By Perri Hamilton
|Title:||Joseph William "Dad" Pender Papers, 1925-1958|
|Primary Creator:||Joseph William Pender (1876-1969)|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThe bulk of the contents of this collection were publications that were presented to J. W. “Dad” Pender from individuals or groups that wished to thank him for his support, scholarship and leadership. The remainder of the collection is made up of testimonial letters and a small collection of photographs.
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|Acquisition Source:||Tranfer within the UNT Libraries|
|Related Materials:||Clippings in the UNT clippings file.|
|Preferred Citation:||Joseph William "Dad" Pender Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections|
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A bible that was given to J. W. "Dad" Pender and is inscribed,
“Presented to J. W. “Dad” Pender, Sunday School Teacher, By: the Ministers
Association of Denton, Texas, September 30th 1952, Nation-wide
Observance of the publishing of The Revised Standard Version of the Holy
Bible In recognition of his Christian Service to this Community.”
This bible was given to J. W. "Dad" Pender with a typed note taped inside that reads,
“Christmas 1953. To Our Beloved
Teacher, “Dad” Pender. We give you this book, “The Holy Bible”, as a token
of your love and affection for you, and appreciation of your services as “Our
Teacher”, for these many years.
As you read it and study its meaning for us, and bring us your
interpretations for our good, we pray for you that your life may be spared
for many years that you may continue your good work in this community as
a messenger of Jesus love to us.
With our love and best wishes to you, and yours, we are, Yours sincerely,
Business Mens Bible Class.”
This book documents the acitivies of the Masons in the late 1930s. It has an incription that reads,
“Presented to my warm personal friend and co-laborer for his invaluable
aid during my year as GHP [Grand High Priest]. I appreciate you for your
assistance; I respect you for your ability; I honor you for your achievements;
I value and cherish you for your friendship; and I love you for yourself and
for your filial devotion. Sincerely, Joe W. Pender, Sr. _____ “Dad” “
“Sincerely of aims, Joe W. Pender, Sr. “Dad” Grand High Priest Grand
Chapter of Texas, 1939."
The thesis written by Joseph William Pender to fulfill the requirements for his Master of Arts degree at Baylor University.
A compilation of letters to “Dad” Pender celebrating his life and work and the program for a Testimonial Dinner in Pender’s honor, October 13, 1960; “November 4, 1960, Dear Dad: For my Birthday gift to you on your 85th birthday, I have chosen to present this bound record of written expressions of the love, respect, admiration and enduring regard in which you are held by _____ your loving friends and contemporaries. ‘May the Lord bless and keep you, May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.’ Your Sincere Friend, Walter Morrison”
Sayings of Jesus Gathered from the four gospels and printed with decoration by Valenti Angelo; Mount Vernon, The Peter Pauper Press, MCMXL (1940); “July 11-1945, To my dear “Dad” Pender, one whom I love, from J. Fred Rayzor."
Nine Circles of the Triangle by William Herschel Bruce, Ph.D., President Emeritus of UNT; Published by the North Texas State Teachers College, 1932; the book is incribed, “To J. W. Pender with high regards of the author, W. H. Bruce, March 12, 1932.”
Auld Lang Syne: NTSNC North Texas State Normal College] is a collection of letters testifying to the importance of mother and “Dad” Pender to the writers’ lives. The book contains a program for the 1971 dedication of the Social Science Building (now Wooten Hall) are included. Photographs were found inside the book and were placed in another folder.
Photograghs that had been placed in the scrapbook Auld Lang Sygne. They were removed to protect them. They appear show Joseph William "Dad" Pender throughout his life. He is seen with a group of fellow Masons in two images.Prints: 6
This book is part of the collection, but has been moved to rare book room storage. It can be found in the UNT Libraries catalog.
Milton’s Paradise Lost Illustrated by Gustave Dore has this inscription inside: “To Rev. A. C. Pender from
One that loves him. ‘Our faith is in the hands of God, Why should we doubt
out fear? Our Father’s heart will never cause His child a needless tear.’ O. A.
This book has been been removed and is held in the Rare Book collection.
Item 12: Foot-Prints of Time: As Revealed in Travel in Europe, Egypt, Syria, and Palestine By J. N. Rayzor [James Newton Rayzor], 1927This book has the inscription, “To my good Deacon brother,J. W. Pender, J. W. Rayzor, Jan. 20th, 1927.” This book has been placed in the Special Collection's book collection.