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[A children's play at Westcliff Elementary]

Description: Photograph of a children's play at Westcliff Elementary school in Fort Worth, Texas. A young boy in an Uncle Sam costume stands on a stage and holds up a microphone to a boy in black-face makeup. Seven more young boys, also in black-face makeup, sit in a row of metal chairs behind them. A large line drawing of a paddle wheel boat hangs on the curtain behind them. Dark, velvet curtains hang on either side of the small wooden stage.
Date: [1950..1965]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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France and the United States: Borrowed and Shared National Symbols

Description: This thesis analyzes and demonstrates the similarities and differences between some of the national symbols of France and the United States. This includes the shared and borrowed aspects of each one and the ways in which each culture is reflected through, and built around them. The flags, national anthems, and several national icons such as France's Marianne and Uncle Sam are discussed. This analysis deals with the historical contexts and cultural meanings of the symbols, showing the changes each has undertaken in form and in national and international importance. Through the study of national symbols, this thesis reveals the similarities along with the differences between the two nations, which are often perceived as being highly dissimilar and even opposing in belief systems, cultures, and histories.
Date: May 2011
Creator: Crawford, Katlyn Marie
Partner: UNT Libraries

[A children's play at Westcliff Elementary, 2]

Description: Photograph of a children's play at Westcliff Elementary school in Fort Worth, Texas. Six young boys in black-face makeup sit in a row of metal chairs at the back of a stage. A boy in an Uncle Sam costume sits in the center chair. Two more boys in black-face makeup stand in front of them, facing the right. A large line drawing of a paddle wheel boat hangs on the curtain behind them. Dark, velvet curtains hang on either side of the small wooden stage. A Texas flag stands on the right.
Date: [1950..1965]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Patriotic Toasts, cover]

Description: Photograph of the cover of "Patriotic Toasts" by Fred Emerson Brooks, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover is striped with red at the top, white in the middle and blue at the bottom. The title is over it in big black letters with the author in the bottom right corner in red lettering. This edition of Patriotic Toasts was published in 1917 by Forbes and Company in Chicago. Each page has a lithographic decorative blue border surrounding the printed text, and the dense cardboard cover contains a stoic depiction of Uncle Sam carrying an American flag, reinforcing the book’s self-proclaimed patriotism. The author, Fred Emerson Brooks, a popular 19th century poet, wrote several books of “toasts” – short poems likely meant to be read aloud in social gatherings. A notice in the back of this volume advertises Brooks’s other publications, including the comically titled Cream Toasts and Buttered Toasts, with a series of quotes from major newspapers attesting to Brooks’s sparkling wit. The collection of poems in this book captures the vigor of the American spirit at the time of its entry into World War I. Poems such as “Old Glory” and “Liberty’s Banner” are dense with the nationalist rhetoric that would eventually lose much of its appeal in the years to come. Other poems, like “To Our Own Good Germans,” exemplify the propagandizing attempts to vilify the people of Germany. When reading these poems, one can easily envision the host of a dinner party at the turn of the 20th century lifting his glass at the end of a spirited speech.
Date: September 23, 2016
Creator: Sylve, Joshua
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Tax return forms]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: April 1977
Duration: 2 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Vita]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: February 19, 1984, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 14 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: West End]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: July 4, 1992, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 50 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Keep 'em flying! : presented by the United States Army Recruiting Service.

Description: An optical illusion. From far away, the image looks like a portrait of Uncle Sam. A close-up view reveals a grouping of images depicting the war effort, including a soldier, a sailor, a pilot, a smelter worker, a scientist, a nurse, a farmer, factories with smokestacks, a battleship, the U.S. Capitol building, and U.S. flags. In the lower left corner is the text of a poem by Jack Childs.
Date: 1941
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967 & Childs, Jack
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Luncheon]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: January 15, 1952
Duration: 1 minute
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Government books]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: November 16, 1981, 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 38 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Defend American freedom: it's everybody's job.

Description: Uncle Sam has removed his top hat and is putting on a workman's cap. His jacket is draped over his left shoulder and he is wearing striped overalls over a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Along the bottom of the poster is the silhouette of an industrial landscape.
Date: 1942
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

I need your skill in a war job!

Description: Top half of poster features a black & white drawing of Uncle Sam pointing at the viewer; the bottom half is a gray text box listing numerous trades and urging the reader to seek work in them to support the war effort.
Date: 1943
Creator: Flagg, James Montgomery, 1877-1960
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defend your country : enlist now in the United States Army.

Description: A color poster of a frowning Uncle Sam with his jacket and top hat on the floor at his feet. He rolls up his sleeves with one hand, and with his other hand is clenched into a fist. Directly behind him is a flying bald eagle and the sun. The background design is a stars-and-stripes motif and the image is designed to appear as if it is mounted on posts.
Date: 1943
Creator: Woodburn, Tom B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hit 'em with Copper, Zinc, Lead

Description: Black and white cartoon of Uncle Sam and a miner. Miner: "Gosh, I would like to take a crack at those Japs!" Uncle Sam: "You're doin' it every day - with every ton of ore you mine to make tanks, planes and guns"
Date: 1942
Creator: Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Making America strong : how American shipyards are winning the race against time to build our Navy.

Description: Black & white chart describes how shipbuilding has become quicker during wartime. It features comic-book style drawings of a shipyard, a large ship at sea, and Uncle Sam changing from his decorated top hat to a worker's cap.
Date: 1942?
Creator: National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Clip: Outreach]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: July 7, 1982, 5:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 49 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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