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Smith County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Smith County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1903
Creator: Hunnicutt, W. H. P.; Hedick, J. D.; Duke, J. K. & Terrell, O.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of Smith Co.

Description: Blueline format of survey map of Smith County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, roads, railroads, and blocks of land. No scale information is given.
Date: 1855
Creator: Willke, H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Railroad-Tie.

Description: Patent for railroad-ties, and "the special object of the invention is to make a railroad cross-tie of metal, built up firmly and secured to the rails without screws, bolts, rivers, cushions or other appurtenances." (Lines 14-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Noonan, Philip
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safety-Harness

Description: Patent for a harnesses for horse-carriages designed to enable the instant detachment of the horse. Includes illustrations.
Date: October 1, 1872
Creator: Ellis, Ira
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Three Boys]

Description: Photograph of three young boys standing at the bottom steps of the porch of a house, with a woman in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photo identifies the boys as Richard Wesley Prater's grandsons and the house as his house.
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

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

[Trading Card: Beauchamp Springs]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Tyler State Park, depicting a stream creating a small waterfall between large, moss-covered rocks into a pool below. The back of the card includes information about the park and the springs.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Knockdown Frame

Description: Patent for improvements to the knockdown frame for easy setup and take down and for supporting a block and tackle. This invention also provides a device for locking the fall rope of a block and tackle after the load is raised.
Date: July 14, 1914
Creator: Padgett, Harry H. & Bookout, Louis L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department