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Monuments and Memorials Authorized and Completed Under the Commemorative Works Act in the District of Columbia

Description: This report describes memorials built under the authority of the Commemorative Works Act (CWA) of 1986 in the District of Columbia. It contains a catalog of the 19 authorized works that have been completed and dedicated since 1986. For each memorial, the report provides a rationale for each authorized work, as expressed by a Member of Congress, as well as the statutory authority for its creation; and identifies the group or groups which sponsored the commemoration, the memorial's location, and the dedication date. A picture of each work is also included. The Appendix includes a map showing each completed memorial's location.
Date: November 17, 2017
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monuments and Memorials in the District of Columbia: Analysis and Options for Proposed Exemptions to the Commemorative Works Act

Description: This report focuses on options for Congress for three types of exemptions to the Commemorative Works Act (CWA, 40 U.S.C. ยงยง8901-8909): siting works, donor recognition, and the placement and status of museums, which are generally not considered commemorative works.
Date: September 24, 2013
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monuments and Memorials Authorized Under the Commemorative Works Acts in the District of Columbia: Current Development of In-Progress and Lapsed Works

Description: This report describes monuments and memorials under construction or in planning in the District of Columbia that were authorized under the Commemorative Works Act of 1986. It provides a status update on 12 in-progress memorials and 4 memorials with lapsed authorizations. For each monument or memorial, the report provides a rationale for the work as expressed in the Congressional Record or a House or Senate committee report; its statutory authority; the group or groups sponsoring the commemoration; and the memorial's location (or proposed location), if known. A picture or rendering of each work is also included, when available.
Date: November 17, 2017
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Walhalla

Description: A view of the Danube River is visible beneath the memorial temple on its massive foundation.
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Date: 1830/1842
Creator: Klenze, Leo von
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Walhalla

Description: The exterior view of the facade is shown in a dramatic upward view and includes the massive stairs, columns and sculpted pediment.
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Date: 1830/1842
Creator: Klenze, Leo von
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Walhalla

Description: This view shows the massive Doric columns and the expansive view into the countryside from inside the temple.
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Date: 1830/1842
Creator: Klenze, Leo von
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Walhalla

Description: The interior of the memorial temple is shown with its many attendant sculptures, busts and portraits of notable Germans.
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Date: 1830/1842
Creator: Klenze, Leo von
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Walhalla

Description: The memorial building is viewed in the great distance.
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Date: 1830/1842
Creator: Klenze, Leo von
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Monuments and Memorials Authorized Under the Commemorative Works Act in the District of Columbia: Current Development of In-Progress and Lapsed Works

Description: This report provides a status update on 13 in-progress memorials and 4 memorials with lapsed authorizations. For each monument or memorial, the report provides a rationale for the work as expressed in the Congressional Record or a House or Senate committee report; its statutory authority; the group or groups sponsoring the commemoration; and the memorial's location (or proposed location), if known. A picture or rendering of each work is also included, when available.
Date: April 24, 2018
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Monuments and Memorials Authorized and Completed Under the Commemorative Works Act in the District of Columbia

Description: This report contains a catalog of the 18 authorized works that have been completed and dedicated since 1986. For each memorial, the report provides a rationale for each authorized work, as expressed by a Member of Congress, as well as the statutory authority for its creation; and identifies the group or groups which sponsored the commemoration, the memorial's location, and the dedication date. A picture of each work is also included.
Date: October 9, 2014
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Confederate Symbols: Relation to Federal Lands and Programs

Description: This report focuses primarily on Confederate symbols administered by three federal entities-- NPS, the VA, and DOD. Each of these entities manages multiple sites or programs that involve Confederate symbols. The report begins with a discussion of recent legislative proposals, and then discusses the agencies' current policies with respect to Confederate symbols, along with issues for Congress.
Date: September 20, 2017
Creator: Comay, Laura B.; Szymendara, Scott D.; Torreon, Barbara Salazar; DeBruyne, Nese F. & Hanson, Laura A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

Description: Portion of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in New Mexico, including the walkway and entrance, with a winding wall and totem plaques.
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Date: 1968
Creator: Luna, Ted & Westphall, Victor
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Lillian Disney Memorial Fountain

Description: A close view of the fountain shows its petals filled with water. The shards of Delft china are visible in this close view.
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Date: 2003~
Creator: Gehry, Frank Owen
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Lillian Disney Memorial Fountain

Description: The close view of the sculpture shows the individual pieces of Delft china shards as well as the inscription, "A rose for Lilly. Frank Gehry's tribute to Lillian Disney. A gift of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren."
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Date: 2003~
Creator: Gehry, Frank Owen
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design