Category Archives: Manuscripts

Pumpkin Eater

“Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater” is an English language nursery rhyme first published in Infant Institutes, part the first: or a Nurserical Essay on the Poetry, Lyric and Allegorical, of the Earliest Ages, &c., in London around 1797. Anyone who knows me,

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Navy Veterans in DeGolyer Library Collections

America honors military veterans every year on November 11. The day was first observed as “Armistice Day” in 1919 by President Wilson, and in 1954 the federal holiday became known as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars. Manuscript

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Carrera Por La Vida (Race for Life)

Nancy Brinker founded the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation on July 22, 1982 in Dallas, Texas, in her sister’s memory. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the organization searches for an end to breast cancer. In 1983 the first Susan G.

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135 years of the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas begins its 135th year this week in Dallas. In 1886 it was originally called the Dallas State Fair and Exposition, and by 1905 the annual event at Fair Park became the State Fair of Texas.

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Townsend Times

Clara Virginia Townsend was a teacher in Fulton, Missouri and Kansas City, an early feminist and writer. Her columns were published in Youth’s Companion, The Ladies World (New York), The Kansas City star, and other newspapers. This author’s personal scrapbook

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Folklore in the Archives

Join archivists, researchers, and lore enthusiasts from around North America for a two-part virtual showcase all about folklore in the archives. Attendees will learn more about collections and research through archival materials on topics such as cryptids, urban legends, superstitions,

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HemisFair ’68

                    San Antonio was host to the World’s Fair from April to October in 1968, which was also the city’s 250th anniversary. Formal planning for this international event began in 1962,

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Summer in Miami…Texas

Summer in Miami…Texas You can spend your summer traveling to Paris (Texas), or Italy (Texas). But why not instead take a trip to Miami (Texas)? Miami, the county seat of Roberts County, is on U.S. Highway 60 between Canadian and

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Time for a little Arts and Crafts…

The Dallas Federation of Women’s Clubs (DFWC), originally named the City Federation of Women’s Clubs, was created in 1898 as the consolidation of five existing women’s cultural and literary clubs. At the general meeting on November 3, 1931, the federation

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Hooray for Hollywood!

As I read through the list of Golden Globe and Academy Award winners, I realized that even though I was quarantined for the better part of last year, I somehow still missed so many movies and television shows. It seems

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