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Mesquite and Willow

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a miscellany of Texas, Spanish and Mexican folklore, including legends, child ballads, folk tales, folk songs, tall tales, information about home remedies, and other folklore.
Date: 2017
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Partner: UNT Press

[News Script: Whirling flame]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a gas-powered spinning flame generator invented by a McAllen citrus farmer, intended to warm the air in his citrus groves and prevent cold weather from harming the fruit.
Date: February 4, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Ike arrives]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about President Dwight D. Eisenhower arriving in Texas to dedicate the newly constructed Falcon Dam on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Date: October 18, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Ike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicating the Falcon Dam on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.
Date: October 20, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Commercial Job Opportunity Survey of McAllen, Texas

Description: "The survey of commercial job opportunities in the City of McAllen, Texas, was undertaken for the purpose of determining: 1. The numerical importance of training for the different kinds of local commercial positions. 2. The desired age, sex, training, and experience for employees in the different commercial positions of the City. 3. Information to be used in the revision of the commercial curriculum of the McAllen Senior High School and in the vocational guidance of students, and in the placement of graduates. 4. The importance and kinds of office equipment in general use locally. 5. The means by which employers of the City of McAllen, Texas, obtain commercial employees. A local survey seemed desirable in order to understand the local situation and needs in regard to commercial courses offered in the high school, and to revise the commercial curriculum intelligently."--leaf 1.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Jones, Willie W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ten Assembly Programs for Intermediate Grades Designed to Further the Understanding of Mexican Culture in our Schools

Description: It shall be the purpose of the writer to prepare program material appropriate for school use which will interest, instruct and contribute toward mutual understanding of both the Latin-American and Anglo-American child. This program material has been incorporated into ten musical plays, the themes, dances and songs of which have been gleaned from a great amount of reading material, stories related by Mexican people, legends told by pioneer Anglo residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and ideas that have been presented by students. It is the purpose of the writer to organize this material into plays which may be of service to any teacher who intends to present a program, in the intermediate grades, dealing with some phase of Latin and Anglo-American relations.
Date: August 1945
Creator: Gross, Marjorie Clark
Partner: UNT Libraries

Sources of Support and Parental Performances a Descriptive Study of Mexican-American Female Single Parents

Description: This is a descriptive study of the statistical association between the amounts of financial—emotional supports available and their impact on the degree of difficulty in the performance of the parental roles of a nonrandom sample of eighty-six Mexican-American female single parents from McAllen, Texas. The sample was divided into four socioeconomic status categories. A total of twenty-nine variables were correlated: twenty independent, financial-emotional and nine dependent parental performance variables. The twenty variables were defined in terms of socioeconomic resources: child-care availability and satisfaction, nature of personal/children problems, and frequency of interaction with significant others defined emotional supports. Parental role performances were defined in terms of having children with medical, learning or emotional problems, and the degree of difficulty in caring for sick children, spending time with them, yelling and screaming, use of corporal punishment and feeling overwhelmed by parental demands. Analyses indicated that these families functioned in a stable and viable manner, with little evidence of disintegration or "pathology." The parents had extensive social networks comprised of kin# coworkers, and friends, and they interacted with these support people on a regular basis, usually several times per week, but at the same time the parents rarely interacted with the ex-husbands or ex-in-laws, The majority of ex—husbands had never made any support payments and rarely saw their children. The single parents did not evidence unmanageable problems in caring for their children, or in asserting control and authority over them. Corporal punishment, yelling and screaming, and other discipline problems were minimal issues, and were not more severe or serious than before the divorce. The mothers were satisfied with the available child-care and the general growth of their children, but felt they continuously carried a tremendous burden, and all indications are that, even with sources of different kinds and levels of support. Finally, a ...
Date: August 1987
Creator: Maldonado, Alfred C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Mesquite and Willow

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains a miscellany of Texas, Spanish and Mexican folklore, including legends, child ballads, folk tales, folk songs, tall tales, information about home remedies, and other folklore.
Date: 1957
Creator: Boatright, Mody Coggin
Partner: UNT Press

Orientation Methods and Techniques Used in the Elementary Schools in the Lower Rio Grande Valley with Latin-American Beginners

Description: The purpose of the study was to determine what methods and techniques seem to be the best in helping the beginning Latin-American child to understand the written and oral English as taught by our schools today and to what extent these methods and techniques meed democratic and psychological criteria governing such a program.
Date: 1955
Creator: Slavitchek, Martha Gladys Williams
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Experimental Study of Personality Development in the Stenography Class of the Edinburg High School

Description: The purpose of this study is (1) to make a survey of all personality training procedures in an attempt to adapt those methods to the instructional problems of schools having a large Latin-American enrollment, and (2) to correlate personality development with the study of stenography and job finding by giving it specific emphasis in such a course.
Date: 1948
Creator: Moore, Phelma Newton
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Substitution Request from Henry S. Field to Hamilton K. Redway, December 20, 1864]

Description: Correspondence from Henry S. Field to Captain Hamilton K. Redway on December 20, 1864 requesting assistance in the substitution of Private William Thompson's son, Abel Thompson, in his place. In this letter, Field states that Private Thompson is afflicted with an organic disease of the heart. Field strongly recommends the substitution of Private Thompson's son, Abel Thompson, who is seventeen years of age.
Date: December 20, 1864
Creator: Field, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Funeral]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: September 23, 1989
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Flood recedes in valley]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the aftermath of a flood in the Rio Grande Valley, which forced hundreds to evacuate their homes in the area.
Date: April 16, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections