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Oral History Interview with Juan Vargas, July 7, 2015

Description: Interview with Juan Vargas, from Laredo, Texas. In his interview, Mr. Vargas discusses his military service and education, his family background, growing up in Laredo, discrimination he experienced in the US Navy, political activism with Raza Unida, the Chicano movement, employment, and his work with the Community Action Agency, and assistance for Colonias.
Date: July 7, 2015
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Robles, David; Krochmal, Max & Vargas, Juan
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Israel Reyna, July 10, 2015

Description: Interview with Israel Reyna, a lawyer and community activist from Laredo, Texas. In his interview, Reyna discusses his family history, residential and school segregation, student activism, civil rights organization Mexican Americans for Democratic Action (MADA), La Raza Unida, the Chicano movement, and elections in South Texas.
Date: July 10, 2015
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Robles, David & Reyna, Israel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Lubricator

Description: Patent for "lubricators adapted to be used in journal boxes of card, in shaft bearings, and at any other point...to provide a lubricator which will adjust itself automatically to the member to be lubricated and which includes wiping means for removing surplus" (lines 7-10 & 15-18).
Date: December 15, 1914
Creator: Maness, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Application for a Sheriff Position]

Description: Written application to serve as the city marshal in Laredo submitted by W. F. Alexander stating that he could perform the duties and would like to have a job to support his family.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alexandar, W. F.
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Form Instructions]

Description: Printed leaflet describing how to fill out the census forms. A number of the instructions have handwritten lines through them and "Laredo" is written at the head of the text.
Date: unknown
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

Refrigerating Apparatus.

Description: Patent for "improvements in refrigerating apparatuses, more particularly to those for the purpose of hardening ice cream" (lines 8-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 28, 1914
Creator: Mackin, Sam
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ratchet-Drill

Description: Patent for adding mechanical improvements to ratchet drill tools. These improvements include improved adjustment efficiency and range.
Date: August 12, 1913
Creator: McMillan, Eugene C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Armando Trevino, July 7, 2015

Description: Interview with Armando Trevino, an attorney from Laredo, Texas. In his interview, Trevino discusses his family background, education, experiences with discrimination, political activism, the Crystal City walkout, community action, and the Chicano movement. Trevino also discusses providing legal aid in the Laredo area.
Date: July 7, 2015
Creator: Trevino, Armando; Enriquez, Sandra; Robles, David & Krochmal, Max
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Rafael Torres, July 6, 2015

Description: Interview with Rafael Torres, community leader from Laredo, Texas. In the interview, Torres discusses his family background, geography and politics in Laredo, experiences in school, participating in Teacher Corps, and activism in Crystal City.
Date: July 6, 2015
Creator: Torres, Rafael; Enriquez, Sandra; Robles, David & Krochmal, Max
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library