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Goering's Boys in Blue: The Luftwaffe Field Divisions, 1942-1945

Description: The Luftwaffe Field Divisions have remained on the periphery of World War II historiography for over seventy years, overshadowed by the myth of German military excellence during the conflict. The Heer is still known for lightning-quick attacks, brutal firepower, ably trained soldiers, and formidable success on the battlefield; an army of almost faceless, remorseless pain that grimly and efficiently faced down the Allies until the very end. Only recently, flaws have begun opening in this pristine picture as historians have examined how quickly the quality of the German army deteriorated from 1942-onward. Despite the vast landscape of scholarship on the war and the recent historical analysis of the weaknesses the Germans suffered, serious study on the creation and management of the Luftwaffe Field Divisions has been sparse. What has been written about them since 1945 has done little to offer a full picture of the units, their creation, or their significance to the German war effort. The purpose of this study was to fulfill this need by answering the necessary questions about the divisions, provide a complete history of the units, and place the LwFDs properly within the historiography of the Second World War.
Date: May 2022
Creator: Stout, Michael John
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The 2001 Economic Recession: How Long, How Deep, and How Different From the Past?

Description: From Summary: "This report examines the 2001 recession and the recessions of the previous three decades in detail. It gives a brief overview of the other post-war recessions. It outlines the fiscal and monetary policy response to each recession."
Date: August 25, 2003
Creator: Labonte, Marc & Makinen, Gail
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thomas E. Dewey, November 1, 1944; Franklin Delano Roosevelt, November 4, 1944

Description: Side 1 contains a presidential campaign speech by Republican nominee Thomas E. Dewey, introduced by Ford Bond for a paid program on the Mutual network. Side 2 contains a presidential campaign speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Boston, in his final major appearance before Election Day.
Date: {1944-11-01,1944-11-04}
Duration: 54 minutes 31 seconds
Creator: Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 & Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Thomas E. Dewey, October 3, 1944

Description: Recording of a presidential campaign speech by Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey. Dewey is introduced by announcer Ford Bond.
Date: October 3, 1944
Duration: 14 minutes
Creator: Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Joseph C. Harsch, The Meaning of the News; Fulton Lewis, Jr.; Charles Lewis

Description: Side 1 contains Joseph C. Harsch's program, The Meaning of the News, a CBS program, followed by Fulton Lewis, Jr., who broadcast on the Mutual Network. Side 2 contains another program by Fulton Lewis, Jr., and another where Charles Lewis substitutes for Fulton, Lewis, Jr.
Date: 1945-01~
Duration: 38 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Harsch, Joseph C. (Joseph Close), 1905-; Lewis, Fulton, 1903-1966 & Lewis, Charles
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Elmer Davis and the News, July 19, 1941

Description: This program features Davis' commentary on the news and world events, particularly the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, as well as the situation in the Philippines and Japan, and Nazi interests in South America. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally on KOMA.
Date: July 19, 1941
Duration: 14 minutes 35 seconds
Creator: Davis, Elmer, 1890-1958
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Statler Hotel, September 23, 1944; Thomas E. Dewey

Description: Side 1 contains a presidential campaign speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Statler Hotel in Washington, D.C. Roosevelt is introduced by Daniel J. Tobin of the Teamsters Union. Side 2 contains a presidential campaign speech by Republican nominee Thomas E. Dewey
Date: September 23, 1944
Duration: 40 minutes 03 seconds
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 & Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Elmer Davis and the News, July 1941

Description: Recording of two episodes of Elmer Davis and the News. Side 1 is dated July 5, 1941; side 2 is undated. This program features Davis' commentary on the news and world events, particularly the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union at this time. This recording appears to have been copied from a tape, and artifacts of tape recording, such as initial speed irregularities, are present. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally on KOMA, which station identification at the end of Side 2 confirms.
Date: July 1941
Duration: 29 minutes 48 seconds
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Thomas E. Dewey

Description: Side 1 contains the continuation of a presidential campaign speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the Statler Hotel in Washington, D.C. Side 2 contains a presidential campaign speech by Republican nominee Thomas E. Dewey.
Date: September 23, 1944
Duration: 38 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 & Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Clifton Utley, September 12, 1941; Elmer Davis and the News

Description: Track 1 contains Clifton Utley reading the news, sponsored by Skelly Oil, a day after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech on freedom of the seas. Utley is followed by local programing from Oklahoma City station WKY, with reference to a WKY listening post for German shortwave radio. Track 2 contains a weekly summary of news from CBS, followed by Elmer Davis and the News, which was broadcast locally in Oklahoma City on KOMA. This recording appears to have been copied from a tape, and artifacts of tape recording, such as speed irregularities, are present.
Date: 1941-09~
Duration: 34 minutes 52 seconds
Creator: Utley, Clifton M. (Clifton Maxwell), 1904-1978 & Davis, Elmer, 1890-1958
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Kaltenborn Edits the News, August 12 and 13, 1941

Description: This disc contains two episodes of H.V. Kaltenborn Edits the News, as broadcast on NBC's "Red" network. Kaltenborn speaks about the situation at the time regarding the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union (particularly Russia and Ukraine), as well as developments in Japan and East Asia. In Oklahoma City, this program was broadcast locally from WKY. The end of side 2 notes that WKY broadcast from the Skirvin Tower Hotel. This disc also contains commentary from the apparent compiler of the recordings, Gwynne Raymond.
Date: {1941-08-12,1941-08-13}
Duration: 25 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Kaltenborn, H. v. (Hans), 1878-1965
Partner: UNT Music Library
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News bulletin from Luzon, Philippines; Upton Close; Cedric Foster; John Daly; Joseph C. Harsch

Description: Recording of multiple news programs from various networks: A news bulletin from Luzon, in the Philippines; Upton Close, World Parade (NBC, WKY); Cedric Foster (Mutual, KOCY); John Daly, The World Today (CBS, KOMA); Joseph C. Harsch, The Meaning of the News (CBS, KOMA).
Date: February 4, 1945
Duration: 47 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Close, Upton, 1894-1960; Foster, Cedric & Daly, John Charles, 1914-1991
Partner: UNT Music Library
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt "Navy Day" speech, part 1; Fulton Lewis, Jr.

Description: Side 1 contains the first part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's "Navy Day" speech on October 27, 1941. Side 2 begins with the song "Cielito Lindo," followed by Fulton Lewis Jr. reporting from Wichita, Kansas via station KFBI, sponsored by Oklahoma City Federal Savings and Loan.
Date: October 27, 1941
Duration: 30 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 & Lewis, Fulton, 1903-1966
Partner: UNT Music Library

Oral History Interview with Ralph O. Robinson, January 17, 1997

Description: Transcript of an interview with Ralph Robinson, a scientist, engineer, and physicist, concerning his role in the development of the proximity fuse in World War II. Robinson discusses his education and technical training, employment with the Office of Scientific Research and Development in 1942, technical aspects of developing proximity fuse, the practical applications of the proximity fuse in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean Theaters, and offers comments about the roles of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, and Vannevar Bush. Appendix includes photograph of Ralph Robinson.
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Date: January 17, 1997
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Robinson, Ralph O.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Archaeological and Biological Analysis of World War II Shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico: Artificial Reef Effect in Deep Water

Description: The objective of this research is to find, identify, and study each vessel that was a casualty of German U-boats. The second point of their research is to determine the biological effects of the boats on the environment.
Date: April 2007
Creator: Church, R.; Warren, D.; Cullimore, R.; Johnston, L.; Schroeder, W.; Patterson, W. et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: A Compilation of Selected Materials and a Selected Bibliography

Description: This report provides a selection of excerpts of periodical articles and Congressional documents related to the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii attack on Dec. 7, 1941, as well as a bibliography of selected books related to the attack.
Date: October 1970
Creator: Lenhart, Warren & Renshawe, Michael L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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