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[Broadside advertisement for Denton land]

Description: Photograph of a broadside advertisement for Denton land, held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Broadsides and Printed Ephemera Collection. The advertisement boasts of information that is "Safe and Profitable Investment For Capitalists or Colonists wanting land for immediate occupancy," and has a section of what is for sale which includes three bold sections: The Land Has Recently Been Divided Into Tracts of 160 Acres, The Soil Is Generally a Deep Rich Sandy Mulatto Loam, and $2 per Acre Cash or $3 per acre 1/3 Cash. This collection of ephemera related to Texas history provides a window into the past. These items, which were not created to last past their initial usefulness, offer details into the original settlement of the Denton, TX region, as well as provide evidence of commerce at the time.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Sylve, Joshua & Merrill, Jeffery
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Changes to "Too Big to Fail" Treasury Recommends Revisions to Dodd-Frank SIFI Designation Process for Non-Banks (Part 1)

Description: First part of a report discussing the Treasury Department's recent report recommending revisions to the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC's) process for designating non-bank financial institutions as "systematically important financial institutions (SIFI's) also known as "Too Big to Fail" institutions. This part provides general background on the SIFI designation process
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Sykes, Jay B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Changes to "Too Big to Fail" Treasury Recommends Revisions to Dodd-Frank SIFI Designation Process for Non-Banks (Part 2)

Description: Second part of a report discussing the Treasury Department's recent report recommending revisions to the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC's) process for designating non-bank financial institutions as "systematically important financial institutions (SIFI's) also known as "Too Big to Fail" institutions. This part discusses the legal debate over the designation process, the Treasury Department's recommended changes for the process, and how those changes may affect the Senate's consideration of the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017 (which would repeal FSOC's authority to designate non-banks as SIFIs altogether).
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Sykes, Jay B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Financial Regulation: The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155)

Description: This report discusses the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) which aims to provide regulatory relief to banks, relax mortgage lending rules, and provide additional consumer protections related to credit reporting and other areas.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Perkins, David W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Haiti's Political and Economic Conditions: In Brief

Description: This report describes Haiti's political structure and government, economy, police and army, and human rights and immigration issues. It also discusses UN missions in Haiti and U.S. relations with Haiti, including a a table outlining foreign aid amounts for Haiti from the U.S. for FY 2010-FY2018.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Taft-Morales, Maureen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Maritime Territorial and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Disputes Involving China: Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information and issues for Congress on maritime territorial and exclusive economic zone (EEZ) disputes in the East China (ECS) and South China Sea (SCS) involving China, with a focus on how these disputes may affect U.S. strategic and policy interests.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Membership certificate, William Blair Graham]

Description: A membership certificate for William Blair Graham certifying that he is a member of The Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, as a descendant of William Foster. The NSSAR seal is attached and the certificate is signed by NSSAR's President General and Secretary General and the TXSSAR State President and State Secretary.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Arlington Chapter 7
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Membership certificate, William Blair Graham]

Description: A membership certificate for William Blair Graham certifying that he is a member of The Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, as a descendant of William Foster. The NSSAR seal is attached and the certificate is signed by NSSAR's President General and Secretary General and the TXSSAR State President and State Secretary.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Arlington Chapter 7
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): Resources for Frequently Asked Questions

Description: This report provides resources to help answer frequently asked questions regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It includes information and links for topics such as the individual mandate, private health insurance, exchanges and subsidies, employee-sponsored coverage, Medicaid and Medicare, specific populations, behavioral health, state innovation waivers, taxes, costs and statistics, and regulatory issues.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Napili, Angela
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Programmatic Extraction of ‘Documents' from Web Archives

Description: This research project seeks to evaluate the use of machine learning algorithms to successfully identify and extract publications contained in existing Web archives. Identifying these documents will empower libraries, archives, and museums to meet their curatorial missions.
Date: 2017-12-01/2020-11-30
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward & Caragea, Cornelia
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Proposed Offsets Exceed Spending for Agriculture in the Administration's Disaster Assistance Request

Description: This report discusses the Trump Administration's request for a third round of supplemental funding for disaster assistance which would include agricultural programs but be payed for by reducing agriculture funding overall in the future. It outlines programs that would be affected and possible impacts of the plan.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Monke, Jim & Stubbs, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Understanding the Speech or Debate Clause

Description: This report discusses the Speech or Debate Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Various views have been expressed by different court rulings and the disagreement between courts is also discussed.
Date: December 1, 2017
Creator: Garvey, Todd
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Artillery shell casings, World War I]

Description: Photographs of artillery shell casings from World War I, held by UNT Special Collections. The first image shows the brown rusted bullets from the bottom, one is closed and the other one hollow. Image 2, bullet laying down. The bullet is long and thin.
Date: December 1, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Effect of Elevated Temperatures on Properties of Blended Cements with Clinoptilolite

Description: Article investigates the effect of elevated temperature on properties of clinoptilolite blended cements. Clinoptilolite was used at 5 %, 10 %, 15 % and 20 % replacement by weight for Portland cement while sand and water quantities were kept constant in all mix designs. The mortars with 5 % or 10 % cliniptilolite substitution have compressive strength exceeding 42.5 MPa after being subjected to 400 °C and 500 °C.
Date: December 1, 2016
Creator: Beycioglu, Ahmet; Yılmaz Aruntaș, Hüseyin; Gencel, Osman; Hagg Lobland, Haley E.; Şamandar, Ayhan & Brostow, Witold, 1934-
Partner: UNT College of Engineering
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