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Eyeglasses

Description: Patent for "an improvement in eyeglasses; and it consists in certain novel constructions and combinations of parts" (lines 7-9), illustration and instructions included.
Date: March 13, 1900
Creator: Critzer, A. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Music practice]

Description: Photograph of a young boy and two men playing music. In the image, they are playing different instruments sitting in a circle. Bhine them is a dresser and mirror with newspaper covered walls.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bob Hope, Doris Day, and Les Brown prepare for a show in Cowtown Coliseum]

Description: Photograph of Bob Hope, Doris Day and Les Brown. The men are looking at some papers and they are standing near a music stand that has sheet music on it, a microphone, and a guitar. There is also a large pile of clothing and unidentifiable objects in the foreground. Behind them, people stand on the floor facing the backs of the people onstage. There is tiered seating in the background and flags hung from the ceiling.
Date: unknown
Partner: Cowtown Coliseum

[News Script: TCU]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a visit to Texas Christian University by engineers from the Bell Aircraft company, performing a study of various helicopter instrument designs by testing their effectiveness on students.
Date: April 5, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Piano-Tuning Hammer.

Description: Patent for "a combination tool adapted for turning, driving, extracting, and otherwise manipulating tuning-pegs and other parts of a piano-action, whereby one tool is capable of performing the functions of a series of ordinarily independent instruments." (Lines 10-15) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 30, 1894
Creator: Fuchs, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wrist-Guide and Foot-Guard for Pianos.

Description: Patent for “…a piano attachment consisting of an adjustable wrist-pin and foot-guard adapted to serve as a means for securing the proper position of the wrist and forearm in practice and also adapted to protect the front panel of the instrument and serve, with children, as a foot-rest. Further objects and advantages of this invention will appear in the following description, and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims” (lines 8-19).
Date: May 18, 1897
Creator: Norcross, Levi Watson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Educational Appliance.

Description: Patent for an educational appliance that is meant to be used for teaching math mechanics and physics. It easily demonstrates principles of mechanics and physics that involve quantities.
Date: September 26, 1893
Creator: Macfarlane, Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Violin.

Description: Patent for an improved violin that is meant to "improve the acoustical properties of the instrument whereby it is enabled to give forth a deeper and softer tone, free from the "twang" common in instruments of this character, and second, to improve the mechanical construction of the instrument so that it will be less liable to become split" (lines 26-33).
Date: May 2, 1893
Creator: Clopton, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[The Mineral Wells High School Concert Band]

Description: This picture, showing the concert band of the Mineral Wells High School Marching Band (standing on the steps of the school) was taken around 1922. James Walker Calvert is on the top row at the far right. Mr. Brunswick, the bandleader, is on the front row at the far left. Ellis White is the trombone player on the left. See also "Mineral Wells High School Marching Band."
Date: 1922?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[News Clip: Music Bill]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6:00 P.M.
Date: May 9, 1979
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Abilene High School All-Girls Band

Description: Copy photograph of the Abilene High School Girls' Band posing on the steps of a brick building. The girls are in uniform and holding their instruments. In front is a drum that says, "Abilene High School, Abilene, Texas." Behind the band is a banner that reads, "Abilene High School Girls' Band."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Pre-School Concert

Description: Copy photograph of a school band performing in a park. The director of the band stands in front with his back to the camera. The students are wearing white shirts and are seated in wooden chairs. In the background is a black car.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Music Group

Description: Copy photograph of a Howard Payne College band posing on the steps of a building with their instruments. The band, all men, pose in three rows, and all wear suits and hats. To their right is a man in uniform.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Music Group

Description: Copy photograph of a Howard Payne College band posing with their instruments in three rows. Three women and four men stand in the back row, two women and one man sit in chairs in the second row, and four men and one child sit in the first. To their right is a drum with "Howard Payne College 1906" written on it.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Band With Cameras

Description: Copy photograph of the McMurry College Band preparing to perform for television cameras. The band members are in uniform and holding their instruments. Behind them is a banner that says, "McMurry College Band." In the foreground are two television cameras identified as WFAA-TV.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Band Playing

Description: Copy photograph of the McMurry College Indian Band performing in a small room. The band members are in uniform and play clarinets and horns. Behind the band is a sign that says, "McMurry College Indian Band."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Two Women With Drum

Description: Copy photograph of two women in Mexican costume behind a drum. The drum has a caricature of a Native American on it with the words, "McMurry College, Abilene, Texas." Both women are holding shaking instruments.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Four Students With Drums

Description: Copy photograph of four students, two men and two women, posing in band uniform with several drums. Four large drums feature caricatures of Native Americans and say, "McMurry College, Abilene, Texas." Behind them is a sign that says, "McMurry."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library