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Developing Social Interest in Juvenile Delinquents

Description: Male youths ages 13-18 incarcerated at two minimum security detention facilities participated in a program to determine if Alfred Adler's concept of social interest could be developed through group interactions led by non-professionals. The youths answered a self-report attitudinal scale, the Sulliman Scale of Social Interest and were rated by their classroom teachers on the Behavior Dimensions Rating Scale as pre-test measures. Volunteers from a liberal arts college sociology classes were randomly assigned to work in male-female pairs over a ten week period of time with the experimental population. These pairs led their constant group of incarcerated youths in ninety minute discussion sessions once per week for the duration of the program. Structured human relations exercises specifically designed to encourage elements of social interest; belonging, cooperation, and significance were assigned for each of the sessions. At the end of ten weeks, the youths in the experimental groups and the control population were tested again on the two scales. The results of Pearson Product Moment Correlations Test indicated no relationship between attitude and behavior for either the experimental or control groups on the pre-test and the post-test. A Mann Whitney U t-test indicated a highly significant increase in the social interest of the experimental group at the end of the program. While the control group showed no change over the course of the ten weeks, those who participated in the developmental groups increased their scores on the Sulliman Scale of Social Interest by an average of 12 points. Another Mann Whitney U t-test indicated that there was no difference between the social interest of Caucasian and non-Caucasian youths.
Date: August 1989
Creator: Eldridge, Connie
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hatlet

Description: Hatlet of modified calot type with brown, beige, white, blue and green feathers, the whole covered with a very fine veil sprinkled with tiny rhinestones.
Date: 1955
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B., 1898-1988
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Calotte Hat

Description: Calotte style hat in cut out triangular shape of white leather with white glass beaded edges on leather strips.
Date: 1960
Creator: Green-Field, Benjamin B., 1898-1988
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Gas Injection into the McClosky Limestone in the Griffin and New Harmony Oil Fields, Indiana and Illinois

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines conducted a study on the injection of gas into the McClosky limestone in northern Illinois and Indiana. The resulting increases in oil and gas production from this area are presented. The report includes maps, graphs, tables, and illustrations.
Date: July 1945
Creator: Riggs, C. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior for 1949: Synthetic Liquid Fuels, Part 3. - Liquid Fuels from Agricultural Residues

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the development and production of synthetic liquid fuels derived from agricultural products. The amount of synthetic fuels developed from corn is presented. The report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: February 1950
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Subsidence Due to Coal Mining in Illinois

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over investigations on surface subsidence from coal mining in Illinois. The results of the investigations are presented and discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1927
Creator: Herbert, Charles Arthur & Rutledge, J. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Bank robbery films]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about the Mosler Safe Company of Dallas which sells motion picture surveillance cameras to banks. The story includes actual bank robbery footage recorded on these cameras.
Date: June 10, 1964
Duration: 2 minutes 46 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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