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Pecan shellers of San Antonio: the problem of underpaid and unemployed Mexican labor

Description: A book about the livelihood of migrant Mexican pecan shellers. The book contains information concerning: the pecan-shelling industry in San Antonio, the earnings of the pecan shellers in 1938, the social lives of the pecan shellers, and the potential prospects of the pecan shellers.
Date: 1940
Creator: Menefee, Selden C.; Cossmore, Orin C. & Webb, John N.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter to Mary Ann Moore, Linnet White, and Claude D. White, February 12, 1909]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by a woman names Etha and is addressed to the White's and Mary Ann Moore. In this letter, Etha informs the White's and Moore of the goings-on in her community in McKinney, TX. The news includes: a dialogue about Ruth White Moore and about Etha's baby, details about the weather, new about community members who own an "auto" and Etha possibly buying one, an aside mentioning the prevalence of la grippe in her area, a discussion about Morris and Harry's reading ability, news about the Rucker and Kendal families as well as friends in the community, agricultural updates on crops, a dialogue about Opal,and a discussion about poultry. She closes the letter by noting that Mary Ann and Linnet should write her soon. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: February 12, 1909
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Nut-Cracking Machine

Description: Patent for a nut cracking machine with an automatic feeder and can be operated by hand. Illustrations included.
Date: November 1, 1906
Creator: Lantery, Frank B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nut-Sheller.

Description: Patent for a simply-constructed nut-sheller especially designed for pecans, although because it is adjustable, other nuts can be shelled. It has "a reciprocating plunger which is adapted to cut the shell from the nut, and which has also means for cleaning out the nut-holder and shelling-knives, so that the machine is sure to work well every time" (lines 15-19).
Date: July 2, 1895
Creator: Prade, Julien
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[A tall pecan tree by a sidewalk]

Description: Photograph of a tall pecan tree. Three men are standing around the base of the tree and it appears that they may have pruned the tree limbs. The top of the tree is bare and has freshly cut tops. There is a pile of limbs to the right of the man near center right. Automobiles are parallel parked to the right of photo, shrubs on left, business (brick building) in background with sign that reads: "Electric Service ? Co. There is a white house and trees in the background. The photograph has scalloped edging.
Date: [1949..1950]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[News Clip: Pecans]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story by reporter Margaret Megard about the 1977 pecan harvest and increase in pecan production compared to last year. Includes interview with Lenard Farm's general manager Bob Cooper. This story aired at 5:00 P.M.
Date: December 7, 1977
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Automobiles surrounding a large pecan tree]

Description: Photograph of a large pecan tree. The men near the base of the tree appear to be pruning the tree. The tree has newly cut branches which are stacked on a trailer to the right. There is a wooden ladder leaning against the trailer. A truck is parked to the right of the photograph. Other automobiles are parked along the street on right and another one is parked on opposite side of corner (near center of photo). There is a brick building from center to right with sign that reads: "Electric Service H L & P Co." There are branches in the street in the foreground.
Date: [1949..1950]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park