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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2014-07-24
1912-2012
Creator:
Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1894-1945
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
John "Jack" Borland Thayer (1894-1945) and his mother, Marian Longstreth Morris Thayer (circa 1872-1944), survived the sinking of the Titanic along with only 705 other people. His father, John Borland Thayer (1862-1912) died during the only voyage of the "unsinkable" ship. The John B. Thayer memorial collection of the sinking of the Titanic, contains first-hand accounts of the sinking, Thayer family material, and more recent material documenting the continued interest in and efforts to memorialize the tragedy.
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John B. Thayer memorial collection of the sinking of the Titanic
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Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1894-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 968
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1912-2012
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John "Jack" Borland Thayer (1894-1945) and his mother, Marian Longstreth Morris Thayer (circa 1872-1944), survived the sinking of the Titanic along with only 705 other people. His father, John Borland Thayer (1862-1912) died during the only voyage of the "unsinkable" ship. The John B. Thayer memorial collection of the sinking of the Titanic, contains first-hand accounts of the sinking, Thayer family material, and more recent material documenting the continued interest in and efforts to memorialize the tragedy.
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Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1894-1945 Ismay, J. Bruce (Joseph Bruce), 1862-1937 Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1862-1912 Thayer, Marian Longstreth Morris, 1873-1944 Titanic (Steamship).
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Memoirs Photographs Typescripts
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Date added: 2014-07-24
1894-1979
Creator:
Gatter, Carl W., Compiler
Extent: 10 boxes
The collection contains very little original Pound material, although there are six folders of photocopied correspondence from him to various correspondents, primarily from the period when Pound was institutionalized at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Correspondents include Pound's wife Dorothy and an early girlfriend Mary Moore. There are 22 folders of correspondence to Gatter relating to the early life of Ezra Pound. The balance of the collection comprises Gatter's research material on the life of Ezra Pound, including some printed material and photographs.
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Carl W. Gatter collection on Ezra Pound
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Gatter, Carl W., Compiler
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 182
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 boxes
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1894-1979
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The collection contains very little original Pound material, although there are six folders of photocopied correspondence from him to various correspondents, primarily from the period when Pound was institutionalized at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Correspondents include Pound's wife Dorothy and an early girlfriend Mary Moore. There are 22 folders of correspondence to Gatter relating to the early life of Ezra Pound. The balance of the collection comprises Gatter's research material on the life of Ezra Pound, including some printed material and photographs.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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Gatter, Carl W. Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972
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Correspondence Memorabilia Photographs
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Date added: 2014-07-25
1916-1994
Creator:
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
Extent: 47 boxes (+ 1 map drawer)
Some personal papers of Leopold Stokowski, including correspondence to and from Stokowski, notebooks, calendars, bank statements, royalty statements, insturance records, and contracts; this includes some correspondence and contracts related to Stokowski’s tenure as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra (bulk 1937-1946). Also includes writings by and about Stokowski, obituaries, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, awards, memorabilia, and issues of three newsletters devoted to Stokowski. Also includes administrative correspondence of the former curator of the Leopold Stokowski Collection at the Curtis Institute of Music, Dr. Edwin E. Heilakka, 1980-1994.
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Leopold Stokowski papers
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Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 381
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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47 boxes (+ 1 map drawer)
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1916-1994
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Some personal papers of Leopold Stokowski, including correspondence to and from Stokowski, notebooks, calendars, bank statements, royalty statements, insturance records, and contracts; this includes some correspondence and contracts related to Stokowski’s tenure as conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra (bulk 1937-1946). Also includes writings by and about Stokowski, obituaries, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, awards, memorabilia, and issues of three newsletters devoted to Stokowski. Also includes administrative correspondence of the former curator of the Leopold Stokowski Collection at the Curtis Institute of Music, Dr. Edwin E. Heilakka, 1980-1994.
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Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977 Curtis Institute of Music.
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Contracts Correspondence Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographs Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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Date added: 2014-07-25
1910-2003
(Bulk: 1942-1945)
Creator:
Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
Extent: 18 boxes
Collection of correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs of Jack Rosenfeld, mainly pertaining to his service in the United States Army during the Second World War, from September 1942 to November 1945. Rosenfeld's extensive wartime correspondence with his fiancée, family members, and friends offers glimpses into the experiences of everyday Americans during the war, both from the point of view of individuals serving in the Armed Forces, and from that of the civilian community at home, especially in Philadelphia. The correspondence also gives an impression of Jewish community life in Philadelphia at the time, and of the perspectives of American Jews on the war. A little more than half of the correspondence is in the form of the miniaturized facsimiles known as Victory Mail, or V-Mail. Jack Rosenfeld's writings include a memoir about his wartime experiences (dated 1995), and an autobiographical essay about his family and childhood. Documents and ephemera from Rosenfeld's military service include materials related to his participation in musical theater productions by the Army's Entertainment Section of Special Services. The majority of the photographs were taken during the Second World War in the locations where Rosenfeld was stationed in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany.
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Jack Rosenfeld papers
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Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 807
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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18 boxes
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1910-2003
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1942-1945
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Collection of correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs of Jack Rosenfeld, mainly pertaining to his service in the United States Army during the Second World War, from September 1942 to November 1945. Rosenfeld's extensive wartime correspondence with his fiancée, family members, and friends offers glimpses into the experiences of everyday Americans during the war, both from the point of view of individuals serving in the Armed Forces, and from that of the civilian community at home, especially in Philadelphia. The correspondence also gives an impression of Jewish community life in Philadelphia at the time, and of the perspectives of American Jews on the war. A little more than half of the correspondence is in the form of the miniaturized facsimiles known as Victory Mail, or V-Mail. Jack Rosenfeld's writings include a memoir about his wartime experiences (dated 1995), and an autobiographical essay about his family and childhood. Documents and ephemera from Rosenfeld's military service include materials related to his participation in musical theater productions by the Army's Entertainment Section of Special Services. The majority of the photographs were taken during the Second World War in the locations where Rosenfeld was stationed in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1940s
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English
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Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
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Correspondence Memoirs Photographs Writings (document genre)
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Date added: 2014-07-25
1914-1973
Creator:
Baugh, Albert C., (Albert Croll), 1891-1981
Extent: 15 boxes
Consists of 15 boxes of Albert Croll Baugh’s professional papers, including correspondence, research materials, a catalog of the book collection he donated to the University of Pennsylvania libraries, and reproductions of various medieval manuscripts. The correspondence is professional and overwhelmingly relates to Baugh’s research. The research materials consist primarily of notes, unpublished article reviews, reprints of articles, and newspaper clippings, and make up the greater bulk of the collection. These materials cover Middle English, French and Anglo-Latin literature and literary history in the twelfth through sixteenth centuries. Specific topics covered in the research materials include Arthurian legends, Chaucer, Middle English language (including spelling, grammar and punctuation) and literature (especially romances, plays and lyric works), Piers Plowman, and the concept of the table dormant, as well as the teaching of English and the editing of medieval texts. The catalog records Baugh’s extensive personal research library and can additionally be found on microfilm, along with various medieval manuscripts on microfilm. The bulk of the manuscript reproductions are, however, in photograph, facsimile or photocopied form. These manuscripts are primarily in Middle English (with a few in Latin) and include various transcriptions of the Ancren riwle (a 13th century text of rules for anchoresses, one version of which Baugh edited and then published in 1956), two versions of Piers Plowman, (the B and C texts), various English public records, and miscellaneous other Middle English works.
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Albert Croll Baugh papers
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Baugh, Albert C., (Albert Croll), 1891-1981
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 689
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15 boxes
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1914-1973
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Consists of 15 boxes of Albert Croll Baugh’s professional papers, including correspondence, research materials, a catalog of the book collection he donated to the University of Pennsylvania libraries, and reproductions of various medieval manuscripts. The correspondence is professional and overwhelmingly relates to Baugh’s research. The research materials consist primarily of notes, unpublished article reviews, reprints of articles, and newspaper clippings, and make up the greater bulk of the collection. These materials cover Middle English, French and Anglo-Latin literature and literary history in the twelfth through sixteenth centuries. Specific topics covered in the research materials include Arthurian legends, Chaucer, Middle English language (including spelling, grammar and punctuation) and literature (especially romances, plays and lyric works), Piers Plowman, and the concept of the table dormant, as well as the teaching of English and the editing of medieval texts. The catalog records Baugh’s extensive personal research library and can additionally be found on microfilm, along with various medieval manuscripts on microfilm. The bulk of the manuscript reproductions are, however, in photograph, facsimile or photocopied form. These manuscripts are primarily in Middle English (with a few in Latin) and include various transcriptions of the Ancren riwle (a 13th century text of rules for anchoresses, one version of which Baugh edited and then published in 1956), two versions of Piers Plowman, (the B and C texts), various English public records, and miscellaneous other Middle English works.
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Baugh, Albert C., (Albert Croll), 1891-1981 Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 Langland, William, 1330?-1400?, Piers Plowman
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Microfilms Photographs
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Date added: 2015-01-05
1905-1995
(Bulk: 1982-1989)
Creator:
Daniel, Oliver, Creator
Extent: 15 boxes
Research materials, photographs, and sound recordings for Oliver Daniel’s uncompleted biography of orchestral conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos, which was later completed by William R. Trotter as Priest of Music: The Life of Dimitri Mitropoulos (1995). Includes Daniel's correspondence, photocopies of some of Mitropoulos's correspondence, other writers' biographical works on Mitropoulos, oral history interview transcripts, reminiscences, research notes, clippings, programs, reviews, photographs, and sound recordings of interviews, radio programs, and musical works.
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Oliver Daniel research collection on Dimitri Mitropoulos
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Daniel, Oliver, Creator
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1017
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15 boxes
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1905-1995
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1982-1989
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Research materials, photographs, and sound recordings for Oliver Daniel’s uncompleted biography of orchestral conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos, which was later completed by William R. Trotter as Priest of Music: The Life of Dimitri Mitropoulos (1995). Includes Daniel's correspondence, photocopies of some of Mitropoulos's correspondence, other writers' biographical works on Mitropoulos, oral history interview transcripts, reminiscences, research notes, clippings, programs, reviews, photographs, and sound recordings of interviews, radio programs, and musical works.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1980s
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English
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Daniel, Oliver Mitropoulos, Dimitri, 1896-1960
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Correspondence Interviews Oral histories (document genres) Photographs Sound recordings Transcripts Writings (document genre)
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Date added: 2015-11-23
1954-2006
(Bulk: 1985-2005)
Creator:
Carroll, Terence E.
Extent: 5 linear feet ((11 boxes))
Terence E. Carroll (1925-2009) was a public health advocate active in Detroit and Washington, D.C. He worked for the Michigan Credit Union League, the League Life Insurance Company, the National Institute on Rehabilitation and Health Services, the Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Southeastern Michigan, Public Health Information Services, and the National Association for Public Health Policy. The collection consists of personal materials, personal and professional correspondence, material on affiliated public health organizations, writings and speeches by Carroll and others, and photographs of Carroll's professional life.
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Terence E. Carroll papers
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Carroll, Terence E.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1124
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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5 linear feet ((11 boxes))
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1954-2006
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1985-2005
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Terence E. Carroll (1925-2009) was a public health advocate active in Detroit and Washington, D.C. He worked for the Michigan Credit Union League, the League Life Insurance Company, the National Institute on Rehabilitation and Health Services, the Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Southeastern Michigan, Public Health Information Services, and the National Association for Public Health Policy. The collection consists of personal materials, personal and professional correspondence, material on affiliated public health organizations, writings and speeches by Carroll and others, and photographs of Carroll's professional life.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Carroll, Terence E. Carroll, Terence E. Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Southeastern Michigan. National Association for Public Health Policy. Wayne State University.
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Administrative records Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Photographs Speeches Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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Date added: 2016-01-14
1931-1972
(Bulk: 1940-1961)
Creator:
Mencken, August, 1889-1967
Extent: 0.33 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
August Mencken (1889-1967) was an American civil engineer and author. This collection comprises August Mencken’s correspondence regarding his brother, H.L. Mencken, his research and work on a scale model of the Confederate cruiser Alabama, and miscellaneous collected writings from friends and colleagues.
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August Mencken papers
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Mencken, August, 1889-1967
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1144
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.33 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
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1931-1972
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1940-1961
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August Mencken (1889-1967) was an American civil engineer and author. This collection comprises August Mencken’s correspondence regarding his brother, H.L. Mencken, his research and work on a scale model of the Confederate cruiser Alabama, and miscellaneous collected writings from friends and colleagues.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Mencken, August, 1889-1967 Alabama (Screw sloop)‏. Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Photographs Writings (document genre)
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Date added: 2016-03-22
1921-2012
Creator:
Evans, Ray, 1915-2007
Extent: 155 boxes
The Ray Evans papers comprise materials documenting his career as the lyricist for the songwriting team of Livingston and Evans. The collection contains correspondence, sheet music, lyrics and scripts, press clippings, audio and visual recordings, photographs, programs, awards, memorabilia, and art work. Also included are personal mementoes, including some from his time as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Ray Evans papers
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Evans, Ray, 1915-2007
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 860
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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155 boxes
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1921-2012
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The Ray Evans papers comprise materials documenting his career as the lyricist for the songwriting team of Livingston and Evans. The collection contains correspondence, sheet music, lyrics and scripts, press clippings, audio and visual recordings, photographs, programs, awards, memorabilia, and art work. Also included are personal mementoes, including some from his time as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Evans, Ray, 1915-2007
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Audiovisual materials Awards Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Machine-readable artifacts Manuscripts, American--20th century Musicals Photographs Scripts Sheet music Songs--Texts Sound recordings
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Date added: 2016-04-26
1936-1992
Creator:
Davis, Curtis W., 1928-
Extent: 6.5 linear feet (17 boxes)
Curtis W. Davis (1928-1986) was a television producer who planned to publish a biography of the orchestral conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). The biography remained unfinished at the time of Davis' death. This collection consists of his research materials, notes, correspondence, and drafts of the planned biography.
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Curtis W. Davis collection on Leopold Stokowski
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Davis, Curtis W., 1928-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 965
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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6.5 linear feet (17 boxes)
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1936-1992
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Curtis W. Davis (1928-1986) was a television producer who planned to publish a biography of the orchestral conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977). The biography remained unfinished at the time of Davis' death. This collection consists of his research materials, notes, correspondence, and drafts of the planned biography.
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Davis, Curtis W., 1928- Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
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Audiovisual materials Biographies (documents) Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Photographs Research notes
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Date added: 2016-05-19
1896-2015
(Bulk: 1936-1944)
Creator:
Scull, Howard Myers, 1913-1944
Extent: 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Howard Myers Scull was a flight surgeon with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He died in a plane crash on July 4, 1944. This collection documents his early life and education, his World War II service, and the way in which his family mourned his death. Researchers will find photographs, correspondence, diaries, and official documents relating to Scull's education at Lafayette College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, his military career (including training and service in England), and his death.
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Howard Myers Scull papers
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Scull, Howard Myers, 1913-1944
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1208
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
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1896-2015
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1936-1944
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Howard Myers Scull was a flight surgeon with the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He died in a plane crash on July 4, 1944. This collection documents his early life and education, his World War II service, and the way in which his family mourned his death. Researchers will find photographs, correspondence, diaries, and official documents relating to Scull's education at Lafayette College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, his military career (including training and service in England), and his death.
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1930s 1940s
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English
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Scull, Howard Myers, 1913-1944 Lafayette College (Easton, Northampton County, Pa.) . Scull, Benjamin A. Scull, Ella Watkins Scull, J. Frederic United States. Army. Air Corps. University of Pennsylvania. School of Medicine.
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Correspondence Diaries Estate records Photographs
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Date added: 2016-07-14
1902-1987
Creator:
Gates, Thomas S.
Extent: 15.22 linear feet (38 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr., was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II, who went on to serve as the Secretary of the Navy (1957-1959), Secretary of Defense (1959-1961), and Ambassador to China (1976-1977). As a civilian he also pursued a career in investment banking at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (later J.P. Morgan & Co.). Gates’ personal papers focus largely on his government service, with a small amount of additional personal items. Included are many military and government documents and correspondence with influential politicians--perhaps most notably with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, under who Gates served as both Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense. The collection also includes many clippings and photographs that have been assembled into a remarkable collection of scrapbooks that bring Gates’ service to life.
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr. papers
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Gates, Thomas S.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1135
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15.22 linear feet (38 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
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1902-1987
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr., was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II, who went on to serve as the Secretary of the Navy (1957-1959), Secretary of Defense (1959-1961), and Ambassador to China (1976-1977). As a civilian he also pursued a career in investment banking at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (later J.P. Morgan & Co.). Gates’ personal papers focus largely on his government service, with a small amount of additional personal items. Included are many military and government documents and correspondence with influential politicians--perhaps most notably with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, under who Gates served as both Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense. The collection also includes many clippings and photographs that have been assembled into a remarkable collection of scrapbooks that bring Gates’ service to life.
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Gates, Thomas S. Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948 United States. Department of Defense. United States. Department of the Navy. United States. Navy.
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Awards Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Interviews Medals Memorabilia Memorandums Military records Photograph albums Photographs Scrapbooks Speeches
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Date added: 2016-08-24
1914-1988
Creator:
Williams, Richard Norris, II, 1891-1968
Extent: 1.7 linear feet (5 boxes)
Richard Norris Williams 2nd (1891-1968) served in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d’Honneur. Later he became the President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. His collection, dating from 1914 to 1968, documents his personal experience in the War as well as a broad view of the entire conflict through collected letters, diary entries, clippings, newspapers, leaflets, photographs and memorabilia.
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R. Norris Williams collection of World War I material
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Williams, Richard Norris, II, 1891-1968
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 956
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.7 linear feet (5 boxes)
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1914-1988
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Richard Norris Williams 2nd (1891-1968) served in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d’Honneur. Later he became the President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. His collection, dating from 1914 to 1968, documents his personal experience in the War as well as a broad view of the entire conflict through collected letters, diary entries, clippings, newspapers, leaflets, photographs and memorabilia.
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Williams, Richard Norris, II, 1891-1968 Harbord, James G., (James Guthrie), 1866-1947
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Leaflets (printed works) Newspapers Photographs
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Date added: 2017-02-27
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.
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Holden Furber papers
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Furber, Holden, 1903-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1238
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.75 linear feet (5 boxes and oversized folder)
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1898-1992
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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.
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English
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Furber, Holden, 1903- University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Photographs Reprographic copies Research notes Reviews (document genre) School records Writings (document genre)
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1921-1970
(Bulk: 1950-1968)
Creator:
Taylor, George W., (George William), 1901-1972
Extent: 9.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
George W. Taylor (1901-1972) was a professor at Wharton for over 30 years. During that time, he became an influential expert in the field of industrial relations, including arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. This collection is composed of materials relating to the many cases on which he served as a board member, arbitrator or adviser. The numerous letters of commendations, awards and other praise are preserved here as well. Very little in this collection relates to his equally long and important career as a professor at Wharton.
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George W. Taylor papers
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Taylor, George W., (George William), 1901-1972
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1210
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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9.5 linear feet (11 boxes)
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1921-1970
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1950-1968
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George W. Taylor (1901-1972) was a professor at Wharton for over 30 years. During that time, he became an influential expert in the field of industrial relations, including arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. This collection is composed of materials relating to the many cases on which he served as a board member, arbitrator or adviser. The numerous letters of commendations, awards and other praise are preserved here as well. Very little in this collection relates to his equally long and important career as a professor at Wharton.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1950s 1960s
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English
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Taylor, George W., (George William), 1901-1972 Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.). Kaiser Steel Corporation.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Photographs Sketches
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Date added: 2017-03-24
1947-2015
Creator:
Honda, Shōjō, 1929-
Extent: 0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
Reverend Shojo Honda 本田正静 (1929-2015) was a priest of the Shin (Jōdo Shinshū) sect of Buddhism, and a former reference librarian at the Library of Congress in the Asian Division’s Japanese Section. After his death in 2015, Honda’s library was donated to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Tamon Honda. Rev. Honda’s collection reflects both his interests and his life’s work, with many books on Buddhist (particularly Shin Buddhist) philosophy and ritual, Indian philosophy and world religions, world history and Japanese local history, Japanese literature, and Sanskrit and English language study. Within many of these books were handwritten notes, correspondence, photocopies, and clippings, mostly serving as bookmarks. In addition to these inserts, the Rev. Honda Shojo Collection includes several folders and boxes of archival and ephemeral material. These disparate materials have been collected and organized as the Rev. Shojo Honda Papers.
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Rev. Shojo Honda papers
creator
Honda, Shōjō, 1929-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1268
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
inclusive date
1947-2015
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Reverend Shojo Honda 本田正静 (1929-2015) was a priest of the Shin (Jōdo Shinshū) sect of Buddhism, and a former reference librarian at the Library of Congress in the Asian Division’s Japanese Section. After his death in 2015, Honda’s library was donated to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Tamon Honda. Rev. Honda’s collection reflects both his interests and his life’s work, with many books on Buddhist (particularly Shin Buddhist) philosophy and ritual, Indian philosophy and world religions, world history and Japanese local history, Japanese literature, and Sanskrit and English language study. Within many of these books were handwritten notes, correspondence, photocopies, and clippings, mostly serving as bookmarks. In addition to these inserts, the Rev. Honda Shojo Collection includes several folders and boxes of archival and ephemeral material. These disparate materials have been collected and organized as the Rev. Shojo Honda Papers.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Honda, Shōjō, 1929- Konishi, Jin'ichi, 1915-2007
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Memorabilia Pamphlets Photographs
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Date added: 2017-04-03
1908-2003
Creator:
Serkin, Rudolf, 1903-, Musician
Extent: 76 linear feet (178 boxes)
Rudolf Serkin (1903-1991) was an American classical pianist known as one of the 20th century’s greatest soloists and for fostering a vibrant culture of chamber music via the Marlboro Music School and Festival. The papers consist mainly of materials collected by Serkin himself (including his personal correspondence, performance records, papers relating to Marlboro, Curtis Institute of Music, and the Institute for Young Performing Musicians) as well as a small amount of related material added by his wife and his biographers.
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Rudolf Serkin papers
creator
Serkin, Rudolf, 1903-, Musician
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 813
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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76 linear feet (178 boxes)
inclusive date
1908-2003
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Rudolf Serkin (1903-1991) was an American classical pianist known as one of the 20th century’s greatest soloists and for fostering a vibrant culture of chamber music via the Marlboro Music School and Festival. The papers consist mainly of materials collected by Serkin himself (including his personal correspondence, performance records, papers relating to Marlboro, Curtis Institute of Music, and the Institute for Young Performing Musicians) as well as a small amount of related material added by his wife and his biographers.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Serkin, Rudolf, 1903- Curtis Institute of Music. Institute for Young Performing Musicians. Marlboro Music School and Festival.
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Administrative records Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Concert programs Correspondence Financial records Photographs
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Date added: 2017-04-13
1969-2002
Creator:
Painted Bride Art Center.
Extent: 223 boxes
The Records comprise 6 series, the largest and most significant of which is the first: I. Exhibitions, Performances, Readings, and Events, 1970-2002 (125 boxes). Arranged alphabetically by artist/program, this series contains correspondence, publicity material, programs, funding material, and the like for each event or performance. The remaining series entail: II. Business Records, 1970-2002 (40 boxes); III. Grant Records, 1972-2002 (15 boxes); IV. Press Records, 1970-2000 (6 boxes); V. Audio Visual Records & Computer Records, 1970-2001 (29 boxes); VI. Miscellaneous Records, 1976-2000 (6 boxes).
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Painted Bride Art Center records
creator
Painted Bride Art Center.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 516
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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223 boxes
inclusive date
1969-2002
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The Records comprise 6 series, the largest and most significant of which is the first: I. Exhibitions, Performances, Readings, and Events, 1970-2002 (125 boxes). Arranged alphabetically by artist/program, this series contains correspondence, publicity material, programs, funding material, and the like for each event or performance. The remaining series entail: II. Business Records, 1970-2002 (40 boxes); III. Grant Records, 1972-2002 (15 boxes); IV. Press Records, 1970-2000 (6 boxes); V. Audio Visual Records & Computer Records, 1970-2001 (29 boxes); VI. Miscellaneous Records, 1976-2000 (6 boxes).
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Painted Bride Art Center.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Machine-readable artifacts Photographs Sound recordings Video cassettes
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Date added: 2017-04-13
1925-1988
Creator:
Blum, Charles William, Jr., 1925-1991
Extent: 1.1 linear feet (4 boxes)
Charles William Blum, Jr. (1925-1991), an artist known for magical realism, lived and worked in New York; San Miguel, Mexico; and Spain. His papers, dating from 1925 to 1988, document his personal life through letters, journals, photographs and memorabilia. In particular, Blum's papers cover numerous topics including his work as an artist; his relationships with Robert Davison and Salvatore Saraceno; his opinions on love, romance and homosexuality; expatriate life in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico; and his opinions on the literary, theatrical, and modern dance scenes of the 1950s.
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Charles Blum, Jr. papers
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Blum, Charles William, Jr., 1925-1991
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 936
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.1 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1925-1988
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Charles William Blum, Jr. (1925-1991), an artist known for magical realism, lived and worked in New York; San Miguel, Mexico; and Spain. His papers, dating from 1925 to 1988, document his personal life through letters, journals, photographs and memorabilia. In particular, Blum's papers cover numerous topics including his work as an artist; his relationships with Robert Davison and Salvatore Saraceno; his opinions on love, romance and homosexuality; expatriate life in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico; and his opinions on the literary, theatrical, and modern dance scenes of the 1950s.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Blum, Charles William, Jr., 1925-1991 Blum, Charles William, Jr., 1925-1991 Davison, Robert, b. 1922 Saraceno, Salvatore, b. circa 1931
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Correspondence Journals (accounts) Negatives (photographic) Photographs
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Date added: 2017-04-14
1970-1972
Creator:
Bockris, Victor, 1949-
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (four containers and one oversize folder)
Telegraph Books (circa 1970-1972) was a publishing company founded by Victor Bockris, a poet, editor, and biographer of artists, authors, and musicians, poet Aram Saroyan, and literary agent Andrew Wylie. The Telegraph Books collection, dating from 1970 through 1972, documents the activities and functions of Telegraph Books publications in addition to the activities of Victor Bockris at that time, including audio recordings of interviews and conversations with colleagues and workshop materials.
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Telegraph Books collection
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Bockris, Victor, 1949-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 999
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.6 linear feet (four containers and one oversize folder)
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1970-1972
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Telegraph Books (circa 1970-1972) was a publishing company founded by Victor Bockris, a poet, editor, and biographer of artists, authors, and musicians, poet Aram Saroyan, and literary agent Andrew Wylie. The Telegraph Books collection, dating from 1970 through 1972, documents the activities and functions of Telegraph Books publications in addition to the activities of Victor Bockris at that time, including audio recordings of interviews and conversations with colleagues and workshop materials.
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1970s
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English
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Bockris, Victor, 1949- Telegraph Books (Firm).
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Audiovisual materials Broadsides (notices) Correspondence Drafts (documents) Interviews Photographs Poems Publications (document genre)
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Date added: 2017-04-14
1903-2006
(Bulk: 1931-2003)
Creator:
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
Extent: 41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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Howard Fast papers
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1205
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
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1903-2006
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1931-2003
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Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 American Labor Party. Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975 Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951 Communist Party of the United States of America. Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Fast, Bette Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 Izakov, Boris Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985 Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993 Polevoĭ, Boris Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 Thomas, Gwyn, 1913-1981 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. United States. Office of War Information. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Voice of America (Organization).
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Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Manuscripts, American--20th century Novels Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Printed ephemera Scrapbooks Screenplays Short stories Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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Date added: 2017-04-14
1972-2008
(Bulk: 1978-1995)
Creator:
Running Press
Extent: 58 boxes
The Running Press Records are the institutional records of the Philadelphia based publisher which follow the growth and development of the company from its establishment in the early 1970s to 2008, six years after the company’s acquisition by the Perseus Book Group.
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Running Press records
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Running Press
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 727
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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58 boxes
inclusive date
1972-2008
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1978-1995
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The Running Press Records are the institutional records of the Philadelphia based publisher which follow the growth and development of the company from its establishment in the early 1970s to 2008, six years after the company’s acquisition by the Perseus Book Group.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Running Press
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
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Date added: 2017-04-14
1971-1998
Creator:
American Poetry Review.
Extent: 217 boxes
The collection primarily comprises the editorial files maintained on each contributor to the journal. Included in these files are correspondence between the authors, translaters, and editors of APR, manuscripts submitted for publication, galleys corrected by the authors and editors, and editors’ votes and comments on submitted manuscripts. Other series include a small section of administrative correspondence, financial records from 1972-1980, photographs of the writers whose work has been published in APR, and an incomplete run of the periodical.
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American Poetry Review records
creator
American Poetry Review.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 349
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
217 boxes
inclusive date
1971-1998
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The collection primarily comprises the editorial files maintained on each contributor to the journal. Included in these files are correspondence between the authors, translaters, and editors of APR, manuscripts submitted for publication, galleys corrected by the authors and editors, and editors’ votes and comments on submitted manuscripts. Other series include a small section of administrative correspondence, financial records from 1972-1980, photographs of the writers whose work has been published in APR, and an incomplete run of the periodical.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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American Poetry Review.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts for publication Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
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Date added: 2017-04-14
1876-1970
(Bulk: 1944-1962)
Creator:
Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a prolific writer and editor, serving as editor of the General Magazine and History Chronicle, Philadelphia, 1945-1956. He published biographies of literary figures George Henry Boker and Henry Charles Lea, as well as editions of works by Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman. Bradley was considered an international expert on Whitman, editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. The Sculley Bradley papers include his personal and professional correspondence dating from 1923 to 1962, material from several literary censorship cases for which he testified, corrected drafts of his manuscripts for the Comprehensive Reader's Edition, Norton Critical Edition, and Variorum edition of Leaves of Grass, ephemera and graphics associated with Walt Whitman, and a small amount of material on other authors.
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E. Sculley Bradley papers
creator
Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1083
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
inclusive date
1876-1970
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1944-1962
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Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a prolific writer and editor, serving as editor of the General Magazine and History Chronicle, Philadelphia, 1945-1956. He published biographies of literary figures George Henry Boker and Henry Charles Lea, as well as editions of works by Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman. Bradley was considered an international expert on Whitman, editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. The Sculley Bradley papers include his personal and professional correspondence dating from 1923 to 1962, material from several literary censorship cases for which he testified, corrected drafts of his manuscripts for the Comprehensive Reader's Edition, Norton Critical Edition, and Variorum edition of Leaves of Grass, ephemera and graphics associated with Walt Whitman, and a small amount of material on other authors.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Bradley, Sculley, 1897- Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997 University of Pennsylvania--Faculty. Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006 Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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1879-1977
Creator:
Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967
Extent: 63 linear feet (132 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The papers document the literary career and the personal and professional life of twentieth-century American novelist and writer Waldo David Frank. Comprising correspondence, writings, publicity, writings by others, memorabilia, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings spanning from 1879 to 1977, the collection contains 132 boxes and 3565 folders. The correspondence documents Frank's personal and professional relationships with writers, editors, artists, friends, and family. Letters from friendships with other writers and artists such as Jean Toomer, Sherwood Anderson, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Mumford, Van Wyck Brooks, and Hart Crane document congenial collaborations, sharing of ideas, and disagreements. The writings contain his notebooks, major works, articles, essays, and early writings tracing Frank's works and ideas of society and culture with psychological and social themes of man and his environment. Frank's passion for the culture and study of Spain, Latin America, and Mexico is apparent in correspondence and his research, preserved through notes and photographs of South America and Mexico. Letters and photographs display Frank's relationships with family members, his wives (Margaret Naumburg, Alma Magoon Frank, and Jean Klempner Frank) and his children. The materials in this collection divulge not only the writings of Waldo Frank, but the struggles of the writer and his encounters with himself and society as he seeks his vision of truth in the world. He was courageous in the face of his critics and his political enemies even when experiencing both written and physical attacks. Even though Frank claimed he was an outsider he was embraced by the people and cultures he championed and studied. Although largely forgotten by the end of his lifetime, his correspondence, writings, and ideas remain, providing insight into literary circles, political ideas, and historical events in the United States and Latin America during the early- to mid-twentieth century.
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Waldo Frank papers
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Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 823
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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63 linear feet (132 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
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1879-1977
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The papers document the literary career and the personal and professional life of twentieth-century American novelist and writer Waldo David Frank. Comprising correspondence, writings, publicity, writings by others, memorabilia, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings spanning from 1879 to 1977, the collection contains 132 boxes and 3565 folders. The correspondence documents Frank's personal and professional relationships with writers, editors, artists, friends, and family. Letters from friendships with other writers and artists such as Jean Toomer, Sherwood Anderson, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Mumford, Van Wyck Brooks, and Hart Crane document congenial collaborations, sharing of ideas, and disagreements. The writings contain his notebooks, major works, articles, essays, and early writings tracing Frank's works and ideas of society and culture with psychological and social themes of man and his environment. Frank's passion for the culture and study of Spain, Latin America, and Mexico is apparent in correspondence and his research, preserved through notes and photographs of South America and Mexico. Letters and photographs display Frank's relationships with family members, his wives (Margaret Naumburg, Alma Magoon Frank, and Jean Klempner Frank) and his children. The materials in this collection divulge not only the writings of Waldo Frank, but the struggles of the writer and his encounters with himself and society as he seeks his vision of truth in the world. He was courageous in the face of his critics and his political enemies even when experiencing both written and physical attacks. Even though Frank claimed he was an outsider he was embraced by the people and cultures he championed and studied. Although largely forgotten by the end of his lifetime, his correspondence, writings, and ideas remain, providing insight into literary circles, political ideas, and historical events in the United States and Latin America during the early- to mid-twentieth century.
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English
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Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 Aguilar, S. A. de Ediciones. Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 Baekeland, Brooks Barnet, Aimée Barney, Charles G. Bazalgette, Léon, 1873-1928 Benardete, M. J. (Maír José), 1895- Bittner, William, 1921-1977 Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959 Boni & Liveright. Boussinesq, Hélène Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951 Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963 Brousseau, Jule Caplan, Debrorah Frank, 1931- Carnevali, Emanuel Charles Scribner's Sons. Clurman, Harold, 1901- Copeau, Jacques, 1879-1949 Cornell, Kathryn Snider Cox, Mary Hodge Crane, Hart, 1899-1932 Cuevas de Vera, Tota Cárdenas, Lázaro, 1895-1970 Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977 Dana, Marion Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Editorial Losada. Espinoza, Enrique, 1898-1987 Frank, Alma Magoon, 1898- Frank, Helene Rosenberg Frank, Jean Klempner Frank, Julius J., 1852- Frank, Michal, 1931- Frank, Thomas, 1922- Gide, André, 1869-1951 Hart Dávalos, Armando Hartley, Marsden, 1871-1943 Hennecke, Hans Houghton Mifflin Company. Iznaga, Alcides Jewish Agency for Palestine. Klein, George S., (George Stuart), 1917-1971 Klyce, Scudder, 1879-1933 Kurti, Kitty Larrea, Juan Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 League of American Writers. Lecuna, Vicente, 1870-1954 Literary and Theatrical Agency of the syndicate of Czech Authors. Léon-Felipe, 1884-1968 Mallea, Eduardo, 1903-1982 Malraux, André, 1901-1976 Marinello, Juan, 1898-1977 Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973 Martin, William A. Matthews, E. de P., (Elva de Pue) Maurín, Joaquín, 1897-1973 McCourt, Edna Wahlert McKerr-Kaston, M. H. de Rohan Mishnun-Hardman, Virginia Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Munson, Gorham Bert, 1896-1969 Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 Naruse, Seiichi, 1892-1936 Nation. Naumburg, Margaret, b. 1890 New Century Fellowship. New Republic. New York Times Company. Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997 O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 Ocampo, Victoria, 1890-1979 Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963 Oko, Adolph S. (Adolph Sigmund), 1883-1944 Oko, Dorothy Kuhn Oliver, Maria Rosa, 1898-1977 Olson, Charles, 1910-1970 Openhym, Wilfred A. Oppenheim, James, 1882-1932 Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002 Porset, Clara, 1895-1981 Pratt, Julia Follensbee Rees, Richard, 1900- Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959 Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944 Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946 Rougemont, Simone de Salvatierra, Manolo A. Sanín, Cano Baldomero, 1861-1957 Scott, Evelyn, 1893-1963 Seidenberg, Roderick, 1889-1974 Smith, Anthony Wayne Staininger, Otto Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 Sánchez, Luis Alberto, 1900-1994 Tighe, Margot Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967 Whipple, Edward Willingham, John R. Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 Young, Ladine, 1906-
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