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Date added: 2019-11-19
1942-2015
Creator:
Mathews, Harry, 1930-
Extent: 19 linear feet (48 boxes)
Harry Mathews (1930-2017) is an experimental poet and prose writer. Mathews is well known for authoring several highly acclaimed novels; co-founding and co-editing the literary magazine, Locus Solus; and for his membership in the French avant-garde literary society, Olipo. The collection documents Mathews’ professional life, and to a lesser extent, his personal life and includes drafts, typescripts, and corrected typescripts of Mathews' prose and poetry; publicity and promotion resulting from his literary work; research files probably used for writing his books; teaching and workshop records; writings by others; extensive correspondence which is restricted from use unless permission is granted by Mathews; and a small amount of audio visual material as well as several computer files.
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Harry Mathews papers
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Mathews, Harry, 1930-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1161
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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19 linear feet (48 boxes)
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1942-2015
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Harry Mathews (1930-2017) is an experimental poet and prose writer. Mathews is well known for authoring several highly acclaimed novels; co-founding and co-editing the literary magazine, Locus Solus; and for his membership in the French avant-garde literary society, Olipo. The collection documents Mathews’ professional life, and to a lesser extent, his personal life and includes drafts, typescripts, and corrected typescripts of Mathews' prose and poetry; publicity and promotion resulting from his literary work; research files probably used for writing his books; teaching and workshop records; writings by others; extensive correspondence which is restricted from use unless permission is granted by Mathews; and a small amount of audio visual material as well as several computer files.
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Mathews, Harry, 1930- Ashbery, John, 1927- Oulipo (Association). Perec, Georges, 1936-1982
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Machine-readable artifacts Reviews (documents) Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2019-07-18
1906, undated
Creator:
Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This collection offers insight into Jackson’s intellectual activity as a theater historian. It includes a manuscript of an unpublished essay on the history of American dramatic literature, an alphabetical listing of American playwrights, a collection of portraits of 18th-century actors, and handwritten notes on the theatrical history of pre-and post-revolutionary Philadelphia.
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson manuscripts and notes
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Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1220
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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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1906, undated
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Joseph Francis Ambrose Jackson (1867-1946) was a historian, lecturer, artist, journalist, and writer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This collection offers insight into Jackson’s intellectual activity as a theater historian. It includes a manuscript of an unpublished essay on the history of American dramatic literature, an alphabetical listing of American playwrights, a collection of portraits of 18th-century actors, and handwritten notes on the theatrical history of pre-and post-revolutionary Philadelphia.
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Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946 Chestnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) Jackson, Joseph, 1867-1946
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Date added: 2019-07-15
1909-1982
Creator:
Eldridge, Paul
Extent: 13.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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Paul Eldridge papers
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Eldridge, Paul
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1319
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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13.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
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1909-1982
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Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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Eldridge, Paul Eldridge, Sylvette Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1888-1951 Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Essays Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Scrapbooks Short stories Typescripts Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2019-05-13
circa 1890-1925
Creator:
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909, Author
Extent: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
William Clyde Fitch (better known as Clyde Fitch, 1865-1909) is considered one of the most successful American playwrights of his time, and the first to be produced abroad on a regular basis. This collection consists of typescripts of ten unpublished plays and four autograph letters written by Fitch.
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Clyde Fitch typescripts and letters
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Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1332
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 linear foot (2 boxes)
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circa 1890-1925
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William Clyde Fitch (better known as Clyde Fitch, 1865-1909) is considered one of the most successful American playwrights of his time, and the first to be produced abroad on a regular basis. This collection consists of typescripts of ten unpublished plays and four autograph letters written by Fitch.
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Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909
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Correspondence Plays (performed works) Typescripts
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Date added: 2019-05-09
1866
Creator:
Olmstead, J. M. (James Munson), 1794-1870
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 volume)
This unpublished manuscript, titled "Mortimer Myself, An Autobiography," is signed by Reverend James Munson Olmstead. It is unclear, however, if this is actually an autobiography of Olmstead or a fictional work of his creation. The identity of "Mortimer" remains unclear throughout the text. This work is dated 1866 and was a part of Reverend John Wright’s library.
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"Mortimer Myself, An Autobiography"
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Olmstead, J. M. (James Munson), 1794-1870
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PUSp.Ms. Codex 1736
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.1 linear feet (1 volume)
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1866
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This unpublished manuscript, titled "Mortimer Myself, An Autobiography," is signed by Reverend James Munson Olmstead. It is unclear, however, if this is actually an autobiography of Olmstead or a fictional work of his creation. The identity of "Mortimer" remains unclear throughout the text. This work is dated 1866 and was a part of Reverend John Wright’s library.
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Olmstead, J. M. (James Munson), 1794-1870
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Date added: 2019-01-30
circa 1905-1987
Creator:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Extent: 197 boxes
Comprising nineteen series, the Mumford papers provide extensive documentation of Mumford's professional life over a period of approximately seventy years. Predominant are correspondence and drafts of and notes for Mumford's writings, which include publications of over forty books and pamphlets and approximately one thousand articles and book reviews.
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Lewis Mumford papers
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Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 2
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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197 boxes
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circa 1905-1987
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Comprising nineteen series, the Mumford papers provide extensive documentation of Mumford's professional life over a period of approximately seventy years. Predominant are correspondence and drafts of and notes for Mumford's writings, which include publications of over forty books and pamphlets and approximately one thousand articles and book reviews.
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Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
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Articles Biographies Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Drawings (visual works) Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Pamphlets Photographs Plays (performed works) Scripts Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2018-12-13
1947-2012
Creator:
Paley, Maggie, 1939-, Author
Extent: 16.33 linear feet (17 boxes)
Maggie Paley is a prolific journalist and author. Her works include Bad Manners, a novel, and The Book of the Penis, a book of popular nonfiction. Paley was a well-connected participant in a wide variety of NYC cultural life during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and this collection contains her own writing, correspondence with notable figures, and cultural material she collected. Paley worked as an editor at The Paris Review and a staff writer for LIFE and The Saturday Evening Post before establishing a career as a freelance journalist. Since the 1960’s she has been a social fixture in New York artistic circles, and was a close acquaintance of such figures as Jill Krementz, Harry Matthews, and Rachael Hadas.
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Maggie Paley papers
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Paley, Maggie, 1939-, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1370
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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16.33 linear feet (17 boxes)
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1947-2012
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Maggie Paley is a prolific journalist and author. Her works include Bad Manners, a novel, and The Book of the Penis, a book of popular nonfiction. Paley was a well-connected participant in a wide variety of NYC cultural life during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and this collection contains her own writing, correspondence with notable figures, and cultural material she collected. Paley worked as an editor at The Paris Review and a staff writer for LIFE and The Saturday Evening Post before establishing a career as a freelance journalist. Since the 1960’s she has been a social fixture in New York artistic circles, and was a close acquaintance of such figures as Jill Krementz, Harry Matthews, and Rachael Hadas.
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Paley, Maggie, 1939- Mathews, Harry, 1930- -- Correspondence Paris review‏. Plimpton, George
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Interviews Memorabilia Notes Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2018-08-28
circa 1929-1963
Creator:
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972, Author
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. This collection consists of typescript manuscripts of three plays by Padraic Colum: Balloon(circa 1929), Moytura: a play for dancers (circa 1962), and Timbuktu (1957).
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Padraic Colum plays
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Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1366
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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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circa 1929-1963
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Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. This collection consists of typescript manuscripts of three plays by Padraic Colum: Balloon(circa 1929), Moytura: a play for dancers (circa 1962), and Timbuktu (1957).
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Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
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Plays (performed works) Typescripts
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Date added: 2018-08-28
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: 2018-08-24
1842-1957
(Bulk: 1867-1894)
Extent: 4 boxes (plus one oversized item)
Materials include correspondence to, from, and concerning Walt Whitman; financial records; writings by and about Whitman; and memorabilia, such as sketches, photographs, and portraits of Whitman, his family, his friends, and his homes.
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Walt Whitman collection
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 190
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 boxes (plus one oversized item)
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1842-1957
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1867-1894
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Materials include correspondence to, from, and concerning Walt Whitman; financial records; writings by and about Whitman; and memorabilia, such as sketches, photographs, and portraits of Whitman, his family, his friends, and his homes.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s
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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Invalids. Library of Congress. Copyright Office. Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, 1857- Kennedy, William Sloane, 1850-1929 O'Connor, William Douglass, 1832-1889 Sarrazin, Gabriel, 1853- Traubel, Horace, 1858-1919 Beach, Chester, 1881-1956 Saunders, Henry Scholey, 1864-1951 Tinker, Edward Larocque, 1881-1968 Trimble, W. H. Van Sinderen, Adrian, 1887-1963 Gardner , Alexander, 1821-1882 Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, 1857- Keith, Dora Wheeler , 1856-1940 Morse, Sidney H. Davidson , Jod, 1883-1952 Hollyer, Samuel Johnson, T. Alexander, J.W.
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Date added: 2018-08-24
1892-1982
Creator:
Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. Bradley was considered an international expert on American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892), editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. He was also a general editor and contributed to the 14-volume Collected Writings of Walt Whitman from 1961 to 1984, and was a trustee of the Walt Whitman Foundation. He was instrumental in Penn acquiring numerous important literary collections, including the Walt Whitman collection. This collection of articles, books, journals, essays, newsletters, exhibition information, catalogs, pamphlets, and publications of the Walt Whitman Fellowship (including event information and papers) was compiled by Bradley.
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E. Sculley Bradley collection of printed material relating to Walt Whitman
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Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
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PUSp.Print Coll. 45
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.25 linear feet (1 box)
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1892-1982
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Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. Bradley was considered an international expert on American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892), editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. He was also a general editor and contributed to the 14-volume Collected Writings of Walt Whitman from 1961 to 1984, and was a trustee of the Walt Whitman Foundation. He was instrumental in Penn acquiring numerous important literary collections, including the Walt Whitman collection. This collection of articles, books, journals, essays, newsletters, exhibition information, catalogs, pamphlets, and publications of the Walt Whitman Fellowship (including event information and papers) was compiled by Bradley.
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Bradley, Sculley, 1897- Walt Whitman Fellowship. Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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Articles Exhibition catalogs Newsletters Publications (documents)
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Date added: 2018-08-08
1942-1976
Creator:
Moore, Harry T. (Harry Thornton), 1908-1981
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Harry T. Moore (1909-1981) was a professor English literature at Southern Illinois University and a specialist in the works of D.H. Lawrence. Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an influential literary and social critic. This collection contains detailed letters from Mumford to Moore, concerning both literary and personal matters.
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Lewis Mumford letters to Harry T. Moore
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Moore, Harry T. (Harry Thornton), 1908-1981
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1361
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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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1942-1976
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Harry T. Moore (1909-1981) was a professor English literature at Southern Illinois University and a specialist in the works of D.H. Lawrence. Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an influential literary and social critic. This collection contains detailed letters from Mumford to Moore, concerning both literary and personal matters.
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Moore, Harry T. (Harry Thornton), 1908-1981 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 -- Correspondence
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Date added: 2018-05-31
1920-2001
Creator:
Wolfert family
Extent: 33 linear feet (35 boxes)
This collection includes material related to the lives and work of Helen (1901-1985), Ira (1908-1997), and Michael Wolfert (1936-2001). It contains correspondence between the family and others; manuscripts by all three subjects, as well as others; financial documents; personal documents; photos taken by and of the family; newspaper clippings collected by Helen and Ira; and notes and miscellanea from all three subjects.
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Helen, Ira, and Michael Wolfert papers
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Wolfert family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1313
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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33 linear feet (35 boxes)
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1920-2001
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This collection includes material related to the lives and work of Helen (1901-1985), Ira (1908-1997), and Michael Wolfert (1936-2001). It contains correspondence between the family and others; manuscripts by all three subjects, as well as others; financial documents; personal documents; photos taken by and of the family; newspaper clippings collected by Helen and Ira; and notes and miscellanea from all three subjects.
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Wolfert family Wolfert, Helen X. Herschdorfer -- Archives Wolfert, Ira, 1908-1997 -- Archives Wolfert, Michael
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drafts (documents) Family papers Financial records Negatives (photographic) Notes Photographs Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2018-03-29
circa 1906, undated
Creator:
Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist, best known for works that provided insightful representation of New York high society. In 1905, her novel, The House of Mirth, was published; and shortly thereafter, she worked with dramatist, Clyde Fitch (1865-1909), to develop a play adapted from the novel. The collection consists in the complete typescript of the play The House of Mirth, as well a photocopy made at a later date.
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Edith Wharton and Clyde Fitch typescript of "The House of Mirth: A Play in Four Acts, circa 1906"
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Fitch, Clyde, 1865-1909 Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 121
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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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circa 1906, undated
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Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was an American novelist, best known for works that provided insightful representation of New York high society. In 1905, her novel, The House of Mirth, was published; and shortly thereafter, she worked with dramatist, Clyde Fitch (1865-1909), to develop a play adapted from the novel. The collection consists in the complete typescript of the play The House of Mirth, as well a photocopy made at a later date.
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Date added: 2018-03-09
1869-1950
(Bulk: 1880-1932)
Creator:
McMaster, John B. , Author
Extent: 16.5 linear feet (40 boxes)
John Bach McMaster (1852-1932) was an American writer and professor best known for his landmark history of the United States, A History of the People of the United States, which appeared in eight volumes from 1883 to 1913. McMaster’s historical technique was notable in its use of newspaper material and his insistence on providing social context from all classes, not simply the political leaders of the time. This collection contains correspondence, writings by McMaster, material used by McMaster in his research, and personal material, such as newspaper clippings of his life and work, testimonials by colleagues, and memorabilia.
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John B. McMaster papers
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McMaster, John B. , Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1330
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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16.5 linear feet (40 boxes)
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1869-1950
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1880-1932
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John Bach McMaster (1852-1932) was an American writer and professor best known for his landmark history of the United States, A History of the People of the United States, which appeared in eight volumes from 1883 to 1913. McMaster’s historical technique was notable in its use of newspaper material and his insistence on providing social context from all classes, not simply the political leaders of the time. This collection contains correspondence, writings by McMaster, material used by McMaster in his research, and personal material, such as newspaper clippings of his life and work, testimonials by colleagues, and memorabilia.
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McMaster, John B. University of Pennsylvania.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Coins Correspondence Drafts (documents) Memorabilia Paper money Postage stamps Research notes Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2018-02-01
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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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 Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs Scrapbooks Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2018-02-01
circa 1882-1951
Creator:
Pennell Family
Extent: 21 boxes (+ 3 map drawers)
The Pennell family papers comprise personal correspondence of both Pennells; drafts and galleys for some of their publications; contracts; royalty statements; trust fund account statements; copies of wills; publicity materials; photographs; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; exhibition catalogs, awards, original sketches, watercolors, and prints by Joseph Pennell; and a few works by other artists.
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Pennell family papers
creator
Pennell Family
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 50
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
21 boxes (+ 3 map drawers)
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circa 1882-1951
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The Pennell family papers comprise personal correspondence of both Pennells; drafts and galleys for some of their publications; contracts; royalty statements; trust fund account statements; copies of wills; publicity materials; photographs; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; exhibition catalogs, awards, original sketches, watercolors, and prints by Joseph Pennell; and a few works by other artists.
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English
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Pennell Family
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Drawings (visual works) Lithographs Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Watercolors (paintings)
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Date added: 2018-02-01
1912-1984
(Bulk: 1933-1972)
Creator:
Colum, Mary
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
Extent: 7.5 linear feet (20 boxes)
Mary Colum (nee Maguire) (1884-1957) was a literary critic known for her memoir, Life and the Dream, the posthumously published Our Friend James Joyce, as well as contributions to such magazines as Scribner's, The Saturday Review of Literature, and The Forum, where she also served as literary editor. Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. This collection contains 20 boxes of material relating to the works and careers of Padraic and Mary Colum, the management of Padraic Colum's estate following his death, and the life of Emmet Greene, nephew of Padraic and Mary Colum and executor of Padraic Colum's estate.
title
Padraic and Mary Colum papers
creator
Colum, Mary Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 989
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
7.5 linear feet (20 boxes)
inclusive date
1912-1984
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1933-1972
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Mary Colum (nee Maguire) (1884-1957) was a literary critic known for her memoir, Life and the Dream, the posthumously published Our Friend James Joyce, as well as contributions to such magazines as Scribner's, The Saturday Review of Literature, and The Forum, where she also served as literary editor. Padraic Colum (1881-1972) was a poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and folklorist, known primarily for his collections of myths and folktales for children, his novels Castle Conquer and The Flying Swans, a volume of collected poetry, and several plays. This collection contains 20 boxes of material relating to the works and careers of Padraic and Mary Colum, the management of Padraic Colum's estate following his death, and the life of Emmet Greene, nephew of Padraic and Mary Colum and executor of Padraic Colum's estate.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Colum, Mary Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972 Greene, Emmet, 1915-1984 United States. War Shipping Administration. Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978
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Biographies Correspondence Drafts (documents) Estate records Financial records Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memoirs Photographs Poems Printed ephemera Typescripts
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Date added: 2018-02-01
1880-2004
(Bulk: 1898-1975)
Creator:
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964
Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945
Extent: 134 boxes
The collection comprises the personal papers of Alma Mahler, the personal and professional papers of Franz Werfel, memorabilia related to Gustav Mahler, and the research files of Adolf D. Klarmann concerning Franz Werfel. Materials include correspondence to and from Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, as well as to and from Adolf Klarmann, sometimes on behalf of Alma; writings of Alma, such as diaries and memoirs, as well as her musical compositions; writings of Werfel, such as poems, plays, novels, novellas and stories, and essays; memorabilia relating to Alma, her parents, Gustav Mahler, and Werfel, such as clippings, programs, and personal documents; photographs; and audio files, such as interviews and songs. Also included are Klarmann’s research notes and writings on Werfel, as well as material relating to Klarmann’s work as editor of Werfel’s writings.
title
Mahler-Werfel papers
creator
Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964 Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 575
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
134 boxes
inclusive date
1880-2004
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1898-1975
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The collection comprises the personal papers of Alma Mahler, the personal and professional papers of Franz Werfel, memorabilia related to Gustav Mahler, and the research files of Adolf D. Klarmann concerning Franz Werfel. Materials include correspondence to and from Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, as well as to and from Adolf Klarmann, sometimes on behalf of Alma; writings of Alma, such as diaries and memoirs, as well as her musical compositions; writings of Werfel, such as poems, plays, novels, novellas and stories, and essays; memorabilia relating to Alma, her parents, Gustav Mahler, and Werfel, such as clippings, programs, and personal documents; photographs; and audio files, such as interviews and songs. Also included are Klarmann’s research notes and writings on Werfel, as well as material relating to Klarmann’s work as editor of Werfel’s writings.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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German
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Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964 Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945 Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Diaries Manuscripts for publication Memorabilia Photographs Poems Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2018-01-31
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
id
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: 2018-01-31
1937-1989
(Bulk: 1963-1989)
Creator:
Aresty, Esther B.
Extent: 7 linear feet (14 boxes)
Esther B. Aresty (1908-2000) was a cookbook collector and culinary historian who wrote on food, cooking and etiquette. This collection documents Aresty's personal and professional activities, primarily through correspondence, publication drafts, and research materials regarding her books, entitled The Grand Venture (1963), The Delectable Past (1964), The Best Behavior (1970), and The Exquisite Table (1980).
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Esther B. Aresty papers
creator
Aresty, Esther B.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
7 linear feet (14 boxes)
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1937-1989
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1963-1989
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Esther B. Aresty (1908-2000) was a cookbook collector and culinary historian who wrote on food, cooking and etiquette. This collection documents Aresty's personal and professional activities, primarily through correspondence, publication drafts, and research materials regarding her books, entitled The Grand Venture (1963), The Delectable Past (1964), The Best Behavior (1970), and The Exquisite Table (1980).
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Aresty, Esther B.
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Auction catalogs Color slides Correspondence Drafts (documents) Printed ephemera Publications (documents) Research notes
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Date added: 2018-01-31
1946-1950
Creator:
Drinker, Catherine, 1897-1973, Author
Extent: 5.6 linear feet (7 boxes)
Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973) was an American writer best known for her popular (and occasionally controversial) biographies of prominent American and English historical figures. Her books were great successes in the popular market, but sometimes received criticism from academics for their occasional re-imagining of historical occurrences. This collection includes 5 boxes of material related to her 1950 biography of John Adams, John Adams and the American Revolution. It includes two full drafts of the book, organized by chapter, with each chapter containing various revisions. It also includes various versions of the book’s prologue, source notes, and bibliography, as well as notes and corrections, along with a statement by Drinker Bowen explaining her biographical methods.
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Catherine Drinker Bowen drafts of John Adams and the American Revolution
creator
Drinker, Catherine, 1897-1973, Author
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1229
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
5.6 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1946-1950
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Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973) was an American writer best known for her popular (and occasionally controversial) biographies of prominent American and English historical figures. Her books were great successes in the popular market, but sometimes received criticism from academics for their occasional re-imagining of historical occurrences. This collection includes 5 boxes of material related to her 1950 biography of John Adams, John Adams and the American Revolution. It includes two full drafts of the book, organized by chapter, with each chapter containing various revisions. It also includes various versions of the book’s prologue, source notes, and bibliography, as well as notes and corrections, along with a statement by Drinker Bowen explaining her biographical methods.
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1940s 1950s
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English
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Drinker, Catherine, 1897-1973 Adams, John, 1735-1826
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Drafts (documents) Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2017-12-04
1920-1921
Creator:
Taylor & Francis., Publisher
Extent: 0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Philosophical Magazine, which began in 1798, is one of the longest-running scientific journals in the English language. The British journal presents papers on materials science and condensed matter physics, primarily, and is published by Taylor & Francis. This collection consists of galley proofs for scientific articles published in the journal between 1920 and 1921, along with some accompanying manuscripts, typescripts, and illustrations.
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Philosophical Magazine galley proofs for science articles
creator
Taylor & Francis., Publisher
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1329
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
inclusive date
1920-1921
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The Philosophical Magazine, which began in 1798, is one of the longest-running scientific journals in the English language. The British journal presents papers on materials science and condensed matter physics, primarily, and is published by Taylor & Francis. This collection consists of galley proofs for scientific articles published in the journal between 1920 and 1921, along with some accompanying manuscripts, typescripts, and illustrations.
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1920s
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English
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Taylor & Francis. Philosophical Magazine.
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Galley proofs Manuscripts (documents) Typescripts
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Date added: 2017-11-14
1892-1968
Creator:
Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
Extent: 40 boxes
Personal papers of Wanda Gág, including correspondence to and from Wanda, as well as letters to and from Alma Schmidt Scott, a biographer of Gág, and letters among Gág family members; writings, such as diaries, children’s books, autobiographical works, and juvenilia; notes for talks and for writings; artwork; exhibition catalogs and related publicity material; writings about Gág, including obituaries, biographical pieces, and book reviews; financial records; materials regarding the Estate of Wanda Gág; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; photographs; and examples of Happiwork, a product for children created by Gág.
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Wanda Gág papers
creator
Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 310
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
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: 2017-11-09
1801-1961
(Bulk: 1907-1960)
Creator:
Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
Extent: 46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
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Arthur Hobson Quinn papers
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Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1236
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
46.2 linear feet (93 boxes)
inclusive date
1801-1961
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1907-1960
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Arthur Hobson Quinn (1875-1960) was a professor and dean of English and History at the University of Pennsylvania and an internationally recognized authority on the history of American drama. This collection contains material representative of Quinn’s entire professional life: correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, lecture notes, reviews of contemporary plays, his collection of playbills and libretti, and material related to his research on Edgar Allan Poe and the American realist playwright James A. Herne.
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1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Quinn, Arthur Hobson, 1875-1960 Herne, James A., 1839-1901 O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953 Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 University of Pennsylvania. Department of English. University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Librettos Manuscripts (documents) Playbills Writings (documents)
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