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Burner

Description: Patent for a "simple and relatively inexpensive burner" (line 9) for use in the kitchen with kerosene or other oil fuel.
Date: August 20, 1918
Creator: Catron, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Kinch Hillyer Map and Advertisement]

Description: Map and advertisement for Kinch Hillyer oil land. The map features the location of the plots of land. The advertisement discusses the location, price, and demand of the land. Fred Hermann is mentioned as a local representative in St. Louis, Missouri.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Dental Bite-Tray.

Description: Patent for a bite tray usable for an array of mouth sizes. The material provides better comfort in the mouth of the patient, as well as better comfort for the operator.
Date: March 30, 1915
Creator: Sanders, Mastin E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fence-Stay.

Description: Patent for fence stays which have "novel and improved means for effectively bracing and spacing the wires of a fence." The invention "will possess advantages in points of efficiency and durability, is inexpensive to manufacture, and at the same time, is simple in construction and operation."
Date: April 20, 1915
Creator: Benson, Autha C. & Benson, A. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Oral History Interview with Joe Morales on July 29, 2016.

Description: Mr. Morales started the first newspaper for Latinas/os in Fort Bend County in 1975. He spent a lot of his life in Corpus Christie, but moved to Houston and then Rosenberg. He mentioned labor unions, experiencing discrimination, and the transitioning of neighborhoods from predominantly White with some Latinas/os to more people of color.
Date: July 29, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 42 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Grevious, Danielle & Morales, Joe
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Jesse Torres, July 15, 2016

Description: Torres provides background information on himself and his family in Richmond/Fort Bend county, he talked about generational changes and continuities in terms of education, speaking Spanish/biligual education in schools, and his runs for elected offices In Fort Bend County.
Date: July 15, 2016
Duration: 38 minutes 32 seconds
Creator: Grevious, Danielle & Torres, Jesse
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Thomas Randle, July 26, 2016

Description: Randle described growing up in rural Texas, segregation, integration, and the challenges of growing up working class and black, as well as the ways in which he overcame the odds to become a prominent and educated official in the region.
Date: July 26, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 33 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Grevious, Danielle; Bobadilla, Eladio & Randle, Thomas
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Anna Gonzales, July 13, 2016

Description: Ms. Gonzales described her early childhood, learning about her culture from her grandmother, her journey to college, and her work as a social worker helping disadvantaged communities.
Date: July 13, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Danielle Grevious; Eladio Bobadilla & Anna Gonzales
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Lupe Uresti, July 14, 2016

Description: Lupe Uresti discussed her experiences in a segregated Rosenberg and racially tense schooling, working for her father's business, her public service as a council member and then the first Mexican-American female mayor of Rosenberg, and finally her work for public housing services.
Date: July 14, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 53 minutes 40 seconds
Creator: Grevious, Daniell; Bobadilla, Eladio & Uresti, Lupe
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library
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Oral History Interview with Dora Olivo on July 7, 2016.

Description: Dora Olivo is a Democratic former member of the Texas House of Representatives. In her interview, she described her education, early work, and her career as a teacher, lawyer, elected representative, and full time activist.
Date: July 7, 2016
Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes 19 seconds
Creator: Bobadilla, Eladio & Olivo, Dora
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Gate.

Description: Patent for an improved farm gate that pivots in its center and can be swung in either direction. It is operated by a pull chord and levers. The pull chords are set on posts on either side of the gate, each side having two chords in order to open the gate in either direction. The posts also act as a brace to stop the gate from swinging further.
Date: December 26, 1893
Creator: Mulcahy, Richard T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Vogelsang's General Merchandise Store in Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the Vogelsang's General Merchandise Store in Rosenberg, Texas. Two story brick building with sign at top that reads: L. A. Vogelsang Dealer in General Merchandise. Also reads: Buggies and Harness just below windows of second story. Large crowd is gathered around the front of the building. A wooden platform can be seen under the covered sidewalk. Cochran Bros. Co. is located to the right of the photo. Photograph is mounted on a gray matte. Matte has darker gray thin, medium, and thick lines around perimeters. Matte is bent across bottom. Image dimensions are: 20.7 cm X 15.3 cm
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Vogelsang's Saloon in Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Vogelsang's Saloon in Rosenberg, Texas. Man (with eyeglasses) in white shirt and dark tie who is also wearing an apron and woman with dark hair wearing a dark dress are both behind the wooden bar. One man with a cigarette in his left hand, is leaning against the bar with his foot on a pipe rail. Two men standing beside him (each holding a beverage) wearing light colored pants and dark jackets. Edge of table in bottom left corner. Partial view of glass case in bottom right corner. Photograph is mounted on a white cardboard substrate. Cardboard is warped.
Date: 1925
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[View of Main Street in Rosenberg looking north]

Description: Photograph (copy) of old Main Street, as written on the front of the photo in white: "Main St. Looking North Greetings From Rosenberg, Tex. Bell's Packet Store". Two men dressed in white shirts and dark pants are standing in the middle of the street. Water tower in background. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Carl Hilmar Guenther family]

Description: Photograph (copy) (found in Moore Home) of the Carl Hilmar Guenther family. Fifteen adults and ten children in portrait. Child standing in front of woman who is sitting in front row, second from left (dark dress with roses) is holding a toy on a string in his left hand. Boy standing on far left his wearing a suit with knee length pants; has a pocket watch chain hanging from jacket pocket; wide white collar with scarf tied at center; and the man standing next to him has his arm around him. A fur rug is to left and another print area rug to right. Backdrop of photo is that of an interior of a house. Writing at bottom of photo not legible.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Joerger Home located at Sixth Street]

Description: Photograph (copy) of the Joerger Home that was located at Sixth Street and Avenue K in Rosenberg, Texas. The house was red brick and trimmed in white. Woman in white dress standing on porch. Porch has white round columns and white rails. Small bare tree in right, foreground. Buildings in background to left and right. Scanned image is of the copy. Written on back of photo in pencil: The F. X. Joerger House, Ros.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Rosenberg Mill and Elevator Company.]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Rosenberg Mill and Elevator Company operated by N. P. Teague in the early 1900's. Bull Durham building (same owner) in the background. The elevator building is a tin building of one story at front that extends to a multistory area in rear of building. A wagon pulled by two horses is parked near entrance. A bicycle is parked in a corner near entrance also. Printed in white at bottom of photo: Rosenberg, Texas. Schlueter. S&L Ltd. Houston.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Kinch-Hillyer House, Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the Kinch-Hillyer House in Rosenberg, Texas. The house is a two-and-a-half-story wooden house with wrap-around porches at first and second story. The left side of photo shows the curb and lawn of another residence. A large tree on right partially obscures right side of Kinch-Hillyer House. There is a white house on the far right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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