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Description: Sheer ivory silk asymmetrical tank dress in bias cut slip dress style with V-neck and self-fabric spaghetti straps. Front is mid-thigh length, back is train length split into tails with side openings to access pockets underneath. Dress is constructed of pieced ivory fabrics including silk crepe, silk georgette, silk habotai and lace; georgette hem is left raw. Designer's label: "Haider Ackermann"
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: Ackermann, Haider
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Riding Lucifer's Line: Ranger Deaths Along the Texas-mexico Border

Description: The Texas-Mexico border is trouble. Haphazardly splashing across the meandering Rio Grande into Mexico is—or at least can be—risky business, hazardous to one’s health and well-being. Kirby W. Dendy, the Chief of Texas Rangers, corroborates the sobering reality: “As their predecessors for over one hundred forty years before them did, today’s Texas Rangers continue to battle violence and transnational criminals along the Texas-Mexico border.” In Riding Lucifer’s Line, Bob Alexander, in his characteristic storytelling style, surveys the personal tragedies of twenty-five Texas Rangers who made the ultimate sacrifice as they scouted and enforced laws throughout borderland counties adjacent to the Rio Grande. The timeframe commences in 1874 with formation of the Frontier Battalion, which is when the Texas Rangers were actually institutionalized as a law enforcing entity, and concludes with the last known Texas Ranger death along the border in 1921. Alexander also discusses the transition of the Rangers in two introductory sections: “The Frontier Battalion Era, 1874-1901” and “The Ranger Force Era, 1901-1935,” wherein he follows Texas Rangers moving from an epochal narrative of the Old West to more modern, technological times. Written absent a preprogrammed agenda, Riding Lucifer’s Line is legitimate history. Adhering to facts, the author is not hesitant to challenge and shatter stale Texas Ranger mythology. Likewise, Alexander confronts head-on many of those critical Texas Ranger histories relying on innuendo and gossip and anecdotal accounts, at the expense of sustainable evidence—writings often plagued with a deficiency of rational thinking and common sense. Riding Lucifer’s Line is illustrated with sixty remarkable old-time photographs. Relying heavily on archived Texas Ranger documents, the lively text is authenticated with more than one thousand comprehensive endnotes.
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Date: May 15, 2013
Creator: Alexander, Bob
Partner: UNT Press
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Southwest Retort, Volume 66, Number [1], September 2013

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters.
Date: September 2013
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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[Clipping: JFK50: For owner peddling house where Oswald stayed]

Description: Newspaper clipping describing Pat Hall's desire to sell her north Oak Cliff home, where Lee Harvey Oswald lived during 1963 until his arrest and charge for assassinating former President President John F. Kennedy. Ms. Hall notes that with the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination nearing, she is selling history.
Date: May 9, 2013
Creator: Appleton, Roy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Growing local foods movements: Farmers' markets as nodes for products and community in Dallas/Fort Worth

Description: Undergraduate thesis building on Feagan's (2007) analysis of ideas of community and place, and Kloppenburg et al.'s (1996) concept of foodsheds, and a modified form of drive-time polygons, termed 'marketsheds' that demarcate the consumer-draw area for farmers' markets. Specifically, the research analyzes the spatial distribution of local food communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW) in Texas and links the foodshed concept to elements of community and sense of place. Two questions guide this study: 1) What are the characteristics of the DFW local foods movement? 2) How do local food producers create and conceptualize community and place?
Date: 2013~/2014~
Creator: Aucoin, Martin
Partner: UNT Honors College
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