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Hecho en Tejas: Texas-Mexican Folk Arts and Crafts

Description: Book about Texas and Mexican folk arts and crafts, including paper crafts, quilting, weaving, sculpture, yard art, saddle-making, and other folk crafts. The index begins on page 349.
Date: 1991
Creator: Graham, Joe S.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

Folk Art in Texas

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about popular folk art of Texas, including basket weaving, hat-making, yard art, sculptures, murals, cemetery art, quilt-making, tattoo art, and other miscellaneous folk art. The index begins on page 198.
Date: 1985
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

T for Texas: a State Full of Folklore

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas, including information about crafts, stories about vampires, stories about peyote ceremonies, prison folklore, folk songs, and other miscellaneous folk tales.
Date: 1982
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

[Letter from Birdie McGee to Linnet Moore, December 8, 1892]

Description: Letter to Linnet Moore in which the writer, Birdie McGee, states that everyone is well. Her school is out because the teacher's mother is so ill that school was dismissed entirely. She has since heard that the mother died. She has started a quilt. She thinks Clemmie Albright looks better in a corset and wants one too.
Date: December 8, 1892
Creator: McGee, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Moore, October 29 - November 1, 1897]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore to his wife Mary in which he writes about a trip Linnet is making to a fair. He also writes about picking cotton; what he has to eat; the pear crop; and requests information on family and friends. He writes about the building project he in involved in. Linnet reports on the fair she attended. She had fun, but the fair was "a poor thing." He said Linnet's trip cost $2.30. He lists who was at the fair and what they did. He discusses the rain and its effect on different crops. He states that there were four new cases of yellow fever at Memphis. He lists the activities and chores performed by Linnet. He updates Mary on the people he has seen and heard from.
Date: October 29, 1897
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Lillian Griffin to Mary Moore, April 24, 1904]

Description: Letter from Lillian Griffin to Mary Moore in which she lists the members of the family and if they are well or not; the types and numbers of the farm animals; and her family's pets. She says her father was kicked in the knee by a horse.
Date: April 24, 1904
Creator: Griffin, Lillian
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Linnet Moore, March 14, 1900]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to his daughter, Linnet Moore, in which he writes her about the daily activities of his and Mary's household. Charles gives the news of the farm and the activities of their friends and family. The picture man came and he now has a picture of Henry that is first rate. He ends the letter by saying that "if the big ships come to Galveston go to see them."
Date: March 15, 1900
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie and Birdie McGee to Mary, Linnet, and Charles B. Moore, May 10, 1891]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore in which she updates them on the health of family members, the weather, and the crops. She informs them that Ethel Campbell has died. Birdie writes to Linnet that her grandmother's feet hurt; her visit with Charlie Hoffman and his baby Altie B.; the dress she wore to a show; and her work on her quilt.
Date: May 10, 1891
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary Ann Dodd Moore, May 27, 1876]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to her sister, Mary Ann Dodd Moore discussing neighbors and friends, gardening, quilt making, dress making, purchase of new mules, sale of a calf and the possibility of moving to Texas.
Date: May 27, 1876
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Viola Treece quilting]

Description: Photograph of Viola Treece, wearing glasses, quilting. In the image, Treece is seated facing an unidentified woman while they sew small quilt patterns.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mamma and Aunt Nora quilting]

Description: Photograph of Iris Clark and Aunt Nora Treece quilting together. In the image, Clark and Treece are sitting next to each other with an unidentified girl creating a quilt that is being suspended in the air for an easier stitch routine.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Aunt Nora Treece and Joanna Wright quilting]

Description: Photograph of Aunt Nora Treece and Joanna Wright quilting. In the image, the woman are standing side-by-side sewing at the edge of a patterned quilt, a bed sits right behind them.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles B. Moore, March 1, 1891]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mary and Charles Moore in which she wrote about the health of her family and the cold weather. She describes Alice McGee's wedding including the food that was served and some of the presents. She also wrote about the visits between family and friends since her last letter. She requests blue dye as the indigo she has turns the cloth "black." Will Dodd adds a note at the end of the letter. On a separate sheet of paper Birdie McGee wrote about working on two quilts, not wanting to make her bed, visiting family and friends, and accidentally breaking four eggs.
Date: March 1, 1891
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Birdie
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections