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Faith of our Fathers Program, 1957

 File — Box: 11, Folder: 16
Faith of Our Fathers Bulletin Front
Faith of Our Fathers Bulletin Front
Faith of Our Father Bulletin Back
Faith of Our Father Bulletin Back

Scope and Content

From the Collection:

The Denton Centennial Collection objects have been donated by the Denton Centennial Commission, Mrs. Cecil T. Massey, Mrs. Robin L. Galvin, and Alma Lane Chambers. The materials include hats, buttons, programs, scrapbooks, tickets, and ribbons related to the Denton Centennial Celebration. Some of the scrapbook materials include photographs, papers, and newspaper articles before 1957. Most of the objects relate more to the planning and advertising of the Centennial Celebration rather than the Celebration itself.

The collection is arranged into five series: Series I. Scrapbooks, Series II. Ephemera, Series III. Printed Materials, Series IV. Photographs, and Series V. Film.

Series I. is Scrapbooks (1957). This contains two subseries. Subseries 1. is Denton Centennial Commission Scrapbooks and Competition Scrapbooks. The Denton Centennial Commission Scrapbooks subseries is 3 scrapbooks by the Denton Centennial Commission and Mrs. Cecil J. Massey on the planning, carrying out, and reception of the Centennial Celebration. These scrapbooks include newspaper articles, letters, and internal papers. Subseries 2. is Competition Scrapbooks. It includes scrapbooks created for the Centennial's scrapbooking competition by the Centennial Belles groups: Lee's Lassies, Rotary Annabelles, and Texsheen Belles. The competition scrapbooks include newspaper articles, photographs, planning materials, cards, letters, napkins, and advertisements.

Series II. is Memorabilia (1957). It includes objects like identfication buttons for Centennial Belles, Peddler Permits, and Shaving. It also includes two hats, ribbons dated 1957, and tickets.

Series III. is Printed Materials (1957) intended for distribution before and during the Centennial Celebration. These include "Faith of our Fathers" religious bulletins, Centurama programs, and the registration sheets for the Centennial Belles and Brothers of the Brush groups.

Series IV. is Photographs (1957-04-22). These were taken of the Centennial Parade from above and include floats, the audience, horses, marching banks, and tanks.

Series V. is Film (1957-04-22). The 8mm color film is of the Centennial Parade and audience from street-level.

Those interested in local history, especially early Denton history, will find this collection valuable.


  • 1957


Access Restrictions

Materials in this collection are open for research.


From the Collection: 3.3 Linear Feet (Seven nonstandard boxes (16.75 in. x 13 in. x 3 in.), two nonstandard boxes (13.5 in. x 12 in. x 6 in.), one nonstandard box (14.75 in. x 9.5 in. x 3 in.), one CD box (5.5 in. x 5 in. x 4.75 in.), one reel case (7.5 in x 1 in.))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

"Faith of Our Fathers" bulletin created by Denton Pastor's Association and used during the opening Sunday of the Centennial Celebration.

Repository Details

Part of the Denton, Texas Collection Repository

Emily Fowler Central Library
502 Oakland St.
Denton TX 76201 USA