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A Stylistic and Structural Analysis of the Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor

Description: This problem has been limited to a study of the largest form among Grieg's piano compositions, the Piano Concert in A Minor. References are made to his smaller piano pieces, for the concerto has proved representative of his style of composition and, being one of his earlier works, it reflects a vigor and enthusiasm not present in his later work. Rhythm is discussed with relationship to the harmony and melody in the sections devoted to these two elements. The present study does not include consi… more
Date: August 1943
Creator: Gurnee, Nell Frances
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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-
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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
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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… more
Date: May 1943
Creator: Elliott, Elois Allison
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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-
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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 … more
Date: July 1943
Creator: Moore, Katrina Lee
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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 manne… more
Date: September 1943
Creator: Goldsmith, Oma Kathryn
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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
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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 ascorbi… more
Date: September 1943
Creator: Willard, Helen
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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: January 1943
Creator: Hayes, Elmore Onslow
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The Workshop for Teachers

Description: The problem of this study is concerned with the history, trends, and evaluation of the summer workshop movement for teachers in the United States. In addition, a study was made of the Child Development Workshop conducted on the campus of the North Texas State Teachers College, Denton, Texas, during the summer of 1942.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Sparks, Izetta
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An Analysis of the Guidance Needs and Problems Among the Women Students at North Texas State Teachers College

Description: The intent and purposes of this study are (1) to discover the extent of the guidance needs and problems which confront the women students in North Texas State Teachers College and the extent to which the students are adjusting and developing into normal and socially effective individuals; (2) to interpret the data collected from the individual questionnaires in order that plans for a more adequate and effective guidance program may be made, and to offer a functional basis for individual and gro… more
Date: August 1943
Creator: Taylor, Myrtie Wooldridge
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The United States-Mexico Oil Relations

Description: This thesis presents a brief history of oil drilling and the oil industry in the United States and in Mexico, and the diplomatic and political challenges that arose between the two nations as the industry grew.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Watkins, Carrie May
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Scope of Workshop Procedures as Indicated in Recent Professional Literature

Description: The purpose of the study was to determine the various levels on which the Progressive Education Association summer workshops have been conducted and to determine what fields of subject matter have been considered. In other words, an effort was made to determine how many of the workshops were designed for college or university teachers, secondary school teachers, elementary school teachers, administrators, or special groups, and what subject matter was considered for each group.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Williamson, Ruth
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An Evaluation of the Program of Phonetic Instruction in Relation to Reading in the Schools of Panola County

Description: The problem of this study is to evaluate the program of phonetic teaching in the Panola County schools in terms of criteria developed from current literature on the history, theories, and studies relating to the teaching of phonics in connection with the reading program in the elementary grades.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Atkinson, Emma Jane
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Symbolism in Leaves of Grass

Description: This thesis discusses the symbolism found in Walt Whitman's second poetic period, as found in the collection Leaves of Grass.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Bell, Clara Pierce
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Nature in William Cullen Bryant's Poetry

Description: The purpose has been to discover from the study of Bryant's life and poetry the extent to which his work was influenced by nature and how he interpreted it.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Littlejohn, Neva Jewell
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A Professional Vocabulary for Art Students at North Texas State Teachers College

Description: The purpose of this investigation is to present to teachers in the field of art education a list of words which are essential to successful mastery of the subject matter found in certain textbooks used in the art department at the North Texas State Teachers College.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Prestini, Antoinette L.
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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: September 1943
Creator: Brooks, Marjorie Lynn Collier
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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 fo… more
Date: May 1943
Creator: Davis, Carlis Coy
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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: May 1943
Creator: McCart, William Larrey
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