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Oral History Interview with Lupe Garcia, June 21, 2016

Description: Lupe Garcia was born in 1943 in Sugar Land, a suburb of Houston, TX. He talks about his brother Macario Garcia, a decorated WWII veteran who was denied service at a Sugar Land restaurant after returning home. Macario Garcia's experience with segregation in Sugar Land would lead to LULAC Council #60 to utilize this incident as a means of further tackling Juan Crow. Lupe Garcia talks about how segregation functioned in Sugar Land and what his brother's legacy means for Latinas/os. He also talks about being politically involved in electoral politics.
Date: June 21, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Garcia, Lupe
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

End Gate Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved end-gate fastener. This design "consists in the hook-ended lever-buckle . . . for drawing up and fastening the ends of chains used on presses, wagons, and other places where a simple and convenient device that can be readily and quickly operated is needed" (lines 8-13).
Date: March 17, 1885
Creator: Swenson, Bengt. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Hoes.

Description: Patent for an improved, lightweight hoe with beveled blades used for "weeding cotton and other plants" (lines 13-14) and cutting grass without damaging the stalks, including a detailed explanation and description of the illustration.
Date: March 19, 1878
Creator: Eggleston, Walter H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[An exterior view of Imperial Sugar Company, a smokestack in the center of photo]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of equipment at the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas. Large tin building with stairwells leading to the top (left of photo) and one area of the building has a large round smoke stack at top (center of photo). Rows of pipes can be seen leading off to the right of the photograph. Same view as 1985.003.001g, except this photograph is not as dark.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[An exterior view of Imperial Sugar Company, a smokestack in the center of photo]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of equipment at the Imperial Sugar Company in Sugar Land, Texas. Large tin building with stairwells leading to the top (left of photo) and one area of the building has a large round smoke stack at top (center of photo). Rows of pipes can be seen leading off to the right of the photograph. Same view as 1985.003.001f, except this photograph is darker and the quality as not as good.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior of Imperial Sugar Company, a series of pipes on the wall]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Imperial Sugar Company, Sugar Land, Texas. Equipment shown is a series of piping that leads from the ceiling area and has an outlet through the wall. Each pipe (except last on left) has a valve near the outlet area. A round light fixture can be seen at top left corner of photograph. Back of photograph in pencil #5 (top left corner and center).
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior view of pipes located at Imperial Sugar Company]

Description: Photograph of interior view of equipment located at Imperial Sugar Company, Sugar Land, Texas. A series of white piping can be seen on floor level (level) and at ceiling level. A stairway leading to next upper level can be seen on left bottom corner of photograph. Back of photograph in black: #6. Also, in pencil: 1-D. Williams #6 2 Riley
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior view of the Imperial Sugar Company, a man is adjusting the meters]

Description: Photograph of the interior view of equipment at the Imperial Sugar Company, Sugar Land, Texas. A man is adjusting controls to meters located in several large black metal enclosures. Metal floor grating can be seen to the bottom and again at center of photo. A stairwell can be found toward the right of photo that leads to the lower floor. Photograph has #3 written in black on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Synthetic Adhesive Gum.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in the production of synthetic adhesive gums, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 14, 1899
Creator: Cunningham, Edward B. & Thele, Felix C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Process of Extracting Cotton-Seed Oil.

Description: Patent for the process of extracting cotton-seed oil from cotton-seed meal with a hydrocarbon such as kerosene and making the hydrocarbon reusable in the process by producing a cotton-seed oil soap through adding caustic soda to the mixture of cotton seed meal and hydrocarbon.
Date: May 14, 1907
Creator: Bird, Maurice
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bale-Tie.

Description: Patent for a new bale tie made from metal, with "integral interlocking terminal portions" (lines 25-26), including instructions and illustration. The bale tie is "strong in character, constructed at small cost, of a minimum number of parts, and capable of easy and expeditious manipulation" (lines 18-21).
Date: July 11, 1916
Creator: O'Riordan, John Eldridge
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stock Food.

Description: Patent for stock food that can be perfectly rationed, useful for feeding cattle and hogs, and useful for building up working stock. It is inexpensive and will not deteriorate.
Date: March 10, 1914
Creator: Eldridge, T. William.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of people at the May Fest]

Description: Photograph (copy) of people at the May Fest. Person on left is wearing slippers, stockings and a full skirted dress. Their left leg is tucked up under the skirt. The person has their arms extended out in front of them palms up. This person is wearing a bonnet. A child running/walking to the left of photo is wearing a white dress and stockings with a dark colored hat. Other children can be seen in the background. Columned sidewalk and buildings in distant background (Sugar Land School?). Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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