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First Timers and Old Timers: the Texas Folklore Society Fire Burns On

Description: The Texas Folklore Society has been alive and kicking for over one hundred years now, and I don’t really think there’s any mystery as to what keeps the organization going strong. The secret to our longevity is simply the constant replenishment of our body of contributors. We are especially fortunate in recent years to have had papers given at our annual meetings by new members—young members, many of whom are college or even high school students. These presentations are oftentimes given during sessions right alongside some of our oldest members. We’ve also had long-time members who’ve been around for years but had never yet given papers; thankfully, they finally took the opportunity to present their research, fulfilling the mission of the TFS: to collect, preserve, and present the lore of Texas and the Southwest. You’ll find in this book some of the best articles from those presentations. The first fruits of our youngest or newest members include Acayla Haile on the folklore of plants. Familiar and well-respected names like J. Rhett Rushing and Kenneth W. Davis discuss folklore about monsters and the classic “widow’s revenge” tale. These works—and the people who produced them—represent the secret behind the history of the Texas Folklore Society, as well as its future.
Date: December 15, 2012
Creator: Untiedt, Kenneth L.
Partner: UNT Press
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[Commencement Program for University of North Texas, December 14-15, 2012]

Description: Commencement program for the fall 2012 graduating class of the University of North Texas, held in the UNT Coliseum on Friday and Saturday, December 14-15, 2012. The program contains the order of service and a list of graduates for the baccalaureate, master's, doctoral degrees.
Date: 2012-12-14/2012-12-15
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Orange shirt from Clothesline Project]

Description: Photograph of an orange shirt from the Clothesline Project at the University of North Texas, held by UNT Special Collections. The image shows a closeup of an orange shirt with the words "Break the silence" on it. The Clothesline Project was started in Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women and serve as a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions. The Clothesline Project takes place multiple times during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Students and community members may create a shirt which allows each survivor to tell their own story, allowing those who are still suffering in silence to understand they are not alone.
Date: December 14, 2012
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[MC mural banner]

Description: A photograph of the mural on the wall of the UNT Multicultural Center office. It has several different people painted onto it taking part in various activities with various patterns painted behind them. The shot is cropped to look like a banner and was used in the MC event calendars.
Date: December 12, 2012
Creator: University of North Texas. Multicultural Center.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Flyer: UNT Alllies]

Description: A flyer for a UNT Allies training to educate students and such on GLBT, held by UNT Special Collections. The white flyer has an explosion of color at the top with an upside down pink triangle over it with the words UNT Allies inside. On the left the purple part of the explosion has stars coming out of it, and it is the same in the red part on the right. Under these colors is a small paragraph detailing the reason for the training. "Ally Training educates and trains students, staff and faculty to create a safe zone for GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender) people at UNT. You don't have to be GLBT to go through training. Ally training is for anyone who's interested." Under this paragraph is a section titled "Dates & Times for Training, followed by 2 bits of information for the times and locations of the training. The bottom contains the ally website, and the symbols for the Resource Center in Dallas, Multicultural Center, and UNT.
Date: December 11, 2012
Creator: University of North Texas. Multicultural Center.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oral History Interview with Marzena Ksiazkiewicz

Description: Interview with Marzena Kasiazkiewicz, a immigrant to the Dallas area from Kraków, Poland. Kasiazkiewicz discusses first coming to the United States, caring for her mother, her parents, growing up in communist Poland, deciding to stay in the US, adjusting to the American workplace, moving to Texas, her partner and children, the effect of 9/11 on immigrants, learning English, working in eye-care, and John Paul II.
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Date: December 6, 2012
Creator: McKee, David & Kasiazkiewicz, Marzena
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, December 4, 2012

Description: Interview with Dulcie Barnier Dreyspring, Australian-born immigrant to Fort Worth, Texas, for the DFW Metroplex Immigrants Oral History Project. The interview includes Dreyspring's personal experiences of childhood in Australia, interactions with American soldiers during World War II, the Japanese invasion of Australia, her first visit to the U.S., first impressions of America, her first marriage to an American, and her return to Australia for the immigration process. It also includes her impressions of various American cities, views on American identity, her siblings in Australia, reasons for moving to Fort Worth, her second marriage to an American airman, adopting Texas culture, and advice for future immigrants.
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Date: December 4, 2012
Creator: Bravo, Francis & Dreyspring, Dulcie Barnier
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Frtiz E. Schwalm

Description: Interview with Dritz Schwalm, a professor at the University of North Texas from Arolsen, Hesse. Schwalm discusses his family background, the county of Waldeck, his education, moving to the United States and working in academia, his parents' laundry business, the University of Marburg, working at Texas Women's University and the University of North Texas, German culture in the United States, shopping, the Goethe Institute, American politics, thoughts on citizenship, and radical leftists in Germany. In appendix are two pictures of Marburg discussed in the interview.
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Date: December 4, 2012
Creator: Cox, Robert & Schwalm, Fritz E.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Julio Cesar Jo Gallent, December 1, 2012

Description: Interview with Julio Cesar Jo Gallent, an immigrant from Martí, Cuba. Jo discusses his family fleeing Cuba, being rescued by the Coast Guard, staying in a camp at Guanatamo Bay, arriving in Miami, education and daily life in Castro's Cuba, American education, moving to Garland, Texas, visiting Cuba, and Cuba-US relations.
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Date: December 2, 2012
Creator: Malone, Timothy A. & Jo Gallent, Julio Cesar
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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