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Oyster Creek Quadrangle: Texas-Brazoria Co.

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, including boundaries, water bodies, roads, and landmarks, showing Bastrop Beach, Bastrop Bayou, Austin Bayou, Little Slough, Big Slough, Bethel Ch., Hoskins Cem., Clute Road, Oyster Creek, Missouri Pacific, Hoskins Mound, Freeport Road, Mims, Square Island Lake, Stratton Ridge, Pharr, Salt Bayou, Salt Lake, Evergreen Ch., Round Lake, Chubb Lake, Stubblefield Lake, Shank Lake, Hudgens Cem., Slough Ridge, Dutch Lake, Essex Bayou, and Slop Bowl. Relief shown by contours and spot heights and includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1959
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Jones Creek Quadrangle: Texas-Brazoria Co.

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of a portion of Texas, showing boundaries, water bodies, roads, and landmarks, including Clemens State Farm, Brazos River, Jones Creek, San Bernard River, Velasco, Freeport, McNeal Lake, Pelican Lake McNeal Bayou, Red Fish Bayou, Intracoastal Waterway, Bryan Mound, and the Gulf of Mexico. Relief shown by contours and spot heights and includes a key, road classification, and quadrangle location diagrams. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1956
Creator: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Design for a Clothes-Pounder.

Description: Design patent for a clothes-pounder that consists of a hollow conical body provided at an immediate point with a downwardly-dished diaphragm.
Date: September 27, 1898
Creator: Crooker, Heman D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Cristina Martinez June 6, 2016.

Description: Cristina E. Martinez was born in 1961 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Arriving in the United States when she was twelve years old, her family settled in Katy, a northeastern suburb of Houston, Texas. She witnessed sexual discrimination due to her unwillingness to hide that she was a Mexican lesbian. Martinez would eventually be kicked out of her house and was taken in by LGBTQ members of the Montrose community. Due to her experiences, she would found a Rainbow House for queer youth who experienced homelessness. She has participated in several efforts to address Latina/o queer issues, including the founding of a Gay and Lesbian Rainbow Pages of supportive businesses and a Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in San Antonio. She discusses how Latina/o LGBTQ issues have been left out of the mainstream LGBTQ movement as well as discrimination within the Latina/o community. Martinez also talks about her involvement in fundraising and organizing efforts through the Gay and Lesbian Latino Organization and the creation of AIDS advocacy campaigns. Due to her work in the Queer community, she has received numerous awards.
Date: June 29, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra & Martinez, Cristina
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with James Grays, July 28, 2016

Description: Mr. Grays was born in Dayton in 1947. Grays grew up in the Low-Woods community of Dayton. Grays mentioned a time when the church vehicle was stranded and they were not allowed in an establishment to call for aid in the late 1950s. Grays attended Prairie View and graduated in 1969. Grays then taught for a year in Port Arthur teaching drafting. Grays had some difficulty with promotions and training in the workplace as a drafter and plant/piping designer.
Date: July 28, 2016
Creator: Howard, Jasmin & Grays, James
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oyster-Opener.

Description: Patent for an oyster opener that opens an oyster in a single operation of the device while simultaneously cutting the oyster from its shell.
Date: August 26, 1913
Creator: Schmidt, Heinrich Fritz
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flour Sifter and Mixer.

Description: Patent for a "simply constructed" (line 11-12) flour sifter and mixer wherein the flour can be "thoroughly mixed without removal of the sifter" (line 12-13) including an illustration.
Date: July 15, 1913
Creator: Newcomer, Stella B. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department