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Description: Patent for a simple, inexpensive, and compact check-punch that can be operated by one hand and doesn't take much power to operate. The machine consists of two movable members, "one of which carries all of the male and the other all of the female dies, said members being so related that when moved relatively to each other in one direction all the male dies move as a single member...and enter the female dies, and when moved in the opposite direction all of said male dies are withdrawn" (lines 12-… more
Date: March 17, 1896
Creator: Woodworth, Charles H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from George L. Meyer to Josephine Bahl, August 17, 1896]

Description: Letter written to Josephine Bahl from George L. Meyer while Josephine was in Mascoutah, Illinois visiting relatives. Meyer says that he will be visiting Mascoutah soon and wants to eat with her in the morning; he also mentions the fact someone sent him a letter and he wants to talk to her about the sender.
Date: August 17, 1896
Creator: Meyer, George L.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Train Engine #220 and Car]

Description: Photograph of a train engine and attached car, viewed from the side. Smoke rises from a small chimney atop the engine. Grassy land fills the front. Handwritten text below the image says, "Reynolds, Ill Mar 17th 1938 - Rock Island Southern #220 (ex T&P #231)."
Date: March 17, 1938
Creator: Winters, Charles E.
Partner: The Grace Museum

Oral History Interview with John Andrews, March 26, 2004

Description: Interview with John Andrews, a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps from Kentwood, Louisiana. The transcript includes a list of questions regarding Andrews's training and service in World War II as a B-29 command pilot and flight instructor throughout the United States.
Date: May 17, 2005
Creator: Coy, Larisa L. & Andrews, John
Partner: Lee College

Keyboard for Writing Machines.

Description: Patent for improved keyboards for writing machines "having its keys so arranged that the fingers of the operator may rest upon the keyboard in an easy and natural manner, the keys being so disposed with relation to each other that the fingers of the operator may reach all of them with the least possible strain or exertion" (lines 16-22). This improvement allows the operator to work at maximum speed and efficiency.
Date: April 17, 1917
Creator: Edwards, Alrah B. & Russell, Frank K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Plane]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: December 17, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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