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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1944-2016
(Bulk: 1960-2009)
Creator:
Solomonow, Allan
Extent: 32.8 linear feet (34 boxes)
Allan Wayne Solomonow (born 1937) is a Jewish peace activist who was active in New York City and the San Francisco Bay area from the 1970s through the 2010s. His particular concern was Middle East peace, especially the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This collection documents Solomonow's life's work and primarily comprise his professional papers related to the Jewish peace community as well as collected secondary material that informed his thinking.
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Allan Solomonow papers
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Solomonow, Allan
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1247
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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32.8 linear feet (34 boxes)
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1944-2016
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1960-2009
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Allan Wayne Solomonow (born 1937) is a Jewish peace activist who was active in New York City and the San Francisco Bay area from the 1970s through the 2010s. His particular concern was Middle East peace, especially the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This collection documents Solomonow's life's work and primarily comprise his professional papers related to the Jewish peace community as well as collected secondary material that informed his thinking.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Solomonow, Allan American Friends Service Committee. Anti-defamation League. Breira. Coalition Against Surveillance. Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East. Middle East Peace Project. Munazzamat al-Tahrir al-Filastiniyah. New Jewish Agenda (Organization). Solomonow, Allan
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Administrative records Audiovisual materials Books Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Notes Periodicals Photographs Slides (photographs) Speeches Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1971-1998
Creator:
American Poetry Review.
Extent: 217 boxes
The collection primarily comprises the editorial files maintained on each contributor to the journal. Included in these files are correspondence between the authors, translaters, and editors of APR, manuscripts submitted for publication, galleys corrected by the authors and editors, and editors’ votes and comments on submitted manuscripts. Other series include a small section of administrative correspondence, financial records from 1972-1980, photographs of the writers whose work has been published in APR, and an incomplete run of the periodical.
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American Poetry Review records
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American Poetry Review.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 349
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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217 boxes
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1971-1998
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The collection primarily comprises the editorial files maintained on each contributor to the journal. Included in these files are correspondence between the authors, translaters, and editors of APR, manuscripts submitted for publication, galleys corrected by the authors and editors, and editors’ votes and comments on submitted manuscripts. Other series include a small section of administrative correspondence, financial records from 1972-1980, photographs of the writers whose work has been published in APR, and an incomplete run of the periodical.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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American Poetry Review.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts for publication Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1929-2012
(Bulk: 1970-2012)
Creator:
Tehon, Atha
Extent: 11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
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Atha Tehon papers
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Tehon, Atha
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1260
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
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1929-2012
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1970-2012
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Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Tehon, Atha Dial Books for Young Readers. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. HarperCollins (Firm). Pinkney, Jerry Sendak, Maurice, 1928-2012 Steig, William, 1907-2003
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Audiovisual materials Awards Book jackets Calendars Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Machine-readable artifacts Memorabilia Mock-ups Page proofs Sketchbooks Sketches
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1937-1939, undated
Creator:
Kukla, Barbara J.
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Barbara J. Kukla (born 1940) is an author and an authority on the Newark, New Jersey, jazz scene. This collection consists of ten acetate discs containing classical, gospel, and popular music, dating from at least 1937 to 1939. It includes a recording of Marian Anderson's performance at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on April 9, 1939.
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Barbara J. Kukla collection of acetate discs
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Kukla, Barbara J.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1230
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1937-1939, undated
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Barbara J. Kukla (born 1940) is an author and an authority on the Newark, New Jersey, jazz scene. This collection consists of ten acetate discs containing classical, gospel, and popular music, dating from at least 1937 to 1939. It includes a recording of Marian Anderson's performance at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on April 9, 1939.
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Kukla, Barbara J. Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993
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Audiovisual materials Sound recordings
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1912-1963
(Bulk: 1912-1925)
Creator:
Perez, Jann
Perez, Robert N.
Extent: 1 linear foot (3 boxes)
A. Mitchell Palmer was a Democrat politician from Pennsylvania who served as Congressman, Alien Property Custodian and Attorney General between 1908 and 1921. This collection covers, to a limited degree, each of these three stages of Palmer’s career. It includes photographs, correspondence, and administrative documentation relating to Palmer’s political campaigns, his support of president Woodrow Wilson, and his involvement with organizations such as the Chemical Foundation, especially during his appointment as Alien Property Custodian.
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Bob and Jann Perez collection of A. Mitchell Palmer materials
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Perez, Jann Perez, Robert N.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1214
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 linear foot (3 boxes)
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1912-1963
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1912-1925
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A. Mitchell Palmer was a Democrat politician from Pennsylvania who served as Congressman, Alien Property Custodian and Attorney General between 1908 and 1921. This collection covers, to a limited degree, each of these three stages of Palmer’s career. It includes photographs, correspondence, and administrative documentation relating to Palmer’s political campaigns, his support of president Woodrow Wilson, and his involvement with organizations such as the Chemical Foundation, especially during his appointment as Alien Property Custodian.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1910s 1920s
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English
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Perez, Jann Perez, Robert N. Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937 Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936 United States. Congress. United States. Department of Justice. Office of the Attorney General. United States. Office for Emergency Management. Office of Alien Property Custodian. Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
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Audiovisual materials Biographies Correspondence Government records Photographs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1936-1992
Creator:
Davis, Curtis W., 1928-
Extent: 6.5 linear feet (17 boxes)
Curtis W. Davis (1928-1986) was a television producer who planned to publish a biography of the orchestral conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). The biography remained unfinished at the time of Davis' death. This collection consists of his research materials, notes, correspondence, and drafts of the planned biography.
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Curtis W. Davis collection on Leopold Stokowski
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Davis, Curtis W., 1928-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 965
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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6.5 linear feet (17 boxes)
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1936-1992
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Curtis W. Davis (1928-1986) was a television producer who planned to publish a biography of the orchestral conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). The biography remained unfinished at the time of Davis' death. This collection consists of his research materials, notes, correspondence, and drafts of the planned biography.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Davis, Curtis W., 1928- Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
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Audiovisual materials Biographies (documents) Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Photographs Research notes
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1923-2000
(Bulk: 1975-1998)
Creator:
Mahoney, David J.
Extent: 73 boxes
Personal papers of business executive and philanthropist David J. Mahoney. The bulk of the materials comprise correspondence from 1951 to 2000, including letters from Richard Nixon, Norton Simon, William Safire, and Vernon Jordan; writings from 1965 to 1999, including two books written by Mahoney: Confessions of a Street Smart Manager (1988) with Richard Conarroe and The Longevity Strategy: How to Live to 100 Using the Brain-Body Connection (1998) with Richard Restak, M.D.; and events covering the years 1968 to 1998, such as the Horatio Alger Award, which Mahoney won in 1977, and the Bilderburg Conference in both 1981 and 1982. Also available are newspaper clippings and publicity materials focusing on Mahoney as a society figure and businessman, media such as VHS tapes and DVD’s, books, photographs, and award plaques and medals.
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David J. Mahoney papers
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Mahoney, David J.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 763
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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73 boxes
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1923-2000
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1975-1998
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Personal papers of business executive and philanthropist David J. Mahoney. The bulk of the materials comprise correspondence from 1951 to 2000, including letters from Richard Nixon, Norton Simon, William Safire, and Vernon Jordan; writings from 1965 to 1999, including two books written by Mahoney: Confessions of a Street Smart Manager (1988) with Richard Conarroe and The Longevity Strategy: How to Live to 100 Using the Brain-Body Connection (1998) with Richard Restak, M.D.; and events covering the years 1968 to 1998, such as the Horatio Alger Award, which Mahoney won in 1977, and the Bilderburg Conference in both 1981 and 1982. Also available are newspaper clippings and publicity materials focusing on Mahoney as a society figure and businessman, media such as VHS tapes and DVD’s, books, photographs, and award plaques and medals.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Mahoney, David J.
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Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Manuscripts for publication Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1962-2013
Creator:
Vanderwerken, David L., 1945-2015
Extent: 2.4 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection includes material related to a planned critical biography of author Chaim Potok (1929-2002) by David L. Vanderwerken (1945-2015), an American literary scholar and professor of English literature. It contains correspondence regarding the proposal for the book; general research on the critical literature surrounding Potok's literary career, as well as his life and art; a Vanderwerken interview with Potok; and copies of Potok's novels and nonfiction works, with annotations by Vanderwerken.
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David L. Vanderwerken research collection on Chaim Potok
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Vanderwerken, David L., 1945-2015
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1234
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.4 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1962-2013
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This collection includes material related to a planned critical biography of author Chaim Potok (1929-2002) by David L. Vanderwerken (1945-2015), an American literary scholar and professor of English literature. It contains correspondence regarding the proposal for the book; general research on the critical literature surrounding Potok's literary career, as well as his life and art; a Vanderwerken interview with Potok; and copies of Potok's novels and nonfiction works, with annotations by Vanderwerken.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Vanderwerken, David L., 1945-2015 Potok, Chaim
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Audiovisual materials Floppy disks Interviews Research notes VHS Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1939-1973
(Bulk: 1939-1952)
Creator:
Spencer, Dorothy M. (Dorothy Mary), 1907-
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
Dorothy M. Spencer (born 1907) was an American anthropologist who was a participant observer among the Mundari-speaking Adivasi tribespeople of India during four periods between 1939 and 1952. This collection features her notes from these expeditions on individual villagers, their customs, daily lives, and town meetings. It also contains several academic papers, materials from two courses taught by Spencer in the Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and several vinyl records and two 8mm films.
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Dorothy M. Spencer papers
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Spencer, Dorothy M. (Dorothy Mary), 1907-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1002
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3.5 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1939-1973
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1939-1952
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Dorothy M. Spencer (born 1907) was an American anthropologist who was a participant observer among the Mundari-speaking Adivasi tribespeople of India during four periods between 1939 and 1952. This collection features her notes from these expeditions on individual villagers, their customs, daily lives, and town meetings. It also contains several academic papers, materials from two courses taught by Spencer in the Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and several vinyl records and two 8mm films.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Spencer, Dorothy M. (Dorothy Mary), 1907-
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Articles Audiovisual materials Autobiographies Case files Interviews
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1928-1960, undated
Creator:
Miller, Elizabeth Turner, 1911-1985
Extent: 1.35 linear foot (5 boxes)
The Elizabeth T. Miller papers, part of the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection of Women in the American Wilderness, contain documentation of Miller’s 1940 travels through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, along with some later correspondence and recollections of the trip. Miller, a commercial artist from Baltimore, Maryland, undertook this journey with her cousin, sculptor and archaeologist Benjamin Turner Kurtz; the acclaimed operatic singer Carolyn Long; and photographer John Henry Coon. The majority of the collection consists of scrapbooks documenting various Mayan ruins and archaeological sites in these countries. Essays published in the Bulletin of the Natural History Society of Maryland (and a few unpublished pieces) written by Miller and Kurtz are also included, as are miscellaneous photos, notes, letters, publications and documents relating to this trip.
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Elizabeth T. Miller papers
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Miller, Elizabeth Turner, 1911-1985
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1265
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.35 linear foot (5 boxes)
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1928-1960, undated
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The Elizabeth T. Miller papers, part of the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection of Women in the American Wilderness, contain documentation of Miller’s 1940 travels through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, along with some later correspondence and recollections of the trip. Miller, a commercial artist from Baltimore, Maryland, undertook this journey with her cousin, sculptor and archaeologist Benjamin Turner Kurtz; the acclaimed operatic singer Carolyn Long; and photographer John Henry Coon. The majority of the collection consists of scrapbooks documenting various Mayan ruins and archaeological sites in these countries. Essays published in the Bulletin of the Natural History Society of Maryland (and a few unpublished pieces) written by Miller and Kurtz are also included, as are miscellaneous photos, notes, letters, publications and documents relating to this trip.
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Miller, Elizabeth Turner, 1911-1985 Coon, John Henry Harrington, John Peabody Kurtz, Benjamin Turner, 1899-1960 Long, Carolyn, 1915-1991 Natural History Society of Maryland.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Photograph albums Photographs Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1924-2007
Creator:
McCollin, Frances, 1892-1960
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
The McCollin-Arnett family, including Frances McCollin (1892-1960), Edward McCollin, and Edward McCollin Arnett, was influential in the musical community of Philadelphia. This collection documents some of their activities through correspondence, notes, photographs, programs, sheet music, and recordings.
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Frances McCollin papers
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McCollin, Frances, 1892-1960
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1041
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1924-2007
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The McCollin-Arnett family, including Frances McCollin (1892-1960), Edward McCollin, and Edward McCollin Arnett, was influential in the musical community of Philadelphia. This collection documents some of their activities through correspondence, notes, photographs, programs, sheet music, and recordings.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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McCollin, Frances, 1892-1960 Arnett, Edward McCollin McCollin, Edward, 1858-1923
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Audiovisual materials Concert programs Correspondence Notes Sheet music Sound recordings
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
circa 1940-1948, 1966
Creator:
Weise, Frank, 1918-2003
Weiss, Helen, 1920-1948
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Helen Weiss (1920-1948) was a Philadelphia composer and musician who worked in South America teaching and performing music. This collection documents the last eight years of Helen Weiss's life through letters to her brother, Frank; her educational and musical achievements; and recordings of her work; as well as her legacy as a musician after her death at age 28.
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Frank Weise collection of Helen Weiss papers
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Weise, Frank, 1918-2003 Weiss, Helen, 1920-1948
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1399
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
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circa 1940-1948, 1966
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Helen Weiss (1920-1948) was a Philadelphia composer and musician who worked in South America teaching and performing music. This collection documents the last eight years of Helen Weiss's life through letters to her brother, Frank; her educational and musical achievements; and recordings of her work; as well as her legacy as a musician after her death at age 28.
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Weise, Frank, 1918-2003 Weiss, Helen, 1920-1948
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Audiovisual materials Composition (artistic arrangement) Concert programs Correspondence Obituaries School yearbooks Scores
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1834-1999
Creator:
Zagadinow, Georgij, 1925-1999
Extent: 10 linear feet (19 boxes)
Georgij Sanji Zagadinow (1925-1999) was a Kalmyk immigrant to Philadelphia who spent much of his life working on a Kalmyk-English dictionary. The materials in this collection include literary and other sources from Soviet Kalmykia, as well as extensive documentation of the Kalmyk communities in the United States. Researchers interested in Inner Asian studies and US immigration history may wish to consult this collection.
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Georgij Sanji Zagadinow collection of Kalmyk materials
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Zagadinow, Georgij, 1925-1999
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1318
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 linear feet (19 boxes)
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1834-1999
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Georgij Sanji Zagadinow (1925-1999) was a Kalmyk immigrant to Philadelphia who spent much of his life working on a Kalmyk-English dictionary. The materials in this collection include literary and other sources from Soviet Kalmykia, as well as extensive documentation of the Kalmyk communities in the United States. Researchers interested in Inner Asian studies and US immigration history may wish to consult this collection.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Russian
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Zagadinow, Georgij, 1925-1999 Society for the Promotion of Kalmyk Culture.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Dictionaries Minutes (Records) Notes Publications (document genre) Reports Sound recordings
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1981-2003
Creator:
Ott, Gil, (Gilbert Frederic), 1950-2004
Extent: 4 boxes
The collection comprises correspondence, personal writings, submissions, journals, notebooks, grant and financial records, and computer files on a hard-drive.
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Gil Ott papers
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Ott, Gil, (Gilbert Frederic), 1950-2004
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 610
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 boxes
inclusive date
1981-2003
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The collection comprises correspondence, personal writings, submissions, journals, notebooks, grant and financial records, and computer files on a hard-drive.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ott, Gil, (Gilbert Frederic), 1950-2004
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Machine-readable artifacts Manuscripts, American--20th century Writings (document genre)
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1945-2012
Creator:
Brown, Andreas
Extent: 11 linear feet (19 boxes)
Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) was an American author and artist, primarily known for his children’s stories and illustrations of children’s books, although he also produced adult-oriented work. Sometime around 1977, Gorey established a company, Doomed Enterprises, to handle all matters related to publication and licensing of his work. This collection consists primarily of records of Andreas Brown's and the Gotham Book Mart's records relating to Doomed Enterprises, documents relating to the execution of the Edward Gorey estate after 2000 (for which Brown served as an executor), and other documents and artifacts documenting Gorey’s public image and legacy.
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Gotham Book Mart collection of Edward Gorey material
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Brown, Andreas
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1185
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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11 linear feet (19 boxes)
inclusive date
1945-2012
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Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) was an American author and artist, primarily known for his children’s stories and illustrations of children’s books, although he also produced adult-oriented work. Sometime around 1977, Gorey established a company, Doomed Enterprises, to handle all matters related to publication and licensing of his work. This collection consists primarily of records of Andreas Brown's and the Gotham Book Mart's records relating to Doomed Enterprises, documents relating to the execution of the Edward Gorey estate after 2000 (for which Brown served as an executor), and other documents and artifacts documenting Gorey’s public image and legacy.
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Brown, Andreas Brown, Andreas Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000 Gotham Book Mart.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Estate inventories Machine-readable artifacts Memorabilia Photographs Printed ephemera Writings (documents)
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1723-2006
(Bulk: 1967-2006)
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Extent: 79 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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Gotham Book Mart records
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Gotham Book Mart.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
79 linear feet (95 boxes)
inclusive date
1723-2006
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1967-2006
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The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Gotham Book Mart. Black Sparrow Press. Brown, Andreas Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989 Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Audiovisual materials Book catalogs Broadsides (notices) Business records Cabinet photographs Correspondence Genealogies (histories) Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Postcards Sales records Scrapbooks
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1972-2013
Creator:
Moore, Graeme, Collector
Extent: 8 linear feet (10 boxes)
Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006) was a Scottish poet, artist, and landscape and garden designer, best known for his prints and pamphlets and his iconic garden Little Sparta, a collaboration with his second wife, Sue MacDonald-Lockhart. Graeme Moore is an English landscape and garden designer and critic, and former head gardener of Little Sparta. This collection contains material collected by Graeme Moore related to his relationship with Ian Hamilton Finlay and Finlay's work.
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Graeme Moore collection of Ian Hamilton Finlay material
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Moore, Graeme, Collector
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1386
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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8 linear feet (10 boxes)
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1972-2013
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Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006) was a Scottish poet, artist, and landscape and garden designer, best known for his prints and pamphlets and his iconic garden Little Sparta, a collaboration with his second wife, Sue MacDonald-Lockhart. Graeme Moore is an English landscape and garden designer and critic, and former head gardener of Little Sparta. This collection contains material collected by Graeme Moore related to his relationship with Ian Hamilton Finlay and Finlay's work.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Moore, Graeme Finlay, Ian Hamilton, 1925-2006 Little Sparta (Dunsyre, Scotland).
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Artifacts (object genre) Audiovisual materials Correspondence Photographs Publications (documents) Scrapbooks Slides (photographs)
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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
repository
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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1901-2016
Creator:
Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.).
Extent: 59.5 linear feet (67 boxes)
The Hedgerow Theatre Company was established in 1923 by Jasper Deeter, a New York based actor and director. Located in the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Community of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Hedgerow holds the distinction as the longest serving Repertory Theatre in America. The Hedgerow Theatre Company records contains a wide variety of materials, from business records and show materials to member ephemera and photographs. The collection provides both a practical and intimate look into the workings of this repertory theatre.
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Hedgerow Theatre Company records
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Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1321
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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59.5 linear feet (67 boxes)
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1901-2016
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The Hedgerow Theatre Company was established in 1923 by Jasper Deeter, a New York based actor and director. Located in the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Community of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Hedgerow holds the distinction as the longest serving Repertory Theatre in America. The Hedgerow Theatre Company records contains a wide variety of materials, from business records and show materials to member ephemera and photographs. The collection provides both a practical and intimate look into the workings of this repertory theatre.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.). Deeter, Jasper Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.). Reed, Penelope
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Administrative records Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Financial records Minutes (Records) Photographs Playbills Plays (performed works) Promotional materials Prompt books Publications (documents) Scores Scrapbooks Scripts Theater programs Writings (documents)
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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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English
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 American Labor Party. Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975 Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951 Communist Party of the United States of America. Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Fast, Bette Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 Izakov, Boris Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985 Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993 Polevoĭ, Boris Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 Thomas, Gwyn, 1913-1981 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. United States. Office of War Information. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Voice of America (Organization).
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Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Manuscripts, American--20th century Novels Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Printed ephemera Scrapbooks Screenplays Short stories Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1902-2014
(Bulk: 1951-1967)
Creator:
Brewton, James, 1930-1967
Extent: 2 linear feet (7 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
James Edward Brewton (1930-1967) was an American painter and printmaker who attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and exhibited works in Philadelphia and in Denmark. Brewton's early works are said to be expressionist and his later works incorporate graffiti and the influences of "pataphysics." His life was cut short by suicide at the age of 37. The collection is arranged in four series: I. Personal material; II. Artworks; III. Books and audiovisual materials; and IV. Artifacts and memorabilia.
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James Brewton papers
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Brewton, James, 1930-1967
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1125
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2 linear feet (7 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
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1902-2014
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1951-1967
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James Edward Brewton (1930-1967) was an American painter and printmaker who attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and exhibited works in Philadelphia and in Denmark. Brewton's early works are said to be expressionist and his later works incorporate graffiti and the influences of "pataphysics." His life was cut short by suicide at the age of 37. The collection is arranged in four series: I. Personal material; II. Artworks; III. Books and audiovisual materials; and IV. Artifacts and memorabilia.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s
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English
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Brewton, James, 1930-1967 Brewton, James, 1930-1967 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Schilling, Emily Brewton United States. Marine Corps.
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Amateur films Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Collages (visual works) Exhibition catalogs Notebooks Paintings (visual works) Photographs Prints (visual works) Sketchbooks Sound recordings
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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
creator
DePreist, James, 1936 -
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 640
repository
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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English
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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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circa 1936-2001 (bulk: 1977-1982)
Creator:
Hansen, Kathryn
Extent: 5.4 linear feet (6 boxes)
Kathryn Hansen is a professor emerita in the Department of Asian studies at the University of Texas at Austin who specializes in South Asian languages and literatures (Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit); literary, cultural, and historical studies of South Asia; folk and classical performance of music and dance; history of theatrical practices in North India; early Indian film history; gender studies and feminist theory; and diaspora and ethnicity studies. This collection is comprised of chapbooks, studies and anthologies, and recordings related to Indian folk dramas and tales.
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Kathryn Hansen collection of Nautanki chapbooks
creator
Hansen, Kathryn
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PUSP.Print Coll. 36
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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5.4 linear feet (6 boxes)
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circa 1936-2001 (bulk: 1977-1982)
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Kathryn Hansen is a professor emerita in the Department of Asian studies at the University of Texas at Austin who specializes in South Asian languages and literatures (Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit); literary, cultural, and historical studies of South Asia; folk and classical performance of music and dance; history of theatrical practices in North India; early Indian film history; gender studies and feminist theory; and diaspora and ethnicity studies. This collection is comprised of chapbooks, studies and anthologies, and recordings related to Indian folk dramas and tales.
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Hansen, Kathryn
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Audiocassettes Audiovisual materials Chapbooks Sound recordings
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circa 1917-1990
Creator:
Boulware, Lemuel R., 1895-
Extent: 103 boxes
Lemuel R. Boulware was a leading figure in industrial relations in America during the 1940's and 1950's. As vice-president of General Electric Company with responsibility for public and employee relations, he developed an approach to labor relations that came to be called "Boulwarism." He was also a noted author and lecturer. His papers comprise correspondence, speeches, articles, memos, employee relations materials, photographs, clippings, etc.
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Lemuel R. Boulware papers
creator
Boulware, Lemuel R., 1895-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 52
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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103 boxes
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circa 1917-1990
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Lemuel R. Boulware was a leading figure in industrial relations in America during the 1940's and 1950's. As vice-president of General Electric Company with responsibility for public and employee relations, he developed an approach to labor relations that came to be called "Boulwarism." He was also a noted author and lecturer. His papers comprise correspondence, speeches, articles, memos, employee relations materials, photographs, clippings, etc.
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Boulware, Lemuel R., 1895- General Electric Company. United States. War Production Board.
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Articles Audiocassettes Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Photograph albums Photographs Publications (document genre) Scrapbooks Speeches
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1935-2008
Creator:
Meyer, Leonard B.
Extent: 7 linear feet (18 boxes)
Leonard B. Meyer (1918-2007) was a musicologist and composer who taught at the University of Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1988. The papers, dating from 1935 to 2008, consist of correspondence with Meyer, drafts and notes for many of his works, research and teaching materials, musical compositions, and memorabilia.
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Leonard B. Meyer papers
creator
Meyer, Leonard B.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 722
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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7 linear feet (18 boxes)
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1935-2008
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Leonard B. Meyer (1918-2007) was a musicologist and composer who taught at the University of Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1988. The papers, dating from 1935 to 2008, consist of correspondence with Meyer, drafts and notes for many of his works, research and teaching materials, musical compositions, and memorabilia.
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Meyer, Leonard B. American Musicological Society. Barry, Barbara R. Butler, David, 1943- Cantrick, Robert Cumming, Naomi Eitan, Zohar, 1955- Frigyesi, Judit Knobloch, Ferdinand London, Justin Narmour, Eugene, 1939- Nattiez, Jean-Jacques, 1945- Rosner, Burton S. Skowron, Zbigniew‏ Swift, Richard, 1927-2003 Thomson, William, 1927-
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Articles Audiovisual materials Books Composition (artistic arrangement) Correspondence Interviews Lectures Memorabilia Photographs Research notes Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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