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Kurt Weill: a Song Composer in Wartime with Three Recitals of Selected Works of Mozart, Strauss, Bach, Schubert, and Others

Description: During World War II the composer Kurt Weill was in America writing for the Broadway stage. On August 27, 1943, he became an American citizen and was eager to volunteer his talent to the American war effort. Among his many wartime musical contributions are fourteen songs, all with war-related texts, which can be divided into three distinct groups: the American propaganda songs (8), the German propaganda songs (2), and the Walt Whitman songs (4). It is the purpose of this paper to present a comparative analysis of a representative group of these war songs (two from each group) in order to illustrate Weill's musical versatility. The American propaganda songs were written in a purely popular song style; sung by Broadway actors; directed toward an American audience; with texts by the Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and the Hollywood movie executive Howard Dietz. The German propaganda songs were written in a cabaret song style; sung in German by Weill's wife, Lotte Lenya; directed toward a German audience behind enemy lines; with texts by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht and the German cabaret writer Walter Mehring. The Four Walt Whitman Songs were written in a classical art song style; sung by classically trained singers; directed toward a general audience; with texts by the nineteenth-century American poet Walt Whitman. After an initial discussion of Weill's early musical training and career in Europe, his exile from Germany, his reception in America, and his contributions to the American war effort, each group of war songs is analyzed musically, textually, vocally, in reference to the audience to whom it was directed, and with regards to vocal performance practice. Comparisons and conclusions are then drawn. Kurt Weill's war songs are valuable for musical study, both in terms of examining his ability to write equally well in various ...
Date: August 1993
Creator: Wyatt, Susan Beth Masters
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Corporate Propaganda Analysis: a Case Study of Nike, Inc.

Description: This study seeks to show how Nike, Inc. has effectively followed a strategy to increase the sale of its products that can be characterized as propaganda. Regarding method, this is a qualitative study which applied the propaganda analysis plan developed by Jowett & O'Donnell (1992) to examine and describe (1) Nike's ideology, (2) corporate structure and culture, (3) purpose, (4) targeted audiences, (5) the dissemination of the propaganda, (6) techniques for increasing its effectiveness, (7) existing counterpropaganda and contradictions, and (8) the effectiveness of the campaign. The study provides evidence that Nike engages in propaganda through an organized, systematic, and deliberate attempt to influence the beliefs, attitudes, perceptions, and actions of specific audiences for the purpose of accomplishing fixed objectives.
Date: December 1998
Creator: Anderson, Christian S. (Christian Spencer)
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[News Script: Commy propaganda]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a propaganda leaflet being found on the lawn of a Fort Worth home.
Date: July 9, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Diz replies to communist lies]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about baseball player Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean working with the Dallas Jaycees organization to send recorded interviews about American life behind the iron curtain, in order to counteract Russian propaganda about the United States.
Date: February 17, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Freedom crusade program launched]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Fort Worth businessmen meeting to discuss city's annual Crusade for Freedom drive, a fundraiser benefiting the Radio Free Europe project to broadcast anti-communist propaganda behind the iron curtain.
Date: February 16, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Red propaganda flood Texas]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about mysterious communist propaganda booklets found in major cities throughout Texas, part of an American Communist Party effort to gain followers in the South.
Date: April 2, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Let the Dogs Bark: The Psychological War in Vietnam, 1960-1968

Description: Between 1960 and 1968 the United States conducted intensive psychological operations (PSYOP) in Vietnam. To date, no comprehensive study of the psychological war there has been conducted. This dissertation fills that void, describing the development of American PSYOP forces and their employment in Vietnam. By looking at the complex interplay of American, North Vietnamese, National Liberation Front (NLF) and South Vietnamese propaganda programs, a deeper understanding of these activities and the larger war emerges. The time period covered is important because it comprises the initial introduction of American PSYOP advisory forces and the transition to active participation in the war. It also allows enough time to determine the long-term effects of both the North Vietnamese/NLF and American/South Vietnamese programs. Ending with the 1968 Tet Offensive is fitting because it marks both a major change in the war and the establishment of the 4th Psychological Operations Group to manage the American PSYOP effort. This dissertation challenges the argument that the Northern/Viet Cong program was much more effective that the opposing one. Contrary to common perceptions, the North Vietnamese propaganda increasingly fell on deaf ears in the south by 1968. This study also provides support for understanding the Tet Offensive as a desperate gamble born out of knowledge the tide of war favored the Allies by mid-1967. The trend was solidly towards the government and the NLF increasingly depended on violence to maintain control. The American PSYOP forces went to Vietnam with little knowledge of the history and culture of Vietnam or experience conducting psychological operations in a counterinsurgency. As this dissertation demonstrates, despite these drawbacks, they had considerable success in the period covered. Although facing an experienced enemy in the psychological war, the U.S. forces made great strides in advising, innovating techniques, and developing equipment. I rely extensively on untapped sources ...
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Date: May 2016
Creator: Roberts, Mervyn Edwin
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Martin Luther: Mass Communicator and Propagandist

Description: This study presents a picture of Martin Luther as a pioneer in mass communications. The text is divided into four sections and the conclusion; Martin Luther: man and his world, Luther and the German printing press, propaganda devices in Luther's Primary Reformation Treatises of 1520, and, propaganda and mass communications in Luther's liturgical reforms, religious broadsides, and preaching. The final remarks pertain to Luther's effect upon the reordering of society in the Western world.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Batts, James Harold
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[News Script: Leaflets showered on cities of area]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a campaign in North Texas by the Civil Air Patrol, dropping leaflets from airplanes over towns in the area soliciting donations for the Radio Free Europe project.
Date: February 22, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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John Buchan (1875-1940) and the First World War: A Scot's Career in Imperial Britain

Description: This dissertation examines the political career of Scottish-born John Buchan (1875-1940) who, through the avenue of the British Empire, formed political alliances that enabled him to enter into the power circles of the British government. Buchan's involvement in governmental service is illustrative of the political and financial advantages Scots sought in Imperial service. Sources include Buchan's published works, collections of correspondence, personal papers, and diaries in the holdings of the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. Letters and other documents pertaining to Buchan's life and career are also available in the Beaverbrook papers, Lloyd George papers, and Strachey papers at the House of Lords Record Office, London, and in the Liddle Hart Collection at King's College, London. Documents concerning Buchan's association with the War Cabinet, the Foreign Office, and the Department of Information are among those preserved at the Public Record Office, London. References to Buchan's association with the British Expeditionary Force in France are included in the holdings of the Intelligence Corps Museum, Ashford, Kent. The study is arranged chronologically, and discusses Buchan's Scottish heritage, his education, his assignment on Lord Alfred Milner's staff in South Africa, and his appointment as Director of the Department of Information during World War I. The study devotes particular attention to Buchan's leadership of the Department of Information, a propaganda arm of the British government during the First World War. Buchan consolidated independent branches of propaganda production and distribution, and coordinated the integration of information provided by the British Foreign Office, War Office, and the Department of Information's Intelligence Bureau to forward Britain's propaganda effort. The study also considers his literary contributions, his Parliamentary service, and, when raised to the peerage as Lord Tweedsmuir of Elsfield, his royal commission as Governor-General of Canada. This dissertation concludes that, while pursuing an imperial career, John Buchan ...
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Date: December 1999
Creator: Mann, Georgia A.
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[News Script: Help wanted]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a drive by the U.S. State Department in Dallas to recruit personnel to combat Soviet propaganda abroad.
Date: January 5, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: General doubts Red peace moves]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a retired Air Force General, Albert C. Wedemeyer, stopping in Dallas to make a statement about Facts Forum, an alleged propaganda machine.
Date: January 14, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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Zapluty karzeł reakcji

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a man with large ears, spectacles and spewing from his mouth. The words Zapluty karzeł reakcji are underneath the figure. The words and image are in black on a white ground.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

RTPD 20 zł

Description: Postage stamp depicting a young female in the center. At the top of the stamp are the letters RTPD and in the lower section, the denomination of the stamp, 20 złoty. The stamp is printed in all blue on a cream paper.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wesolego 1987 Zyczy Solidarność Ciagle Młody

Description: Postcard used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting best wishes for the year 1987. The words wesolego 1987 zyczy solidarność ciagle młody are in red on a brownish tan background. The year, 1987, is depicted with people forming the shapes of the numbers.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

1987 ZYJ GODNIE! Solidarność nie pije

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting five figures in reddish orange silhouette. The figure on the far left is chimpanzee like and the next four figures evolve to man. The man at the front of the line is holding a flower in one hand and his other hand holds up two fingers.
Date: 1980/1990
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Grudzien 1983. Solidarność

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting a large group of upraised arms in black silhouette. Each of the hands is holding up two fingers. In the black sky above the crowd is a large white star with rays radiating from it. Across the bottom, the red portion contains the word Solidarność and a crest.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Victorian Ideology and British Children's Literature, 1870-1914

Description: In many nations, children's literature is a propaganda element for society. The structure of society, both real and imagined, and the composition of the immature mind make children's literature, both good and bad, a method by which to shape future citizens. Through studying the literature of a particular period and in one country, the relationship between children's literature and the history of the times and the ideals of the adults of that age is made clearer. Literature for the young is a record of the spirit of the times.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Trugman, Ann
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Wesołych Świąt. Niech przemówią wreszcie ludzkim głosem!

Description: Poster used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicts a Christmas message, in Polish, across the top portion. A yellow star floats in the dark blue ground. Beneath are two figures, one resembles a donkey wearing sunglasses and the other a elephant or a man with huge ears. The two figures appear to be behind a trough, in red.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Kościoły Lwowa: Herb Lwowa, Polska; Katedra Ormianska, Polska; Katedra Łacińska, Polska; Katedra Unicka, Polska

Description: Postage stamps used in the Polish Solidarity movement during the 1980s depicting churches in the once Polish town of Lwowa, Poland, now L'viv, Ukraine. The background is silver with black depictions for the church structures and the crest. The words, Poczta Solidarność [Solidarity Stamp], are in red at the bottom of each stamp.
Date: 1980/1990
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design