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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

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

Corn Planter Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter attachment. This design consists "of a suitable hopper which is to be attached to the side of the beam, a spring-actuated seed-slide, an extension or support which projects from one end of the hopper, a pivoted lever placed upon the extension and connected to the seed-slide at one end, a strap connected to the outer end of the lever, and the singletree to which the draft animal is secured . . . to convert any ordinary plow or cultivator into a corn-planter . . . which is operated by the pivoted motion of the singletree as the draft animal moves forward" (lines 14-29).
Date: November 13, 1888
Creator: Dean, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fruit Coring and Halving Machine.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fruit corer and halver. This design consists "[i]n a fruit cutter, the combination of the pivoted knives having laterally-concaved facing sides and curved inward to the edges at the upper ends, the arms extending from one side of said knives near their lower end, and the vertically-moving guide-plate provided with the longitudinal guide-grooves parallel at their upper and lower portions and curving inward to meet at their centers, into which grooves the ends of said arms enter for the purpose of opening and closing said knives" (lines 22-32).
Date: November 20, 1888
Creator: Harpst, Edgar S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grocer's Bin.

Description: Patent for a new and improved grocer's bin. This design "consists, broadly, in a box or bin pivoted so that its upper open end may be conveniently tilted out for the purpose of replenishing or taking therefrom, and may as conveniently be pushed back into the casing or framing" (lines 9-13).
Date: December 11, 1888
Creator: Johnston, Lysander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for a steam engine, improving on the original design so as to "provide a steam-engine having few parts so as to avoid the use of eccentrics, slide-valve, valve-rod, piston and connecting rods, stuffing-boxes, and glands, thus increasing the actual power by decreasing the friction" (lines 26-31).
Date: January 1, 1889
Creator: Harpst, Edgar S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Radial Tube Boiler.

Description: Patent for a new and improved boiler. This design "consist[s] of a horizontal steam reservoir, a vertical cylinder provided with radial tubes suspended therefrom and forming a steam-generating chamber, all supported by standards placed underneath said horizontal steam-reservoir and outside of the casing surrounding said steam-generating chamber, and the fire-box placed under said steam-generating chamber" (lines 67-75).
Date: January 22, 1889
Creator: Clarke, John & Savage, Robert W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hand Propelling Device for Sewing Machines.

Description: Patent for a new and improved crank for sewing machines. This design "is to provide propelling device for sewing-machines and similar treadle-power machines which shall dispense with the treadle-action and injurious strain which its use imposes . . . It consists in a rod jointed to the fly-wheel after the manner of a pitman, but which, instead of connecting with a treadle, is fashioned into a handle, which extends obliquely upward toward the operator, and is combined with and held in place by a guide-frame made in the form of a pendent metal loop with flanged ends and screw-holes" (lines 8-21).
Date: April 10, 1888
Creator: Beaird, Kate Palmer
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Baling Press.

Description: Patent for a new and improved baling-press. This design consists in "the ordinary framing, shell, or case for containing the material and stationary lower platen or bed are used, the upper platen being the movable one to effect the compression. This upper platen is brought down upon the material for its compression by the lowering of screw-threaded rods to which it is attached, such lowering being effected by the rotation of rotating nuts in fixed bearings taking on such screw-threaded rods" (lines 25-35).
Date: January 25, 1887
Creator: Brown, Maurice T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department