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[Woman with Record Player]

Description: Photograph of a woman, associated with the Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), sits with a record player. In the image the woman is handling a record with other records lay next to her on the floor. A basket filled with newspapers and a large fireplace are in the background. The image was taken during World War II.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Valentine Post Card]

Description: Valentine postcard with a cupid upon a musical staff made of golden horizontal arrows with notes made of red hearts on ribbons. Text on the front of the card reads, "Yes-loving is a painful thrill, Ant not to love more painful still; But oh, it is the worst of pain. To love and not be loved again!" Correspondence on the back reads, "How is my precious 'Amnus'". It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, Chickasha, Okla. and is postmarked Paris, Texas on Feb 14, 1908.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

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

Tuning Device for Pianos.

Description: Patent for "a means whereby the strings of a piano may be easily and deliberately tuned, and when tuned they will be held absolutely rigid and unyielding under all circumstances while the pins are set in wood, thus avoiding any possibility of the jarring of the parts." (Lines 36-42) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 23, 1895
Creator: Orser, Levi
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stringed Instrument

Description: Patent for "an instrument that may be conveniently supported upon the lap of the player without any supporting-bands, that is of unique and handsome appearance, that is strong and durable, not liable to be injured by ordinary falls, in which the bridge is secure, the neck properly braced, and to give to the body such shape as will increase its resonance, while at the same time preserving the musical sweetness inherent in instruments of this class" (lines 13-22).
Date: May 3, 1892
Creator: Ganss, Albert
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Exercising Device.

Description: Patent for an "exercising device for teaching beginners the correct touch on the piano to systematically develop finger [technique]." (Lines 9-11) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 30, 1895
Creator: Felden, Oscar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Attachment for Pianos and Organs

Description: Patent for a "mechanical attachment for pianos and organs whereby and musical composition executed upon the instrument shall be automatically recorded upon a travelling strip or band or, if preferred, on the cylindrical surface of a revolving drum" (lines 10-15).
Date: May 31, 1892
Creator: Harriman Jr., John Emery
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Musical Notation

Description: Patent for a notation which provides "a sheet in which the tones in their successive order of degrees by septenaries comprising the limit of the human voice from low to high pitch or from base to treble will be graphically indicated, and also to furnish a means whereby mechanical transposition of the notated characters may be effected" (lines 14-20).
Date: September 13, 1892
Creator: Robberson, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Attachment for Pianos or Organs

Description: Patent for "an attachment that can be used on pianos or organs, whereby the manipulation of the keys is greatly facilitated and playing upon the instrument greatly simplified, and the attachment is especially designed for those who do not to any great extent understand music or beginners who find it difficult to make the several chords in any particular key, the device being capable of ready attachment to the keyboard of any piano or organ and removed when not required for use" (lines 27-37).
Date: August 9, 1892
Creator: Stukes, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Noon Music]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: May 19, 1978
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Copyright #1]

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 8, 1978
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections