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Petition to the State Legislature

Description: Petition by citizens of Harris County to the State Legislature, asking to legalize barbed wire. A logo at the top of the page says, "Glidden's Patent, Steel Barb Fence Wire, Galvanized or Japanned." There is a description of the proposal followed by a list of handwritten signatures. Handwriting on the back of the page says, "Harris Co., Feb. 14/79" with additional notes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Harris County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Harris County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (4000 varas to 1/2 an inch).
Date: 1910
Creator: Pressler, Herman & Ehlinger, Leo
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Smoothing-Iron.

Description: Patent for a redesigned smoothing iron. This includes the design of a hollow transparent body with heating elements. The elements are made of replaceable lights which heat the body as well as lighting up so that the unit may be used in a dimly lit room.
Date: November 28, 1911
Creator: Thomas, Theodore G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Houston, Texas. (Looking South), 1891

Description: Hand-colored chromolithograph print of a bird'e eye-view of Houston, Texas. It has insets of various public and private buildings and directories of public buildings, hotels, railroads, manufactories and churches listed at the bottom of the page.
Date: 1891
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Eastex Freeway, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Houston, Texas fire marshal. The rectangular patch has yellow edging and a blue, red, and white background in the approximation of a Texas flag. A Florian Cross on the blue field contains a "fire scramble" and the words "Est. 1977." Two fire axes bearing the words "Courage" and "Honor" on their heads are crossed over the middle of the patch. "Eastex Fire Dept." is written across fire hoses that are wrapped around the axes' handles.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[North Harris County, Texas Fire Fighters Association Patch]

Description: Patch from the North Harris County Fire Fighters Association of Texas. The patch is circular with a rectangular rim on the bottom. The top section has a red background, the bottom background is white, and both share a dark blue edging. The top portion contains a Florian Cross with white borders. The points of the cross contain "North Harris County Ass'n" written in white, while the center of the cross contains a yellow "fire scramble." The bottom rectangle contains the words "Fire Fighters" in dark blue.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Humble Independent School District: Human Resources and Substitute Teacher Program Review, January 2011

Description: This "report reviews the management and performance of the Humble Independent School District's (HISD) human resources and substitute teacher programs." This document also contains "recommendations that will help Humble ISD improve its overall performance as it manages student behavioral related issues. The report also highlights model practices and programs being implemented in HISD to human resources and substitute teacher programs."
Date: January 2011
Creator: MGT of America, Inc.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sword

Description: Sword with wooden grip carved in segments and iron or steel hilt and blade; documentation states, "Belonged to George Hockley used at Battle of San Jacinto"
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[The Lynchburg List of Voters: Analysis of the Men who Voted]

Description: This chart documents several aspects of the men who voted at Lynchburg on February 2, 1836. The chart notes the following about each voter, and whether they appear in the following records: Veteran of San Jacinto who received land for military service; 1830 Census of Texas; Harris County probate; Harris County deeds; and other vital records.
Date: 2008
Creator: Shaw, Donna Beth
Partner: Other

[Court document suggesting means to curb juvenile delinquency]

Description: Written recommendation to the Harris County grand jury regarding measures to curb juvenile delinquency. Dated July 7, 1944 and submitted by John J. Ruiz, D.A. Fraser, John J. Herrera and Philip J. Montalbo.
Date: July 7, 1944
Creator: Ruiz, John J.; Fraser, D. A.; Herrera, John J. & Montalbo, Philip J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Agreement between Ray D. Hetrick and Richard and Patricia Darville, October 1, 1981]

Description: Document detailing the terms of a loan agreement between Ray D. Hetrick and Richard and Patricia Darville. Hetrick will pay the Darville $1,600 over a period of 16 months, with no interest.
Date: October 1, 1981
Creator: Hetrick, Ray D.; Darville, Richard & Darville, Patricia
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Northwest Harris County, Texas Volunteer Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Northwest Harris County, Texas volunteer fire department. The shield-shaped patch has a white background and blue edging. "Northwest Fire Dept.," "Vol.," and "Org. 1949" are written in red along the top and bottom edges. The center contains a blue and white Florian Cross containing images of fire equipment, "Harris County" in the vertical points, and "F D" in the horizontal points.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Memorial Village, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Memorial Village, Texas fire department. The shield-shaped patch has a black background with red and gold edging. "Village Fire Dept." and "Texas" is written in gold along the top and bottom edges of the patch. A firefighter's cross in the center has the images of a nozzle, hook, pike, hatchet, and fire hydrant in its points, and the image of a silver star within a golden laurel at the center.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas