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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.
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Biddle family papers
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Biddle family.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1351
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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14.5 linear feet (32 boxes)
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1709-2017 (bulk: 1776-1952)
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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.
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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.
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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]
2017-2018
Creator:
Toccafondi, David, Collector
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (5 boxes (two record center boxes and three flat boxes))
This collection contains ephemera culled from bulletin boards and other public advertising spaces across the University of Pennsylvania and West Philadelphia by David Toccafondi, the Media Lab Manager of the Vitale Digital Media Lab, during 2017 and 2018.
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David Toccafondi collection of University of Pennsylvania and West Philadelphia ephemera
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Toccafondi, David, Collector
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PUSp.Print Collection 62
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3.5 linear feet (5 boxes (two record center boxes and three flat boxes))
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2017-2018
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This collection contains ephemera culled from bulletin boards and other public advertising spaces across the University of Pennsylvania and West Philadelphia by David Toccafondi, the Media Lab Manager of the Vitale Digital Media Lab, during 2017 and 2018.
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2010s
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English
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Toccafondi, David University of Pennsylvania.
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Fliers (printed matter) Memorabilia Printed ephemera
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
2017-2018
Creator:
Toccafondi, David, Collector
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection contains printed flyers and event posters culled from the bulletin board on the ground floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania by David Toccafondi, the Media Lab Manager of the Vitale Digital Media Lab, during 2017 and 2018.
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David Toccafondi collection of University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt Library bulletin board flyers
creator
Toccafondi, David, Collector
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PUSp.Print Collection 61
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
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2017-2018
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This collection contains printed flyers and event posters culled from the bulletin board on the ground floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania by David Toccafondi, the Media Lab Manager of the Vitale Digital Media Lab, during 2017 and 2018.
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2010s
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English
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Toccafondi, David University of Pennsylvania.
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Fliers (printed matter) Printed ephemera
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1857, 1886-1902
Creator:
Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings on theatrical subjects, dating from 1886 to 1902, and includes reviews, interviews, short biographies, and articles relating to the history of American theater.
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson scrapbook on theatrical subjects
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Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1323
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1857, 1886-1902
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings on theatrical subjects, dating from 1886 to 1902, and includes reviews, interviews, short biographies, and articles relating to the history of American theater.
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Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946 1894 College Memorial Fund.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Interviews Plays (performed works) Reviews (documents) Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1965
Creator:
Christadler, Marieluise
Christadler, Martin
Extent: 08 linear feet (1 box)
Martin and Marieluise Christadler, fellowship holders in American studies under the American Council of Learned Societies, spent a year in Philadelphia in 1965. They created a scrapbook documenting the history of Philadelphia and their experience during their stay in the city.
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Marieluise and Martin Christadler scrapbook on Philadelphia
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Christadler, Marieluise Christadler, Martin
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 978
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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08 linear feet (1 box)
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1965
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Martin and Marieluise Christadler, fellowship holders in American studies under the American Council of Learned Societies, spent a year in Philadelphia in 1965. They created a scrapbook documenting the history of Philadelphia and their experience during their stay in the city.
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Christadler, Marieluise Christadler, Martin
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Clippings (information artifacts) Photographs Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
2015-2017
Creator:
Monument Lab (Art Studio).
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Founded in 2012, the Monument Lab is an independent public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. Founded and led by Paul Farber and Ken Lum, Monument Lab works with artists, students, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on creative avenues for public engagement and collective memory. This collection documents the Monument Lab project, undertaken in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, from 2015 to 2017, addressing the question, "what is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?" The project collected 4,500 monument proposals, of which twenty were selected for temporary exhibit at a variety of public sites across the city
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Monument Lab records
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Monument Lab (Art Studio).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1400
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3 linear feet (3 boxes)
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2015-2017
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Founded in 2012, the Monument Lab is an independent public art and history studio based in Philadelphia. Founded and led by Paul Farber and Ken Lum, Monument Lab works with artists, students, activists, municipal agencies, and cultural institutions on creative avenues for public engagement and collective memory. This collection documents the Monument Lab project, undertaken in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, from 2015 to 2017, addressing the question, "what is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?" The project collected 4,500 monument proposals, of which twenty were selected for temporary exhibit at a variety of public sites across the city
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2010s
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English
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Monument Lab (Art Studio). Mural Arts Program (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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Machine-readable artifacts Maps Posters Promotional materials Proposals
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1869-1906
(Bulk: 1869-1905)
Creator:
McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 volume)
The son of Thomas McCredy and Emma Dolores Wilson, Richard Wilson McCredy (1854-1924) was an iron merchant and alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania (Class of 1874). A gift by McCredy, this scrapbook consists of a collection of about 750 playbills and programs from Philadelphia and New York City, arranged in chronological order and pasted onto a volume of more than 200 pages.
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Richard Wilson McCredy scrapbook of Philadelphia and New York City playbills
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McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1322
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 volume)
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1869-1906
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1869-1905
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The son of Thomas McCredy and Emma Dolores Wilson, Richard Wilson McCredy (1854-1924) was an iron merchant and alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania (Class of 1874). A gift by McCredy, this scrapbook consists of a collection of about 750 playbills and programs from Philadelphia and New York City, arranged in chronological order and pasted onto a volume of more than 200 pages.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
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McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924 Academy of Music (Philadelphia, Pa.). Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Mask and Wig Club. McCredy, Richard Wilson, 1854-1924 Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Playbills Scrapbooks Theater programs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1942-2008
Creator:
Frankel, Sherman, 1922-2019
Extent: 2.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection comprises materials written by or otherwise related to Sherman Frankel (1922-2019), a particle physicist who was a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, and finally a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Most of Frankel's writing is devoted to what he termed International Security and Arms Control/Physics and Public Policy ("ISAAC/PAPP"). Specifically, much of his mature work is devoted to theorizing and debating post-launch controls (PLCs) for nuclear weapons.
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Sherman Frankel papers
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Frankel, Sherman, 1922-2019
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1419
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1942-2008
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This collection comprises materials written by or otherwise related to Sherman Frankel (1922-2019), a particle physicist who was a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, and finally a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Most of Frankel's writing is devoted to what he termed International Security and Arms Control/Physics and Public Policy ("ISAAC/PAPP"). Specifically, much of his mature work is devoted to theorizing and debating post-launch controls (PLCs) for nuclear weapons.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Frankel, Sherman, 1922-2019 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory. University of Pennsylvania.
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Letters to the editor Research notes School records Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1868
Creator:
Durang, Charles
Westcott, Thompson
Extent: 2 linear feet (6 volumes)
A native of Philadelphia, Thompson Westcott (1820-1888) was one of the city’s leading journalists and historians of his generation. Westcott's scrapbooks consist of the complete series of the 267 chapters of Charles Durang’s history of theater in Philadelphia between the years 1749 and 1855, published as weekly installments in the Sunday Dispatch from 1854 to 1863. Including page numbers, indexes, and lists of illustrations, the six volumes (available to be viewed online) are interleaved with images of theaters and portraits of famous actors and artists, as well as with personal correspondence, playbills, and additional clippings on theatrical subject.
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Thompson Westcott scrapbooks of Charles Durang's history of Philadelphia theater between the years 1749 and 1855
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Durang, Charles Westcott, Thompson
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1316
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2 linear feet (6 volumes)
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1868
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A native of Philadelphia, Thompson Westcott (1820-1888) was one of the city’s leading journalists and historians of his generation. Westcott's scrapbooks consist of the complete series of the 267 chapters of Charles Durang’s history of theater in Philadelphia between the years 1749 and 1855, published as weekly installments in the Sunday Dispatch from 1854 to 1863. Including page numbers, indexes, and lists of illustrations, the six volumes (available to be viewed online) are interleaved with images of theaters and portraits of famous actors and artists, as well as with personal correspondence, playbills, and additional clippings on theatrical subject.
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Durang, Charles Westcott, Thompson Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Clothier, Morris L. (Morris Lewis), 1868- Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Autographs (manuscripts) Correspondence Engravings (prints) Scrapbooks
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
creator
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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Harrison, W. R. A.S. Barnes & Co.. Mather, Case, Tiffany & Burnham.
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Accounts Correspondence Diaries Maps (documents)
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