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A Study of the Factors Related to Planned and Actual Manufacturing Lead Time in Two Environments: (1) High-Volume Continuous-Production and (2) Job-Shop Production-to-Order

Description: This study focused upon the manufacturing lead time management in California's electrical and electronic machinery, equipment, and supplies industry. Manufacturing firms with one hundred or more employees were invited to participate in the research. Six subproblems relating to manufacturing lead time were selected and six appropriate null hypotheses were tested. The subproblems identified (1) factors influencing manufacturing lead time, (2) production planning processes influencing manufacturing lead time accuracy, and (3) techniques reducing manufacturing lead time. These factors, production planning processes, and techniques were then IV investigated to determine the importance of each of them in two environments: (1) high-volume continuous-production (HVCP) and (2) job-shop production-to-order (JSPTO).
Date: December 1980
Creator: Moshtaghi Moghaddam, Jahanguir
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California-ko Ostatuak: a History of California's Basque Hotels

Description: The history of California's Basque boardinghouses, or ostatuak, is the subject of this dissertation. To date, scholarly literature on ethnic boardinghouses is minimal and even less has been written on the Basque "hotels" of the American West. As a result, conclusions in this study rely upon interviews, census records, local directories, early maps, and newspapers. The first Basque boardinghouses in the United States appeared in California in the decade following the gold rush and tended to be outposts along travel routes used by Basque miners and sheepmen. As more Basques migrated to the United States, clusters of ostatuak sprang up in communities where Basque colonies had formed, particularly in Los Angeles and San Francisco during the late nineteenth century. In the years between 1890 and 1940, the ostatuak reached their zenith as Basques spread throughout the state and took their boardinghouses with them. This study outlines the earliest appearances of the Basque ostatuak, charts their expansion, and describes their present state of demise. The role of the ostatuak within Basque-American culture and a description of how they operated is another important aspect of this dissertation. Information from interviews supports the claim that the ostatua was the most important social institution among Americanuak during peak years of Basque immigration. Since a majority of the Basque sojourners who arrived before 1930 were unmarried, unable to speak English, and intended to return to the Old World within a decade of their arrival, the Basque-American often substituted his "hotel" contacts for his Old World family. At the ostatuak, he found a familiar language and cuisine, as well as an employment agency, a place to vacation, translating services, an occasional loan, explanations of his host culture, and new friends from old villages. This history of California's ostatuak is the first of its kind and encourages …
Date: May 1988
Creator: Echeverría, Jerónima, 1946-
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Fixed tilt solar collector employing reversible vee-trough reflectors and vacuum tube receivers for solar heating and cooling systems. Final report. JPL Publication 77-78

Description: The objective of the Vee-Trough/Vacuum Tube Collector (VTVTC) Project was to prove the usefulness of vee-trough concentrators in improving the efficiency and reducing the cost of collectors assembled from evacuated tube receivers. The VTVTC was analyzed rigorously and various mathematical models were developed to calculate the optical performance of the vee-trough concentrator and the thermal performance of the evacuated tube receiver. A test bed was constructed to verify the mathematical analyses and compare reflectors made out of glass, Alzak and aluminized FEP Teflon. Tests were run at temperatures ranging from 95 to 180/sup 0/C during the months of April, May, June, July and August 1977. Vee-trough collector efficiencies of 35 to 40% were observed at an operating temperature of about 175/sup 0/C. Test results compared well with the calculated values. Test data covering a complete day are presented for selected dates throughout the test season. Predicted daily useful heat collection and efficiency values are presented for a year's duration at operation temperatures ranging from 65 to 230/sup 0/C. Estimated collector costs and resulting thermal energy costs are presented. Analytical and experimental results are discussed along with a complete economic evaulation. Recommendations for the continuation of the project are presented.
Date: December 1, 1977
Creator: Selcuk, M. K.
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United States Earthquakes, 1931

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1931. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1932
Creator: Neumann, Frank
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Mineral Industries Survey of the United States, California: Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties, Mother Lode District (South). Mines of the Southern Mother Lode Region, Part 2 -- Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over mining operations in the southern Mother Lode Region of California. A review of this area is presented, and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1940
Creator: Julihn, C. E. & Horton, F. W.
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Petroleum-Engineering Study of Gas Injection in Fault Blocks VB and VI, Wilmington Field, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on petroleum engineering and gas-injections in California. The results of the engineering study are presented. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: May 1957
Creator: Higgins, R. V. & Pierce, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Folk Travelers: Ballads, Tales and Talk

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains popular folklore of Texas and Mexico, including traveling anecdotes, folk ballads, folklore in natural history, as well as information about black and white magic, Western animals, and cattle brands. The index begins on page 259.
Date: 1953
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press
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Clay in Petroleum-Reservoir Rocks: Its effect on Permeability, with Particular Reference to Tejon-Grapevine Area, Kern County, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on clays of petroleum-reservoir rocks in Kern County, California. The effects of water sensitivity of clays are presented. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Morris, Frank C.; Aune, Quinton A. & Gates, George Laurence
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Evaluation of a California Bentonitic Clay for Use in Oil-Well Drilling Muds

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the bentonite deposits of San Benito County, California. As stated in the introduction, "the purpose of the study was to learn if these large deposits contain bentonite of sufficient quality and quantity to be of economic value as an oil-well drilling mud additive" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1959
Creator: Aune, Quinton A.; Caraway, W. Hodge; Morris, Frank C. & Gates, George Laurence
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Investigation of the Black Wonder Manganese Deposits, Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over manganese deposits of Santa Clara and Stanislaus Counties. As stated in the introduction, "the geology is outlined, ore deposits are described and work performed by the Bureau of Mines is covered in detail and supplemented by assay maps and figures" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: September 1956
Creator: Volin, M. E.; Matson, E. J. & Trengove, R. R.
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Drilling and Sampling Tertiary Gold-Bearing Gravels at Badger Hill, Nevada County, California

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over gold-bearing deposits of Nevada County, California. Drilling and sampling of these gold deposits are discussed. This report includes tables, maps, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1974
Creator: McLellan, Russell R.; Berkenkotter, Richard D.; Wilmot, Richard C. & Stahl, Robert L.
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Reverse Osmosis for Water Desalination

Description: Report issued by the Office of Saline Water over studies conducted on the reverse-osmosis program. The methods of desalination through osmosis are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 22, 1964
Creator: Lonsdale, H. K.; Merten, U.; Riley, R. L.; Vos, K. D. & Westmoreland, J. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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