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An Evaluation of the Esthetic Judgment of Students in Austin College

Description: For the average person many opportunities for esthetic enjoyment of useful objects exist if the relationship between beauty and utility is understood. Furniture and other articles of daily use have acquired new and radical changes of design, based on function, which are altering esthetic concepts. This new approach to design is gradually being accepted by manufacturers and producers. Do purchasers appreciate and accept these structural and functional bases of contemporary design? If they do not, wherein does their deficiency lie, and how may it be corrected? This is the problem that the writer has attempted to investigate through this study.
Date: 1950
Creator: Miller, Helen
Partner: UNT Libraries

Voting Habits and Political Attitudes of Negroes in Austin, Texas

Description: "This thesis is a study of the Negro voter in Austin, Texas. The writer hopes that the findings of this study will be a valuable addition to our knowledge of the Negro voter in American politics. The thesis certainly does answer pertinent questions about Negro politics in Austin, Texas. What is the attitude of the Austin Negro toward the two major political parties? What are the attitudes of the Negro voter towards Negro political leaders and organizations? What are some of the personal factors which affect who does and who does not vote among Negroes? What is the influence of the poll tax upon the political behavior of the Negro? It is hoped that this study will answer these questions and others concerning Negro political life in Austin."-- leaf 1.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Miles, Charles Murray
Partner: UNT Libraries

[First day at UT]

Description: Photograph of a large group of students on their first day at the University of Texas in 1902. Byrd Williams Sr. traveled to Austin from Gainesville to photograph his son, Byrd Jr. who is somewhere in the crowd.
Date: 1902
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Roadside Crosses in Contemporary Memorial Culture

Description: A fifteen-year-old high school cheerleader is killed while driving on a dangerous curve one afternoon. By that night, her classmates have erected a roadside cross decorated with silk flowers, not as a grim warning, but as a loving memorial. In this study of roadside crosses, the first of its kind, Holly Everett presents the history of these unique commemoratives and their relationship to contemporary memorial culture. The meaning of these markers is presented in the words of grieving parents, high school students, public officials, and private individuals whom the author interviewed during her fieldwork in Texas. Everett documents over thirty-five memorial sites with twenty-five photographs representing the wide range of creativity. Examining the complex interplay of politics, culture, and belief, she emphasizes the importance of religious expression in everyday life and analyzes responses to death that this tradition. Roadside crosses are a meeting place for communication, remembrance, and reflection, embodying on-going relationships between the living and the dead. They are a bridge between personal and communal pain–and one of the oldest forms of memorial culture. Scholars in folklore, American studies, cultural geography, cultural/social history, and material culture studies will be especially interested in this study.
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Date: October 15, 2002
Creator: Everett, Holly
Partner: UNT Press

A Study in Cultural Conflict: the Controversy Surrounding Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ

Description: When the filmed version of The Last Temptation of Christ was released in the United States, it met with significant protests from conservative Christians who felt it was blasphemous. Using the controversy surrounding the film and its reception in Austin, Texas, this is a case study in censorship as a social process and in the cultural conflict it signifies. Certain societal factors must converge to create an art controversy. Through an examination of the film, the groups involved in the protest, and the social and political climate at the time, some of these factors are described. Imbedded in this controversy are the underlying tensions that permeate many modern cultural debates: shifting ideas of the sacred and the profane and definitions of moral authority.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Scheffler, Lisa K. (Lisa Kathryn)
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Teachers group backs pay plan]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about representatives from the Texas State Teachers Association meeting with Governor Allan Shivers in Austin to discuss a proposed teacher pay raise.
Date: January 22, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Special session is set for March]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Governor Allan Shivers calling a special session of the Texas Legislature in Austin to discuss a proposed pay raise for teachers in the state.
Date: January 24, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Binion]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the arraignment of Benny Binion on charges that he evaded income taxes.
Date: June 9, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Yarborough]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Ralph Yarborough winning the election for the United States Senate in Texas.
Date: April 3, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Photogs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a new bill approved by the Texas Senate increasing penalties against assaults on news photographers, in order to reduce the frequency of such incidents.
Date: April 6, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Jimmy Phillips]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Senator Jimmy Phillips taking over as Governor of Texas for a day, while Governor Shivers and Lt. Governor Ramsey are away.
Date: September 18, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Linnet Moore to Charles and Mary Moore, March 19, 1900]

Description: Letter from Linnet Moore to her parents in which she relates the details of an accident she had where she fell and hit her head. She was in bed for two days. She also attended an organ recital, took a tour of Austin, Texas in a rig with rubber tires, and attended the Episcopal Church. She asks her mother about the flower garden.
Date: March 19, 1900
Creator: Moore, Linnet
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Carter Dalton Linnet Moore, April 8, 1900]

Description: Letter from Carter Dalton to Linnet Moore in which he confesses that he forgot to "check your trunk and have cussed myself over and over for so doing." He tells her about a dam that washed away killing nine men in Austin, Texas. He asks Linnet's advice on answering a letter from a woman. He wants to keep her as a friend, but not encourage her to think he wants more from the relationship. He say that he is thinking about going "to the Territory" next summer.
Date: April 8, 1900
Creator: Dalton, Carter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[21.06 Trial]

Description: Photograph of Jim Barber (left), Don Baker (middle) and Bill Nelson (right) seated behind a table during the 21.06 trial in 1982. Unidentified persons are visible from the back, in the foreground.
Date: 1982
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: AF jets set new England to use record]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a group of U.S. Air Force jets landing at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, after setting new flight time records between the Austin base and a base in England.
Date: August 17, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Swink dazzles as Frogs smash Texas]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a college football game in Austin between Texas Christian University and the University of Texas. The TCU Frogs beat the Texas Longhorns 47-20.
Date: November 13, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections