Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Education

Degree Discipline

Arts and Science


The Problem Defined- This problem purports to make a study of the sanitary conditions of the home environment of the New Waverly District children.

Sub-Problem- To set up a planned program for improvement of sanitation.

Purpose of the Problem- To improve the sanitary conditions of the New Waverly District children so as to set up a more efficient standard of living.

Limitation - They are engaged in farming. About eighty-five of the one hundred and thirty-two families are without the improved type of toilet. 50 percent of the colored schools are without them. Seventy percent of the water supply that is, the wells, are not carefully selected so as to protect the water supply. None of the schools are furnished with clean coolers or a sanitary drinking fountain. Only about ten of the New Waverly District schools have bathing facilities used for hands. About 67 percent of the homes in the New Waverly District are not carefully located. The improvement of the school plant in location, construction, repair, and care of the buildings, in water supply, in sewage disposal, and playgrounds has not been noteworthy, because health supervision has not been installed.

Committee Chair/Advisor

T.S. Russell

Committee Member

George W. Reeves

Committee Member

George W. Reeves


Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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