02/19/U0202 Guide to the Sidney L. Renfro Papers Renfro, Sidney

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Guide to the Sidney L. Renfro Papers 1919/2010 University Archives Overview of the Collection Sidney L. Renfro Papers 1919-2010 1930-1967 02/19/U0202 2.00 English University Archives The personal papers of Sidney L. Renfro that belonged to his parents, Wirt and Lola, who both attended North Texas State Normal College (now UNT). Administrative History:

Sidney Renfro was born in Brownwood, Texas in 1934 to Lola Johnson and Wirt Renfro, who met at Normal College (now UNT). Both became teachers and taught high school for more than 30 years, thanks in large part to their education from the Normal College. Wirt passed away in 1972, followed by Lola in 1974. Sidney's grandmother and uncle remained in Denton and he visited the area many times, including the old historical museum.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Sidney L. Renfro Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored at the Willis Library and is available for same day paging.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged by series.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents, photographs, and artifacts belonging to Wirt and Lola Renfro as given by their son, Sidney L. Renfro, from when they attended UNT in the 1920s-1940s. Items include correspondence, grade records, job photos, a course catalog, newspaper clippings, and an NTSN banner and penant.

Detailed List of Contents id137937 Papers id137935 1 706375 id205616 1 1 Photocopy of seal on banner in Series 2 - Box 2 undated id205617 1 2 Correspondence from Sidney Renfro to UNT Archives August 29, 2010 id205618 1 3 Clipping of "The Campus Chat" 1944 Scope and Contents

"183 Candidates seek degrees at Commencement Exercises" - when Lola Renfro received her B.S.

id205619 1 4 Columbus Public Schools application for teaching position 1930 Scope and Contents

Filled out by Lola Renfro

id205620 1 5 Address Mailing sticker - Mr. and Mrs. Sidney L. Renfro undated id205621 1 6 NTSTC Report Card of Lola Renfro 1944 Scope and Contents

When she went back to school to take some additional courses

id205622 1 7 Poetry in honor of Mrs. Weyand undated id205623 1 8 Photocopy of original photo of W. R. Renfro at age 19 1919 id205624 1 9 Photograph of Lola Renfro from Vidor Elementary School 1947-1948 Scope and Contents

Teaching photo

id205625 1 10 Photograph of Lola Renfro from Vidor Elementary School 1966-1967 Scope and Contents

Teaching photo

id205626 1 11 NTSTC Bulletin - Course Catalog June 1929 Scope and Contents

Belonged to Wirt Renfro

id137938 Artifacts id137936 2 undated 706425 Scope and Contents

Contains a banner and a penant from North Texas State Normal college, now UNT