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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
creator
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 10
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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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: 2020-09-10
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.
title
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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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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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
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)
inclusive date
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
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
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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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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
repository
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: 2020-07-23
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
inclusive date
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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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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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
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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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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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
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
repository
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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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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
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
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
61 item
inclusive date
1868-2002
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abstract/scope/contents
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
1941-1964
Creator:
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959‏
Mathews, William R., 1893-1969
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
William R. Mathews (1893-1969) was a journalist, newspaper editor and publisher who corresponded extensively with John Foster Dulles (1888-1959), a politician who served as a United States Senator and United States Secretary of State. This collection represents years of correspondence between these two men, with occasional notes to or from one of their wives. The letters demonstrate Dulles and Mathews' friendship and mutual respect, as they discuss the political and military events that occurred between 1941 and 1957.
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William R. Mathews papers
creator
Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959‏ Mathews, William R., 1893-1969
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1012
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1941-1964
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William R. Mathews (1893-1969) was a journalist, newspaper editor and publisher who corresponded extensively with John Foster Dulles (1888-1959), a politician who served as a United States Senator and United States Secretary of State. This collection represents years of correspondence between these two men, with occasional notes to or from one of their wives. The letters demonstrate Dulles and Mathews' friendship and mutual respect, as they discuss the political and military events that occurred between 1941 and 1957.
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959‏ Mathews, William R., 1893-1969 Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Reports Speeches
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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
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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
1943-2006
(Bulk: 1970-1997)
Creator:
Hackney, Sheldon, 1933-2013
Extent: 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Sheldon Hackney (1933-2013) was a historian of the American south, an academic administrator, and the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities during the Clinton administration. This collection consists of a very small number of papers created by Sheldon Hackney and includes research notes and audio recordings relating to his research on African American history, the Civil Rights Movement and folk life and folk song.
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Sheldon Hackney research notes on African American history, civil rights, and folk songs
creator
Hackney, Sheldon, 1933-2013
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 964
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1 linear feet (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1943-2006
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1970-1997
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Sheldon Hackney (1933-2013) was a historian of the American south, an academic administrator, and the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities during the Clinton administration. This collection consists of a very small number of papers created by Sheldon Hackney and includes research notes and audio recordings relating to his research on African American history, the Civil Rights Movement and folk life and folk song.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Hackney, Sheldon, 1933-2013
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Audiovisual materials Research notes Tape reels
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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.
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Sophia Wittenberg Mumford papers
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Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 958
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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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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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
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Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 310
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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40 boxes
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1892-1968
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Personal papers of Wanda Gág, including correspondence to and from Wanda, as well as letters to and from Alma Schmidt Scott, a biographer of Gág, and letters among Gág family members; writings, such as diaries, children’s books, autobiographical works, and juvenilia; notes for talks and for writings; artwork; exhibition catalogs and related publicity material; writings about Gág, including obituaries, biographical pieces, and book reviews; financial records; materials regarding the Estate of Wanda Gág; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; photographs; and examples of Happiwork, a product for children created by Gág.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
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Correspondence Diaries Drawings (visual works) Financial records Photographs Prints Watercolors (paintings) Writings (documents)
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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.
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Savoy Company records
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Savoy company, Philadelphia.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 905
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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226 linear feet (326 boxes)
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1901-2010
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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
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
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
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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Date added: 2020-07-14
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
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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
1902-1987
Creator:
Gates, Thomas S.
Extent: 15.22 linear feet (38 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr., was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II, who went on to serve as the Secretary of the Navy (1957-1959), Secretary of Defense (1959-1961), and Ambassador to China (1976-1977). As a civilian he also pursued a career in investment banking at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (later J.P. Morgan & Co.). Gates’ personal papers focus largely on his government service, with a small amount of additional personal items. Included are many military and government documents and correspondence with influential politicians--perhaps most notably with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, under who Gates served as both Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense. The collection also includes many clippings and photographs that have been assembled into a remarkable collection of scrapbooks that bring Gates’ service to life.
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Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr. papers
creator
Gates, Thomas S.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1135
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
15.22 linear feet (38 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
inclusive date
1902-1987
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abstract/scope/contents
Thomas Sovereign Gates, Jr., was a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy during World War II, who went on to serve as the Secretary of the Navy (1957-1959), Secretary of Defense (1959-1961), and Ambassador to China (1976-1977). As a civilian he also pursued a career in investment banking at the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (later J.P. Morgan & Co.). Gates’ personal papers focus largely on his government service, with a small amount of additional personal items. Included are many military and government documents and correspondence with influential politicians--perhaps most notably with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, under who Gates served as both Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense. The collection also includes many clippings and photographs that have been assembled into a remarkable collection of scrapbooks that bring Gates’ service to life.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Gates, Thomas S. Gates, Thomas Sovereign, Sr., 1873-1948 United States. Department of Defense. United States. Department of the Navy. United States. Navy.
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Awards Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Interviews Medals Memorabilia Memorandums Military records Photograph albums Photographs Scrapbooks Speeches
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Date added: 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
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
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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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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
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.
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Samuel Bellet papers
creator
Bellet, Samuel, 1899-
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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
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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
1942-2008
Creator:
Frankel, Sherman, 1922-2019
Extent: 2.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection comprises materials written by or otherwise related to Sherman Frankel (1922-2019), a particle physicist who was a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, and finally a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Most of Frankel's writing is devoted to what he termed International Security and Arms Control/Physics and Public Policy ("ISAAC/PAPP"). Specifically, much of his mature work is devoted to theorizing and debating post-launch controls (PLCs) for nuclear weapons.
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Sherman Frankel papers
creator
Frankel, Sherman, 1922-2019
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1419
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
inclusive date
1942-2008
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This collection comprises materials written by or otherwise related to Sherman Frankel (1922-2019), a particle physicist who was a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, and finally a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Most of Frankel's writing is devoted to what he termed International Security and Arms Control/Physics and Public Policy ("ISAAC/PAPP"). Specifically, much of his mature work is devoted to theorizing and debating post-launch controls (PLCs) for nuclear weapons.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Frankel, Sherman, 1922-2019 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory. University of Pennsylvania.
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Letters to the editor Research notes School records Writings (documents)
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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.
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Sotheby's auction catalogs
creator
Sotheby's (Firm).
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PUSp.Print Collection 42
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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40.5 linear feet (41 boxes)
inclusive date
1931-2016
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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
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-
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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)
inclusive date
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
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
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.
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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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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: 2020-07-01
1947-2015
Creator:
Honda, Shōjō, 1929-
Extent: 0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
Reverend Shojo Honda 本田正静 (1929-2015) was a priest of the Shin (Jōdo Shinshū) sect of Buddhism, and a former reference librarian at the Library of Congress in the Asian Division’s Japanese Section. After his death in 2015, Honda’s library was donated to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Tamon Honda. Rev. Honda’s collection reflects both his interests and his life’s work, with many books on Buddhist (particularly Shin Buddhist) philosophy and ritual, Indian philosophy and world religions, world history and Japanese local history, Japanese literature, and Sanskrit and English language study. Within many of these books were handwritten notes, correspondence, photocopies, and clippings, mostly serving as bookmarks. In addition to these inserts, the Rev. Honda Shojo Collection includes several folders and boxes of archival and ephemeral material. These disparate materials have been collected and organized as the Rev. Shojo Honda Papers.
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Rev. Shojo Honda papers
creator
Honda, Shōjō, 1929-
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1268
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.1 linear foot (1 volume)
inclusive date
1947-2015
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Reverend Shojo Honda 本田正静 (1929-2015) was a priest of the Shin (Jōdo Shinshū) sect of Buddhism, and a former reference librarian at the Library of Congress in the Asian Division’s Japanese Section. After his death in 2015, Honda’s library was donated to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Tamon Honda. Rev. Honda’s collection reflects both his interests and his life’s work, with many books on Buddhist (particularly Shin Buddhist) philosophy and ritual, Indian philosophy and world religions, world history and Japanese local history, Japanese literature, and Sanskrit and English language study. Within many of these books were handwritten notes, correspondence, photocopies, and clippings, mostly serving as bookmarks. In addition to these inserts, the Rev. Honda Shojo Collection includes several folders and boxes of archival and ephemeral material. These disparate materials have been collected and organized as the Rev. Shojo Honda Papers.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Honda, Shōjō, 1929- Konishi, Jin'ichi, 1915-2007
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Memorabilia Pamphlets Photographs
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