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Oral History Interview with Garza, Leo, June 24, 2015

Description: Interview with Leo Garza, a Chicano activist from Harlingen, Texas. In his interview, Garza discusses his early life, his activism, the Raza Unida Party, civil rights organizations, his work as a teacher, healthcare in South Texas, and the needs of the migrant community.
Date: June 24, 2015
Creator: Garza, Leo; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Rogelio Nuñez, June 16, 2015

Description: Interview with Rogelio Nuñez, executive director of legal defense and advocacy organization Proyecto Libertad from Harlingen, Texas. In the interview, Nuñez discusses his early life and education, Chicano activism, and Proyecto Libertad.
Date: June 16, 2015
Creator: Nuñez, Rogelio; Gutierrez, Jose Angel; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Water-Elevator.

Description: Patent for a water elevator that is composed of a band with buckets attached that goes around the structure in a circle delivering water.
Date: September 5, 1911
Creator: Thompson, James W. & Hathaway, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand-Transplanter

Description: Patent for a "manually operated device, adapted for the manipulation of small plants, during the transplanting of the same, and the thinning out of closely growing plants" (lines 9-13). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 7, 1911
Creator: Thompson, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of a White Building]

Description: Photograph of a white building with wood siding and French doors. Above the doorway is an arch window and a three-tiered tower. To the left behind the structure is another white building. On the right side of the building are palm trees. The road in front of the building is dirt.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Exterior through Screen Door]

Description: Photograph of a yard and building taken from inside through a screen door. The exterior of the opposing building is white with wood siding. Stone steps lead from the screen door to the opposing structure. On the right of the steps is a wooden seesaw. Inside, in front of the screen door, the top of a wooden chair is silhouetted.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Group from Training School Institute]

Description: Photograph of a group standing in front of the doorway of a white building. The group, identified as from a training school institute, consists of men, women, and one boy child all dressed in Sunday attire. The building behind them is white with wood siding. Above the doorway is an arch window. Two bicycles are in front of the building to the left of the group.
Date: 1949
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Group from Training School Institute]

Description: Photograph of a group standing in front of the doorway of a building. The group, identified as from a training school institute, consists of men, women, and one boy child all dressed in Sunday attire. The building behind them is white with wood siding. Above the doorway is an arch window. A bicycle is parked in front of the building to the left of the group. It appears to be a windy day.
Date: [1949]
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Group in Front of White Building]

Description: Photograph of a group in front of a building. The group consists of mostly children with a few adults. The group is dressed predominantly in Sunday attire. The building behind them is white with wood siding. The lawn they are on is mostly dirt. The road in front of the yard is also dirt.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Children in Front of a White Building]

Description: Photograph of small girls standing in front of a white building. The girls are wearing dresses and standing in a row. On the right of the group is a women bending down to pick up a child. The building immediately behind them has wood siding. In the distant background is another white building with wood planking and red trim.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Children in Front of a White Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of children standing in front of a white building. The groups consists of both boys and girls and they are mostly dressed in Sunday attire. The building behind them has wood siding and green trim around the inside of the windows. The children are described as "Pioneers."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Children in Front of a White Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of children standing in front of a white building. The group consists of boys and girls, and they are mostly dressed in Sunday attire. To the right of the group is a woman wearing a green dress and holding a red purse. The day appears to be windy. The building behind them has wood siding and green trim around the inside of the windows. A bicycle is parked in front of the building behind the group.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Children in Front of White Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of children standing in front of a white building. The boys and girls are standing in a row and are dressed in Sunday attire. Behind the group on the left is an older girl wearing a blue dress. The building behind the children has wood siding. In front of the children, flat stone blocks are laying on the ground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Young People in Front of White Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of young people standing in front of a white building. The group consists of six young women and two young men all dressed in Sunday attire. Two of the girls are wearing head scarves. The building behind the group has wood siding. To the right of the group, a younger boy is saluting.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of E.P. Castaneda and Children on Porch of Manse]

Description: Photograph of E.P. Castaneda and four girls on the porch of a house. Castaneda is dressed in slacks, button-down shirt, and tie. The girls are more casually dressed. Two of the girls are identified as his daughters while the other two are neighbor children. The house is white with wood siding and is identified as a manse for an unknown church. On either side of the porch are tall bushes with red flowers.
Date: 1953
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Harlingen Presbyterian Church # 1]

Description: Photograph of the front righthand side of the Harlingen Presbyterian Church. Above the main entrance, which are windowed double doors, there is a three tiered tower with windows. In the background next to the church, there is a two-story house with a porch facing the same direction as the church is. There are two small trees in the foreground and a few in the background behind the house. On the back of the photograph, handwriting is visible at the top. It reads, "Harlingen 1952 Mex. Presby. Church. Old manse -used for S.S."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Harlingen Presbyterian Church#2]

Description: Photograph of the front righthand side of the Harlingen Presbyterian Church. Above the main entrance, which are windowed double doors, there is a three tiered tower with windows. In the background next to the church, there is a two-story house with a porch facing the same direction as the church is. There are two small trees in the foreground and a few in the background behind the house. On the back of the photograph, handwriting is visible at the top. It reads, "Harlingen Church and old manse 1952"
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of Small House with Vines in Harlingen]

Description: Photograph of the front of a small, light colored house in Harlingen. There are wooden steps leading up to the front porch in front of the large, windowed front door. On either side of the door there are tall windows that frame it. There are two garden trellises with over grown vines on either side of the front porch. The roof of the house is very wide, and it slopes down toward the viewer. There is a chimney on the far right of the image. On the back of the photograph, there is handwriting visible that reads, "Harlingen- New manse 1952". There is also an upside down stamp that reads "430D".
Date: 1952
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Harlingen Presbyterian Church #3]

Description: Photograph of the front lefthand side of the Harlingen Presbyterian Church. Above the main entrance, which are windowed double doors, there is a three tiered tower with windows. Square tile stones line the path in front of the church. Behind the church, trees and shrubs are visible, and the sky appears to be very cloudy. On the back of the photograph, handwriting at the top reads, "Harlingen 1952". There is also an upside down stamp in the middle that reads, "169D".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Petition for clemency for Roberto Jimenez sent to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles]

Description: Unsigned, undated copy of petition asking for clemency be granted to Roberto Jimenez of Harlingen, Texas sent to The Honorable Board of Pardons and Paroles in Austin, Texas. Jimenez was convicted on May 13, 1952 and sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary. The petitioners feel the sentence was too severe and give character references to back up their plea.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ed Idar, Jr.]

Description: Letter from Ed Idar, Jr. requesting further information and clarification of Senator Rogers Kelley's and LULAC's reactions to "WHO will assume the responsibility of seeing that Mexican-American citizens in the Valley qualify as voters." Idar, Jr. writes: "it is incumbent that we be informed if the LULAC meeting in Harlingen endorsed the words of Senator Kelley and if such endorsement is in line with basic LULAC policy."
Date: unknown
Creator: Idar, Eduardo, Jr.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library