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[Pi Phi Pi Dance in 1942]

Description: Photograph of the Pi Phi Pi Fraternity dance. In the image couples are dancing in formal clothing. A sign in the background reads "πΦπ Welcome Exes" with various decorations a long the walls.
Date: 1942
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Sadie Hawkins Day]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the events of Sadie Hawkins day at Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth.
Date: October 18, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sampling the Molasses]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Stir-off party goers sample the molasses with sop sticks. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Collection at the University of North Texas Special Collections Library. Specifically in a Detroit news pictorial article published December 13, 1942 titles "stir-off party" where mountaineers make molasses and merriment. Also in life magazine published November 13, 1950 [page 156] titled “Stir-off Time in Tennessee, Fun Starts in Hills as Molasses Boils.’ Also in the library is the NBC Today Show story on Joe Clark HBSS by Bob Dotson. It features Joe Clark returning to Cumberland Gap Tennessee to photograph a molasses stir off taking place in the same location as some of these photographs and attended by some of the same people in the early 1980s. Let me briefly set the scene of the time and era that these photos were made. World War II was raging. Television did not exist. Radio reception sporadic in this mountain country. School was held only three months a year mostly during the winter months. Most news of the changes in the outside world was learned, they say, “By looking at pictures in the Sears catalogs.” They farmed steep and rolling hillsides of very poor land. In most of America, to help in the war effort, the rationing of food and other essentials was prevalent. Very few of these Tennessee mountaineers and hill folk had homes with electricity. None with indoor plumbing. Water came from ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Dance]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Cattle Raisers Roundup, a dance held by the Texas Cattlemen, during their 79th annual meeting at the Texas hotel in Fort Worth.
Date: March 12, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Miss Jessie Acker and female student at social event at North Texas State College]

Description: Photograph of Miss Jessie Acker, professor of home economics (on right), and a female student (on left) at a formal dance or social event at North Texas State College. The two women are seated on a lounge couch or sofa in the corner of a room, near a window with closed blinds. The female student is wearing a formal dance dress with a corsage.
Date: 195u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections