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Oral History Interview with Ofelia Vasquez-Philo, June 24, 2016

Description: Ofelia Vasquez-Philo was born December 28, 1932 in Seguin, Texas, and was the oldest of nine children. She grew up on Freeman Ranch, in Wimberley, Tx., where her father was the ranch foreman. She married Joe Vasquez, Jr. in 1950 and they raised 7 children in San Marcos. After Joe's death in 1986, she married Harry Philo. Ofelia worked part-time in 1966 at the Office of Community Action. In 1970, she became executive director, a position she would hold until her retirement in 1993. During this period, she obtained her GED certificate, and her bachelor's degree from Antioch University, Austin campus in 1978. She was the first Latina to serve on the San Marcos Independent School Board from 1969-1971. She was a charter member of the San Marcos Heritage Foundation, and a member of the Hays County Historical Commission, the San Marcos League of Women Voters, the Hijas de Maria, the Archicofradia of St. John's Catholic Church, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Finance Council and the Bereavement Ministry of St John's Catholic Church. She also worked for the preservation of Hispanic cemeteries and served on numerous other city and county boards and commissions. She is coauthor of Suenos y Recuerdos del Pasado, an historical account of the Hispanic settlers of San Marcos, Texas. Mrs. Vasquez-Philo died in 2017.
Date: June 24, 2016
Creator: Acuña-Gurrola, Moisés & Vasquez-Philo, Ofelia
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Hays County

Description: Map of the Hill Country region covering Hays County, Texas. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: August 1861
Creator: Arlitt, F. H.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Oral History Interview with Itasco Sampson Wilson, January 16, 2001

Description: Interview with Itasco Sampson Wilson, teacher and pianist from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Wilson talks about coming to Kerrville to teach at the "Kerrville Colored School," life for African-Americans in the area, the African-American community, and her personal life.
Date: January 16, 2001
Creator: Bacon, Dan; Bethel, Ann & Wilson, Itasco Sampson
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Soil Survey of Comal and Hays Counties, Texas

Description: Text describes the area, climate, agricultural history and statistics, soil-survey methods and definitions, soils and crops, land uses and agricultural methods, irrigation, and morphology and genesis of soils of Comal and Hays Counties, Texas.
Date: 1984
Creator: Batte, Charles D.; Trevino, Rosando; Divin, James & Bearden, Eddie D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tray-Holding Attachment for Bedsteads

Description: Patent for an attachment for a bedstead in order to hold a tray. The invention allows a tray, or trays, to be held over a bed to hold food, drink, or other items closer to the occupant.
Date: October 27, 1914
Creator: Beechie, Simon Alfred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Robert Edward Sieker, August 3, 2000

Description: Interview with Robert Edward Skieker, a pilot from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Sieker discusses his grandfather's immigration from Germany. In addition to his stories from his extensive flying career, he also talks about his service in the military during World War II, his various occupations throughout the years, and his work against the screwworm infestation.
Date: August 3, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Sieker, Robert Edward
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Fire Tongs.

Description: Patent for new and improved fire tongs. This design "is designed to produce an article . . . which will be practical in every respect, and which will prevent the slipping or sliding of the legs or arms thereof while handling the logs, enabling the latter to be grasped with a firm hold, thereby avoiding the numerous accidents that often occur from the use of the present form of tongs" (lines 9-17).
Date: March 9, 1886
Creator: Bishop, John Andrews
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Sky is My Tipi

Description: Collection stories about the Kiowa and Apache Indians, coyotes and other animals, cooking, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 237.
Date: 1949
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Partner: UNT Press

The Sky is My Tipi

Description: Collection stories about the Kiowa and Apache Indians, coyotes and other animals, cooking, and other miscellaneous folklore. The index begins on page 237.
Date: 2017
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Partner: UNT Press