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[Cavalry Soldiers at Fort Sam Houston]

Description: Postcard of a large group of cavalry soldiers on horseback in a field at Fort Sam Houston with two two-story buildings visible in the background. Several of the men in the center are holding tubas, trombones, and other musical instruments and on the front of the postcard a type-written text reads "Last Day at Ft. Sam Houston. April, 16th 1920."
Date: April 16, 1920
Location: None
Partner: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

[Cavalry Soldiers at River]

Description: Postcard of a group of cavalry soldiers on horseback in and next to a river with a bridge and trees visible in the background. In the foreground one group of soldiers are in the river with some of the horses drinking water and on the right several other men are waiting on the riverbank. A text on the front of the postcard reads "Watering At Von Ormy."
Date: 1915~
Partner: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

Sectional Rim

Description: Patent for a sectional rim, which provides a sectional demountable tire rim with interlocking means to easily actuate and separate so that the tire can be removed from or applied to the rim.
Date: May 31, 1921
Creator: Williams, Harry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Interview with Zoe, Grace, and Kai Purtell]

Description: Interview with Grace, Zoe, and Kai Purtell regarding their adoptions from Guangdong Province (Grace and Zoe) and Yunnan Province (Kai), China. At the time of the interview, Grace and Zoe (twins) were nine years old and Kai was five years old. Kai shares his adoption story and the surgeries he's had to correct his cleft palate. Zoe speaks about her desire to visit China when she's older and Grace speaks about her skill with drawing.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 8 minutes 59 seconds
Creator: Purtell, Zoe; Purtell, Grace & Purtell, Kai
Partner: St. Edward’s University
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[Oral History With Vonna Purtell]

Description: Oral History with Vonna Purtell regarding the adoptions of Grace, Zoe, and Kai from Guangdong Province (Grace and Zoe) and Yunnan Province (Kai), China. She speaks about her and her husband's decision to adopt from China, the decision to adopt twice, and the adoption process for all their children. She also discusses Kai's cleft palate surgeries and the cultural differences between the United States and China regarding physical differences.
Date: 2015~
Duration: 46 minutes 35 seconds
Creator: Purtell, Vonna
Partner: St. Edward’s University

Blackboard.

Description: Patent for a rotating blackboard that can be covered when not in use, as well as adjusted to different heights and locked into place so the writer can utilize every available space of the blackboard. The inventor designed the blackboard "for use in schools and brokerage offices."
Date: March 8, 1921
Creator: Grothaus, Julia
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Adoption Statement of Vonna, Grace, Zoe, and Kai Purtell]

Description: Personal statement of Grace, Zoe, Kai, and Vonna Purtell regarding the adoptions of Grace, Zoe, and Kai from Guangdong Province (Grace and Zoe) and Yunnan Province (Kai), China. Grace and Zoe are twins, and Kai, their younger brother describe each other and share some of their interests. Vonna discusses how growing up in a military family shaped her ideas about her family, stating that "The military's made of multiracial people..and you never thought twice about it." There is a photo of Grace, Zoe, and Kai Purtell on the last page of the document.
Date: 2015~
Creator: Purtell, Vonna; Purtell, Grace; Purtell, Zoe & Purtell, Kai
Partner: St. Edward’s University

Findings and Recommendations: A Report From the Police Advisory Review Committee to the City Manager

Description: Report from the Police Advisory and Review Committee containing their findings and recommendations to the City Manager of San Antonio, Texas. The committee reviewed San Antonio's current police review and disciplinary process, evaluate other cities' review procedures, and to review the United States Department of Justice report, "Police Brutality Study, FY 1985-1990."
Date: December 7, 1992
Creator: Arellano, Roberto C.; Contreras, Jose António; Frost, Tom C.; Hilliard, Robert L. M.; Lott, Evelyn T. & Truchard, Mildred
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas

Statement by Barbara Jordan

Description: Statement by Barbara Jordan for the opening ceremony of the Barbara Jordan Community Center in San Antonio, Texas. The statement was read by Mario Marcel Salas.
Date: November 6, 1983
Creator: Jordan, Barbara
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas

[Organizations United for Eastside Development's Statement on Candidates for  City Council District 2 Election]

Description: Document discussing the Organizations United for Eastside Development's position on three candidates for district 2 in the San Antonio City Council, Waymond Wilson, Henry G. Hadigian, and Joshua Smith. "1978-1979" is written in the upper right corner of the page.
Date: [1978..1979]
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas

[Program: Fifth Annual Celebration Martin Luther King, Jr.]

Description: Program for the Fifth Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. organized by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial City-County Commission in San Antonio, Texas. The schedule events take place between January 12 and January 21, 1991 and the theme for 1991's celebration is "Non-Violence: A Time to Act...A Way to Live!"
Date: January 1991
Creator: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial City-County Commisison
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas

[Clipping: S. African blacks must fight oppression, ANC member says]

Description: Newspaper clipping of the article, "S. African blacks must fight oppression, ANC member says," in the San Antonio Express-News discussing Lyndall Shope-Mafole's speech at a Sunday evening service celebrating Nelson Mandela's release from prison. The cited attendance number, "over 200" is underlined in blue ink and has an arrow from it to a handwritten note reading, "700."
Date: July 23, 1990
Creator: Garcia, Victor J.
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas

[Order Form for a Cast Aluminum Plaque]

Description: Order form from the Southwell Company for a cast aluminum plaque which will be the historic marker for the African American Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. The text for the plaque was written by Mario Salas and the artwork drawn by Tony Perez.
Date: September 24, 2008
Creator: The Southwell Company
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas

[Funeral Program for George "Mickey" Leland, August 22, 1989]

Description: Funeral program for George Thomas "Mickey" Leland, born November 27, 1944 and died August 7, 1989. The funeral was held August 22, 1989 at New Union Missionary Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. R. L. Hayes III. Several people spoke during the service, including Karyne Jones Conley, Rev. C. W. Black, Jr., and John Saunders.
Date: August 22, 1989
Partner: Private Collection of Mario Marcel Salas
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