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Texas Outlaw Radio: the Prelude to United States v. Gregg et al. (1934)

Description: Unlicensed radio stations in 1933 tested the Radio Act of 1927 as to whether or not the Federal Radio Commission (FRC) had the right to regulate radio stations whose signals were allegedly intrastate. The FRC believed it could regulate such radio stations and proceeded to confiscate equipment, charge individuals with violation of the law, and bring them to trial, either in an injunction hearing, a criminal trial, or both. The most formidable case was that of United States v. Gregg et al. The challenge was met by the FRC and the judge, whose decision is still quoted in legal documents. The decision upheld the Radio Act of 1927 and the FRC's right to regulate all radio stations, licensed or unlicensed.
Date: May 1983
Creator: Aipperspach, Mac R. (Mac Ray)
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Evening dress

Description: Evening dress of gold lamé and purple metallic woven in ridges 1/2" apart. Full length; epaulettes on sleeveless shoulders. Alternating V-shapes on bodice. V-shaped neckline deeper in back ending in ruffled trim down center back seam. Hook & eye and snap closure on center back seam.
Date: 1934
Creator: Unknown
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Bank and Thrift Deposit Insurance Premiums: The Record from 1934-2004

Description: Since federal deposit insurance first came into being in the mid-1930s, commercial banks and savings associations (thrifts) have paid premiums into government insurance reserves to cover losses due to financial institution failures. Banks and thrifts have come to offer similar services and the government has standardized insurance premiums for the two institutions to reflect their competition. Deposit insurance premiums have been the subject of legislation several times over recent years including measures passed by the House. Most banks and thrifts pay essentially no premiums, but the potential for future assessments continues to drive “reform” legislation. This report provides the rationale and amounts of assessments since federal deposit insurance began and will be updated annually.
Date: January 3, 2005
Creator: Miles, Barbara L. & Jackson, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contributions to the Data on Theoretical Metallurgy: [Part] 13. High-Temperature Heat-Content, Heat-Capacity, and Entropy Data for the Elements and Inorganic Compounds

Description: From Introduction: "This publication as its title indicates, contains high-temperature heat-content, heat-capacity, and entropy data for the elements and inorganic compounds. The available experimental and calculated values were compiled and intercompared, and a selection of "best" values was made. The heat-content data are given in tabular form for use by those who make thermodynamic computations by means of tables, and in algebraic form for use by those who prefer equations."
Date: 1960
Creator: Kelley, K. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Forester: 1934

Description: Annual report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service describing activities of the organization, expenditures and receipts, and a discussion of other relevant topics for the fiscal year.
Date: 1934
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States, 1934

Description: Report compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Mines including statistics on fatal and non-fatal accidents in coal mines located in the United States as well as data regarding the various operations (e.g., number of miners employed and average production). The information is organized into tables for comparison and the text draws some overall conclusions in the summary.
Date: 1936
Creator: Adams, W. W.; Geyer, L. E. & Parry, M. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Years: 1933-34

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines covering accidents that happened in metal mines located in the United States including statistics for injuries, fatalities, kinds and causes of accidents, and operational data, such as number of mine workers and shifts worked.
Date: 1936
Creator: Adams, William W. & Kolhos, M. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1934

Description: Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines which is a compilation of accidents in quarries located in the United States with data regarding the number and kinds of accidents as well as information about the mining operations (e.g., number of men employed, kinds of quarries, amount of work performed, etc.).
Date: 1936
Creator: Adams, William W. & Wrenn, Virginia E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contributions to the Data on Theoretical Metallurgy: [Part] 10. High-temperature Heat-Content, Heat-Capacity, and Entropy Data for Inorganic Compounds

Description: From Introduction: "This work is both a revision and an elaboration of Bureau of Mines Bulletin 371, which was published in 1934 and included data available to October 1933. This bulletin purposes to collect and correlate all available high-temperature heat-content and specific-heat data for inorganic substances and to formulate tables and algebraic expressions for their representation. It is expected also that this bulletin will have value to those teaching courses in metallurgical and chemical thermodynamics."
Date: 1949
Creator: Kelley, K. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Anticlericalism in the Sonoran Dynasty

Description: This study is concerned with the struggle between the Roman Catholic Church and the Mexican government following the Revolution of 1910 to 1920. The purpose is to investigate and evaluate both the role of the Church in the politics, economy, and society of Mexico in the post-Revolutionary era and the efforts of the liberal governments of Alvaro Obregón, Plutarco Calles, and others to diminish that role.
Date: August 1971
Creator: McCauley, Dennis P.
Partner: UNT Libraries


Description: Hat of chocolate colored mink fur. Somewhat in a pillbox shape, but much larger, the slightly domed crown fully covers the head. Brown corduroy lining trimmed with grosgrain ribbon. Labels: Designer's label: "Mr. D" United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union label.
Date: 1934/1969
Creator: Mr. D
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Beyond the Merchants of Death: the Senate Munitions Inquiry of the 1930s and its Role in Twentieth-Century American History

Description: The Senate Munitions Committee of 1934-1936, chaired by Gerald Nye of North Dakota, provided the first critical examination of America's modern military establishment. The committee approached its task guided by the optimism of the progressive Social Gospel and the idealism of earlier times, but in the middle of the munitions inquiry the nation turned to new values represented in Reinhold Niebuhr's realism and Franklin D. Roosevelt's Second New Deal. By 1936, the committee found its views out of place in a nation pursuing a new course and in a world threatening to break out in war. Realist historians writing in the cold war period (1945-1990) closely linked the munitions inquiry to isolationism and created a one-dimensional history in which the committee chased evil "merchants of death." The only book-length study of the munitions investigation, John Wiltz's In Search of Peace, published in 1963, provided a realist interpretation. The munitions inquiry went beyond the merchants of death in its analysis of the post-World War I American military establishment. A better understanding emerges when the investigation is considered not only within an isolationist framework, but also as part of the intellectual, cultural, and political history of the interwar years. In particular, Franklin Roosevelt's political use of the investigation becomes apparent. Sources used include the committee's hearings, exhibits, and reports, the Gerald Nye Papers, the Franklin Roosevelt Papers, the Cordell Hull Papers, the R. Walton Moore Papers, the Henry Stimson Papers, the Homer Cummings Diaries, and the State Department's decimal files.
Date: May 1996
Creator: Coulter, Matthew Ware
Partner: UNT Libraries

The U.S. Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934

Description: In 1915, the United States undertook a military occupation of Haiti to preempt any European intervention, to establish order out of civil strife, and to stabilize Haitian finances. During the nineteen-year occupation, U.S. military and civilian officials, numbering less than 2500 for the most part, supervised the collection of taxes and the disbursement of revenues, maintained public order, and initiated a program of public works. The Haitian government remained in place, but was subject to U.S. guidance. The Haitian people benefitted from the end of endemic political violence and from the construction of roads, bridges, and ports as well as from improved access to health care. The U.S. occupation was, nonetheless, deeply resented throughout Haitian society, and many of its accomplishments did not long endure its termination in 1934.
Date: May 26, 1994
Creator: Best, Richard A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[The Pop-up Puss in Boots: with Pop-up Pictures]

Description: Photographs of "The "Pop-up" Puss in Boots with "Pop-up" Pictures," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book contains the title in the bottom right corner. On the right side is a white cat wearing a blue outfit and red boots, while holding a bunny over a hill of grass. Image 2, pop-up of a giant grey cat's head with bright green eyes and long yellow whiskers, holding a spoon in hand. In front of the head is a mouse running away. Image 3, closeup of the mouse running away from the giant cat. Image 4, pop-up of a colorful carriage with a man, woman and child in colorful, fancy clothing riding it. The bright red carriage is being driven by two black horses. On the bottom is another pop-up of a cat and a man in a pool of water.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Poems of the War and After]

Description: Photographs of "Poems of the War and After" by Vera Brittain, held by UNT Special Collections. The paper cover is white with a thick black line as a frame, with the title is at the top and the author in the middle, the words "Author of Testament of Youth" at the bottom and each section separated by a small black line. Image 2, "In Memoriam G.R.Y.T" page. The pages are numbered 28 and 29, the title at the top of the left page followed by the poem. Image 3, "Sic Transit-" and "To Them" poems with the pages numbered 32 and 33. Image 4, the spine of the book laying flat containing the title and a small triangle/circle symbol. Vera Brittain joined the British Voluntary Aid Detachment, or V.A.D., in 1915 to work as a nurse; she served in London, France and Malta during the war. Poems of War and After reprints the poems originally published in Brittain’s Verses of a V.A.D. (1918). This earlier volume was dedicated to her fiancé and fellow poet Roland Leighton, who died in the war along with Brittain’s brother Edward and several close friends, whose letters Brittain quotes in her memoir Testament of Youth (1933). In her earlier V.A.D. poems, Brittain provides precise dates and locations, allowing the reader to follow her movements and losses, from “A Military Hospital” in London 1916, to “In Memoriam G.R.Y.T. (Killed in action at Monchy-le-Preux, April 23rd, 1917)” written in Malta, to “Sic Transit—(V.R., Died of Wounds, June 9th, 1917)” dated London, June 1917. Brittain’s poems reflect the pain of surviving one’s friends and relations, a pain expressed in her memory of blue-grey eyes, a youthful gait, “of intimacy sweet though scarce begun” (p. 29).
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Net Neutrality: Background and Issues

Description: As the 109th Congress continues to debate telecommunications reform, a major point of contention is the question of whether action is needed to ensure unfettered access to the Internet. The move to place restrictions on the owners of the networks that compose and provide access to the Internet, to ensure equal access and nondiscriminatory treatment, is referred to as “net neutrality.” There is no single accepted definition of “net neutrality.” However, most agree that any such definition should include the general principles that owners of the networks that compose and provide access to the Internet should not control how consumers lawfully use that network; and should not be able to discriminate against content provider access to that network.
Date: May 16, 2006
Creator: Gilroy, Angele A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department