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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1723-2006
(Bulk: 1967-2006)
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Extent: 79 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
title
Gotham Book Mart records
creator
Gotham Book Mart.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
79 linear feet (95 boxes)
inclusive date
1723-2006
bulk date
1967-2006
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The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Gotham Book Mart. Black Sparrow Press. Brown, Andreas Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989 Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Audiovisual materials Book catalogs Broadsides (notices) Business records Cabinet photographs Correspondence Genealogies (histories) Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Postcards Sales records Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1833-2007
Creator:
Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956
Extent: 10 linear feet (18 boxes)
A Philadelphia native, Jane Wright Proctor Wallis (1875-1956) was the daughter of Sarah Jane Wright and Josiah Kendall Proctor (the founder and owner of several prominent city businesses) and a mother of ten children. The Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers provide a glimpse into early 20th-century family life through correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection dates from 1833 to 2007, revealing a pride in the history and genealogy of the Proctor Wallis family across its many generations. In addition to familial topics, this collection features many materials documenting events of the early 20th Century as well as various Philadelphia-area social and charitable clubs.
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Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers
creator
Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1310
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
10 linear feet (18 boxes)
inclusive date
1833-2007
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A Philadelphia native, Jane Wright Proctor Wallis (1875-1956) was the daughter of Sarah Jane Wright and Josiah Kendall Proctor (the founder and owner of several prominent city businesses) and a mother of ten children. The Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers provide a glimpse into early 20th-century family life through correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection dates from 1833 to 2007, revealing a pride in the history and genealogy of the Proctor Wallis family across its many generations. In addition to familial topics, this collection features many materials documenting events of the early 20th Century as well as various Philadelphia-area social and charitable clubs.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956 Friends' Central School‏. Proctor family Proctor, Josiah Kendall, 1848-1920 Smith College‏. Wallis family
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Correspondence Family papers Genealogies (histories) Negatives (photographic) Photographs School records Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1889-1965
Creator:
Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Mitchell and Day family papers contain two bound manuscripts, dated between 1889 and 1965, which directly pertain to these prominent Philadelphia families. The first volume is a play written by Langdon Elywn Mitchell, and the second is a family history written by George Valentine Massey II, referencing Kenneth Mackenzie Day and Helena Mary Langdon Mitchell Day as the primary figures of his historical research.
title
Mitchell and Day family papers
creator
Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1221
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1889-1965
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The Mitchell and Day family papers contain two bound manuscripts, dated between 1889 and 1965, which directly pertain to these prominent Philadelphia families. The first volume is a play written by Langdon Elywn Mitchell, and the second is a family history written by George Valentine Massey II, referencing Kenneth Mackenzie Day and Helena Mary Langdon Mitchell Day as the primary figures of his historical research.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935 Day, Helena Mary Langdon Mitchell, 1902-1972 Day, Kenneth Mackenzie, 1901-1958 Massey, George Valentine, II, 1903-1984 Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
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Family papers Genealogies (histories) Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Plays (performed works)