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The Vertigo of Eros

Description: This painting contains unidentifiable objects that appear to float in space among swirling and straight lines. The overall color palette is dark with highlights of red and yellow.
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Date: 1944
Creator: Matta, Roberto
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Little Spanish Prison

Description: This oil painting has twelve vertical stripes in alternating hues of yellow and grey with one red horizontal stripe crossing three horizontal stripes on the upper left area of the painting.
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Date: 1941 - 1944
Creator: Motherwell, Robert
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

An analysis of the airspeeds and normal accelerations of Boeing S-307 airplanes in commercial transport operation

Description: From Introduction: "The present paper has been prepared to give the results of the analysis of the V-G records obtained from three Boeing S-307 airplanes operating in Caribbean region and the northern part of South America during the period from 1940 to 1944."
Date: September 1946
Creator: Peiser, A. M. & Walker, W. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bracelet: World War II Souvenir (Italy)

Description: Aluminum bracelet formed as 1 large and six small oval plaques joined by flattened links. Large plaque with engraved images of eagles framing a view of the bay of Naples, inscribed "NAPLES". Other links with engraved views of various locations in Italy and one with a view of a camel and a palm tree labeled "AFRICA". One link with date 1944.
Date: 1944
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Grumman at War

Description: This film covers the design, testing, production, and South Pacific combat record of Grumman F6F fighter aircraft.
Date: 1944
Creator: Phelps, Leroy G.; Elwyn, Robert; Rodakiewicz, Henwar; Knox, Gordon & Nagel, Conrad
Partner: UNT Media Library

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

Girl's Dress

Description: Girl's dress of off-white cotton canvas feed sack material with stemmed yellow rose print. Double Peter Pan style collar with scalloped ruffle trim. Gathered and pleated short sleeves with matching scalloped ruffle trim. Empire waist; knee length. Center back closure of three circular pearl buttons an barred buttonholes. Unlined.
Date: 1930/1944
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

College women in the WAC.

Description: Poster of three photographs with text descriptions, each showing three young women (seniors from the Vassar College Class of 1944) involved in various Women's Army Corps recruitment activities: trying on a WAC hat, signing up for WAC, and pledging the oath of enlistment. The young women wear cardigan sweaters, skirts, and loafers. Older women in WAC uniforms appear in two of the photographs. The three students who appear in the photos are: Marjorie Maddox, Maud Banks, and Joan Trumbull. The two servicewomen are: Private First Class Gladys A. Francis, Major Lucille Van Bolt, and Second Lieutenant Elizabeth M. Whitmore.
Date: 1944
Creator: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Report Trace Elements Investigations Hickman and Adjacent Counties, Tenn.

Description: The following report describes the findings from an investigation of a uranium-bearing strata undertaken in Hickman and adjacent counties in west-central Tennessee during the summer and fall of 1944. The strata contained radioactive elements within the Chattanooga shale and the Maury glauconitic member of the Ridgetop shale.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Brill, Kenneth G., Jr.; Nelson, John M. & Prouty, Chilton E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eastern Black Shale Reconnaissance Preliminary Report

Description: The following report is the result of a reconnaissance of the black shales of the Eastern United States in the summer of 1944. The purpose of this reconnaissance was to determine the radioactivity of the shales, specifically for uranium and thorium.
Date: August 25, 1944
Creator: Slaughter, A. L. & Clabaugh, S. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cleaning E-Units by Blasting

Description: Abstract: An air-water-abrasive blasting system thoroughly cleans copper parts of E units without damage to the parts. Little abrasive is required because of the continuous recycle of the abrasive slurry.
Date: 1945
Creator: McWherter, Jack R. & Yerazunis, Stephen
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analysis of the airspeeds and normal accelerations of Douglas DC-3 airplanes in commercial transport operation

Description: From Introduction: "The present report is the second prepared to give the results of an analysis of V-G data from commercial transport airplanes. The present report is concerned with an analysis of data obtained with Douglas DC-3 airplanes flying over three transcontinental routes in the United States."
Date: September 1946
Creator: Peiser, A. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Eavesdropping on Texas History

Description: Mary L. Scheer has assembled fifteen contributors to explore special moments in Texas history. The contributors assembled for this anthology represent many of the “all stars” among Texas historians: two State Historians of Texas, two past presidents of TSHA, four current or past presidents of ETHA, two past presidents of WTHA, nine fellows of historical associations, two Fulbright Scholars, and seven award-winning authors. Each is an expert in his or her field and provided in some fashion an answer to the question: At what moment in Texas history would you have liked to have been a “fly on the wall” and why? The choice of a moment and the answers were both personal and individual, ranging from familiar topics to less well-known subjects. One wanted to be at the Alamo. Another chose to explore when Sam Houston refused to take a loyalty oath to the Confederacy. One chapter follows the first twenty-four hours of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s presidency after Kennedy’s assassination. Others write about the Dust Bowl coming to Texas, or when Texas Southern University was created.
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Date: February 2017
Creator: Scheer, Mary L.
Partner: UNT Press

Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma: Allies at War, 1943-1944

Description: Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma explores the relationship between American General Joseph “Vinegar Joe” Stilwell and British Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten in the China-Burma-India Theater (CBI) and the South East Asia Command (SEAC) between October 1943 and October 1944, within the wider context of Anglo-American relations during World War II. Using original material from both British and American archives, Jonathan Templin Ritter discusses the military, political, and diplomatic aspects of Anglo-American cooperation, the personalities involved, and where British and American policies both converged and diverged over Southeast Asia. Although much has been written about CBI, Stilwell and China, and Mountbatten, no published comparison study has focused on the relationship between the two men during the twelve-month period in which their careers overlapped. This book bridges the gap in the literature between Mountbatten’s earlier naval career and his later role as the last Viceroy of British India. It also presents original archival material that explains why Stilwell was so anti-British, including his 1935 memorandum titled “The British,” and his original margin notes to Mountbatten’s farewell letter to him in 1944. Finally, it presents other original archival material that refutes previous books that have accused Stilwell of needlessly sacrificing the lives of his men during the 1944 North Burma Campaign, merely out of hatred for the British.
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Date: April 2017
Creator: Ritter, Jonathan Templin
Partner: UNT Press