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A Source Reference for the Study of the Petroleum Industry and its Terminology Especially for the Ector County School System

Description: The problem, to make a study of the petroleum industry in Ector County, Texas, and, in addition, a study of the terminology of this industry, was selected as a result of the realization that the major industry of the community was not understood by the teachers, and that it did not have a place in the curriculum.
Date: 1947
Creator: Smith, Evelyn M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Historical Development of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas

Description: The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) is a public university that serves over 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students as a branch of the University of Texas system located in Odessa, Ector County, Texas. The UTPB was established as an upper-division and graduate school on February 4, 1969, and first opened its doors to students in September, 1973. This historical study focuses on the development and progress of the UTPB from its inception until it was elevated from an upper-level institution to a four-year university twenty-two years later. The formation, mission, and curriculum are examined as well as are faculty and student characteristics and support. This study addresses the background history of higher education in the region, the role of community and college leaders in the UTPB's creation and struggle for four-year status, and the UTPB's unique features. The study was conducted by collecting data from available primary and secondary sources. The written data were then subjected to both external and internal criticism to determine the authorship and meaning of the documents. To explain events and put the written documents in context, oral histories, given by participants, were used. The educational opportunities offered by the UTPB have enriched the lives of Ector County citizens as well as the lives of many students from surrounding counties in the region of Texas known as the Permian Basin. Additional research topics related to the UTPB as well as other educational institutions are suggested.
Date: August 1994
Creator: Kern, Stephanie P.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effect of Environmental Conditions Upon Study in the First Grade

Description: The problem under consideration is to determine the effect of certain prevailing environmental conditions of a distracting nature upon the process of study in the first grade. The conditions selected, those which are common to the schoolroom or home environment, were chewing gum, physical education classes, room confusion, rhythm band, singing, and recorded music. This study attempted to determine to what degree, if any, each of these distracting environmental conditions affect the process of study in the first grade.
Date: August 1949
Creator: Biggerstaff, Lucille
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of Odessa College, Odessa, Texas, with Business Colleges in the Odessa Area to Determine the Effectiveness of Training Received by Business Students

Description: The potential college students of the Odessa area need to know which type of school best suits their personal needs. The area around Odessa offers the highest paid secretarial Jobs in the state, with some 500 oil and oil supply firms employing from one to fifty full-time secretaries, with salaries ranging from $200 to 4325 per month. The opportunities for accountants, bookkeepers and auditors in the Odessa area is unlimited, and they earn from 4350 to $450 per month. The Odessa area also employs approximately 30 business teachers. 1 The. high school graduate is often at a loss as to whether to take advantage of a business course in a private business college in Odessa or whether to study business administration for one or two years at the local junior college, either in preparation for a job or for additional education at another college or university. A great deal of time and money may be wasted if a potential student attends the school that does not fulfill his needs. In view of the above, the purpose of this study is to make comparisons between the two types of schools in an effort to determine the type of school most suited for each student, and to pave the way for improvements in business education in that area. These facts will be helpful in planning the future curriculum and expansion of Odessa College and the possible establishment of a business school in connection with Odessa College.
Date: August 1951
Creator: Woods, John C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Relationship of the Volleyball Pass, the Repeated Wall Volleys, and Volleyball Playing Ability of Eleventh Grade Girls

Description: This study sought to determine the relationship of the volleyball pass, the repeated wall volleys, and volleyball playing ability, as measured by a panel of four judges, using 120 eleventh grade girls enrolled in physical education classes at Odessa High School, Odessa, Texas, for the Fall semester of 1967.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Knight, Linda E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Proposed Reconstruction of the Elizabethan Globe Theater in Odessa, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine as accurately as possible from an examination of contemporary records and from interpretations of scholars what the structure and conventions of the Globe Theater were in the hope that the projected reconstruction of the theater in Odessa may be as near the original as is possible and feasible.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Morris, Marjorie Rogers
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Methods and Objectives in Speech Teaching

Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine whether speech teachers' objectives and methods are in line with educational objectives and certain sound psychological practices and whether speech training has made any contribution to the general education of the ninth grade students in the Odessa Junior High School.
Date: 1947
Creator: Jinkins, Imogene
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Riders on Arena Floor]

Description: Photograph of a multitude of riders and horses on the dirt arena floor at the Odessa Livestock Show. Many hold flags and all are dressed in showy western wear. Flags hang from the ceiling and the stands are full of spectators. The photo has a vertical line on the right.
Date: [1967..1968]
Creator: Bankston, Ray
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Boy poses with Stone and Curtis]

Description: Photograph of actors Milburn Stone (left) and Ken Curtis (right), posing with a young boy at an event in Odessa, Texas. They are standing in a basement or utility space next to a table and among instrument cases. A musician holding a guitar is partially visible on the left. The two men both appeared in Gunsmoke, playing the characters "Doc" (Stone) and "Festus" (Curtis).
Date: [1967..1968]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Portrait of horse]

Description: Photograph of a man, boy and horse at an event, Odessa, Texas, 1967-68. The man who holds the horse's lead is elderly, and the boy standing in front of the horse holds a paper or folder in each hand. The picture is taken in a dirt lot, and appears to be double exposed.
Date: [1967..1968]
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Man atop a horse]

Description: Photograph of a man on horseback from an event in Odessa, Texas, 1967-68 The wall behind her contains a garage door and the entire wall is painted sea foam green.
Date: [1967..1968]
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Ken Curtis and Milburn Stone with unidentified woman]

Description: Photograph of Ken Curtis (left), and Milburn Stone (right), with an unidentified woman in the center. Another man stands to the left. They appear to be in some sort of basement with cinder blocks low ceilings. A heater, folding chair, and gurney or cot are also in the room.
Date: [1967..1968]
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Ken Curtis and Milburn Stone]

Description: Photograph of Ken Curtis (left), the star of the program "Gunsmoke", an unidentified young man, and Milburn Stone (right), in Odessa, Texas, 1967 or 1968. They appear to be in some sort of basement with cinder blocks low ceilings. A heater, folding chair, and gurney or cot are also in the room.
Date: [1967..1968]
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Ken Curtis with group of children]

Description: Photograph of Ken Curtis (left), and Milburn Stone (right), with two children and two unidentified people in the background. They appear to be in some sort of basement with cinder blocks low ceilings. A heater, folding chair, and gurney or cot are also in the room.
Date: [1967..1968]
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections