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Package Tie

Description: Patent for improvements made to package ties that are utilized by letter carriers to bind multiple letters or newspapers. This patent details improvements in efficiency of use, and construction for mass production to be sold at a small price.
Date: March 10, 1914
Creator: Patrick, Charles A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Guadalupe Quintanilla on June 30, 2016.

Description: Guadalupe Quintanilla was born in Ojinaga,Chihuahua Mexico. For most of her childhood, she moved around to different states in Mexico as she lived with her paternal grandparents. During her childhood, Dr. Quintanilla did not receive any formal schooling; her grandparents, however, taught her how to read and write. When her grandfather became ill, she moved to Brownsville to live with her father. Although her father enrolled her in school, she dropped out shortly because she felt discriminated against. Dr. Quintanilla married at a young age, and by 21, she had 3 children. When her children reached a school age, the discriminatory practices they faced led her to learn English and attend college. She enrolled at Southmost College then transferred to Pan American College (now UTRGV). Her family moved to Houston in the late 1960s, and she enrolled in graduate school at the University of Houston, where she became the first director for the Center for Mexican-American Studies and the first Latina administrator in the university. Dr. Quintanilla became heavily involved with Houston's Mexican-American community, all while earning her Education degree from UH. She developed the Cross-Cultural Communication Program, a bilingual and cultural education program to bridge law enforcement officers and other service workers and the Latina/o community. Dr. Quintanilla also became involved with the United Nations, where she served as the first Latina to become a UN International Correspondent dealing with different issues across the globe.
Date: June 30, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Quintanilla , Guadalupe
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

[Bellaire, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Bellaire, Texas fire department. The circular patch has a dark blue background with golden edging. A Florian Cross with white points and a dark blue center dominates the patch. "Bellaire" is written in white in the center and "Fire Dept." is written in blue across the vertical points. Blue illustrations of a hydrant, a hook, and a ladder appear in the horizontal points.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas