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Spółka Nakładowa Młodych Kompozytorów Polskich (1905-1912) and the Myth of Young Poland in Music

Description: This study deals with the four-composer Polish musical association, Young Polish Composers' Publishing Company, which became commonly known as the group Poland in Music. Young Poland in Music is considered by Polish and non-Polish music historians to be the signal inaugurator of modernism in Polish music. However, despite this most important attribution, the past eighty-odd years have witnessed considerable confusion over the perceptions of: 1) exactly who constituted the publishing company, 2) why it was founded, 3) what the intentions of its members were, and 4) the general reception its members' music received. This paper addresses and resolves this multiple confusion. Chapter I presents an introductory survey of the political, socio/cultural, and musical developments of Poland between 1772 and c1900, the period of the Polish Partitions through the beginnings of the "Young Poland" era. Chapter II presents a discussion of the facts surrounding the founding of the publishing company, as well as a discussion of the eighty-odd years of historical misinterpretations that have developed about the composers' company and its relationship to "Young Poland in Music." Chapter III discusses the interpersonal relationships of the composers and other persons directly involved with them and their company, and the impact that these relationships had on the publishing company. Additionally, the chapter brings into focus the specific relationships between the musicologist, Adolf Chybiński, the company, and its individual members. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the actual publishing activities of the company. Chapter IV examines the three concerts sponsored by the company and their critical receptions in Warsaw and Berlin through the surviving reviews and comments of leading contemporary music critics, the concert participants, the composers' close colleagues, and the composers themselves. Finally, Chapter V contains a brief discussion of the music presented on the three concerts, characterizing the works within the …
Date: December 1987
Creator: Hebda, Paul Thomas
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement and Its Implications for the United States

Description: This report is designed to shed some light on the KOREU FTA for Congress.4 It briefly reviews EU-South Korean economic ties and the respective EU and South Korean objectives regarding the KOREU FTA. It then discusses the KOREU FTA in general and examines some of its major provisions in more detail, with special focus on autos and some other manufacturing sectors, agriculture, services, and labor-areas of particular interest to U.S. policymakers and the U.S. business community. The report does not attempt to determine if one FTA is better than the other. Finally, the report analyzes the prospects for the KOREU FTA and the agreement's potential implications for the United States.
Date: May 3, 2011
Creator: Cooper, William H.; Jurenas, Remy; Platzer, Michaela D. & Manyin, Mark E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The German-Polish Boundary at the Paris Peace Conference

Description: Although a great deal has been written on the Paris Peace Conference, only in recent years have the necessary German documents been available for an analysis of the conference, not only from the Allied viewpoint but also from the German side. One of the great problems faced by the Allied statesmen in 1919 was the territorial conflict between Germany and Poland. The final boundary decisions were much criticized then and in subsequent years, and in 1939 they became the excuse for another world war. In the 1960's, over twenty years after the boundaries established at Versailles ceased to exist, they continued to be subjects of controversy. To understand the nature of this problem, it is necessary to study the factors which influenced the delineation of the German-Polish boundary in 1919. From the conflict of national interests there emerged a compromise boundary which satisfied almost no one. After this boundary was destroyed by another world war, the victors were again faced with the complex task of reconciling conflicting strategic and economic necessities with the principle of self-determination. This time no agreement was possible, and the problem remained a significant factor in German-Polish and East-West relations. The methods by which the statesmen of 1919 arrived at a settlement are pertinent to the unsolved problem of today.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Bostick, Darwin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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[News Clip: Local Poles]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: December 13, 1982, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 46 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Wesołych Świąt. Niech przemówią wreszcie ludzkim głosem!

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicts a Christmas message, in Polish, across the top portion. A yellow star floats in the dark blue ground. Beneath are two figures, one resembles a donkey wearing sunglasses and the other a elephant or a man with huge ears. The two figures appear to be behind a trough, in red.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Loteria Funduszu Niezależnych Plastyków

Description: Lottery ticket used during the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s. Four tickets, each stamped with a number in purple, depict a pencil, broken on one end in the center of the ticket. The Polish Solidarity logo is in the lower right hand corner.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Zapluty karzeł reakcji

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a man with large ears, spectacles and spewing from his mouth. The words Zapluty karzeł reakcji are underneath the figure. The words and image are in black on a white ground.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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Rediscovery of the Elements: The Noble Gases--Rayleigh and Ramsay

Description: Article describing the discovery of argon, helium, and other inert gases by Lord Rayleigh, Sir William Ramsay, and other collaborators. Ramsay also characterized the noble gases and classified them within the structure of the Periodic Table of Elements.
Date: Autumn 2012
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Kościoły Lwowa: Herb Lwowa, Polska; Katedra Ormianska, Polska; Katedra Łacińska, Polska; Katedra Unicka, Polska

Description: Postage stamps used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting churches in the once Polish town of Lwowa, Poland, now L'viv, Ukraine. The background is silver with black depictions for the church structures and the crest. The words, Poczta Solidarność [Solidarity Stamp], are in red at the bottom of each stamp.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wesolego 1987 Zyczy Solidarność Ciagle Młody

Description: Postcard used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting best wishes for the year 1987. The words wesolego 1987 zyczy solidarność ciagle młody are in red on a brownish tan background. The year, 1987, is depicted with people forming the shapes of the numbers.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Grudzien 1983. Solidarność

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a large group of upraised arms in black silhouette. Each of the hands is holding up two fingers. In the black sky above the crowd is a large white star with rays radiating from it. Across the bottom, the red portion contains the word Solidarność and a crest.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

1987 ZYJ GODNIE! Solidarność nie pije

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting five figures in reddish orange silhouette. The figure on the far left is chimpanzee like and the next four figures evolve to man. The man at the front of the line is holding a flower in one hand and his other hand holds up two fingers.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

RTPD 20 zł

Description: Postage stamp depicting a young female in the center. At the top of the stamp are the letters RTPD and in the lower section, the denomination of the stamp, 20 złoty. The stamp is printed in all blue on a cream paper.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Jerzy Popiełuszko]

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a portrait of the Catholic priest Jerzy Popiełuszko. The background is red with the figure depicted in black and a thin white halo around his head. In the margins, registration marks can be seen for creating multiples of this image.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Solidarność

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a group of soldiers wearing gas masks and wielding clubs. Across the bottom part of the poster, in red, is the word Solidarność. The boot of one soldier encroaches upon the word, Solidarność.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Najlepszego Jajka

Description: Postcard used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a bird wearing a crown breaking out of an egg that is decorated with a red pattern.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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