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State of the Climate in 2008

Description: This report describes observations of precipitation, temperature, and other climatology metrics from different global regions.
Date: August 2009
Creator: Peterson, T. C.; Baringer, M. O.; Diamond, H. J.; Fogt, R. L.; Levy, J. M.; Richter-Menge, J. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Land-based sources protocol to Cartagena Convention : message from the President of the United States transmitting protocol concerning pollution from land-based sources and activities ("the Protocol") to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region, with annexes, done at Oranjestad, Aruba, on October 6, 1999, and signed by the United States on that same date

Description: This treaty sets out general legal obligations to protect the marine environment of the Gulf of Mexico, Straits of Florida, Caribbean Sea, and immediately adjacent areas of the Atlantic Ocean-collectively known as the Wider Caribbean Region.
Date: 2007
Creator: United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush) & Rice, Condoleezza, 1954-
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The West Indies College and its Educational Activities in Jamaica, 1961-1987

Description: The West Indies College is an institution of higher education in Jamaica which was established by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in 1909. It has had three names: 1909-1923, West Indian Training School; 1924-1958, West Indian Training College, and 1959-present, West Indies College. The school has been served by over 20 presidents. The needs of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the Mandeville community, Jamaica, and the West Indies region continue to play an important role in the addition and e… more
Date: December 1988
Creator: Mukweyi, Alison Isaack
Partner: UNT Libraries
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[News Script: Jamaica]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the pronunciation of "Jamaica".
Date: September 9, 1972, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: 6PM sports]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story going over the daily sports highlights.
Date: October 20, 1972, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Fashioning Society in Eighteenth-century British Jamaica

Description: White women who inhabited the West Indies in the eighteenth century fascinated the metropole. In popular prints, novels, and serial publications, these women appeared to stray from “proper” British societal norms. Inhabiting a space dominated by a tropical climate and the presence of a large enslaved African population opened white women to censure. Almost from the moment of colonial encounter, they were perceived not as proper British women but as an imperial “other,” inhabiting a middle space… more
Date: December 2015
Creator: Northrop, Chloe Aubra
Partner: UNT Libraries
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["Melting Pot" exhibition walkthrough on VHS]

Description: Video footage from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters recorded during a silent gallery walk-through of the Melting Pot exhibition featuring Caribbean artists from Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica. The exhibition was held at the James E. Kemp Gallery from January 18 to May 14, 2004. The video shows a silent visual walk-through of the gallery space with close-up shots of piece descriptions followed by the connected work. The work displayed includes paintings, drawings, and sculptures.
Date: January 2004
Duration: 10 minutes 44 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Treasure hunt]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 3 Fort Worth adventurers who participated in a salvage / treasure hunt / exploration of the Spanish galleon Genovesa, which sank off the coast of Jamaica in 1730; although some $3,000,000 in gold was the original cargo, none has been found lately, although the group brought up about 1,000 items ranging from crucifixes to cannon.
Date: December 19, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Rediscovery of the Elements: The Platinum Metals

Description: Article describing the history of the platinum metals, from its discovery in the New World and subsequent experiments in Europe. Tourist information is provided regarding areas pertinent to the history of platinum.
Date: Spring 2009
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Roselle: Its Culture and Uses

Description: Report discussing and promoting the cultivation of the roselle plant -- a species of hibiscus -- in the United States. Topics discussed include varieties of roselle, helpful fertilizers, harvesting practices, uses, and common diseases and insect enemies.
Date: 1907
Creator: Wester, P. J. (Peter Johnson), 1877-1931
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Treasure hunt]

Description: Video footage fromthe WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 3 Fort Worth adventurers who participated in a salvage / treasure hunt / exploration of the Spanish galleon Genovesa, which sank off the coast of Jamaica in 1730.
Date: December 19, 1964
Duration: 3 minutes 55 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Jamaica]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Jamaican government announcing John Connally’s involvement in a beef and dairy cattle operation.
Date: January 4, 1973
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Coward-Patman-Dunlop]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating news stories about the death of Sir Noel Coward in Kingston, Jamaica; Wright Patman criticizing Richard Nixon's economic plans; John Dunlop announces controls on lumber.
Date: March 26, 1973
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Jamaica: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Description: Although Jamaica has a stable parliamentary democracy and is a middle-income developing country, the government of Prime Minister P.J. Patterson faces several significant challenges. These include a violent crime wave fueled by gangs and drug trafficking; high external debt, estimated at 135% of gross domestic product, that could constrain the government’s social expenditures; and an adult HIV/AIDS infection rate of over 1%. This report discusses U.S. relations with Jamaica, which are close an… more
Date: February 3, 2006
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Script: Glieber death]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about memorial services which is scheduled for Mary Frances Glieber.
Date: July 19, 1974, 12:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Promo video for "ASHE" Caribbean performing arts ensemble]

Description: Video footage promoting ASHE: the Caribbean performing arts ensemble of Jamaica. The video shows cultural dancing, tribal wear, and music under a narration providing descriptive details of each section and group. The tape was provided by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters in regards to the Dance with the Carribeans event hosted by the Dallas and Fort Worth West Indian Community.
Date: February 24, 2001
Duration: 8 minutes 52 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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["Melting Pot" exhibit silent walk through video]

Description: Video footage from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters recorded during a silent gallery walk-through of the Melting Pot exhibition featuring Caribbean artists from Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica. The exhibition was held at the James E. Kemp Gallery from January 18 to May 14, 2004. The video shows a silent visual walk-through of the gallery space with close-up shots of piece descriptions followed by the connected work. The work displayed includes paintings, drawings, and sculptures.
Date: January 2004
Duration: 11 minutes
Creator: Collins, Phillip; Fabelo, Roberto; Fonseca, Ever; Vizcaino, Marcelino; Bigaud, Wilson; Chery, Richard et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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["Rhythm/Soul Dance Promo":15 "Promo" video]

Description: Video footage from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters of a brief promotional video for the "Rythm and Soul of a People" weekend dance festival that took place March 3rd and 4th of an unknown year. The footage shows clips of dancers under a narrator listing the performing groups as well as the performance date, location, and time.
Date: [1990..2010]
Duration: 22 seconds
Creator: Eyecon Video Productions
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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["Black Art - Ancestral Legacy" art exhibition documentary]

Description: Video footage from The Black Academy of Arts and Letters recorded in support of the Black Art: Ancestral Legacy art exhibition shown at the Dallas Museum of Art from December 3rd, 1989 to February 25th, 1990. The exhibition focused on the African impulse on African American Art. The footage is a documentary-style video featuring narration, art historian, and artist commentary on the exhibition.
Date: 1989/1990
Duration: 43 minutes 18 seconds
Creator: Simmons, Katina; Stepneski, Mark & Nance, Daryl
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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