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The Broad, Toiling Masses In All The Continents: Anticolonial Activists And The Atlantic Charter, Mark Reeves May 2014

The Broad, Toiling Masses In All The Continents: Anticolonial Activists And The Atlantic Charter, Mark Reeves

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The 1941 Atlantic Charter’s references to self-determination galvanized anticolonial nationalists during the Second World War. These activists used the principles enumerated in the Atlantic Charter to frame their demands. This thesis examines three cases in the broader global context during the war, from vastly different colonial and wartime situations: British-ruled India, French-ruled Syria, and the U.S.- ruled Philippines. Across these different situations, anticolonial nationalists used the Atlantic Charter in an attempt to legitimate their own projects. This thesis shows that the elite nationalist movements examined here used a common rhetoric from the Charter, but in variable ways. Each ...


African Agency In The Rally Of French Equatorial Africa, August-November 1940, Mark Reeves May 2012

African Agency In The Rally Of French Equatorial Africa, August-November 1940, Mark Reeves

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

From August to November 1940, the territories of French Equatorial Africa rallied to Charles de Gaulle’s self-proclaimed Free French government in London, rather than the Vichy government set up after the German defeat of France in June. While this episode concerns European actions in European-ruled colonies, African actors pervade the story, especially as soldiers. Africans constituted the indirect audience of all the rallies by living in the territories whose policies were affected. Africans served as actors in the role of soldiers. As soldiers, African actors exhibited agency both in actions taken during operations and by their presence in the ...


Promoting Unity Through Propaganda: How The British Government Utilized Posters During The Second World War, Elizabeth Tate Goins Dec 2011

Promoting Unity Through Propaganda: How The British Government Utilized Posters During The Second World War, Elizabeth Tate Goins

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Comprised of four separate countries, the United Kingdom is a state unlike any other. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have distinct identities, which has been a cause for discord throughout British history. However, during the Second World War the Ministry of Information, under the guidance of the Conservative government and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, launched a poster-based propaganda campaign aimed towards unifying the UK under a common national self-identity. By emphasizing shared qualities such as resilience, pragmatism, humor, patriotism and even the concept of unity itself, the Ministry of Information fostered a sense of national self-identity with the ...


Kleijnen, Maria Jozefina, 1926-2010 (Mss 353), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2011

Kleijnen, Maria Jozefina, 1926-2010 (Mss 353), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 353. Correspondence of Maria Jozefina "Mia" Kleijnen and her family in the Netherlands with the Grise family of Bowling Green, Kentucky. She writes of family matters, conditions in the Netherlands following World War II, and of Dutch life and customs. Also included are letters to the Grises from other European correspondents.


Logan, Anne (Sc 1637), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2008

Logan, Anne (Sc 1637), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1637. Letter from Anne Logan, Frankfort, Germany, to her family detailing a furlough to London during which time she was entertained by Eleanor Roosevelt and attended the unveiling of a statue of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Grosvenor Square.


Schmitt, Kimberly Anne (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2001

Schmitt, Kimberly Anne (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scan of paper (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Folklife Archives Project 84 titled “A Life History of Mania Ritter” which includes interviews conducted by Schmitt with John and Mania Ritter. Mania Ritter discusses her Russian heritage, her experiences in French boarding schools and her life in France during World War II. Includes indexes, interviews on cassette tapes, transcriptions, as well as a paper describing a portion of the interviews. The interviews have been digitized and are in the WKU Sound Archives. The transcripts

are also located in TopSCHOLAR.


Interview With Mania Ivanov Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 1988

Interview With Mania Ivanov Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Mania Ivanov Ritter conducted by Kimberly Anne Schmitt on 13 May 1988. From folk studies student project concerning Ritter discussing her Russian heritage, her experiences in French boarding schools and her life in France during World War II.


Interview With John Arthur Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 1988

Interview With John Arthur Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with John Arthur Ritter conducted by Kimberly Anne Schmitt on 11 May 1988. From folk studies student project concerning his wife Mania Ritter discussing her Russian heritage, her experiences in French boarding schools and her life in France during World War II.


Interview With Mania Ivanov Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 1988

Interview With Mania Ivanov Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Mania Ivanov Ritter conducted by Kimberly Anne Schmitt on 10 May 1988. From folk studies student project concerning Ritter discussing her Russian heritage, her experiences in French boarding schools and her life in France during World War II.


Interview With Mania Ivanov Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 1988

Interview With Mania Ivanov Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Mania Ivanov Ritter conducted by Kimberly Anne Schmitt on 4 March 1988. From folk studies student project concerning Ritter discussing her Russian heritage, her experiences in French boarding schools and her life in France during World War II.


Interview With Mania Ivanov Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 1988

Interview With Mania Ivanov Ritter (Fa 84), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Oral Histories

Transcription of interview with Mania Ivanov Ritter conducted by Kimberly Anne Schmitt on 18 February 1988. From folk studies student project concerning Ritter discussing her Russian heritage, her experiences in French boarding schools and her life in France during World War II.


Ua3/2/4 This America Of Ours, Paul Garrett Jan 1941

Ua3/2/4 This America Of Ours, Paul Garrett

WKU Archives Records

Speech delivered by Paul Garrett at unidentified meeting.