University of Pennsylvania Finding Aids

Navigation Aids

University of Pennsylvania Finding Aids
Search Finding Aids
 

Filters

hide/display content

Currently Used Filters

Remove
filtered Subject: Corporate name: University of Pennsylvania.
Remove
filtered Repository: University of Pennsylvania
Sort Results By:
Narrow Results By:
view more...
view more...
view more...
view more...
2
Art
view more...
view more...
view more...
view more...
view more...

Main Content

« First • Previous • Next • Last »
Results: *RSS*
Showing hits 1 - 23 out of 23  
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1801-1961
(Bulk: 1907-1960)
Creator:
Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
Extent: 46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
title
Arthur Hobson Quinn papers
creator
Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1236
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
inclusive date
1801-1961
bulk date
1907-1960
abstract/scope/contents
Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
date_facet
1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
bulk_date_facet
1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
language_facet
English
name_facet
Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960 Herne, James A., 1839-1901 O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 University of Pennsylvania. Department of English. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Correspondence Librettos Manuscripts (documents) Playbills Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1802-1929
(Bulk: 1822-1899)
Creator:
Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878
Extent: 0.8 linear foot (2 boxes)
The Beasley family papers are comprised largely of documents relating to three generations of Beasleys who lived in the vicinity of Philadelphia in the nineteenth century: Frederick Beasley (1777-1845), Frederick Williamson Beasley (1808-1878), and Frederick Williamson Beasley, Jr. (1845-1873). The collection includes letters, certificates, published works of the Beasleys, memorabilia from the University of Pennsylvania, guidebooks to the city of Philadelphia, and auction catalogues relating to the interests of the Beasley and Bancker families. The collection includes items with dates ranging from 1802 to 1929, with the bulk of the material falling between 1822 and 1899.
title
Beasley family papers
creator
Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1217
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.8 linear foot (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1802-1929
bulk date
1822-1899
abstract/scope/contents
The Beasley family papers are comprised largely of documents relating to three generations of Beasleys who lived in the vicinity of Philadelphia in the nineteenth century: Frederick Beasley (1777-1845), Frederick Williamson Beasley (1808-1878), and Frederick Williamson Beasley, Jr. (1845-1873). The collection includes letters, certificates, published works of the Beasleys, memorabilia from the University of Pennsylvania, guidebooks to the city of Philadelphia, and auction catalogues relating to the interests of the Beasley and Bancker families. The collection includes items with dates ranging from 1802 to 1929, with the bulk of the material falling between 1822 and 1899.
date_facet
1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
bulk_date_facet
1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
language_facet
English
name_facet
Beasley, Frederick W., 1808-1878 Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1778-1869 Beasley, Frederick W., 1845-1873 Beasley, Frederick, 1777-1845 Episcopal Church. Diocese of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Auction catalogs Certificates Correspondence Family papers Poems School records Sermons Speeches Travel guidebooks Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1783-1810, undated
Creator:
Bartram, Moses, -1791
Curtin, Constans, 1783-1842
Hare, Robert, 1781-1858
Heydrick, Christopher, 1770-1856
Kuhn, Adam, 1741-1817
Overton, James, Jr., 1785-1865
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
Simonton, William, 1788-1846
Extent: 4.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
The Benjamin Rush lecture notes consist of 34 notebooks kept by medical students at the University of Pennsylvania, which record the content of academic lectures delivered by Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813). Rush, a socially and politically prominent physician who lived and practiced in Philadelphia, served as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1769 to 1813. The handwritten lecture notes in this collection (recorded between 1783 and 1810) present the era's conventional medical wisdom on the causes, symptoms and cures of a range of diseases and disorders.
title
Benjamin Rush lecture notes
creator
Bartram, Moses, -1791 Curtin, Constans, 1783-1842 Hare, Robert, 1781-1858 Heydrick, Christopher, 1770-1856 Kuhn, Adam, 1741-1817 Overton, James, Jr., 1785-1865 Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 Simonton, William, 1788-1846
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 225
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4.2 linear feet (5 boxes)
inclusive date
1783-1810, undated
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
The Benjamin Rush lecture notes consist of 34 notebooks kept by medical students at the University of Pennsylvania, which record the content of academic lectures delivered by Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745-1813). Rush, a socially and politically prominent physician who lived and practiced in Philadelphia, served as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1769 to 1813. The handwritten lecture notes in this collection (recorded between 1783 and 1810) present the era's conventional medical wisdom on the causes, symptoms and cures of a range of diseases and disorders.
date_facet
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Bartram, Moses, -1791 Curtin, Constans, 1783-1842 Hare, Robert, 1781-1858 Heydrick, Christopher, 1770-1856 Kuhn, Adam, 1741-1817 Overton, James, Jr., 1785-1865 Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813 Simonton, William, 1788-1846 University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Lecture notes Notebooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1709-2017 (bulk: 1776-1952)
Creator:
Biddle family.
Extent: 14.5 linear feet (32 boxes)
The Biddle family has a long history on American land with Quaker ancestors emigrating in 1681 and settling in Philadelphia around 1725. This collection documents the family relationships, and to a lesser extent, the work and military service of six generations of one branch of that family, starting with Clement Biddle (1740-1814), and following the descendants of two of his sons: Thomas Alexander Biddle (1776-1857) and Clement Cornell Biddle (1784-1855). These papers tell the stories, to varying degrees, of more than 30 individual Biddle family members through correspondence, financial records, professional papers, diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs.
title
Biddle family papers
creator
Biddle family.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1351
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
14.5 linear feet (32 boxes)
inclusive date
1709-2017 (bulk: 1776-1952)
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
The Biddle family has a long history on American land with Quaker ancestors emigrating in 1681 and settling in Philadelphia around 1725. This collection documents the family relationships, and to a lesser extent, the work and military service of six generations of one branch of that family, starting with Clement Biddle (1740-1814), and following the descendants of two of his sons: Thomas Alexander Biddle (1776-1857) and Clement Cornell Biddle (1784-1855). These papers tell the stories, to varying degrees, of more than 30 individual Biddle family members through correspondence, financial records, professional papers, diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs.
date_facet
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Biddle family. Barclay, John, 1749-1816 Biddle, Alfred Alexander, 1885-1967 Biddle, Arthur, 1852-1897 Biddle, Christine Williams, -1861 Biddle, Edith F. Biddle, George W. (George Washington), 1818-1897 Biddle, Gertrude Heckscher, 1894-1942 Biddle, Julia, 1819-1896 Biddle, Julia, 1858-1952 Biddle, Julian Cornell, 1890-1917 Biddle, Maria Cox McMurtrie, 1818-1901 Biddle, Thomas, 1776-1857 Biddle, Thomas, 1814-1888 Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836 Thos. A. Biddle & Co. University of Pennsylvania. Yale University.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Business records Correspondence Diaries Estate records Family papers Financial records Military records Photographs School records Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1882-1883
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania.
Extent: 1 volume
Chaff was an illustrated monthly humor magazine published by the “Chaff Publishing Company of the University of Pennsylvania” from October 1882 to June 1884. Penn Kislak Center holds Vol. I of Chaff, published for the academic year 1882-1883.
title
Chaff. A Monthly Illustrated Paper, published by the Chaff Publishing Company of the University of Pennsylvania
creator
University of Pennsylvania.
id
PUSp.AP85.P384U.882c
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1 volume
inclusive date
1882-1883
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Chaff was an illustrated monthly humor magazine published by the “Chaff Publishing Company of the University of Pennsylvania” from October 1882 to June 1884. Penn Kislak Center holds Vol. I of Chaff, published for the academic year 1882-1883.
date_facet
1880s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Cartoons (humorous images) Periodicals Poems
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1998-2016
Creator:
Common Press.
Extent: 6.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
The Common Press is the letterpress printing studio at the University of Pennsylvania and was founded at the University of Pennsylvania on January 17, 2006, the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth. It was conceived as an interdisciplinary project by Kelly Writers House (a writer-centered community founded at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995); the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts; and the University of Pennsylvania Fine Arts program, to create an environment encouraging collaboration among students with an emphasis on working among digital and analog design, writing, and image making. Projects included in this collection, dated 1998 to 2016, consist of broadsides, posters, flyers, postcards, cards, and chapbooks, and were created using a variety of printing processes and techniques.
title
Common Press printed projects and ephemera
creator
Common Press.
id
PUSp.Print Coll. 37
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
6.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
inclusive date
1998-2016
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
The Common Press is the letterpress printing studio at the University of Pennsylvania and was founded at the University of Pennsylvania on January 17, 2006, the 300th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s birth. It was conceived as an interdisciplinary project by Kelly Writers House (a writer-centered community founded at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995); the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts; and the University of Pennsylvania Fine Arts program, to create an environment encouraging collaboration among students with an emphasis on working among digital and analog design, writing, and image making. Projects included in this collection, dated 1998 to 2016, consist of broadsides, posters, flyers, postcards, cards, and chapbooks, and were created using a variety of printing processes and techniques.
date_facet
1990s 2000s 2010s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Common Press. University of Pennsylvania. Kelly Writers House. University of Pennsylvania. Libraries. University of Pennsylvania. School of Design. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Books Broadsides (notices) Chapbooks Poetry Postcards Posters Prints
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1856-1945
Creator:
Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945
Extent: 7.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
Felix E. Schelling (1858-1945) was a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, an expert on Shakespeare, and an author of scholarly works on Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature. This collection documents Schelling's life as a student, a professor, a scholar, and an author. It also documents the University of Pennsylvania through the eyes of an individual who was a student and a faculty member over a period of more than fifty years.
title
Felix E. Schelling papers
creator
Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1118
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
7.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
inclusive date
1856-1945
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Felix E. Schelling (1858-1945) was a professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, an expert on Shakespeare, and an author of scholarly works on Shakespeare and Elizabethan literature. This collection documents Schelling's life as a student, a professor, a scholar, and an author. It also documents the University of Pennsylvania through the eyes of an individual who was a student and a faculty member over a period of more than fifty years.
date_facet
1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Schelling, Felix Emmanuel, 1858-1945 Burr, Charles W. (Charles Walts), 1861-1944 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 University of Pennsylvania. Libraries. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Financial records Printed ephemera Research notes Scrapbooks Speeches Theater programs Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1821-1876
Creator:
Allen, George, 1808-1876
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
George Allen (1808-1876) was an educator, Episcopal clergy, and author. This small collection is comprised of both manuscript and printed material written or collected by George Allen. The material includes correspondence, notes, transcriptions, and syllabi pertaining to the study of French, Italian, Greek, and Latin literature, and English literature and drama. Also included is a bound manuscript titled "Lectures on Athenian Drama." Material related to the University of Pennsylvania includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and offprints. The collection also includes printed material, such as educational exercises and exams.
title
George Allen notes and lectures
creator
Allen, George, 1808-1876
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1107
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1821-1876
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
George Allen (1808-1876) was an educator, Episcopal clergy, and author. This small collection is comprised of both manuscript and printed material written or collected by George Allen. The material includes correspondence, notes, transcriptions, and syllabi pertaining to the study of French, Italian, Greek, and Latin literature, and English literature and drama. Also included is a bound manuscript titled "Lectures on Athenian Drama." Material related to the University of Pennsylvania includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and offprints. The collection also includes printed material, such as educational exercises and exams.
date_facet
1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Allen, George, 1808-1876 University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Lectures Manuscripts, American--19th century Notes
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1898-1992
Creator:
Furber, Holden, 1903-
Extent: 1.75 linear feet (5 boxes and oversized folder)
Holden Furber (1903-1993) was a professor of South Asian studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1948 to 1973. His papers include his correspondence to his family while traveling; records relating to his education from grammar school to graduate school; his writings; his research; and his professional papers, largely as a professor.
title
Holden Furber papers
creator
Furber, Holden, 1903-
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1238
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1.75 linear feet (5 boxes and oversized folder)
inclusive date
1898-1992
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Holden Furber (1903-1993) was a professor of South Asian studies at the University of Pennsylvania from 1948 to 1973. His papers include his correspondence to his family while traveling; records relating to his education from grammar school to graduate school; his writings; his research; and his professional papers, largely as a professor.
date_facet
1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Furber, Holden, 1903- University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Correspondence Photographs Reprographic copies Research notes Reviews (document genre) School records Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1869-1950
(Bulk: 1880-1932)
Creator:
McMaster, John B. , Author
Extent: 16.5 linear feet (40 boxes)
John Bach McMaster (1852-1932) was an American writer and professor best known for his landmark history of the United States, A History of the People of the United States, which appeared in eight volumes from 1883 to 1913. McMaster’s historical technique was notable in its use of newspaper material and his insistence on providing social context from all classes, not simply the political leaders of the time. This collection contains correspondence, writings by McMaster, material used by McMaster in his research, and personal material, such as newspaper clippings of his life and work, testimonials by colleagues, and memorabilia.
title
John B. McMaster papers
creator
McMaster, John B. , Author
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1330
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
16.5 linear feet (40 boxes)
inclusive date
1869-1950
bulk date
1880-1932
abstract/scope/contents
John Bach McMaster (1852-1932) was an American writer and professor best known for his landmark history of the United States, A History of the People of the United States, which appeared in eight volumes from 1883 to 1913. McMaster’s historical technique was notable in its use of newspaper material and his insistence on providing social context from all classes, not simply the political leaders of the time. This collection contains correspondence, writings by McMaster, material used by McMaster in his research, and personal material, such as newspaper clippings of his life and work, testimonials by colleagues, and memorabilia.
date_facet
1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
bulk_date_facet
1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
language_facet
English
name_facet
McMaster, John B. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Clippings (information artifacts) Coins Correspondence Drafts (documents) Memorabilia Paper money Postage stamps Research notes Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1885-1958
(Bulk: 1903-1958)
Creator:
Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960, Author
Extent: 8 linear feet (16 boxes )
This collection contains material related to the professional, academic, and personal life of John Louis Haney (1877-1960), a high school principal, scholar, and book collector. It contains correspondence; research notes on various topics; and manuscript drafts of essays, talks, and radio transcripts, as well as an inventory of his library and journals concerning his undergraduate and graduate education.
title
John Louis Haney papers
creator
Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960, Author
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1302
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
8 linear feet (16 boxes )
inclusive date
1885-1958
bulk date
1903-1958
abstract/scope/contents
This collection contains material related to the professional, academic, and personal life of John Louis Haney (1877-1960), a high school principal, scholar, and book collector. It contains correspondence; research notes on various topics; and manuscript drafts of essays, talks, and radio transcripts, as well as an inventory of his library and journals concerning his undergraduate and graduate education.
date_facet
1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
bulk_date_facet
1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
language_facet
English
name_facet
Haney, John Louis, 1877-1960 Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.). Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834 University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1925-1984
Creator:
Fogg‏, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982‏
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951), an art collector and founder of the Barnes Foundation, had an uneasy relationship with the University of Pennsylvania, despite efforts on both parts to establish a collaboration in art education between the Barnes Foundation and the University. This collection contains primarily correspondence between Barnes (or the secretary of the Barnes Foundation, Nelle E. Mullen, on Barnes' behalf) and University of Pennsylvania officials, largely related to an effort to establish a joint Penn-Barnes course, which met for only a few sessions in 1946 before being called off by Barnes.
title
John Milton Fogg, Jr. collection of letters and papers relating to Albert C. Barnes and the University of Pennsylvania
creator
Fogg‏, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982‏
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 402
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
1925-1984
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951), an art collector and founder of the Barnes Foundation, had an uneasy relationship with the University of Pennsylvania, despite efforts on both parts to establish a collaboration in art education between the Barnes Foundation and the University. This collection contains primarily correspondence between Barnes (or the secretary of the Barnes Foundation, Nelle E. Mullen, on Barnes' behalf) and University of Pennsylvania officials, largely related to an effort to establish a joint Penn-Barnes course, which met for only a few sessions in 1946 before being called off by Barnes.
date_facet
1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Fogg‏, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982‏ Barnes Foundation. Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951 Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955 Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997 Philadelphia Museum of Art. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Press releases Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1908-1980
Creator:
Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980
Extent: 37 linear feet (37 boxes)
John W. Mauchly (1907-1980) was a physicist, teacher, and a leader in the development of computers. With J. Presper Eckert, he invented the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer (EDVAC), the Binary Automatic Computer (BINAC), and the Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC). This first installment of Mauchly's papers documents Mauchly's youth, education, early career at Ursinus College, his work at the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering, his partnership with J. Presper Eckert, with whom he formed two companies, the Electronic Control Company (ECC) and the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC), and his work through 1959 with Remington Rand/Sperry Rand after its purchase of EMCC in 1950. Early work in programming, coding, compilers, routines and subroutines, and most importantly, the application of electronic computers in government, business, and industry, as well as the history of the computer, is well documented. Moreover, this collection provides a glimpse into the personal life of the remarkable man behind this work through his interactions with family, friends, and colleagues.
title
John W. Mauchly papers
creator
Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 925
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
37 linear feet (37 boxes)
inclusive date
1908-1980
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
John W. Mauchly (1907-1980) was a physicist, teacher, and a leader in the development of computers. With J. Presper Eckert, he invented the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer (EDVAC), the Binary Automatic Computer (BINAC), and the Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC). This first installment of Mauchly's papers documents Mauchly's youth, education, early career at Ursinus College, his work at the University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering, his partnership with J. Presper Eckert, with whom he formed two companies, the Electronic Control Company (ECC) and the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC), and his work through 1959 with Remington Rand/Sperry Rand after its purchase of EMCC in 1950. Early work in programming, coding, compilers, routines and subroutines, and most importantly, the application of electronic computers in government, business, and industry, as well as the history of the computer, is well documented. Moreover, this collection provides a glimpse into the personal life of the remarkable man behind this work through his interactions with family, friends, and colleagues.
date_facet
1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Mauchly, John W. (John William), 1907-1980 Eckert, J. Presper (John Presper), 1919-1995 Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (Philadelphia, Pa.). Johns Hopkins University. Department of Physics. Moore School of Electrical Engineering. Remington Rand, Inc. Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division. United States. Army. Ordnance Corps. Univac Applications Research Center. University of Pennsylvania. Ursinus College.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Business records Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Family papers Financial records Lectures Notes Patents Publications (document genre) Research notes School records Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
circa 1885-1921
Creator:
Jastrow, Morris, Jr., 1861-1921
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Morris Jastrow (1861-1921) was a professor of Semitic languages and librarian-in-chief at the University of Pennsylvania from 1885 to 1921. This collection contains lecture notes that likely come from a class taught by Morris Jastrow. These handwritten lecture notes discuss the contents, history and meaning of the Talmud, Hebrew festivals and worship sacrifice.
title
Morris Jastrow lecture notes on the Talmud, Hebrew festivals, and worship sacrifice
creator
Jastrow, Morris, Jr., 1861-1921
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1294
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
circa 1885-1921
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Morris Jastrow (1861-1921) was a professor of Semitic languages and librarian-in-chief at the University of Pennsylvania from 1885 to 1921. This collection contains lecture notes that likely come from a class taught by Morris Jastrow. These handwritten lecture notes discuss the contents, history and meaning of the Talmud, Hebrew festivals and worship sacrifice.
date_facet
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Jastrow, Morris, Jr., 1861-1921 University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Lecture notes Lectures Manuscripts (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1870-1984
(Bulk: 1930-1984)
Creator:
Albrecht, Otto E. (Otto Edwin), 1899-1984
Extent: 27.5 linear feet (28 boxes)
Otto Edwin Albrecht (1899-1984) was an internationally known music bibliographer and professor of romance languages and musicology at the University of Pennsylvania. This collection documents his professional career and contains extensive information on his research relating to the history of music in Boston, New York and Philadelphia, the location of European music manuscripts in the United States, and his work identifying sources for Répertoire International des Sources Musicales; his work with music organizations including the American Musicological Society and the Music Library Association; and his work at and for the University of Pennsylvania's Music Library.
title
Otto Albrecht papers
creator
Albrecht, Otto E. (Otto Edwin), 1899-1984
id
PUSP.Ms. Coll. 1106
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
27.5 linear feet (28 boxes)
inclusive date
1870-1984
bulk date
1930-1984
abstract/scope/contents
Otto Edwin Albrecht (1899-1984) was an internationally known music bibliographer and professor of romance languages and musicology at the University of Pennsylvania. This collection documents his professional career and contains extensive information on his research relating to the history of music in Boston, New York and Philadelphia, the location of European music manuscripts in the United States, and his work identifying sources for Répertoire International des Sources Musicales; his work with music organizations including the American Musicological Society and the Music Library Association; and his work at and for the University of Pennsylvania's Music Library.
date_facet
1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
bulk_date_facet
1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
language_facet
English
name_facet
Albrecht, Otto E. (Otto Edwin), 1899-1984 American Musicological Society. International Inventory of Musical Sources (Organization) . Music Library Association. University of Pennsylvania. Department of Music. University of Pennsylvania. Department of Romance Languages. University of Pennsylvania. Otto E. Albrecht Music Library. Friends. University of Pennsylvania. Otto E. Albrecht Music Library. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Administrative records Concert programs Correspondence Financial records Receipts (financial records) Research notes School records Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1921-1964
Creator:
Schrecker, Paul, 1889-
Extent: 10 linear feet (11 boxes)
Paul Schrecker (1889-1963) was an Austrian-born philosopher and University of Pennsylvania professor who edited the works of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz from 1929 to 1933 and Nicolas Malebranche from 1934 to 1940. This collection of his professional and personal papers consists of the teaching materials, correspondence, writing, and research materials accumulated throughout his career. This collection is of value to scholars interested in research on Enlightenment philosophers and the culture of 20th century academia.
title
Paul Schrecker papers
creator
Schrecker, Paul, 1889-
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 987
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
10 linear feet (11 boxes)
inclusive date
1921-1964
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Paul Schrecker (1889-1963) was an Austrian-born philosopher and University of Pennsylvania professor who edited the works of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz from 1929 to 1933 and Nicolas Malebranche from 1934 to 1940. This collection of his professional and personal papers consists of the teaching materials, correspondence, writing, and research materials accumulated throughout his career. This collection is of value to scholars interested in research on Enlightenment philosophers and the culture of 20th century academia.
date_facet
1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Schrecker, Paul, 1889- Bryn Mawr College. Descartes, René, 1596-1650 Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,‏ ‎Freiherr von, 1646-1716 Malebranche, Nicolas, 1638-1715 New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Correspondence Family papers Lecture notes Notebooks Photographs Research notes Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1793-1858
Creator:
Hare, Robert, 1781-1858
Smith, Edgar F. (Edgar Fahs), 1854-1928
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Robert Hare was a chemist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (born January 17, 1781) who is credited with developing the oxy-hydrogen blowpipe and the "galvanic deflagrator." This collection is made up of two series containing letters to Robert Hare about his scientific research, and letters concerning Edgar Fahs Smith's biography of Robert Hare entitled The Life of Robert Hare, An American Chemist (1781-1858).
title
Robert Hare correspondence
creator
Hare, Robert, 1781-1858 Smith, Edgar F. (Edgar Fahs), 1854-1928
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 74
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1793-1858
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Robert Hare was a chemist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (born January 17, 1781) who is credited with developing the oxy-hydrogen blowpipe and the "galvanic deflagrator." This collection is made up of two series containing letters to Robert Hare about his scientific research, and letters concerning Edgar Fahs Smith's biography of Robert Hare entitled The Life of Robert Hare, An American Chemist (1781-1858).
date_facet
1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Hare, Robert, 1781-1858 Smith, Edgar F. (Edgar Fahs), 1854-1928 Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.). University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Correspondence
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
approximately 1798-1809
Creator:
Clark, Russel
Extent: 0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
This notebook documenting chemistry lectures delivered by Dr. James Woodhouse at the University of Pennsylvania was kept by Russel Clark some time after 1798 and before 1809. The first section of the notebook focuses on the theoretical principles of chemistry, while the latter half of the volume lists and describes various substances organized by their scientific classifications. Dr. James Woodhouse (1770-1809) was a prominent chemist and lecturer and chair of the chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
title
Russel Clark notes on chemistry lectures delivered by Dr. James Woodhouse at the University of Pennsylvania
creator
Clark, Russel
id
PUSp.Ms. Codex 1874
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
inclusive date
approximately 1798-1809
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
This notebook documenting chemistry lectures delivered by Dr. James Woodhouse at the University of Pennsylvania was kept by Russel Clark some time after 1798 and before 1809. The first section of the notebook focuses on the theoretical principles of chemistry, while the latter half of the volume lists and describes various substances organized by their scientific classifications. Dr. James Woodhouse (1770-1809) was a prominent chemist and lecturer and chair of the chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
date_facet
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Clark, Russel University of Pennsylvania. Woodhouse, James, 1770-1809
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Lecture notes Notebooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1835-1951
(Bulk: 1927-1948)
Creator:
Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948
Extent: 10.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. (1873-1948), a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania alumnus, served as the first president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1944. The collections consists of 36 volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera, largely dating from the years immediately preceding Gates' presidency at the University of Pennsylvania through his death in 1948.
title
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. scrapbooks
creator
Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1036
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
10.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
inclusive date
1835-1951
bulk date
1927-1948
abstract/scope/contents
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. (1873-1948), a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania alumnus, served as the first president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1944. The collections consists of 36 volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera, largely dating from the years immediately preceding Gates' presidency at the University of Pennsylvania through his death in 1948.
date_facet
1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
bulk_date_facet
1920s 1930s 1940s
language_facet
English
name_facet
Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948 University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Clippings (information artifacts) Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1899-1965
Creator:
Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
This collection contains some papers of the Jewish American scholar, writer and editor, Walter Hart Blumenthal (1883-1969). Although composed primarily of Blumenthal’s short stories and poetry, the collection includes one scholarly article published in 1960, titled “Spurious Shakespeare Portraiture” with some accompanying research materials. In 1965 Blumenthal compiled his poetry into the typescript of “Exit Laughing” and his short stories into “Perspectives: Stories of This Brief Tenement Wherein the Spirit Dwells”, both ultimately unpublished.
title
Walter Hart Blumenthal papers
creator
Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1104
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
inclusive date
1899-1965
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
This collection contains some papers of the Jewish American scholar, writer and editor, Walter Hart Blumenthal (1883-1969). Although composed primarily of Blumenthal’s short stories and poetry, the collection includes one scholarly article published in 1960, titled “Spurious Shakespeare Portraiture” with some accompanying research materials. In 1965 Blumenthal compiled his poetry into the typescript of “Exit Laughing” and his short stories into “Perspectives: Stories of This Brief Tenement Wherein the Spirit Dwells”, both ultimately unpublished.
date_facet
1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969 Golding, Louis, 1895-1958 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Notebooks Poems Short stories, American--20th century. Typescripts
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1910-1946
Creator:
Hyde, Walter Woodburn, 1871-1966
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Walter Woodburn Hyde (1870-1966) was a professor of Greek and ancient history at the University of Pennsylvania from 1910 to 1940. This collection contains lectures and writings, largely from Hyde's time at the University of Pennsylvania, all related to his professional work and interests in Greek and Roman history and religion, and Olympic victor statues.
title
Walter Woodburn Hyde papers
creator
Hyde, Walter Woodburn, 1871-1966
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1387
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1910-1946
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Walter Woodburn Hyde (1870-1966) was a professor of Greek and ancient history at the University of Pennsylvania from 1910 to 1940. This collection contains lectures and writings, largely from Hyde's time at the University of Pennsylvania, all related to his professional work and interests in Greek and Roman history and religion, and Olympic victor statues.
date_facet
1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Hyde, Walter Woodburn, 1871-1966 University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Drafts (documents) Lecture notes Lectures Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1885-1888
Creator:
Huber, William S., 1865-1909
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Dr. William S. Huber (1865-1909) was a dentist in Lebanon, Pennsylvania who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical and Dental Schools. This collection contains Huber's student lecture notes recorded between February 1885 and March 1888.
title
William S. Huber student lecture notes
creator
Huber, William S., 1865-1909
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1306
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1885-1888
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Dr. William S. Huber (1865-1909) was a dentist in Lebanon, Pennsylvania who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical and Dental Schools. This collection contains Huber's student lecture notes recorded between February 1885 and March 1888.
date_facet
1880s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Huber, William S., 1865-1909 University of Pennsylvania. School of Dental Medicine. University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Lecture notes
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1755-1803
Creator:
Smith, William, 1727-1803
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Personal and professional papers of William Smith, the University of Pennsylvania's first provost, covering the years 1755 to 1803.
title
William Smith papers
creator
Smith, William, 1727-1803
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 599
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1755-1803
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Personal and professional papers of William Smith, the University of Pennsylvania's first provost, covering the years 1755 to 1803.
date_facet
1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s
bulk_date_facet
language_facet
English
name_facet
Smith, William, 1727-1803 College, Academy, and Charitable Schools of Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania.
name_with_roles_facet
geographical_subject_facet
topical_subject_facet
genre_form_facet
Correspondence Lecture notes Lectures Legal documents Minutes (administrative records) Sermons Speeches
« First • Previous • Next • Last »