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[News Script: Last frontier]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the history and landscape of Big Bend and its nearby communities in West Texas.
Date: April 29, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

An Analysis of Achievement Test Scores to Determine the Effectiveness of a Remedial English Program in a Small University

Description: Freshmen at Sul Ross State University are required to take tests which are used for placement purposes. One of the tests given is the Nelson-Denny Reading Test which measures comprehension, vocabulary, and reading rate. The scores are used with American College Test or Standard Achievement Test scores to place students in either remedial or regular freshman English. Remedial students, who score below the tenth-grade competency level, are placed in English 1300. Regular students are placed in English 1301 or 1302. Twelve studies were found which had been done in this area since 1980. One was directly related to this study. The Anglo and Hispanic population of the freshman class of 1987 was tested. Blacks were not included as they comprised less than 9 percent of the freshman class. There were 69 students in the experimental group and 162 in the control group. A pretest-posttest design was used. A three-way analysis of variance set up data for statistical testing. The Alpha level was set at .05. The findings indicate a significant difference for Hypothesis 1, which predicted no significant difference in the posttest performance of students required to take English 1300 and the pretest performance of students who were not. Therefore it was rejected. Because statistical testing yielded no significant difference for Hypothesis 2 — there will be no significant difference in posttest performance of Hispanic and Anglo students who were enrolled in English 1300, and Hypothesis 3—there will be no significant difference in the posttest performance of males and females who enrolled in English 1300, they were retained. Results indicate that while there is a significant difference between the means of the remedial students' posttest scores and means of the regular students' pretest scores, the program raises the performance of remedial students to a level accepted by Sul Ross State ...
Date: August 1988
Creator: Grimm, J. Ed (Joseph Ed)
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Desert journey]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the pueblo of Boquillas and the surrounding desert.
Date: August 19, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Construction site in San Francisco]

Description: Photograph of the re-building of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after the first one was destroyed by a fire. The Metropolis Bank Building to the right is the only remaining structure in the photo, and is now part of the Bank of America Financial Center on Market Street.
Date: 190u
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Happy Hunting Ground

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Central and South America, including Mexican ballads, primitive art, cowboy dances, reptile myths, superstitions, Indian pictographs, and other folktales. The index begins on page 127.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964 & Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Man, Bird and Beast

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk medicine and ranch remedies, folk songs, legends and other folklore. The index begins on page 176.
Date: 2017
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Man, Bird and Beast

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a miscellany of Texas and Mexican folklore, including stories about folk medicine and ranch remedies, folk songs, legends and other folklore. The index begins on page 176.
Date: 1930
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Partner: UNT Press

Happy Hunting Ground

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Central and South America, including Mexican ballads, primitive art, cowboy dances, reptile myths, superstitions, Indian pictographs, and other folktales. The index begins on page 127.
Date: 1925
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964 & Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

Geology of the Marathon Region, Texas

Description: From abstract: This report describes the geology of the Marathon region, in trans-Pecos Texas. The Marathon region lies on the edge of the Mexican Highlands province, where that province merges into the Great Plains on the east. Structurally, the region is a broad dome of Cretaceous rocks, from whose central part the Cretaceous cover has been stripped away, leaving an area of low country in the center, the Marathon Basin. Here strongly folded Palcozoic rocks are exposed. The Monument Spring and Marathon quadrangles, described in detail in this report, extend across the basin area.
Date: 1937
Creator: King, Philip Burke
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department