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Gray's new map of California.

Description: Map shows township grid, railroads, counties, military posts, and notable physical features in California. Insets shows street names, parks, wards, public areas, military facilities, and docks in San Francisco; Yosemite Valley trails; overview of San Francisco Bay railroads. Verso of map shows Nevada township grid, counties, Native American reservations, railroads, notable physical features, cities, and towns. Includes text and authorities. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [ca. 1:2,200,000].
Date: 1884
Creator: Gray, Frank A.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

["Empire Builder" at Puget Sound]

Description: Great Northern Railway's "Empire Builder" train No. 31, westbound, traverses the route along Puget Sound, nearing Seattle, 1929.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Oral History Interview with James William Harrison, January 27, 2005

Description: Interview with James William "Bill" Harrison, a serviceman in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He explains how he joined the navy in San Diego without going to boot camp. He worked on an oil tanker that shipped out to Pearl Harbor a month after the attack there and transported fuel out of San Diego to various ships at sea. He was then transfered to Admiral Nimitz's public relations department. There he and two others wrote stories about the action in the Pacific theater, particularly about the Battle of Midway. They also contributed to a radio show and worked with the national press corps. He then worked at the Naval Air Station in Seattle before traveling to Hilo, Hawaii to meet with soldiers who had returned from Tarawa. In Texas, he attended officer training school and college at Southwestern University. After the war ended, he studied at the University of Texas and University of Oklahoma for law school. He recalls an incident in which his office released a story about a cat that had kittens on board a cruiser; they reported this good news from the Pacific prior to the Battle of Midway. He also met Admirals Nimitz and Byrd, typed up a letter for Elliott Roosevelt to his father (without knowing at the time that he was President Roosevelt's son), and received a ride from shipbuilder and Kaiser Permanente founder Henry J. Kaiser while hitchhiking during leave.
Date: January 27, 2005
Creator: Parish, Brainerd & Harrison, James William
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Mary Schandua, July 9, 2004

Description: Interview with Mary Schandua, a riveter for the Boeing Company during World War II. Florence Reeves also participates in the interview. She began working for the Boeing Company as a riveter in Seattle after she married her husband John, who was in the service. She assembled wing sections on aircraft.
Date: July 9, 2004
Creator: Nichols, Chuck & Schandua, Mary
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Women Defense Plant Workers

Description: Copy negative of a group of five women sitting on the steps in front of a building. They are all wearing uniforms and are defense plant workers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Aerial View of Port Town

Description: Copy negative of an aerial view of Port Bremerton in Washington state with Navy ships USS Lexington and USS Saratoga on the right at dock there. There are buildings, streets, trees, and the ocean water of the inlet.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oregon.

Description: Map shows railroads, counties, cities, towns, Native American reservations, and notable physical features. Includes area statistics, index to counties and chief cities in upper and lower margins for each map. Inset: "Outline map of Washington showing city limits, parks, and boulevards." Scale [ca. 1:2,154,240] and [ca. 1:2,027,520].
Date: 1901
Creator: Rand McNally and Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Rand McNally & Co.'s new business atlas map of Washington.

Description: Explanation and supporting information related to map that shows early nineteenth century Washington counties, township grid, Native American reservations, railroads, national parks, and notable physical features.
Date: 1910
Creator: Rand McNally and Company
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Letter from Mary H. Langford to Thelma Rice - 1992]

Description: Letter from Mary H. Langford to Thelma Rice discussing the use of funds to host an expensive gala at the upcoming National Assembly of The Links, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. The Spokane, Washington chapter has collected a $1,200 member assessment under threat of expulsion from Links. Langford has enclosed the check but would like the area and national directors to reconsider the intended use of these funds. She and other members of the Spokane chapter believe it is inappropriate to hold a lavish party at the National Assembly during an economic recession that is taking a toll on so many Americans, and particularly on black families.
Date: 1992~
Creator: Langford, Mary H.
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Thelma Rice to Sister Links - January 21, 1992]

Description: Letter from Thelma Rice to members of The Links, Inc. in the western United States. Rice has enclosed three important documents to be shared among the members of every chapter: the new Western Area Handbook, the revised and updated Western Area By-Laws, and a copy of Rice's reply to a letter about concerns related to expenditures for a gala at the upcoming National Assembly.
Date: January 21, 1992
Creator: Rice, Thelma
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Letter from Thelma Rice to Mary H. Langford - January 13, 1992]

Description: Letter from Thelma Rice to Mary H. Langford stating that she received Langford's letter about the appropriateness of The Links, Inc. holding an expensive gala during a time of economic hardship. Although she understands Langford's concerns, the gala is a tradition for which planning began several years ago. She is not sure whether plans for the gala can be altered at this point but will make sure her concerns are discussed with the national director.
Date: January 13, 1992
Creator: Rice, Thelma
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Mailgram from Ray A. Gano to Manuel Gonzales - 1976-12-07]

Description: Mailgram addressed to Manuel Gonzales and dated December 7, 1976. The message confirms a mailgram from Ray A. Gano, Abrazar Project Task Force Chairman, to Pete Villa. The message indicates that the audit of the LULAC Abrazar Project is being compiled without his input as Villa has not responded to the request for information.
Date: December 7, 1976
Creator: Gano, Ray A.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Explorations and surveys for a rail road route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, War Department : Routes near the 47th and 49th parallels ; profiles from explorations and surveys made under the direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War.

Description: Map shows altitude, grade, and distances of potential railroad route across Washington Territory [modern-day Idaho, Montana, and Washington]; military posts and camps, river crossings, and mountain passes. Relief shown by profile and spot heights. Scale [1:1,200,000].
Date: 1855
Creator: Stevens, Isaac Ingalls, 1818-1862
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Letter from Mary P. Travers to Sterling Houston - November 15, 1993]

Description: Letter from Mary Travers, vice president of Alice B. Theatre, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. She writes to congratulate him on being one of ten people chosen as a finalist for a position on the artistic staff. The rest of the letter details how the upcoming weeks will look like for the finalists, and what materials they need to send so that the theatre can make their final decision.
Date: November 15, 1995
Creator: Travers, Mary P.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika in 6 Blättern, Bl. 1

Description: Map shows cities, military posts, railroads, roads, areas of Native American habitation, and Indian reservations for Washington, Oregon and Idaho and portions of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. Includes names and dates for expeditionary routes. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale [1:3,700,000].
Date: 1885
Creator: Petermann, A. (August), 1822-1878.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Johnson's Oregon and Washington.

Description: Map shows roads, railroads, counties, military posts, areas of Native American habitation, mining activity, cities, and towns. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Scale not given.
Date: 1865
Creator: Johnson, A. J. (Alvin Jewett), 1827-1884
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Birdseye view of Oregon and part of Washington.

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century Oregon and Washington railroads, towns, mountain peaks, lakes, and lighthouses; course of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Relief shown by shading. Not drawn to scale.
Date: 1887
Creator: West Shore Lithographing and Engraving Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Soil map, Washington, Sunnyside sheet.

Description: Map shows soil composition, roads, existing and proposed canals, railroads, towns, and township grid, for a portion of Yakima County; Yakima Indian reservation boundary. Includes soil profile and legend. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [1:63,360].
Date: 1901
Creator: United States Bureau of Soils.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map of Oregon and Upper California : from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities.

Description: Map shows major physical features, areas of Indian habitation, major cities and towns; northern portion of map is labeled Oregon Territory, Missouri Territory, southern portion is Upper California and New Mexico; February 1848 treaty boundary line between Mexico and the United States. Includes notes and "explanations." Inset: "Profile of the travelling route from the South Pass of the the Rocky Mountains to the Bay of San Francisco." Relief shown by hachures and spot heights, and by profile. Scale [1:3,000,000].
Date: 1848
Creator: Preuss, Charles, 1803-1854
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library