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Date added: 2014-07-24
1760-1963
(Bulk: 1840-1950)
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Gordon Alexander Block (1885-1964) was a Philadelphia lawyer and collector of Lincoln documents and memorabilia. The collection includes twenty-three documents either signed by Lincoln or in his hand including a number of pleadings and court documents from his years as a lawyer in Illinois. The collection also contains a variety of ephemera from the Civil War era, including campaign ribbons and songbooks from 1860 and 1864 as well as broadsides, ribbons, and mourning cards issued after Lincoln’s assassination. In addition, researchers will find a rich selection of visual representations of Lincoln in the collection, including lithographs, prints, photographs, and engravings of the sixteenth president.
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Gordon Block collection of Lincolniana
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 941
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.5 linear feet
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1760-1963
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1840-1950
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Gordon Alexander Block (1885-1964) was a Philadelphia lawyer and collector of Lincoln documents and memorabilia. The collection includes twenty-three documents either signed by Lincoln or in his hand including a number of pleadings and court documents from his years as a lawyer in Illinois. The collection also contains a variety of ephemera from the Civil War era, including campaign ribbons and songbooks from 1860 and 1864 as well as broadsides, ribbons, and mourning cards issued after Lincoln’s assassination. In addition, researchers will find a rich selection of visual representations of Lincoln in the collection, including lithographs, prints, photographs, and engravings of the sixteenth president.
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Date added: 2014-07-24
1912-2012
Creator:
Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1894-1945
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
John "Jack" Borland Thayer (1894-1945) and his mother, Marian Longstreth Morris Thayer (circa 1872-1944), survived the sinking of the Titanic along with only 705 other people. His father, John Borland Thayer (1862-1912) died during the only voyage of the "unsinkable" ship. The John B. Thayer memorial collection of the sinking of the Titanic, contains first-hand accounts of the sinking, Thayer family material, and more recent material documenting the continued interest in and efforts to memorialize the tragedy.
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John B. Thayer memorial collection of the sinking of the Titanic
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Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1894-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 968
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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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1912-2012
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John "Jack" Borland Thayer (1894-1945) and his mother, Marian Longstreth Morris Thayer (circa 1872-1944), survived the sinking of the Titanic along with only 705 other people. His father, John Borland Thayer (1862-1912) died during the only voyage of the "unsinkable" ship. The John B. Thayer memorial collection of the sinking of the Titanic, contains first-hand accounts of the sinking, Thayer family material, and more recent material documenting the continued interest in and efforts to memorialize the tragedy.
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Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1894-1945 Ismay, J. Bruce (Joseph Bruce), 1862-1937 Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1862-1912 Thayer, Marian Longstreth Morris, 1873-1944 Titanic (Steamship).
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Memoirs Photographs Typescripts
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Date added: 2014-07-24
1909-1963
Creator:
Fuson, Chester Garfield, 1881-1965
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Chester Garfield Fuson (1881-1965) taught English, geography, and Bible studies at the Canton Christian College in Canton, China. He participated in a magnetic survey across Asia, and served as a teaching missionary under the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions from 1917 to 1949. The collection documents Fuson's life in China from 1909 to 1917, as well as his continued interest in the country from 1943 to 1963.
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Chester G. Fuson papers
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Fuson, Chester Garfield, 1881-1965
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 932
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1909-1963
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Chester Garfield Fuson (1881-1965) taught English, geography, and Bible studies at the Canton Christian College in Canton, China. He participated in a magnetic survey across Asia, and served as a teaching missionary under the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions from 1917 to 1949. The collection documents Fuson's life in China from 1909 to 1917, as well as his continued interest in the country from 1943 to 1963.
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Fuson, Chester Garfield, 1881-1965 Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.
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Articles Diaries Photographs Publications
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Date added: 2014-07-24
1934-1992
Creator:
American Musicological Society.
Extent: 122 boxes
This collection comprises the administrative records of the Society, reflecting trends in musicological scholarship and academic training through the course of the twentieth century. Included is correspondence with individuals and institutions related to music research, as well as correspondence among officers of the Society and among committees. Also included are minutes, membership records and directories, records of annual meetings, events and chapters, financial and tax records, and miscellaneous administrative records. Publication series contains substantial correspondence with authors and editorial staff regarding scholarly works, including Tischler’s Earliest Motets, the Works of William Billings, Ockeghem’s Works, and the New Josquin Edition. Administrative correspondents include Presidents Charles Seeger, Curt Sachs, Gustave Reese, Donald Grout, William Mitchell, William S. Newman, Oliver Strunk, Jan LaRue, James Haar, Claude Palisca, Margaret Bent, H. Wiley Hitchcock, Janet Knapp, and Lewis Lockwood; Treasurers Otto Albrecht and Paul Henry Lang; Executive Director Alvin Johnson; Secretary Rita Benton; and Members of the Board Nino Pirrotta, Manfred Bukofzer, Alfred Einstein, Arthur Mendel, and Edward Lowinsky.
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American Musicological Society records
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American Musicological Society.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 221
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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122 boxes
inclusive date
1934-1992
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This collection comprises the administrative records of the Society, reflecting trends in musicological scholarship and academic training through the course of the twentieth century. Included is correspondence with individuals and institutions related to music research, as well as correspondence among officers of the Society and among committees. Also included are minutes, membership records and directories, records of annual meetings, events and chapters, financial and tax records, and miscellaneous administrative records. Publication series contains substantial correspondence with authors and editorial staff regarding scholarly works, including Tischler’s Earliest Motets, the Works of William Billings, Ockeghem’s Works, and the New Josquin Edition. Administrative correspondents include Presidents Charles Seeger, Curt Sachs, Gustave Reese, Donald Grout, William Mitchell, William S. Newman, Oliver Strunk, Jan LaRue, James Haar, Claude Palisca, Margaret Bent, H. Wiley Hitchcock, Janet Knapp, and Lewis Lockwood; Treasurers Otto Albrecht and Paul Henry Lang; Executive Director Alvin Johnson; Secretary Rita Benton; and Members of the Board Nino Pirrotta, Manfred Bukofzer, Alfred Einstein, Arthur Mendel, and Edward Lowinsky.
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American Musicological Society.
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Date added: 2014-07-24
1894-1979
Creator:
Gatter, Carl W., Compiler
Extent: 10 boxes
The collection contains very little original Pound material, although there are six folders of photocopied correspondence from him to various correspondents, primarily from the period when Pound was institutionalized at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Correspondents include Pound's wife Dorothy and an early girlfriend Mary Moore. There are 22 folders of correspondence to Gatter relating to the early life of Ezra Pound. The balance of the collection comprises Gatter's research material on the life of Ezra Pound, including some printed material and photographs.
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Carl W. Gatter collection on Ezra Pound
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Gatter, Carl W., Compiler
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 182
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 boxes
inclusive date
1894-1979
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The collection contains very little original Pound material, although there are six folders of photocopied correspondence from him to various correspondents, primarily from the period when Pound was institutionalized at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Correspondents include Pound's wife Dorothy and an early girlfriend Mary Moore. There are 22 folders of correspondence to Gatter relating to the early life of Ezra Pound. The balance of the collection comprises Gatter's research material on the life of Ezra Pound, including some printed material and photographs.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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Gatter, Carl W. Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972
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Correspondence Memorabilia Photographs
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Date added: 2014-07-25
1939-1998
Creator:
Physicians Forum.
Extent: 64 boxes
Administrative records, correspondence, and publications documenting the activities and policy concerns of the Physicians Forum, an organization of progressive doctors founded by Ernst P. Boas in New York City. Its advocacy on the national level encompassed numerous health issues, with particular focus on health insurance, discrimination in medicine, and resistance to McCarthyism.
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Physicians Forum collection
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Physicians Forum.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 592
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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64 boxes
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1939-1998
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Administrative records, correspondence, and publications documenting the activities and policy concerns of the Physicians Forum, an organization of progressive doctors founded by Ernst P. Boas in New York City. Its advocacy on the national level encompassed numerous health issues, with particular focus on health insurance, discrimination in medicine, and resistance to McCarthyism.
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Physicians Forum. Boas, Ernst P., (Ernst Philip), 1891-1955 Lear, Walter J., (Walter Jay), 1923-2010
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia
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Date added: 2014-07-25
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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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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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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Date added: 2014-07-25
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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Date added: 2014-07-25
1926-2001
(Bulk: 1940-1954)
Creator:
Aitala Family
Extent: 5 boxes (and 1 oversized folder)
Documents, notebooks, and diary entries relaying the narrative of the Aitala family’s migration through and immigration from Italy to the United States during and after World War II.
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Aitala family papers
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Aitala Family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 697
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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5 boxes (and 1 oversized folder)
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1926-2001
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1940-1954
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Documents, notebooks, and diary entries relaying the narrative of the Aitala family’s migration through and immigration from Italy to the United States during and after World War II.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1940s 1950s
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Italian
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Aitala Family Aitala Family Aitala , Anna Zaccai, 1908-1954 Aitala, Concetto, 1901-1960 Aitala, Franco G. (Franco Gaetano), 1932-2005 Aitala, Ruggero, 1937- Aitala, Lucia Politeo, Romola CARE, Inc.. United States. Displaced Persons Commission.
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Diaries Drawings (visual works) Manuscripts, American--20th century Manuscripts, Italian--20th century Notebooks Photographs Writings (document genre)
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Date added: 2014-07-25
1910-2003
(Bulk: 1942-1945)
Creator:
Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
Extent: 18 boxes
Collection of correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs of Jack Rosenfeld, mainly pertaining to his service in the United States Army during the Second World War, from September 1942 to November 1945. Rosenfeld's extensive wartime correspondence with his fiancée, family members, and friends offers glimpses into the experiences of everyday Americans during the war, both from the point of view of individuals serving in the Armed Forces, and from that of the civilian community at home, especially in Philadelphia. The correspondence also gives an impression of Jewish community life in Philadelphia at the time, and of the perspectives of American Jews on the war. A little more than half of the correspondence is in the form of the miniaturized facsimiles known as Victory Mail, or V-Mail. Jack Rosenfeld's writings include a memoir about his wartime experiences (dated 1995), and an autobiographical essay about his family and childhood. Documents and ephemera from Rosenfeld's military service include materials related to his participation in musical theater productions by the Army's Entertainment Section of Special Services. The majority of the photographs were taken during the Second World War in the locations where Rosenfeld was stationed in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany.
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Jack Rosenfeld papers
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Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 807
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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18 boxes
inclusive date
1910-2003
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1942-1945
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Collection of correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs of Jack Rosenfeld, mainly pertaining to his service in the United States Army during the Second World War, from September 1942 to November 1945. Rosenfeld's extensive wartime correspondence with his fiancée, family members, and friends offers glimpses into the experiences of everyday Americans during the war, both from the point of view of individuals serving in the Armed Forces, and from that of the civilian community at home, especially in Philadelphia. The correspondence also gives an impression of Jewish community life in Philadelphia at the time, and of the perspectives of American Jews on the war. A little more than half of the correspondence is in the form of the miniaturized facsimiles known as Victory Mail, or V-Mail. Jack Rosenfeld's writings include a memoir about his wartime experiences (dated 1995), and an autobiographical essay about his family and childhood. Documents and ephemera from Rosenfeld's military service include materials related to his participation in musical theater productions by the Army's Entertainment Section of Special Services. The majority of the photographs were taken during the Second World War in the locations where Rosenfeld was stationed in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1940s
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Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
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Correspondence Memoirs Photographs Writings (document genre)
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Date added: 2014-07-25
1904-1990
Creator:
Northrup, Herbert Roof, 1918-2007
Extent: 22 boxes
This collection primarily contains material relating to contract negotiations between General Electric (GE) and the International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE) and the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), and the resulting case before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Northrup used this material to examine GE's employee relations policies and the implications of Boulwarism for two articles and a subsequent book. Also included in the collection is a box of personal and financial correspondence belonging to Lemuel R. Boulware and Northrup's business correspondence when he worked in the private sector as a consultant, as well as his time at GE.
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Herbert R. Northrup collection of Boulwarism research materials
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Northrup, Herbert Roof, 1918-2007
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 532
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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22 boxes
inclusive date
1904-1990
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This collection primarily contains material relating to contract negotiations between General Electric (GE) and the International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE) and the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), and the resulting case before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Northrup used this material to examine GE's employee relations policies and the implications of Boulwarism for two articles and a subsequent book. Also included in the collection is a box of personal and financial correspondence belonging to Lemuel R. Boulware and Northrup's business correspondence when he worked in the private sector as a consultant, as well as his time at GE.
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Northrup, Herbert Roof, 1918-2007 Boulware, Lemuel R., 1895- General Electric Company.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Contracts Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Reports
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Date added: 2014-07-25
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)
inclusive date
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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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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Date added: 2014-07-25
1914-1973
Creator:
Baugh, Albert C., (Albert Croll), 1891-1981
Extent: 15 boxes
Consists of 15 boxes of Albert Croll Baugh’s professional papers, including correspondence, research materials, a catalog of the book collection he donated to the University of Pennsylvania libraries, and reproductions of various medieval manuscripts. The correspondence is professional and overwhelmingly relates to Baugh’s research. The research materials consist primarily of notes, unpublished article reviews, reprints of articles, and newspaper clippings, and make up the greater bulk of the collection. These materials cover Middle English, French and Anglo-Latin literature and literary history in the twelfth through sixteenth centuries. Specific topics covered in the research materials include Arthurian legends, Chaucer, Middle English language (including spelling, grammar and punctuation) and literature (especially romances, plays and lyric works), Piers Plowman, and the concept of the table dormant, as well as the teaching of English and the editing of medieval texts. The catalog records Baugh’s extensive personal research library and can additionally be found on microfilm, along with various medieval manuscripts on microfilm. The bulk of the manuscript reproductions are, however, in photograph, facsimile or photocopied form. These manuscripts are primarily in Middle English (with a few in Latin) and include various transcriptions of the Ancren riwle (a 13th century text of rules for anchoresses, one version of which Baugh edited and then published in 1956), two versions of Piers Plowman, (the B and C texts), various English public records, and miscellaneous other Middle English works.
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Albert Croll Baugh papers
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Baugh, Albert C., (Albert Croll), 1891-1981
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 689
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15 boxes
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1914-1973
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Consists of 15 boxes of Albert Croll Baugh’s professional papers, including correspondence, research materials, a catalog of the book collection he donated to the University of Pennsylvania libraries, and reproductions of various medieval manuscripts. The correspondence is professional and overwhelmingly relates to Baugh’s research. The research materials consist primarily of notes, unpublished article reviews, reprints of articles, and newspaper clippings, and make up the greater bulk of the collection. These materials cover Middle English, French and Anglo-Latin literature and literary history in the twelfth through sixteenth centuries. Specific topics covered in the research materials include Arthurian legends, Chaucer, Middle English language (including spelling, grammar and punctuation) and literature (especially romances, plays and lyric works), Piers Plowman, and the concept of the table dormant, as well as the teaching of English and the editing of medieval texts. The catalog records Baugh’s extensive personal research library and can additionally be found on microfilm, along with various medieval manuscripts on microfilm. The bulk of the manuscript reproductions are, however, in photograph, facsimile or photocopied form. These manuscripts are primarily in Middle English (with a few in Latin) and include various transcriptions of the Ancren riwle (a 13th century text of rules for anchoresses, one version of which Baugh edited and then published in 1956), two versions of Piers Plowman, (the B and C texts), various English public records, and miscellaneous other Middle English works.
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Baugh, Albert C., (Albert Croll), 1891-1981 Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 Langland, William, 1330?-1400?, Piers Plowman
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Date added: 2014-08-22
1897-1964
(Bulk: 1947-1964)
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania. School of Dental Medicine.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Evans Dental Institute, today known as the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, was founded in 1878 as the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. The Stomatological Society was a professional organization based within the school, active in the middle of the twentieth century, that served to further the knowledge and interests of dentists and dental students. The collection is comprised of papers used by officers of the Stomatological Society to manage the organization. Financial documents, membership applications, secretary and treasurer's ledgers and a small amount of memorabilia comprise the bulk of the collection.
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Stomatological Society of Evans Dental Institute records
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University of Pennsylvania. School of Dental Medicine.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1008
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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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1897-1964
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1947-1964
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The Evans Dental Institute, today known as the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, was founded in 1878 as the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery. The Stomatological Society was a professional organization based within the school, active in the middle of the twentieth century, that served to further the knowledge and interests of dentists and dental students. The collection is comprised of papers used by officers of the Stomatological Society to manage the organization. Financial documents, membership applications, secretary and treasurer's ledgers and a small amount of memorabilia comprise the bulk of the collection.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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University of Pennsylvania. School of Dental Medicine.
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Correspondence Financial records Membership lists
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Date added: 2015-01-05
1905-1995
(Bulk: 1982-1989)
Creator:
Daniel, Oliver, Creator
Extent: 15 boxes
Research materials, photographs, and sound recordings for Oliver Daniel’s uncompleted biography of orchestral conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos, which was later completed by William R. Trotter as Priest of Music: The Life of Dimitri Mitropoulos (1995). Includes Daniel's correspondence, photocopies of some of Mitropoulos's correspondence, other writers' biographical works on Mitropoulos, oral history interview transcripts, reminiscences, research notes, clippings, programs, reviews, photographs, and sound recordings of interviews, radio programs, and musical works.
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Oliver Daniel research collection on Dimitri Mitropoulos
creator
Daniel, Oliver, Creator
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1017
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
15 boxes
inclusive date
1905-1995
bulk date
1982-1989
abstract/scope/contents
Research materials, photographs, and sound recordings for Oliver Daniel’s uncompleted biography of orchestral conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos, which was later completed by William R. Trotter as Priest of Music: The Life of Dimitri Mitropoulos (1995). Includes Daniel's correspondence, photocopies of some of Mitropoulos's correspondence, other writers' biographical works on Mitropoulos, oral history interview transcripts, reminiscences, research notes, clippings, programs, reviews, photographs, and sound recordings of interviews, radio programs, and musical works.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1980s
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English
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Daniel, Oliver Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960
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Correspondence Interviews Oral histories (document genres) Photographs Sound recordings Transcripts Writings (document genre)
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Date added: 2015-04-09
1850-1953
Creator:
Bancroft, Addison
Bancroft, Bessie, 1878-
Bancroft, Henry
Bancroft, Marie A.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Bancroft family lived in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. This collection includes personal papers from sisters Bessie and Marie, as well as Bessie’s diary for the year 1904. Business papers from their uncles Addison and Henry, who were in the real estate and insurance businesses respectively, are also included. Addison Bancroft’s lease papers reflect a professional relationship with George W. Childs.
title
Bancroft family papers
creator
Bancroft, Addison Bancroft, Bessie, 1878- Bancroft, Henry Bancroft, Marie A.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 627
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1850-1953
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The Bancroft family lived in the Frankford neighborhood of Philadelphia. This collection includes personal papers from sisters Bessie and Marie, as well as Bessie’s diary for the year 1904. Business papers from their uncles Addison and Henry, who were in the real estate and insurance businesses respectively, are also included. Addison Bancroft’s lease papers reflect a professional relationship with George W. Childs.
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Bancroft, Addison Bancroft, Bessie, 1878- Bancroft, Henry Bancroft, Marie A. Childs, George William, 1829-1894
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Correspondence Diaries Family papers Leases Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
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Date added: 2015-04-09
1835-1951
(Bulk: 1927-1948)
Creator:
Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948
Extent: 10.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. (1873-1948), a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania alumnus, served as the first president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1944. The collections consists of 36 volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera, largely dating from the years immediately preceding Gates' presidency at the University of Pennsylvania through his death in 1948.
title
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. scrapbooks
creator
Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1036
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
10.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
inclusive date
1835-1951
bulk date
1927-1948
abstract/scope/contents
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. (1873-1948), a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania alumnus, served as the first president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1944. The collections consists of 36 volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera, largely dating from the years immediately preceding Gates' presidency at the University of Pennsylvania through his death in 1948.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948 University of Pennsylvania.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Scrapbooks
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Date added: 2015-07-29
1880-1992
Creator:
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985
Extent: 16.75 linear feet (76 volumes and boxes)
Eugene Ormandy served as the conductor/musical director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra from 1931 to 1936 and the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1937 to 1980.This collection of photographs documents the career and life of Eugene Ormandy from the early 1880s to the early 1990s, with the bulk of the photographs dating from the 1940s to the 1970s.
title
Eugene Ormandy photographs
creator
Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 330
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
16.75 linear feet (76 volumes and boxes)
inclusive date
1880-1992
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abstract/scope/contents
Eugene Ormandy served as the conductor/musical director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra from 1931 to 1936 and the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1937 to 1980.This collection of photographs documents the career and life of Eugene Ormandy from the early 1880s to the early 1990s, with the bulk of the photographs dating from the 1940s to the 1970s.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985 Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.). Ormandy, Gretel Ormandy, Stephanie Goldner, 1896-1962 Philadelphia Orchestra.
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Negatives (photographic) Photograph albums Photographs
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Date added: 2015-07-29
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.
title
Henry Hector Bolitho papers
creator
Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1079
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1914-1956
bulk date
1940-1956
abstract/scope/contents
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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Date added: 2015-07-29
1820-1991
(Bulk: 1830-1908)
Creator:
Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908
Bird, Mary E.
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains correspondence between Robert Montgomery Bird, his wife Mary E. Bird, their son Frederic Mayer Bird, and other family members. It provides accounts of daily life in New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 19th century.
title
Robert Montgomery Bird family correspondence
creator
Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908 Bird, Mary E. Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1074
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1820-1991
bulk date
1830-1908
abstract/scope/contents
This collection contains correspondence between Robert Montgomery Bird, his wife Mary E. Bird, their son Frederic Mayer Bird, and other family members. It provides accounts of daily life in New Castle, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the 19th century.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
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English
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Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908 Bird, Mary E. Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
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Correspondence Family papers Manuscripts, American--19th century
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Date added: 2015-08-10
1806-1960
Creator:
Sorkin, Sanford
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Sanford Sorkin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1963 with an interest in collecting stamps and other items of philatelic value. The collection consists of correspondence, miscellaneous documents, and ephemera such as postcards, tradecards, and stamped envelopes that Sorkin and his father collected more for their stamps and other evidence of early postal service than for their content. The materials are largely unrelated to one another aside from their philatelic interest.
title
Sanford Sorkin philately collection
creator
Sorkin, Sanford
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1105
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1806-1960
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abstract/scope/contents
Sanford Sorkin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1963 with an interest in collecting stamps and other items of philatelic value. The collection consists of correspondence, miscellaneous documents, and ephemera such as postcards, tradecards, and stamped envelopes that Sorkin and his father collected more for their stamps and other evidence of early postal service than for their content. The materials are largely unrelated to one another aside from their philatelic interest.
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1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Sorkin, Sanford Pennock, Abraham Liddon, 1786-1868
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Correspondence Envelopes Postage stamps Postcards
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Date added: 2015-10-05
1899-1965
Creator:
Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
This collection contains some papers of the Jewish American scholar, writer and editor, Walter Hart Blumenthal (1883-1969). Although composed primarily of Blumenthal’s short stories and poetry, the collection includes one scholarly article published in 1960, titled “Spurious Shakespeare Portraiture” with some accompanying research materials. In 1965 Blumenthal compiled his poetry into the typescript of “Exit Laughing” and his short stories into “Perspectives: Stories of This Brief Tenement Wherein the Spirit Dwells”, both ultimately unpublished.
title
Walter Hart Blumenthal papers
creator
Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1104
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
inclusive date
1899-1965
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abstract/scope/contents
This collection contains some papers of the Jewish American scholar, writer and editor, Walter Hart Blumenthal (1883-1969). Although composed primarily of Blumenthal’s short stories and poetry, the collection includes one scholarly article published in 1960, titled “Spurious Shakespeare Portraiture” with some accompanying research materials. In 1965 Blumenthal compiled his poetry into the typescript of “Exit Laughing” and his short stories into “Perspectives: Stories of This Brief Tenement Wherein the Spirit Dwells”, both ultimately unpublished.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969 Golding, Louis, 1895-1958 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 University of Pennsylvania.
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Notebooks Poems Short stories, American--20th century. Typescripts
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Date added: 2015-11-03
1874-2005
Creator:
Blank, Fritz, 1942-2014
Extent: 32.8 linear feet (82 boxes)
Chef Fritz Blank (1942 August 25 – 2014 September 9) was a prominent chef, restaurateur, and gastronome during the beginnings of Philadelphia’s second-wave restaurant renaissance in the 1980s. His Victus Populi collection comprises over 3,000 recipe booklets, pamphlets, and cookbooks but constitutes only a small subset of Chef Fritz Blank’s enormous cookbook library that was set apart by its focus on the American consumer and home cook. Blank titled the collection Victus Populi (Latin for “Food of the People”) because he saw these pamphlets as one of the best sources of historical information about purchasing, cooking, and consumption habits of the American public in the 20th century. Many of the items appear to be promotional items or product premiums, often produced using relatively inexpensive materials and, as evidenced by extensive wear-and-tear and the occasional spatter, heavily used in household kitchens.
title
Chef Fritz Blank Victus Populi collection
creator
Blank, Fritz, 1942-2014
id
PUSp.Print Coll. 13
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
32.8 linear feet (82 boxes)
inclusive date
1874-2005
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abstract/scope/contents
Chef Fritz Blank (1942 August 25 – 2014 September 9) was a prominent chef, restaurateur, and gastronome during the beginnings of Philadelphia’s second-wave restaurant renaissance in the 1980s. His Victus Populi collection comprises over 3,000 recipe booklets, pamphlets, and cookbooks but constitutes only a small subset of Chef Fritz Blank’s enormous cookbook library that was set apart by its focus on the American consumer and home cook. Blank titled the collection Victus Populi (Latin for “Food of the People”) because he saw these pamphlets as one of the best sources of historical information about purchasing, cooking, and consumption habits of the American public in the 20th century. Many of the items appear to be promotional items or product premiums, often produced using relatively inexpensive materials and, as evidenced by extensive wear-and-tear and the occasional spatter, heavily used in household kitchens.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Blank, Fritz, 1942-2014
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Booklets Cookbooks Pamphlets Publications (document genre) Recipes
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Date added: 2015-11-03
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.
title
Corneille McCarn Rucker papers
creator
Rucker, Corneille McCarn
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 286
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1 linear feet (3 boxes)
inclusive date
1893-1987
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abstract/scope/contents
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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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Rucker, Corneille McCarn Vanderbilt University.
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Correspondence Diaries Poems Scrapbooks
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Date added: 2015-12-01
1910-1960
Creator:
Beermann, Ida Heinemann, 1893-1983
Extent: 2 volumes (5 folders)
Comprises two volumes of German cookbooks written and compiled by Ida Heinemann Beermann.
title
Ida Heinemann Beermann Kochbuch
creator
Beermann, Ida Heinemann, 1893-1983
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1127
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
2 volumes (5 folders)
inclusive date
1910-1960
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abstract/scope/contents
Comprises two volumes of German cookbooks written and compiled by Ida Heinemann Beermann.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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German
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Beermann, Ida Heinemann, 1893-1983
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Clippings (information artifacts) Cookbooks Recipes
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