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Service Truck

Description: Negative of a service truck in a junkyard surrounded by junked cars in Odessa, Texas. The truck belonged to J. P. "Bum" Gibbons Oil Well Servicing.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Scrapped Service Truck

Description: Negative of a broken down service truck in a junkyard surrounded by junked cars in Odessa, Texas. The truck belonged to J. P. "Bum" Gibbons Oil Well Servicing.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Pump-Rod Coupling

Description: The Patent for a Pump-Rod Coupling. Its creation allows for ease and speed in coupling or uncoupling to the wind mill rod.
Date: May 21, 1912
Creator: Massey, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Form letter from George C. Betts to Judge A. H. Dennison - October 7, 1942]

Description: A form letter addressed to Judge A. H. Dennison, 16th District Rehabilitation Officer, The American Legion, Odessa, Texas, from GCB--George C. Betts, Chairman Rehabilitation Program Committee, dated October 7, 1942. Betts advises that the American Legion Rehabilitation Program Committee met with the Department Rehabilitation Committee and selected Dennison as 16th District Rehabilitation Officer and then explains the goals regarding a rehabilitation program. He advises of the Department Commander appointment of Mr. Henri Warren as Chairman of the Department Rehabilitation Committee. Members of the Department Rehabilitation Program Committee: George C. Betts, L. L. B. Hofer, Howell S. Palmer, H. V. Royston, Henri Warren.
Date: October 7, 1942
Creator: Betts, George C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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Oral History Interview with Feliz Abalos, July 15, 2016

Description: Feliz Abalos was born (1979) and raised in Odessa, Texas. Abalos graduated from Odessa High School in 1996 a semester early and attended one spring semester at Sul Ross State University. She graduated from the University of Houston in 2001 and then attended law school at Ohio Northern University Abalos has been chair of the Ector County Democratic Party. She has worked in various local political campaigns since she was a child. Abalos was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Premium Basin Planned Parenthood.
Date: July 15, 2016
Duration: 51 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Abalos, Feliz & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Delma Abalos, July 14, 2016

Description: Delma Abalos was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. She attended Odessa College as well as the University of Texas-Permian Basin. Abalos gained her undergraduate degree in political science and her master’s degree in history. She now teaches courses in history, including Mexican American history, at Odessa College. Delma also served within the Ector County ISD board of trustees.
Date: July 14, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 44 minutes 28 seconds
Creator: Abalos, Delma; Moye, Todd; Wisley, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Hector Mendez, July 21, 2016

Description: Hector Mendez was raised in Big Lake, Texas and attended Angelo State University, where he was part of the Mexican American Student organization that called for ethnic studies in the university. He later attended the university of Texas Permian Basin for his master’s degree in education. He became the superintendent of Ector County Independent School District in the 2000s as conservative trustees led the district.
Date: July 21, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Mendez, Hector
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Karen Hildebrand, July 27, 2016

Description: Karen Hildebrand was born in Odessa, Texas in 1958. She graduated from Permian High School in 1976 and attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, where she graduated in 1981. Hildebrand returned to Odessa and worked for various non-profits, including Planned Parenthood. She served various capacities within Planned Parenthood, including becoming CEO for twenty-three years. Hildebrand has also served in the Peace Corps, earned a Master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas-Permian Basin, and now heads for a women’s crisis center.
Date: July 27, 2016
Duration: 45 minutes 01 second
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Hildebrand, Karen
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Gene Collins, July 8, 2016

Description: Gene Collins was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. He attended Abilene Christian University, where he was a campus and community civil rights organizer. He completed his college education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Collins is now a local businessman and minister in Odessa, Texas. He has been president of the Odessa NAACP for over 15 years, and co-chair for environmental justice for the statewide NAACP. He helped lead several efforts toward environmental justice in and outside Odessa.
Date: July 8, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 16 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Collins, Gene & Wisely, Karen
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Johnnie Mae Carter, July 6, 2016

Description: Audio recording of an interview with Johnnie Mae Carter, who was born in East Texas and grew up partly in College Station, Texas, Colorado, and Slaton, Texas. While living in Slaton, Carter was not allowed to attend the local high school because she is African American. Thus, she attended Dunbar High School in Lubbock, Texas. Her family later moved to Odessa, Texas. In Odessa, Carter attended Odessa College to become a nurse. She worked several years as a nurse and also volunteered and later worked for Planned Parenthood in Odessa.
Date: July 6, 2016
Duration: 45 minutes 34 seconds
Creator: Carter, Johnnie Mae & Wisely, Karen
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Daniel Caudillo, July 27, 2016

Description: Daniel Caudillo was born to Mexican immigrants in Odessa, Texas. He grew up as a migrant child with a home base in Odessa. Caudillo graduated from Permian High School in 2000, and then briefly attended Odessa College and the University of Texas-Permian Basin. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2003 and then the Law School of Texas Tech University in 2007. Caudillo then went to work for an immigration law firm in El Paso, Texas; he opened his own law firm dedicated to immigration law in 2008 with offices in both El Paso and Odessa. Caudillo advises the public on immigration law through various non-profits.
Date: July 27, 2016
Duration: 35 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Caudillo, Daniel; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Frizella Whitiker, July 7, 2016

Description: Frizella C. Whitiker was born in Greenwood, Lousiana and grew up in Austin, Texas. Whitiker graduated from Anderson High School and Samuel Huston University (1950), now Huston-Tillotson University, in Austin. Upon graduation, Whitiker moved to Odessa to teach in the Ector County Independent School District, specifically Blackshear High School. She retired from teaching in 1986. In Odessa, Whitiker has been a sponsor and board member of Head Start as well as a board member of the Black Cultural Council of Odessa. She has also been a leader of Mackey Chapel of the United Methodist Church.
Date: July 7, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes 55 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Whitaker, Frizella
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Carol Uranga, July 21, 2016

Description: Carol Uranga was born in 1949 in Marathon, Texas, but she was raised in Alpine, Texas. Growing up in Alpine and later in Pecos, she saw LULAC and the Brown Berets and Raza Unida Party protest and demand civil rights for Mexican Americans. Uranga graduated from central High School in Alpine in 1968. She moved to Pecos, Texas in 1974 when she married. In Pecos she became involved with women’s rights and LULAC, going to various civil rights conferences in other parts of the state. Indeed, Uranga helped organize what was perhaps the first women’s empowerment conference in West Texas, in Pecos in 1976 or 1977. Uranga moved to Odessa in the mid-1980s, where she helped re-start a LULAC chapter. She has since hosted radio shows centered on the Mexican American culture, she has helped start scholarship programs, local cultural events, including the nonprofit Hispanic Heritage of Odessa.
Date: July 21, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Uranga, Carol
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Mario Contreras, July 18, 2016

Description: Mario N. Contreras was born in 1951 in the south side of Odessa, Texas (the “original” barrio of Odessa). He grew up in that neighborhood and graduated from Ector High School in 1970. Afterward, Contreras attended Odessa College, Sul Ross State University, and Baylor University before graduating from the University of Texas-Permian Basin in 1974. Contreras briefly joined the Brown Berets of Odessa during the late 1960s. After college, Contreras became the first Mexican American salesman in West Texas for Xerox, where he became a top salesman at a state level. In 1988 Contreras founded his own consulting company, and in 2005 became a board member of the Mexican American Network of Odessa that became the Odessa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Date: July 18, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes 39 seconds
Creator: Contreras, Mario; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with K.T. McLeaish, July 11, 2016

Description: K.T. McLeaish was born and raised Granbury, Texas. She briefly attended the University of Northern Colorado before returning to Texas. McLeaish is retired from a long-time, non-paying career of political activism (she was once an elected member of the Democratic National Committee). She's been married to a prominent West Texas criminal lawyer (Michael McLeaish) for 32 years and they've lived in Odessa, TX for the past 34 years. She has also been on the now closed Premium Basin Planned Parenthood.
Date: July 11, 2016
Duration: 38 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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