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The Storage of Organic Matter in Bottom Deposits of Lake Dallas

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to find which season of the year organic matter increases most in the bottom deposits of Lake Dallas, the reason for the increase, and the amount of organic matter increase from year to year. It is hoped that this study will be beneficial in understanding the conditions in artificial reservoirs.
Date: 1941
Creator: Williams, Cyrus Paul

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.

The Structure of the Mendelssohn Organ Sonatas

Description: The following study deals with the structural elements of the six Mendelssohn Organ Sonatas, opus 65. The problem excludes stylistic considerations. The Mendelssohn organ works are the greatest that appeared from the time of J. S. Bach until the nineteenth century. The Sonatas "have long been accepted as 'classics' of the instrument." Of them Mendelssohn himself wrote in a letter to his publisher, "I attach much importance to these Sonatas." They have no formal predecessor and no formal counterpart in subsequent organ literature. Their structures are hybrid, contrasting, unique, and unconventional; yet, to the writer's knowledge, there is no material available which presents a thorough, scientific formal analysis. It is hoped that the following study will fill this need.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Sloan, Kathleen, 1917-

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

A Study of Behavior Analysis in a Secondary School

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to study a given secondary school with which the investigator is familiar in order to determine as objectively as possible what conditions, relationships, and experiences are exercising unwholesome influences on the youngster's actions, and to determine how the school can provide opportunities for developing social behavior that will make an integrated personality.
Date: 1948
Creator: Geer, Blanche Newby

A Study of Certain Interests of Boys and Girls between the Ages of Twelve and Sixteen Years in a Typical West Texas County such as Stonewall County

Description: A personality questionnaire was given to the pupils of the four rural consolidated high schools of Stonewall County for the purpose of finding out, in so far as this was possible, the chief interests of each student between the ages of twelve and sixteen years. A series of questions concerning religious, social, recreational, and vocational interest was given to the students within this age group.
Date: 1941
Creator: Powell, H. J.

A Study of Curricular Offerings in Business in the Colleges of Arkansas for the Period from 1936 to 1946

Description: The problem which forms the basis of this study is one involving an investigation of the curricular offerings in the field of business in the liberal-arts colleges of Arkansas. The purpose of the investigation is to compare the growth of business offerings during the eleven years from 1936 to 1946.
Date: 1947
Creator: Shores, P. T.

A Study of Dissonance and Harmonic Tradition in the Fugues of the Ludus Tonalis by Paul Hindemith

Description: This study considers only one aspect of music of the twentieth century--that of dissonance. Through an analysis of harmonic tension in the twelve fugues of the "Ludus Tonalis" by Paul Hindemith, a two-fold significance is notable. First, consideration of the broad tendencies of modernism is necessary. second, with Hindemith as a chosen representative of certain aspects of the twentieth century style, the study attempts to show more specifically certain characteristics of the composer himself in the use and treatment of dissonance, one of the more technical features of style in modern music.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Harvey, Otis Poe

A Study of Essential Principles of Secretarial Training with Problem Material on a Collegiate Level

Description: It is in order that the college student in secretarial training might have some definite idea as to the kinds of on-the-job duties she might be expected to perform and the type of background knowledge she might be expected to know--or at least be able to find out quickly when needed--that this study has been made.
Date: 1942
Creator: McCarty, Catherine Louise

A Study of Factors Influencing High School Seniors in their Decisions to Seek Further Educational or Vocational Training Following their Graduation from High School

Description: The purpose of this study is to make an investigation relating to certain factors and influences that have some bearing upon decisions made by graduating seniors in high schools to attend college or vocational school before entering a vocation or professional career.
Date: 1949
Creator: Rutherford, Raymond Riley

A Study of Grievance Procedure in Labor-Management Relations as it Operates within the Eighth Regional War Labor Board

Description: This investigation is a study of grievance machinery in industrial relations, as it operates within the Eighth Regional War Labor Board, which serves the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. By grievance machinery is meant the formal procedure through which the worker or his representative must proceed in order to get a grievance or complaint about working conditions, wages, or other items, heard and settled.
Date: 1945
Creator: Martin, Marie G.

A Study of Hereditary Predisposition to Cardiovascular Diseases

Description: Because the many physicians and students of heredity have not been closely associated in finding that the causes of cardiovascular diseases might lie, in a large measure, to an inherited predisposition, this study has been undertaken; first, to contribute to several more case studies of cardiovascular diseases to the knowledge of heredity; second, to find if there is a possible successive occurrence of cardiovascular diseases in generation after generation; and third, to determine a possible mode of transmission from parents to offspring by an analysis of nine genealogies.
Date: 1949
Creator: McCarty, Juanita Mavis