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Nueces County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Nueces County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, bridges, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (4000 varas to 1/2 an inch).
Date: 1913
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Bluff at Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of a highway scaling the hill upon which the Corpus Christi skyline continues behind a row of palm trees. The back of the postcard adds, "The Bluff at Corpus Christi, Texas as viewed from the north. The buildings pictured are modern office buildings and hotels with the Corpus Christi Cathedral at the extreme left. The Bluff is beautifully landscaped and separates Downtown Corpus Christi from the business and residential section on "The Hill." "
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Western Shore of Corpus Christi Bay]

Description: Postcard of the Corpus Christi skyline at night from across the bay. On the back, the postcard adds, "Located on the Western shore of Corpus Christi Bay, this city was founded in 1839. It is the oil capital of South Texas and the tenth busiest port in the nation as well as a favorite vacationing center, especially for those who enjoy fishing and swimming." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. M. M. Amerill."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Row in Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of several hotels overlooking a parking lot, described as "Hotel Row on Upper Broadway showing the Robert Driscol and the White Plaza Hotels." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Cecelia Smith 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Date: October 11, 1950
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Description: Photograph of a postcard of a causeway and railroad bridge between Portland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. The bridge appears to be made of wood. A single vehicle is parked on at the top of the bridge. Several people are walking by it. The railroad bridge is on the right. It is unoccupied. A small sign between the bridges reads, "Built 1921, cost $300,000.000, Your Money."
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Poultry Appliance.

Description: Patent for a new poultry device meant to dispense and apply oil or liquids that kill unwanted creatures while the poultry are drinking.
Date: May 5, 1914
Creator: Sheldon, Clarence O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Ruben Bonilla, June 28, 2016

Description: Ruben Bonilla is an attorney in Corpus Christi. He is a graduate of The University of Texas (B.A.) and The University of Texas School of Law (J.D.) Admitted to the State Bar in 1971, he advocated for the Mexican American community with such groups as LULAC, the American G.I. Forum and the Texas Mexican-American Democrats. In his interview, he recounted his role as LULAC national president and civic leader.
Date: June 28, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bonilla, Ruben
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Lionel Lopez, June 21, 2016

Description: Lionel Lopez is a retired firefighter and resident of Corpus Christi, Texas. He and his wife Juanita founded the South Texas Colonia Initiative, Inc, an organization that provides information and services to people in Colonias, communities in South Texas that often lack basic living necessities.
Date: June 21, 2016
Creator: Lopez, Lionel; Acuna-Gurrola, Moises & Wall, James
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Becky Moeller, June 10, 2016

Description: Interview with Becky Moeller, from Corpus Christi, Texas. In her interview, Moeller gives an overview of the labor movement & her prominent role in it. She covers her early life, working and becoming an union activist, labor unions and segregation, women's rights and gender equality, and the local political environment of Corpus Christi.
Date: June 10, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés; Wall, James & Moeller, Becky
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library