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Structural and Thematic Development in the Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Description: In dealing with the individual works, I have attempted to analyze the structural element first, and then to deduce the novel's meaning, or theme, making use, wherever it is possible, of the results of the analysis of structure. In addition, I have attempted to reveal the development of certain themes from one novel to another, and certain developments in characterization and general design. I have attempted to reveal the relationship of the structure and thematic aspects of the individual works to Fizgerald's work as a whole. Finally, I have attempted to demonstrate Fitzgerald's relationship with certain of this peers and forebears in the American novel.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Burks, Sidney L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Accidents and Their Causes Occurring in Industrial Shops in the Public Schools of Texas, and the Methods Used to Teach Safety Education in Industrial Arts Program

Description: The problem of this study is to determine sound practices and teaching in connection with Industrial Arts shop safety program in Texas public schools, and the methods, policies, and programs used to prevent accidents. The study reviews the Texas State Laws for safety precaution, and the devices and programs recommended by the Industrial Arts teachers who answered the questionnaire used in this study. The state safety laws of other states are studied for comparison with the Texas Safety Laws.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Turner, Finis
Partner: UNT Libraries

A study of superstitions and customs affecting health practices among the people of Starr County, Texas

Description: The superstitions and customs considered in this thesis are limited to those found in Starr County, Texas, and to those that most deeply affect and shape the lives of the people of the county. It is necessary to probe into the background of their lives from many angles; namely, history, geography, economic conditions and health conditions.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Longoria, Gladys L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the J.S. Bach Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother

Description: The purpose of this study is to present a brief history of the work, a discussion of the ornamentation which occurs therein and suggestions for the performance of the ornaments, an analysis covering especially the characteristics of each movement in regard to form and style and inasmuch as possible to show the influence of this early work on the later compositions of J. S. Bach.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Kelver, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Stylistic Evolution of the Motet Through the Sixteenth Century with Emphasis on the Style of Palestrina

Description: The mass and the motet are the most important musical components of the Catholic liturgy. The development of vocal polyphony in the Medieval Period culminated in the perfection of these forms in the sixteenth century. The purpose of this thesis is to give an account of the development of religious monody and polyphony that led to the inception of the motet in the early part of the thirteenth century; to show the development of the motet through the sixteenth century; to give a more detailed analysis of the style of Palestrina; and to emphasize the analysis with a stylistic examination of a Palestrina motet.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Cornelius, Merl V.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Theme and Mutations

Description: The purpose of this composition is to demonstrate the creative stimuli offered a composer by The Schillinger System of Musical Composition. To illustrate this creative stimuli offered a composer, the writer has composed an extremely diverse, yet homogenous musical continuity from the elements contained in an eight measure theme. The sections of this composition are titled mutations, for though they are all inherently related to the theme, this relationship often appears fortuitous. The term variation usually implies structural alterations that are readily apparent.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Dolch, John P. (John Parker)
Partner: UNT Libraries

To Determine the Effectiveness of Two Methods of Teaching Literature

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of two methods of teaching literature. An attempt will be made to ascertain whether the teacher-directed method or the free-reading method will be more effective in meeting the needs of the elementary children in the field of literature.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Yoe, Winifred Dora
Partner: UNT Libraries

To Determine the Extent to Which the Denton County Library is Meeting the Recreational Reading Interests of the Elementary Pupils of the Rural Schools of Denton County, Texas

Description: "In order to determine the extent to which the Denton County Free Library is meeting the needs of the elementary school children for recreational reading, an analysis was made of the reading interests of the elementary-school children of twelve common school districts of Denton County, Texas. The ages of these children ranged from nine to fourteen years. A second analysis was made by checking various acceptable authors in the field of children's reading interests as read by the children in this group and age level. This information was secured by having each child in the schools check the items listed in a school survey sheet. This information was tabulated and the results are shown in tables presented in Chapter III. A third analysis was made of library material found in the reading lists that were supplied by the county; and lastly, a comparison was made of the results of the last analysis with the two preceding ones." -- leaf 3
Date: August 1948
Creator: Lambert, Benjamin Carter
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Transcription for Band of the Second Movement of Cesar Franck's Symphony in D Minor : From the Orchestral Score

Description: The problem of this study was to make a transcription of the second movement of Franck's Symphony in D Minor for a college symphonic band. A thorough discussion of problems of instrumentation and analysis, a brief history of the composer's life and works, and an evaluation of the contribution of the project is included in this document.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Franck, C├ęsar, 1822-1890
Partner: UNT Libraries

Transmission into Legislation of Political Promises of Texas Governors from 1914 to 1943

Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine the relationship of political promises made by the elected candidates for governor with their achievements in relation to these political promises. From such an evaluation, it is hoped to determine the value of different types of political promises, and thus be more able to judge properly candidates seeking the office of governor.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Nunn, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries