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Calotte

Description: Calotte hat of brown felt. The calotte (also spelled "calot") is designed as a low domed crown of brown felt with a grid of brown (faux?) pearls spaced approximately one inch apart. One side of the hat is rounded, and the other side dips lower and ends with an arrow projecting away from the head at a ninety degree angle. Arrow covered with brown bugle beads on the front and unadorned on the back. Unlined, with inner brown grosgrain ribbon hatband. Designer label sewn inside back: "Frank Palma" with image of needle, thread, and spool under the text
Date: 1942
Creator: Palma, Frank
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Musical Squash

Description: The painting is an abstract of a cut open acorn squash in hues of green and gold against a brown background with a black, musical staff and two clef symbols in the upper right of the canvas. The lower right has abstract shapes in red, green, blue, and brown.
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Date: 1942
Creator: Morgan, Maud
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Hat

Description: Hat of tan/light brown fur. The cylindrical crown is flat at top, and encircled at base by wide band of dark brown grosgrain ribbon with large bow and trailing ribbons. The flat, medium-width brim is covered in same fur, but is lined in part with black fur. Hat is unlined, allowing view of stiffening mesh under-structure of crown. Inner gray grosgrain ribbon hatband, and an elastic cord to help secure hat to wearer's head.
Date: 1942
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Annual Report of Research and Technologic Work on Coal: Fiscal Year 1942

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing studies over the research and technology of coal during 1942. As stated in the introduction, "the annual reports of the research and technologic investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines on the occurrence, properties, mining, preparation, and uses of coal, of which the present report is the seventh, are intended to be brief summaries of progress" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: May 1943
Creator: Fieldner, Arno Carl & Rice, W. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hat

Description: Hat of midnight blue silk jersey, with flat turban effect in front and draping at sides and back. Brimless with draped loop at the back. Loop is multicolored with bands of light blue, fuchsia and chartreuse sewn together giving striped effect. Elastic strap to secure hat to wearer's head.
Date: 1940/1942
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Know Your Enemy - Japan!

Description: This American propaganda film from the 1940s sought to educate Americans on the Japanese people, their land, and their alleged plan to take over the Pacific.
Date: 1942
Creator: Eliot, George Fielding; Hall, Radcliffe & Knox, Gordon
Partner: UNT Media Library

Symposium on Occupational Health Experience and Practices in the Uranium Industry

Description: A Summary of Fifteen Years of Experience with Dust Problems in the Refining and Fabrication of Uranium: "This paper concerns chronic exposure to uranium dust in one part of the uranium industry, dealing only with natural uranium or uranium hexafluoride."
Date: September 1959
Creator: U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Division of Biology and Medicine.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Child's Dress

Description: Child's dress of blue cotton batiste with white embroidery. Short, puffed sleeves with rolled cuff and white embroidered scalloped edges. Rounded neckline with white embroidered scalloped edges. Small pin tuck pleats at front shoulders; center front is embellished with embroidery in scroll and floral motif. Center front opening of six white buttons (one missing) and barred buttonholes.
Date: 1942
Creator: Alesta, Bertie
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Tungsten Investigations in the Republic of Argentina, 1942-43

Description: From foreword: This is a progress report describing four tungsten mines in the Republic of Argentina that were examined between October 1942 and May 1943. The work leading to this report was carried on by the Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior, and Direcci6n de Minas y Geologia, Ministerio de Agricultura de la Republica Argentina. This work was part of a larger cooperative program sponsored by the Interdepartmental Committee on Scientific and Cultural Cooperation and was carried on under the auspices of the United States Department of State. It is hoped that this cooperative work will be continued, for it is not only of direct practical use to miners but of high scientific interest.
Date: 1947
Creator: Smith, Ward C. & González, E. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The American Federation of Musicians' Recording Ban, 1942-1944, and its Effect on Radio Broadcasting in the United States

Description: James Caesar Petrillo, President of the American Federation of Musicians, called a strike effective July 31, 1942, prohibiting union members from making any disc recordings or electrical transcriptions. The present study recounts the history of that strike, including efforts to end it, reactions to it by various government and trade organizations and the circumstances under which it finally did end. The study focuses on the effect of the strike on radio broadcasters, both directly (through recordings they used) and indirectly (through the strike's effects on the recording and related industries), and concludes that it changed the character of radio's music somewhat, but had little detrimental effect on radio's profits.
Date: May 1980
Creator: Austin, Mary M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Marine Defense Battalions, October 1939 - December 1942: their Contributions in the Early Phases of World War II

Description: This thesis explores the activities of the U.S. Marine defense battalions from October 1939 to December 1942. More specifically, it explains why Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) decided to continue the defense battalions as separate entities when, by mid-1943, it needed additional men to replace its combat losses and to create new divisions. In this process HQMC disbanded other special units, such as the raider battalions, parachute battalions, barrage balloon squadrons, and the glider squadrons. It retained, however, the defense battalions because of their versatility and utility as demonstrated during the various operations they conducted in Iceland and the Central and South Pacific. In these locations defense battalions performed as: (a) island garrisons, (b) antiaircraft artillery units, and (c) landing forces. Their success in carrying out these missions led to their retention as separate entities throughout World War II.
Date: December 1996
Creator: Maynard, Stephen Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hat

Description: Hat of natural-colored straw. The domed crown is of patterned woven straw, forming a lace effect. Around the base of the crown is a wide band of light brown grosgrain ribbon, with a bow and trailing ends. The wide brim, of matching straw, curves upwards. The hat is unlined, with an inner hatband of light brown grosgrain ribbon around inside lower edge of the crown. There are no labels or tags in the hat.
Date: 1942
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Coal-Mine Accidents in the United States, 1942

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: 1944
Creator: Adams, W. W. & Geyer, L. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Metal- and Nonmetal-Mine Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1942 (Excluding Coal Mines)

Description: Report published by the U.S. Bureau of Mines regarding accidents at mines located in the United States for all operations except coal mines. The report includes statistics about the number and kinds of accidents as well as information about the mining operations (i.e., number of persons employed, average amount of work performed per person, etc.).
Date: 1945
Creator: Adams, William W. & Kennedy, F. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quarry Accidents in the United States During the Calendar Year 1942

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: 1944
Creator: Adams, William W. & Wrenn, Virginia E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Plaza Cafe]

Description: Photograph of the Plaza Café interior in 1942. Tables with tablecloth covers, decorations, glassware, and covered chairs are seen on the left. A glass counter with more glassware and decorations sit behind the tables. A jukebox, wall paintings of matadors, and the head of a stuffed bull mounted on the wall are seen on the right. Written on back: "Plaza - 1942."
Date: 1942
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections