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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1917-1978
Creator:
Caldwell, Alfred Betts, Author
Extent: 15 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
Alfred Betts Caldwell (1900-1980) was a 1924 graduate of The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and an author of mystery novels. The Alfred Betts Caldwell papers are comprised primarily of Caldwell's writings, including typescripts and some of his published novels. Also there are assignments and projects undertaken 1963-1965 while completing correspondence courses with the Professional Writers School located in Westport, Connecticut, and a scrapbook kept by Caldwell from 1917 to 1936.
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Alfred Betts Caldwell papers
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Caldwell, Alfred Betts, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1113
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
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1917-1978
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Alfred Betts Caldwell (1900-1980) was a 1924 graduate of The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and an author of mystery novels. The Alfred Betts Caldwell papers are comprised primarily of Caldwell's writings, including typescripts and some of his published novels. Also there are assignments and projects undertaken 1963-1965 while completing correspondence courses with the Professional Writers School located in Westport, Connecticut, and a scrapbook kept by Caldwell from 1917 to 1936.
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Caldwell, Alfred Betts Famous Writers School.
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Novels Poems Scrapbooks Short stories Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1855-1983
Creator:
Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899-
Extent: 32 boxes (412 folders, 5 scrapbooks, and 1 portfolio)
The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset’s endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts, some manuscript but most typescript, of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow. Other items of note include seven letters either to or from Alain LeRoy Locke, as well as a photograph of him; a photograph of Jessie Redmon Fauset and an outline of Junior Reading Book on Negro-White Relationships written by her; and a ledger beginning in 1855 for the Union Building and Loan Association, Philadelphia, at the back of which are manuscript texts by Isaiah C. Wears. The papers also contain five scrapbooks: one concerns Marcus Garvey and the four others comprise clippings of Fauset’s column The People’s Cause and I Write As I See (1938-1943). The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset's endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow.
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Arthur Huff Fauset papers
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Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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32 boxes (412 folders, 5 scrapbooks, and 1 portfolio)
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1855-1983
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The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset’s endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts, some manuscript but most typescript, of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow. Other items of note include seven letters either to or from Alain LeRoy Locke, as well as a photograph of him; a photograph of Jessie Redmon Fauset and an outline of Junior Reading Book on Negro-White Relationships written by her; and a ledger beginning in 1855 for the Union Building and Loan Association, Philadelphia, at the back of which are manuscript texts by Isaiah C. Wears. The papers also contain five scrapbooks: one concerns Marcus Garvey and the four others comprise clippings of Fauset’s column The People’s Cause and I Write As I See (1938-1943). The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset's endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow.
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Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899- Fauset, Jessie Redmon Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940
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Articles Autobiographies Drafts (documents) Essays Ledgers (account books) Scrapbooks
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1852-1948
Creator:
Apt Bartholomew, Sallie, 1863-1934
Bartholomew, Ethel, 1889-
Bartholomew, William H., 1832-
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Bartholomew family scrapbook collection consists of five volumes compiled by Ethel C. Bartholomew (born 1889), William H. Bartholomew (born 1832), and Sallie Apt Bartholomew (1863-1934). These scrapbooks document the theatrical careers of the Bartholomews from the early 1870s to the late 1940s and include photographs of the Bartholomew family and unnamed people, notices and reviews of performances, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and notes.
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Bartholomew family theatrical scrapbooks
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Apt Bartholomew, Sallie, 1863-1934 Bartholomew, Ethel, 1889- Bartholomew, William H., 1832-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1029
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1852-1948
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The Bartholomew family scrapbook collection consists of five volumes compiled by Ethel C. Bartholomew (born 1889), William H. Bartholomew (born 1832), and Sallie Apt Bartholomew (1863-1934). These scrapbooks document the theatrical careers of the Bartholomews from the early 1870s to the late 1940s and include photographs of the Bartholomew family and unnamed people, notices and reviews of performances, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and notes.
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Apt Bartholomew, Sallie, 1863-1934 Bartholomew, Ethel, 1889- Bartholomew, William H., 1832- Edwin Forrest Home
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Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Photographs Playbills Scrapbooks
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1831-1932
(Bulk: 1880-1924)
Creator:
Robinson, Charles Mulford, 1869-1917
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
Charles Mulford Robinson (1869-1917) was a newspaper editor, author, and professor celebrated as one of the United States' first urban planners and early proponents of the "City Beautiful" movement. This collection features several of his urban improvement reports delivered to communities which solicited his services as a "civic advisor," as well as the personal correspondence of him and his wife Eliza; newspaper clippings about his life, death, and activities; scrapbooks; poems, prose-pieces, hymns, and plays composed by Robinson in his spare time; photographs; and other personal records from throughout his life.
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Charles Mulford Robinson papers
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Robinson, Charles Mulford, 1869-1917
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1010
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1831-1932
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1880-1924
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Charles Mulford Robinson (1869-1917) was a newspaper editor, author, and professor celebrated as one of the United States' first urban planners and early proponents of the "City Beautiful" movement. This collection features several of his urban improvement reports delivered to communities which solicited his services as a "civic advisor," as well as the personal correspondence of him and his wife Eliza; newspaper clippings about his life, death, and activities; scrapbooks; poems, prose-pieces, hymns, and plays composed by Robinson in his spare time; photographs; and other personal records from throughout his life.
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Robinson, Charles Mulford, 1869-1917 Robinson, Eliza Ten Eyck Pruyn, 1870-1956
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Correspondence Pamphlets Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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1818-2000
(Bulk: 1907-1998)
Creator:
Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 16.6 linear feet (26 boxes)
Founded in 1907, the Charlotte Cushman Club was originally intended to provide respectable lodgings for actresses appearing in Philadelphia theaters. In the years of World War II the Club ceased to provide residential services, becoming a favorite gathering place of theater lovers as well as of the many actresses and actors visiting the city with their touring companies. The Charlotte Cushman Club Records offer insight into the activities, the administration, and the membership of the Club during the whole life of the organization, until its closure in 1998. The collection also includes part of the holdings of the former Club’s museum and library.
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Charlotte Cushman Club records
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Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1223
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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16.6 linear feet (26 boxes)
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1818-2000
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1907-1998
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Founded in 1907, the Charlotte Cushman Club was originally intended to provide respectable lodgings for actresses appearing in Philadelphia theaters. In the years of World War II the Club ceased to provide residential services, becoming a favorite gathering place of theater lovers as well as of the many actresses and actors visiting the city with their touring companies. The Charlotte Cushman Club Records offer insight into the activities, the administration, and the membership of the Club during the whole life of the organization, until its closure in 1998. The collection also includes part of the holdings of the former Club’s museum and library.
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Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876
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Account books Awards Brochures Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Engravings (prints) Minutes (Records) Photographs Plays (performed works) Scrapbooks Scripts Theater programs
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1860-1963
Creator:
Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976
Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1027
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1860-1963
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The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989 Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 James, Henry, 1843-1916 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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1893-1987
Creator:
Rucker, Corneille McCarn
Extent: 1 linear feet (3 boxes)
Corneille McCarn Rucker, an aspiring poet, was raised in Nashville, Tennessee and Hawaii before attending Vanderbilt University. She was the first woman to publish in The Fugitive, an influential poetry journal. It appears that despite this success, Corneille, in general, had a difficult time publishing many of her poems. This collection documents the lively social life and literary aspirations of a well-educated young woman in the early 20th century. Corneille McCarn Rucker memorialized her life in an extremely narrative and vivid fashion through letters, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks.
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Corneille McCarn Rucker papers
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Rucker, Corneille McCarn
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 286
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1893-1987
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Corneille McCarn Rucker, an aspiring poet, was raised in Nashville, Tennessee and Hawaii before attending Vanderbilt University. She was the first woman to publish in The Fugitive, an influential poetry journal. It appears that despite this success, Corneille, in general, had a difficult time publishing many of her poems. This collection documents the lively social life and literary aspirations of a well-educated young woman in the early 20th century. Corneille McCarn Rucker memorialized her life in an extremely narrative and vivid fashion through letters, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks.
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Rucker, Corneille McCarn Vanderbilt University.
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Correspondence Diaries Poems Scrapbooks
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1915-1948
Creator:
White family
Extent: 0.6 linear foot (2 boxes)
The White family, consisting of Frank, Mary, and Doris White, were a Canadian-American family who settled in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles in the early 20th century. This collection consists of scrapbooks, photo albums, and loose photographs documenting the life and travels of the White family during the first half of the 20th century.
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Doris White family papers
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White family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1367
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.6 linear foot (2 boxes)
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1915-1948
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The White family, consisting of Frank, Mary, and Doris White, were a Canadian-American family who settled in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles in the early 20th century. This collection consists of scrapbooks, photo albums, and loose photographs documenting the life and travels of the White family during the first half of the 20th century.
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White family
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Photograph albums Scrapbooks
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1921-1991
Creator:
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985
Extent: 78 boxes (+ 2 map drawers)
Ormandy served as the onductor/musical director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (1931-1936) and the Philadelphia Orchestra (1937-1980). His collection includes general and interoffice correspondence; administrative files concerning programming; notes; programs and itineraries; clippings; and awards. The majority of the materials concern Ormandy’s tenure at the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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Eugene Ormandy papers
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Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 91
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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78 boxes (+ 2 map drawers)
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1921-1991
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Ormandy served as the onductor/musical director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (1931-1936) and the Philadelphia Orchestra (1937-1980). His collection includes general and interoffice correspondence; administrative files concerning programming; notes; programs and itineraries; clippings; and awards. The majority of the materials concern Ormandy’s tenure at the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985 Philadelphia Orchestra.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Concert programs Correspondence Scrapbooks
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1856-1945
Creator:
Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945
Extent: 7.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
Felix E. Schelling (1858-1945) was a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, an expert on Shakespeare, and an author of scholarly works on Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature. This collection documents Schelling's life as a student, a professor, a scholar, and an author. It also documents the University of Pennsylvania through the eyes of an individual who was a student and a faculty member over a period of more than fifty years.
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Felix E. Schelling papers
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Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1118
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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7.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
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1856-1945
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Felix E. Schelling (1858-1945) was a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, an expert on Shakespeare, and an author of scholarly works on Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature. This collection documents Schelling's life as a student, a professor, a scholar, and an author. It also documents the University of Pennsylvania through the eyes of an individual who was a student and a faculty member over a period of more than fifty years.
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Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945 Burr, Charles W. (Charles Walts), 1861-1944 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 University of Pennsylvania. Libraries. University of Pennsylvania.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Financial records Printed ephemera Research notes Scrapbooks Speeches Theater programs Writings (document genre)
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1875-1963
Creator:
Norris, George William, 1875-1965
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
George William Norris (1975-1963) was a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and chief of Medical Service at the Pennsylvania Hospital. After a successful career and a period of overseas service with the Medical Corps during the first World War, Norris retired to a country house in northeast Pennsylvania. There, Norris was able to dedicate himself to his greatest interests: photography and family history. This collection contains four scrapbooks (1875-1963) compiled by Norris which feature many photographic portraits of Norris family members and landscapes of the Pennsylvania countryside. The scrapbooks also contain background information about Norris’ family and one scrapbook is filled with some of George Norris’ correspondence, certificates of membership to philanthropic and academic societies, and other papers. This collection also includes a short account of a 1963 Christmas trip to Guatemala.
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George W. Norris scrapbooks and photograph albums
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Norris, George William, 1875-1965
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1121
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1875-1963
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George William Norris (1975-1963) was a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and chief of Medical Service at the Pennsylvania Hospital. After a successful career and a period of overseas service with the Medical Corps during the first World War, Norris retired to a country house in northeast Pennsylvania. There, Norris was able to dedicate himself to his greatest interests: photography and family history. This collection contains four scrapbooks (1875-1963) compiled by Norris which feature many photographic portraits of Norris family members and landscapes of the Pennsylvania countryside. The scrapbooks also contain background information about Norris’ family and one scrapbook is filled with some of George Norris’ correspondence, certificates of membership to philanthropic and academic societies, and other papers. This collection also includes a short account of a 1963 Christmas trip to Guatemala.
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Norris, George William, 1875-1965 Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Mutual Assurance Company for Insuring Houses from Loss by Fire. University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine.
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Photograph albums Scrapbooks
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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.
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Gotham Book Mart records
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Gotham Book Mart.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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79 linear feet (95 boxes)
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1723-2006
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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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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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
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1901-2016
Creator:
Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.).
Extent: 59.5 linear feet (67 boxes)
The Hedgerow Theatre Company was established in 1923 by Jasper Deeter, a New York based actor and director. Located in the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Community of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Hedgerow holds the distinction as the longest serving Repertory Theatre in America. The Hedgerow Theatre Company records contains a wide variety of materials, from business records and show materials to member ephemera and photographs. The collection provides both a practical and intimate look into the workings of this repertory theatre.
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Hedgerow Theatre Company records
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Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1321
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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59.5 linear feet (67 boxes)
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1901-2016
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The Hedgerow Theatre Company was established in 1923 by Jasper Deeter, a New York based actor and director. Located in the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Community of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Hedgerow holds the distinction as the longest serving Repertory Theatre in America. The Hedgerow Theatre Company records contains a wide variety of materials, from business records and show materials to member ephemera and photographs. The collection provides both a practical and intimate look into the workings of this repertory theatre.
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Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.). Deeter, Jasper Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.). Reed, Penelope
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Administrative records Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Financial records Minutes (Records) Photographs Playbills Plays (performed works) Promotional materials Prompt books Publications (documents) Scores Scrapbooks Scripts Theater programs Writings (documents)
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1914-1956
(Bulk: 1940-1956)
Creator:
Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
This collection mostly contains research materials and correspondence between Bolitho, Aga Khan III, M.A. Jinnah and others, including Mountbatten and W.S. Maugham, on the subject of the newly formed country of Pakistan.
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Henry Hector Bolitho papers
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Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1079
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1914-1956
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1940-1956
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This collection mostly contains research materials and correspondence between Bolitho, Aga Khan III, M.A. Jinnah and others, including Mountbatten and W.S. Maugham, on the subject of the newly formed country of Pakistan.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1940s 1950s
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English
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Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974 Aga Khan III, 1877-1957 Jinnah, Mahomed Ali, 1876-1948 Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965 Mountbatten of Burma, Louis Mountbatten, Earl, 1900-1979
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Research notes Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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1903-2006
(Bulk: 1931-2003)
Creator:
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
Extent: 41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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Howard Fast papers
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1205
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
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1903-2006
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1931-2003
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Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 American Labor Party. Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975 Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951 Communist Party of the United States of America. Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Fast, Bette Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 Izakov, Boris Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985 Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993 Polevoĭ, Boris Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 Thomas, Gwyn, 1913-1981 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. United States. Office of War Information. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Voice of America (Organization).
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Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Manuscripts, American--20th century Novels Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Printed ephemera Scrapbooks Screenplays Short stories Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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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
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1310
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 linear feet (18 boxes)
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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
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1934-1979
(Bulk: 1951-1953)
Creator:
Reichert, Katharine, E
Extent: 1.33 linear feet (7 boxes)
Katharine "Kay" E. Reichert was an Air Force nurse who served with the Far East Air Force in Japan during the Korean War. After her return to the United States, Reichert earned her B.S. in Nursing Education from the University of Pennsylvania and then her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The bulk of this collection is comprised of photo albums and scrapbooks documenting daily life and excursions to destinations around Japan. Also included are official and personal papers and ephemera, yearbooks from Reichert's studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and artifacts such as medical bag and equipment, military insignias and honors, and door signs.
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Katharine E. Reichert photograph albums, scrapbooks, and papers
creator
Reichert, Katharine, E
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1212
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.33 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1934-1979
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1951-1953
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Katharine "Kay" E. Reichert was an Air Force nurse who served with the Far East Air Force in Japan during the Korean War. After her return to the United States, Reichert earned her B.S. in Nursing Education from the University of Pennsylvania and then her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The bulk of this collection is comprised of photo albums and scrapbooks documenting daily life and excursions to destinations around Japan. Also included are official and personal papers and ephemera, yearbooks from Reichert's studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and artifacts such as medical bag and equipment, military insignias and honors, and door signs.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1950s
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English
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Reichert, Katharine, E United States. Air Force Nurse Corps. University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine. University of Pennsylvania. School of Nursing.
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Medical equipment Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographs School yearbooks Scrapbooks
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1916-1994
Creator:
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
Extent: 47 boxes (+ 1 map drawer)
Some personal papers of Leopold Stokowski, including correspondence to and from Stokowski, notebooks, calendars, bank statements, royalty statements, insturance records, and contracts; this includes some correspondence and contracts related to Stokowski’s tenure as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra (bulk 1937-1946). Also includes writings by and about Stokowski, obituaries, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, awards, memorabilia, and issues of three newsletters devoted to Stokowski. Also includes administrative correspondence of the former curator of the Leopold Stokowski Collection at the Curtis Institute of Music, Dr. Edwin E. Heilakka, 1980-1994.
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Leopold Stokowski papers
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Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 381
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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47 boxes (+ 1 map drawer)
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1916-1994
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Some personal papers of Leopold Stokowski, including correspondence to and from Stokowski, notebooks, calendars, bank statements, royalty statements, insturance records, and contracts; this includes some correspondence and contracts related to Stokowski’s tenure as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra (bulk 1937-1946). Also includes writings by and about Stokowski, obituaries, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, awards, memorabilia, and issues of three newsletters devoted to Stokowski. Also includes administrative correspondence of the former curator of the Leopold Stokowski Collection at the Curtis Institute of Music, Dr. Edwin E. Heilakka, 1980-1994.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977 Curtis Institute of Music.
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Contracts Correspondence Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographs Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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1920-1997
Creator:
Millet, Martha
Extent: 8 linear feet (13 boxes)
Martha Millet (1918-2004) was a poet and literary critic active in the Communist Party USA. Along with her second husband, noted pamphleteer and left-wing journalist Sender Garlin (1902-1999), she was a frequent contributor to Marxist, Communist, and left-leaning journals, and published several books of poetry. This collection includes 9 boxes of material related to her poetic and political writings. It contains most of her poetic and critical work in manuscript form; copies of journals and anthologies to which she contributed; scrapbooks assembled by Millet to commemorate her publications; documents from the Helsinki Peace Conference of 1955 which Millet attended; work by her husband, Sender Garlin, as well as a transcript of his FBI file; and works by others, including the transcripts of Ezra Pounds WWII era radio broadcasts, which Millet used to write a book attacking Pound’s political thought.
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Martha Millet papers
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Millet, Martha
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1226
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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8 linear feet (13 boxes)
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1920-1997
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Martha Millet (1918-2004) was a poet and literary critic active in the Communist Party USA. Along with her second husband, noted pamphleteer and left-wing journalist Sender Garlin (1902-1999), she was a frequent contributor to Marxist, Communist, and left-leaning journals, and published several books of poetry. This collection includes 9 boxes of material related to her poetic and political writings. It contains most of her poetic and critical work in manuscript form; copies of journals and anthologies to which she contributed; scrapbooks assembled by Millet to commemorate her publications; documents from the Helsinki Peace Conference of 1955 which Millet attended; work by her husband, Sender Garlin, as well as a transcript of his FBI file; and works by others, including the transcripts of Ezra Pounds WWII era radio broadcasts, which Millet used to write a book attacking Pound’s political thought.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Millet, Martha Garlin, Sender Millet, Martha
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Scrapbooks Writings (documents)
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1909-1982
Creator:
Eldridge, Paul
Extent: 13.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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Paul Eldridge papers
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Eldridge, Paul
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1319
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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13.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
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1909-1982
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Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Eldridge, Paul Eldridge, Sylvette Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1888-1951 Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Essays Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Scrapbooks Short stories Typescripts Writings (documents)
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1861-1935
Creator:
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
Extent: 19 boxes
The S. Weir Mitchell Correspondence series (23 folders)includes correspondence with James Lane Allen, Richard Watson Gilder, William Dean Howells, Robert Underwood Johnson, Henry C. Lea, James Russell Lowell, Charles Leonard Moore, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The remaining series comprise S. Weir Mitchell Writings (8 folders), including both medical and other writings; Langdon and Marion Mitchell Correspondence (5 folders); Langdon and Marion Mitchell Clippings (2 folders), primarily consisting of obituaries for Langdon Mitchell; Civil War Scrapbook (1 box); Photographs (2 boxes); S. Weir Mitchell Literary Writings (16 boxes)includes holographs of 5 novels, 2 plays, and a short story or novella.
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S. Weir Mitchell collection
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Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 413
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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19 boxes
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1861-1935
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The S. Weir Mitchell Correspondence series (23 folders)includes correspondence with James Lane Allen, Richard Watson Gilder, William Dean Howells, Robert Underwood Johnson, Henry C. Lea, James Russell Lowell, Charles Leonard Moore, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The remaining series comprise S. Weir Mitchell Writings (8 folders), including both medical and other writings; Langdon and Marion Mitchell Correspondence (5 folders); Langdon and Marion Mitchell Clippings (2 folders), primarily consisting of obituaries for Langdon Mitchell; Civil War Scrapbook (1 box); Photographs (2 boxes); S. Weir Mitchell Literary Writings (16 boxes)includes holographs of 5 novels, 2 plays, and a short story or novella.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
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Correspondence Galley proofs Manuscripts, American--19th century Photographs Scrapbooks
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1923-1936
Extent: 0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
The Training Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Renshū Kantai, operated from 1903 to 1940. Graduates of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy would spend several months in training deployment throughout the Pacific Ocean and beyond, occasionally venturing as far as the Mediterranean Sea or the East Coast of the United States. This scrapbook ( digital facsimile) represents the collected travel ephemera and training manuals of an unidentified member of the June 9-November 3, 1936 transpacific cruise, during which the ships Yakumo and Iwate under the command of Vice-Admiral Zengo Yoshida traveled from Yokosuka to New York and back again.
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Scrap book : Teikoku Renshū Kantai Shōwa 11-nen tobei shiryō
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1225
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
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1923-1936
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The Training Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Renshū Kantai, operated from 1903 to 1940. Graduates of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy would spend several months in training deployment throughout the Pacific Ocean and beyond, occasionally venturing as far as the Mediterranean Sea or the East Coast of the United States. This scrapbook ( digital facsimile) represents the collected travel ephemera and training manuals of an unidentified member of the June 9-November 3, 1936 transpacific cruise, during which the ships Yakumo and Iwate under the command of Vice-Admiral Zengo Yoshida traveled from Yokosuka to New York and back again.
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1920s 1930s
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English
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Japan. Kaigun. Shōwa Jūichinendo Renshū Kantai Shireibu.
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Postcards Printed ephemera Scrapbooks
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1838-1954
Creator:
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co..
Extent: 76 volumes
Company compiled reference library of dental equipment.
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S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co. reference library of dental equipment
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S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co..
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 642
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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76 volumes
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1838-1954
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Company compiled reference library of dental equipment.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co..
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Advertisements Scrapbooks Technical illustrations
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1838-1936
(Bulk: 1838-1897)
Extent: 6 linear feet (22 volumes)
The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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"Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1384
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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6 linear feet (22 volumes)
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1838-1936
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1838-1897
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The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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English
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Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Opera House (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Clippings Engravings (prints) Portraits Posters Scrapbooks Theater programs
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1902-1987
Creator:
Gates, Thomas S.
Extent: 15.22 linear feet (38 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr., was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II, who went on to serve as the Secretary of the Navy (1957-1959), Secretary of Defense (1959-1961), and Ambassador to China (1976-1977). As a civilian he also pursued a career in investment banking at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (later J.P. Morgan & Co.). Gates’ personal papers focus largely on his government service, with a small amount of additional personal items. Included are many military and government documents and correspondence with influential politicians--perhaps most notably with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, under who Gates served as both Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense. The collection also includes many clippings and photographs that have been assembled into a remarkable collection of scrapbooks that bring Gates’ service to life.
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr. papers
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Gates, Thomas S.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1135
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15.22 linear feet (38 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
inclusive date
1902-1987
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr., was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II, who went on to serve as the Secretary of the Navy (1957-1959), Secretary of Defense (1959-1961), and Ambassador to China (1976-1977). As a civilian he also pursued a career in investment banking at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (later J.P. Morgan & Co.). Gates’ personal papers focus largely on his government service, with a small amount of additional personal items. Included are many military and government documents and correspondence with influential politicians--perhaps most notably with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, under who Gates served as both Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense. The collection also includes many clippings and photographs that have been assembled into a remarkable collection of scrapbooks that bring Gates’ service to life.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Gates, Thomas S. Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948 United States. Department of Defense. United States. Department of the Navy. United States. Navy.
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Awards Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Interviews Medals Memorabilia Memorandums Military records Photograph albums Photographs Scrapbooks Speeches
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