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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

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

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

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 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

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 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

An Analysis of General Safety Education for Industry and Vocational Schools with Specific Recommendations for Wood Shops and Machine Shops

Description: The purposes of this study are to survey the growth of safety concepts in industry and in school shops, to point out the fundamental factors involved in a functioning and worthwhile program of safety education in secondary schools, and to indicate safe practices to be followed by operators of machines in wood and metal shops in secondary schools in order to minimize to the utmost the possibility of accident in such shops, and to set forth a recommended procedure embodying a program of safety for wood and metal shops in secondary schools.
Date: 1943
Creator: Davis, Carlis Coy
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

The Maturing Emotion of George Eliot

Description: This study has been made in an attempt to illustrate how the genius that was George Eliot developed, how a magnificent intellect was driven first to achievement by emotional frustration and then was coupled with emotional maturity in person, developing emotional maturity in the creative artist and producing at last the supreme and delicate balance of intellectual and emotional maturity in the philosopher who found her medium in creative art.
Date: 1943
Creator: Botsford, Helen Virginia
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

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 Comparative Study of the Qualifications and Duties of City School Superintendents' Secretaries in Oklahoma

Description: The problem in this study is to make a comparison of the qualifications and duties of secretaries of city school superintendents in Oklahoma, with regard to academic training stenographic duties, duties pertaining to financial records and reports, banking duties, duties pertaining to general records and reports, duties pertaining to bus and transportation reports, teaching duties and miscellaneous duties.
Date: 1943
Creator: Glenn, Della Ola
Partner: UNT Libraries

Story-Telling in the Primary Grades

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the philosophy, history, recent development and modern trends of story-telling in the primary grades.
Date: 1943
Creator: Hardeman, Grace Elese
Partner: UNT Libraries