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Binders for Coal Briquets: Investigations Made at the Fuel-Testing Plant, St. Louis, Missouri

Description: From Introduction: "The problem is always to produce at a profit a briquet of satisfactory grade for the use intended. This problem will be made clearer by a brief summary of the available binders, followed by a preliminary discussion of the characteristics of a good briquet."
Date: 1911
Creator: Mills, James E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Foundry-Cupola Gases and Temperatures

Description: From Introduction: "Among the investigations that the Bureau of Mines is conducting with a view to increasing efficiency in utilization of fuels belonging to or for the use of the Government is an investigation of the processes that take place in a foundry cupola during a melt."
Date: 1913
Creator: Belden, A. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An American Museum

Description: A film about the City Art Museum of Saint Louis. It includes information on the roles of museum staff, including the duties of the curator. The film provides examples of how artifacts are examined for authenticity, techniques for display and information on traveling exhibits.
Date: 1954
Creator: Guggenheim, Charles & Torno, Laurant
Partner: UNT Media Library


Description: Day dress of black silk taffeta. The dress, in the style of the Aesthetic or Reform Movement, is full-length, with a slender silhouette. The front and back of the bodice is styled of tiny vertical knife-pleats, which gather into the rounded neckline. The side panels of the bodice are plain, and there is a line of 14 snaps along the left side forming the closure. The long sleeves are smooth, with slight pleating at the padded shoulders, and they taper to the pointed wrists. The sleeves have 5 hidden snaps and a line of 12 domed non-functioning black taffeta covered buttons on each sleeve. Bodice and skirt are divided by a thin black band. Skirt is fully pleated with tiny vertical knife-pleats. Bodice is lined with thin black crepe. Label sewn inside at back below neckline: "Harbison / Vandervoort's St Louis" Not shown is the accompanying cummerbund of black taffeta, the waistband of large horizontal pleats with a large fan/bow at back with wide, trailing ribbons. (43" from waist to lowest point of ribbons)
Date: 1902
Creator: Harbison, Samuel
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Depression and Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Description: Depression is an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Altered autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity, a common feature of depression, is also a risk factor for cardiac events in patients with CAD. Heart rate variability (HRV) reflects ANS activity, and reduced HRV predicts morbidity in cardiac populations. The purpose of this study was to determine whether differences in HRV exist between depressed and nondepressed patients with CAD. Twenty-one depressed inpatients, with angiographically documented CAD were retrospectively matched to 21 nondepressed CAD patients by sex, age, and smoking status. Demographic, medical, psychological interview data, and 24-hour ECG recordings were obtained. Depressed subjects had significantly lower HRV, or trends toward lower HRV, than nondepressed subjects, even after controlling for severity of CAD. Subject groups did not differ on left ventricular ejection fraction, history of myocardial infarction, or any other relevant medical variable assessed. These results suggest that depression is associated with decreased HRV in patients with CAD, and may help to explain the increased rates of cardiac events observed in CAD patients with depression.
Date: December 1994
Creator: Saunders, Roger D. (Roger Dean)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Commercial Deductions from Comparisons of Gasoline and Alcohol Tests on Internal-Combustion Engines

Description: From Introduction: "The following report is a summary of the commercial results which were obtained from 2,000 tests conducted by technologic branch of the United States Geological Survey at St. Louis, Mo., and Norfolk, Va., in 1907 and 1908, under the technical supervision of R.H. Fernald, engineer in charge of the producer-gas section."
Date: 1911
Creator: Strong, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Operating Details of Gas Producers

Description: From Introduction: "During the early years of these plants little success was anticipated from the use of bituminous coals and lignites, but in 1904 and 1905 it was fully demonstrated at Government testing station at St. Louis that these fuels could be utilized to excellent advantage. However, although many producer-gas plants in daily operation are still skeptical regarding the successful commercial use of these fuels."
Date: 1916
Creator: Fernald, R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Pair of shoes of ivory kid leather. Designed as "flats" with pointed toes, the shoes have a wide strap across instep, to which is applied large silk bow embellished with small white beads. Top of upper with edged with thin band of ivory silk ribbon. Maker's mark stamped inside: "Brandt's / St. Louis"
Date: 190u
Creator: J.G. Brandt
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design


Description: Hat of violet wool felt with calotte style crown and wide brim that is gathered and folds back in front. Overall effect of hat is of sou'wester rain hat. Crown is formed from four panels and brim has three rows of top stitching at outer edge. Retailer's label: "Stix, Baer & Fuller / French Room" Size tag at base of retailer's label: "22"
Date: 1930
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design


Description: Picture hat of open-weave natural straw with wide, brown grosgrain ribbon and bow as hatband. Asymmetrical brim narrows at back. Retailer's label: "Custom Made Hats / designed by / Miss Violette / Famous-Barr Co. St. Louis"
Date: [1930..1939]
Creator: Miss Violette
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Picture Hat

Description: Picture hat of off-white felt. The low, domed crown is open at top along a split from front to back, and is encircled and almost covered by wide bands of red, white, and blue horizontally striped grosgrain ribbon, with crossing and trailing ends at back. The wide brim curves downwards. Hat is unlined, with inner off-white grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer's label inside: "Sonnenfeld's / St. Louis"
Date: 1945/1949
Creator: Sonnenfeld's
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Pumps

Description: Pair of slip-on evening pumps. Grey/green leather sole with clear vinyl upper, the upper trimmed at vamp with a 4-row band of rhinestones. Spike- or stiletto-style heels formed of clear Lucite embossed with vertical bands of foliate forms and with metal heel-cap. Blind-stamped into sole at ball of feet: "80 M 6641 / 3218-V678". Right shoe stamped: "Joléne / Hollywood Inspired / Made in U.S.A." The Joléne Hollywood Inspired brand/label was manufactured by the Tober-Saifer Shoe Manufacturing Company of St. Louis.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Tober-Saifer Shoe Manufacturing Company
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design


Description: Pair of boots or "High Button Shoes" of black leather. The shoes, designed with pointed toes, lace closed along center front with laces 19 holes high. The modified Louis or cuban 2" high stacked heels are rounded at sides and back, and are curved at front. Stamped on lining: "370 4331 0a 66 / Friedman-Shelby / St. Louis"
Date: [1915..1919]
Creator: Friedman-Shelby
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Death of a Gedanken Creature

Description: Paper describing a thought experiment in which a hypothetical creature created by a computer program inhabits a simple universe consisting of itself, food, and predators. As this creature "dies" it "internally" experiences these environmental features independent of their actual presence. More evolved hypothetical creatures generate novel forms of "inner" experiences as they "die." Applying these results to humans suggests an "internal" genesis of near-death experiences.
Date: Spring 1995
Creator: Thaler, Stephen L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Kenton at Famous-Barr records store]

Description: Photograph of Stan Kenton at the Famous-Barr record store in St. Louis, MO promoting Hopalong Cassidy records for children. He is sitting in a chair next to a woman and they are surrounded by children; Kenton appears to be reading to them.
Date: March 11, 1950
Creator: Arteaga Photos
Partner: UNT Music Library

[August Election]

Description: Clipping from St. Louis, Missouri showing the candidates from the August 1851 election for three Supreme Court Judges, Judge of the Circuit Court, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Judge of the Criminal Court, Law Commissioner, Jailor, and Assessor.
Date: August 1851
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Mamie]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story. This story aired at 12am.
Date: 1969-04-01T24:00:00
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Mamie]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: April 1, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections