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Denton Public Library Archive

Photographs, oral history interviews, library videos, old newspapers and other oddities that help describe some of the items that belong to the Special Collections Department. The collection may be accessed in person at the Special Collections Department of the Emily Fowler Library located at 502 Oakland Street in Denton, Texas.


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by Paul Abbott; Leslie Couture
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This is the second test of this interview.
Topic: Paul Abbott
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by Nette Shultz; C. R. Rattliffe; Alec Williams
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Ms. Nette Shultz and Mrs. Callie R. Ratliff were interviewed by Alec Williams on June 18, 1975 for the Emily Fowler Library at their home at 2007 N. Locust Street in Denton, Texas. Both women attended the College of Industrial Arts, which the students called the CIA, and is now known as Woman's University, in the early 1900s. Mrs. Ratliff graduated in 1909 and Ms. Shultz in 1928. They discuss the name changes to the school as well as customs and rules for students; curriculum; street name...
Topics: Nette Shultz, Callie R. Ratliff, Denton Texas, College of Industrial Arts, CIA, 1900s, colleges for...
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by Grace Minter
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This scrapbook was created by Grace Minter when she was enrolled at the C.I.A. - the College of Industrial Arts - in Denton, Texas. Photographs of her and her friends on the campus grounds, as well as at the boarding house she lived in; also: photographs of soldiers; a car trip to Sulphur Springs; the 1917-18 Denton High School Glee Club; as well as various ephemera such as invitations; marriage announcements; recitals; letters; calling cards; newspaper clippings; and war memorabilia.
Topics: Grace Minter, Denton Texas, C.I.A., College of Industrial Arts, campus, colleges, college life,...
This two-minute film clip was shot by Sandy Shepard while in his father, Harwell V. Shepard's Cessna 310-C. The film starts at the Denton airport with a quick view of the plane which then takes off heading south on the runway in which you see a long-view of Pilot Knob, the highest elevation in Denton County. The next shot are several scenes from in the air followed by the their landing at Mathis Field in San Angelo. Numerous hangers can be seen, along with a very large Cessna sign.
Topics: airports, airplanes, 1960, Denton, Texas, San Angelo, Texas, Mathis Field, Sandy Shepard, Harwell...
Key Map of City Assessor's Block Numbers, Denton, TX
Topic: Denton
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by Charter Community News
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Charter Community News story on the Denton Parks Foundation and Denton Parks and Recreation Department establishment of the Millennium Grove, an extension of the Legacy Forest, at South Lakes Park.
Topics: Denton Parks and Recreation, trees, Charter Community News, South Lakes Park, Legacy Forest,...
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by Remington Rand Inc.
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March/April 1950 issue of The Pioneer featuring a story on the Denton City-County Library.
Topics: Emily Fowler, The Pioneer, Denton Public Library, Libraries, Denton (Tex.), Denton County
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Unveiling of a sculpture outside the South Branch Library.
Topics: Denton Public Library, South Branch Library, Sculpture
An impromptu stage and sitting area behind the Delta Lodge which was located at the corner of Hickory and Fry Street in Denton, Texas. Photo was taken for the Denton Main Street Association in the 1990s. According to a colleague, Bowling for Soup played on the stage during that time period.
Topics: college campuses, University of North Texas, UNT, Fry Street, live music, musicians, hangouts,...
Photograph included as an exhibit in a report on the McKenna Park Water Tower.
Topics: Denton Municipal Archives, Texas Woman's University, TWU, Household Arts and Sciences Building,...
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People wait in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Denton, Texas.
Topics: Department of Motor Vehicles, Denton, Texas, 1970s, 1977, Alec Williams
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This fire safety tape was created by the Emily Fowler Library as a training video for staff shot from 1980-85. Shows two situations of how staff should respond; the correct way to exit; how to persuade customers unwilling to leave the building; when to use a fire extinguisher; how to crawl for safety; and how to assemble afterwards. The video is narrated by children's librarian, Martha Edmundson.  The quality is okay. Some tracking issues.
Topics: fire safety, Emily Fowler Library, public libraries, training videos, library staff, Denton, Texas,...
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A man works on setting up a sign inside Shrader's Pharmacy in preparation for filming a made-for TV movie, "Little Girl Lost." The store was located on the east side of the Denton square. The soda fountain was also part of the set design, along with the old-fashioned cash register and cigars.
Topics: Square, local history, movie sets, movies, filmmaking, Denton, Little Girl Lost, Shrader's...
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Claudette Yancey, Miss Denton Pageant contestant, 1954.
Topic: Miss Denton Pageant
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by Julie Glover
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You can get anything you want down at Jim's Diner on Fry Street. Bill Wendt was the owner of Jim's Diner which was located at 110 Fry Street in Denton, Texas. An affordable eatery, which opened early in the morning to late in the evening. They sold everything from veggie burgers to smoothies and plate-sized pancakes. For entertainment, the diner had poetry reading nights as well as a rendition of Alice's Restaurant.
Topics: Jim's Diner, Denton Texas, Fry Street, college towns, UNT, local history, small business, business...
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by Denton Public Library
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This puppet show took place at the Emily Fowler Library in the early 1980s. "Mr Jim" addresses the crowd of young children and then talks with Squirm the puppet about upcoming events. A story is read and then a puppet show is performed. The children get up and some stay to talk to Mr Jim.
Topics: public libraries, children's programming, puppet shows, puppetry, Jim McNeely, Emily Fowler...
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This story appeared on Fox 4 News at Five, KFW-TV, Dallas, on August 10, 2001. It features a story covered by Saul Garza in Southeast Denton regarding the proposed tear-down of the Phoenix Apartments which provided low-income housing for mostly Hispanic residents. The Denton Housing Authority planned to build town homes in the area which would change the zoning from single-family units, to multi-family units, which was protested by other residents. Short clips of residents speaking out at the...
Topics: African Americans, southeast Denton, Hispanic population, Denton Texas, 2001, Denton Housing...
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The first part of this video is a short interview on Headline News with Fire Marshall Rick Jones at the scene of house fire in Denton, Texas, with a discussion of fire season. The second part of the video begins with a Careflight helicopter landing in front of Dillard's Department Store at the Golden Triangle Mall as part of a disaster drill, coordinated by Jane Willeford. The simulation took place inside the mall, with 31 victims, played by members of Ryan High School and Texas Woman's...
Topics: disaster drills, Rick Jones, fire marshall, 1995, careflight, helicopters, Golden Triangle Mall,...
KDNT Radio in Denton, Texas was owned and operated by Harwell Shepard. This recording was made during one of their "Denton Story" programs. The first part of the recording is of Dr. Hubbard of TWU (then called Texas State Women's College) who discussed who built the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, as well as the artisans, and the artwork found in the Chapel. He goes into great detail on the meaning behind each of the stained glass windows in the building and the purpose for the building. 
Topics: Texas Woman's University, Little Chapel in the Woods, Dr. Wylie Hubbard, artisans, students,...
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by Williams, Alec; Woods, Lillian M.
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The daughter of a medical doctor, Lillian's family, the Sheppard family, moved to Denton in 1918. At the time, their home at 1621 N. Elm Street was still rural. Mrs Williams graduated from Denton High school in 1923 and then from the Texas College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman’s University) in 1926 with a major in Speech. She also married William G. Woods, who was born in Denton and served the University of North Texas as Dean of Men for 27 years. These are her memories of riding the...
Topics: Sheppard family, Lillian Woods, Texas College of Industrial Arts, Texas Woman's University, Denton...
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by Julie Glover
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Yes, it's a picture of Lucky Lou's taken when it was rather new.
Topics: Lucky Lou's, bars, nightclubs, alcohol, drinking, music, Denton Texas, small businesses, business...
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by Stormy Jackson; Alec Williams
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Alec Williams interviewed Stormy Jackson for the Emily Fowler Library on June 21, 1975, at her home at 1811 Greenwood Street in Denton, Texas. Stormy was married to Brent Jackson who was a county judge in the 1920s. Some things they discussed were the 1920s, the Martin-Storey gang, Judge Jackson's involvement in the development of Lake Dallas, prohibition, and his work ethics.
Topics: Stormy Jackson, Brent Jackson, Denton, county judges, bank robbers, Lake Dallas, history, Denton...
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by Julie Glover
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Photograph of the Travelstead Auto Supply store on East Hickory Street in Denton, Texas.
Topics: Travelstead Auto Supply, East Hickory Street, Denton Texas, local history, Julie Glover, business...
Members of the International Barbed Wire Association's Annual Show met at the Denton Civic Center in 1983. Channel 8 PM News came out to film. These are five shots taken outside and inside the Denton Civic Center in Denton, Texas, of people showing off their barbed wire collections. Harold Hagemeier, of Amarillo, Texas, and the author of several books on barbed wire is seen in full profile, wearing a cap, in one of the photos. Bill Marquis, of Ponder, Texas, was president of the association.
Topics: barbed wire, collectors, Harold Hagemeier, historians, authors, International Barbed Wire...
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The Stone Bates office building was build in 1949 and was located at 404 W. Oak Street. The three-story building had housed a variety of businesses through the years including, General Telephone Co., Victor Equipment Co., General Services Administration and Social Security Offices, the Counseling Center of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.  The structure was considered a city landmark, but was demolished by a Denton-based contractor in 1996. It has been replaced by...
Topics: Stones Bates building, Denton, Gerald Stone, Stone-Bates Architects, Texas, buildings, business,...
Sammons Headline News Break coverage of the judge's decision after the trial of B. B. Wolf. Reporter, Ed Budanauro, interviewed various people, including Ed Delinsky, Defense Attorney and trial observer and middle school student, Jamie Brandon. This video was created as part of a Denton Public Library program to educate students at Calhoun and Strickland middle schools about the judicial system and the role of courts and lawyers. The wolf was played by John Nance Garner; one of the pigs was...
Topics: mock trials, fairy tale characters, libraries, programs, John Nance Garner, Denton, Texas, Ed...
Photocopied map of the Solomon Hill Addition to the City of Denton dated as being filed July 12, 1922 and recorded July 15, 1922.
Topics: Denton, TX, Maps
Children's librarian, "Miss Martha" reads a story and talks to children. A puppet show is performed with music. This video has lots of close-up shots of young children and takes place in the library's puppet theater. A mural can be seen on the wall.
Topics: Martha Edmundson, Emily Fowler Library, Denton Public Library, 1988, young children, children's...
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by Williams, Alec
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Interior of the Fultz News which was located on the Square in Denton, Texas.
Topics: Fultz News, business, industry, Denton, Texas, Square, Downtown, local history, 1977, 1970s, Fultz...
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This scrapbook lists events that took place during the Denton Centennial for the week of April 21-27 and were collected by Mrs. Cecil T. Massey of Aubrey, Texas and donated to the Emily Fowler Library in Denton, Texas.
Topics: Denton Centennial, Denton, Texas, Mrs. Cecil T. Massey, local history, scrapbooks, Emily Fowler...
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Photograph included as an exhibit in a report on the McKenna Park Water Tower.
Topics: Denton Municipal Archives, Water Utilities, Acme Brick Company, McKenna Park, Water Tower
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Inside of McNeills Appliance store Denton, TX.
Topics: McNeills, Historic preservation, Denton, TX, Main Street Program
Photocopied map of the Solomon Hill Addition to the City of Denton. Undated, but believed to depict the area as it was in 1922.
Topics: Denton, TX, Maps
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by Julia Bailey
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Photograph of a mural on the side of a business in Denton, Texas.
Topics: murals, artists, public art, Denton Texas, local history
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Postcard from Denton's Sister City program.
Topics: Nuevo Leon, Denton, Tex, Sister Cities
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by Julie Glover
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Photograph of University Barber Shop and Treasure Aisles which were located at 1221 & 1220 W. Hickory Street. University Barber Shop was owned by Scott Wuenschel and Treasure Aisles, by Kennedy Poyser.
Topics: University Barber Shop, Treasure Aisles, Scott Wuenschel, Kennedy Poyser, West Hickory Street,...
The Denton Community Orchestra performed this Christmas program inside the Emily Fowler Library on Saturday, December 7th, 1985. The conductor was Jonathan Roller. The selections from the Nutcracker Suite: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, Chinese Dance, Arabian Dance
Topics: Denton Community Orchestra, Jonathan Roller, Nutcracker Suite, Emily Fowler Library, 1985, Denton...
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The 7th annual Denton County Seat Saturday occurred in Denton, Texas, September 19, 1992. It was held on the lawn of the Courthouse-on-the-Square. The population of Denton in 1992 was 69,121 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The video was shot by the Denton Public Library and shows various views of vendors, performances, and sides of the Square. Some things that can be seen: the trolley; Wild West reenactors and shootout on the North side of the Square; the Texas Building before the 90s...
Topics: Denton County Seat Saturday, 1992, Denton Texas, local history, Wild West reenactors, shootouts,...
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by City of Denton Community Ethnic Relations Board
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First Annual Report of the City of Denton's Community Ethnic Relations Board. Includes informational brochure and correspondence.
Topics: City of Denton, Ethnic relations, Race relations
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Bumper sticker for Miss America Shirley Cothran.
Topics: Miss Denton Pageant, Miss America Pageant
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Photograph of  Irma and Joe Wankan in front of their restaurant, Joe's Barbecue Stand on Locust Street in Denton, Texas. They were the parents of Sylvia Barlow.
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Topics: Joe Wankan, Irma Wankan, Sylvia Barlow Greenwood, Joe's Barbecue Stand, Denton Texas, Irma Wankan,...
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A row of horse swings at the North Lakes Park in Denton, Texas. According to a former employee, they were removed some time in 1981-1982.
Topics: Denton Texas, North Lakes Park, parks, recreation, playground equipment, swings
A reading fair was held at the Golden Triangle Mall in January of 1990; the theme was, "Your Future Is an Open Book." Members of the Denton Public Library (librarians Nelda Nance and Martha Edmundson), librarians from other elementary schools, such as McNair Elementary School, teen library volunteers, and elementary school students participated in this event. Teens read silently in the mall as part of a "reading performance art" piece. Students from McNair Elementary read a...
Topics: Reading, literacy, Golden Triangle Mall, Denton Texas, Denton Public Library, Nelda Nance, Martha...
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by Williams, Alec; Taliaferro, Richard
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Richard Taliaferro was interviewed by Alec Williams for the Denton Public Library. His family came from Tennessee and arrived in Denton between 1895 and 1905.  At that time, Denton was unpaved and had many bars until 1902 when Denton became dry, and the courthouse had just been built. His father was the Singer sewing machine man until 1946. Richard was born in Denton in 1914. He was away during WWI and returned to be a businessman and a city councilman for six years between 1946 and 1975, but...
Topics: Denton Texas, business, Great Depression, transportation, bootleggers, Princess Theater,...
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An issue of the Denton Record-Chronicle - a daily newspaper in Denton, Texas - for February 27. The paper was eight pages long at that time.
Topics: newspapers, Denton Record-Chronicle, Denton Texas, local history, news, 1908
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by Williams, Alec; Eggleston, Houston; Eggleston, Lois
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Alec Williams interviewed Houston and Lois Eggleston in their home on July 17, 1975. The interview begins with Houston, but Lois was not introduced until later in the interview so there are some points of confusion as her voice can be heard in the background (until the introduction), as well as time periods where all three are talking and it is difficult to understand what is being said. Albert Houston Eggleston was born in 1902 in Mustang, Texas. His family moved to Indian Territory when he...
Topics: Albert Houston Eggleston, Flora Heloise 'Lois' Eggleston, Alec Williams, coal mining, Indian...
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by Stormy Jackson; Jane Stabile
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This oral history and its accompanying transcript were funded in part by a grant from The Southwestern Library Association and The National Endowment for the Humanities. Mrs. Brent "Stormy" Jackson was interviewed by Jane Stabile on November 19, 1980 at her home at 1811 Greenwood for the Denton Public Library on the topic of World War II. Stormy was born in 1896 in Lewisville, Texas. She came to Denton to go to the College of Industrial Arts (now TWU) and met her and married her...
Topics: Denton Texas, Stormy Jackson, Jane Stabile, World War II, servicemen, FBI, Brent Jackson, Hal...
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by Williams, Alec
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People wait in line to vote, while others are leaving. The Denton High School was one of the voter registration stations that year. We think this photo was taken in either 1977 or 1978.
Topics: Voting, high schools, Denton High School, Denton, Texas, local history, people, Alec Williams,...
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by HH Architects, Hatfield Halcomb, Inc. D.B.A.
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Model of the North Branch Library's drive-thru book drop.
Topics: Denton Public Library, North Branch Library, Bookdrop
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by Julie Glover
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Photograph of Mr. Chopsticks taken from across the street. The business was later moved to another location.
Topics: Denton Texas, local history, restaurants, business and industry, Mr. Chopsticks, Asian food,...
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by Julia Bailey
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Photograph of TravelStead Auto Supply on E. Hickory Street in Denton, Texas. A sign for Justin Bell, who was running for Mayor, can be seen in the window.
Topics: Julia Bailey, local history, Justin Bell, Denton Texas, small business, business and industry,...
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Poster for Socorro Martinez Gallery exhibition as a part of Denton, TX Sister Cities program for Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Topics: Sister Cities, Denton, Tex
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Sketch of the tree house that used be outside the west wall of the Emily Fowler Central Library.
Topics: Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Central Library, Tree house
Photograph included as an exhibit in a report on the McKenna Park Water Tower.  Masters Hall was torn down in 2008 to make way for the Life Sciences Complex.
Topics: Denton Municipal Archives, Water Utilities, Masters Hall, Science Building, UNT, McKenna Park,...
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by Julie Glover
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The Corkscrew sold beer and was located on the corner of Oak and Fry Streets. Kegs could also be purchased.
Topics: The Corkscrew, Fry Street, Oak Street, business and industry, beer, alcohol, college campuses, UNT,...
In this video which took place some time in the 1990s, a youth services staff person named Miss Marilyn, introduces a Panda puppet named Holly to the children. She then asks how many children have been to the zoo. A few minutes later Ms. Mickey comes out and talks about today's program topic which is about "friends". They all sing a song called Playmates, with Miss Marilyn leading (she is a voice major says Miss Mickey). Then Miss Mickey reads a story called "My Friends" and...
Topics: story time, storytime, Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Library, Miss Mickey, Miss Marilyn,...
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by Williams, Alec; Guion, David
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Composer David Guion [1892-1981], was born in the Ballinger, Texas, the son of Armour Guion, an accomplished singer and pianist, and his father, John I. Guion, a prominent judge. This is an oral history interview conducted for the Denton Public Library by Alec Williams and with the assistance of Gary Harris. David Guion's musical ability was discovered at an early age. He studied in Vienna at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Later, he returned to the states where he began teaching and...
Topics: David Guion, composers, Denton Texas, Yellow Rose of Texas, oral history interviews, Armour Guion,...
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by Julia Bailey
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Photographs of Joe Normile's station which was once a Conoco filling station and garage on W. Hickory Street. Volunteer, Julia Bailey, took these photos for the library in 2008.
Topics: Joe Normile, filling stations, garages, gas stations, Conoco Station, W. Hickory Street, Denton...
The first thirty-five seconds of the display involves the display for the 1988 Texas Summer Reading Club theme called "Trailblazers & Stargazers". Library Director Joella Orr then introduces the topic of the video and as she discusses the future of the Denton Public Library, the camera pans around the building to illustrate various services. The video ends abruptly at six minutes. 
Topics: Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Central Library, public libraries, library services, budget,...
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Library staff members perform a Halloween StoryTime at the Emily Fowler Library in Denton, Texas. Bill Smith and Chuck Voellinger tell scary knock-knock jokes. Afterwards, Erin O'Toole reads a couple of stories.
Topics: public libraries, Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Library, Erin O'Toole, Chuck Voellinger, Bill...
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A Cinco de Mayo program was held in the junior-teen department of the Emily Fowler Library in 1985. Diana Lopez (woman on the right) and another woman sing and play guitar, while a group of children sit nearby. The children are dressed up and there is a set of twins in the group. After the song is over the children get up and dance the Mexican Hat Dance. The program ends and people leave the room to go to the puppet room where a puppet show in Spanish takes place. Claude the Dog and other...
Topics: Cinco de Mayo, Denton Texas, library programs, children's programming, Hispanic, music, dancing,...
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A group of teens recite a poem about book lice while in the junior-teen area of the Emily Fowler Library during the summer of 1993.
Topics: teens, library programs, programming, Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Library, Denton, Texas,...
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A Kalimba party was held for teens and families at the Civic Center in Denton, Texas, as part of a library program. A live band played for the event while children danced and milled about. The quality is okay.
Topics: kalimba music, Denton Civic Center, Denton, Texas, library programs, Denton Public Library, Emily...
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This performance took place inside the Denton Visual Arts Society and was sponsored by the Denton Public Library. [Note: The first few minutes of the video has tracking problems, but it eventually evens out.] An announcer introduces the acts: A polka/musical/comedy act consisting of Cathy Barton, Gerald Edmondson, ?, and Rodney Barton; A classical guitar player; a gospel group from Sanger, Texas; a choir from Denton; teen storytellers; and 2 adult storytellers.
Topics: Peerformance Coffeehouse, Denton Public Library, Emily Fowler Library, programming, Denton Visual...
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Members of the Denton County Silver Saddle 4-H Club talk to a group of children at the Emily Fowler Library in Denton Texas. A woman explains their organization and how it differs from others, such as only dealing with horses.  Some of the people present were "Celina" the president of the group and Rosemary Ortega. 
Topics: 4-H, Silver Saddle Club, Emily Fowler Library, children's programming, equestrian, horses, animals,...
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The Denton Public Library's annual Teddy Bear Parade in 1994 was held at the Denton Civic Center. Young children paraded inside the building with their teddy bears. Mayor Bob Castleberry attended the event and sat while each child came up and told him the name of their bear. Picture quality is grainy.
Topics: Denton Civic Center, 1994, mayors, Martha Edmundson, teddy bears, children's programming, Denton...
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A short-lived business in Denton, Texas during the 1980s. 
Topics: hot tubs, business industry, Denton, Texas, local history, downtown, Square, AIDS, trends
Photograph of the Denton-Cooke Counties Probation Department taken in late 1970s which was housed in an old home in Denton, Texas at 301 E. Oak Street. The house was later raised.  The probation office was moved there in August of1973, when previously before it was located in a rented spaces above the Russell's Department Store on the Square.
Topics: Denton County, Cooke County, annex building, old houses, probation services, 1977
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Taped performance of a storytime performed by library assistants, Bill Smith and Chuck Voellinger, of the Emily Fowler Library in Denton, Texas, c2000-01. The storytime, for ages 1-5, was held inside the Woman's Club building in the Civic Center Park (now called Quakertown Park). Children's Librarian, Nelda Nance, was taping the program.
Topics: Emily Fowler Library, storytime, Denton, Texas, children's programs, literacy, early reading,...
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Children aged two to four years old enter the Emily Fowler Library with their parents sometime in the summer of 1987 for a puppet show. They are greeted near the front entrance by the children's librarian, 'Miss Martha' and two staff members dressed in costume: Jim McNeely, dressed as a dog and one unknown person dressed as a pig. Miss Martha leads them along the hall towards the children's program room where she reads them a Babar book. The camera fades to black and then focuses in on the...
Topics: Emily Fowler Library, Denton Public Library, Denton Texas, local history, children's programming,...
Members of the Saddle Club - a club for tweens and teens that was begun by Monica Antonelli at the Emily Fowler Library in Denton, Texas - takes a tour of the Cheval Equestrian Center in Denton, Texas.   The video starts out near the tack room and a woman describes the care of saddles and bridles. The group then walks outside and the woman begins talking about the horses and riding. The audio is not very good because the person filming was unable to keep up with the speaker and is also...
Topics: Cheval Equestrian Center, horses, equestrians, Denton County Texas, Denton Public Library, Emily...
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by Williams, Alec; Fultz, J. H., Jr.
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Alec Williams interviews J. H. Fultz Jr. about businesses on and around the Square in Denton, Texas. And how the location of a business could make or break a them.  Mr. Fultz was the owner of Fultz News Stand from 1939 to 1979. His business was located at on various location around the Square and started out as a news stand and appliance store. It's last location was on the east side which later became the location of Downtown Video. The conversation can be very hard to heard because...
Topics: oral histories, Denton, J. H. Fultz Jr., businesses, business owners, Denton, Texas, Square, Texas,...
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This oral history and its transcript were funded in part by a grant from The Southwestern Library Association and The National Endowment for the Humanities. Jane Stabile interviewed Mr. Joe M. Brooks for the Denton Public Library on December 17, 1980, at his office located at 524 N. Locust Street in Denton, Texas. The topic was World War II: On the Home Front in Denton, Texas. Mr. Brooks was a businessman during World War II. Joe was born west of Denton on February 22, 1917. He moved into...
Topics: Joe M. Brooks, Jane Stabile, oral histories, interviews, World War II, Denton Texas, businesses...
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Photograph included as an exhibit in a report on the McKenna Park Water Tower.
Topics: Denton Municipal Archives, Water Utilities, Grocery, Whitson Food, McKenna Park, Water Tower
Gary Harris was interviewed by Alec Williams for the Denton Public Library on August 3, 1975, about the uses of old hand tools in nineteenth-century building. Mr. Harris was a lifelong resident of Denton, Texas. He had begun collection antique tools at an early age and interviewing "old-timers" about their usage. Gary was 27 years old at the time of the interview which took place in the backyard of his parents' home in Denton. He had a shed where he kept his tools, along with a large...
Topics: hand tools, Denton, Texas, Foxfire Project, oral histories, Gary Harris, Alec Williams, knives,...