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Date added: 2020-10-19
1855-1983
Creator:
Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899-1983
Extent: 27 linear feet (32 boxes)
The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset’s endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts, some manuscript but most typescript, of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow. Other items of note include seven letters either to or from Alain LeRoy Locke, as well as a photograph of him; a photograph of Jessie Redmon Fauset and an outline of Junior Reading Book on Negro-White Relationships written by her; and a ledger beginning in 1855 for the Union Building and Loan Association, Philadelphia, at the back of which are manuscript texts by Isaiah C. Wears. The papers also contain five scrapbooks: one concerns Marcus Garvey and the four others comprise clippings of Fauset’s column The People’s Cause and I Write As I See (1938-1943). The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset's endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow.
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Arthur Huff Fauset papers
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Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899-1983
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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27 linear feet (32 boxes)
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1855-1983
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The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset’s endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts, some manuscript but most typescript, of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow. Other items of note include seven letters either to or from Alain LeRoy Locke, as well as a photograph of him; a photograph of Jessie Redmon Fauset and an outline of Junior Reading Book on Negro-White Relationships written by her; and a ledger beginning in 1855 for the Union Building and Loan Association, Philadelphia, at the back of which are manuscript texts by Isaiah C. Wears. The papers also contain five scrapbooks: one concerns Marcus Garvey and the four others comprise clippings of Fauset’s column The People’s Cause and I Write As I See (1938-1943). The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset's endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on America: Red, White, Black, Yellow.
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Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899-1983 Fauset, Jessie Redmon Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940
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Articles Autobiographies Drafts (documents) Essays Ledgers (account books) Scrapbooks
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Date added: 2020-09-23
1912-1961
(Bulk: 1947-1961)
Creator:
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Alma Maria Mahler Gropius Werfel (1879-1964) was a composer, author, and editor. Born in Vienna, she was forced to leave Austria in 1938, after the Anschluss, seeking refuge in the United States. Her husband, Franz Werfel, was a life-long friend of Willy Haas, editor of Die Welt, who assisted Alma with the German edition of her autobiography, Mein Leben. This collection consists almost entirely of letters written by Alma Mahler Werfel and sent to Willy Haas. The letters are all in German. There are two additional letters, one: a photocopy of a letter from Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), an Austrian artist, poet, and playwright; and the other: a photocopy of a letter from Alma to Baroness Annie Schey.
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Alma Mahler letters to Willy Haas
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Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 10
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1912-1961
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1947-1961
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Alma Maria Mahler Gropius Werfel (1879-1964) was a composer, author, and editor. Born in Vienna, she was forced to leave Austria in 1938, after the Anschluss, seeking refuge in the United States. Her husband, Franz Werfel, was a life-long friend of Willy Haas, editor of Die Welt, who assisted Alma with the German edition of her autobiography, Mein Leben. This collection consists almost entirely of letters written by Alma Mahler Werfel and sent to Willy Haas. The letters are all in German. There are two additional letters, one: a photocopy of a letter from Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980), an Austrian artist, poet, and playwright; and the other: a photocopy of a letter from Alma to Baroness Annie Schey.
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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German
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Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964 Haas, Willy, 1891-1973
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Correspondence
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Date added: 2020-09-11
1909-1956
Creator:
Gillet, Joseph E. (Joseph Eugene), 1888-1958
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Joseph E. Gillet (1888-1958), a native of Belgium, was a professor of Spanish at Bryn Mawr College. He directed doctoral dissertations both at Bryn Mawr College and at the University of Pennsylvania, and he achieved several critical editions recognized in the academic world. His papers include photostats, transcripts and translations of Spanish texts, correspondence with his colleagues and libraries in America and Europe, clippings of journals mentioning his publications, and handwritten research notes.
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Joseph E. Gillet collection
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Gillet, Joseph E. (Joseph Eugene), 1888-1958
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 977
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1909-1956
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Joseph E. Gillet (1888-1958), a native of Belgium, was a professor of Spanish at Bryn Mawr College. He directed doctoral dissertations both at Bryn Mawr College and at the University of Pennsylvania, and he achieved several critical editions recognized in the academic world. His papers include photostats, transcripts and translations of Spanish texts, correspondence with his colleagues and libraries in America and Europe, clippings of journals mentioning his publications, and handwritten research notes.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Gillet, Joseph E. (Joseph Eugene), 1888-1958 Torres Naharro, Bartolomé de, active 1517
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Notebooks Passion plays Plays (performed works) Reprographic copies Research notes Translations (documents)
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Date added: 2020-09-10
1935-2009
Creator:
Conway, James
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
The collection consists of correspondence between author, James T. Farrell, and World Publishing Company editor-in-chief, William Targ, of Chicago, Illinois. Also included is correspondence between the author and various editors, working files and publisher materials, and newspaper clippings and other publicity materials relating to James T. Farrell and his legacy.
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James Conway collection relating to James T. Farrell and William Targ
creator
Conway, James
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1438
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1935-2009
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The collection consists of correspondence between author, James T. Farrell, and World Publishing Company editor-in-chief, William Targ, of Chicago, Illinois. Also included is correspondence between the author and various editors, working files and publisher materials, and newspaper clippings and other publicity materials relating to James T. Farrell and his legacy.
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Conway, James Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Targ, William, 1907-1999 World Publishing Company.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drafts (documents) Pamphlets Photographs Programs (documents)
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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
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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: 2020-08-21
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
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DePreist, James, 1936-2013
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 640
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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98 linear feet (130 boxes, + 2 map drawer folders)
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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: 2020-08-21
1917-1945
Creator:
Ramsey, John T., 1922-2009
Ramsey, Pierce Theodore, 1925-2019
Ramsey, William B., 1891-
Ramsey, William B., 1919-2001
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
The Ramsey family was an African American family who lived in Philadelphia and who served in the military during the First and Second World Wars. William B. Ramsey, Jr. (born 1891) served in the 368th Infantry Regiment during World War I; and his three sons, William Ramsey (1919-2001), John T. Ramsey (1922-2009), and Ted Ramsey (1925-2019) all served in World War II. This collection consists of a small number of letters home from these four Ramsey men. All letters are written state-side and describe, in varying degrees of detail, life in the military during the first and second World Wars.
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Ramsey family letters
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Ramsey, John T., 1922-2009 Ramsey, Pierce Theodore, 1925-2019 Ramsey, William B., 1891- Ramsey, William B., 1919-2001
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1440
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1917-1945
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The Ramsey family was an African American family who lived in Philadelphia and who served in the military during the First and Second World Wars. William B. Ramsey, Jr. (born 1891) served in the 368th Infantry Regiment during World War I; and his three sons, William Ramsey (1919-2001), John T. Ramsey (1922-2009), and Ted Ramsey (1925-2019) all served in World War II. This collection consists of a small number of letters home from these four Ramsey men. All letters are written state-side and describe, in varying degrees of detail, life in the military during the first and second World Wars.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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Ramsey, John T., 1922-2009 Ramsey, Pierce Theodore, 1925-2019 Ramsey, William B., 1891- Ramsey, William B., 1919-2001
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Correspondence
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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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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: 2020-07-23
1912-1974
Creator:
Naumburg, Margaret, b. 1890
Extent: 182 boxes
Margaret Naumburg (1890–1983) was an American psychologist, educator, artist, and author. She was one of the first proponents of art therapy and utilitzed art as a method for both diagnosis and therapy. The collection contains materials documenting all the phases of Naumburg's long and productive work life. The materials include correspondence; copies of and materials for Naumburg's writings, lectures, and exhibit catalogs; materials for case studies; lecture notes for the courses she taught and papers her students wrote in those courses; and work by others that she collected and saved. Other media in the collection include slides, photographs, and audio recordings.
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Margaret Naumburg papers
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Naumburg, Margaret, b. 1890
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 294
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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182 boxes
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1912-1974
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Margaret Naumburg (1890–1983) was an American psychologist, educator, artist, and author. She was one of the first proponents of art therapy and utilitzed art as a method for both diagnosis and therapy. The collection contains materials documenting all the phases of Naumburg's long and productive work life. The materials include correspondence; copies of and materials for Naumburg's writings, lectures, and exhibit catalogs; materials for case studies; lecture notes for the courses she taught and papers her students wrote in those courses; and work by others that she collected and saved. Other media in the collection include slides, photographs, and audio recordings.
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Naumburg, Margaret, b. 1890
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Correspondence Photograph albums Photographs Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2020-07-15
1900-1954
Creator:
Blancké, Wilton W. (Wilton Wallace), 1884-1949
Extent: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversized folder)
The papers of Wilton W. Blancké document his life as an educator and author. A strong, vocal proponent for a foreign language curriculum in public education, Blancké wrote several articles on the subject. He also penned numerous letters to editors of various publications espousing the view that the study of foreign language contributes to an international understanding.
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Wilton W. Blancké papers
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Blancké, Wilton W. (Wilton Wallace), 1884-1949
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1081
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.83 linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversized folder)
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1900-1954
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The papers of Wilton W. Blancké document his life as an educator and author. A strong, vocal proponent for a foreign language curriculum in public education, Blancké wrote several articles on the subject. He also penned numerous letters to editors of various publications espousing the view that the study of foreign language contributes to an international understanding.
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Blancké, Wilton W. (Wilton Wallace), 1884-1949
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Correspondence Essays Lecture notes
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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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Helfand, William H. Catholic Church.
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Devotional literature Paintings (visual works)
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Date added: 2020-07-15
1925-1984
Creator:
Fogg‏, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982‏
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951), an art collector and founder of the Barnes Foundation, had an uneasy relationship with the University of Pennsylvania, despite efforts on both parts to establish a collaboration in art education between the Barnes Foundation and the University. This collection contains primarily correspondence between Barnes (or the secretary of the Barnes Foundation, Nelle E. Mullen, on Barnes' behalf) and University of Pennsylvania officials, largely related to an effort to establish a joint Penn-Barnes course, which met for only a few sessions in 1946 before being called off by Barnes.
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John Milton Fogg, Jr. collection of letters and papers relating to Albert C. Barnes and the University of Pennsylvania
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Fogg‏, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982‏
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 402
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear foot (1 box)
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1925-1984
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Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951), an art collector and founder of the Barnes Foundation, had an uneasy relationship with the University of Pennsylvania, despite efforts on both parts to establish a collaboration in art education between the Barnes Foundation and the University. This collection contains primarily correspondence between Barnes (or the secretary of the Barnes Foundation, Nelle E. Mullen, on Barnes' behalf) and University of Pennsylvania officials, largely related to an effort to establish a joint Penn-Barnes course, which met for only a few sessions in 1946 before being called off by Barnes.
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Fogg‏, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982‏ Barnes Foundation. Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951 Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955 Michener, James A. (James Albert), 1907-1997 Philadelphia Museum of Art. University of Pennsylvania.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Press releases Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2020-07-15
1905-1947
Creator:
McDevitt, William, Author
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
William McDevitt was an author, bookseller, and Socialist political agitator who operated bookstores on Sutter and Fillmore streets in San Francisco for more than forty years in the first half of the twentieth century. This collection includes correspondence from Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) and others concerning bookselling, promotional material for books and lectures, and copies of pamphlets written by McDevitt.
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William McDevitt papers
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McDevitt, William, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1365
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1905-1947
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William McDevitt was an author, bookseller, and Socialist political agitator who operated bookstores on Sutter and Fillmore streets in San Francisco for more than forty years in the first half of the twentieth century. This collection includes correspondence from Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) and others concerning bookselling, promotional material for books and lectures, and copies of pamphlets written by McDevitt.
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McDevitt, William London, Jack, 1876-1916 Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 -- Correspondence
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Correspondence Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2020-07-15
1900-2003
Creator:
Evans, Wyn Ritchie, 1900-2003
Extent: 14 boxes
The Wyn Ritchie Evans papers include correspondence, writings, photographs, and personal papers that shed light on her connection to the arts scene and to Herman Sachs, her endeavors as a professional writer, and her life with Ray Evans.
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Wyn Ritchie Evans papers
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Evans, Wyn Ritchie, 1900-2003
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 861
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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14 boxes
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1900-2003
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The Wyn Ritchie Evans papers include correspondence, writings, photographs, and personal papers that shed light on her connection to the arts scene and to Herman Sachs, her endeavors as a professional writer, and her life with Ray Evans.
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English
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Evans, Wyn Ritchie, 1900-2003 Evans, Ray, 1915-2007 Sachs, Herman, 1883-1940
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Correspondence Diaries Photographs Scrapbooks Writings (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
creator
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
extent
10.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
inclusive date
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: 2020-07-14
1931-2016
Creator:
Sotheby's (Firm).
Extent: 40.5 linear feet (41 boxes)
Founded in 1744 Sotheby’s is one of the world’s largest auction house. For more than two hundred years it has played a central role in the sale of rare books and manuscripts. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than 1,000 Sotheby's catalogs held in Print Coll. 42 as well as Sotheby’s catalogs post-1930 which are not present in Print Coll. 42 but are held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries.
title
Sotheby's auction catalogs
creator
Sotheby's (Firm).
id
PUSp.Print Collection 42
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
40.5 linear feet (41 boxes)
inclusive date
1931-2016
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abstract/scope/contents
Founded in 1744 Sotheby’s is one of the world’s largest auction house. For more than two hundred years it has played a central role in the sale of rare books and manuscripts. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than 1,000 Sotheby's catalogs held in Print Coll. 42 as well as Sotheby’s catalogs post-1930 which are not present in Print Coll. 42 but are held elsewhere in the Penn Libraries.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Sotheby's (Firm).
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Auction catalogs
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Date added: 2020-07-14
1899-1965
Creator:
Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
This collection contains some papers of the Jewish American scholar, writer and editor, Walter Hart Blumenthal (1883-1969). Although composed primarily of Blumenthal’s short stories and poetry, the collection includes one scholarly article published in 1960, titled “Spurious Shakespeare Portraiture” with some accompanying research materials. In 1965 Blumenthal compiled his poetry into the typescript of “Exit Laughing” and his short stories into “Perspectives: Stories of This Brief Tenement Wherein the Spirit Dwells”, both ultimately unpublished.
title
Walter Hart Blumenthal papers
creator
Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1104
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
inclusive date
1899-1965
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abstract/scope/contents
This collection contains some papers of the Jewish American scholar, writer and editor, Walter Hart Blumenthal (1883-1969). Although composed primarily of Blumenthal’s short stories and poetry, the collection includes one scholarly article published in 1960, titled “Spurious Shakespeare Portraiture” with some accompanying research materials. In 1965 Blumenthal compiled his poetry into the typescript of “Exit Laughing” and his short stories into “Perspectives: Stories of This Brief Tenement Wherein the Spirit Dwells”, both ultimately unpublished.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Blumenthal, Walter Hart, 1883-1969 Golding, Louis, 1895-1958 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 University of Pennsylvania.
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Notebooks Poems Short stories, American--20th century. Typescripts
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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.
title
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
1901-2010
Creator:
Savoy company, Philadelphia.
Extent: 226 linear feet (326 boxes)
The Savoy Company is the oldest amateur theater company dedicated to the production of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. The collection contains administrative material, programs, musical and vocal scores, scrapbooks, audio-visual material and photographs which document its annual performance.
title
Savoy Company records
creator
Savoy company, Philadelphia.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 905
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
226 linear feet (326 boxes)
inclusive date
1901-2010
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abstract/scope/contents
The Savoy Company is the oldest amateur theater company dedicated to the production of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. The collection contains administrative material, programs, musical and vocal scores, scrapbooks, audio-visual material and photographs which document its annual performance.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Savoy company, Philadelphia. Gilbert, W.S. (William Schwenck), 1836-1911 Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900
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Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Concert programs Correspondence Photographs Scores
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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.
title
Van Wyck Brooks papers
creator
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 650
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
142 boxes
inclusive date
1872-1983
bulk date
1900-1963
abstract/scope/contents
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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English
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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
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.
title
Wanda Gág papers
creator
Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
id
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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abstract/scope/contents
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
1925-1964
Creator:
Bellet, Samuel, 1899-
Extent: 0.5 linear foot (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Samuel Bellet (1902-1971) was a Philadelphia cardiologist who had an active career as a teacher, researcher, and clinician and was considered a pioneer in the study of arrhythmias. This collection contains a small group of material relating to his career and his involvement in the medical community in Philadelphia, as well as in the United States and in Israel.
title
Samuel Bellet papers
creator
Bellet, Samuel, 1899-
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1342
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.5 linear foot (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
inclusive date
1925-1964
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Samuel Bellet (1902-1971) was a Philadelphia cardiologist who had an active career as a teacher, researcher, and clinician and was considered a pioneer in the study of arrhythmias. This collection contains a small group of material relating to his career and his involvement in the medical community in Philadelphia, as well as in the United States and in Israel.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Bellet, Samuel, 1899- Jefferson Medical College.
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Artifacts (object genre) Certificates Lectures School yearbooks Writings (documents)
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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.
title
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co. reference library of dental equipment
creator
S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Co.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 642
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
76 volumes
inclusive date
1838-1954
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
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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language_facet
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
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.
title
Arthur Bloom research collection on Edwin Forrest
creator
Bloom, Arthur W., 1939-
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1429
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1829-2018
bulk date
2014-2018
abstract/scope/contents
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
language_facet
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
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.
title
Sophia Wittenberg Mumford papers
creator
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 958
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
23.22 linear feet (48 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
inclusive date
1875-1997
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
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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