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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-02-07
1935-1950
(Bulk: 1939-1945)
Creator:
Allen, George R. (George Rankin), 1919-
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
George R. Allen (1919-1998) was a Philadelphian bookseller who served in the military intelligence during World War II and made remarkable discoveries in Hitler's mountain residence at Berchtesgaden. His collection of World War II memorabilia includes newspapers, leaflets, photographs, booklets, correspondence, and clothing accessories.
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George R. Allen collection of World War II memorabilia
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Allen, George R. (George Rankin), 1919-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 966
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
inclusive date
1935-1950
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1939-1945
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George R. Allen (1919-1998) was a Philadelphian bookseller who served in the military intelligence during World War II and made remarkable discoveries in Hitler's mountain residence at Berchtesgaden. His collection of World War II memorabilia includes newspapers, leaflets, photographs, booklets, correspondence, and clothing accessories.
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1930s 1940s 1950s
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1930s 1940s
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English
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Allen, George R. (George Rankin), 1919- Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Psychological Warfare Division. Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Ribbentrop, Joachim von, 1893-1946
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Booklets Insignias Leaflets (printed works) Memorabilia Newspapers Photographs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-01-30
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
creator
Wolfert family
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1313
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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33 linear feet (35 boxes)
inclusive date
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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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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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)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-01-30
1851-2000
(Bulk: 1873-1992)
Extent: 6 linear feet (8 boxes)
Wolrd's fairs and expositions have been held internationally from 1851 and continue into the present. This collection comprises written materials, memorabilia, and, to a more limited extent, other materials such as photographs and musical recordings from or related to world's fairs and expositions that took place between 1851 and 1992. Most expositions recognized by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) are represented, as well as many that are not officially recognized by the BIE. Some non-world's fair events are also represented to a limited extent. While events from around the world are featured in the collection, it primarily centers on expositions that occurred in the United States.
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Michael Zinman collection of World's Fairs and Expositions material
creator
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PUSp.Print Collection 47
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
6 linear feet (8 boxes)
inclusive date
1851-2000
bulk date
1873-1992
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Wolrd's fairs and expositions have been held internationally from 1851 and continue into the present. This collection comprises written materials, memorabilia, and, to a more limited extent, other materials such as photographs and musical recordings from or related to world's fairs and expositions that took place between 1851 and 1992. Most expositions recognized by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) are represented, as well as many that are not officially recognized by the BIE. Some non-world's fair events are also represented to a limited extent. While events from around the world are featured in the collection, it primarily centers on expositions that occurred in the United States.
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.). Century 21 Exhibition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.). Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.). Expo '74 (1974 : Spokane, Wash.). Exposition coloniale (1922 : Marseille, France). Exposition internationale (1937 : Paris, France). Exposition universelle (1900 : Paris, France). Exposition universelle et internationale (1958 : Brussels, Belgium). Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.). HemisFair (1968 : San Antonio, Tex.). Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909 : New York, N.Y.). Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition (1907). Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.). New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.). New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.). Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.). Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.). Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.). Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition (1926 : Philadelphia, Pa.). Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition (1898 : Omaha, Neb.). World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.). World's Fair (1992 : Chicago, Ill.). Zinman, Michael
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Advertisements Articles Audiovisual materials Brochures Exhibition catalogs Magazine illustration--19th century Memorabilia Photographs Postage stamps Postcards Printed ephemera Prints Sheet music Slides (photographs) Tape reels Tourist maps
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-01-28
1918-1994
Creator:
Scouten, Arthur H. (Arthur Hawley), 1910-1995
Extent: 0.6 linear foot (2 boxes)
Arthur Hawley "Joe" Scouten was a scholar of British literature and theater and a University of Pennsylvania professor. This collection contains a small amount of his research materials and correspondence, as well as some biographical and memorial materials and a number of his school and work records.
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Arthur Scouten papers
creator
Scouten, Arthur H. (Arthur Hawley), 1910-1995
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1426
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.6 linear foot (2 boxes)
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1918-1994
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Arthur Hawley "Joe" Scouten was a scholar of British literature and theater and a University of Pennsylvania professor. This collection contains a small amount of his research materials and correspondence, as well as some biographical and memorial materials and a number of his school and work records.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Scouten, Arthur H. (Arthur Hawley), 1910-1995 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 University of Pennsylvania.
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Correspondence Research notes
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-01-28
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
extent
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)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-01-28
1940-1971
(Bulk: 1944-1946)
Creator:
Thrall, Robert McDowell, 1914-
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
This collection contains publications and photographs pertaining primarily to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory and its personnel. The creator of this collection, Robert M. Thrall (1914-2006), headed the Radiation Lab's Group 91.5 of Division 9, Airborne Systems, which developed radar for airborne bombing and navigation, from 1944 to 1945.
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Robert M. Thrall papers relating to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory
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Thrall, Robert McDowell, 1914-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1420
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
inclusive date
1940-1971
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1944-1946
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This collection contains publications and photographs pertaining primarily to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory and its personnel. The creator of this collection, Robert M. Thrall (1914-2006), headed the Radiation Lab's Group 91.5 of Division 9, Airborne Systems, which developed radar for airborne bombing and navigation, from 1944 to 1945.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1940s
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English
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Thrall, Robert McDowell, 1914- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory.
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Photographs Publications (documents)
Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-01-24
1875-1956
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
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Eduard Glaser Collection
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id
ARC.MS.36
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University of Pennsylvania Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
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0.25 linear feet
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1875-1956
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English Italian German Hebrew
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Glaser, Eduard, 1855-1908
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-01-21
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
creator
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 496
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1851-2000
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The minutes, correspondence, publications, programs, article clippings, and limited ephemera collected in these records relate to the history, structure, and day-to-day operations of the Shakspere Society of Philadelphia, the oldest continuously operating Shakespeare society in the United States, during the period of 1851-1995.
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Dana, Charles E. Dana, Charles Edmund, 1843-1914 De Witt Culyer, Thomas Dickson, Arthur G. Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912 Furness, Horace Howard, 1865-1930 Garrick, Mallery, Jr., 1831-1894 Hopkinson, James P. Keep, Henry B. Mallery, Garrick, 1831-1894 Paul, Theodore S. Ravinus, F. Markoe Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Shakspere Society of Philadelphia. Smyth, Carroll Washington, William Herbert
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Correspondence Minute books Minutes (Records) Notes Plays (performed works) Programs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2020-01-15
1869-2014
(Bulk: 1958-2013)
Creator:
DePreist, James, 1936-2013
Extent: 130 boxes (+ 2 map drawer folders)
James DePreist (1936-2013) was an African-American conductor of international renown. This collection primarily documents James DePreist's conducting career, with a focus on the 1980s and 1990s with the Oregon Symphony, including organizational records, concert programs, press coverage, scores, and recordings.
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James DePreist papers
creator
DePreist, James, 1936-2013
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 640
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
130 boxes (+ 2 map drawer folders)
inclusive date
1869-2014
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1958-2013
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James DePreist (1936-2013) was an African-American conductor of international renown. This collection primarily documents James DePreist's conducting career, with a focus on the 1980s and 1990s with the Oregon Symphony, including organizational records, concert programs, press coverage, scores, and recordings.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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DePreist, James, 1936-2013 Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993 Oregon Symphony.
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Audiovisual materials Concert programs Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Photographs Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2019-12-11
1943-1998
Creator:
Parr, Ann L. Kessinger, 1923-1998
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Geddes Mumford (1925-1944) was the son of Lewis and Sophia Mumford and a World War II soldier who was killed in action. In the years before his death, he was romantically involved with Ann Louise Kessinger Parr, who collected and saved material relating to Geddes's service, death, and memory.
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Ann Parr collection of material relating to Geddes Mumford
creator
Parr, Ann L. Kessinger, 1923-1998
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1423
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
0.2 linear foot (1 box)
inclusive date
1943-1998
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Geddes Mumford (1925-1944) was the son of Lewis and Sophia Mumford and a World War II soldier who was killed in action. In the years before his death, he was romantically involved with Ann Louise Kessinger Parr, who collected and saved material relating to Geddes's service, death, and memory.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Parr, Ann L. Kessinger, 1923-1998 Mumford, Geddes, 1925-1944 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2019-11-27
1868-1968
Creator:
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
Extent: 129 items
This collection of periodicals containing articles or anecdotes by Mark Twain, advertisements for his works, and articles about the author and his works was donated by the family of Robert Nevins Birdwhistell. The periodicals from the library’s collection of Mark Twain materials span a period of 100 years.
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Mark Twain periodical collection
creator
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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PUSp.AC85.C5915
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
129 items
inclusive date
1868-1968
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abstract/scope/contents
This collection of periodicals containing articles or anecdotes by Mark Twain, advertisements for his works, and articles about the author and his works was donated by the family of Robert Nevins Birdwhistell. The periodicals from the library’s collection of Mark Twain materials span a period of 100 years.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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Scrapbooks Short stories, American--19th century
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2019-11-19
1785-1982
Creator:
Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture
Extent: 103 boxes
The collection is divided into three major series: I. 18th and 19th century records, II. 20th century records, and III. John M. Okie papers. The first comprises correspondence, administrative records, and ephemera; the second, correspondence, committee records, financial records, proceedings, memorabilia, and collected agricultural material; the third consists of the papers of Okie, who served as assistant secretary of the Society from 1922 to 1928: he was responsible for the publication of Memoirs VI, a history of the P.S.P.A.
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Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture records
creator
Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 92
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
103 boxes
inclusive date
1785-1982
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The collection is divided into three major series: I. 18th and 19th century records, II. 20th century records, and III. John M. Okie papers. The first comprises correspondence, administrative records, and ephemera; the second, correspondence, committee records, financial records, proceedings, memorabilia, and collected agricultural material; the third consists of the papers of Okie, who served as assistant secretary of the Society from 1922 to 1928: he was responsible for the publication of Memoirs VI, a history of the P.S.P.A.
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1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture
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Administrative records Correspondence Financial records Memoirs Memorabilia Minutes (Records)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
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
creator
Mathews, Harry, 1930-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1161
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
19 linear feet (48 boxes)
inclusive date
1942-2015
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abstract/scope/contents
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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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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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)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2019-11-07
1834-1999
Creator:
Zagadinow, Georgij, 1925-1999
Extent: 10 linear feet (19 boxes)
Georgij Sanji Zagadinow (1925-1999) was a Kalmyk immigrant to Philadelphia who spent much of his life working on a Kalmyk-English dictionary. The materials in this collection include literary and other sources from Soviet Kalmykia, as well as extensive documentation of the Kalmyk communities in the United States. Researchers interested in Inner Asian studies and US immigration history may wish to consult this collection.
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Georgij Sanji Zagadinow collection of Kalmyk materials
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Zagadinow, Georgij, 1925-1999
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1318
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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10 linear feet (19 boxes)
inclusive date
1834-1999
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Georgij Sanji Zagadinow (1925-1999) was a Kalmyk immigrant to Philadelphia who spent much of his life working on a Kalmyk-English dictionary. The materials in this collection include literary and other sources from Soviet Kalmykia, as well as extensive documentation of the Kalmyk communities in the United States. Researchers interested in Inner Asian studies and US immigration history may wish to consult this collection.
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1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Russian
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Zagadinow, Georgij, 1925-1999 Society for the Promotion of Kalmyk Culture.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Dictionaries Minutes (Records) Notes Publications (documents) Reports Sound recordings
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Date added: 2019-10-25
1827-1961
(Bulk: 1852-1961)
Extent: 0.4 linear foot (1 box)
This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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American publishing, printing, and book-related ephemera collection
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1411
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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)
inclusive date
1827-1961
bulk date
1852-1961
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This is a collection of Book-of-the-Month club news, mailings, and offers along with a few examples of other book-seller related materials such as advertisements, catalogs, lists, and financial and business documents, mostly receipts. The bulk of the collection is from the years 1850 to 1961 with a few outlying documents from the 1820s to 1840s.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Book-of-the-Month Club‏.
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Advertisements Book catalogs Business records Financial records
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
Date added: 2019-10-24
1914-2018
Creator:
Maggs Bros.
Extent: 12 linear feet
Founded in 1853 by Uriah Maggs (1828-1913), Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the leading bookselling firms in the English-speaking world. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than four hundred Maggs catalogs in the Penn Libraries’ collections, which is particularly comprehensive from the 1940s to the 2000s.
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Maggs Bros. catalogs
creator
Maggs Bros.
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PUSp.Print Collection 59
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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12 linear feet
inclusive date
1914-2018
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Founded in 1853 by Uriah Maggs (1828-1913), Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the leading bookselling firms in the English-speaking world. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than four hundred Maggs catalogs in the Penn Libraries’ collections, which is particularly comprehensive from the 1940s to the 2000s.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Maggs Bros. Maggs Bros.
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Auction catalogs
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Date added: 2019-09-27
1922-2018
Creator:
Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
Extent: 12 linear feet
Founded in London in 1847 by German émigré Bernard Alexander Quaritch (1819–1899), Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of the most influential antiquarian bookselling firms in the world. Quaritch has long played an especially critical role as agent for American institutions and collectors at London auctions. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than five hundred Quaritch catalogs and bulletins published after 1920 in the Penn Libraries’ collections. The collection is especially comprehensive from the 1950s to 2000s.
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Bernard Quaritch catalogs
creator
Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
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PUSp.Print Collection 60
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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12 linear feet
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1922-2018
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Founded in London in 1847 by German émigré Bernard Alexander Quaritch (1819–1899), Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of the most influential antiquarian bookselling firms in the world. Quaritch has long played an especially critical role as agent for American institutions and collectors at London auctions. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than five hundred Quaritch catalogs and bulletins published after 1920 in the Penn Libraries’ collections. The collection is especially comprehensive from the 1950s to 2000s.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Bernard Quaritch (Firm). Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
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Auction catalogs
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Date added: 2019-09-26
1908-1950
(Bulk: 1917-1919)
Creator:
Williams, Herbert S., 1881-1950
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
This collection is principally composed of correspondence from U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Lieutenant Colonel Herbert S. Williams (1881-1950) to his family members, and in particular his sister Emily, nicknamed "Bon." The bulk of these letters were written during Williams's service in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces over the following periods: 1908 to 1909, in which Williams was stationed in Cuba and Fort Myer, Texas; 1916-1917, in which he was deployed to Mexico as part of the Mexican Expedition; and 1917 to 1919, in which he was deployed to Europe during World War I with the 12th Field Artillery Regiment. The collection also contains some limited correspondence from Williams to family members after his retirement and up to his death in 1950, as well as some official communications relating to his military service. This collection may best serve researchers interested in family correspondence during military deployment.
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Herbert S. Williams papers
creator
Williams, Herbert S., 1881-1950
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1416
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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1908-1950
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1917-1919
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This collection is principally composed of correspondence from U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Lieutenant Colonel Herbert S. Williams (1881-1950) to his family members, and in particular his sister Emily, nicknamed "Bon." The bulk of these letters were written during Williams's service in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Forces over the following periods: 1908 to 1909, in which Williams was stationed in Cuba and Fort Myer, Texas; 1916-1917, in which he was deployed to Mexico as part of the Mexican Expedition; and 1917 to 1919, in which he was deployed to Europe during World War I with the 12th Field Artillery Regiment. The collection also contains some limited correspondence from Williams to family members after his retirement and up to his death in 1950, as well as some official communications relating to his military service. This collection may best serve researchers interested in family correspondence during military deployment.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1910s
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English
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Williams, Herbert S., 1881-1950 United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. United States. Army. Veterinary Corps.
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Correspondence
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Date added: 2019-09-17
1943-2015
Creator:
Wernick, Richard, 1934-
Extent: 22 linear feet (53 boxes)
Richard Wernick (born 1934) is an American composer and professor of music composition, working at the University of Pennsylvania from 1968 to 1996. This collection documents Wernick's professional life and includes scores, professional material, concert programs, articles collected by Wernick, recordings of works by Wernick and others, and photographs.
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Richard Wernick papers
creator
Wernick, Richard, 1934-
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1396
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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22 linear feet (53 boxes)
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1943-2015
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Richard Wernick (born 1934) is an American composer and professor of music composition, working at the University of Pennsylvania from 1968 to 1996. This collection documents Wernick's professional life and includes scores, professional material, concert programs, articles collected by Wernick, recordings of works by Wernick and others, and photographs.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Wernick, Richard, 1934- Penn Contemporary Players‏. University of Pennsylvania. Department of Music. University of Pennsylvania. Wernick, Richard, 1934-
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Audiovisual materials Concert programs Correspondence Reprographic copies Scores Tape reels
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Date added: 2019-08-26
1957-1971
Creator:
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000
Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930-
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box and oversized folder)
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was a figurative sculptor, graphic artist, poet, printer, and founder of the Gehenna Press. This collection documents the printed works of Leonard Baskin and his Gehenna press through announcements; cards; exhibition advertisements; invitations; printing examples, bookplates, and keepsakes; printed complete works; and prospectuses and catalogs.
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Alan and Lois Fern collection of Leonard Baskin and Gehenna Press material
creator
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1412
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box and oversized folder)
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1957-1971
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Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was a figurative sculptor, graphic artist, poet, printer, and founder of the Gehenna Press. This collection documents the printed works of Leonard Baskin and his Gehenna press through announcements; cards; exhibition advertisements; invitations; printing examples, bookplates, and keepsakes; printed complete works; and prospectuses and catalogs.
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1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930- Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Gehenna Press.
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Advertisements Book catalogs Greeting cards Printed ephemera
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Date added: 2019-08-22
1947-1955
Creator:
John C. Winston Company.
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear foot)
An album comprised of dust jackets of books published by the John C. Winston Company spanning the years from 1947 to 1955.
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John C. Winston Company book jacket album
creator
John C. Winston Company.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1409
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
1 box (0.2 linear foot)
inclusive date
1947-1955
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An album comprised of dust jackets of books published by the John C. Winston Company spanning the years from 1947 to 1955.
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1940s 1950s
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English
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John C. Winston Company.
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Manuscripts, American--20th century
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Date added: 2019-08-19
1901-2016
Creator:
Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.).
Extent: 59.5 linear feet (67 boxes)
The Hedgerow Theatre Company was established in 1923 by Jasper Deeter, a New York based actor and director. Located in the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Community of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Hedgerow holds the distinction as the longest serving Repertory Theatre in America. The Hedgerow Theatre Company records contains a wide variety of materials, from business records and show materials to member ephemera and photographs. The collection provides both a practical and intimate look into the workings of this repertory theatre.
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Hedgerow Theatre Company records
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Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.).
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1321
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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59.5 linear feet (67 boxes)
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1901-2016
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The Hedgerow Theatre Company was established in 1923 by Jasper Deeter, a New York based actor and director. Located in the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Community of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Hedgerow holds the distinction as the longest serving Repertory Theatre in America. The Hedgerow Theatre Company records contains a wide variety of materials, from business records and show materials to member ephemera and photographs. The collection provides both a practical and intimate look into the workings of this repertory theatre.
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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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Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.). Deeter, Jasper Hedgerow Theatre (Organization : Rose Valley, Pa.). Reed, Penelope
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Administrative records Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Financial records Minutes (Records) Photographs Playbills Plays (performed works) Promotional materials Prompt books Publications (documents) Scores Scrapbooks Scripts Theater programs Writings (documents)
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Date added: 2019-08-05
1928-1950
Creator:
Soviet Union.
Extent: 0.8 linear foot (2 boxes and oversized folders)
Following the 1917 Revolution, the Soviet Union implemented education strategies that resulted in an enormous increase in literacy across the nation. This collection consists of schoolwork created by Soviet students from 1928 to 1950. Students included children as young as five years old through the 7th grade as well as women who were part of the Soviet Union's efforts to significantly increase the literacy of its population. Across the board, student work focuses on Soviet ideology and includes copybooks, drawings, booklets relating to collectivization, and propaganda posters.
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Soviet student schoolwork
creator
Soviet Union.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1406
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear foot (2 boxes and oversized folders)
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1928-1950
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Following the 1917 Revolution, the Soviet Union implemented education strategies that resulted in an enormous increase in literacy across the nation. This collection consists of schoolwork created by Soviet students from 1928 to 1950. Students included children as young as five years old through the 7th grade as well as women who were part of the Soviet Union's efforts to significantly increase the literacy of its population. Across the board, student work focuses on Soviet ideology and includes copybooks, drawings, booklets relating to collectivization, and propaganda posters.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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Russian
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Soviet Union.
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Copybooks Drawings (visual works) School records
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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
creator
Eldridge, Paul
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1319
repository
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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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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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: 2019-06-26
1909-1981
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
This collection contains European and American comic books depicting adventures in India and India in the 20th century, both before and after Indian independence. There are American, Belgian, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish publications in the collection. There are a variety of formats represented: landscape comics, periodicals, illustrated serials, two blank journals with illustrated covers, a French children’s book, a single piece of sheet music, and two image paste-in collection books.
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European and American comic books with depictions of India
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PUSp.Print Collection 57
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 linear foot (1 box)
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1909-1981
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This collection contains European and American comic books depicting adventures in India and India in the 20th century, both before and after Indian independence. There are American, Belgian, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish publications in the collection. There are a variety of formats represented: landscape comics, periodicals, illustrated serials, two blank journals with illustrated covers, a French children’s book, a single piece of sheet music, and two image paste-in collection books.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Spanish; Castilian
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Blankbooks Comic books Graphic novels Sheet music
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