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Acts of Survival: the Plight and Prospects of Dallas Theatre

Description: A comprehensive investigation examines the decline and changes that have affected Dallas regional theatre development from the dream of Margo Jones in the 1940s to the proliferation of emerging theatres in 1993. Changing economic conditions, lack of audience support, and shortages of performance space have contributed to an exodus of Dallas actors and artists. Reviewed are measures to reverse this trend, including funding changes, awareness campaigns, improved inter-theatre cooperation, and guidelines for audience development. The study's conclusion notes that theatres do, indeed, have a natural life cycle, but with renewed emphasis on audience development and self-sufficiency, theatres in Dallas can endure and contribute to an enlarged sense of civic pride.
Date: December 1993
Creator: Leeman, Patricia Diane
Partner: UNT Libraries

A History of DALLAS Magazine and Its Changing Roles in the Dallas Chamber

Description: This study explains the development of DALLAS magazine from its beginnings and changes in sixty-three years in content and format, departments, staff, and editorial policy. The study shows how DALLAS developed, reflecting the history of the City of Dallas' economic and business growth, and the Chamber of Commerce viewpoints since 1922. Concluding, the study reveals that the magazine projected the Dallas Chamber's viewpoints, that the magazine reported only positive images of the City of Dallas and its economy, that the magazine chronicled the changes in journalistic writing and graphic arts technology, that the magazine's audience remained the business leaders of the community, and that staff members progressively became better qualified for their positions.
Date: August 1986
Creator: Mahony, Linda MacDonald
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Experimental Study to Compare Audio-Tutorial Instruction with Traditional Instruction in Beginning Typewriting

Description: The problem of this study is to compare the effectiveness of two methods of teaching beginning typewriting in the community college. The two methods are an audio-tutorial approach and the traditional textbook approach. Groups taught by the contrasting methods of instruction were compared on the basis of their production performance and their straight-copy skills after thirty-six class periods of instruction. A comparison was also made of the attrition rate of the two groups.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Jones, Arvella
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Proposal for Instruction of Poetry at El Centro College

Description: The problem of this study was to develop a proposal for the teaching of poetry for the purposes of contributing to the student's understanding and enjoyment. Surveys and summaries were made of scholarly writings on the junior college student, existential theories of education, and theories of poetry. A bibliography was constructed for each subject from resources of the North Texas State University library. Conclusions from each survey were derived from the selected resources and used to prepare the proposal for instruction of poetry.
Date: August 1972
Creator: Drake, Jesse Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries

Rorschach Assessment of Object Relations Development in Sexually Abused Children

Description: Sexual abuse of children has profound negative effects on psychological development. This study examined the effects of sexual abuse on object relations functioning by using the Mutuality of Autonomy Scale (MAS, Urist, 1977) to score Rorschach protocols of 63 abused children and 60 non-abused clinical controls. The hypothesis that abused children would have less developed object relations than their non-abused counterparts was not supported. Neither was the hypothesis that children who experienced greater severity of sexual abuse would exhibit more malevolent object relations. The hypothesis that mean and modal MAS scores would be highly intercorrelated and interchangeable as research variables was supported. Comparisons of this sample to a normative sample are discussed.
Date: December 1992
Creator: Isler, Diane E. (Diane Evelyn)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Visual Arts Philosophy of Roman Catholicism as Manifested in the Works of Four Commissioned Artists Completed for the 1987 Sanctuary of St. Rita's Catholic Church

Description: This thesis investigates how the visual arts philosophy promulgated in the 1960s by the Second Vatican Council of Roman Catholic Churches is manifested by commissioned artists for a particular parish. The primary data were the new sanctuary and the artworks, which include stained glass by Lyle Novinski, a carved-glass Marian Shrine by Claire Wing, bronze Stations of the Cross by Heri Bartscht, and wooden medallions depicting two saints carved by Don Schol. This paper reviews pertinent ecclesiastical doctrines along with interpretational publications, physically and iconographically describes the sanctuary and artwork, and considers aspects of the relationship between patron churches and the artists they commission.
Date: August 1989
Creator: Siber, Elizabeth G. (Elizabeth Gaye)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Estimated Extent and Fate of Chlorinated Solvent Contamination in the Soil of the Naval Air Station, Dallas, Texas

Description: This thesis estimates the spatial extent of chlorinated solvent contamination of the soil at the Naval Air Station, Dallas, then estimates the fate and transport of these contaminants, over time, using the Soil Transport and Fate database and the Vadose-Zone Interactive Processes (VIP) modeling software. Geostatistical analysis identifies two areas with serious chlorinated solvent contamination. Fate and transport modeling estimates that this contamination will degrade and disperse from the soil phase to below regulatory limits within one year, although there is a risk of groundwater contamination. Contaminants are estimated to persist in the water and air phases of the soil. Further sampling is recommended to confirm the results of this study.
Date: August 1998
Creator: Trescott, Jill V. (Jill Virginia)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Description: Ensemble of gold and black lamé. a) Cropped jacket of gold and black lamé. Notched collar; long, fitted, set-in sleeves. Fully lined in black satin; shoulder pads. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Midon" Cleaning instructions label beneath designer's label: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only" b) Matching skirt. Waist gathers into a 2-1/2" waistband. Below knee length. Center back zippered closure with 4 hook & bars on waistband. Side slit pockets. Lined in black fabric. c) Blouse of black organza with bands gold and silver lamé. Long, fitted, set-in sleeves gathered at shoulders. Collar forms rectangular tie. Closure of four gold eye-shaped buttons with circular black onyx centers and barred buttonholes. Lined in black fabric.
Date: 1985~
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Dress

Description: Evening dress of blue silk chiffon, in classical style. Asymmetrical, with one shoulder from which fabric gathers and radiates outward to the bodice. Full length, with 6" wide satin sash ties at waist. Designer's label at center back: "Michael / Faircloth" Client label(?) attached to designer's label: "Anne / Fay"
Date: 2006
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Skirt Suit

Description: Skirt suit of black wool crepe. A) Jacket of black wool crepe; double label with white four-ply silk satin accent. Double breasted with closure of six octagon shaped, faceted black buttons; bound buttonholes. Long, set-in sleeves with 3 matching non-functioning buttons and bound buttonholes at hem. Mock welt pockets at sides. Lined in black silk satin. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth" B) Skirt of black wool crepe. Knee length; 6" back slit. Narrow, rolled waistband. Center back zipper with hook & eye. Lined in black silk satin.
Date: 2001
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Description: Suit of yellow charmeuse silk embellished with chenille in a spider mum floral motif. a) Bolero style jacket. Fish mouth collar closed with self covered button. Long, set-in sleeves with three self covered, non-functioning buttons and bound buttonholes at hem. Fully lined. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" b) Skirt of matching silk. Full, below knee length; gathers into a 3" waist band with four tucks. Four self covered buttons and fabric loops at left side. Fully lined in yellow silk with stiffened net underskirt. Designer's label at center back: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Label under waist of under structure: "Makola" with size tag beneath: "M" c) Shell blouse of yellow silk. Rounded neckline; sleeveless. Princess seams. Side seam invisible zipper and invisible center back zipper. Fully lined.
Date: 1985
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Description: Ensemble of red quilted silk in pattern of small squares. A) Cropped jacket. Long, raglan sleeves. Center front opening with large, gold, rhinestone encrusted shank button and covered snap; bound buttonhole. Rolled collar with notched lapel. Lined in red silk satin. Designer's label at center back neckline: "Midon" B) Peg-top style skirt with wide 3-3/4" waistband. Added 2" band at hem. Side slit pockets. Center back zipper with 4 hook & bars on the waistband. Lined in red organdy. Designer's label at center back: "Midon" Cleaning instructions label with designer's label: "Professionally / Dry Clean Only" C) Shell blouse in red silk satin. Pullover style. Sleeveless with wide, rounded neckline. Armholes and neckline bordered with 1" topstitched band of self. Unlined.
Date: 1985~
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Cocktail Dress

Description: Cocktail dress of gold metallic French lace in floral motif over an under dress of fleshed-toned charmeuse silk. Knee length, with a folded yoke panel which forms a V-shaped neckline with lace trim. Short sleeves and empire waist each with a 1" gold lace trim. Center back zipper. Designer's label at right of zipper: "Midon"
Date: 1990
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Jacket, Blouse, and Skirt

Description: Ensemble of red silk with bead embellishment. a) Jacket of red silk. Notched collar with band of garnet colored seed bead rope edged in matching bugle beads around collar. Closure of five self-covered buttons with bound buttonholes and supplemented with a snap at the collar. Two side patch pockets are trimmed in a looping, scalloped band of beads matching the collar with vertical lines of bugle beads "raining" over the pockets. Pockets are outlined in matching bugle beads. Long, set-in sleeves. Fully lined in red silk satin; padded shoulders. Joint Designer's/Retailer's label at inner back neck: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Style/Model(?) label sewn to bottom of above label: "0382" b) Skirt of red silk. Straight with 1-1/2" waistband elasticized at back. Two darts at front; knee-length. Lined in red silk satin. Joint Designer's/Retailer's label at center back waist: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" Joint Designer's/Retailer's label at inner back waistband: "Michael Faircloth / at / Lilly Dodson" c) Blouse of red silk satin with wide, V-neckline and short sleeves. Pull-over style with 2 darts at bust. Unlined.
Date: 1985~
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Dress

Description: Dress of black cashmere jersey and light blue silk zibeline. The black cashmere jersey bodice is halter style, backless, with single button at nape of neck and attached sash ties in back at natural waistline to tie at front. The full-length skirt is of blue silk zibeline, A-line, with black floral raffia embroidery at hem and up side seams in triangular panels. The embroidery is accented with black hand-beading and crystal bead clusters. Skirt with center back hidden zipper in light blue. The skirt is lined in light blue, and the halter-top is lined in a black wool(?) jersey.
Date: 2004
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Evening Coat

Description: Evening coat of blue French silk brocade which has been hand beaded and embroidered with clear, silver, opalescent and pale blue beads and sequins matching original brocade pattern. High, standing collar, somewhat as a modified cowl. Mid-length sleeves are trimmed in natural Russian golden sable. Front opening, slightly to left of center, secured with three hidden snaps, including two in collar, curved lower edges where opening flaps meet. Lined in silk taffeta. Designer's label at inside center back: "Michael / Faircloth"
Date: 2012
Creator: Faircloth, Michael
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

The Design and Function of the Interior Space of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center of Dallas, 1980-1989

Description: This thesis investigates how the interior of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center of Dallas accommodates the three groups which use the space: the patron, the musicians, and the administration. Following the Draft Brief of 1981 prepared by the Dallas Symphony Association's Concert Hall Building Committee, each area is discussed as to what was actually built and what concerns were met. The primary data were the symphony center and interviews with I.M. Pei, architect; Russell Johnson, acoustician of the concert hall; Charles Young, associate of Pei, Cobb, Freed & Associates, interior architect of the concert hall; Carolyn Miller, Trisha Wilson & Associates, designer of the Green Room, Richard Trimble, designer of the musicians' areas, and Joe Pereira, designer of the Administrative area.
Date: May 1990
Creator: McNair, Gay E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Dallas Barrio Women of Power

Description: This thesis discusses Mexican immigration into Texas, and the communities in which the immigrants settled. The focus is on Dallas, with particular emphasis placed upon the women of Little Mexico, a specific barrio there. Sources include interviews with the subjects and their descendants, newspaper articles, journals, unpublished theses about Little Mexico, and books.
Date: May 1992
Creator: Guzman, Jane Bock
Partner: UNT Libraries

Five Buildings in the Dallas Central Business District by I.M. Pei and Partner Henry N. Cobb: A Stamp on the City's Direction

Description: The purpose of this study is to examine I. M. Pei and his partner Harry Cobb's downtown Dallas architecture within the context of their overall stylistic development. This paper explores the structure of five buildings within the framework of the city, and addresses their possible influence on the city's future architectural direction. The thesis is divided into six chapters. Chapter I introduces and states the problem as it discusses the fabric of Dallas architecture. Chapter II outlines a brief biography of I. M. Pei, looking to those who have influenced him, while discussing the key public buildings of his stylistic development. Chapter III is devoted to Pei's first structure in the city, the Dallas Municipal Administration Center. Chapter IV explores the concepts of his planned Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Chapter V outlines a brief biography and focuses on the work of Harry N. Cobb: One Dallas Centre, ARCO Tower, and the Allied Bank Tower. Chapter VI summarizes the contributions of Pei and Cobb by placing them within the context of twentieth century architecture, and pointing out their specific achievements with their additions to the fabric of Dallas architecture.
Date: December 1986
Creator: Malesky, J. Barney (James Barney)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effect of Hypoxic Training Upon the Speed of Sprint Freestyle in High School Competitive Swimming

Description: This study investigated possible effects of hypoxic training upon speed of high school sprint freestyle. Thirty-eight subjects, grouped as their two schools, performed identical loads during the ten-week program. The Experimental group used hypoxic techniques for about one-half of each workout. Pretests and posttests conducted for the 50-yard and 100-yard distances yielded highly correlated mean scores, with marked differences between the two groups. Analysis of covariance was used, selecting the .05 level for rejection. The comparison of adjusted group means indicated neither group superior at 50 yards, while the 100-yard F-ratio was significant at the .0047 level favoring hypoxic training. It is recommended that hypoxic techniques be incorporated into existing programs, possibly benefitting other strokes.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Young, William Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries

Dallas Morning News Editorial Cartoonists: Influences of John Knott on Jack "Herc" Ficklen and William McClanahan

Description: This problem's investigation deals with gauging the artistic influence, if any, pioneer editorial cartoonist John Knott had on his successors, Ficklen and McClanahan. Information was gathered through interviews and the pages of the Dallas Morning News. Organization is as follows: introduction, biography and art of Knott, biography and art of Ficklen, biography and art of McClanahan, summary and conclusion. The study found minimal artistic influence by Knott on the cartoons of Ficklen and McClanahan. Compared to Knott, Ficklen and McClanahan had different art backgrounds, cartoon styles, personal and political beliefs. Knott's successors admired different artists, drew during a different editorial page emphasis and had more freedom in cartoon selection than Knott did. Neither Ficklen nor McClanahan listed Knott as an artistic influence.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Darden, Robert F.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Prenatal Care and Infant Mortality Among Low-Income Adolescent Mothers in a Metropolitan Area

Description: This study attempted to determine variables significant in predicting use of and changes in use of prenatal care; infant mortality; and the relationship between prenatal care and infant birth weight. The data were collected from birth and death certificates at the Public Health Department in Dallas, Texas. Data were tested using analysis of variance, Scheffe' test, and Chi-square. A mother's age, race, income level, marital status, and parity were found to be significant factors in use of prenatal care, and use of care was found to have begun earlier in recent years. Likewise, birth weight was found to be related to the trimester prenatal care began. Conclusions concerning infant mortality could not be drawn due to insufficient data.
Date: May 1980
Creator: Laycock, Bonnie Kent
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Public Relations Structures and Activities at Selected Dallas Hotels

Description: The study was designed to identify the public relations structures at eight Dallas hotels, their functions and activities, and if public relations effectiveness is evaluated. Findings were based on sixteen interviews with senior management and public relations coordinators. The study concluded that public relations programs are structured by either separate public relations department, public relations activities combined with other department, or an external agency. The public relations functions range from image-building to participation in sales and marketing with primary responsibility of promotion and publicity dominated by economic considerations. One weakness is the lack of formal research methods to discern public opinion. There is a lack of understanding by hotel management of the potential and scope of public relations programs.
Date: May 1981
Creator: Milacek, Barbara J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Analysis and Evaluation of the Role of Public Relations in Leasing Dallas Petroleum Center

Description: The problem in this study was to discover if the public relations program of the Dallas Petroleum Center was useful in leasing and if the program played a significant role in a leasing increase. The study was carried out by describing the development of the building project, by analyzing the planning and execution of the public relations program, by testing the program's effectiveness, and by drawing conclusions about the program and by making recommendations for this specific program and for office leasing in general. The effectiveness of the program was tested by questionnaires and interviews. The public relations program proved to be an effective tool in leasing office space; and a similar program was recommended for other buildings.
Date: May 1977
Creator: Ainsworth, Doris Stewart
Partner: UNT Libraries