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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1880-1924
Creator:
A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm).
Extent: 0.3 linear feet (1 box)
This collection (1880-1924) contains documents that relate to the business dealings of A. & W. MacKinlay, Limited, a bookselling company founded by Andrew and William MacKinlay in 1827, and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The bulk of the collection consists of invoices charged by A. & W. MacKinlay to H & A. Locke or to D. Y. Stewart and Son, two regional businesses. A few pieces of business correspondence are also included, along with a pair of ledger books which were printed and sold by A. & W. MacKinlay, but which contain the handwritten financial accounts of two unidentified businesses.
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A. & W. MacKinlay, Limited collection
creator
A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1336
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.3 linear feet (1 box)
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1880-1924
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This collection (1880-1924) contains documents that relate to the business dealings of A. & W. MacKinlay, Limited, a bookselling company founded by Andrew and William MacKinlay in 1827, and based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.The bulk of the collection consists of invoices charged by A. & W. MacKinlay to H & A. Locke or to D. Y. Stewart and Son, two regional businesses. A few pieces of business correspondence are also included, along with a pair of ledger books which were printed and sold by A. & W. MacKinlay, but which contain the handwritten financial accounts of two unidentified businesses.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm). A. & W. Mackinlay (Firm). D. Y. Stewart & Son (Firm). H. & A. Locke (Firm). MacKinlay, Andrew, 1800-1867
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Business records Correspondence Financial records Invoices Ledgers (account books)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
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
creator
Gotham Book Mart.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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79 linear feet (95 boxes)
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1723-2006
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1967-2006
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The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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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
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1882-1999
(Bulk: 1920-1950)
Creator:
Gertzman, Jay A., Collector
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Jay A. Gertzman is professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University. This collection includes research material collected and used by Jay Gertzman to produce his book Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940;. Documents collected here pertain to the proliferation and censorship of erotic material in the era between the two World Wars.
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Jay A. Gertzman research collection on censorship
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Gertzman, Jay A., Collector
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1358
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1882-1999
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1920-1950
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Jay A. Gertzman is professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University. This collection includes research material collected and used by Jay Gertzman to produce his book Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940;. Documents collected here pertain to the proliferation and censorship of erotic material in the era between the two World Wars.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Gertzman, Jay A.
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Research notes
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1879-1897
(Bulk: 1881-1882)
Creator:
Law Association of Philadelphia. Library‏.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Law Association of Philadelphia was chartered in 1827, formed by the union of the Law Library Company and the Associated Members of the Bar of Philadelphia, and charged with keeping a law library. Over the years, the Law Association of Philadelphia Library became the Law Library of the Philadelphia Bar Association (1931) and the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library (1967). This collection contains receipts, ephemera, and manuscripts from 1879 to 1897, presenting a near-daily record of the Law Association's highly regarded library during 1881 and 1882 and documenting the Association's efforts to maintain an up-to-date library.
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Law Association of Philadelphia Library records
creator
Law Association of Philadelphia. Library‏.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1240
repository
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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1879-1897
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1881-1882
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The Law Association of Philadelphia was chartered in 1827, formed by the union of the Law Library Company and the Associated Members of the Bar of Philadelphia, and charged with keeping a law library. Over the years, the Law Association of Philadelphia Library became the Law Library of the Philadelphia Bar Association (1931) and the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library (1967). This collection contains receipts, ephemera, and manuscripts from 1879 to 1897, presenting a near-daily record of the Law Association's highly regarded library during 1881 and 1882 and documenting the Association's efforts to maintain an up-to-date library.
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1870s 1880s 1890s
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1880s
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English
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Law Association of Philadelphia. Library‏.
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Advertisements Manuscripts (document genre) Receipts (financial records)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1708-1955
(Bulk: 1923-1955)
Creator:
Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984, Author
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
This collection includes material collected by Siegfried Weisbeger (1896-1984), proprietor of the Peabody Book Shop in Baltimore Maryland and confidante of H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), a noted writer, editor, and social provocateur, famous for his disdain for common morals and received wisdom. The collection contains correspondence between the two men and other correspondents of the Peabody Book Shop, manuscripts and published writings by and about Mencken (many of them signed), and autobiographical writings and poems written by Weisberger.
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Siegfried Weisberger papers
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Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1377
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1708-1955
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1923-1955
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This collection includes material collected by Siegfried Weisbeger (1896-1984), proprietor of the Peabody Book Shop in Baltimore Maryland and confidante of H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), a noted writer, editor, and social provocateur, famous for his disdain for common morals and received wisdom. The collection contains correspondence between the two men and other correspondents of the Peabody Book Shop, manuscripts and published writings by and about Mencken (many of them signed), and autobiographical writings and poems written by Weisberger.
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1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984 Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Peabody Book Shop.
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Autobiographies Correspondence Poems Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1972-2017, undated
Creator:
Teacher, Stuart
Extent: 7 linear feet (10 containers)
This 46-item collection (1972-2017, undated) consists of documents and artifacts identified by Stuart Teacher as significant to the history of Running Press. Founded by brothers Stuart and Lawrence Teacher in Philadelphia in 1972, Running Press grew to be one of the most successful independent publishers in the nation by the mid-1980s. This collection represents, in the words of Stuart Teacher, "two parallel themes" in the company's history: a creativity-centric publishing philosophy and a strong, collaborative employee culture.
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Stuart Teacher collection of significant items in the history of Running Press
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Teacher, Stuart
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1333
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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7 linear feet (10 containers)
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1972-2017, undated
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This 46-item collection (1972-2017, undated) consists of documents and artifacts identified by Stuart Teacher as significant to the history of Running Press. Founded by brothers Stuart and Lawrence Teacher in Philadelphia in 1972, Running Press grew to be one of the most successful independent publishers in the nation by the mid-1980s. This collection represents, in the words of Stuart Teacher, "two parallel themes" in the company's history: a creativity-centric publishing philosophy and a strong, collaborative employee culture.
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Teacher, Stuart Running Press Teacher, Lawrence, -2014
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Appointment books Business records Financial records Legal documents Minutes (Records)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1905-1947
Creator:
McDevitt, William, Author
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
William McDevitt was an author, bookseller, and Socialist political agitator who operated bookstores on Sutter and Fillmore streets in San Francisco for more than forty years in the first half of the twentieth century. This collection includes correspondence from Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) and others concerning bookselling, promotional material for books and lectures, and copies of pamphlets written by McDevitt.
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William McDevitt papers
creator
McDevitt, William, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1365
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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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1905-1947
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William McDevitt was an author, bookseller, and Socialist political agitator who operated bookstores on Sutter and Fillmore streets in San Francisco for more than forty years in the first half of the twentieth century. This collection includes correspondence from Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) and others concerning bookselling, promotional material for books and lectures, and copies of pamphlets written by McDevitt.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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McDevitt, William London, Jack, 1876-1916 Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 -- Correspondence
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Correspondence Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1841-1886
Creator:
Harrison, W. R.
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
W.R. Harrison was a publisher's representative for A. S. Barnes & Co. and Mather, Case, Tiffany, & Burnham, who sold maps and textbooks to public and private schools and booksellers. This collection consists of a journal kept from October 14, 1841, to February 20, 1844, by W. R. Harrison as well as several items originally laid into the volume, including bills and receipts, a letter, and the lyrics to a few songs.
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W.R. Harrison private journal
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Harrison, W. R.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 497
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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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1841-1886
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W.R. Harrison was a publisher's representative for A. S. Barnes & Co. and Mather, Case, Tiffany, & Burnham, who sold maps and textbooks to public and private schools and booksellers. This collection consists of a journal kept from October 14, 1841, to February 20, 1844, by W. R. Harrison as well as several items originally laid into the volume, including bills and receipts, a letter, and the lyrics to a few songs.
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1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s
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English
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Harrison, W. R. A.S. Barnes & Co.. Mather, Case, Tiffany & Burnham.
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Accounts Correspondence Diaries Maps (documents)
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