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Historical Collection - Collected Materials | University Archives

Collection Overview

Title: Historical Collection - Collected MaterialsAdd to your cart.
ID: 01/U0663
Extent: 29.0 Boxes

The individual collections are divided into the following series: general, subject headings, business and organizations, university materials, photographs, negatives and slides, and artifacts.

The individual collections are arranged based on their unique contents.

Languages: English

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A collection of documents, photographs, and personal papers that were donated to the former museum on the University of North Texas campus that was known as the Historical Collection.  The collections have various donors.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The materials that are held include photographic prints and negatives, artifacts, business and organizational records, papers from university alumni, university and school organizations documents, and items of general historical interest.

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: Portions of this collection are stored off-site and require a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.  Boxes 80 and 81 are housed in the Research Collections Library.
Acquisition Source: Historical Collection; Art Department
Acquisition Method: Transferred to Archives from the Historical Collection in 1986. The Art Department transferred the Texas County Courthouse slides to the University Archives.
Finding Aid Revision History: Rachel Motes processed to this collection the accretions of Box 61 on August 5, 2016, Box 80 on June 30, 2017, and Box 81 on July 5, 2017.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 7: ArtifactsAdd to your cart.
Box 42: Coins - All Over the WorldAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 706512
Box 43: Stereoptican ViewerAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 706071
Box 56: Hat PinsAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 642152
Item 1: Hat Pin (77.23.99)Add to your cart.
Black plastic or bakelite multi-faceted head on a hat pin.  The metal shaft is rusted.
Item 2: Hat Pin (N.17)Add to your cart.
Round, brass top with "BS" on it, with a brass shaft.
Item 3: Hat Pin (N.21)Add to your cart.
A sheild shaped top with the image of a clipper ship and building on it. It has a brass shaft.
Item 4: Hat Pin (N.18)Add to your cart.
Flower shaped head with rhinestones decorating the center and each petal.
Item 5: Hat Pin (47.15)Add to your cart.
Small, white, glass toped head; stem and pin have blue cast to them.
Item 6: Hat Pin (N.20)Add to your cart.
Round, smoked white, glass head on the pin; shaft is rusty.  The head looks white from the top and almost clear from the side.
Box 57: Carroll CollectionAdd to your cart.
This box is kept in the Special Collection's vault.
Barcode: 642151
Folder 1: Telegram (N.27), 1882/10/1Add to your cart.
Telegram on railroad pass for Mrs. Carroll and daughter to El Paso. "To J. R. Armstron, Agent Denton; This telegram coutersigned by you will pass Mrs. Carroll and Daughter from Denton to El Paso and return good until oct. 1st 1882, request by J. C. Brown."
Folder 2: Railroad Pass (N.31, N.39) and Ticket (N.33), 1833 and no dateAdd to your cart.
N.31 = Rectangula shaped railroad ticket for "St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern, Texas and Pacific Railway, International and Great Northern RR." The pass is for J. A. Carroll and wife.  N.33 = Railroad ticket, rectangualr, for the "International and Great Northern Railroad." Light blue ink stains on the ticket. N.39 = Railroad pass: "Houston and Texas Central Railway Co." that is dated 1883, from the "Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Co."
Folder 3: Railroad Pass (N.40, N.42), Meal Ticket (N.43), 1882, 1883Add to your cart.
N.40 = Railroad pass: rectangualr railroad pass, dated 1883, fromthe "Fort Worth and Dencer City Railway Co." N.42 = Railroad pass: Missouri Pacific Railway Co. quarterly pass.  Pass was issued to J. A. Carroll for use between Denton and Dallas; No. 377; December 31, 1882. N.43 = Meal Ticket: Rectangular meal ticket for J. A. Carroll and his wife.  Room #172; B.D.S. (Breakfast, Dinner, Supper) for M[onday] - F[riday] and Breakfast punched on Saturday.  Date: October 1, 1883.
Folder 4: Name Cards (N.46, N.47), Conductor's Check (N.48, N.49), no dateAdd to your cart.
N.46 = Seven rectangular name cards for J. A. Carroll from Denton, Texas. N.47 = One name card with J. E. (?) Mulford, "Southern." N.48 = Conductor's Check stub from "international and Great Northern RR", number "1150," which is light brown in color. N.49 = Conductor's Check stub from Denton to El Paso.
Folder 5: Personnal Message (N.50), no dateAdd to your cart.
White paper that has turned brown with a private massage to Mr. Carroll from M. Dermont (McDermott).  The paper has holes or is torn in three places.
Box 58: ClothingAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 642150
Item 1: Camisole (83.18.6)Add to your cart.
This item is identified in the Historical Collection records as a corset cover. It has a peplum hem with a stay tract waist.  Sleeveless with scalloped neckline and arms.  It has floral eyelet pattern and closses in front with four mother of pearl buttons.
Item 2: Bustle (37.24)Add to your cart.
Woven wire bustle, cresennt shaped, cloth strap with metal buckel on one end.  The straps are fraying.
Box 59: Branding IronsAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 642149
Item 1: Branding Iron (G.140)Add to your cart.
"T" with flat bottom bar and curved top bar.  This branding iron has a short handle.
Item 2: Branding Iron (37.2)Add to your cart.
Running iron (flat bar).
Individual Artifact Barcode: 642366
Box 61: The Confederate States of America Dollar BillsAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 642180
Folder 1: The State of Arkansas Five Dollar Bill, 02-09-1861Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Confederate States of America Twenty Dollar Bill, 02-09-1861Add to your cart.
Note: Has "1615 - Billie Faye James" written on the back in what appears to be black ink from a pen
Folder 3: The Confederate States of America Ten Dollar Bill, 17-02-1864Add to your cart.
Box 86: InkwellsAdd to your cart.
Barcode: 702971
Item 1: Inkwell, undatedAdd to your cart.
Clear glass inkwell that has rounded corners, a grid pattern on the base, and a round opeinging (part of which is broken off).
Museum Number: G.481m
Item 2: Inkwell, undatedAdd to your cart.
Small, blue glass inkwell with the base of a metal lid (the top of the lid is missing).  The center of the glass body flares out and has chips out of the glass.
Item 3: Inkwell, undatedAdd to your cart.
A square, blue glass inwell, with each side divided into four squares.  The opening is round with a metal ring around it that was the base of a lid.  The lid is missing.
Donor: 80.4.531
Museum Number: 80.4.531
Item 4: Inkwell, undatedAdd to your cart.
Clear glass inkwell with twelve round glass "bubbles" on the base. The body has six sides with raised ovals in the center of each wall.  The ovals are surrounded by dots. The is a six sided neck that flares out to a round lip. The round center opening shows signs of wear, as though it originally had a stopper.
Museum Number: G.481L
Item 5: Inkwell, undatedAdd to your cart.
Blue glass inkwell tha is square with corners had been flattened. There is a raised center square with a circular well in the center. There are chips out of the glass.
Donor: 80.4.533
Museum Number: 80.4.533
Box 87: Inkwell, circa 1867Add to your cart.
Inkwell set: clear glass base with two inset squares to set the inkwells in. There are also two deep depressions to hold pens. The inkwells are of clear glass with corners that have been flattened and sloped endges at top.  Round wood tops with wood and glass insert to hold the ink.
Barcode: 702972
Donor: 41.26a-i
Museum Number: 41.26a-i

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