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Description: This painting portrays a tree with a fence in the foreground in hues of brown and green.
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Date: 1945
Creator: MacIver, Loren
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Air-flow and performance characteristics of the engine-stage supercharger of a double-row radial aircraft engine I: effect of operating variables

Description: From Introduction: "The tests reported herein, conducted during the early part of 1945, were made to determine the inherent charge-air distribution characteristics of the engine-stage supercharger of the double-row radial engine."
Date: August 1945
Creator: Mesrobian, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trafficability of Soils: A Summary of Trafficability Studies Through 1955

Description: Summary of trafficability studies conducted by the Waterways Experiment Station. It includes information about phase I tests related to "Soil Classification and Trafficability Data" as a sub-project of "Trafficability of Soils as Related to the Mobility of Military Vehicles" (published 1947-1955). It also includes initial results of phase II, "Soils Trafficability Predictions."
Date: December 1956
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Waterfowl Populations in the Upper Chesapeake Region

Description: The Upper Chesapeake region is one of the more important areas in North America for migrating and wintering waterfowl. Conditions here affect the welfare of waterfowl populations in the entire Atlantic Flyway. During the more recent years of this study there was a noticeable decline in the waterfowl populations in this region, probably as a result of destruction and disturbance of habitat along with a steady increase in hunting pressure. The purpose of this report is to present information on the distribution, ecology, and harvest of waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay Region, so that this information can be used as a guide to management and preservation of waterfowl populations.
Date: July 1962
Creator: Stewart, Robert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aviation Gasoline and its Component Hydrocarbons: Wartime Research (1940-45)

Description: From Scope and Plan: "As the table of contents indicates, the present report summarizes the important data obtained from the research on aviation gasoline during the period 1940-45, exclusive of the data on jet-propulsion fuels. The report is divided into an introduction giving the historical background for the work, two chapters, and an appendix. The first chapter presents the data in a series of 15 tables carefully cross-indexed and supplemented by 19 charts showing the composition of as many straight-run naphthas. The second chapter discusses in general the equipment, procedures, and methods used in the experimental work and is supplemented by illustrations when necessary."
Date: 1951
Creator: Smith, H. M.; Kraemer, A. J. & Thorne, H. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The National Fuel Efficiency Program During the War Years, 1943-45

Description: From Forward: "This bulletin describes how the work was accomplished, including the functioning of the central office, the division of the nation into working areas, the acquiring of volunteer workers, the functioning of the area offices, and achievement of publicity. Representative resulting fuel saving at a number of individual plants are listed, as well as the estimated over-all accomplishments. This report should be of future value as an example of national organizing of volunteer workers, in addition to serving as a historical record."
Date: 1949
Creator: Barkley, J. F.; Cheasley, Thomas C.; Waddell, K. M. & Waddell, K. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

On the Calibration of Cascade Impactors

Description: From Abstract: "In the following paper, the two customary methods of calibrating cascade impactors are compared. It is shown that the method of determining collection efficiency as a function of particle size for each stage provides information for interpreting results in terms of impactor theory, making it possible to establish adequate jet performance."
Date: August 31, 1962
Creator: Mercer, T. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Picture Hat

Description: Picture hat of light tan straw. The cylindrical crown is flattened at top, with a sunken center. Crown is encircled by a wide band of olive green velvet ribbon, lighter on one side, that is formed into a multi-lobed bow at back with trailing ribbons. Wide flat brim turns down near edge. Unlined, with inner off-white grosgrain ribbon inner hatband, and elastic cord to help secure hat to wearer's head.
Date: 1945/1949
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

From the Hague to Nuremberg: International Law and War, 1898-1945

Description: This thesis examines the body of international law drawn upon during the Nuremberg trials after World War II. The work analyzes the Hague Conventions, the Paris Peace Conference, and League of Nations decisions to support its conclusions. Contrary to the commonly held belief that the laws violated during World War II by the major war criminals were newly developed ideas, this thesis shows that the laws evolved over an extended period prior to the war. The work uses conference minutes, published government sources, the official journal of the League of Nations, and many memoirs to support the conclusions.
Date: December 1987
Creator: Wright, Crystal Renee Murray
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Reaction of British M. P.'s to the Palestinian Policy of the Labor Government: 1945-48

Description: This thesis is concerned with the reaction of British M. P.'s to the Labor government's Palestinian policy 1945-48. The primary data comes from the British Parliamentary Debates (Commons) and works by British leaders. There are great differences among British political parties and between individuals within the parties in their reactions to and suggestions concerning the deteriorating situation in Palestine. Most politicians supported the Jews prior to the terrorist activity of 1947, but many then shifted to the Arab side. Due to the anti-Zionist policy of Ernest Bevin and Clement Attlee, a solution to the Palestinian problem was delayed; the Jews were driven to desperation; and Great Britain, previously a friend to the Jews, became their bitterest enemy.
Date: August 1975
Creator: Van Cleave, Virginia
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Lost Battalion: Second Battalion 131st Field Artillery, 1940-1945

Description: As a part of the Texas National Guard, the Second Battalion of the 131st Field Artillery went on active duty as World War Two errupted and eventually became trapped in Java by Japanese forces. It became known as the Lost Battalion after its surrender because it lost all communication with the Allies for over three years. The Japanese forced these Americans to work in Burma on a railroad construction project connecting Burma to Thailand. After the railroad's completion in 1944, the Lost Battalion remained in various prisoner-of-war camps until liberation came in August, 1945. Research sources consulted include the prisoner-of-war project of the North Texas State University Oral History Collection, published memoirs of former captives, pertinent United States government documents, and contemporary newspapers. Secondary materials investigated embrace books and periodicals.
Date: August 1975
Creator: Milner, Elmer Ray
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Examination of the Accounting Debate over the Determination of Business Income: 1945-1952

Description: George O. May's (1952) prescient statement that "if accounting had not already become, it was well on its way to becoming a political phenomenon" provides the motivation for this study. Changing socioeconomic relationships in the post-World War II period make it an ideal period to examine the politicalization of accounting. Keynesian economic policies justified active government intervention in the economy to manage demand and ensure full employment. No longer could it be assumed that competitive market forces would ensure that corporations produced goods and services at a socially optimal level or that income would be distributed equitably. Claims that accounting profit provides a measure of managerial efficiency are based on these premises. This dissertation examines the political dynamics of one particular accounting measurement debate--the debate over the determination of business income. Policies, such as wage/price controls, the excess profits tax, and the undistributed profits tax, brought the accounting income determination debate to center stage. The perseverance of the historic cost allocation model in the face of significant economic changes presents a fascinating glimpse of the important role accounting played in justifying continued reliance on the private property rights paradigm. I use retrodiction (reasoning from present to past) to examine why the historic cost allocation model has been so enduring. In my examination, I use personal correspondence, transcripts of Congressional hearings, published financial statements, and relevant journal articles. My analysis indicates that, while accountants empathized with managers who claimed that inflation distorted reported earnings and recognized that a serious measurement scale issue existed, they also recognized that abandonment of historic cost would not be politically feasible. If accountants had adopted a strongly partisan position that favored management with respect to bargaining with labor, this could have undermined the profession's claim to neutrality and opened the standard-setting process to closer political scrutiny. ...
Date: December 1996
Creator: Pence, Diana Kay
Partner: UNT Libraries


Description: Hat of black silk taffeta. Wide, quilted brim. Crown formed of loops of tubing in same material attached to brim, knotted at top with ends trailing off back.
Date: 1940/1945
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Defend American freedom: it's everybody's job.

Description: Uncle Sam has removed his top hat and is putting on a workman's cap. His jacket is draped over his left shoulder and he is wearing striped overalls over a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Along the bottom of the poster is the silhouette of an industrial landscape.
Date: 1942
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Costume Design]

Description: Reproduction of a costume design for an unidentified female costume by Lilli Wolff, believed to date from before 1945.
Date: 1930/1945
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Fashion Design]

Description: Original fashion design by Lilli Wolff. Possibly for a costume, of a female figure with gold-accented dress and flowing pink belt/sash represented on sketch by an applied cut-out piece of paper. Drawing is overlaid with black mesh, and mounted on larger board. Believed to have been done between 1945 and 1960.
Date: 1945/1960
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

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