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Understanding China's Political System

Description: This report is designed to provide Congress with a perspective on the contemporary political system of China, the only Communist Party-led state in the G-20 grouping of major economies. China's Communist Party dominates state and society in China, is committed to maintaining a permanent monopoly on power, and is intolerant of those who question its right to rule.
Date: January 31, 2013
Creator: Lawrence, Susan V. & Martin, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Visiting governor]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Fort Worth YMCA celebrating the organization's 100th birthday with dinner and guest speakers.
Date: March 8, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Ex-ambassador to Russia in Dallas]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Admiral Alan Goodrich Kirk, previous United Stated Ambassador to Russia, arriving in Dallas to address the Dallas Council on World Affairs.
Date: March 17, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Gilmore warns of red tricks]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about newspaper correspondent Eddy Gilmore coming back to the United States from an eleven-year stay in Russia. Gilmore expressed distrust of Russia and its Communist regime.
Date: September 16, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Senator McCarthy]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Joseph McCarthy arriving in Dallas and avoiding reporters.
Date: June 3, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: NAACP]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the NAACP facing heated opposition in Longview, Texas and being forced to move its state convention to Dallas.
Date: November 1, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Understanding China's Political System

Description: This report provides an overview of contemporary PRC (People's Republic of China) politics by analyzing the main institutional actors and their interactions. The goal is not so much to provide the definitive study of the current political dynamics in China, but to offer a framework for examining and understanding PRC politics as they play out with respect to particular policies or issues.
Date: December 31, 2009
Creator: Dumbaugh, Kerry & Martin, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Understanding China's Political System

Description: This report provides an overview of contemporary PRC (People's Republic of China) politics by analyzing the main institutional actors and their interactions. The goal is not so much to provide the definitive study of the current political dynamics in China, but to offer a framework for examining and understanding PRC politics as they play out with respect to particular policies or issues.
Date: April 14, 2010
Creator: Martin, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A comparison of Petar Christoskov’s Op. 1 and Op. 24 Caprices for Solo Violin: The effect of the changing Bulgarian political climate on his compositional style.

Description: Bulgaria, though a fairly small Eastern European country, boasts an ancient history of folk traditions and music; however, very few notated works exist due to the people's primitive lifestyle throughout Bulgaria's history. Singing and dancing as well as creating instruments from wood and animal skin were considered an integral part of everyday life, equal to cooking, sewing, herding, or farming; in fact, one almost always accompanied the other. Thus, more than 1500 years of folklore was orally passed on and preserved generation after generation; however, nothing was notated until only very recently when Bulgarians realized the cultural and national value of their history. After the liberation from Ottoman Rule (1453-1877) a nationalist movement spread throughout the Balkan countries, which resulted in the emergence of Bulgarian composers. Music and songs from the local folk traditions evolved, developed, and - with notation - became the foundation for the vocal and instrumental music of the so-called first generation of Bulgarian composers. Around the turn of the century, many Bulgarian artists and musicians traveled to Western Europe (mostly Austria, Germany, and Russia) and upon their return, their artistic output created an original mixture of Bulgarian national folk with influences from Western classical music. After World War II, Bulgaria became one of the countries governed by the Communist regime, which restricted all travel to and contact with the West, including cultural influences from the West. Gradually, as the Communist regime became less controlling until it dissolved completely in 1989, restrictions on music and culture started to lift. Petar Christoskov (1917-2006), considered part of the second generation of Bulgarian composers, began his compositional career immediately after returning from Germany to a communist-ruled Bulgaria. His first opus was the set of 12 Caprices for Solo Violin (1953, formerly known as Concert Etudes in Folk Style); they have ...
Date: May 2016
Creator: Vassileva, Veronika
Partner: UNT Libraries

Congressional Legislation as a Remedy to Prevent Communist Influence of Labor Unions and Union Officials

Description: The United States and other nations of the free world are presently engaged in a life and death struggle. This conflict is between democracy and Communism--freedom versus slavery. In the classical definition of war, opponents and battlefields were readily defined, but in this "Cold War" conventional arms are only a part of the over-all battle plan. The persistent effort of the Communists to infiltrate and dominate the American labor movement is one of these battlefields. Domination and control of labor unions has been a primary goal of the Communist Party in the United States. In recent years, the power of organized labor has demonstrated its strength throughout our national economy. Labor organizations have the power to create, in this country, a state of national emergency. The problem is how this power can be controlled and protected for the American worker.
Date: January 1963
Creator: Doss, Cecil B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Script: Turncoats in Dallas]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about two ex-GIs who served in the Korean War returning to Dallas and facing questions posed by newsmen.
Date: November 16, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: United Nations]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a meeting of the Dallas Council on World Affairs concerning U. S. foreign policy in the far east.
Date: November 15, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Mongolia: Political and Economic Status

Description: This report provides background information on Mongolia, including political and economic conditions, the status of U.S.-Mongolian political and economic relations, and key security and foreign policy issues.
Date: May 3, 2006
Creator: Dumbaugh, Kerry & Morrison, Wayne M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cuba After Fidel Castro: U.S. Policy Implications and Approaches

Description: In the new context of Fidel’s transfer of power, there are two broad policy approaches to contend with political change in Cuba: a stay-the-course or status-quo approach that would maintain the U.S. dual-track policy of isolating the Cuban government while providing support to the Cuban people; and an approach aimed at influencing the Cuban government and Cuban society through increased contact and engagement.
Date: August 23, 2006
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cuba After Fidel Castro: U.S. Policy Implications and Approaches

Description: In the new context of Fidel’s transfer of power, there are two broad policy approaches to contend with political change in Cuba: a stay-the-course or status-quo approach that would maintain the U.S. dual-track policy of isolating the Cuban government while providing support to the Cuban people; and an approach aimed at influencing the Cuban government and Cuban society through increased contact and engagement.
Date: September 1, 2006
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Scandals

Description: This video was created from a digitized 35 mm filmstrip and vinyl record used by the National Republican Congressional Committee in their campaign for Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon in the 1952 presidential election. The presentation tallies cases of "dishonesty and corruption" under President Harry S. Truman in the departments Agriculture, Internal Revenue Services, Defense, Justice, Commerce, State, Treasury, and Interior. The presentation also discusses scandal and corruption in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), the United States Post Office, the Federal Housing Agency, Office of Price Stabilization, Veteran's Administration, Maritime Commission, Atomic Energy Commission, and the Democratic National Committee. The presentation argues that gambling, drug use, and juvenile delinquency can be traced back to the White House and lists numerous people associated with the Truman administration and Democratic National Committee who have been involved in scandal and corruption including Tom Pendergast, Harry Vaughan, Matthew Connelly, William M. Boyle, Jr., James P. Finnegan, Loretta Young, Frank Erickson, and Alger Hiss.
Date: 1952
Creator: National Republican Congressional Committee
Partner: UNT Media Library

Cuba: Issues for the 109th Congress

Description: This report, which will be updated regularly, examines issues in U.S.-Cuban relations and tracks legislative initiatives on Cuba in the 109th Congress. The 109th Congress will likely continue an active interest in Cuba concerning human rights, debate over economic sanctions (especially on travel), food and agricultural exports to Cuba, terrorism issues, Radio and TV Marti, bilateral anti-drug cooperation, and migration issues.
Date: August 31, 2006
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cuba: Issues for the 109th Congress

Description: This report, which will be updated regularly, examines issues in U.S.-Cuban relations and tracks legislative initiatives on Cuba in the 109th Congress. The 109th Congress will likely continue an active interest in Cuba concerning human rights, debate over economic sanctions (especially on travel), food and agricultural exports to Cuba, terrorism issues, Radio and TV Marti, bilateral anti-drug cooperation, and migration issues.
Date: August 8, 2006
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Comparison and Analysis of Western and Chinese Views of the Economic History of China

Description: The purpose of the present study is to compare and to analyze the responses of two opposing groups of writers to the following questions. First, did a capitalistic stage of development occur in China? Second, what factors or conditions are responsible for the retardation or absence of capitalism? One group of writers is composed of Western social scientists, and the other of Chinese Communist writers.
Date: January 1967
Creator: Leung, Kwok-wing
Partner: UNT Libraries