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Scenes in Fort Worth

Description: This silent film is a compilation of a number of different scenes and appears to be news footage from an unknown news agency. In the first scene a man interviews a family in their kitchen, a small child eats while seated on the counter, and a group of young people are gathered next to what appears to be a police car or ambulance. In the second scene, men and women dressed in western or cowboy attire eat breakfast at an unknown event in Fort Worth. The story includes a close up of bacon frying, an unidentified man on horseback, a man in a police uniform being led into a jail in what appears to be a joke, a parade of men on horseback with a sign for Seymour's White Front Store in the background, and a close up of a man drinking a cup of coffee. In the third scene, the Moslah Shrine Chanters are seen at a train station and boarding a train. In the fourth, a man demonstrates the use of a piece of equipment for another man which appears to be a FCDA CD-V700 radiation survey meter or radiation detector. The fifth and final scene is preceded by a title card which reads, "Jury Rules Girl is 'Neglected'" and contains courtroom footage.
Date: 1957~
Partner: UNT Media Library

Community Gardening: a Novel Intervention for Bhutanese Refugees Living in the USA

Description: Since 2008, the United States (USA) has resettled thousands of Bhutanese refugees, providing brief financial support and pathways to citizenship. Despite the efforts of governing bodies and voluntary agencies which facilitate resettlement, many refugees struggle with adapting to the vastly different lifestyle, economy, language and social structures. In particular, effectively addressing psychological needs of this population is a challenge for service providers operating within an expensive health care system based on Western constructs of mental health. In response to this challenge, refugee resettlement agencies throughout the country use community gardens to promote psychological healing, self-sufficiency, community engagement, and a return of human dignity. Though success of these programs is being shared in the media, there has yet to be empirical data examining their impact. The current study tested whether Bhutanese refugee engagement in a community garden impacts symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and somatic complaints. The study also investigated whether community gardening is associated with perceptions of social support and adjustment to life in the United States. Quantitative and qualitative data was collected from 50 adult Bhutanese refugees in Fort Worth, Texas. Gardening was significantly related to increased social support overall, a key factor in overall functionality within communal cultures; and specifically perceived tangible support was increased. A significant effect of gardening was also found for adjustment. Although a significant effect was not found for psychological and somatic symptoms, there is still evidence of effects on somatic complaints. Varying results from quantitative and qualitative data warrant further investigation into the nuanced work of clinical research and advocacy with refugee populations.
Date: August 2015
Creator: Gerber, Monica M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[The assembly line at Bell Helicopter]

Description: Photograph of the assembly line at Bell Helicopter. On the back is written: "Photo 273305. The newest member of the U.S. Army's air mobile force, the OH-58A light observation helicopter, rolls down the assembly line at Textron's Bell Helicopter company in Fort Worth, Texas. The first of 2,200 OH-58A's was delivered to the Army Friday (May 23). Accepting the five-place, turbine-powered helicopter which is named the "Kioa," was Maj. Gen. John Norton, commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command in St. Louis. Deliveries will continue through mid-1972. From: Public relations, Bell Helicopter (a Textron company), Box 482, Fort Worth, Texas 76101. Area code 817-280-2519."
Date: May 23, 1969
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A History of Fort Worth in Black & White 165 Years of African-American Life

Description: A History of Fort Worth in Black & White fills a long-empty niche on the Fort Worth bookshelf: a scholarly history of the city's black community that starts at the beginning with Ripley Arnold and the early settlers, and comes down to today with our current battles over education, housing, and representation in city affairs. The book's sidebars on some noted and some not-so-noted African Americans make it appealing as a school text as well as a book for the general reader. Using a wealth of primary sources, Richard Selcer dispels several enduring myths, for instance the mistaken belief that Camp Bowie trained only white soldiers, and the spurious claim that Fort Worth managed to avoid the racial violence that plagued other American cities in the twentieth century. Selcer arrives at some surprisingly frank conclusions that will challenge current politically correct notions. "Selcer does a great job of exploring little-known history about the military, education, sports and even some social life and organizations."--Bob Ray Sanders, author of Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White.
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Date: November 2015
Creator: Selcer, Richard F.
Partner: UNT Press

Fort Worth Characters

Description: Fort Worth history is far more than the handful of familiar names that every true-blue Fort Worther hears growing up: leaders such as Amon Carter, B. B. Paddock, J. Frank Norris, and William McDonald. Their names are indexed in the history books for ready reference. But the drama that is Fort Worth history contains other, less famous characters who played important roles, like Judge James Swayne, Madam Mary Porter, and Marshal Sam Farmer: well known enough in their day but since forgotten. Others, like Al Hayne, lived their lives in the shadows until one, spectacular moment of heroism. Then there are the lawmen, Jim Courtright, Jeff Daggett, and Thomas Finch. They wore badges, but did not always represent the best of law and order. These seven plus five others are gathered together between the covers of this book. Each has a story that deserves to be told. If they did not all make history, they certainly lived in historic times. The jury is still out on whether they shaped their times or merely reflected those times. Either way, their stories add new perspectives to the familiar Fort Worth story, revealing how the law worked in the old days and what life was like for persons of color and for women living in a man’s world. As the old TV show used to say, “There are a million stories in the ‘Naked City.’” There may not be quite as many stories in Cowtown, but there are plenty waiting to be told—enough for future volumes of Fort Worth Characters. But this is a good starting point.
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Date: October 15, 2009
Creator: Selcer, Richard F.
Partner: UNT Press

Golf Matches at the Colonial Country Club

Description: Footage of two golf matches at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, TX. The first is an exhibition match featuring Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson vs. Toney Penna and Henry Ransom. The second is from the 1940 National Open. No sound.
Date: 1940
Creator: Bell Helicopter Textron
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Factors Related to Change of Major by College Students

Description: The problem of this study is to discover what factors are associated with change of major in college students. Questions that need to be answered are (1) Is academic success or failure related to change of major? (2) Is mental ability associated with change of major? (3) Is change of interest related to change of major? (4) Are there reasons that are personal and peculiar to the individual that are associated with change of major? (5) Is inadequate occupational information related to change of major? (6) Do social reasons such as a desire for a vocation with greater prestige, increasing interest in being of service to people, or having to conform to the wishes of parents and relatives relate to change of major?
Date: August 1961
Creator: Firkins, Curtis James, 1906-
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Standards for Industrial Arts Housing Facilities for Industrial Arts at Arlington Heights Senior High School, Fort Worth, Texas

Description: This is a study of the standards and current practices as related to housing facilities for industrial arts programs with recommendations concerning the proposed housing facilities for industrial arts in the Arlington Heights Senior High School, Fort Worth, Texas, based upon present and future estimated scholastic enrollment and accepted standards and practices.
Date: 1953
Creator: Wylie, Harry V.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Art Program Utilizing Discarded Materials in the Improvement of Interiors of Homes of Children in a Low Income Group

Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of planning and carrying out an art program in which a particular group of students in a low income group, by utilizing discarded and inexpensive materials, can create useful and satisfying objects for the improvement of their home interiors.
Date: January 1960
Creator: Abram, W. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Organization and Administration of the Industrial Arts Program in the Junior High Schools in Fort Worth, Texas, with Emphasis upon the Curriculum

Description: The specific purposes of the study are: 1. To ascertain the curriculum pattern with respect to the different phases of industrial arts taught in all the junior high schools. 2. To ascertain the phases or unit and subject matter content taught in each of the junior high schools. 3. To ascertain the grade levels at which the various phases and units of learning are taught in each school. 4. To ascertain if there are variations in subject matter content taught in each of the junior high schools. 5. To make suggestions and recommendations based upon the findings of the study for improving organization and administration of the industrial arts program.
Date: May 1959
Creator: Payne, Robert Furman
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Analytical Study of Basketball Goal Shooting in Fifteen Girls' Commercial Basketball Games of the Major City and Industrial Leagues of Fort Worth, Texas, during the Season of 1951-1952

Description: The investigator became interested in the status of basketball goal shooting in modern girls' basketball as compared to that of boys' goal shooting. Types of shots, their frequency and accuracy, and the zones on the court from which they were taken, were all considered as components of the status of basketball goal shooting. It was on the basis of this interest that the present study was undertaken.
Date: 1957
Creator: Moore, Miriam Iles
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Comparative Study of the Appeal in Favorite Comics and Favorite Fiction, as Reported by Ninth-grade Pupils in the James P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas

Description: The problem of this study is to compare certain elements of appeal in favorite comic books and favorite books of fiction read by 384 ninth-grade pupils in the J. P. Elder Junior High School, Fort Worth, Texas, during a three-months period from November 7, 1949, to February 7, 1950. The purpose of this investigation is to ascertain whether the same elements of appeal are common to both types of reading, and whether they compare favorably with the findings of other investigations reported in literature on the subject.
Date: 1950
Creator: Smith, Mary Blanche
Partner: UNT Libraries

Teaching Standard English as a Second Language at V. L. Williams Elementary School

Description: For some time, teaching Standard English has been a problem of major proportion at Versia L. Williams Elementary School, Fort Worth, Texas. Even casual observation shows that pupils do not grasp much of the classroom English teaching, nor do they transfer that which they do learn to other school work or daily use. The instructional program in English at the Williams Elementary School, therefore, must be supplemented to the extent that the pupils may be given the kinds of experiences in the classroom that will ultimately result in their learning Standard English in a manner that will enable them to relate the "book talk" to their own idiolects, which according to Giddings (2) everyone has. They bring to school a well-established set of habits which they will continue to use in spite of the classroom instruction, because they hold on to the teaching of their first teachers--their mothers.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Gray, Marvinette C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Guide to the Teaching of Negro Literature in High School

Description: This paper will be a survey of the major American Negro writers from pre-Civil War days to the present time. Background information concerning each major period will be given, along with information about each author and comments about the selections which are appropriate for classroom discussion. Teachers will also be given suggestions for presenting the material to class, as well as suggested questions and assignments. In conclusion, it will be shown how the literature presented can be fused into the eleventh grade course of study for the Fort Worth Public Schools.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Tucker, Rose Warren
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Safety in the Industrial Arts Programs in the Fort Worth Public Schools, Fort Worth, Texas, Based upon Recommended Safety Standards

Description: The purpose of the study was actually fourfold: first, to study the literature in the field of safety education with special reference to safety education in industrial arts programs concerning the present safety programs and safety standards as compared with those recommended by authorities in the field of safety; second, to visit each of the industrial arts programs and record information concerning the condition of the building and equipment and the use of these facilities; third; to compile the data for interpretation; and fourth, if an analysis of these data indicates a need for revision of the present safety programs, suggestions for improving the programs will be submitted to the supervisor of industrial arts and other administrators of the Fort Worth Public Schools.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Miller, Ralph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries