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A Check List of Theses and Dissertations
BLASIG, ANNA J. SCHMIDT - M.A., August, 1951 
The Frontier Experiences of the Wends of Lee County, Texas. ix164
Illustrations: Johann Kilian's former church at Kotitz, Saxony, in Germany; copy
of Johann Kilian's passport, 1854; ship contract of Wends in 1854; deed conveying
title to land of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Serbin, Texas; the Wends Home-
Spreewald; St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Serbin; interior of St. Paul's Lutheran
Maps: (1) area occupied by Wends; (2) region in Germany which was source of
Wendish migration to Texas; (3) places settled by Wends, 1853-1854; (4) copy of
original drawing showing the A. C. Delaplain league purchased by Wends in 1855.
Tables: summary of regions from which Wends came; occupations of Wends who
came to Texas, 1854.
Contents: 'Ten chapters include European background-origin of term "Wend,"
early or primitive Slavs, history of Wends in Germany; causes of Wends' migration
to Texas; Johann Kilian; settlers; voyage; settlement at Rabbs Creek; first years of
new colony; life in Serbin; the Serbian church and its branches; and conclusion.
An abstract of original ship register of the Wendish colonists of Texas in 1854 is
T95z/B612. RAC., REL., ST., CEN. TEX., S. TEX., FRON.
BOAZ, RUTH - M.A., June, 1950 
A History of Amarillo, Texas. vi+29o pp.
Illustrations: ice storm in 194o; two scenes in Amarillo in 189o's; buildings in
Amarillo in 189o's; Potter County courthouses; street scene in Amarillo, 1950;
Municipal Building, 1950; early schools of Amarillo; Amarillo's first high school,
later Johnson Ward School; Amarillo High School, 1950.
Maps: (1) sketch map showing location of Potter County, Texas; (s) physio-
graphic divisions of Potter County, Texas; (3) generalized map showing distri-
bution of soil groups in Potter County, Texas, according to their productivity;
(4) Amarillo, a railroad center.
Contents: Eight chapters deal with geography and topography; settlement and
early beginning of Amarillo; economic development-cattle industry, transporta-
tion, agriculture, businesses, gas and oil; political activities and government-
organization of Potter County, incorporation of town, charter changes, prominent
officials, civic services; church history-early religious life, organization of churches,
inter-denominational relations; schools-first school, independent district, old col-
leges, junior college, parochial schools; social and cultural history of Amarillo; and
newspapers, journals, and radio.
Tz95o/B63. Loc., PH., L. E., GEO., RANCH., AGRI., OIL, REL., ED., NEWs., W. TEx.
BODE, GILBERT ROY - M.A., June, 1932 1341
The Life and Time of George Wilkins Kendall. iv+ 117 pp.
Illustrations: George Wilkins Kendall in 1848; Mrs. George Wilkins Kendall, 1868;
graves of the Kendalls; Kendall's ranch house, Post Oak Springs, as it appeared
during his time; Kendall's last picture, taken in 1867; Kendall's ranch house at
Post Oak Springs as it appears today.
Contents: Four chapters include a biographical sketch of Kendall's life; his ex-
periences on the Texan Santa Fe Expedition; his services as a correspondent during
the Mexican War; and his contributions to Texas. A copy of H. C. King's "Mr.
Kendall's Ranch-Life" is appended.
T1932/B63z. Bio., ExPED., MEx. W., RANCH., NEWS., REP., ST.
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