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Lubbock County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Lubbock County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. A key denoting original corners, windmills, wagon roads, and county lines is included in the lower-right corner. Scale [ca. 1:190,476] (5000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1915
Creator: Pritchett, John W.; Bramlette, H. M. & Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Information Guide to: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Description: Brochure describing the Palo Duro Canyon State Park history, flora, fauna, and safety tips. Listing of different trails, both walking and riding, are provided as well as prices and fees for overnight stays and various park activities provided.
Date: November 2013
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
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 Floyd Price, June 29, 2016

Description: Floyd Price was born in Lubbock and grew up in a near by town. Floyd graduated from Dunbar High School in 1959. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Wayland Baptist University in 1976. Floyd is a retired veteran of the Lubbock Police Department where he served for 33 years. He also served in the U.S. Army. Currently he works part-time with the Lubbock County Sheriff's Department.Floyd has always been a public servant, and especially enjoys working with young people. He had the honor of speaking to United Youth Congress in 1989, 1993, and 1997. Floyd enjoys singing, teaching the Bible, and playing sports. He has received numerous awards in his lifetime, including Citizen of the Year in 1995 and 1996, Man of the Year in 1990, and Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Readers Choice Award for Best Law Officer in 1994, 1995, and 1996.Floyd has also served on many boards, including Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Consortium Committee for the Homeless, Hospice of Lubbock, and Texas Agricultural Extension Board. Currently, Floyd serves on the YWCA Cancer Survivorship Cancer Coalition Advisory Board and the South Plains Association of Governments Criminal Justice Advisory Committee.
Date: June 29, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Price, Floyd
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 Olga Aguerro, June 24, 2016

Description: Olga Aguero was born in Wilson, Texas, where she graduated from Wilson High School. After high school, she worked with the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project and federal project. Olga Aguero moved to Lubbock where she began working as a writer and add seller for El Editor newspaper. She married the owner and founder of El Editor, Chicano actavist and Raza Unida Party state representative candidate Bidal Aguero. Olga Aguero also worked for the Texas Tech University Press, became the first female president of Lubbock’s LULAC chapter, and now leads El Editor.
Date: June 24, 2016
Creator: Aguerro, Olga; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Clyde James, June 27, 2016

Description: Clyde “Chico” James grew up in segregated 1940s and 1970s Lubbock. He later graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. He spent time in Mexico City and has lived between Lubbock and Mexico City for several decades. In Lubbock, James has been active in city politics and neighborhood associations. Specifically, James helped start an effort to save a Lubbock magnet school attended by Mexican Americans from destruction by a anti-Mexican school board.
Date: June 27, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & James, Clyde
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Maggie Trejo, June 21, 2016

Description: Maggie Trejo was born in Nebraska when her parents were working as migrant farm workers. As a young child her family returned to Lubbock. She grew up in Lubbock and was educated in “white” schools despite being ethnically Mexican. After high school, she married, had a child, and returned to university at Texas Tech University as an adult. Trejo was involved in LULAC and became the first Mexican American City Council Member when Lubbock turned to single member districts.
Date: June 21, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Zapata, Joel & Trejo, Maggie
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Christy Martinez-Garcia, June 14, 2016

Description: Christy Martinez-Garcia was born and raised in Lubbock. She attended Lubbock High School, Lamar University, and completed her degree at Texas Tech University. After college, Martinez-Garcia worked for the Lubbock city government and then for the National Council of La Raza in Washington D.C. Upon her return to Lubbock, Martinez-Garcia sought to counter the local media narrative that mostly only depicted Hispanics as criminals or only immigrants. Thus, she founded the magazine, Latino Lubbock. She also ran for a position in the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees. Martinez-Garcia has participated in numerous community organizations and was responsible for the naming of Cesar Chavez street in Lubbock as well as having a historical marker for a what once a migrant labor camp.
Date: June 14, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Martinez-Garcia, Christy
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Rose Wilson and Ron McLaurin, June 21, 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, she faced push back by some community economic elites. Ron McLaurin moved to Lubbock to attend law school at Texas Tech University. Beforehand, he had obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio and had served in the military. After law school, he stayed in Lubbock and was the city’s only African American attorney for much of his career.
Date: June 21, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen; Wilson, Rose & McLaurin, Ron
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Vilsen Salinas, June 15, 2016

Description: Vilsen Salinas was born and raised outside Lubbock, Texas. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Salinas joined the military and saw action in Vietnam. In Vietnam he suffered injuries and was exposed to Agent Orange. When returning to the U.S., Salinas held various professional jobs and eventually entered and graduated from George Washington University’s law school. He then began to practice law in Lubbock, Texas.
Date: June 15, 2016
Creator: Zapata, Joel & Salinas, Vilsen
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

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

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

Oral History Interview with Billie Caviel, June 30, 2016

Description: Billie Caviel was raised in East Texas, attending all African American Schools. She attended university and pharmacy school at Texas Southern University in Houston. Once graduating, Caviel and her husband, who was also a pharmacist, moved to Lubbock, Texas to work for a Jewish pharmacist because no one else would give them jobs in the state because they were African American. Caviel and her husband later founded their own pharmacy, which they kept open for forty-nine years. Caviel also served as a Lubbock ISD school board member for a number of years during the early 1990s.
Date: June 30, 2016
Creator: Caviel, Billie & Wisely, Karen
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library