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dc.contributor.advisorTyrrell, Sarah, advisoren
dc.contributor.authorGriffeath, Kristin
dc.date.issued2011-08-26
dc.date.submitted2011 Summeren
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on August 26, 2011en
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Sarah Tyrrellen
dc.descriptionVitaen
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 126-135)en
dc.descriptionThesis (M.M.)--Conservatory of Music and Dance. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011en
dc.description.abstractDuring World War I the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI) sponsored a national culture of war in posters, speeches, and films. Against this war-soaked cultural backdrop, the sheet music industry echoed the pervasive messages of the CPI, often using images of women to appeal to the American people. Connections between sheet music and CPI poster themes reflect the cultural dominance of war messages, and themes from various CPI-sponsored materials recur as motifs in the era's sheet music. The sheet music covers, lyrics, and musical cues reinforced prototypical roles for women during the war (from angelic nurses to flirtatious tomboy recruits) as established in the poster art, revealing a gendered cultural code. By purchasing sheet music and carrying it into their homes, American citizens literally bought into the war propaganda, heeding the siren call of the female imagery in CPI advertising to invest materially and emotionally in the war effort. Analysis of cover art, titles, lyrics, and musical examples highlights the use of archetypal images of women from poster and advertising traditions, suggesting that the sheet music industry was an unofficial partner of the CPI.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Motherhood and war -- Sister Susie sews at home -- The girls they left behind -- Angels and madonnas -- Red Cross girlies and Salvation lassies -- The American girl vs. the French fling -- Columbia, the Amazon warrior --Joan of Arc -- Conclusionen
dc.format.extentviii, 136 pagesen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/11459
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Music title pagesen
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Propagandaen
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and musicen
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Committee on Public Informationen
dc.subject.lcshWorld War, 1914-1918 -- Womenen
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Musicen
dc.titleWar sirens: how the sheet music industry sold World War Ien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusiceng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en


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