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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

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

Oral History Interview with Anita Carmona-Harrison, June 24, 2016

Description: Maria Anita Carmona Harrison was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. She grew up in the city’s Guadalupe neighborhood, and she attended an all “Mexican” school before entering integrated schools in Lubbock. After graduating from Lubbock High School, Carmona Harrison earned a degree in elementary education from Texas Tech University —becoming the first Chicana educated entirely in Lubbock public schools to graduate from the university. She taught in several Lubbock schools.
Date: June 24, 2016
Creator: Carmona-Harrison, Anita; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

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

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

[Lubbuck County, Texas EMS Patch]

Description: Patch from the Alamo, Texas fire department. The shield-shaped patch has a blue background and red edging. "Lubbock County Hospital District EMS" is written along the top edge. "Lubbock Texas" is written across the lower edges. In the center of the patch is a white image of Texas with a gold star over the Lubbock area and a Start of Life over the eastern half of the state.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

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

System of Subirrigation.

Description: Patent for the improvement of a subirrigation system, which allows the prevention of the pipes being choked by pipes through the use of coiled pipes.
Date: January 23, 1912
Creator: Robinson, William M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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