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Legacies of Power: The Cultural Heritage of Theological White Supremacy, A Case Study of Ku Klux Konfederatism in Denton County Texas, 1850-1930

Description: Undergraduate thesis exploring modern American racism as the result of the nation's legacy of theological white supremacy and its deep-rooted racial issues that remain unresolved because of the theo-mythologies embedded at the core of the nation's foundational fabric that have been and continue to be largely unaccounted for in corrective racial discourse through a case study of Denton, Texas. By employing localized interdisciplinary methodological approaches aimed at unveiling the theo-myth which underscores the modern American racial ontology, this study examines how theological white supremacy was homogenized into popular culture in Denton County Texas following the Civil Ware via neo-Confederate Ku Klux Klan movement, which the author calls Ku Klux Konfederatism, that continues its influence today through localized theo-political institutions, sociocultural systems and cultural 'norms.'
Date: April 20, 2020
Creator: Luther Rummel, Jessica Rae
Partner: UNT Honors College

Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny in Kansas City 1964-1972

Description: The New Yorker recently referred to Pat Metheny as “possibly the most influential jazz guitarist of the past five decades.” A native of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, just southeast of Kansas City, Metheny started playing in pizza parlors at age fourteen. By the time he graduated from high school he was the first-call guitarist for Kansas City jazz clubs, private clubs, and jazz festivals. Now 66, he attributes his early success to the local musical environment he was brought up in and the players and teachers who nurtured his talent and welcomed him into the jazz community. Metheny’s twenty Grammys in ten categories speak to his versatility and popularity. Despite five decades of interviews, none have conveyed in detail his stories about his teenage years. Beneath Missouri Skies also reveals important details about jazz in Kansas City during the sixties and early seventies, often overlooked in histories of Kansas City jazz. Yet this time of cultural change was characterized by an outstanding level of musicianship.
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Date: May 2021
Creator: Brewer, Carolyn Glenn
Partner: UNT Libraries

Every Lash

Description: This collection’s title-as in tether, strike, eyelash, welt-is a nod to the fluidity of language and the foolish penchant we have for naming things, including ourselves. The poems refuse to navigate, choosing instead to face head-on the snares of gender, patriarchy, and parenting. In the closing environmental poems of farewell, the speaker regains communion with nature through the aging body.
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Date: 2021
Creator: Couch, Leigh Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries

American Women Report World War I: An Anthology of Their Journalism

Description: In the opening decades of the 20th century, war reporting remained one of the most well-guarded, thoroughly male bastions of journalism. However, when war erupted in Europe in August 1914, a Boston woman, Mary Boyle O’Reilly, became one of the first journalists to bring the war to American newspapers. A Saturday Evening Post journalist, Mary Roberts Rinehart, became the first journalist, of any country, of any gender, to visit the trenches. These women were only the first wave of female journalists who covered the conflict. American Women Report World War I collects more than 35 of the best of their articles and those that highlight the richness of their contribution to the history of the Great War. Editor Chris Dubbs provides section introductions for background and context to stories such as “Woman Writer Sees Horrors of Battle,” “Star Woman Runs Blockade,” and “America Meets France.” The work of female journalists focuses more squarely on individuals caught in the conflict—including themselves. It offers a valuable counterpoint to the male, horror-of-the-trenches experience and demonstrates how World War I served as a catalyst that enabled women to expand the public forum for their opinions on social and moral issues.
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Date: 2021
Creator: Dubbs, Chris
Partner: UNT Libraries

War in the Villages: The U.S. Marine Combined Action Platoons in the Vietnam War

Description: Much of the history written about the Vietnam War overlooks the U.S. Marine Corps Combined Action Platoons. These CAPs lived in the Vietnamese villages, with the difficult and dangerous mission of defending the villages from both the National Liberation Front guerrillas and the soldiers of the North Vietnamese Army. The CAPs also worked to improve living conditions by helping the people with projects, such as building schools, bridges, and irrigation systems for their fields. In War in the Villages, Ted Easterling examines how well the CAPs performed as a counterinsurgency method, how the Marines adjusted to life in the Vietnamese villages, and how they worked to accomplish their mission. The CAPs generally performed their counterinsurgency role well, but they were hampered by factors beyond their control. Most important was the conflict between the Army and the Marine Corps over an appropriate strategy for the Vietnam War, along with weakness of the government of the Republic of South Vietnam and the strategic and the tactical ability of the North Vietnamese Army. War in the Villages helps to explain how and why this potential was realized and squandered. Marines who served in the CAPs served honorably in difficult circumstances. Most of these Marines believed they were helping the people of South Vietnam, and they served superbly. The failure to end the war more favorably was no fault of theirs.
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Date: March 2021
Creator: Easterling, Ted N.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Recovering an Irish Voice from the American Frontier: The Prose Writings of Eoin Ua Cathail

Description: Recovering an Irish Voice from the American Frontier is a bilingual compilation of stories by Eoin Ua Cathail, an Irish emigrant, based loosely on his experiences in the West and Midwest. The author draws on the popular American Dime Novel genre throughout to offer unique reflections on nineteenth-century American life. As a member of a government mule train accompanying the U.S. military during the Plains Indian Wars, Ua Cathail depicts fierce encounters with Native American tribes, while also subtly commenting on the hypocrisy of many famine-era Irish immigrants who failed to recognize the parallels between their own plight and that of dispossessed Native peoples. These views are further challenged by his stories set in the upper Midwest. His writings are marked by the eccentricities and bloated claims characteristic of much American Western literature of the time, while also offering valuable transnational insights into Irish myth, history, and the Gaelic Revival movement. This bilingual volume, with facing Irish-English pages, marks the first publication of Ua Cathail’s work in both the original Irish and in translation. It also includes a foreword from historian Richard White, a comprehensive introduction by Mahoney, and a host of previously unpublished historical images.
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Date: May 2021
Creator: Ua Cathail, Eoin & Mahoney, Patrick J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Volume 8

Description: his anthology collects the ten winners of the 2020 Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest at UNT’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. First place winner: Christopher Goffard, “Detective Trapp” (Los Angeles Times) is about a complicated murder investigation and its human impact. Second place: Annie Gowen, “Left Behind: American Farm Families in Crisis during Trump’s Trade War” (The Washington Post) tells about a despairing farmer’s suicide and aftermath. Third place: Jennifer Berry Hawes and Stephen Hobbs, “It’s Time for You to Die” (Post & Courier) presents a gut-wrenching drama of America’s deadliest episode of prison violence. Runners-up include Peter Jamison, “The Confession” (The Washington Post); Mark Johnson, “House Calls and Rarest of Diseases” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel); Nestor Ramos, “At the Edge of a Warming World” (Boston Globe); Noelle Crombie, Kale Williams, and Beth Nakamura, “No Mercy” (The Oregonian); Tara Duggan and Jason Fagone, “The Fisherman’s Tale” (San Francisco Chronicle); Jenna Russell, “Brilliant, Faithful, Undaunted” (Boston Globe); and Charles Scudder, “Guardians: When Evil Came Through the Door” (Dallas Morning News).
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Date: June 2021
Creator: Reaves, Gayle
Partner: UNT Libraries

Changing Perspectives: Black-Jewish Relations in Houston during the Civil Rights Era

Description: Changing Perspectives charts the pivotal period in Houston’s history when Jewish and Black leadership eventually came together to work for positive change. This is a story of two communities, both of which struggled to claim the rights and privileges they desired. Previous scholars of Southern Jewish history have argued that Black-Jewish relations did not exist in the South. However, during the 1930s to the 1980s, Jews and Blacks in Houston interacted in diverse and oftentimes surprising ways. The distance between Houston’s Jews and Blacks diminished after changing demographics, the end of segregation, city redistricting, and the emergence of Black political power. Allison Schottenstein shows that Black-Jewish relations did exist during the Long Civil Rights Movement in Houston.
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Date: March 2021
Creator: Schottenstein, Allison E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Fort Worth Stories

Description: Fort Worth Stories is a collection of thirty-two bite-sized chapters of the city’s history. Did you know that the same day Fort Worth was mourning the death of beloved African American “Gooseneck Bill” McDonald, Dallas was experiencing a series of bombings in black neighborhoods? Or that Fort Worth almost got the largest statue to Robert E. Lee ever put up anywhere, sculpted by the same massive talent that created Mount Rushmore? Or that Fort Worth was once the candy-making capital of the Southwest and gave Hershey, Pennsylvania, a good run for its money as the sweet spot of the nation? A remarkable number of national figures have made a splash in Fort Worth, including Theodore Roosevelt while he was President; Vernon Castle, the Dance King; Dr. H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer; Harry Houdini, the escape artist; and Texas Guinan, star of the vaudeville stage and the big screen. Fort Worth Stories is illustrated with 50 photographs and drawings, many of them never before published. This collection of stories will appeal to all who appreciate the Cowtown city.
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Date: February 2021
Creator: Selcer, Richard F.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Proceedings of the International Workshop on Digital Language Archives: LangArc 2021

Description: Conference proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021. It includes 14 peer-reviewed papers that were presented at the workshop and an introduction from the workshop organizers.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Zavalina, Oksana & Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Best Practices for Information Architecture, Organization, and Retrieval in Digital Language Archives within University Institutional Repositories

Description: Article highlighting a case study about building a working digital language archive in a hosted university institutional repository. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Vann, Robert E.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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How Software Features and Linguistic Analyses Add Value to Orthographic Markup in Transcription of Multilingual Recordings for Digital Archives

Description: Article discussing the importance of accounting for language contact and discourse circumstance in orthographic transcriptions of multilingual recordings of spoken language for deposit in digital language archives (DLAs). It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Rodriguez, Enrique & Vann, Robert E.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Leveraging Digital Library Infrastructure to Build a Language Archive

Description: Article introduces the collaboration between the Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) group and the University of North Texas (UNT) Digital Library to build a series of interconnected digital collections for various language communities. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Burke, Mary; Tarver, Hannah & Zavalina, Oksana
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Emerging Role of Libraries in Language Archiving in India A Case Study of SiDHELA

Description: Article highlights the SiDHELA language archive which was developed by the Centre for Endangered Languages and the Central Library at Sikkim University. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Narayanan, Karthick & Takhellambam, Meriaba
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Linguistic Analysis, Ethical Practice, and Quality Assurance in Anonymizing Recordings of Spoken Language for Deposit in Digital Archives

Description: Article considering linguistic analyses as matters of ethical practice and quality assurance in the anonymization of recordings of spoken language for deposit in a digital language archive. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Ovalle Lopez, Diana Sofia & Vann, Robert E.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Linguistic Archives and Language Communities Questionnaire

Description: Article presenting a questionnaire designed to assess how archival materials can be made more readily available to language communities. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Khait, Ilya; Lukschy, Leonore & Seyfeddinipur, Mandana
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Challenges in Heritage Language Documentations: BraPoRus, Spoken Corpus of Heritage Russian in Brazil

Description: Article describing the BRAzilian POrtuguese RUSsian Corpus (BraPoRus), a corpus that consists of multiple speech samples of older Russian heritage speakers in Brazil, and discussing the best ways to make these data available in the forms that satisfy the requirements both for the linguistic and sociological research. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Smirnova Henriques, Anna; Skorobogatova, Aleksandra S.; Ruseishvili, Svetlana; Madureira, Sandra & Sekerina, Irina A.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Linguistic Repositories as Asset: Challenge for Sociolinguistic Approach in Brazil

Description: Article providing remarks for a management plan for Brazilian linguistic documentation repositories in order to contribute to their conservation. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Freitag, Raquel Meister Ko.
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Voter Access & Election Integrity: The 2021 Constitution Day Discussion [Flyer]

Description: Flyer for UNT's Constitution Day event for 2021 which highlights the calls for election reform being renewed around the country. The event was a moderated panel presentation with speakers Jan (Janice) Johnson, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Denton; Linnie McAdams, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Denton; and Dr. Matthew Wilson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University; and moderated by Dr. Rafe Major, University of North Texas.
Date: September 16, 2021
Creator: Borck, Catherine A.; King, Kimi L.; Henson, Brea; Sittel, Robbie & Sylve, Joshua
Partner: University of North Texas
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Poe Studies Association Online Forums: Poe in the Classroom

Description: This video features a set of presentations organized by Dr. John Edward Martin and hosted by Dr. Amy Branam Armiento on the topic of “Poe in the Classroom”, as shared during a September 2021 meeting of the Poe Studies Association as part of their monthly Online Forums sessions. In it, the presenters shared examples of how they’ve taught Poe in a variety of college classes across the curriculum The presentation is followed by a discussion with other members of the Poe Studies Association.
Date: September 17, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Martin, John Edward; Branam Armiento, Amy; Sweeney, Susan Elizabeth; Engel, William; Dern, John; Scherman, Timothy et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Voter Access & Election Integrity: The 2021 Constitution Day Discussion [Video]

Description: Video recording of UNT's Constitution Day event for 2021 which highlights the calls for election reform being renewed around the country. The event was a moderated panel presentation with speakers Jan (Janice) Johnson, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Denton; Linnie McAdams, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Denton; and Dr. Matthew Wilson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University; and moderated by Dr. Rafe Major, University of North Texas.
Date: September 16, 2021
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Johnson, Janice; McAdams, Linnie & Wilson, Matthew
Partner: University of North Texas
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Towards an Agenda for Open Language Archiving

Description: Article reporting on the first 20 years of the Open Language Archives Community (OLAC) and on an agenda leading to a more sustainable future for open language archiving. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Bird, Steven
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Collaborating with Language Community Members to Enrich Ethnographic Descriptions in a Language Archive

Description: Article describing a pilot project undertaken at the Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) which explores a collaborative archiving approach to enable language community members to tell their own stories by adding contextual information to archival materials. It was presented at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Language Archives held on September 30-October 1, 2021 as part of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2021.
Date: October 7, 2021
Creator: Burke, Mary
Partner: UNT College of Information
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