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Perspective: In the Time of COVID-19 | Still Black See

Description: This article looks at different eras where African American voices and bodies were uplifted through the arts, publishing, and archives using technology as its platform for communication during calamity in the United States and why it is important that this tradition continues during COVID-19 and in the new decade. The intent of this article is to make those who are unaware aware of the use of digital technologies in the 20th century from an African American perspective through publishing and archiving, as well as community art spaces.
Date: November 7, 2021
Creator: Keeton, kYmberly
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Manatee County Public Library System's 805 Blog series "My Home Library" post titled "Comfort and Joy" by contributor Megan Robinson]

Description: Screenshots of a blog post written by Megan Robinson titled "Comfort and Joy" regarding some of her favorite books. Megan wrote the post as a contributing piece to the Manatee County Public Library System's 805 Blog series "My Home Library." The blog post contains images of books and DVDs on a bookshelf.
Date: April 7, 2020
Creator: Robinson, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Alamo historical site with reenactor wearing a face mask]

Description: Photograph of a reenactor in costume and standing in front of the left side of the historical Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. The reenactor is wearing dark blue pants, a light blue button up jacket with gold buttons, brown leather belt with a buckle, canvas cross belt, black top hat, black cloth face mask, and black leather boots. The reenactor is also holding a rifle and has a short knife in a holder on the belt. Metal fencing is to the right of the reenactor in the image. The main wooden door and two columns from the front façade of the Alamo is shown in the image.
Date: March 26, 2021
Creator: Woolston, Zachary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Washington on the Brazos historic site outdoor exhibit]

Description: Photograph of the Washington on the Brazos historic site and outdoor exhibit in Washington County, Texas. Three figures dressed as reenactors stand on the right side of the rope divider in the image. One man is wearing a tan hat, blue shirt, and brown pants and the other is dressed in a mid-nineteenth century wartime outfit with a black hat, button up blue jacket and an over the shoulder canvas bag. On the same side as the reenactors are props reminiscent of the Mexican American war and historical events that took place on the Brazos River, and include two white awnings, a wooden wagon, and benches. About half a dozen visitors of the outdoor exhibit stand on the left side of the rope and two strollers are visible. Trees surround the exhibit and the day appears to be overcast with grey clouds overhead.
Date: April 17, 2021
Creator: Woolston, Zachary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Kendall Martin and author Tomi Adeyemi at Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series book signing event]

Description: Photograph of student Kendall Martin talking to author Tomi Adeyemi at a book signing hosted by the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Art Series at the UNT Union Lyceum. Tomi is sitting at a table with a green tablecloth, two books, a pen and sticky notes. Tomi is in the process of signing the inside flap of the book and looking up at Kendall who is standing in front of the table. Tomi is wearing a black and white tweed blazer. Kendall is wearing a blue cloth face mask, a sweater, jacket, and jeans. A line of other guests waiting to meet Tomi and have their books signed are shown in the background of the image.
Date: November 18, 2021
Creator: Martin, Kendall
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Alamo "Living History Encampment" outdoor exhibit in San, Antonio]

Description: Photograph of an outdoor exhibit titled "Living History Encampment" at the historic Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. A man in a blue shirt and black top hat is shown in the distance to the right of the image behind a walking pedestrian in a white t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers who are both standing on the other side of the thin rope containing the exhibit. The exhibit contains a white awning or tent over historical props made to look like an old war-time era campsite. A clear and black cube box is situated on and around wooden logs and has a small red and yellow letter sign that reads "Donations." Another larger red and yellow letter sign hanging reads "Living History Encampment in old Baskerville-esque typeface lettering.
Date: March 26, 2021
Creator: Woolston, Zachary
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Robert Moore in front of a CVS Pharmacy entrance]

Description: Photograph of a the creator Robert Moore taking a selfie in front of a CVS Pharmacy store. The large red lit up CVS Pharmacy store name is visible in the background over the entrance. Robert is wearing glasses, a blue cloth facemask, and a blue t-shirt and is looking at the camera. Cars are visible in the parking lot around the CVS Pharmacy in the background.
Date: [2020..2021]
Creator: Moore, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sycamore Hall tree changing colors]

Description: Photograph of a tree in the middleground of the image with a sidewalk and grassy area in front and a pathway to the right. Sycamore Hall is on the left side of the tree in the image, which also includes a UNT campus cart parked next to it. The tree appears to be a large oak tree and has green leaves toward the base that have changed gradually toward the top from yellow, orange, and red at the very top like an "ombre" effect. There are clouds above the tree in the image, indicating the photograph was taken on a cloudy and overcast day.
Date: October 30, 2018
Creator: Martin, Kendall
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Robert Moore's work desk and computer]

Description: Photograph of a metal desk with a shelf for items on top and a sliding surface with a keyboard. The main tabletop of the desk holds a large flat screen desktop computer, a plastic cup, a mouse pad, and a variety of books and paper. The desktop computer has tabs open to an "Extra Credit" assignment page on Canvas and University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries "Search" page. On top of the shelf are a variety of cartoon and comic book characters, as well as Lego characters to the left of a stack of books and notebooks in the image. Behind the desk are two thin and tall windows separated by a wall with blinds covering the glass.
Date: [2020..2021]
Creator: Moore, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Indian paintbrush and bluebonnet flowers]

Description: Photograph of a closeup of an Indian Paintbrush and Bluebonnet surrounded by other green plants and grass. The Indian Paintbrush is a pinkish red color with a dark purple and/or brown stem and is taller than the bunch of bluebonnets below.
Date: [2020..2021]
Creator: Moore, Robert
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Cat named "Crazy Tracy"]

Description: Photograph of a grey and white colored cat named "Crazy Tracy" who is wearing a pink and white collar and laying down on a green rectangular cushion pet bed. The cat appears to be sleeping and has its head resting on the outer border of the bed and and its stomach facing upwards.
Date: October 20, 2021
Creator: Stone, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Denton County Public Health "vaccinated me at TMS" sticker]

Description: Photograph of a sticker still with its original paper backing that reads "Denton County Public Health" on the top in serif letters over a white background and "vaccinated me at TMS" in serif letters over a light blue background. On the right side of the Denton County Public Health logo is a blue image of the Denton County's original courthouse's clocktower.
Date: April 26, 2021
Creator: Stone, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Axolotl face mask]

Description: Photograph of face mask that is designed to look like an axolotl. The face mask is light pink with white string. The sides of the face mask have three red "gills" that resemble gills found on an axolotl. The face mask also has two pink circles on either sides of the face mask to resemble the eyes of the axolotl and a large pink and red circle in the center to resemble the axolotl's mouth.
Date: April 27, 2021
Creator: Stone, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Packaged graduation cap and gown]

Description: Photograph of a closeup of a packaged red and grey colored fabric that is indicated as a graduation cap and gown. The image shows the cap and gown fabric wrapped in a clear plastic bag with black text that reads "jostens.com."
Date: November 28, 2021
Creator: Zucarao, Dawn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Packaged graduation cap and gown]

Description: Photograph of a closeup of a packaged dark green and yellow or gold graduation cap and gown. The image only shows the cap and gown fabric wrapped in a clear plastic bag and sealed with a printed white label with a black barcode and black barcode that reads "Hood, Master flock, BDG polyester, BGD outside black, flock band gold, satin lining kelly green, satin chevron white w/ cord & button." A metallic "21" from the graduation cap's tassel is also visible inside the clear package.
Date: November 28, 2021
Creator: Zucarao, Dawn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Golden Key Honor Society graduation stool. medals, and tassels]

Description: Photograph of a closeup of a Golden Key Honor Society blue and gold graduation tassel with attached medals depicting a torch and the other depicting a key with the letters "GK," a rose colored stool with an embroidered Golden Key logo (a key with a flame on top and the letters "G" and "K" on either side), and two Golden Key medals- one a dark blue ribbon with attached gold medal with an image of a torch and the other which is a yellow and dark blue ribbon with a round gold medal depicting the Golden key logo.
Date: November 28, 2021
Creator: Zucarao, Dawn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[University of North Texas Fall 2021 graduation invitation close-up of the eagle statue engraving illustration]

Description: Photograph of a closeup of a white invitation card with a copy of an engraving of the University of North Texas (UNT) eagle statue. The illustration reveals the top portion of the eagle statue, which is the eagle depicted in mid flight with one wing pointed up and the other down. The clocktower of the Hurley Administration Building is shown in the background of the illustration, as well as trees.
Date: November 27, 2021
Creator: Zucarao, Dawn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[University of North Texas Fall 2021 graduation invitation card for Dawn Zucarao]

Description: Photograph of a closeup of a white invitation card with text in cursive that reads, "University of North Texas Fall 2021, President Neal J. Smatresk and the UNT System Board of Regents are proud to announce Dawn Ann Zucaro is a candidate for the degree Master of Library and Information Studies in..." A printed copy of a hand-drawn engraving of the University of North Texas eagle sculpture is included on the top flap of the card.
Date: November 27, 2021
Creator: Zucarao, Dawn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[University of North Texas Class of 2021 graduation invitation card]

Description: Photograph of a closeup of a white invitation card and envelope with the University of North Texas (UNT) seal embossed in the center and the "University of North Texas" name in gold cursive embossed on the bottom of the card. The UNT seal contains a gold star in the center, the University of North Texas name in all capital letters circling the star in gold on a dark green background, a gold lantern atop a gold book over the star and University of North Texas name, and a gold wreath stemming from the "1890" date in gold over a green ribbon encircling the entire image.
Date: November 27, 2021
Creator: Zucarao, Dawn
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[University of Houston (UH) Music Library collection of music scores on a bookshelf]

Description: Photograph of a white bookshelf with five shelves total. The second, third and fourth levels contain a collection of music scores. The second shelf to the top is nearly full of mainly hardback music scores, whereas the shelf under it has a few dozen less, and the shelf second to the bottom has about a dozen. Most of the music scores are brown, black or beige, but a few are blue, green, yellow, and red.
Date: November 5, 2021
Creator: Larsen, Eric
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[University of Houston (UH) Music Library furniture and stacks]

Description: Photograph of a study area located in the University of Houston's (UH) Music Library. The study area is situated to the left of the book stacks or bookshelves and is right next to the building's windows that receive an abundance of natural light. The library's study area contains tall wooden desks and red and silver bar stool type chairs, large wooden tables with brown standard chairs and wooden benches, and one cushioned red seat.
Date: October 26, 2021
Creator: Larsen, Eric
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Black and white photograph of Margaret Monfared's great grandparents and family]

Description: Photograph of the creator Margaret Monfared's great grandparents, their children and one son-in-law. The black and white photograph shows six adults standing, facing, and smiling/looking at the camera. Three children standing in front of the adults are also shown, but are not looking up at the camera. Only the children's profiles are shown. The family members are dressed in formal outfits with the men wearing button up shirts, ties, and dress pants and the women wearing blouses and dresses. The family appears to be standing in front of a house with a window and trellis holding up vines visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Monfared, Margaret
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Black and white photograph of Margaret Monfared's great grandparents and son]

Description: Photograph of the creator Margaret Monfared's great grandparents, Tully Roscoe Angle and Elminia Pearl Thompson, and their son Tully Andrew Angle. The black and white photograph shows Tully Roscoe Angle and Elminia Pearl Thompson sitting and smiling at the camera. They appear to be in their late twenties to thirties. In between them sitting is Tully Andrew Angle who appears to be around five or six years old. Both Tully's are wearing a button up collared shirt with a tie and Elminia is wearing a button up plaid or patterned blouse with a dress or other clothing piece on top. Eliminia has her hair in a pinned wavy up do. A blank back drop is behind the family of three.
Date: [1930..1933]
Creator: Monfared, Margaret
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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