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The History and Development of the Alvin School

Description: "The purpose of this study is not only to satisfy a personal interest, but also to preserve in an interesting narrative form the facts connected with the history and development of the Alvin, Texas, School. The data concerning this subject have been taken from Brazoria County newspapers, The Alvin Sun newspaper files, Alvin School Board Minutes, Alvin School annuals, city records of Alvin and personal interviews. These data have been carefully selected and taken from reliable sources."
Date: August 1946
Creator: Boshart, Jarushia Valentine
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Statistical Investigation of the Phenomena of Absolute Tempo as Described by Hallock, Mursell and Others

Description: The problem of absolute or positive pitch has been studied by a considerable number of researchers. This cannot be said, however, for the problem of the element of tempo, or the normal speed of the true beat in music. The reason for this probably lies in the fact that absolute pitch can be measured quite accurately, for it is dependent upon the anatomy and physiology of the ear. On the other hand, a means whereby the innate pulse in music can be externalized so as to be capable of exact expression and measure in number, presents a challenge to those interested in further investigation of this phenomenon.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Glass, Barbara Jean
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Study to Determine the Status of Six-Man Football in the Public High Schools Under the Texas Interscholastic League in 1941

Description: "The purposes of the study were as follows: 1. To determine to what extent six-man football was meeting the needs of the small high school. 2. to determine trends in regard to the organization, administration, and conduct of the game in Texas. 3. To compile information that would serve those schools which are now playing six-man football, and those which are considering the adoption of the game."-- leaf 2.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Jones, J. Ross
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Simple and Compound Meter: An Historical Investigation of Their Differences and an Experimental Investigation of Their Current Significance

Description: It was this writer's problem to determine which of these two contentions is correct; i.e., to find out whether or not it is possible for a person to perceive a difference in 2/4 and 4/4 meters by listening to the accents. It was felt that a large group of college music students and faculty members should provide satisfactory subjects for this experiment. If, as a result of this experiment, it was found that these trained musicians could actually discriminate between the simple meter and its compound with any marked degree of consistency, it would then be admitted that the difference in the two meters is important. If, however, it was found that even musicians, who knew the technical distinctions between 2/4 and 4/4, could not really hear the difference in the two when the music was played by competent performers, it would then be contended that no important difference exists.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Middleton, Jeanette
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Critical and Analytical Evaluation of Experimental Data Currently Available Concerning the Therapeutic Use of Music

Description: The problem which is reported in these pages represents an attempt to bring into one work a critical and analytical survey of the material currently available in the field of music therapy. There is such a wealth of new material, especially since the termination of the war, that the necessity for a new and up-to-date compilation of material is evident. The objective of this thesis is to collect general information as to the theory and practices of music therapy, rather than to secure for purposes of statistical analysis great numbers of detailed items in regard to a technique that has not yet been carried to a point where it can be standardized. However, this compilation does include some actual experiments which have been conducted in hospitals with the object of determining the effect on physical and mental patients of certain musical compositions and certain instruments.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Perry, Mary Aileen
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Comparative Study of the Required Physical Education Program for Men at North Texas State Teachers College and the Physical Training Program for Naval Aviation Cadets with a Proposed Physical Fitness Program for Men to Be Offered at North Texas State Teachers College

Description: "This comparative study of the required physical education program for men students offered by the North Texas State Teachers college and the physical training program offered to Naval aviation cadets was made to determine the type of additional training necessary for an adequate program at North Texas State Teachers College which will improve the physical condition of the men students."--1.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Boaz, Kermit
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Follow-Up of Business Graduates of Gainesville Junior College, Gainsville, Texas

Description: "This study was made to determine whether or not Gainesville Junior College Commercial Department at Gainesville, Texas, is meeting the probable future needs of business employers and employees. An attempt is being made to find which courses could be enriched to advantage and the nature of the material to be used in the enrichment. All factual information in this study was gained through fifty questionnaires which were sent to business graduates of 1935-1945 of Gainesville Junior College. " -- leaf 1
Date: August 1946
Creator: Howton, David E.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Critical Analysis and Comparison of Six Vocal Class Methods and an Outline of Material for Group Voice Teaching on the Secondary Level

Description: The subsequent study is an outgrowth of observations made during a year spent in secondary voice teaching on the college level. For the purpose of working toward a more effective and efficient secondary voice program, the following material is presented. The first part of the study is a critical analysis and comparison of six methods of voice teaching designed for, or adaptable to, class voice teaching. The second part of the study is a suggested plan for teaching secondary voice in classes, including an outline of material which could be used.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Firlie, Edgle C. (Edgle Curtis)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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An Analysis of the Service of the Children's Division of the Dallas Public Library

Description: The general purpose of this study is to make a survey of children's library work in the United States with special attention to recent trends and developments in this field as revealed in current practice. The specific purpose is to make an evaluation of the services rendered by the children's division of the Dallas Public Library and to determine how this department measures up to the standards set up by the American Library Association and by individual authorities.
Date: August 1946
Creator: Walker, Tommie
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Reading Interests of Students of Newsome Dougherty Memorial High School, Gainesville, Texas, in the School Year 1944-1945

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to determine and summarize the various facts concerning the reading interests and library habits of the second, third, and fourth year students enrolled in the Newsome Dougherty Memorial High School of Gainesville, Texas, for the school year of 1944-1945 as revealed through data collected by questionnaires and from library records.
Date: 1946
Creator: Young, Martha Ruth
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Study of Friendships in Senior High School

Description: One of the problems in human relationships is to determine what factors enter into friendship. One method of investigating this is to study traits as compared between reciprocal and unreciprocal friendships. This present study is an effort to make contributions towards this problem.
Date: 1946
Creator: Younger, Yucola
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Preparation of Stones of Walker County, Texas for Use as Sets in Jewelry

Description: Since the East Texas area has many minerals in the categories which yield semiprecious stones of commercial value--jasper, wood agate, wood opal, and silicified stone, the author undertook this study to determine: (1) the extent which these minerals could be utilized as sources for gems; (2) the equipment necessary for cutting and polishing the stones; and (3) the techniques for finishing the gems.
Date: 1946
Creator: Pledger, Leon Monroe
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Pragmatism in Modern Educational Theory

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show that the philosophy of pragmatism is responsible for the techniques in modern educational theory.
Date: 1946
Creator: Smith, Lilly Mae
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Comparison of Comprehension in Pre-Directed Informational Reading and in Non-Directed Informational Reading at the Primary Level, Based upon a Survey of Professional Literature in the Field

Description: The problem for consideration in this thesis is a comparison of comprehension in pre-directed informational reading and in non-directed informational reading at the primary level, based upon a survey of professional literature in the field.
Date: 1946
Creator: Smith, Ruby Sargent
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Significant Philosophies of the Mind

Description: The purpose of this study is to collect information on the significant philosophies of the mind and make a comparison of these concepts and their relation to education, religion, and morals.
Date: 1946
Creator: Terry, Sally G.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Study of the Fees Charged in Texas High Schools for Commercial Courses

Description: The purpose of this thesis is to study the relationship of the fee system for certain business subjects in Texas high schools to certain principles of free public school education as provided for Texas public schools.
Date: 1946
Creator: Tompkins, Jno. Erwin, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Concepts and Effects of Some Influential Ideas

Description: The specific aim of this study is to survey the two main types of ideas -- realism and idealism -- and their history.
Date: 1946
Creator: Scruggs, Herman
Partner: UNT Libraries
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