The Public Polemics of Baldur von Schirach: A Study of National Socialist Rhetoric and Aesthetics, 1922-1945

The Public Polemics of Baldur von Schirach: A Study of National Socialist Rhetoric and Aesthetics, 1922-1945

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Date: December 2003
Creator: Koontz, Christopher N.
Description: This dissertation examines the political writings and speeches of Baldur von Schirach, a leading figure of the National Socialist German Worker's Party, and the means by which he chose to transmit his beliefs in totalitarianism, racism, and militarism. Schirach's activities serve as a case study of the Third Reich's artistic and cultural programs and the means by which these programs served as conduits for propaganda and public education. Throughout his career as the leader of the National Socialist Student's League, Reich Youth Leader, and Gauleiter of Vienna, Schirach promulgated a political theory which interpreted the rise of the Third Reich as an expression of an innately superior German culture. He put this theory forth through the use of artistic means, including his own poetry and prose, and theoretical exegeses of artistic and literary works that explained them within a fascist, totalitarian idiom. The dissertation discusses Schirach's personal adherence to Nazism and its roots; the ways in which he interpreted fascist philosophical tenets, symbols, messages, and archetypes; his concepts of youth and adult education; his attempts to mold the artistic community of Vienna into an aesthetically progressive, yet politically coherent, means of propaganda; and his role in the destruction of the ...
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Experiment Station Record, Volume 01, September 1889-July 1890

Experiment Station Record, Volume 01, September 1889-July 1890

Date: 1890
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Description: Volume provides abstracts of agricultural experiments conducted during the year. Also includes statistics, convention reports, bulletins, and bibliographies. Name and subject indexes start on page 327.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
General Index to Experiment Station Record Volumes 01-12, 1989-1901 and to Experiment Station Bulletin Number 2

General Index to Experiment Station Record Volumes 01-12, 1989-1901 and to Experiment Station Bulletin Number 2

Date: 1903
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Description: A topical, alphabetically arranged index to volumes 1-12 including experiment station records, publications reviewed, and foreign publications. It has a 'Consolidated Table of Contents' which lists all editorial notes and publications of the experiment stations and Department of Agriculture from the referenced volumes.
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Experiment Station Record, Volume 02, August 1890-July 1891

Experiment Station Record, Volume 02, August 1890-July 1891

Date: 1891
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Description: Volume provides abstracts of agricultural experiments conducted during the year. Also includes statistics, convention reports, bulletins, and bibliographies. Name and subject indexes start on page 773.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Decorative vine]

[Decorative vine]

Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of a carved decorative vine in Vienna, Austria. The vine is backed by a white wall. There are numerous carved figures without legs interspersed throughout the vine branches. Some of the figures have gold crowns.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
[St. Peter's Church]

[St. Peter's Church]

Date: August 1, 1980
Creator: Gough, Ray
Description: Photograph of St. Peter's Church in Vienna, Austria. The church is visible in the foreground. The church has a dome roof and two bell towers.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design