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Dog Trots and Mud Cats: Photographs and Exhibit, 1976-1978 | University Archives

By Perri Hamilton and Rachel Motes

Collection Overview

Title: Dog Trots and Mud Cats: Photographs and Exhibit, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
ID: 02/U0081
Extent: 5.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The materials are in the order they were in when originally used.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1986

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The first box contains negatives of Texas log cabins that were used in the production of an exhibit and book with the title "Dog Trots and Mud Cats."  The second box in this collection contains materials used in the preparation of a traveling exhibit on the log cabins of Texas.  The third, fourth, and fifth boxes contain materials relevant to the “Dog Trots and Mud Cats: the Texas log house” exhibit.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials encompass research conducted by Dr. Terry Jordan and relate to the book written by Linda Lavender and Cirrus Bonneau.  The collection consists of photographic material (negatives and prints), diagrams, measurements, lists, research material, and budget information.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is store off-site.  Items stored off-site require a minimum of 24 hours to retreive.
Acquisition Source: Historical Collection
Acquisition Method: Transfer
Related Materials: Terry Jordan Collection:  Log Cabin Register. For more information please see
Related Publications: Dog Trots and Mud Cats by Linda Lavender and Cirrus Bonneau
Preferred Citation: Dog Trots and Mud Cats: Photographs and Exhibit
Finding Aid Revision History: Rachel Motes processed an accretion of three new boxes [Boxes 3, 4, and 5] to this collection on 5/24/2017.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 2: Dog Trots and Mud Cats Exhibit Preparation Material, circa 1976Add to your cart.
The material in this box was used in the preparation of a traveling exhibit on the history of log cabins. The exhibit drew on the research of Dr. Terry Jordan  and the book Dog Trots and Mud Cats by Linda Lavender and Cirrus Bonneau.
Barcode: 642744
Folder 1: NegativesAdd to your cart.
Also includes negatives related to the corresponding log-cabin book published by Linda Lavender and Cirrus Bonneau, as well as corresponding exposure notes for those negatives. Some are labeled as to where they are published in the book, while others are unidentified as being specifically located and/or used.
Folder 2: PrintsAdd to your cart.
Prints of advertisements that use log cabins to sell a product, sell log cabin furniture, or provide instruction on how to build a log cabin.
Folder 3: MapAdd to your cart.
A map showing the "Distribution of Log Construction, Eastern Half of Anglo-America."
Folder 4: PrintAdd to your cart.
An image of the John Neely Bryan log cabin in downtown Dallas.
Folder 5: LabelsAdd to your cart.
Two text labels for the exhibit printed with black letters on clear plastic.
Item 6: Three ring binderAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Exhibit Panel PlansAdd to your cart.
Four pages of notebook paper with the outline of the exhibit panel plans with titles and lists of images to be used.
Folder 2: Photo MuralsAdd to your cart.
A folder with information on photography credits for panels 2,3, 11, and 16; "The Color Lab, Inc., Price List 1978;" and an image of the door of a log cabin.
Folder 3: Panel 1Add to your cart.
"Panel 1: Introduction and Credits"
Folder 4: Panel 3: What is a Log HouseAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Panel 4: Where Did They Come From?Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Panel 6: Gone To TexasAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Panel 7: Give My Love to Sister AmandaAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Panel 8: Myths and RomanticismAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Panel 9: Making the MythAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Panel 10: Sawn LumberAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Panel 11: Depression HousesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Panels 13 and 14: Remodeling and RestorationAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Panel 15: Contemporary Construction "Pre-Fabs"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Panel 14: Open to the PublicAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Color WorkAdd to your cart.
This folder contains information on screen printing, a copy of the brochure for the exhibit, lists, copies, and examples of log cabin art and advertising.
Folder 16: Doye Homestead - Maxwell FamilyAdd to your cart.
Item 17: Binder ContentsAdd to your cart.
The binder has diagrams, measurements, text, lists of items needed, research notes, photographic prints, budget information, and drawings for each panel.

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