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Date added: 2020-09-03
1887-1997
Creator:
Freedoms Foundation
Extent: 75.6 linear feet (189 boxes)
A collection of twentieth-century pamphlets and periodicals from across the political spectrum, and include topics such as human rights and civil liberties, national security and disarmament, labor, communism, public policy and economics.
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Freedoms Foundation pamphlets and periodicals
creator
Freedoms Foundation
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PUSp.Print Collection 1
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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75.6 linear feet (189 boxes)
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1887-1997
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A collection of twentieth-century pamphlets and periodicals from across the political spectrum, and include topics such as human rights and civil liberties, national security and disarmament, labor, communism, public policy and economics.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Freedoms Foundation
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Newspapers Pamphlets Periodicals
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Date added: 2020-09-01
1479-1896
Creator:
Macauley, Francis Campbell, died 1896
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
This is an autograph collection compiled by Francis Campbell Macaulay. The collection is composed of letters by scientists, politicians, and men of letters, and fragments with signatures. The collection reflects Macaulay's interest in Italian literature, and includes letters from Ludovico Ariosto, Fortunato Cavazzeni Pederzini, and Alessandro Torri. Other notable autographs in the collection are those of Alexandre Dumas, Robert Morris, and Millard Fillmore. The collection also includes several letters to Macaulay regarding the Dante Society, and five volumes of Macaulay's notes for a vocabulary of the dialect of Nice.
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Francis Campbell Macauley autograph collection and vocabulary notebooks
creator
Macauley, Francis Campbell, died 1896
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 957
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1479-1896
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This is an autograph collection compiled by Francis Campbell Macaulay. The collection is composed of letters by scientists, politicians, and men of letters, and fragments with signatures. The collection reflects Macaulay's interest in Italian literature, and includes letters from Ludovico Ariosto, Fortunato Cavazzeni Pederzini, and Alessandro Torri. Other notable autographs in the collection are those of Alexandre Dumas, Robert Morris, and Millard Fillmore. The collection also includes several letters to Macaulay regarding the Dante Society, and five volumes of Macaulay's notes for a vocabulary of the dialect of Nice.
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1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s 1510s 1520s 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s 1640s 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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English
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Macauley, Francis Campbell, died 1896
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Autographs (manuscripts) Etymological dictionaries
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Date added: 2020-08-21
1869-2014
(Bulk: 1958-2013)
Creator:
DePreist, James, 1936-2013
Extent: 98 linear feet (130 boxes, + 2 map drawer folders)
James DePreist (1936-2013) was an African-American conductor of international renown. This collection primarily documents James DePreist's conducting career, with a focus on the 1980s and 1990s with the Oregon Symphony, including organizational records, concert programs, press coverage, scores, and recordings.
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James DePreist papers
creator
DePreist, James, 1936-2013
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 640
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
98 linear feet (130 boxes, + 2 map drawer folders)
inclusive date
1869-2014
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1958-2013
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James DePreist (1936-2013) was an African-American conductor of international renown. This collection primarily documents James DePreist's conducting career, with a focus on the 1980s and 1990s with the Oregon Symphony, including organizational records, concert programs, press coverage, scores, and recordings.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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DePreist, James, 1936-2013 Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993 Oregon Symphony.
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Audiovisual materials Concert programs Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Photographs Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2020-07-28
1865-1976
Creator:
Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
Extent: 39 boxes (+ one map drawer)
Paul Philippe Cret (1876-1945) was an architect and industrial designer who taught in the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Born and educated in France, Cret moved to the United States in 1903, but served in the French Army during World War I. Following the War, he returned to Philadelphia and to the University of Pennsylvania and worked on significant projects across the country. One third of the collection comprises correspondence, including exchanges with professional colleagues and clients as well as a few family members. With the exception of a substantial group of letters written by Cret to his wife while serving in World War I, there is little personal material. None of the correspondence files contains comprehensive representation of the transactions of Cret and/or his firm on any given project. The collection also includes writings by Cret, project and teaching materials (incomplete), notes, biographical material, and photographs.
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Paul Philippe Cret papers
creator
Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 295
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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39 boxes (+ one map drawer)
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1865-1976
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Paul Philippe Cret (1876-1945) was an architect and industrial designer who taught in the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Born and educated in France, Cret moved to the United States in 1903, but served in the French Army during World War I. Following the War, he returned to Philadelphia and to the University of Pennsylvania and worked on significant projects across the country. One third of the collection comprises correspondence, including exchanges with professional colleagues and clients as well as a few family members. With the exception of a substantial group of letters written by Cret to his wife while serving in World War I, there is little personal material. None of the correspondence files contains comprehensive representation of the transactions of Cret and/or his firm on any given project. The collection also includes writings by Cret, project and teaching materials (incomplete), notes, biographical material, and photographs.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
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Business records Correspondence Photographs Sketches Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2020-07-28
1859-1910
Creator:
Ward, Philip (Philip Henry), 1886-1963
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (15 volumes)
Philip Henry Ward, Jr. was an electrical engineer who collected photographs and autographs of actors and actresses, as well as stamps and coins. This collection consists of photographs, drawings, and engravings of more than 100 identified actors, actresses, and other performing artists. The actors and actresses include names such as Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905), Adelina Patti (1843-1919), Ada Rehan (1857-1916), and Ellen Terry (1847-1928). Photographers include Aimé Dupont (1841-1900), Nadar (1820-1910), Napoleon Sarony (1821-1926), and W. & D. Downey, to name only a few. These images are available online.
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Philip H. Ward collection of theatrical images
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Ward, Philip (Philip Henry), 1886-1963
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PUSP.Ms. Coll. 331
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
3.5 linear feet (15 volumes)
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1859-1910
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Philip Henry Ward, Jr. was an electrical engineer who collected photographs and autographs of actors and actresses, as well as stamps and coins. This collection consists of photographs, drawings, and engravings of more than 100 identified actors, actresses, and other performing artists. The actors and actresses include names such as Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905), Adelina Patti (1843-1919), Ada Rehan (1857-1916), and Ellen Terry (1847-1928). Photographers include Aimé Dupont (1841-1900), Nadar (1820-1910), Napoleon Sarony (1821-1926), and W. & D. Downey, to name only a few. These images are available online.
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
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English
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Ward, Philip (Philip Henry), 1886-1963
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Cabinet photographs Drawings (visual works) Engravings (prints) Photographs
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Date added: 2020-07-15
1868-2002
Creator:
Helfand, William H.
Extent: 61 item
A gift of historian of pharmacy and medicine Dr. William H. Helfand, this collection of ex-votos and devotional paintings on medical subjects offers insight into Mexican religious folk practices. Ex-votos are votive paintings usually hung in churches and religious venues as a sign of gratitude for received blessings or healings. The collection includes ex-votos dated between 1868 and 2002 and dedicated to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint James the Moor-slayer, Saint Paschal Baylon, Saint Barbara, Saint Judas Thaddeus, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Cosmas.
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William H. Helfand collection of ex-votos and devotional paintings on medical subjects
creator
Helfand, William H.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1219
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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61 item
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1868-2002
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A gift of historian of pharmacy and medicine Dr. William H. Helfand, this collection of ex-votos and devotional paintings on medical subjects offers insight into Mexican religious folk practices. Ex-votos are votive paintings usually hung in churches and religious venues as a sign of gratitude for received blessings or healings. The collection includes ex-votos dated between 1868 and 2002 and dedicated to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint James the Moor-slayer, Saint Paschal Baylon, Saint Barbara, Saint Judas Thaddeus, Saint Nicholas, and Saint Cosmas.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Helfand, William H. Catholic Church.
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Devotional literature Paintings (visual works)
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Date added: 2020-07-15
1865-1926
Creator:
Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
William Romaine Newbold (1865-1926) was an American philosopher who served on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania from 1907 to 1926. Teaching both Latin and Philosophy, Newbold is perhaps best known for his work delving into antiquarian mysteries. This collection contains material from two pieces of scholarship by Newbold during his time at the University of Pennsylvania.
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William Romaine Newbold papers
creator
Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1076
repository
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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1865-1926
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William Romaine Newbold (1865-1926) was an American philosopher who served on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania from 1907 to 1926. Teaching both Latin and Philosophy, Newbold is perhaps best known for his work delving into antiquarian mysteries. This collection contains material from two pieces of scholarship by Newbold during his time at the University of Pennsylvania.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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English
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Newbold, William Romaine, 1865-1926 Bacon, Roger, 1214?-1294
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Manuscripts (documents)
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Date added: 2020-07-15
1835-1951
(Bulk: 1927-1948)
Creator:
Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948
Extent: 10.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. (1873-1948), a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania alumnus, served as the first president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1944. The collections consists of 36 volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera, largely dating from the years immediately preceding Gates' presidency at the University of Pennsylvania through his death in 1948.
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. scrapbooks
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Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1036
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
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1835-1951
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1927-1948
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Sr. (1873-1948), a Philadelphia native and University of Pennsylvania alumnus, served as the first president of the University of Pennsylvania from 1930 to 1944. The collections consists of 36 volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera, largely dating from the years immediately preceding Gates' presidency at the University of Pennsylvania through his death in 1948.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948 University of Pennsylvania.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Scrapbooks
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Date added: 2020-07-15
1752-1903
(Bulk: 1861-1898)
Creator:
Pepper, William, 1843-1898
Extent: 9 volumes
The collection documents Pepper’s role in expanding the University of Pennsylvania in the 19th century, his contributions to the medical profession, and his activism in Philadelphia. Primarily comprising correspondence, the collection covers Pepper’s life from a student at the University of Pennsylvania to his death 54 years later.
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William Pepper papers
creator
Pepper, William, 1843-1898
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 904
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
9 volumes
inclusive date
1752-1903
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1861-1898
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The collection documents Pepper’s role in expanding the University of Pennsylvania in the 19th century, his contributions to the medical profession, and his activism in Philadelphia. Primarily comprising correspondence, the collection covers Pepper’s life from a student at the University of Pennsylvania to his death 54 years later.
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1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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English
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Pepper, William, 1843-1898 University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence
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Date added: 2020-07-15
1897-1904
Creator:
Kneeland, William Aiken, 1884-1947
Extent: 1 box (.12 linear foot)
A scrapbook comprising printing samples created by William Aiken Kneeland. He began his printing business named the Amateur Publishing Company at the age of 12 in 1897 and produced his last printed item in 1904.
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William Aiken Kneeland scrapbook
creator
Kneeland, William Aiken, 1884-1947
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1364
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 box (.12 linear foot)
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1897-1904
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A scrapbook comprising printing samples created by William Aiken Kneeland. He began his printing business named the Amateur Publishing Company at the age of 12 in 1897 and produced his last printed item in 1904.
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1890s 1900s
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English
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Kneeland, William Aiken, 1884-1947 Kneeland, Martin Dwelle, 1848-1946 New England Sabbath Protective League.
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Announcements Blank forms Booklets Business cards Forms (documents) Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Scrapbooks Visiting cards
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1851-2000
Extent: 3.5 linear feet
The minutes, correspondence, publications, programs, article clippings, and limited ephemera collected in these records relate to the history, structure, and day-to-day operations of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia, the oldest continuously operating Shakespeare society in the United States, during the period of 1851-1995.
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Shakspere Society of Philadelphia records
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 496
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1851-2000
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The minutes, correspondence, publications, programs, article clippings, and limited ephemera collected in these records relate to the history, structure, and day-to-day operations of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia, the oldest continuously operating Shakespeare society in the United States, during the period of 1851-1995.
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Dana, Charles E. Dana, Charles Edmund, 1843-1914 De Witt Culyer, Thomas Dickson, Arthur G. Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912 Furness, Horace Howard, 1865-1930 Garrick, Mallery, Jr., 1831-1894 Hopkinson, James P. Keep, Henry B. Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894 Paul, Theodore S. Ravinus, F. Markoe Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Shakspere Society of Philadelphia. Smyth, Carroll Washington, William Herbert
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Correspondence Minute books Minutes (Records) Notes Plays (performed works) Programs
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1838-1954
Creator:
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co.
Extent: 76 volumes
Company compiled reference library of dental equipment.
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S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co. reference library of dental equipment
creator
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 642
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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76 volumes
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1838-1954
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Company compiled reference library of dental equipment.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co.
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Advertisements Patents Scrapbooks Technical illustrations
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1861-1935
Creator:
Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
Extent: 19 boxes
The S. Weir Mitchell Correspondence series (23 folders)includes correspondence with James Lane Allen, Richard Watson Gilder, William Dean Howells, Robert Underwood Johnson, Henry C. Lea, James Russell Lowell, Charles Leonard Moore, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The remaining series comprise S. Weir Mitchell Writings (8 folders), including both medical and other writings; Langdon and Marion Mitchell Correspondence (5 folders); Langdon and Marion Mitchell Clippings (2 folders), primarily consisting of obituaries for Langdon Mitchell; Civil War Scrapbook (1 box); Photographs (2 boxes); S. Weir Mitchell Literary Writings (16 boxes)includes holographs of 5 novels, 2 plays, and a short story or novella.
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S. Weir Mitchell collection
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Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 413
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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19 boxes
inclusive date
1861-1935
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The S. Weir Mitchell Correspondence series (23 folders)includes correspondence with James Lane Allen, Richard Watson Gilder, William Dean Howells, Robert Underwood Johnson, Henry C. Lea, James Russell Lowell, Charles Leonard Moore, and John Greenleaf Whittier. The remaining series comprise S. Weir Mitchell Writings (8 folders), including both medical and other writings; Langdon and Marion Mitchell Correspondence (5 folders); Langdon and Marion Mitchell Clippings (2 folders), primarily consisting of obituaries for Langdon Mitchell; Civil War Scrapbook (1 box); Photographs (2 boxes); S. Weir Mitchell Literary Writings (16 boxes)includes holographs of 5 novels, 2 plays, and a short story or novella.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914 Mitchell, Langdon Elwyn, 1862-1935
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Correspondence Galley proofs Photographs Scrapbooks
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1872-1983
(Bulk: 1900-1963)
Creator:
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
Extent: 142 boxes
Collection contains 54 boxes of professional and family correspondence; 68 boxes of writings by Brooks, including typescripts, galleys, and notes for books, articles, prefaces, and addresses, as well as juvenalia, diaries, and notebooks; and 20 boxes of memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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Van Wyck Brooks papers
creator
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 650
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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142 boxes
inclusive date
1872-1983
bulk date
1900-1963
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Collection contains 54 boxes of professional and family correspondence; 68 boxes of writings by Brooks, including typescripts, galleys, and notes for books, articles, prefaces, and addresses, as well as juvenalia, diaries, and notebooks; and 20 boxes of memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963 Brooks, Charles Van Wyck, 1912- Brooks, Eleanor Stimson, d. 1945 Brooks, Gladys S.
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Correspondence Diaries Manuscripts for publication Memorabilia Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2020-07-14
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
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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 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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English
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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
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1825-1895
Extent: 08 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume contains London-based newspaper clippings of literary reviews as well as a few music reviews and poems dating between 1825 and 1895 regarding Charles Lamb and his literary circle.
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Scrapbook regarding Charles Lamb and his circle
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id
PUSp.Ms. Codex 1750
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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08 linear feet (1 volume)
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1825-1895
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This volume contains London-based newspaper clippings of literary reviews as well as a few music reviews and poems dating between 1825 and 1895 regarding Charles Lamb and his literary circle.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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English
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Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834
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Clippings (information artifacts) Scrapbooks
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Date added: 2020-07-14
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
creator
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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English
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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
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1662-1977
(Bulk: 1685-1715)
Creator:
Southwell, Edward, 1671-1730
Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702
Extent: 1 box
This collection consists primarily of documents concerning government administration in Ireland during the tenures of Sir Robert Southwell (1635-1702) and his son Edward Southwell (1671-1730) as Secretaries of State for Ireland. The documents here are largely miscellaneous in nature but are clustered around a few themes. Highlights include lists of rents and financial transactions from the period after Cromwell’s invasion and before the Williamite war in Ireland, a 1689 eyewitness letter recounting the battle of Derry, a series of documents related to admiralty, smuggling, and collecting maritime revenue in the first decade of the eighteenth century, an inventory of maps of Ireland, and a substantive series of petitions relating to Richard Blake of Ardfry.
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Southwell family papers on Ireland
creator
Southwell, Edward, 1671-1730 Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1084
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1 box
inclusive date
1662-1977
bulk date
1685-1715
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This collection consists primarily of documents concerning government administration in Ireland during the tenures of Sir Robert Southwell (1635-1702) and his son Edward Southwell (1671-1730) as Secretaries of State for Ireland. The documents here are largely miscellaneous in nature but are clustered around a few themes. Highlights include lists of rents and financial transactions from the period after Cromwell’s invasion and before the Williamite war in Ireland, a 1689 eyewitness letter recounting the battle of Derry, a series of documents related to admiralty, smuggling, and collecting maritime revenue in the first decade of the eighteenth century, an inventory of maps of Ireland, and a substantive series of petitions relating to Richard Blake of Ardfry.
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1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s
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English
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Southwell, Edward, 1671-1730 Southwell, Robert, Sir, 1635-1702 Blathwayt, William, 1649?-1717 Ireland. High Court of Admiralty. Van Homrigh, Bartholomew, -1703
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Correspondence Financial records Petitions
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1884-1922
(Bulk: 1884-1887)
Creator:
Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism.
Extent: 8 boxes
Collection consists of 9 series. External Correspondence (3 boxes) includes letters from mediums, spiritualists, and researchers of spiritualistic phenomena. The remaining series in the collection are Commission Correspondence (21 folders), Commission Report (7 folders), Investigation Materials (10 folders), Spiritualist Photographs (3 folders), Newspaper Clippings (6 folders), Publications (17 folders), Miscellaneous (3 folders), and Oversize (2 boxes + 1 large chart).
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Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism records
creator
Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 412
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
8 boxes
inclusive date
1884-1922
bulk date
1884-1887
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Collection consists of 9 series. External Correspondence (3 boxes) includes letters from mediums, spiritualists, and researchers of spiritualistic phenomena. The remaining series in the collection are Commission Correspondence (21 folders), Commission Report (7 folders), Investigation Materials (10 folders), Spiritualist Photographs (3 folders), Newspaper Clippings (6 folders), Publications (17 folders), Miscellaneous (3 folders), and Oversize (2 boxes + 1 large chart).
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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1880s
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English
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Seybert Commission for Investigating Modern Spiritualism. Adams, John S. (John Saul), d. 1893 Archer, Samuel Butcher, William B. Colby, Luther Haley, C. S. ( Chares Stanwood) Hodgson, Richard, 1855-1905 Lewis, G. F. Norbury, Frank Parsons, 1863-1939
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Correspondence Galley proofs Manuscripts (documents) Photographs Spirit photographs
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Date added: 2020-07-14
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
creator
Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 310
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
40 boxes
inclusive date
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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Date added: 2020-07-14
1708-1955
(Bulk: 1923-1955)
Creator:
Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984, Author
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
This collection includes material collected by Siegfried Weisbeger (1896-1984), proprietor of the Peabody Book Shop in Baltimore Maryland and confidante of H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), a noted writer, editor, and social provocateur, famous for his disdain for common morals and received wisdom. The collection contains correspondence between the two men and other correspondents of the Peabody Book Shop, manuscripts and published writings by and about Mencken (many of them signed), and autobiographical writings and poems written by Weisberger.
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Siegfried Weisberger papers
creator
Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984, Author
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1377
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
inclusive date
1708-1955
bulk date
1923-1955
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This collection includes material collected by Siegfried Weisbeger (1896-1984), proprietor of the Peabody Book Shop in Baltimore Maryland and confidante of H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), a noted writer, editor, and social provocateur, famous for his disdain for common morals and received wisdom. The collection contains correspondence between the two men and other correspondents of the Peabody Book Shop, manuscripts and published writings by and about Mencken (many of them signed), and autobiographical writings and poems written by Weisberger.
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1700s 1710s 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Weisberger, Siegfried, 1896-1984 Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Peabody Book Shop.
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Autobiographies Correspondence Poems Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1829-2018
(Bulk: 2014-2018)
Creator:
Bloom, Arthur W., 1939-
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Arthur Bloom (born 1939), an author and scholar of American theater, studied and wrote a book on Edwin Forrest (1806-1872), a prominent Philadelphia-born actor. This collection contains research materials for Bloom's work, Edwin Forrest: A Biography and Performance History (2019). These include some limited original materials by and related to Forrest, extensive printout copies of newspaper articles about Forrest, contemporary scholarly publications related to Forrest and American theater, and other research materials.
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Arthur Bloom research collection on Edwin Forrest
creator
Bloom, Arthur W., 1939-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1429
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1829-2018
bulk date
2014-2018
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Arthur Bloom (born 1939), an author and scholar of American theater, studied and wrote a book on Edwin Forrest (1806-1872), a prominent Philadelphia-born actor. This collection contains research materials for Bloom's work, Edwin Forrest: A Biography and Performance History (2019). These include some limited original materials by and related to Forrest, extensive printout copies of newspaper articles about Forrest, contemporary scholarly publications related to Forrest and American theater, and other research materials.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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2010s
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English
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Bloom, Arthur W., 1939- Forrest, Edwin, 1806-1872
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Biographies Clippings (information artifacts) Playbills Research notes
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1896-1930
Creator:
Dimbula Valley (Ceylon) Tea Company.
Extent: 1 volume
Oversize pre-printed shareholders register for the Dimbula Valley (Ceylon) Tea Company spanning the years from 1896 to 1930.
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The Dimbula Valley (Ceylon) Tea Company register of members
creator
Dimbula Valley (Ceylon) Tea Company.
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PUSp.Ms. Codex 1942
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 volume
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1896-1930
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Oversize pre-printed shareholders register for the Dimbula Valley (Ceylon) Tea Company spanning the years from 1896 to 1930.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Dimbula Valley (Ceylon) Tea Company.
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Blank forms Blankbooks Codices (bound manuscripts) Forms (documents)
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1838-1936
(Bulk: 1838-1897)
Extent: 6 linear feet (22 volumes)
The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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"Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1384
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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6 linear feet (22 volumes)
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1838-1936
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1838-1897
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The "Theatricals in Philadelphia" scrapbooks consists of a set of 15 scrapbooks on theatrical subjects and contains programs, playbills, newspaper clippings, images, and portraits of artists of the stage, dating from the second half of the 19th century. These materials mostly relate to theaters and other performing venues located in Philadelphia, although there are also some items from New York, Boston, and other U.S. cities. Because of its extent (about 3,500 pages), its chronological and geographical focus, the richness of its materials, and the breadth of theatrical genres covered in the scrapbooks, this collection represents a unique and invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theatrical and cultural history of Philadelphia in the second half of the 19th century.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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English
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Arch Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.). Chestnut Street Opera House (Philadelphia, Pa.) Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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Clippings (information artifacts) Engravings (prints) Playbills Portraits Posters Scrapbooks Theater programs
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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
creator
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 958
repository
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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English
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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)
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