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Silo

Description: Patent for a silo composed of sections that can be arranged to modify the capacity as needed, including illustrations.
Date: April 21, 1914
Creator: Ames, James W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Lathes.

Description: Patent for an improved attachment for lathes and (more specifically) as a cutting attachment for a jeweler's lathe.
Date: November 18, 1913
Creator: Norton, Walter S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spring-Wheel.

Description: Patent for a steel wheel with springs for automobiles that reduces jarring, is affordable, and does not get damaged as easily as the pneumatic tires previously in use on automobiles.
Date: April 23, 1907
Creator: Tubbs, William Oscar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

WRENCH.

Description: Patent for an improved wrench "which can be very quickly adjusted for its work" (lines 13-14), including illustrations.
Date: October 30, 1900
Creator: Phenix, William Preston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vise.

Description: Patent for new improvements to vises involving accessories "to cooperate with the jaws of the vise in such a manner that the jaws will be very quickly and tightly brought together into direct engagement or into engagement with any object interposed between them," (lines 18-23) and an attachment to restore a work-out vise, including illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Phenix, William Preston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Gilbert Herrera, July 1, 2016

Description: Gilbert Herrera was born in Lubbock, Texas. His father, a police officer, died on duty. Herrera was raised by a single mother. Having few economic opportunities, as a child he would break into homes to find food. As a teenager, Herrera joined a gang and eventually was jailed or imprisoned three times. He left prison a final time days before his mother died of cancer. During the early 1970s, Herrera began to lead and grow the West Texas Brown Berets. He organized several marches against police brutality and other social causes, including marches alongside African Americans, in and outside of Lubbock. Herrera is now a Baptist minister and leads a political action group in Lubbock named La Fuerza.
Date: July 1, 2016
Creator: Zapata, Joel & Herrera, Gilbert
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Jessie Rangel

Description: Jessie Rangel was born in Big Lake, Texas. After working in Lubbock, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico, he joined the Marine Core during the 1960s. He saw action in Vietnam, and upon returning to Lubbock, enrolled in Texas Tech University. At Texas Tech University, he was part of MEChA and the larger Chicano Movement. Rangel graduated with a degree in political science. After graduation, he obtain an administration job at Texas Tech University and continued participating in social justice movements. Rangel was a founding member of TACHE.
Date: June 20, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Rangel, Jessie
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Neal Pearson, June 28, 2016

Description: Neal Pearson was raised in Florida and joined the military during the Korean war. After the war, he worked for the CIA and Department of State. Pearson attended Georgetown University as well as the University of Florida for his graduate degrees in foreign affairs and political science. He obtained his PhD from the University of Florida in political science with a focus on Latin America. He arrived at Texas Tech University in 1969 and belong to various civil rights organizations, including LULAC. Pearson also contacted the department of justice in regards to segregation within Lubbock public schools.
Date: June 28, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Pearson, Neal
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Eric Strong, June 21, 2016

Description: Eric Strong was born in 1952 and raised in Lubbock, Texas. As a child, he grew up in East Lubbock—the African American area of segregated Lubbock. Upon graduating from Dunbar High School, he attended Texas A&M University Prairie View and then obtained a masters degree from Texas Tech University. Strong worked for Texas Tech University and upon retirement began dedicated his life to the preservation and development of East Lubbock. He now helps lead Lubbock’s Roots Historical Arts Council Roots Historical Arts Council.
Date: June 21, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Strong, Eric
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Maria Strong, June 27, 2016

Description: Maria Strong was born in Nebraska but grew up between Lubbock and California’s Coachella Valley. As a teenager, she left school and became the sole breadwinner for her household made of her parents and siblings. After obtaining her GED and working various jobs, she began to attend Texas Tech University, where she obtained both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She has worked with migrant farm workers (her family was once a migrant family), as a an adviser at South Plains College, and has participated in various community organizations.
Date: June 27, 2016
Creator: Zapata, Joel & Strong, Maria
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Jon Holmes, June 13, 2016

Description: Jon Holmes was born in Lubbock and grew up in a farm near the city while being educated in Lubbock’s school system. He graduated from Lubbock High School and later attended Texas Tech University. At Texas Tech, Holmes participated in the campus anti-Vietnam War Movement and in the underground student newspaper named The Catalyst. Because of his work, especially in pointing out racial discrimination in Lubbock within the The Catalyst, Holmes and his fellow student advocates faced police harassment and violence. Facing such oppression, he moved to New York where he began a successful writing career. He has published articles in numerous publications like the New York Times and has published two cultural history books.
Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Holmes, Jon
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Darnell Hooper, June 23, 2016

Description: David Donell Hooper was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. He went to segregated schools and was in junior high when Lubbock’s schools were integrated. Hooper witnessed when Willie Ray Collier (an African American student) was shot and killed September 9, 1970 at the historically African American Dunbar High School by Jeff Carve (a white student). Hooper also remembered the riots that followed, the police oppression enacted upon Lubbock’s African American community, and the visitation of the Black Panthers to Lubbock.
Date: June 23, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Hooper, Darnell
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Robin Green, June 17, 2016

Description: Robin Green was born and Raised in Clarendon, Texas. He attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Afterward, he attended law school at Texas Tech University. He worked shortly as a prosecutor in Amarillo and later had a long career in Amarillo as a civil rights lawyer. He now practices law in Lubbock, Texas.
Date: June 17, 2016
Creator: Zapata, Joel & Green, Robin
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Emilio Abeyta, June 24, 2016

Description: Emelio E. Abeyta was born in the Santa Rosa, New Mexico area. His family moved to Littlefield for his father’s work. Abeyta began attending Catholic seminary in Santa Fe, New Mexico and then Ohio as a teenager. He served as a priest in various West Texas towns. While serving in Slaton, Texas, Abeyta ran for school board, becoming the first ethnic Mexican school board member and aiding in the integration of the town’s schools. He left the priesthood to work for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Afterwards, he attended law school in the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He returned to West Texas, Lubbock, to practice law. In Lubbock Abeyta also ran for a judgeship.
Date: June 24, 2016
Creator: Abeyta, Emilio; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Sheila Patterson Harris and Rose Wilson, July 1, 2016

Description: Rose Wilson was born outside of Waco and moved to Lubbock as a young married adult. She raised her children in the city. Wilson became the first African American women to become president of Lubbock’s NAACP—when she was working as a maid. Because of her work sector, she faced pushback by some community economic elites. Sheila Patterson-Harris was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. Her father is T.J. Patterson-Harris, the first African American City Representative of Lubbock, Texas. She attended school at the University of North Texas Denton, Texas. After graduating from university, Patterson-Harris moved back to Lubbock and worked in the radio industry but transferred over to working as a probation officer for twenty-nine years. She won the city representative seat her father once had in 2016.
Date: July 1, 2016
Creator: Harris, Sheila Patterson; Wilson, Rose & Wisely, Karen
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Frank, Gutierrez, June 18, 2016

Description: Frank Gutierrez grew up in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Lubbock High School. He then joined the military and served in Vietnam. Upon returning, he enrolled in Texas Tech University. He has served in various non-profits and a charter school. He has ran for various local political offices.
Date: June 18, 2016
Creator: Gutierrez, Frank; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library