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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1818-2000
(Bulk: 1907-1998)
Creator:
Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Extent: 16.6 linear feet (26 boxes)
Founded in 1907, the Charlotte Cushman Club was originally intended to provide respectable lodgings for actresses appearing in Philadelphia theaters. In the years of World War II the Club ceased to provide residential services, becoming a favorite gathering place of theater lovers as well as of the many actresses and actors visiting the city with their touring companies. The Charlotte Cushman Club Records offer insight into the activities, the administration, and the membership of the Club during the whole life of the organization, until its closure in 1998. The collection also includes part of the holdings of the former Club’s museum and library.
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Charlotte Cushman Club records
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Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.).
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1223
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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16.6 linear feet (26 boxes)
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1818-2000
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1907-1998
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Founded in 1907, the Charlotte Cushman Club was originally intended to provide respectable lodgings for actresses appearing in Philadelphia theaters. In the years of World War II the Club ceased to provide residential services, becoming a favorite gathering place of theater lovers as well as of the many actresses and actors visiting the city with their touring companies. The Charlotte Cushman Club Records offer insight into the activities, the administration, and the membership of the Club during the whole life of the organization, until its closure in 1998. The collection also includes part of the holdings of the former Club’s museum and library.
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1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Charlotte Cushman Club (Philadelphia, Pa.). Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876
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Account books Awards Brochures Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Engravings (prints) Minutes (Records) Photographs Plays (performed works) Scrapbooks Scripts Theater programs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1862-1936
Creator:
Roberts, George W.B. (George Wood Bissell), 1859-1941
Roberts, Mary Foster Frothingham, 1863-1934
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Frothingham and Roberts families were joined when Mary Foster Frothingham (1863-1934) and George Wood Bissell Roberts (1859-1941) were married on February 10, 1886. This collection documents three generations of the Frothingham family of Massachusetts and the Roberts family of Philadelphia and Riverton, New Jersey. The bulk of the material consists of extended family correspondence dating from 1862 to 1936 to and or from George W.B. Roberts and his wife Mary Foster Frothingham Roberts.
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Frothingham and Roberts family papers
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Roberts, George W.B. (George Wood Bissell), 1859-1941 Roberts, Mary Foster Frothingham, 1863-1934
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1277
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.2 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1862-1936
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The Frothingham and Roberts families were joined when Mary Foster Frothingham (1863-1934) and George Wood Bissell Roberts (1859-1941) were married on February 10, 1886. This collection documents three generations of the Frothingham family of Massachusetts and the Roberts family of Philadelphia and Riverton, New Jersey. The bulk of the material consists of extended family correspondence dating from 1862 to 1936 to and or from George W.B. Roberts and his wife Mary Foster Frothingham Roberts.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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Roberts, George W.B. (George Wood Bissell), 1859-1941 Roberts, Mary Foster Frothingham, 1863-1934 Clay, Elizabeth Bissell Roberts, 1893-1982 Clay, Robert C. (Robert Chesterfield), 1891- Frothingham, Elmira Sophia Rice, 1828-1920 Frothingham, Ephraim L. (Ephraim Langdon) Roberts, Waters Dewees, 1865-1936
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Autograph albums Correspondence Photograph albums Photographs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1833-2007
Creator:
Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956
Extent: 10 linear feet (18 boxes)
A Philadelphia native, Jane Wright Proctor Wallis (1875-1956) was the daughter of Sarah Jane Wright and Josiah Kendall Proctor (the founder and owner of several prominent city businesses) and a mother of ten children. The Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers provide a glimpse into early 20th-century family life through correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection dates from 1833 to 2007, revealing a pride in the history and genealogy of the Proctor Wallis family across its many generations. In addition to familial topics, this collection features many materials documenting events of the early 20th Century as well as various Philadelphia-area social and charitable clubs.
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Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers
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Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1310
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 linear feet (18 boxes)
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1833-2007
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A Philadelphia native, Jane Wright Proctor Wallis (1875-1956) was the daughter of Sarah Jane Wright and Josiah Kendall Proctor (the founder and owner of several prominent city businesses) and a mother of ten children. The Jane Wright Proctor Wallis family papers provide a glimpse into early 20th-century family life through correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. The collection dates from 1833 to 2007, revealing a pride in the history and genealogy of the Proctor Wallis family across its many generations. In addition to familial topics, this collection features many materials documenting events of the early 20th Century as well as various Philadelphia-area social and charitable clubs.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Wallis, Jane Wright Proctor, 1875-1956 Friends' Central School‏. Proctor family Proctor, Josiah Kendall, 1848-1920 Smith College‏. Wallis family
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Correspondence Family papers Genealogies (histories) Negatives (photographic) Photographs School records Scrapbooks
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1902-1937
Creator:
Gibansky Kasanoff, Julia -- Correspondence
Extent: 08 linear feet (1 box)
Collection of correspondence, photographs and a recital program relating to pianist Teresa Carreño (1853-1917).
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Julia Gibansky Kasanoff papers relating to Teresa Carreño
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Gibansky Kasanoff, Julia -- Correspondence
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1184
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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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1902-1937
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Collection of correspondence, photographs and a recital program relating to pianist Teresa Carreño (1853-1917).
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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Gibansky Kasanoff, Julia -- Correspondence Carreño, Teresa, 1853-1917 -- Correspondence Hofmann, Josef, 1876–1957
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Correspondence Photographs Programs (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1875-1997
Creator:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
Extent: 23.22 linear feet (48 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Sophia Wittenberg Mumford papers contain, correspondence, writings, diaries, photographs, memorabilia, audio-visual material, financial and legal material documenting the private and public life of Sophia and her husband Lewis Mumford. A large majority of this collection is remnants of Lewis Mumford's papers that remained in their house upon his death in 1990 and were finally transferred to the University of Pennsylvania after her death in 1997.
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Sophia Wittenberg Mumford papers
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Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 958
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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23.22 linear feet (48 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
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1875-1997
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The Sophia Wittenberg Mumford papers contain, correspondence, writings, diaries, photographs, memorabilia, audio-visual material, financial and legal material documenting the private and public life of Sophia and her husband Lewis Mumford. A large majority of this collection is remnants of Lewis Mumford's papers that remained in their house upon his death in 1990 and were finally transferred to the University of Pennsylvania after her death in 1997.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997 Morss, Alison Mumford, 1935-1993 Mumford, Geddes, 1925-1944
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Diaries Estate records Family papers Financial records Glass plate negatives Ledgers (account books) Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Picture postcards Research notes Typescripts Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1899-1961
(Bulk: 1928-1952)
Creator:
Dreiser, Vera
Extent: 13 linear feet (31 boxes)
Vera Dreiser (circa 1908-1998) was a psychologist who practiced first in New York from 1947 to 1961, and later in California until her retirement in 1972. She is the niece of novelist Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) and of composer Paul Dresser (1858-1906). This collection is comprised of materials from Vera Dreiser’s personal and professional life as well as materials related to the musical and literary estates of Paul Dresser and Theodore Dreiser.
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Vera Dreiser papers
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Dreiser, Vera
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1216
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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13 linear feet (31 boxes)
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1899-1961
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1928-1952
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Vera Dreiser (circa 1908-1998) was a psychologist who practiced first in New York from 1947 to 1961, and later in California until her retirement in 1972. She is the niece of novelist Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) and of composer Paul Dresser (1858-1906). This collection is comprised of materials from Vera Dreiser’s personal and professional life as well as materials related to the musical and literary estates of Paul Dresser and Theodore Dreiser.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Clippings (information artifacts) Contracts Correspondence Estate records Family papers Legal documents Printed ephemera
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1892-1968
Creator:
Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
Extent: 40 boxes
Personal papers of Wanda Gág, including correspondence to and from Wanda, as well as letters to and from Alma Schmidt Scott, a biographer of Gág, and letters among Gág family members; writings, such as diaries, children’s books, autobiographical works, and juvenilia; notes for talks and for writings; artwork; exhibition catalogs and related publicity material; writings about Gág, including obituaries, biographical pieces, and book reviews; financial records; materials regarding the Estate of Wanda Gág; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; photographs; and examples of Happiwork, a product for children created by Gág.
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Wanda Gág papers
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Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 310
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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40 boxes
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1892-1968
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Personal papers of Wanda Gág, including correspondence to and from Wanda, as well as letters to and from Alma Schmidt Scott, a biographer of Gág, and letters among Gág family members; writings, such as diaries, children’s books, autobiographical works, and juvenilia; notes for talks and for writings; artwork; exhibition catalogs and related publicity material; writings about Gág, including obituaries, biographical pieces, and book reviews; financial records; materials regarding the Estate of Wanda Gág; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; photographs; and examples of Happiwork, a product for children created by Gág.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
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Correspondence Diaries Drawings (visual works) Financial records Photographs Prints Watercolors (paintings) Writings (documents)
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