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Willis Conover radio announcement: Daylight Saving Time and Ellington concert

Description: Recording of Duke Ellington's theme song, "Take the 'A' Train," followed by Willis Conover briefly announcing that the Duke Ellington show usually airing at 1:00 a.m. on Saturdays would not occur due to the change to Daylight Saving Time, and that an Ellington concert at the Watergate barge originally scheduled for Monday, June 9 was moved to Friday, June 13. The occurrence of the dates on those weekdays places the recording in 1947.
Date: 1947
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Duke Ellington Cavalcade, Parts 1 and 3

Description: In Part 1, Willis Conover's Saturday Night Dance Party program begins with Artie Shaw's "Just Kiddin' Around." Conover then discusses the rarity of some of the records he will play during this program, which is dedicated to the music of Duke Ellington, with selections "Animal Crackers," (sound drops briefly) "Bugle Call Rag," Freeze and Melt," and "Black and Tan Fantasy." In Part 3, Conover and Emerson Parker, an Ellington expert, record collector, and broadcaster at station WQQW, introduce selections including "Black Beauty" and "I've Got the World on a String."
Date: April 20, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Duke Ellington Cavalcade, Parts 10 and 12

Description: In Part 10, the interview with Duke Ellington continues, up to the introduction of the Black, Brown & Beige Suite. In Part 12, the interview continues further, including discussion of Mercer Ellington. Conover speaks more about his stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, along with fellow broadcaster Mark Austad (later known as Mark Evans). Jerry Rhea also speaks. Conover credits Frank Turner as the photographer for the evening (images are also in this collection), and notes that those in attendance included Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Jerry Rhea with his wife and sister, Oscar Pettiford, and Emerson Parker. The recording closes with "Ring Dem Bells."
Date: April 21, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Willis Conover interviews Duke Ellington, March 27, 1948

Description: Recording of an interview by Willis Conover with Duke Ellington on March 27, 1948. Topics include the story behind the robe Ellington was wearing backstage, musicians, and the re-working of old material. The audio includes announcements of tune selections to be added in the studio later.
Date: March 27, 1948
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Duke Ellington Cavalcade, Parts 6 and 8

Description: In Part 6, "Hodge Podge" is followed by Willis Conover and Emerson Parker introducing, "Braggin' in Brass," "Boy Meets Horn," "Mobile Bay, and "Night Song." In Part 8, "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me" is followed by Cottontail, and Conover and Parker discussing "Take the A-Train," and "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'." Conover talks about seeing Ellington live for the first time just a few months before, at Turner's Arena.
Date: April 21, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Duke Ellington Cavalcade, Parts 5 and 7

Description: In Part 5, Emerson Parker's introduction of "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" concludes, followed by the tune, along with "Solitude," "Clarinet Lament," "Ring Dem Bells," and "Hodge Podge" (introduction only, tune is in part 6). In Part 7, after station identification, Conover notes that Jerry Rhea will be joining the discussion soon, and reminisces about broadcasting during a stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center while in military service; Conover also asks listeners to send comments on the program. Parker and Conover introduce "Tootin' Through the Roof," "Pitter Panther Patter," "Warm Valley," and "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear from Me."
Date: April 21, 1946
Creator: Conover, Willis
Partner: UNT Music Library

Biochemical Survey Section report for the month of June 1946

Description: Research progress was reported in the following areas: (1) plutonium ingestion studies - rates of excretion, fecal and urinary, were determined for subjects who had drunk a solution containing plutonium; and (2) plutonium therapy studies - rats injected with plutonium were administered zirconium citrate and the rate of excretion of the plutonium measured. (ACR)
Date: January 1, 1946
Creator: Russell, E.R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tolerance concentration of radioactive gases in air

Description: The effects of ionizing radiation on the lung, specifically the bronchial tubes, were discussed relative to the incidence of lung cancer in radium miners. The energy transferred to the epithelium by inhaled radon was calculated, and the steps in the process leading to the initiation of cancer were described. (ACR)
Date: January 1, 1944
Creator: Failla, G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Interpretation of Facial Expressions by Drawings

Description: This study deals with an analysis of facial characteristics and expressions and their interpretation through drawings. Through the past several years of teaching in a Dallas school where so many nationalities are represented and where the various peoples of the lowest privileged groups are segregated, the writer has become deeply interested in what is to be seen in the faces of children. The second problem of the study features an analysis of facial characteristics and expressions and their interpretation through drawings, modeling in clay, and papier mache.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Best, Alytiabel Johnston
Partner: UNT Libraries

A History of Land Grants to Texas Railroads 1852 to 1882

Description: This study examines the history of federal land grants given to railroads in Texas upon their admittance to the Union in the "Iron Horse Age" of Texas. Covering the rise of the land grant idea, the first period of special land grants, the period of the first general land grant act, the period of prohibition of land grants, and finally last of the land grant periods,
Date: August 1949
Creator: Ramsey, Volney E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Analysis of Circular Shell-Supported Frames

Description: From Summary: "This paper deals with the single problem if circular shell-supported frames subjected to concentrated loadings. A mathematical attack is developed and presented in the form of nondimensional-coefficient curves."
Date: May 1944
Creator: Wignot, J. E.; Combs, Henry & Ensrud, A. F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Available Data on the Effects of Tabs on Control-Surface Hinge Moments

Description: From Introduction: "A collection balanced-aileron test data is given in reference 1. Reference 2 presents a collection of data applicable to the design of tail surfaces. The results of analyses of data for control surfaces with internal balances, plain-overhang and Frise balances, beveled trailing edges, and unshielded horn balances have already been published in references 3 to 6."
Date: May 1946
Creator: Crandall, Stewart M. & Murray, Harry E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Cylinder-Pressure-Indicator Diagrams Showing Effects of Mixture Strength and Spark Timing

Description: "An investigation was made to determine the effect of mixture strength and of normal as well as optimum spark timing on the combustion, on the cylinder temperature, and on the performance characteristics of an engine. A single-cylinder test unit utilizing an air-cooled cylinder and a carburetor and operating with gasoline having an octane rating of 92 was used. The investigation covered a range of fuel-air ratios from 0.053 to 0.118. Indicator diagrams and engine-performance data were taken for each change in engine conditions" (p. 1).
Date: August 1940
Creator: Gerrish, Harold C. & Voss, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis and Preliminary Design of an Optical Instrument for the Measurement of Drop Size and Free-Water Content of Clouds

Description: From Summary: "This paper describes a method for the determination of drop size and free water in clouds, based on the interpretation of an artificially created rainbow. Details of the design and operation of an optical instrument employing this method are presented."
Date: June 1948
Creator: Malkus, Willem V. R.; Bishop, Richard H. & Briggs, Robert O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Analysis of Deep Rectangular Shear Web Above Buckling Load

Description: From Introduction: "An analysis of a square web above the buckling load was presented in reference 1. The analysis of reference 1 therefore was repeated for a shear web with depth/width = 2.5. Comparison of the results with those for the square web then would indicate the effect in the depth-width ratio."
Date: March 1946
Creator: Levy, Samuel; Woolley, Ruth M. & Corrick, Josephine N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ambient Pressure Determination at High Altitudes by Use of Free-Molecule Theory

Description: "Several methods (references 1 and 2) based on gas-dynamic principles are available for reducing such measurements. The results obtained by these methods are subject to the limitation of the gas-dynamic theory which is that the mean free path of the molecules between impacts, is small with respect to the measuring device. Inasmuch as no information on the subject is to present known to be available, the purpose of the present paper is to present a method based on the concept of free-molecule theory for use in connection with this problem" (p. 1).
Date: March 1949
Creator: Wiener, Bernard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Adsorption Of Uranium From Solutions By Activated Carbon

Description: Experimental results on the adsorption of U from solutions by activated C indicate that low pH values reduce the adsorption and that a marked change occurs in the adsorption of U(VI) at pH2. Under a given set of conditions the adsorption of U follows a typical Freundlich isotherm. The particle size of the charcoal affects the rate of adsorption but not the amount of U adsorbed at equilibrium. The temperature coefficient of adsorption is negligible, and the adsorption of U from uranyl solutions is a reversible process. (BJH)
Date: August 15, 1949
Creator: Goodrich, J.C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Problem of the Arrangement for two Pianos of Sedlak by Jindr. Jindrich and Prelude, op. 34, no. 5, by Dmitri Shostakovich

Description: This study was prompted by the writer's interest and experience in the field of two-piano performance. At the beginning of this writer's two-piano work the available material was scarce, and much of it was inadequate in quality from the standpoint of both composition and arrangement. It seems strange that this particular form of chamber music, so delightful to play and so enjoyable to listen to, did not completely take popular fancy until the twentieth century. During the past ten years however, teachers are realizing the benefits derived from training students in two-piano playing. There is no doubt in the writer's opinion that two-piano concerts will henceforth always be in demand.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Entriken, Rebecca Love
Partner: UNT Libraries

Photographic film as a pocket radiation dosimeter

Description: The energy dependence of film blackening is discussed and shown graphically. The exposure range of films is discussed, and blackening is plotted vs exposure for DuPont No. 502, and for the less sensitive DuPont No. 351. A plan is then described for monitoring radiation exposure to workers by requiring the worker to carry an x-ray film of dental packet size in a badge designed for the purpose. (LEW)
Date: April 25, 1944
Creator: Pardue, L.A.; Goldstein, N. & Wollan, E.O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department