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Aquatic Heterotrophic Bacteria Active in the Biotransformation of Anthracene and Pentachlorophenol

Description: Dominant genera of bacteria were isolated from three river waters during anthracene and pentachlorophenol biotransformation studies. The genera Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Micrococcus, Chromobacterium, Alcaligenes, Azomonos, Bacillus, and Flavobacterium were capable of biotransforming one or both of these compounds. These isolates were subjected to further biotransformation tests, including river water and a basal salt medium with and without additional glucose. The results of these experiments were evaluated statistically. It was concluded that only a limited number of the bacteria identified were able to transform these chemicals in river water. The addition of glucose to the growth medium significantly affected the biotransformation of these chemicals. It was also determined that the size of the initial bacterial population is not a factor in determining whether biotransformation of anthracene or pentachlorophenol can occur.
Date: August 1985
Creator: Entezami, Azam A. (Azam Alsadat)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Boots

Description: Pair of lady's boots or "High Button Shoes" of black leather. The shoes, designed with pointed toes, lace closed along center front with laces 13 holes high. At top of toe box is decorative seaming creating a "V" shape. The low, stacked heels styled as a modified Louis heel, with rounded sides and back, tapering at center then flaring very slightly at base, and with curved front section. Sole of black leather. Lined in cream cloth and black leather. Partly illegible retailer's(?) mark stamped inside uppers: "Linkhau... / Memphis Tenn" Handwritten notation inside uppers: "236 6788"
Date: 1890
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Corrosion of Steel Pilings in Soils

Description: From Introduction: "In this paper are presented the results obtained to date from the inspections of steel pilings. The investigation will be continued by additional inspections of pilings in other parts if the country in order to cover a wider range of soil environments."
Date: October 24, 1962
Creator: Romanoff, Melvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Delta Sigma Theta Awards Gala at the 42nd national convention]

Description: Video footage provided by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters shown during the Delta Sigma Theta Awards Gala. The footage shows an animated slideshow with photo slides of famous members of the sorority along with their names and city. A narrator speaks over the slideshow giving a brief description of the women's accomplishments. The women commonly serve their community in positions of education, politics, civil rights, and public service.
Date: October 6, 1994
Duration: 23 minutes 47 seconds
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Effects of Urban Development on the Aquifers in the Memphis Area, Tennessee

Description: From abstract: This report presents an evaluation and a list of "potential problems associated with increases in pumpage and urban development" in the Memphis area of Tennessee. These problems include "lowered water levels, contamination of the aquifers, and land subsidence."
Date: 1982
Creator: Graham, David D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hat

Description: Hat of brown felt with high, sunken crown and droopy brim. Brim gathered at crown. Brown mink bow and trim at crown. Two hatpins with mink heads. Black grosgrain ribbons at sides joined by thin cord for securing hat to wearer's head. Lined in black cotton. Designer's label: "Dolly Madison / Original / 22" Retailer' label: "Samuels Hat / Sold Exclusively / at Memphis Fur Shop / Memphis, Tenn."
Date: [1930..1935]
Creator: Madison, Dolly
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Historic Water-Level Changes and Pumpage from the Principal Aquifers of the Memphis Area, Tennessee: 1886-1975

Description: Abstract: Annual pumpage for both the Memphis Sand ("500-foot" sand) and Fort Pillow Sand ("1400-foot" sand) from the time of initial pumping from these aquifers to 1975 is presented in both tabular and graphic forms . The Memphis Sand supplied 188 million gallons per day in 1975 or 95 percent of the total water used in the area . Pumpage from the Fort Pillow Sand has decreased in recent years and in 1975 was about 4 million gallons per day. Pumping increases from the Memphis Sand have caused an almost continual decline of water levels as shown by graphs , tables, and a series of potentiometric-surface maps. Water-level-change maps show the fluctuations in water levels for two periods of high water use. Water levels in the Fort Pillow Sand are also shown by tables and graphs and a potentiometric-surface map . These graphs illustrate a rise of water levels since 1963, coincidental with pumping reductions. The data presented suggest that a constant pumping rate will cause little water-level decline and that the water levels can be altered for efficient resource management by areally varying the distribution of pumping . The references listed support the information presented in this report .
Date: May 1976
Creator: Criner, James H. & Parks, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 28, 1865]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion regarding finance; news concerning the financial situations of family; a dialogue regarding crops to be planted and animals to be raised; news about Frank becoming Chancery Clerk and his plans to study law; news about Kate and her portion of the family's land which will be farmed on a small scale between Frank, Maud, and Kate; financial advice from Maud and news about a real estate transaction in Bolivar; a discussion about the state of society in Bolivar; a dialogue about David moving; updates on the lives and health of family and friends; a discussion about endeavoring to be a pious christian; and a dialogue concerning David's debt to Maud.
Date: September 28, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Letter from Maud Fentress, October 10,1863]

Description: Letter Maud Fentress wrote to her family regarding the problems she experienced when trying to send letters. She discusses the cotton crop and what her expenses are. The difficulties in acquiring a horse are given. She discusses the risk of capture, pillaging, and warns not to wear uniforms if going on furlough. She gives updates on family and friends. She expresses her anxiety over the freed slaves. She also gives her opinion on books she has read.
Date: October 10, 1863
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Letter from Sallie Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, May 17, 1859]

Description: Letter from Sallie Fentress to her brother David discussing news from Bolivar and it includes:town health update; news that she and Kate are not going to school; a discussion about the locusts she catches every morning; a dialogue about the weather; a discussion about David's baby and how the family wishes that David, Clara, and baby would visit; and a dialogue about handmade bonnets and clothing made by Maud, Sallie, and Kate for Clara and the baby. Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar and it includes: a discussion about Aunt Susan's letter which details the doctor's resignation of professorship and his wishes to move to Memphis; a dialogue about the financial gains of friends who moved to Memphis; news about Kate's schooling; a discussion about locusts and the weather; news and updates on family and friends; a discussion on Kate's musical and vocal abilities; a dialogue about Sallie's musical abilities; and a discussion about the people staying with David's Uncle John and Aunt Anne's trip to Corinth.
Date: May 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C. & Fentress, Sallie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Letter from W. H. McGee to Charles B. Moore, January 15, 1900]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by William H. McGee to Uncle Charlie. In this letter, McGee discusses Mary Ann's itinerary for her return trip. It includes the date she will be returning and details her lay-overs in Nashville and in Memphis.
Date: January 15, 1900
Creator: McGee, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Memories of Martha Elizabeth Gibson Anglin

Description: A transcript of a 1963 oral history with Martha Elizabeth Anglin (née Gibson), recalling her childhood in Alabama, her family's move to Texas in 1895, and her marriage and life on a farm in Commerce, Texas. Footnotes are provided to add context to the narrative.
Date: 1887/1963
Creator: Anglin, Michael W.; Anglin, Reba; Barnett, Robert & Barnett, Patricia
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Baptists]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: June 13, 1979, 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 27 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Coretta King obit]

Description: Video footage from the NBC 5 television station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: January 31, 2006, 12:00 p.m.
Duration: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Miss Maid]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Judy Hill, a sophomore speech major at TCU, winning the new Maid of Cotton in Memphis, Tennessee.
Date: December 30, 1964
Duration: 3 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Wood]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Lawrence D. Bell High School Blue Raider Band working to raise $4400 needed to accept an invitation to play at the Cotton Carnival in Memphis, Tennessee; the award-winning band, which played at Governor Connally's inauguration is currently chopping and selling wood to raise the needed funds.
Date: December 23, 1964
Duration: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: 10PM sports]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story going over the daily sports highlights.
Date: September 5, 1972, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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