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Oral History Interview with Bettye Mitchell, July 1, 2015

Description: Interview with Bettye Mitchell of Tyler, Texas. In her interview, Mitchell discusses her family and growing up during segregation and then integration, her experiences with racism, the political climate in Tyler, community involvement, working for adult protective services.
Date: July 1, 2015
Creator: Bynum, Katherine & Mitchell, Bettye
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Detachable-Blade-Connecting Device For Tools.

Description: Patent for detachable blade connecting device for tools, the importance of which lies in the fact that this tool provides "simple and efficient means for detachably supporting interchangeable blades which may be quickly removed and replaced" (lines 16-19).
Date: July 28, 1914
Creator: Grimes, John Willis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Replacer

Description: Patent for invention for new and useful improvements in Car-Replacer. The invention relates to improvements in car replacers which can easily be applied to a track or rail which will quickly and easily cause the car to enter upon the track and which cannot possibly become displaced by the weight and strain of the car
Date: January 3, 1892
Creator: Moore, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Door-Operator.

Description: Patent for a device that is a means of mounting a train car door by which it may be easily opened or closed, and especially easily fixed when stuck.
Date: August 26, 1913
Creator: Gradick, Wiley, Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a wrench that can hold round-headed fastening elements (bolts) so as to prevent from turning in the same direction. The wrench can be held while the jaws grip and hold the round heads of bolts.
Date: October 23, 1917
Creator: Wright, John G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with John Sims, June 26, 2015

Description: Interview with John Sims, a radio broadcaster from Tyler, Texas. In the interview, Sims discusses his family background, the Civil Rights Movement, beginning a broadcasting career, and engaging with the Black and Latino communities in Tyler through his radio program, community race relations, and the current racial climate in Tyler.
Date: June 26, 2015
Creator: Sims, John; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Sydney Eloyce Green, June 17, 2015

Description: Interview with Sydney Eloyce Green, teacher from Tyler, Texas. In her interview, Green discusses her early life, education, family genealogy, and experiences with racial discrimination, and school integration in Tyler. Green's father was Sydney Earl (S.E.) Palmer, a community activist who worked to achieve integrated schools in Tyler.
Date: June 17, 2015
Creator: Green, Sydney Eloyce & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Bettye Mitchell, July 1, 2015

Description: Interview with Bettye Mitchell a community leader from Tyler, Texas. In the interview, Mitchell discusses her family background, going to segregated and integrated schools, experiences with racism, civil rights activism, her church community, and her political activism.
Date: July 1, 2015
Creator: Mitchell, Bettye & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Cedrick Granberry, June 24, 2015

Description: Interview with Cedrick Granberry, a barber and business owner from Tyler, Texas. In his interview, Granberry discusses his early life, his education at Tyler public schools, his experiences with racial discrimination and his involvement with the NAACP.
Date: June 24, 2015
Creator: Granberry, Cedirck; Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés; Dulaney, W. Marvin & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Ernest Deckard, June 15, 2015

Description: Interview with Ernest Deckard, labor organizer from Tyler, Texas. In his interview, Deckard discusses his childhood and education, his military service in the U.S. Army Air Corps, his work with labor unions, and his experiences with racial discrimination.
Date: June 15, 2015
Creator: Deckard, Ernest & Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Joe Turner, June 24, 2015

Description: Interview with Joe Turner from Tyler, Texas. In the interview, Turner discusses his early life and moving to Texas, experiencing racial discrimination in Whitehouse, Texas, his work for the Carrier company in Tyler, and union organizing.
Date: June 24, 2015
Creator: Turner, Joe & Bynum, Katherine
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Burial Apparatus

Description: Patent for improvements in burial apparatus, relating particularly to linings and coverings for graves, which are designed to do away with all appearance of earth or dirt in the placing of caskets or coffins in the ground.
Date: May 7, 1901
Creator: Spear, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Support for Attachment to Desks.

Description: Patent for "a stand, shelf, or holder for attachment to desks...for the purpose of supporting a type-writer [or] reference-book... the object in view being to provide a support of this character with means for attaching the same to a desk and means for swinging or revolving said support so that the... article may be readily and conveniently brought around to the front of the desk for use... and then swung back out of the way upon the side of the desk." (lines 12-24)
Date: August 11, 1903
Creator: Bell, William Jackson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Acetylene-Gas Generator.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in acetylene gas machines, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 1, 1899
Creator: Henderson, Thomas & Stapp, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department