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Condition Survey: Carswell Air Force Base, Texas

Description: The purpose of this report is to present the results of a condition survey performed at Carswell Air Force Base (CAFB), Texas, during 16-19 December 1972. The two major areas of interest considered in this survey were the structural condition of the primary airfield pavements and the condition of pavement repairs and the types of maintenance materials that have been used at this airfield.
Date: June 1973
Creator: Jackson, Ralph D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

[Test flight of the Bell 412SP]

Description: Photograph of an escorted test flight of the Bell 412SP, nicknamed the Pope Mobile, flying over downtown Fort Worth with the old courthouse in view. The craft was engineered by Bell Helicopter especially for the use of Pope John Paul II during a visit to the United States in 1993.
Date: February 1990
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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

Walt's welcome home

Description: Photograph of a fold out print with lions at the entrance to the Zichner home in Fort Worth upon Mildred Zichner's arriving from her trip.
Date: 1968
Creator: Zichner, Mildred Schaeffer
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections


Description: Photograph of performers at Casa Mañana in Fort Worth, Texas.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dance school boys]

Description: Photograph of four boys from a dance school in sequined underwear posing for a photo. Byrd Williams III's studio specialty was ballet. This photo was taken during one of the many $1-per-shot school and event sessions.
Date: 1948
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections