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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1931-1972
(Bulk: 1940-1961)
Creator:
Mencken, August, 1889-1967
Extent: 0.33 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
August Mencken (1889-1967) was an American civil engineer and author. This collection comprises August Mencken’s correspondence regarding his brother, H.L. Mencken, his research and work on a scale model of the Confederate cruiser Alabama, and miscellaneous collected writings from friends and colleagues.
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August Mencken papers
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Mencken, August, 1889-1967
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1144
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.33 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
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1931-1972
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1940-1961
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August Mencken (1889-1967) was an American civil engineer and author. This collection comprises August Mencken’s correspondence regarding his brother, H.L. Mencken, his research and work on a scale model of the Confederate cruiser Alabama, and miscellaneous collected writings from friends and colleagues.
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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Mencken, August, 1889-1967 Alabama (Screw sloop)‏. Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Photographs Writings (document genre)
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1890-1957
(Bulk: 1920-1957)
Creator:
Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957
Extent: 20 linear feet (27 boxes)
Burton Rascoe (1892-1957) was an American literary critic, journalist, editor, and author working in the first half of the 20th century. His confrontational style stirred up much debate and helped generate interest in up-and-coming writers that Rascoe believed showed promise; most notably, Rascoe was an early champion of writers such as James Branch Cabell, Theodore Dreiser, and H. L. Mencken. The collection consists of his correspondence, including some with famous literary figures; writings by Rascoe in draft and published form; papers relating to a lawsuit with Max Annenberg; diaries and notebooks; photographs; and clippings.
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Burton Rascoe papers
creator
Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1145
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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20 linear feet (27 boxes)
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1890-1957
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1920-1957
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Burton Rascoe (1892-1957) was an American literary critic, journalist, editor, and author working in the first half of the 20th century. His confrontational style stirred up much debate and helped generate interest in up-and-coming writers that Rascoe believed showed promise; most notably, Rascoe was an early champion of writers such as James Branch Cabell, Theodore Dreiser, and H. L. Mencken. The collection consists of his correspondence, including some with famous literary figures; writings by Rascoe in draft and published form; papers relating to a lawsuit with Max Annenberg; diaries and notebooks; photographs; and clippings.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957 Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954 Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Paterson, Isabel, 1886-1961 Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957 Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950
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Articles Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Legal documents Photographs Sketches Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1952-1983
Creator:
Franck, Carlludwig, Author
Extent: 2.2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Carlludwig Franck was an architect, architectural historian, and independent scholar in history and the life sciences. The collection consists of bound typescripts or carbons for mostly unpublished nonfiction works. Some include graphs, drawings, photographs, etc.
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Carlludwig Franck unpublished writings
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Franck, Carlludwig, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 3
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.2 linear feet (6 boxes)
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1952-1983
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Carlludwig Franck was an architect, architectural historian, and independent scholar in history and the life sciences. The collection consists of bound typescripts or carbons for mostly unpublished nonfiction works. Some include graphs, drawings, photographs, etc.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Franck, Carlludwig Anderson, Ervin O.
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Correspondence Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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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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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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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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1943-1999
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Frank F. Furstenberg was born in 1905 in Stockholm, Sweden, but lived most of his life in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was an allergist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then Sinai Hospital. The papers of Frank F. Furstenberg, including correspondence, writings, and reference materials, pertain to Furstenberg's career in medicine and activism.
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Frank F. Furstenberg papers
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 634
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1943-1999
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Frank F. Furstenberg was born in 1905 in Stockholm, Sweden, but lived most of his life in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was an allergist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and then Sinai Hospital. The papers of Frank F. Furstenberg, including correspondence, writings, and reference materials, pertain to Furstenberg's career in medicine and activism.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Furstenberg, Frank F. Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.). Sinai Hospital (Baltimore, Md.). United States. Public Health Service.
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Writings (document genre)
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1920-1957
Creator:
Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
The papers of journalist, writer and cultural critic, Gilbert Seldes are primarily comprised of newspaper clippings that Seldes used as research for his writings. Drafts and printed copies of several articles are included, as well as a draft of his 1956 book, The Public Arts.
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Gilbert Seldes Papers
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Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1082
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1920-1957
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The papers of journalist, writer and cultural critic, Gilbert Seldes are primarily comprised of newspaper clippings that Seldes used as research for his writings. Drafts and printed copies of several articles are included, as well as a draft of his 1956 book, The Public Arts.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drafts (documents) Manuscripts, American--20th century Writings (document genre)
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1942-2015
Creator:
Mathews, Harry, 1930-
Extent: 19 linear feet (48 boxes)
Harry Mathews (1930-2017) is an experimental poet and prose writer. Mathews is well known for authoring several highly acclaimed novels; co-founding and co-editing the literary magazine, Locus Solus; and for his membership in the French avant-garde literary society, Olipo. The collection documents Mathews’ professional life, and to a lesser extent, his personal life and includes drafts, typescripts, and corrected typescripts of Mathews' prose and poetry; publicity and promotion resulting from his literary work; research files probably used for writing his books; teaching and workshop records; writings by others; extensive correspondence which is restricted from use unless permission is granted by Mathews; and a small amount of audio visual material as well as several computer files.
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Harry Mathews papers
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Mathews, Harry, 1930-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1161
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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19 linear feet (48 boxes)
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1942-2015
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Harry Mathews (1930-2017) is an experimental poet and prose writer. Mathews is well known for authoring several highly acclaimed novels; co-founding and co-editing the literary magazine, Locus Solus; and for his membership in the French avant-garde literary society, Olipo. The collection documents Mathews’ professional life, and to a lesser extent, his personal life and includes drafts, typescripts, and corrected typescripts of Mathews' prose and poetry; publicity and promotion resulting from his literary work; research files probably used for writing his books; teaching and workshop records; writings by others; extensive correspondence which is restricted from use unless permission is granted by Mathews; and a small amount of audio visual material as well as several computer files.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Mathews, Harry, 1930- Ashbery, John, 1927- Oulipo (Association). Perec, Georges, 1936-1982
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Machine-readable artifacts Reviews (document genre) Writings (document genre)
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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)
inclusive date
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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1943-1952
Creator:
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author and artist best known for his controversial books such as Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring and Tropic of Capricorn. The collection consists of two drawings, one photograph, letters from Miller to Tambimuttu, and a small number of published writings and promotional material.
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Henry Miller papers
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Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 973
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
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1943-1952
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Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author and artist best known for his controversial books such as Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring and Tropic of Capricorn. The collection consists of two drawings, one photograph, letters from Miller to Tambimuttu, and a small number of published writings and promotional material.
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1940s 1950s
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English
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Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 Tambimuttu, 1915-
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Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Paintings (visual works) Writings (document genre)
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1898-1992
Creator:
Furber, Holden, 1903-
Extent: 1.75 linear feet (5 boxes and oversized folder)
Holden Furber (1903-1993) was a professor of South Asian studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1948 to 1973. His papers include his correspondence to his family while traveling; records relating to his education from grammar school to graduate school; his writings; his research; and his professional papers, largely as a professor.
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Holden Furber papers
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Furber, Holden, 1903-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1238
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.75 linear feet (5 boxes and oversized folder)
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1898-1992
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Holden Furber (1903-1993) was a professor of South Asian studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1948 to 1973. His papers include his correspondence to his family while traveling; records relating to his education from grammar school to graduate school; his writings; his research; and his professional papers, largely as a professor.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Furber, Holden, 1903- University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Photographs Reprographic copies Research notes Reviews (document genre) School records 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
repository
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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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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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
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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18 boxes
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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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1940s
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Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
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Correspondence Memoirs Photographs Writings (document genre)
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1869-2014
(Bulk: 1958-2013)
Creator:
DePreist, James, 1936 -
Extent: 130 boxes (+ 2 map drawer folders)
James DePreist (1936-2013) was an African-American conductor of international renown. This collection primarily documents James DePreist's conducting career, with a focus on the 1980s and 1990s with the Oregon Symphony, including organizational records, concert programs, press coverage, scores, and recordings.
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James DePreist papers
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DePreist, James, 1936 -
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 640
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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130 boxes (+ 2 map drawer folders)
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1869-2014
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1958-2013
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James DePreist (1936-2013) was an African-American conductor of international renown. This collection primarily documents James DePreist's conducting career, with a focus on the 1980s and 1990s with the Oregon Symphony, including organizational records, concert programs, press coverage, scores, and recordings.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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DePreist, James, 1936 - Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993 Oregon Symphony.
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Audiovisual materials Concert programs Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Photographs Writings (document genre)
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1908-1980
Creator:
Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980
Extent: 37 linear feet (37 boxes)
John W. Mauchly (1907-1980) was a physicist, teacher, and a leader in the development of computers. With J. Presper Eckert, he invented the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer (EDVAC), the Binary Automatic Computer (BINAC), and the Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC). This first installment of Mauchly's papers documents Mauchly's youth, education, early career at Ursinus College, his work at the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering, his partnership with J. Presper Eckert, with whom he formed two companies, the Electronic Control Company (ECC) and the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC), and his work through 1959 with Remington Rand/Sperry Rand after its purchase of EMCC in 1950. Early work in programming, coding, compilers, routines and subroutines, and most importantly, the application of electronic computers in government, business, and industry, as well as the history of the computer, is well documented. Moreover, this collection provides a glimpse into the personal life of the remarkable man behind this work through his interactions with family, friends, and colleagues.
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John W. Mauchly papers
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Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 925
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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37 linear feet (37 boxes)
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1908-1980
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John W. Mauchly (1907-1980) was a physicist, teacher, and a leader in the development of computers. With J. Presper Eckert, he invented the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer (EDVAC), the Binary Automatic Computer (BINAC), and the Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC). This first installment of Mauchly's papers documents Mauchly's youth, education, early career at Ursinus College, his work at the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering, his partnership with J. Presper Eckert, with whom he formed two companies, the Electronic Control Company (ECC) and the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC), and his work through 1959 with Remington Rand/Sperry Rand after its purchase of EMCC in 1950. Early work in programming, coding, compilers, routines and subroutines, and most importantly, the application of electronic computers in government, business, and industry, as well as the history of the computer, is well documented. Moreover, this collection provides a glimpse into the personal life of the remarkable man behind this work through his interactions with family, friends, and colleagues.
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Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980 Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995 Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.). Johns Hopkins University. Department of Physics. Moore School of Electrical Engineering. Remington Rand, Inc. Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division. United States. Army. Ordnance Corps. Univac Applications Research Center. University of Pennsylvania. Ursinus College.
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Business records Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Family papers Financial records Lectures Notes Patents Publications (document genre) Research notes School records Writings (document genre)
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1926-1955
Creator:
Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-, Collector
Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934, Author
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Thorne Smith (1892–1934) was an American author of comedic supernatural fiction. His best-known work is the two Topper novels, published between 1920 and 1930. The collection consists of correspondences between Joseph Blotner, a then-Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania writing his dissertation on Smith, and various associates of Thorne Smith; and typescripts and manuscripts of Smith's novels, including Topper, The Night Life of the Gods, and Rain in the Doorway.
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Joseph Blotner collection on Thorne Smith
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Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-, Collector Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 992
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1926-1955
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Thorne Smith (1892–1934) was an American author of comedic supernatural fiction. His best-known work is the two Topper novels, published between 1920 and 1930. The collection consists of correspondences between Joseph Blotner, a then-Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania writing his dissertation on Smith, and various associates of Thorne Smith; and typescripts and manuscripts of Smith's novels, including Topper, The Night Life of the Gods, and Rain in the Doorway.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923- Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934
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Correspondence Writings (document genre)
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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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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
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1017
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15 boxes
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1905-1995
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1982-1989
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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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1945-1995
Creator:
Daniel, Oliver
Extent: 90 boxes
Research files, cassette tapes, and transcripts for Daniel’s biography of Leopold Stokowski titled Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View (1982). Includes the author’s correspondence, photocopies of Leopold Stokowski’s correspondence, programs, reviews, clippings, photographs, and the completed manuscript submitted for publication; plus preservation and service copies of the oral history sound recordings.
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Oliver Daniel research collection on Leopold Stokowski
creator
Daniel, Oliver
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 382
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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90 boxes
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1945-1995
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Research files, cassette tapes, and transcripts for Daniel’s biography of Leopold Stokowski titled Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View (1982). Includes the author’s correspondence, photocopies of Leopold Stokowski’s correspondence, programs, reviews, clippings, photographs, and the completed manuscript submitted for publication; plus preservation and service copies of the oral history sound recordings.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Daniel, Oliver
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Correspondence Interviews Oral histories (document genres) Photographs Sound recordings Transcripts Writings (document genre)
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1951-1986
Creator:
Lowinger, Paul, 1923-
Extent: 25 boxes
Paul Lowinger was a psychiatrist and founder of the Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health. His papers comprise 25 boxes of material including correspondence; writings; papers relating to organizations with which Lowinger was professionally affiliated; printed materials from other organizations; health legislation; legal records; and materials published by others in magazines, newspapers, professional journals, and independently. The collection spans a considerable portion of Lowinger’s life, but the material is primarily concentrated in the late 1960s and early 1970s and is largely concerned with Lowinger’s work as a psychiatrist and activist, with significant portions devoted to his work with the Vietnam peace movement, the civil rights movement, prison reform, and the American Psychiatric Association.
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Paul Lowinger papers
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Lowinger, Paul, 1923-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 635
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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25 boxes
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1951-1986
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Paul Lowinger was a psychiatrist and founder of the Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health. His papers comprise 25 boxes of material including correspondence; writings; papers relating to organizations with which Lowinger was professionally affiliated; printed materials from other organizations; health legislation; legal records; and materials published by others in magazines, newspapers, professional journals, and independently. The collection spans a considerable portion of Lowinger’s life, but the material is primarily concentrated in the late 1960s and early 1970s and is largely concerned with Lowinger’s work as a psychiatrist and activist, with significant portions devoted to his work with the Vietnam peace movement, the civil rights movement, prison reform, and the American Psychiatric Association.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Lowinger, Paul, 1923- Lear, Walter J., (Walter Jay), 1923-2010
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Writings (document genre)
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1865-1976
Creator:
Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
Extent: 39 boxes (+ one map drawer)
One third of the collection comprises correspondence, including exchanges with professional colleagues and clients as well as a few family members. With the exception of a substantial group of letters written by Cret to his wife while serving in World War I, there is little personal material. None of the correspondence files contains comprehensive representation of the transactions of Cret and/or his firm on any given project. The remainder of the Papers includes writings by Cret, project and teaching materials (incomplete), notes, biographical material, and photographs.
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Paul Philippe Cret papers
creator
Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 295
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
39 boxes (+ one map drawer)
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1865-1976
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One third of the collection comprises correspondence, including exchanges with professional colleagues and clients as well as a few family members. With the exception of a substantial group of letters written by Cret to his wife while serving in World War I, there is little personal material. None of the correspondence files contains comprehensive representation of the transactions of Cret and/or his firm on any given project. The remainder of the Papers includes writings by Cret, project and teaching materials (incomplete), notes, biographical material, and photographs.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
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Correspondence Photographs Writings (document genre)
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1921-1964
Creator:
Schrecker, Paul, 1889-
Extent: 10 linear feet (11 boxes)
Paul Schrecker (1889-1963) was an Austrian-born philosopher and University of Pennsylvania professor who edited the works of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz from 1929 to 1933 and Nicolas Malebranche from 1934 to 1940. This collection of his professional and personal papers consists of the teaching materials, correspondence, writing, and research materials accumulated throughout his career. This collection is of value to scholars interested in research on Enlightenment philosophers and the culture of 20th century academia.
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Paul Schrecker papers
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Schrecker, Paul, 1889-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 987
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 linear feet (11 boxes)
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1921-1964
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Paul Schrecker (1889-1963) was an Austrian-born philosopher and University of Pennsylvania professor who edited the works of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz from 1929 to 1933 and Nicolas Malebranche from 1934 to 1940. This collection of his professional and personal papers consists of the teaching materials, correspondence, writing, and research materials accumulated throughout his career. This collection is of value to scholars interested in research on Enlightenment philosophers and the culture of 20th century academia.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Schrecker, Paul, 1889- Bryn Mawr College. Descartes, René, 1596-1650 Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,‏ ‎Freiherr von, 1646-1716 Malebranche, Nicolas, 1638-1715 New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Family papers Lecture notes Notebooks Photographs Research notes Writings (document genre)
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1945-1987
(Bulk: 1950-1987)
Creator:
Bleier, Ruth, 1923-
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Ruth Bleier (1923–1988) was a neurophysiologist and also one of the first feminist scholars to explore how gender biases have shaped biology. This collection, including personal and professional letters; newspaper clippings; newsletters; professional writings; and reference materials, documents Bleier's academic and activist activities.
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Ruth Bleier papers
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Bleier, Ruth, 1923-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 616
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1945-1987
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1950-1987
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Ruth Bleier (1923–1988) was a neurophysiologist and also one of the first feminist scholars to explore how gender biases have shaped biology. This collection, including personal and professional letters; newspaper clippings; newsletters; professional writings; and reference materials, documents Bleier's academic and activist activities.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Bleier, Ruth, 1923- Association for Women in Science. Lear, Walter J., (Walter Jay), 1923-2010 Maryland Committee for Peace. University of Wisconsin--Madison.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Publications (document genre) Writings (document genre)
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1954-2006
(Bulk: 1985-2005)
Creator:
Carroll, Terence E.
Extent: 5 linear feet ((11 boxes))
Terence E. Carroll (1925-2009) was a public health advocate active in Detroit and Washington, D.C. He worked for the Michigan Credit Union League, the League Life Insurance Company, the National Institute on Rehabilitation and Health Services, the Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Southeastern Michigan, Public Health Information Services, and the National Association for Public Health Policy. The collection consists of personal materials, personal and professional correspondence, material on affiliated public health organizations, writings and speeches by Carroll and others, and photographs of Carroll's professional life.
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Terence E. Carroll papers
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Carroll, Terence E.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1124
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
5 linear feet ((11 boxes))
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1954-2006
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1985-2005
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Terence E. Carroll (1925-2009) was a public health advocate active in Detroit and Washington, D.C. He worked for the Michigan Credit Union League, the League Life Insurance Company, the National Institute on Rehabilitation and Health Services, the Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Southeastern Michigan, Public Health Information Services, and the National Association for Public Health Policy. The collection consists of personal materials, personal and professional correspondence, material on affiliated public health organizations, writings and speeches by Carroll and others, and photographs of Carroll's professional life.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Carroll, Terence E. Carroll, Terence E. Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Southeastern Michigan. National Association for Public Health Policy. Wayne State University.
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Administrative records Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Photographs Speeches Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1872-1983
(Bulk: 1900-1963)
Creator:
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
Extent: 142 boxes
Collection contains 54 boxes of professional and family correspondence; 68 boxes of writings by Brooks, including typescripts, galleys, and notes for books, articles, prefaces, and addresses, as well as juvenalia, diaries, and notebooks; and 20 boxes of memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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Van Wyck Brooks papers
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Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 650
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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142 boxes
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1872-1983
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1900-1963
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Collection contains 54 boxes of professional and family correspondence; 68 boxes of writings by Brooks, including typescripts, galleys, and notes for books, articles, prefaces, and addresses, as well as juvenalia, diaries, and notebooks; and 20 boxes of memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963 Brooks, Charles Van Wyck, 1912- Brooks, Eleanor Stimson, d. 1945 Brooks, Gladys S.
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Correspondence Diaries Manuscripts for publication Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Writings (document genre)
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1919-1969
(Bulk: 1943-1945)
Creator:
Sruogiene, Vanda, 1899-
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Vanda Sruoga (1899-1997) was a Lithuanian historian and educator and the wife of prominent Lithuanian writer Balys Sruoga. Balys Sruoga (1896-1947) was a poet, playwright, critic, and literary theorist. In 1943, he was sent to Stutthof Concentration Camp. Vanda Sruoga collected Balys Sruoga’s letters from the camp, as well as additional writing he produced during this time. She typed and translated some of the letters from German into Lithuanian and added her own notes. Vanda Sruoga also collected letters she received from Vincas Kreve, another prominent Lithuanian writer.
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Vanda Sruoga collection of copies of Balys Sruoga and Vincas Kreve materials
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Sruogiene, Vanda, 1899-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1255
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1919-1969
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1943-1945
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Vanda Sruoga (1899-1997) was a Lithuanian historian and educator and the wife of prominent Lithuanian writer Balys Sruoga. Balys Sruoga (1896-1947) was a poet, playwright, critic, and literary theorist. In 1943, he was sent to Stutthof Concentration Camp. Vanda Sruoga collected Balys Sruoga’s letters from the camp, as well as additional writing he produced during this time. She typed and translated some of the letters from German into Lithuanian and added her own notes. Vanda Sruoga also collected letters she received from Vincas Kreve, another prominent Lithuanian writer.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1940s
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English
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Sruogiene, Vanda, 1899- Kreve-Mickevicius, Vincas, 1882-1954 Sruoga, Balys, 1896-1947 Stutthof (Concentration camp).
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Translations (documents) Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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