A Study of the Changes in Selected Social Traits Exhibited by the Campers in Sunshine Camp of Austin, Texas, in the Summer of 1944

A Study of the Changes in Selected Social Traits Exhibited by the Campers in Sunshine Camp of Austin, Texas, in the Summer of 1944

Date: 1945
Creator: Bray, Margaret Urite (Marguerite)
Description: The purpose of this study was to evaluate some of the achievements of the camp in furthering the social development of the campers as a means of directing future procedures used in the camp.
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An Evaluation of the Esthetic Judgment of Students in Austin College

An Evaluation of the Esthetic Judgment of Students in Austin College

Date: 1950
Creator: Miller, Helen
Description: For the average person many opportunities for esthetic enjoyment of useful objects exist if the relationship between beauty and utility is understood. Furniture and other articles of daily use have acquired new and radical changes of design, based on function, which are altering esthetic concepts. This new approach to design is gradually being accepted by manufacturers and producers. Do purchasers appreciate and accept these structural and functional bases of contemporary design? If they do not, wherein does their deficiency lie, and how may it be corrected? This is the problem that the writer has attempted to investigate through this study.
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The Effects of Degree of Structure of Paradigm and Reinforcement on Awareness and Verbal Operant Conditioning of Hospitalized Children

The Effects of Degree of Structure of Paradigm and Reinforcement on Awareness and Verbal Operant Conditioning of Hospitalized Children

Date: January 1970
Creator: Maxwell, Judith M.
Description: The present experiment is designed to test certain hypotheses made concerning the nature of conditioning in a verbal operant paradigm, and the relationship of such conditioning with awareness of contingencies.
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A Study in Cultural Conflict: the Controversy Surrounding Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ

A Study in Cultural Conflict: the Controversy Surrounding Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ

Date: December 1995
Creator: Scheffler, Lisa K. (Lisa Kathryn)
Description: When the filmed version of The Last Temptation of Christ was released in the United States, it met with significant protests from conservative Christians who felt it was blasphemous. Using the controversy surrounding the film and its reception in Austin, Texas, this is a case study in censorship as a social process and in the cultural conflict it signifies. Certain societal factors must converge to create an art controversy. Through an examination of the film, the groups involved in the protest, and the social and political climate at the time, some of these factors are described. Imbedded in this controversy are the underlying tensions that permeate many modern cultural debates: shifting ideas of the sacred and the profane and definitions of moral authority.
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Roadside Crosses in Contemporary Memorial Culture

Roadside Crosses in Contemporary Memorial Culture

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Date: October 15, 2002
Creator: Everett, Holly
Description: A fifteen-year-old high school cheerleader is killed while driving on a dangerous curve one afternoon. By that night, her classmates have erected a roadside cross decorated with silk flowers, not as a grim warning, but as a loving memorial. In this study of roadside crosses, the first of its kind, Holly Everett presents the history of these unique commemoratives and their relationship to contemporary memorial culture. The meaning of these markers is presented in the words of grieving parents, high school students, public officials, and private individuals whom the author interviewed during her fieldwork in Texas. Everett documents over thirty-five memorial sites with twenty-five photographs representing the wide range of creativity. Examining the complex interplay of politics, culture, and belief, she emphasizes the importance of religious expression in everyday life and analyzes responses to death that this tradition. Roadside crosses are a meeting place for communication, remembrance, and reflection, embodying on-going relationships between the living and the dead. They are a bridge between personal and communal pain–and one of the oldest forms of memorial culture. Scholars in folklore, American studies, cultural geography, cultural/social history, and material culture studies will be especially interested in this study.
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[Governor Bill Clements, Signing]

[Governor Bill Clements, Signing]

Date: August 12, 1987
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Governor Bill Clements signing a declaration to change the name of North Texas State University to University of North Texas in Austin. He looks toward the camera with several others posing behind him.
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[21.06 Trial]

[21.06 Trial]

Date: 1982
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Jim Barber (left), Don Baker (middle) and Bill Nelson (right) seated behind a table during the 21.06 trial in 1982. Unidentified persons are visible from the back, in the foreground.
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Oral History Interview with Ghent Sanderford, 1967

Oral History Interview with Ghent Sanderford, 1967

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Date: May 4, 1968
Creator: Odom, E. Dale
Description: Interview with Ghent Sanderford, attorney. The interview includes Sanderford's experiences as private secretary to Governor Miriam A. Ferguson, 1925-27 and 1933-35, his relationship with James E. Ferguson, as well as comments about Governors Pat Neff, Dan Moody, James Allred, W. Lee O'Daniel, and Coke Stevenson. The interview also includes his opinions on the Johnson-Stevenson senatorial race of 1948 and the impeachment of James Ferguson.
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Oral History Interview with J. Fagg Foster, August 28, 1967

Oral History Interview with J. Fagg Foster, August 28, 1967

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Date: April 16, 1968
Creator: Cochran, Kendall
Description: Interview with J. Fagg Foster, from Blue Ridge, Texas. The interview includes Foster's involvement in the Rainey controversy while he was a graduate assistant at the University of Texas, 1944-45.
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Oral History Interview with Weldon Hart, 1966-1967

Oral History Interview with Weldon Hart, 1966-1967

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Date: December 18, 1967
Creator: Brewer, Thomas B.
Description: Interviews with Weldon Hart, a public relations executive and executive director of the Texas Good Roads Association. The interviews includes Hart's experiences as press secretary and appointments secretary to former Governors Beauford Jester, 1947-50, and Allan Shivers, 1950-57; head of the Texas Employment Commission; organization of a Texas political machine; lobbying for the highway construction industries of Texas. The interviews took place on three separate dates: August 8, 1966, February 6, 1967, and July 3, 1967.
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