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The History of the Development of Public School Music in Taylor County, Texas

Description: The first of any formal education in music that can be found from the records or from the memories of those who were present at the time was the singing school. One ranch in the Blair community has files in which records were found of all import ant events of the school and community life. These files relate the coming of the singing school regularly every summer. Shaped notes were taught front hymn books. At the end of the course, a certificate was given to those who graduated. The teacher of the school then moved on to the next engagement.
Date: July 1943
Creator: Moore, Katrina Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries

An American Edition of the Bach "St. Matthew Passion" Part I

Description: This subject has been chosen by the writer for the purpose of discussing these problems of performance, arising with the composition, the St. Matthew Passion, by J. S. Bach. Since Bach was a German and wrote in that language, the edition used is called the American edition. The performances in America are, with few exceptions, based upon translations which must be accurately edited so as not to obscure Bach's intentions.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Payne, Virginia S. (Virginia St. Clair), 1920-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Hawthorne's Use of Symbolism in Four Romances

Description: This thesis is a study of the four long romances, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun, with emphasis upon Hawthorne's use of symbolism as a means of presenting the basic moral and spiritual truths of human life. The first chapter explains the nature of symbolism and the reasons why Hawthorne used it so extensively. In each of the last four chapters, the symbolism in a single romance is considered for the purpose of discovering the manner and effectiveness of its use in exemplifying the central theme of that particular story. Although Hawthorne's short stories are extremely rich in symbolism, it was not possible to include them in the present study.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Goldsmith, Oma Kathryn
Partner: UNT Libraries

Initiating a Music Supervisory Program in a Small School

Description: An inadequate music education program should give rise to some thought and action on the part of any serious-minded progressive teacher in that field, It is not enough to suspect or to discover faults, but a way to improve the situation should be attempted. Best practices should be evaluated and objectives formulated for future procedure through cooperative planning.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Carney, Ruth, 1907-
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Stylistic Analysis of Serge Prokofieff's "Second Concerto for Violin"

Description: The purpose of the following study is to make an analysis of the structural elements and stylistic characteristics in the Second Concerto for Violin by the modern Russian composer, Serge Prokofieff. These include the composer's treatment of form, melody, rhythm, harmony, and medium of expression.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Kerr, Esther Stephens
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Music Preparation of Elementary Education Majors in the Teacher Training Institutions of Texas

Description: A. What training are senior colleges giving students in Texas to prepare them for teaching music in the grades? B. What training are junior colleges giving students in Texas to prepare them for teaching music in the grades? C. What observations can be made on training now given? What recommendations can be made for improvement? D. 'What conclusions have supervisors of music in Texas reached concerning the ability of teachers trained in teachers' colleges? E. What is the reaction of teachers who are teaching music and who have had the six hours of music required by the state department?
Date: May 1943
Creator: Elliott, Elois Allison
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Survey of the Public School System of Denton, Texas, with Reference to the Financial Status, the School Plants, the Instructional Staff, the Pupil Personnel, and the Libraries

Description: The purpose of this study is to report a survey which the writer made of the public school system of Denton, Texas, dealing with the financial status, the school plants, the teaching personnel, the pupil personnel, and the libraries. The goal was to evaluate the schools in light of accepted standards for the factors considered, and to make certain recommendations regarding improvements.
Date: 1943
Creator: Brooks, Marjorie Lynn Collier
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Stylistic Analysis of the Iberia Suite for Piano by Isaac Albéñiz

Description: This study attempt to analyze the style Albéniz, especially as expressed in Iberia Suite. As with all composers, his particular style is created out of his own combining and recombining the principal elements of music, arranging them in a certain way to suit his needs and taste. The musical elements are: rhythm, melody, and harmony. The study is organized in ten chapters.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Criswell, Elnora Rousseau
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effect of Storage on the Ascorbic Acid Content of Four Varieties of Canned Fruit Juice

Description: The purposes of this study are (1) to determine the ascorbic acid content of a variety of fruit juices available in Denton, Texas, during March to July, 1943; (2) to ascertain the loss of ascorbic acid when canned grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and apple juices are opened and stored in the home refrigerator for several days' use; and (3) by means of data obtained, to make recommendations as to the most advantageous ways of using one's "points" in purchasing canned fruit juices for their ascorbic acid value.
Date: 1943
Creator: Willard, Helen
Partner: UNT Libraries

A History of the Crozier Technical High School of Dallas, Texas

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to present a history of the establishment and growth of the Crozier Technical High School in Dallas, Texas, with special emphasis placed upon technical phases of the school curriculum and the concrete outcomes in terms of actual results ascertained from the graduates.
Date: 1943
Creator: Hayes, Elmore Onslow
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Requirements for Household Employment in Waelder, Texas

Description: The study herein described was made in twenty-four white homes in Waelder, Texas, in which there were household employees. The study was made for the purpose of finding the requirements for household employment in Waelder, Texas.
Date: 1943
Creator: Bradfield, Arldia Westbrook
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Legal Status of Certain Public School Officials in Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the exact power that public school officials may exercise and yet remain within the limits of the law. Associated with this purpose is the effort to show that the legal status of their public school officials is not static.
Date: 1943
Creator: Cooley, Waldron W.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effect of the War on the Mental Hygiene of the Elementary School Child

Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze recommended programs for developing child security in wartime. Attention is given, also, to the opinions expressed by contemporary psychiatrists and educators, as to ill and possible good effects of the war on the mental hygiene of the elementary school child.
Date: 1943
Creator: Copeland, Edeth Cordelia
Partner: UNT Libraries

Present Trends in the Social Studies in the Elementary Grades

Description: The purpose of the study is to determine the extent to which elementary school social-studies programs are meeting the needs of children in the present emergency and to what extent present trends may function in the world of tomorrow.
Date: 1943
Creator: Dishman, Naomi Evelyn
Partner: UNT Libraries

Determining the Extent to Which the Purposes of Radio Educational Broadcasts are Being Achieved in the Elementary School

Description: This study seeks to furnish school administrators and teachers with information about the (1) historical background of radio in the public schools of America; (2) equipment needed for radio reception; (3) plans that are necessary for efficient use of the radio; and (4) finally, to show the status of radio in the schools of Texas.
Date: 1943
Creator: Douglas, Truman B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Survey of Sixty-Six Secondary School Libraries in Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a survey of the libraries of sixty-six selected high schools of Texas to determine the present status of these libraries and how they measure up to the requirements set up by the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States and by individual authorities.
Date: 1943
Creator: Enis, Alma Cowling
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Spermatophytes of Tarrant County, Texas

Description: The problem consisted of thoroughly exploring Tarrant County, Texas, in an attempt to collect and study critically as many species of Spermatophytes as possible. In addition a thorough examination was made of herbarium specimens assembled from the region by other botanists.
Date: 1943
Creator: McCart, William Larrey
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Development of the Public Schools of Denton County, Texas, 1900-1942

Description: The problem of this study is to discover and to point out with the aid of tables the changes which have occurred, and the most important factors affecting the growth and development of the public school system of Denton County during the period 1900-1942.
Date: 1943
Creator: Oliver, Ruth Autry
Partner: UNT Libraries

Individualized Instruction in the Elementary School

Description: The purpose of this study is to investigate the more recent types of instruction. In this investigation, emphasis has been placed on instruction which has grown out of children's interests and needs, and which recognizes the capacities, abilities and potentialities of children.
Date: 1943
Creator: Adams, Juanita Sunshine
Partner: UNT Libraries