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Corn-Flour and Process of Producing the Same.

Description: Patent for a new type of corn tortilla flour and the process for cooking the corn in lime water, producing a flour that keeps as long as wheat flour and eliminates the need for grinding before use.
Date: July 24, 1906
Creator: Wreford, Samuel Phippen & Besteiro, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipedes

Description: Patent for the improvement of Velocipedes. The improvement consists of a new and novel combination and arrangement of propelling power, due to the weight of the body, which may be aided by the muscular force thereof and guiding apparatus.
Date: February 13, 1872
Creator: Maltby, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Syringe.

Description: Patent for a syringe that will inject or throw liquid and is piston-operated. "In its special organization the device is particularly adapted for males and treatment of diseases to which they are heir, and is light, neat, and compact, so as to be easily carried in the pocket" (lines 18-22).
Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Putegnat, Joseph L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel

Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle wheels including a detailed explanation and illustrations.
Date: November 28, 1882
Creator: Wolff, Arthur J. & Miltimore, Alonzo E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spike-Extractors.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in the class of nail-extractors in which a gripe or grapple formed of pendent springs or hinged jaws is employed." (lines 7-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 29, 1874
Creator: Devine, William ; William Devine, of Brownville, Texas ; Devine, W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pendant for Stem-Winding Watches.

Description: Patent for a "pendant for a watch which can be turned in every direction and can be screwed into the watch-case" (lines 8-10), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Rossetti, John Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Invalid's Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved invalid's chair. This design "relates to an improvement in chairs which will adapt them to the use of invalids and children" (line 7-9).
Date: January 18, 1898
Creator: Yznaga, Juana G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Protecting Shores.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in protections for river banks and coast washing, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 27, 1898
Creator: Brooks, Samuel W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Manuel Medrano, June 18, 2015

Description: Interview with Manuel Medrano, an historian and author from Brownsville, Texas. In his interview, Medrano discusses his family background and childhood, education, experiences with discrimination, political activism, and the Chicano movement.
Date: June 18, 2015
Creator: Medrano, Manuel; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

'Latinos' traits pamphlet blasted

Description: Newspaper clipping from the Brownsville Herald of Brownsville, Texas, dated March 11, 1952. The article is entitled "Latinos' Traits Pamphlet Blasted." The article covers discussions held at an assembly of Latin Americans at Mission, Texas, on the pamphlet published by the University of Texas, "The Wetback in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas," written by Lyle Saunders and Olen E. Leonard. The assembly condemned the features of the pamphlet.
Date: March 11, 1952
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Brownsville 1885 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: July 1885
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Brownsville 1919 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1919
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Brownsville 1919 Sheet 6

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1919
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Brownsville 1906 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1906
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Brownsville 1914 Sheet 4

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1914
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Brownsville 1919 Sheet 8

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1919
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Brownsville 1914 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1914
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Brownsville 1919 Sheet 14

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1919
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History