, she continues to detail the goings-on in her life and in the community. She discusses their trip to the Taylor's and notes their return trip was pleasant, notes that she stayed with Mrs. White that night because she was sick, and mentions the sewing projects she is working on at present. She closes the letter by stating that she has not yet received a letter from Linnet and hope she is not ill. Lula sends lots of love to Linnet and wishes her sweet dreams. She begins another letter on Thursday May, 4, 1899. In this brief letter, she notes that she has still not received word from Linnet and is feeling anxious about her well-being. She updates Linnet on her sewing projects and mentions that school will be out soon. She wishes that Linnet were there to go to the commencement with her. She closes the letter by sending lots of love and hopes to hear from Linnet soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: April 28, 1899
Creator: Dalton, Lula
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections