01/AR0868 Guide to the Mary Magdalene Hill Watson Scrapbook Collection Watson, Mary Magdalene Hill Scrapbook Collection Finding Aid Authors: Hailey LaRock.

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Guide to the Mary Magdalene Hill Watson Scrapbook Collection 1921/1955 University Archives Overview of the Collection Mary Magdalene Hill Watson Scrapbook Collection 1921-1955 1921-1955 01/AR0868 1.00 English University Archives Thi collection is comprised of a scrapbook in its orignal condition and a folder of photocopied newspaper articles and clippings belonging to Mary Magdalene Hill Watson. Administrative History:

Mary Magdalene Hill Watson (1913—2007) was a Denton woman through and through. Born and raised on Prairie St, Mrs. Watson’s family has owned Denton land for several generations (according to her nephew Donald Moss, including a cotton field where Fout’s Field now stands).

Encouraged through her inherent patriotism and pride in her country, Mary Watson spent the 1940s working for Convair and the American Manufacturing Company during World War II. Throughout her adult life, Mrs. Watson never moved further than a few miles from the Convair plant and the Fort Worth Stockyards.

In 2007, Mary Watson passed away and was buried south of Denton. Though she and her husband Crockett Watson never had children of their own, Mrs. Watson was beloved by her nephew and nieces.

Administrative Information Acquisition Information:

Gift.

Accruals:

2016-068

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:

Mary Magdalene Hill Watson Scrapbook Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection's scrapbook has been preserved in its original order while the loose newspaper clippings are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a scrapbook compiled by the American Manufacturing Company employee, Mary Watson, and is dedicated to Convair jets and other factory employees during the 1940s and World War 2. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photos and programs that depict and describe the Convair “Liberator” B-24 bomber, the people that worked to construct the plane, and provide small insights into life during the war effort.

Detailed List of Contents id186949 1 702852 id186950 1 1 Loose Newspaper Clippings 1921-1955 id186951 1 1 Embossed Scrapbook undated