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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1950. Department of Secondary Education.


Copyright 1950, the author. Used by permission.


This thesis looks at a program established three years prior to the writing of this thesis.The program was a joint effort between the United Nations Department of Public Information and The State of Nebraska as an experiment in providing information about the United Nations to the public.Specifically the author surveyed the programs nature, its extent and, in some respects, its effectiveness.

The data gathered was grouped for analysis into two main areas: (1) communicative, and (2) organizational.The communicative area includes the data from newspapers, radio stations, and libraries; while the organizational area presents the data from Nebraska schools and certain of the state-wide civic, business, and professional organizations.

Several conclusions were drawn from the study. Chief among them was that a favorable attitude emerged toward the United Nations and the establishment of an educational and informational program about its work and activities.This attitude was not true three years before the program was established in Nebraska.

Advisor: Frank E. Sorenson