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Hostess dress

Description: Hostess dress of gray, aqua and pink Pucci-style printed silk surah in abstract swirl and circle design. Fabric has "Bessi" signature in fabric design. Flared, maxi length princess-line seaming with high rounded neckline. Bracelet length, set-in sleeves with a box pleated shaping tuck between the elbow and wrist. Center back zipper closure with hook & eye at the neckline. Fully lined in pink silk jacquard with the designer's name. Designer's label: Bessi / Firenze Italia Retailer's label: Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in / Italy Fabric/Care label below retailer's label: To be dry cleaned / 100% pure silk / Made in Italy Size tag below fabric/care label: 16
Date: 1970
Creator: Bessi, Averado
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Jacket

Description: Jacket of blue/gray wool. Straight cut with princess seams. Long sleeves, wide convertible collar. Patch pockets at front hips with double row of topstitching. Hand finished blind flat fell seams. Designer label: André Laug / Piazza di Spagna 81 / Roma Retailer label: Martha / Palm Beach / New York Bal Harbour B) Tie belt of matching fabric; 1/2" wide.
Date: 1970/1985
Creator: Laug, André
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Suede top

Description: Woman's top of red perforated dot suede. Styled with wide round neckline with center front slit closure by three clear plastic snaps; turned-down corners. Long tapered kimono style sleeves. Center front and center back seams. Drawstring waistline with red suede tie. Unlined. Length: 21" (54.6cm) Designer label: Beged-Or Italia / Made in Italy Size "4" tag
Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Beged-Or, Leslie Fulop
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Shorts ensemble

Description: Shorts ensemble of rust red suede. A) Top. Long length with slight flare. Styled with band collar and center front closure of with five red plastic buttons with bound buttonholes. Elbow length batwing kimono style sleeves gathered to one button cuffs. Center back seam. Unlined. Total length: 27 5/8" (70.1cm) Designer label: Beged-Or Italia / Made in Italy Size "8" tag. B) Shorts. Very full cut legs gathered/pleated to fitted waistband. Unfinished ends of cut suede. Continental pockets at front sides. Fly with plastic zipper closure and one snap at waistband. Lined with red satin synthetic. Inseam: 6" (17.1cm). Designer label: Beged-Or Italia / Made in Italy
Date: 1980/1984
Creator: Beged-Or, Leslie Fulop
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Skirt ensemble

Description: Two-piece skirt ensemble of light brown tone, orange, brown and rust suede printed in floral motif. a) Vest. Straight style; hip length. Ruffled cap sleeves. Patch pocket at front left with ruffled top and floral appliqué . Edges trimmed in narrow strips of applied suede in tan, gold and taupe. Unlined. Designer label: Roberto Cavalli b) Matching skirt. Constructed with rectangular panels around hips and gored panels on slightly flaring skirt. Left side zipper.
Date: 1975/1980
Creator: Cavalli, Roberto
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Blouse

Description: A) Blouse of cream jersey wool knit. Waist length; low mandarin collar/neckline. Center front placket opening with six circular cream buttons. Short sleeves with banded cuffs matching neckline. Unlined. Designer's label : Gino Pavli / Made in Italy - 100% Wool Size: 16
Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Pavli, Gino
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Day dress

Description: Dress of silk jersey knit in green and blue "Pucci-inspired" abstract print with Bessi signature in print. Long sleeves; mid-length; rounded neckline. Inserted waist band; band at neckline and hem match waist. Center back zipper. Unlined. Retailer's label: Expressly / for / Lou Lattimore / Made in Italy Fabric/care/size label: "Commercial dry clean only / Do not use chlorinated solvents / 100% pure silk made in Italy / 10".
Date: 1955/1965
Creator: Bessi, Averado
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Velveteen jacket

Description: Jacket/coat of navy blue cotton velveteen. Single breasted with signature gold tone belted "R" logo buttons. Long suit sleeves with peaked half cuffs and logo button. Notched lapel. Faux patch pocket at left breast and right hip with logo buttons; slit side seam pockets. Lined in navy acetate/viscose. Designer's label: Roberta / di / Camerino
Date: 1978
Creator: Roberta di Camerino
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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[Typed version: Letter from Carolyn R. Itri to Private Nicholas C. Soviero, August 9th, 1944]

Description: Typed version: A love letter from Carolyn R. Itri to her future husband, Nicholas C. Soviero. The letter opens with Carolyn thanking Nicolas for a mystery textile that he sent home to her as a gift and how she wishes she could have seen the places that he is sending her the gifts from with him. She goes on to tell him about visiting friends and how it reminded her of when she saw him last. Written August 9th and Posted August 11th.
Date: August 9, 1944
Creator: Itri, Carolyn R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Letter from Carolyn R. Itri to Private Nicholas C. Soviero, August 9th, 1944]

Description: A love letter from Carolyn R. Itri to her future husband, Nicholas C. Soviero. The letter opens with Carolyn thanking Nicolas for a mystery textile that he sent home to her as a gift and how she wishes she could have seen the places that he is sending her the gifts from with him. She goes on to tell him about visiting friends and how it reminded her of when she saw him last. Written August 9th and Posted August 11th.
Date: August 9, 1944
Creator: Itri, Carolyn R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Typed version: Letter from Letter from Carolyn R. Itri to Nicholas C. Soviero, July 3, 1944]

Description: Typed version: A love letter from Carolyn R. Itri to her future husband, Nicholas C. Soviero. The letter reads, "My darling sweetheart, Well, I got three letters from you today". The letter continues with questions on how he likes Italy, an Italian family he visited, the weather surrounding the fourth of July, sleeping habits and how she cant wait to learn them and be warm in bed, and lastly details about photo negatives and family activities. The letter closes "Please take care of yourself & again I repeat. Please don't take any unnecessary risks... I love you, Carolyn" Written July 3rd and posted July 4th.
Date: July 3, 1944
Creator: Itri, Carolyn R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Letter from Letter from Carolyn R. Itri to Nicholas C. Soviero, July 3, 1944]

Description: A love letter from Carolyn R. Itri to her future husband, Nicholas C. Soviero. The letter reads, "My darling sweetheart, Well, I got three letters from you today". The letter continues with questions on how he likes Italy, an Italian family he visited, the weather surrounding the fourth of July, sleeping habits and how she cant wait to learn them and be warm in bed, and lastly details about photo negatives and family activities. The letter closes "Please take care of yourself & again I repeat. Please don't take any unnecessary risks... I love you, Carolyn" Written July 3rd and posted July 4th.
Date: July 3, 1944
Creator: Itri, Carolyn R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Straw hat

Description: Picture hat of coiled braided straw. The 4" high domed crown is encircled at the base by a pale purple/lilac grosgrain ribbon hatband with artificial violets at back with four-lobed bow and trailing ribbons. The 5 3/4" wide brim is slightly floppy, curving downwards. Unlined; headband of off-white grosgrain ribbon. Designer's label: "from my / Private Collection / Frank Olive" Origin label inside crown: "Made in Italy"
Date: 1980/1989
Creator: Olive, Frank
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Sweater

Description: Man's sweater of blue, green, black, and tan wool/nylon/mohair blend weave in a one inch zigzag (flame) pattern. Banded collar, cuffs, and waistband in tan and black.
Date: 1985/1989
Creator: Missoni
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cardigan

Description: Man's cardigan sweater of red, blue, black, and green wool/mohair/nylon blend plaid weave. Center front closure of six buttons. Blue band at opening, neck, cuffs, and waist. Two blue ribbed welt pockets at front. Designer's label: Missoni / Uomo / Made in Italy
Date: 1985/1989
Creator: Missoni
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Zig-zag knit sweater

Description: Man's pullover sweater of blue, red, yellow, and green cotton/linen/nylon blend in a zigzag pattern. Ribbed neck, sleeve cuffs and hem have a stripe pattern in matching colors. Combined designer/retailer label: Missoni / for / Neiman-Marcus
Date: 1985/1989
Creator: Missoni
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Zig-zag knit sweater

Description: Man's pullover sweater of variant cotton/nylon blend weave in a horizontal zigzag pattern. Long sleeves. Crew neckline and ribbed cuffs and waistband in matching line pattern.
Date: 1985/1989
Creator: Missoni
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Mohair cardigan

Description: Man's cardigan sweater of mohair/nylon blend in blue, black, and brown stripes. V-neck; center front closure of five buttons. Vertical stripes of black; two front patch pockets. Ribbed waist band and cuffs in black. Designer's label: Missoni / for / Neiman-Marcus / Made in Italy
Date: 1985/1989
Creator: Missoni
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance, as Called for by Senate Resolution of December 8, 1882. Volume 5

Description: List of men receiving military pensions following the U.S. Civil War, organized by state and county. It includes the certificate number, name, address, reason for pension, monthly amount, and date initiated for each person. This final volume includes men living abroad who have U.S. pensions.
Date: 1883
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tiered dress

Description: Evening dress of peach satin. Full length, slightly trained. Off-the-shoulder with cape neckline and 16" tier at waistline. Skirt lined in self. Left side zipper closure. Designer label: ER / Enzo Russo / Roma Retailer label: Expressly for / Lou Lattimore / Made in Italy
Date: 1975/1979
Creator: Russo, Enzo
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Coat

Description: Coat of navy blue wool. Rolled notched collar; long suit sleeves. Single breasted with closure of four gold buttons formed as coiled chains and bound buttonholes. Two breast darts; two side pleats made with vertical darts and matching gold buttons which conceal pockets. Back has two side pleats and two buttons. Lined in blue silk.
Date: 1960/1969
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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[News Script: News summaries]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating several news stories. US and Vietnam diplomats met outside of Paris, three British soldiers died in Belfast, the Libyan government closed its borders, and George Shultz was expected to announce a tax package.
Date: April 30, 1973, 6:30 a.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Nixon]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Richard Nixon and his family traveling to Europe.
Date: April 15, 1973
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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