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Oral History Interview with Estelle Adams, July 5, 2014

Description: Interview with Estelle Adams discussing her life growing up in Wheelock, Texas as well as her grandparents who left Georgia and other extended family members. She also talks about her experiences teaching in various Texas towns, including a segregated school in Bryan, Texas and being transferred to a school in Dallas, Texas during integration.
Date: July 5, 2014
Creator: Smith, Tiffany & Adams, Estelle Mitchell
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

The 56th Evac Hospital: Letters of a WWII Army Doctor

Description: A collection of letters by army Dr. L. D. Collins from his tour of duty in World War II with the 56th Evacuation Hospital, chronicling his experiences and general history of WWII. He includes letters from his time stationed in Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, and Anzio Beach.
Date: 1995
Creator: Collins, Lawrence D.
Partner: UNT Press

The Good Investment

Description: Booklet entitled "The Good Investment" that informs potential investors about the opportunity of investing in the University of Dallas.
Date: 197u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

An Artist at War: The Journal of John Gaitha Browning

Description: An edited version of artist John Gaitha Browning's personal journal from his time in the United States Army during World War II, specifically two years in the South Pacific. The book includes typewritten journal entries, reformatted journal entries, some of his illustrations, photographs, letters he wrote, and maps of where he was stationed. Includes an epilogue about Browning's life after the final entry. Index starts on page 325.
Date: 1994
Creator: Toliver, Oleta Stewart
Partner: UNT Press

[Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution (TXSSAR) Membership Records: 881-996]

Description: Compiled membership records for the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution from April 1, 1951 through March 31, 1953 (member numbers 881 through 996). The materials include original applications and supporting documentation that accompanied the paperwork.
Date: 1951-04-01/1953-03-31
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution (TXSSAR) Membership Records: 416-482]

Description: Compiled membership records for the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution from August 6, 1935 through April 1, 1938 (member numbers 416 through 482). The materials include original applications and supporting documentation that accompanied the paperwork.
Date: 1935-08-06/1938-04-01
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution (TXSSAR) Membership Records: 314-415]

Description: Compiled membership records for the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution from November 26, 1928 through March 23, 1935 (member numbers 314 through 415 The materials include original applications and supporting documentation that accompanied the paperwork.
Date: 1928-11-26/1935-03-23
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution (TXSSAR) Membership Records: 148-232]

Description: Compiled membership records for the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution from April 1, 1917 through April 1, 1925 (member numbers 148 through 232 The materials include original applications and supporting documentation that accompanied the paperwork.
Date: 1917-04-01/1925-04-01
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution (TXSSAR) Membership Records: 233-313]

Description: Compiled membership records for the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution from April 1, 1925 through June 30, 1927 (member numbers 233 through 313 The materials include original applications and supporting documentation that accompanied the paperwork.
Date: 1925-04-01/1927-06-30
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution (TXSSAR) Membership Records: 1-147]

Description: Compiled membership records for the Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution from July 1896 through April 1917 (member numbers 1 through 147). The materials include original applications and supporting documentation that accompanied the paperwork.
Date: 1896-07/1917-04
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Beulah Harriss scrapbook]

Description: Scrapbook of photographs belonging to Beulah Harriss, a 1914 graduate of the University of Nebraska, who came to Denton to teach at the North Texas State Normal College. She was the first woman to be hired into the athletics department of the school, coaching women's basketball among other sports. Harriss also organized the first Denton Girl Scouts troop in 1919, founded the Green Jackets Club in 1926, and was one of 13 professors from North Texas State Teachers College who started the Denton County Teachers Federal Credit Union (DATCU) in 1936. The scrapbook contains 11 loose photos which have been scanned and ordered after the pages of the book. More information about the contents of the photographs can be found in the finding aid for the Historical Collection, found at http://findingaids.library.unt.edu/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=779.
Date: 19uu
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

More Than A Uniform: A Navy Woman in a Navy Man's World

Description: An autobiographical account by Captain Winifred Quick Collins of her early life, the integration of women into the United States Navy, her Navy career, and her accomplishments in the service. The book focuses on Captain Collins's experience as a woman in a predominantly male division of the US military, as well as the history of women in the Navy. Includes a forward Arleigh Burke
Date: 1997
Creator: Collins, Winifred Quick & Levine, Herbert M.
Partner: UNT Press

My Remembers: A Black Sharecropper's Recollections of the Depression

Description: Eddie Stimpson Jr.'s personal memoirs from his childhood. He recalls sharecropping life, the ways he and his family got by financially, his faith, African-American culture at the time, and The Great Depression. Includes photographs and illustrations to accompany the story. Index starts on page 163.
Date: 1996
Creator: Stimpson, Eddie, Jr.
Partner: UNT Press

Crossing the Pond: The Native American Effort in World War II

Description: A non-fiction book about Native Americans serving in the military during World War II, as well as Native American efforts on the home-front. The book also chronicles attempts by Nazi propagandists to exploit Native Americans for the Third Reich, and the postwar experiences of Native Americans. Includes photographs of Native American civilians and military personnel. Index starts on page 219.
Date: 1999
Creator: Franco, Jere' Bishop
Partner: UNT Press

[Melissa Ybarra Scrapbook]

Description: Scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper articles, mementos, and various pieces of personal history detailing the life of Melissa Ybarra. Ybarra was an undergraduate student at the University of North Texas. She was involved as the President of the Hispanic Students in Higher Education (HSHE), formerly known as the Mexican American American Student Organization (MASO). The articles are in a loose chronological order delineating Melissa Ybarra at celebrations, in student organization at the University of North Texas, and graduation photographs.
Date: 1968-05-06/1989~
Creator: Ybarra, Melissa
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Texan identities: moving beyond myth, memory, and fallacy in Texas history

Description: Texan Identities rests on the assumption that Texas has distinctive identities that define “what it means to be Texan,” and that these identities flow from myth and memory. What constitutes a Texas identity and how may such change over time? What myths, memories, and fallacies contribute to making a Texas identity? Are all the myths and memories that define Texas identity true or are some of them fallacious? Is there more than one Texas identity? The discussion begins with the idealized narrative and icons revolving around the Texas Revolution, most especially the Alamo. The Texas Rangers in myth and memory are also explored. Other essays expand on traditional and increasingly outdated interpretations of the Anglo-American myth of Texas by considering little known roles played by women, racial minorities, and specific stereotypes such as the cattleman. The contents include: Texan identities / Light Townsend Cummins and Mary L. Scheer -- Line in the sand, lines on the soul / Stephen L. Hardin -- Unequal citizens / Mary L. Scheer -- The Texas Rangers in myth and memory / Jody Edward Ginn -- On becoming Texans / Kay Goldman -- Ethel Tunstall Drought / Light Townsend Cummins -- W. W. Jones of South Texas / Patrick Cox -- Delgado v. Bastrop / Gene B. Preuss.
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Date: September 2016
Creator: Cummins, Light Townsend & Scheer, Mary L.
Partner: UNT Press

Women in Civil War Texas: Diversity and Dissidence in the Trans-Mississippi

Description: Women in Civil War Texas is the first book dedicated to the unique experiences of Texas women during this time. It connects Texas women’s lives to southern women’s history and shares the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during the Civil War. Contributors explore Texas women and their vocal support for secession, coping with their husbands’ wartime absences, the importance of letter-writing, and how pro-Union sentiment caused serious difficulties for women. They also analyze the effects of ethnicity, focusing on African American, German, and Tejana women’s experiences. Finally, two essays examine the problem of refugee women in east Texas and the dangers facing western frontier women. The contents include: "Everyone has the war fever" / Vicki Betts -- Caroline Sedberry, politician's wife / Dorothy Ewing -- He said, she said / Beverly Rowe -- Finding joy through hard times / Brittany Bounds -- Black Texas women and the freedom war / Bruce A. Glasrud -- Black women and Supreme Court decisions during the Civil War era / Linda S. Hudson -- Mexican-Texan women in the Civil War / Jerry Thompson and Elizabeth Mata -- Courage on a Texas frontier / Judith Dykes-Hoffman -- "In favor of our fathers' country and government" / Rebecca Sharpless -- "They call us all renegades in Tyler" / Candice N. Shockley -- Not your typical Southern belles / Deborah M. Liles.
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Date: October 2016
Creator: Liles, Deborah M. & Boswell, Angela
Partner: UNT Press

Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo

Description: Convict Cowboys is the first book on the nation’s first prison rodeo, which ran from 1931 to 1986. At its apogee the Texas Prison Rodeo drew 30,000 spectators on October Sundays. Mitchel P. Roth portrays the Texas Prison Rodeo against a backdrop of Texas history, covering the history of rodeo, the prison system, and convict leasing, as well as important figures in Texas penology including Marshall Lee Simmons, O.B. Ellis, and George J. Beto, and the changing prison demimonde. Over the years the rodeo arena not only boasted death-defying entertainment that would make professional cowboys think twice, but featured a virtual who’s who of American popular culture. Readers will be treated to stories about numerous American and Texas folk heroes, including Western film stars ranging from Tom Mix to John Wayne, and music legends such as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Through extensive archival research Roth introduces readers to the convict cowboys in both the rodeo arena and behind prison walls, giving voice to a legion of previously forgotten inmate cowboys who risked life and limb for a few dollars and the applause of free-world crowds. The contents include: Texas prisons: a pattern of neglect -- A cowboy's a man with guts and a hoss -- The Simmons years (1930-1935) -- The only show of its kind in the United States (1936-1939) -- The war years (1940-1946) -- A sad state of affairs (1947-1949) -- The West as it ought to have been (1950-1953) -- Outlaw vs. outlaw (1954-1959) -- The fund just appeared footloose and fancy free (1954-1960) -- The Texas Prison.
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Date: July 2016
Creator: Roth, Mitchel P.
Partner: UNT Press

Rounded Up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man

Description: Frank Reaugh (1860–1945; pronounced “Ray”) was called “the Dean of Texas artists” for good reason. His pastels documented the wide-open spaces of the West as they were vanishing in the late nineteenth century, and his plein air techniques influenced generations of artists. His students include a “Who’s Who” of twentieth-century Texas painters: Alexandre Hogue, Reveau Bassett, and Lucretia Coke, among others. He was an advocate of painting by observation, and encouraged his students to do the same by organizing legendary sketch trips to West Texas. Reaugh also earned the title of Renaissance man by inventing a portable easel that allowed him to paint in high winds, and developing a formula for pastels, which he marketed. A founder of the Dallas Art Society, which became the Dallas Museum of Art, Reaugh was central to Dallas and Oak Cliff artistic circles for many years until infighting and politics drove him out of fashion. He died isolated and poor in 1945. The last decade has seen a resurgence of interest in Reaugh, through gallery shows, exhibitions, and a recent documentary. Despite his importance and this growing public profile, however, Rounded Up in Glory is the first full-length biography. Michael Grauer argues for Reaugh’s importance as more than just a “longhorn painter.” Reaugh’s works and far-reaching imagination earned him a prominent place in the Texas art pantheon.
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Date: August 2016
Creator: Grauer, Michael
Partner: UNT Press

Whiskey River Ranger: The Old West Life of Baz Outlaw

Description: Captain Frank Jones, a famed nineteenth-century Texas Ranger, said of his company’s top sergeant, Baz Outlaw (1854-1894), “A man of unusual courage and coolness and in a close place is worth two or three ordinary men.” Another old-time Texas Ranger declared that Baz Outlaw “was one of the worst and most dangerous” because “he never knew what fear was.” But not all thought so highly of him. In Whiskey River Ranger, Bob Alexander tells for the first time the full story of this troubled Texas Ranger and his losing battle with alcoholism. In his career Baz Outlaw wore a badge as a Texas Ranger and also as a Deputy U.S. Marshal. He could be a fearless and crackerjack lawman, as well as an unmanageable manic. Although Baz Outlaw’s badge-wearing career was sometimes heroically creditable, at other times his self-induced nightmarish imbroglios teased and tested Texas Ranger management’s resoluteness. Baz Outlaw’s true-life story is jam-packed with fellows owning well-known names, including Texas Rangers, city marshals, sheriffs, and steely-eyed mean-spirited miscreants. Baz Outlaw’s tale is complete with horseback chases, explosive train robberies, vigilante justice (or injustice), nighttime ambushes and bushwhacking, and episodes of scorching six-shooter finality. Baz met his end in a brothel brawl at the hands of John Selman, the same gunfighter who killed John Wesley Hardin.
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Date: April 2016
Creator: Alexander, Bob
Partner: UNT Press