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Oral History Interview with Salvador Balcorta, July 24, 2015 (Part 2)

Description: Interview with Salvador Balcorta, the CEO of Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe clinic in El Paso. Mr. Balcorta discusses his work in providing healthcare in El Paso and surrounding communities, his Chicano activism,working against gang violence, the Chicano AIDS Coalition, substandard housing and education in El Paso. This is the second of two interviews Mr. Balcorta participated in.
Date: July 24, 2015
Creator: Balcorta, Salvador; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Wheel-Bearing.

Description: Patent for a wheel-bearing that reduces friction between the wheel and axle, prevents dust from going inside the bearing, and keeps the bearing wheels in place at the bore of the wheel. The wheel bearing consists of a few parts that can be easily assembled and would rarely need to be repaired. The patent includes illustrations.
Date: August 19, 1913
Creator: Manley, Earl W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Film-Feeding Machine

Description: Patent for a film feeding mechanism for cameras of the moving picture type that has for its purpose to provide a machine having means wherein the feeding of the film may be changed to operate in the reverse direction. The result is to obtain "vision scenes" in the moving pictures reproduced by the projecting machine.
Date: December 30, 1913
Creator: Stillings, Franklin E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Switch

Description: Patent for improvements in railway switches which are especially adapted for use on street railway tracks.
Date: January 20, 1914
Creator: Craig, Samuel A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lifting-Jack.

Description: Patent for a simple, strong, and inexpensive lifting-jack used in railroads, mills, and similar things that is "capable of manipulation by a single operator and adapted to elevate loads to various heights according to the size of the structure and support the same at the desired elevation" (lines 12-16).
Date: September 11, 1894
Creator: Foix, Louis
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Soldering-Machine

Description: Patent for soldering machine "for uniting by soldering these connections or joints of the printing strips, although the machine is not limited to this purpose, for, as will be obvious, it is adapted for application in the soldering of various kinds of work" (lines 32-37) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: November 5, 1901
Creator: Crane, Walter E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lock for Firearms

Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in locks for firearms. This invention is to "provide a simple and effective lock mechanism for a firearm" (line 15-17).
Date: December 7, 1897
Creator: Oritciiett, James Clyde
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

El Paso Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of El Paso County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, townships, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map to denote the addition of a creek and Monument Number 7. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1921
Creator: McDonald, H. F. & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

El Paso Co.

Description: Blueline format of survey map of El Paso County, Texas, showing blocks of land, creeks, lakes, rivers, and original land grants or surveys. No scale information is given.
Date: 1894
Creator: Canda, C. J.; Drake, S. J. & Strauss, W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of T. and B Rr. Surv on El Paso Co. Tex.

Description: Survey map of El Paso County, Texas, showing the land of the T. & B Railroad Company. The map includes blocks of land, plat numbers, and two unidentified lines (either creeks, roads, or railroads). Scale [ca. 1:70,000] (2000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1884
Creator: Combs, Paul M. & Kuechler, Jacob
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oral History Interview with Salvador Avila, July 24, 2015

Description: Interview with Salvador Avila, a civil rights activist from Canutillo, Texas. Mr. Avila discusses his early life, education, career, race relations and his involvement with civil rights and community organizations in the El Paso area.
Date: July 24, 2015
Creator: Avila, Salvador; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a simple, durable, and safe car-coupling that will not accidentally uncouple, and can uncouple without the operator stepping between the cars. It "consists principally of a knuckle pivoted in the drawhead and provided with cam surfaces, and an arm mounted to swing and adapted to engage the said cam surfaces to open and close the knuckle" (lines 14-18). The coupling can also couple cars of different heights.
Date: September 18, 1894
Creator: Schairer, John Jacob
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Alicia Chacon, July 25, 2016

Description: Interview with Alicia Chacon, the first Mexican-American woman to be elected as a city council representative from El Paso, Texas. She was also elected to the school board and as county clerk. Chacon discusses her community involvement and political career, including working in the Jimmy Carter administration.
Date: July 25, 2015
Creator: Chacon, Alicia; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Salvador Balcorta, July 7, 2015 (Part 1)

Description: Interview with Salvador Balcorta, the CEO of Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe clinic in El Paso. Mr. Balcorta discusses his family background and education, and the founding of the La Fe clinic. This is the first of two interviews Mr. Balcorta participated in.
Date: July 23, 2015
Creator: Balcorta, Salvador; Enriquez, Sandra & Robles, David
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library