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Reeves County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Reeves County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, lakes, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, roads, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in pencil. Scale [ca. 1:380,952] (10,000 varas to 7/8 of an inch).
Date: 1916
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Bramlette, H. M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Trading Card: Comanche Springs Pupfish]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Balmorhea State Park, depicting several pupfish swimming among leaves and rocks. The back of the card contains information about the species.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Reeves County Officials]

Description: Group Photograph of Reeves County Officials in Pecos, Texas. Also present in this picture are a child and three pet dogs. Identified on the back are George Phillips, Judge Harrell, Ed McGee, J.K. Harrington, C.B. Calahan Sr., George Phillips Jr., W.N. Merritt, Tip Deal, Kirk Turnbo, and Tom Babb.
Date: 1885~
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library


Description: Patent for an improved churn for aerating cream by forcing air down a pipe into the churn.
Date: March 4, 1913
Creator: Wailes, William S. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for an improvement on Pump-Pistons."This invention has for its object to provide a pump-piston constructed entirely of metal in order to avoid the use of packings constructed of leather or other rapidly-wearing material; and the invention consists in certain novel features of construction herinafter fully described." (Lines 15-21) Illustration is included.
Date: December 31, 1901
Creator: Kincaid, Walter H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a device to tighten and hold loose teeth to the jaw.
Date: November 11, 1902
Creator: Martin, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark Arrester.

Description: Patent for a new and improved spark arrester for smokestacks. This design "consists of an inverted hollow cone suspended within a hollow and flaring receiver for the sparks . . . so as to deflect the sparks against a conical annular cover to the receiver, whereby the sparks are broken and thrown against an arrester located over the hollow cone, and by which the sparks are again broken . . . and continued in that course until extinguished" (lines 7-18).
Date: August 22, 1882
Creator: Green, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pneumatic Wheel

Description: Patent for a pneumatic wheel. This invention is an improvement in vehicle wheels whereby a pneumatic tube which is "effectually mounted intermediate of the hub and rim and affords the wheel maximum resiliency of structure so as to insure of the absorption of the shocks incident to travel" (line 11-16). Illustration included.
Date: April 25, 1910
Creator: Downing, Otto P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a new and improved throttle lever, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Canday, Lorin Winfield
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cigar-Tip Cutter.

Description: Patent for a cigar clipper that enables the clipper to fold compactly along the edge of the cigar box when not in use.
Date: September 23, 1913
Creator: Miller, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a water wheel for creating power, which has a greater power producing capacity with less water required than usual through the use of a special type of bucket on the wheel.
Date: November 23, 1909
Creator: Dennis, Decatur D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Toyah Sheet

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:125000
Date: 1921
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Report from Albert Armendariz to John J. Herrera and LULAC members regarding Pecos School Board hearing - 1953]

Description: Report on the Pecos School Board hearing written by Albert Armendariz, LULAC First National Vice-President, to the John J. Herrera and LULAC convention members with handwritten date of 1953. The report gives background of the Pecos School Board segregation of students of Latin American descent and covers board meetings and hearings with the State Commissioner of Education. Almendariz also lists expenses incurred while pursuing the case.
Date: 1953
Creator: Armendariz, Albert
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Chester E. Ollison to W. S. McCree - 1953-02-03]

Description: Onionskin carbon copy of a letter from Chester E. Ollison, Appeals Counselor of the Texas Education Agency in Austin, Texas, to W. S. McCree, President of the Board of Trustees, Pecos Independent School District in Pecos, Texas, dated February 3,1953. The letter refers to a petition received from patrons of Pecos ISD regarding segregation of children of Spanish-speaking ancestry. Ollison outlines steps the school district is to take in addressing the issues cited in the petition.
Date: February 3, 1953
Creator: Ollison, Chester E.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Pecos 1921 Sheet 6

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Pecos in Reeves County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1921
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History