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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1936
Creator:
Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Alfred Edward Newton (1864-1940) was an American author and book collector. He is best known for his 1918 book, Amenities of Book Collecting. He is also credited with having popularized book collecting between 1910 and 1930. This collection contains a typescript draft and printer's proofs for his 1936 book, Bibliography and Pseudo-Bibliography.
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A. Edward Newton draft and proofs of Bibliography and Pseudo-Bibliography
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Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1288
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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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1936
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Alfred Edward Newton (1864-1940) was an American author and book collector. He is best known for his 1918 book, Amenities of Book Collecting. He is also credited with having popularized book collecting between 1910 and 1930. This collection contains a typescript draft and printer's proofs for his 1936 book, Bibliography and Pseudo-Bibliography.
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Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940
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Drafts (documents) Galley proofs Page proofs Writings (document genre)
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circa 1870-1960
Creator:
Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950
Extent: 3.8 linear feet (13 boxes)
Philadelphia-born Agnes Repplier was an essayist and biographer with a writing career that spanned sixty-five years, during which she developed friendships with a number of noted writers, artists, and scholars. The Papers comprise six series: Incoming Correspondence; Outgoing Correspondence; Writings by Agnes Repplier; Biographical Material; Agnes Repplier and Repplier Family Personal Papers; and Memorabilia.
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Agnes Repplier papers
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Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 18
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3.8 linear feet (13 boxes)
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circa 1870-1960
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Philadelphia-born Agnes Repplier was an essayist and biographer with a writing career that spanned sixty-five years, during which she developed friendships with a number of noted writers, artists, and scholars. The Papers comprise six series: Incoming Correspondence; Outgoing Correspondence; Writings by Agnes Repplier; Biographical Material; Agnes Repplier and Repplier Family Personal Papers; and Memorabilia.
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Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Manuscripts, English--19th century Memorabilia Writings (document genre)
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1917-1978
Creator:
Caldwell, Alfred Betts, Author
Extent: 15 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
Alfred Betts Caldwell (1900-1980) was a 1924 graduate of The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and an author of mystery novels. The Alfred Betts Caldwell papers are comprised primarily of Caldwell's writings, including typescripts and some of his published novels. Also there are assignments and projects undertaken 1963-1965 while completing correspondence courses with the Professional Writers School located in Westport, Connecticut, and a scrapbook kept by Caldwell from 1917 to 1936.
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Alfred Betts Caldwell papers
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Caldwell, Alfred Betts, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1113
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
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1917-1978
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Alfred Betts Caldwell (1900-1980) was a 1924 graduate of The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and an author of mystery novels. The Alfred Betts Caldwell papers are comprised primarily of Caldwell's writings, including typescripts and some of his published novels. Also there are assignments and projects undertaken 1963-1965 while completing correspondence courses with the Professional Writers School located in Westport, Connecticut, and a scrapbook kept by Caldwell from 1917 to 1936.
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Caldwell, Alfred Betts Famous Writers School.
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Novels Poems Scrapbooks Short stories Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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circa 1952
Creator:
Brandt & Brandt., Compiler
Coxe, George Harmon, 1901-1984 , Author
Hahn, Emily, 1905-1997 , Author
Lawrence, Josephine, Author
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Brandt & Brandt Literary Agents, Inc. has been in business since 1913 and still operates today in New York City, as Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. The three typescripts in this collection are by authors under contract at Brandt & Brandt: George Harmon Coxe (1901-1984), an American writer of crime fiction (The Crimson Clue); Emily Hahn (1905-1997), an American journalist and author (Love Conquers Nothing: A Glandular History of Civilization); and Josephine Lawrence (1889–1978), an American novelist, journalist, and children's author (Song in the Night). The books represented as typescripts here in this collection were all published in 1952.
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Brandt & Brandt collection of authors' typescripts
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Brandt & Brandt., Compiler Coxe, George Harmon, 1901-1984 , Author Hahn, Emily, 1905-1997 , Author Lawrence, Josephine, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1307
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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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circa 1952
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Brandt & Brandt Literary Agents, Inc. has been in business since 1913 and still operates today in New York City, as Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. The three typescripts in this collection are by authors under contract at Brandt & Brandt: George Harmon Coxe (1901-1984), an American writer of crime fiction (The Crimson Clue); Emily Hahn (1905-1997), an American journalist and author (Love Conquers Nothing: A Glandular History of Civilization); and Josephine Lawrence (1889–1978), an American novelist, journalist, and children's author (Song in the Night). The books represented as typescripts here in this collection were all published in 1952.
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Brandt & Brandt. Coxe, George Harmon, 1901-1984 Hahn, Emily, 1905-1997 Lawrence, Josephine
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Typescripts 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
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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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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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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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1972-1977
Creator:
Manshardt, Clifford, 1897-1989
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Clifford Manshardt (1897-1989) was an American sociologist and author who wrote about religion and Indian history. This collection contains typescripts for two of his unpublished writings: "Transitions: The Shipmans of Bombay" and "When Religion Divides: The Story of India and Pakistan."
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Clifford Manshardt writings
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Manshardt, Clifford, 1897-1989
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1276
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1972-1977
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Clifford Manshardt (1897-1989) was an American sociologist and author who wrote about religion and Indian history. This collection contains typescripts for two of his unpublished writings: "Transitions: The Shipmans of Bombay" and "When Religion Divides: The Story of India and Pakistan."
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1970s
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Manshardt, Clifford, 1897-1989
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Drafts (documents) Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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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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Vanderwerken, David L., 1945-2015 Potok, Chaim
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Audiovisual materials Floppy disks Interviews Research notes VHS Writings (document genre)
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1876-1923
(Bulk: 1911-1923)
Creator:
Dilley, Edgar M. (Edgar Meck), 1874-1960
Extent: 1 linear feet (3 boxes)
Writer, song-writer, and reporter Edgar Meck Dilley attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1893 to 1895 and is known for having written the school's alma mater, "Hail, Pennsylvania." This collection consists mainly of drafts of his writings, including novels and stories, plays and operas, lyrics, poems, and musical scores, as well as a few accompanying miscellaneous items.
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Edgar Meck Dilley writings
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Dilley, Edgar M. (Edgar Meck), 1874-1960
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1110
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1876-1923
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1911-1923
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Writer, song-writer, and reporter Edgar Meck Dilley attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1893 to 1895 and is known for having written the school's alma mater, "Hail, Pennsylvania." This collection consists mainly of drafts of his writings, including novels and stories, plays and operas, lyrics, poems, and musical scores, as well as a few accompanying miscellaneous items.
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1910s 1920s
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Dilley, Edgar M. (Edgar Meck), 1874-1960
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Librettos Manuscripts (document genre) Novels Plays (performed works) Songs--Texts Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1928
Creator:
Barton, George A. (George Aaron), 1859-1942
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Reverend George Aaron Barton (1859-1942) was an author and professor of Semitic languages and the history of religion at the University of Pennsylvania from 1922 until his death. This collection contains an annotated manuscript of Barton’s Studies in New Testament Christianity, which was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1928.
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George Aaron Barton Studies in New Testament Christianity manuscript
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Barton, George A. (George Aaron), 1859-1942
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1295
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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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1928
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Reverend George Aaron Barton (1859-1942) was an author and professor of Semitic languages and the history of religion at the University of Pennsylvania from 1922 until his death. This collection contains an annotated manuscript of Barton’s Studies in New Testament Christianity, which was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1928.
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Barton, George A. (George Aaron), 1859-1942
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Manuscripts (document genre) Photographs Writings (document genre)
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circa 1956-1985
Creator:
Weales, Gerald Clifford, 1925-
Extent: 3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Gerald Clifford Weales was a professor of English and Drama who taught for about 30 years the University of Pennsylvania, until 1987. This collection of writings includes the drafts and galley proofs of several books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as the typescript of four unpublished plays.
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Gerald Clifford Weales writings
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Weales, Gerald Clifford, 1925-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1215
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3 linear feet (6 boxes)
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circa 1956-1985
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Gerald Clifford Weales was a professor of English and Drama who taught for about 30 years the University of Pennsylvania, until 1987. This collection of writings includes the drafts and galley proofs of several books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as the typescript of four unpublished plays.
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Weales, Gerald Clifford, 1925- Weales, Gerald Clifford, 1925-
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Galley proofs Plays (performed works) Typescripts 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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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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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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circa 1830-1935
Creator:
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
Extent: 203 boxes
Henry Charles Lea, a historian of medieval Europe, wrote extensively on the institutional and legal history of the Catholic Church. The Papers comprise: General Correspondence; Henry Charles Lea Library Correspondence; Henry Charles Lea Library History, Inventories, and Catalogues; Historical Writings: Books; Historical Writings: Articles and Miscellaneous; Reviews; Political Writings; Newspaper Clippings; Writings: Poetry and Translations; Scientific Work; Juvenilia; Memorabilia and Family Papers; and Oversize.
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Henry Charles Lea papers
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Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 111
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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203 boxes
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circa 1830-1935
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Henry Charles Lea, a historian of medieval Europe, wrote extensively on the institutional and legal history of the Catholic Church. The Papers comprise: General Correspondence; Henry Charles Lea Library Correspondence; Henry Charles Lea Library History, Inventories, and Catalogues; Historical Writings: Books; Historical Writings: Articles and Miscellaneous; Reviews; Political Writings; Newspaper Clippings; Writings: Poetry and Translations; Scientific Work; Juvenilia; Memorabilia and Family Papers; and Oversize.
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Correspondence Drafts (documents) 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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1903-2006
(Bulk: 1931-2003)
Creator:
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
Extent: 41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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Howard Fast papers
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1205
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
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1903-2006
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1931-2003
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Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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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1922-1929
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Macfarlane, John Muirhead, 1855-1943
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
John Muirhead Macfarlane (1855-1943) was a Scottish botanist and professor at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Pennsylvania as well as the director of Penn’s Botanic Garden.This collection includes several manuscripts and typescripts for planned publications by James Muirhead Macfarlane, dating from 1923 to 1930. Writings include Fishes the Source of Petroleum, "The Fishes of the Ancient Mediterranean Basin in Relation to Supplies of Petroleum," a report from the Spec. American Petroleum Institute, "The Origin and Amount of Petroleum Supplies: A Study, a Criticism, and a Review of Criticisms," and "The Evolution and Distribution of Asclepiadaceae."
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John Muirhead Macfarlane writings
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Macfarlane, John Muirhead, 1855-1943
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1251
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1922-1929
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John Muirhead Macfarlane (1855-1943) was a Scottish botanist and professor at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Pennsylvania as well as the director of Penn’s Botanic Garden.This collection includes several manuscripts and typescripts for planned publications by James Muirhead Macfarlane, dating from 1923 to 1930. Writings include Fishes the Source of Petroleum, "The Fishes of the Ancient Mediterranean Basin in Relation to Supplies of Petroleum," a report from the Spec. American Petroleum Institute, "The Origin and Amount of Petroleum Supplies: A Study, a Criticism, and a Review of Criticisms," and "The Evolution and Distribution of Asclepiadaceae."
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1920s
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Macfarlane, John Muirhead, 1855-1943
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Writings (document genre)
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1936
Creator:
McIntyre, John Thomas, 1871-1951
Extent: 0.5 linear foot (1 box)
John Thomas McIntyre (1871-1951) was an American novelist best known for his 1936 crime novel, Steps Going Down. This collection contains the annotated and corrected draft of his 1937 novel, Ferment.
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John T. McIntyre draft of Ferment
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McIntyre, John Thomas, 1871-1951
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1289
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.5 linear foot (1 box)
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1936
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John Thomas McIntyre (1871-1951) was an American novelist best known for his 1936 crime novel, Steps Going Down. This collection contains the annotated and corrected draft of his 1937 novel, Ferment.
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McIntyre, John Thomas, 1871-1951
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Drafts (documents) Novels 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
creator
Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-, Collector Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 992
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
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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Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923- Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934
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Correspondence Writings (document genre)
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1906, undated
Creator:
Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This collection offers insight into Jackson’s intellectual activity as a theater historian. It includes a manuscript of an unpublished essay on the history of American dramatic literature, an alphabetical listing of American playwrights, a collection of portraits of 18th-century actors, and handwritten notes on the theatrical history of pre-and post-revolutionary Philadelphia.
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson manuscripts and notes
creator
Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1220
repository
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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1906, undated
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This collection offers insight into Jackson’s intellectual activity as a theater historian. It includes a manuscript of an unpublished essay on the history of American dramatic literature, an alphabetical listing of American playwrights, a collection of portraits of 18th-century actors, and handwritten notes on the theatrical history of pre-and post-revolutionary Philadelphia.
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Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946 Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
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Manuscripts (document genre) Research notes Writings (document genre)
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1986
Creator:
Vanderbilt, Kermit
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Kermit Vanderbilt (born 1925) was a professor of English and a widely published author. This collection includes the typescripts and page proofs for his book American Literature and the Academy, published in 1989.
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Kermit Vanderbilt typescripts and page proofs of American Literature and the Academy: The Roots, Growth and Maturity of a Profession
creator
Vanderbilt, Kermit
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1283
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
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1986
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Kermit Vanderbilt (born 1925) was a professor of English and a widely published author. This collection includes the typescripts and page proofs for his book American Literature and the Academy, published in 1989.
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Vanderbilt, Kermit
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Page proofs Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1799-1946
(Bulk: 1822-1854)
Creator:
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
Extent: 31 boxes
Comprises personal, business, literary, and family papers. In addition to Bird's own papers, this collection includes papers of his wife Mary E. Bird, his son Frederic Mayer Bird, and his biographer Clement Edgar Foust. The earliest papers (1822) date from Bird's school days at Germantown Academy, and the very latest papers (1946) relate to C. Seymour Thompson's publication of Mary E. Bird's biography of her husband. Correspondents include men and women from Bird's career in medicine; his literary career; his theatrical career (including correspondence with Edwin Forrest, as well as the documentation regarding their legal battle over copyrights and profits); his political career; and his career in publishing and journalism.
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Robert Montgomery Bird papers
creator
Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 108
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
31 boxes
inclusive date
1799-1946
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1822-1854
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Comprises personal, business, literary, and family papers. In addition to Bird's own papers, this collection includes papers of his wife Mary E. Bird, his son Frederic Mayer Bird, and his biographer Clement Edgar Foust. The earliest papers (1822) date from Bird's school days at Germantown Academy, and the very latest papers (1946) relate to C. Seymour Thompson's publication of Mary E. Bird's biography of her husband. Correspondents include men and women from Bird's career in medicine; his literary career; his theatrical career (including correspondence with Edwin Forrest, as well as the documentation regarding their legal battle over copyrights and profits); his political career; and his career in publishing and journalism.
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1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s
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English
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Bird, Robert Montgomery, 1806-1854 Bird, Frederic Mayer, 1838-1908‏ Bird, Mary E. Foust, Clement E. (Clement Edgar)
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--19th century Writings (document genre)
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circa 1890-1965 (bulk dates 1897-1955)
Creator:
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
Extent: 244 linear feet (503 boxes)
Contains 22 series, including correspondence (118 boxes); legal matters (7 boxes); writings (260 boxes), comprising books, essays, short stories, poems, plays, screenplays, radio scripts, addresses, lectures, interviews, introductions, and prefaces; journals edited by Dreiser (6 boxes); notes (9 boxes); diaries (5 boxes); biographical material (1 box); memorabilia (41 boxes), comprising scrapbooks, photographs, art work, promotional material, postcards, and miscellanea; financial records (5 boxes); clippings (23 boxes); works by others (12 boxes); and oversize materials (2 boxes). Also includes materials regarding various family members: brother Paul Dresser (8 boxes of correspondence, sheet music and lyric sheets, clippings and memorabilia, and two plays written by Dresser); second wife Helen Dreiser (4 boxes of diaries and other writings); and niece Vera Dreiser (2 boxes of correspondence).
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Theodore Dreiser papers
creator
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 30
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
244 linear feet (503 boxes)
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circa 1890-1965 (bulk dates 1897-1955)
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Contains 22 series, including correspondence (118 boxes); legal matters (7 boxes); writings (260 boxes), comprising books, essays, short stories, poems, plays, screenplays, radio scripts, addresses, lectures, interviews, introductions, and prefaces; journals edited by Dreiser (6 boxes); notes (9 boxes); diaries (5 boxes); biographical material (1 box); memorabilia (41 boxes), comprising scrapbooks, photographs, art work, promotional material, postcards, and miscellanea; financial records (5 boxes); clippings (23 boxes); works by others (12 boxes); and oversize materials (2 boxes). Also includes materials regarding various family members: brother Paul Dresser (8 boxes of correspondence, sheet music and lyric sheets, clippings and memorabilia, and two plays written by Dresser); second wife Helen Dreiser (4 boxes of diaries and other writings); and niece Vera Dreiser (2 boxes of correspondence).
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Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
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Clippings (information artifacts) Contracts Correspondence Diaries Essays Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Plays (performed works) Poems Short stories, American--19th century Speeches 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
creator
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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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)
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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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