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Home Mechanics in Industrial Arts for High School Girls

Home Mechanics in Industrial Arts for High School Girls

Date: May 1937
Creator: Rohrer, Alice Brooks
Description: The purpose of this study is to ascertain the extent to which industrial arts is offering home mechanics to girls and there by determine the extent of coordination of this phase of industrial arts for girls with home economics.
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An Analysis of Grooming Problems of the High School Girl

An Analysis of Grooming Problems of the High School Girl

Date: 1940
Creator: Burks, Jasmine Rudd
Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze the grooming problems of high school girls in Oakwood High School, and to compare the grooming problems of girls who have had a clothing course in Home Economics to those who have not.
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Dark Adaptation of Second and Third Grade Children

Dark Adaptation of Second and Third Grade Children

Date: 1940
Creator: Rohrer, Lois Young
Description: The purpose of the study is to determine the dark adaptation of second grade children in Denton, Texas.
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A Study of the Use of the Playback in Consumer Education

A Study of the Use of the Playback in Consumer Education

Date: 1940
Creator: Amos, Charlcie N.
Description: The purpose of this study is to consider the playback as a consumer educational material, and to test its usefulness in transmitting and securing acceptance of consumer information when presented to selected groups of individuals. Another purpose of the study is to make a contribution to the sum total of results obtained by the Institute for Consumer Education in its experimentation with the playback.
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Vitamin A Administration and Dark Adaption of Second and Third Grade Children

Vitamin A Administration and Dark Adaption of Second and Third Grade Children

Date: 1940
Creator: Silk, Maurice Raper
Description: This study was formulated for the following purposes: (1) To determine if a learning factor is involved when repeated tests are made with a dark adaption instrument, (2) To determine if the dark adaption of a group of second and third grade children showing poor dark adaption can be improved by the daily administration of Haliver oil capsules, (3) To obtain a dark adaption curve for two hundred twenty-three grade children of Denton, Texas.
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Selection of Ready-to-Wear Dresses by Women in Denver City, Texas

Selection of Ready-to-Wear Dresses by Women in Denver City, Texas

Date: August 1940
Creator: Smith, Texie Addington
Description: "The purpose of the present study is to observe how the consumers select ready-to-wear dresses in a small oil town, which had a population of 3,336 in June, 1940...A brief summary of the entire study follows. (1) Of the 215 customers, 60 percent were sales customers and 60 percent stated the price they wished to pay. (2) The 135 dresses purchased were about equally distributed among $7.95, $10.95,$16.95 and $29.95 values. (3) The color desired was specified by 83 percent of the customers. Navy and tan were the two leading colors. (4) While 97 percent of the women designated the size they needed, only 83 percent purchased the size requested. Size 16 was bought by more women than any other size. (5) Customers had little knowledge regarding trade names and materials. Of the dresses sold, 64 percent were rayon. (6) About 90 percent of the women designated in some manner the type of dress they desired. Almost 50 percent of the purchasers selected tailored garments. (7) Slightly less than half of the customers check on the quality of workmanship or the material in the dress. Only 15 percent of the women asked for a guarantee of any type. (8) Ten ...
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The Determination of the Vitamin A Content of the Dehydrated Sweet Potato Made from Stored Sweet Potatoes

The Determination of the Vitamin A Content of the Dehydrated Sweet Potato Made from Stored Sweet Potatoes

Date: 1941
Creator: Dozier, Vera
Description: The purpose of this present study is to determine the amount of vitamin A in the dehydrated sweet potato made from the yellow Puerto Rico variety grown in Texas by using a reference oil.
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Further Studies on the Dark Adaptation of Elementary School Children

Further Studies on the Dark Adaptation of Elementary School Children

Date: 1941
Creator: Gary, Lois W.
Description: The present study is part of a long time cooperative study of the Education and Home Economics Departments of North Texas State Teachers College begun in 1940. The purpose is to compare the dark adaptations of second and third grade children made in 1940 with those made in 1941, and to determine also the dark adaptation of a group of fifth and sixth grade children receiving vitamin A concentrate.
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Losses of Vitamin C Content During the Cooking of Summer Squash

Losses of Vitamin C Content During the Cooking of Summer Squash

Date: 1941
Creator: Woodruff, Reba N.
Description: The general food supply is usually the source of vitamin C for many people, and since squash is a common food in the popular diets of Texans and is so generally grown over the state, this study has a two-fold purpose: (1) to ascertain the amount of vitamin C in the two varieties of squash most commonly used as food in Texas, and (2) to determine the effect of various methods of cooking upon the vitamin C content of these two varieties of squash.
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A Study of Dark Adaption of Freshman High School Girls and Boys

A Study of Dark Adaption of Freshman High School Girls and Boys

Date: 1941
Creator: Williams, Ollie Ann
Description: The children in this study were tested in their normal environment and without any effort to change this environment. It was felt that only through such an experiment could any evidence be gained regarding the influence of climatic conditions on the dark adaption of adolescents.
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A Study of Housing Conditions of 108 Farm Families in the Wellman Consolidated Independent School District of Wellman, Texas

A Study of Housing Conditions of 108 Farm Families in the Wellman Consolidated Independent School District of Wellman, Texas

Date: 1941
Creator: McWhirter, Velma
Description: The purpose of this study was to obtain a better understanding of housing conditions of the 108 occupied rural homes in the school district known as Wellman Consolidated Independent School District, which is located in Terry County in West Texas.
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A Three Months' Study of the Dark Adaptation of a Texas Family During Activity

A Three Months' Study of the Dark Adaptation of a Texas Family During Activity

Date: 1941
Creator: Wade, Alice Mays
Description: Recent studies have offered an abundance of evidence which indicates that night blindness is caused by vitamin A deficiency. Both adults and children have been used to investigate the relationship between vitamin A deficiency and night blindness.
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The Use of the Bio-Photometer in Determining the Dark Adaptation of Pre-School Age Children

The Use of the Bio-Photometer in Determining the Dark Adaptation of Pre-School Age Children

Date: 1941
Creator: Wright, Mary Lou McCauley
Description: Because of the paucity of evidence with regard to dark adaptation and the vitamin A status of pre-school children, this study is made. The purpose, therefore, is to add to the available data on this subject through an investigation of the bio-photometer as a means of detecting vitamin A deficiency in pre-school children.
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The Vitamin A Content of Dehydrated Sweet Potato Made from the Freshly Harvested Puerto Rico Variety

The Vitamin A Content of Dehydrated Sweet Potato Made from the Freshly Harvested Puerto Rico Variety

Date: 1941
Creator: James, Catherine
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine by biological method of assay the vitamin A content of Puerto Rico sweet potatoes which were dehydrated immediately after harvesting.
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Biological Assay of Vitamin A of Certain Texas Foods

Biological Assay of Vitamin A of Certain Texas Foods

Date: 1942
Creator: Ballew, Jewell Elizabeth
Description: The purpose of the present study was to compare the amounts of vitamin A in sweet potato flour with that of carrot flour and dehydrated carrots by using the biological assay method.
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A Comparative Nutritive Study of the Growth-Promoting Factors of Four Varieties of Cowpeas

A Comparative Nutritive Study of the Growth-Promoting Factors of Four Varieties of Cowpeas

Date: 1942
Creator: Wilson, Eileen P.
Description: The purpose of the present study is to compare the growth-promoting properties of four varieties of the green cowpea: the blackeye, the red and white crowder, the brown crowder and the cream cowpea.
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Dark Adaptation Studies with Adults and Children, Using the Biophotometer

Dark Adaptation Studies with Adults and Children, Using the Biophotometer

Date: 1942
Creator: Collins, Mary Margaret
Description: The present study is a part of a long-time cooperative study of the Home Economics Department of the North Texas State Teachers College, begun in 1940. The purpose is to compare the dark adaptations of second and third-grade children made in 1940 with those made of the same children in 1941 and in 1942. Also included in this study is the comparison of a group of freshmen college men made in 1940 with a group of twenty-five men made in 1942. An attempt is also made to determine whether an individual has higher dark adaptation on sunshiny days than on cloudy days.
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Diet in Relation to Health and Some Common Diseases

Diet in Relation to Health and Some Common Diseases

Date: 1942
Creator: Merrett, Mary Jo
Description: The purpose of this study is to present a concise and practical method of applying diet management in health and in some common diseases.
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A Rat-Growth Study of Typical Low-Cost Texas Diets

A Rat-Growth Study of Typical Low-Cost Texas Diets

Date: 1942
Creator: Hunter, Margaret
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the individual and accumulative effect of yellow and white corn meal, cowpeas (black-eyes), fortified oleomargarine, salt pork, molasses, peanuts, cabbage, irradiated evaporated milk, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes upon the nutritional value of the resulting diets.
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A Study of the Effect of Feeding High Vitamin A Foods Upon the Dark Adaptation of College Girls

A Study of the Effect of Feeding High Vitamin A Foods Upon the Dark Adaptation of College Girls

Date: 1942
Creator: Lewis, Amber Loreta
Description: It is the purpose of the study to determine if the addition of Vita Yam as a source of vitamin A to the daily diet improves the dark adaptation of college-age students.
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A Study of the Growth-Promoting Qualities of the Peanut Protein

A Study of the Growth-Promoting Qualities of the Peanut Protein

Date: 1942
Creator: Hull, Janie B. Kellett
Description: This study is a comparison of the growth of albino rats fed on a diet containing beef protein with the growth of albino rats fed on a diet containing peanuts as the source of protein.
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A Study of the Interest of Junior and Senior High School Girls in the Various Home Activities Performed by Them

A Study of the Interest of Junior and Senior High School Girls in the Various Home Activities Performed by Them

Date: 1942
Creator: Hoff, Hannah Pauline
Description: The study herein described was made of the seventy-nine girls in the junior and senior high school (grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) of the Public School of Cranfills Gap, Texas. The study was made with the purpose of finding the interests of this group of girls in the activities required of them in their homes, so that the writer might use the information gained in building a more successfully functioning program of homemaking in the Cranfills Gap Public School.
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A Study of the W P A Lunches Served in a Rural Consolidated School During the Year 1941-42

A Study of the W P A Lunches Served in a Rural Consolidated School During the Year 1941-42

Date: 1942
Creator: Newton, Emma Pearl Saunders
Description: The purpose of this study is to follow the W P A lunch program in the Williams High School District of Brown County, Texas during the school year 1941-1942, and the effect of this program upon the height, weight, attendance and grades of the children participating.
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The Vitamin C Content of Eight Varieties of Sweet Potatoes and the Effect of Cooking on the Vitamin Content

The Vitamin C Content of Eight Varieties of Sweet Potatoes and the Effect of Cooking on the Vitamin Content

Date: 1942
Creator: Eakle, Dorothy
Description: Since sweet potatoes, which also furnish vitamin A, are a common food in the popular diets of Texas and are so generally grown over the state, the purpose of this study is (1) to ascertain the amount of vitamin C in eight of the varieties most commonly grown and (2) to determine the effect of the three most popular methods of cooking (boiling, baking, and candying) on the vitamin C content of these varieties of sweet potatoes.
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