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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
circa 1870-1960
Creator:
Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950
Extent: 3.8 linear feet (13 boxes)
Philadelphia-born Agnes Repplier was an essayist and biographer with a writing career that spanned sixty-five years, during which she developed friendships with a number of noted writers, artists, and scholars. The Papers comprise six series: Incoming Correspondence; Outgoing Correspondence; Writings by Agnes Repplier; Biographical Material; Agnes Repplier and Repplier Family Personal Papers; and Memorabilia.
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Agnes Repplier papers
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Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 18
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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3.8 linear feet (13 boxes)
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circa 1870-1960
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Philadelphia-born Agnes Repplier was an essayist and biographer with a writing career that spanned sixty-five years, during which she developed friendships with a number of noted writers, artists, and scholars. The Papers comprise six series: Incoming Correspondence; Outgoing Correspondence; Writings by Agnes Repplier; Biographical Material; Agnes Repplier and Repplier Family Personal Papers; and Memorabilia.
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Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Manuscripts, English--19th century Memorabilia Writings (document genre)
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1931-1972
(Bulk: 1940-1961)
Creator:
Mencken, August, 1889-1967
Extent: 0.33 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
August Mencken (1889-1967) was an American civil engineer and author. This collection comprises August Mencken’s correspondence regarding his brother, H.L. Mencken, his research and work on a scale model of the Confederate cruiser Alabama, and miscellaneous collected writings from friends and colleagues.
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August Mencken papers
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Mencken, August, 1889-1967
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1144
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.33 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
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1931-1972
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1940-1961
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August Mencken (1889-1967) was an American civil engineer and author. This collection comprises August Mencken’s correspondence regarding his brother, H.L. Mencken, his research and work on a scale model of the Confederate cruiser Alabama, and miscellaneous collected writings from friends and colleagues.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Mencken, August, 1889-1967 Alabama (Screw sloop)‏. Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Photographs Writings (document genre)
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1890-1957
(Bulk: 1920-1957)
Creator:
Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957
Extent: 20 linear feet (27 boxes)
Burton Rascoe (1892-1957) was an American literary critic, journalist, editor, and author working in the first half of the 20th century. His confrontational style stirred up much debate and helped generate interest in up-and-coming writers that Rascoe believed showed promise; most notably, Rascoe was an early champion of writers such as James Branch Cabell, Theodore Dreiser, and H. L. Mencken. The collection consists of his correspondence, including some with famous literary figures; writings by Rascoe in draft and published form; papers relating to a lawsuit with Max Annenberg; diaries and notebooks; photographs; and clippings.
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Burton Rascoe papers
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Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1145
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
20 linear feet (27 boxes)
inclusive date
1890-1957
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1920-1957
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Burton Rascoe (1892-1957) was an American literary critic, journalist, editor, and author working in the first half of the 20th century. His confrontational style stirred up much debate and helped generate interest in up-and-coming writers that Rascoe believed showed promise; most notably, Rascoe was an early champion of writers such as James Branch Cabell, Theodore Dreiser, and H. L. Mencken. The collection consists of his correspondence, including some with famous literary figures; writings by Rascoe in draft and published form; papers relating to a lawsuit with Max Annenberg; diaries and notebooks; photographs; and clippings.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957 Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954 Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 Paterson, Isabel, 1886-1961 Rascoe, Burton, 1892-1957 Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950
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Articles Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Legal documents Photographs Sketches Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1860-1963
Creator:
Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976
Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1027
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
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1860-1963
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The Clara and Rudolf Kirk collection of William Dean Howells material consists of literary and visual materials by or about William Dean Howells, an American author, playwright, and literary critic. It was compiled by Clara and Rudolf Kirk, who were scholars studying Howells, circa 1940-1963. The collection includes essays and reviews written by or about Howells, correspondence and newspaper clippings by or regarding Howells, six scrapbooks about Howells' life and career, and other miscellaneous materials.
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1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Kirk, Clara Marburg, 1898-1976 Kirk, Rudolf, 1898-1989 Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 James, Henry, 1843-1916 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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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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1906-1912
Creator:
Harvey, George Brinton McClellan, 1864-1928
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
George Brinton McClellan Harvey was an American reporter and editor. The material of this collection comprises responses from a large group of luminaries who were invited to a seventieth birthday celebration for Henry Mills Alden in 1906 and/or to a seventieth-fifth birthday celebration for William Dean Howells in 1912.
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Colonel George Harvey correspondence
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Harvey, George Brinton McClellan, 1864-1928
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 649
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1906-1912
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George Brinton McClellan Harvey was an American reporter and editor. The material of this collection comprises responses from a large group of luminaries who were invited to a seventieth birthday celebration for Henry Mills Alden in 1906 and/or to a seventieth-fifth birthday celebration for William Dean Howells in 1912.
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1900s 1910s
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English
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Harvey, George Brinton McClellan, 1864-1928 Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919 Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920
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Correspondence Manuscripts, English--20th century
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1950-2012
Creator:
Hoffman, Daniel, 1923-2013
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
This collection contains twenty-one letters from Professor Daniel Hoffman (1923-2013), former US Poet Laureate, to Professor Norman Kelvin (1924-2014), dating from 1950 to 2012. These letters document the friendship between Kelvin and Hoffman, their careers, and their personal lives.
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Daniel Hoffman letters to Norman Kelvin
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Hoffman, Daniel, 1923-2013
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1227
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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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1950-2012
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This collection contains twenty-one letters from Professor Daniel Hoffman (1923-2013), former US Poet Laureate, to Professor Norman Kelvin (1924-2014), dating from 1950 to 2012. These letters document the friendship between Kelvin and Hoffman, their careers, and their personal lives.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Hoffman, Daniel, 1923-2013 Kelvin, Norman
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Correspondence
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1876-1970
(Bulk: 1944-1962)
Creator:
Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a prolific writer and editor, serving as editor of the General Magazine and History Chronicle, Philadelphia, 1945-1956. He published biographies of literary figures George Henry Boker and Henry Charles Lea, as well as editions of works by Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman. Bradley was considered an international expert on Whitman, editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. The Sculley Bradley papers include his personal and professional correspondence dating from 1923 to 1962, material from several literary censorship cases for which he testified, corrected drafts of his manuscripts for the Comprehensive Reader's Edition, Norton Critical Edition, and Variorum edition of Leaves of Grass, ephemera and graphics associated with Walt Whitman, and a small amount of material on other authors.
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E. Sculley Bradley papers
creator
Bradley, Sculley, 1897-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1083
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
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1876-1970
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1944-1962
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Edward Sculley Bradley (1897-1987) was a scholar, author, educator, and administrator at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a prolific writer and editor, serving as editor of the General Magazine and History Chronicle, Philadelphia, 1945-1956. He published biographies of literary figures George Henry Boker and Henry Charles Lea, as well as editions of works by Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman. Bradley was considered an international expert on Whitman, editing several important editions of the poet's Leaves of Grass. The Sculley Bradley papers include his personal and professional correspondence dating from 1923 to 1962, material from several literary censorship cases for which he testified, corrected drafts of his manuscripts for the Comprehensive Reader's Edition, Norton Critical Edition, and Variorum edition of Leaves of Grass, ephemera and graphics associated with Walt Whitman, and a small amount of material on other authors.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Bradley, Sculley, 1897- Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997 University of Pennsylvania--Faculty. Viereck, Peter, 1916-2006 Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
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Articles Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Notes Photographs Printed ephemera
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1881-1913
Creator:
Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Edward William Bok was a publisher who came to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents at the age of six. This collection contains correspondence to Bok from various writers and actors spanning the years 1881 to 1913.
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Edward William Bok correspondence
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Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 944
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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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1881-1913
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Edward William Bok was a publisher who came to the United States from the Netherlands with his parents at the age of six. This collection contains correspondence to Bok from various writers and actors spanning the years 1881 to 1913.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
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English
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Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--19th century Manuscripts, American--20th century Negatives (photographic) Poems
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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
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Aresty, Esther B.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1004
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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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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1884-1993
Creator:
Huber, Evelyn Manuel, 1917-2002
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990, Author
Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
Extent: 0.42 linear feet (1 box + 1 book)
This collection contains letters from Lewis and Sophia Mumford to Evelyn Manuel Huber, Lewis Mumford's cousin once removed. The letters date from 1959 to 1993 and document the private and professional activities of Lewis and Sophia Mumford. A family photo album of the Baron, Huber and Mumford families is also included.
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Evelyn Manuel Huber collection of Mumford and Huber family material
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Huber, Evelyn Manuel, 1917-2002 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990, Author Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1072
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.42 linear feet (1 box + 1 book)
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1884-1993
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This collection contains letters from Lewis and Sophia Mumford to Evelyn Manuel Huber, Lewis Mumford's cousin once removed. The letters date from 1959 to 1993 and document the private and professional activities of Lewis and Sophia Mumford. A family photo album of the Baron, Huber and Mumford families is also included.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Huber, Evelyn Manuel, 1917-2002 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
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Correspondence Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
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1880-1909
Creator:
Williams, Francis Howard, 1844-1922
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box and 1 oversized folder)
Francis Howard Williams (1844-1922) was a Philadelphia literary critic and author whose works were featured in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Weekly, Lippincott’s Magazine, and The Independent. He was the known friend of several literary greats including Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, and George W. Cable and was part of a large circle of contemporary poets, writers, editors, and publishers of the time period. The collection includes letters to Williams, writings, and ephemera.
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Francis Howard Williams papers
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Williams, Francis Howard, 1844-1922
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1193
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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 and 1 oversized folder)
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1880-1909
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Francis Howard Williams (1844-1922) was a Philadelphia literary critic and author whose works were featured in publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Weekly, Lippincott’s Magazine, and The Independent. He was the known friend of several literary greats including Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, and George W. Cable and was part of a large circle of contemporary poets, writers, editors, and publishers of the time period. The collection includes letters to Williams, writings, and ephemera.
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1880s 1890s 1900s
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Williams, Francis Howard, 1844-1922 Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908
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Correspondence Memorabilia Notes Poems Speeches Writings (document genre)
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1920-1957
Creator:
Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
The papers of journalist, writer and cultural critic, Gilbert Seldes are primarily comprised of newspaper clippings that Seldes used as research for his writings. Drafts and printed copies of several articles are included, as well as a draft of his 1956 book, The Public Arts.
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Gilbert Seldes Papers
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Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1082
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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2.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1920-1957
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The papers of journalist, writer and cultural critic, Gilbert Seldes are primarily comprised of newspaper clippings that Seldes used as research for his writings. Drafts and printed copies of several articles are included, as well as a draft of his 1956 book, The Public Arts.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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English
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Seldes, Gilbert, 1893-1970
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drafts (documents) Manuscripts, American--20th century Writings (document genre)
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1945-2012
Creator:
Brown, Andreas
Extent: 11 linear feet (19 boxes)
Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) was an American author and artist, primarily known for his children’s stories and illustrations of children’s books, although he also produced adult-oriented work. Sometime around 1977, Gorey established a company, Doomed Enterprises, to handle all matters related to publication and licensing of his work. This collection consists primarily of records of Andreas Brown's and the Gotham Book Mart's records relating to Doomed Enterprises, documents relating to the execution of the Edward Gorey estate after 2000 (for which Brown served as an executor), and other documents and artifacts documenting Gorey’s public image and legacy.
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Gotham Book Mart collection of Edward Gorey material
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Brown, Andreas
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1185
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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11 linear feet (19 boxes)
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1945-2012
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Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) was an American author and artist, primarily known for his children’s stories and illustrations of children’s books, although he also produced adult-oriented work. Sometime around 1977, Gorey established a company, Doomed Enterprises, to handle all matters related to publication and licensing of his work. This collection consists primarily of records of Andreas Brown's and the Gotham Book Mart's records relating to Doomed Enterprises, documents relating to the execution of the Edward Gorey estate after 2000 (for which Brown served as an executor), and other documents and artifacts documenting Gorey’s public image and legacy.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Brown, Andreas Brown, Andreas Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000 Gotham Book Mart.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Estate inventories Machine-readable artifacts Memorabilia Photographs Printed ephemera Writings (documents)
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1903-2013
(Bulk: 1955-2012)
Creator:
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
Extent: 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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Harold Dies papers relating to the Dreiser Trust
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1369
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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9 linear feet (9 boxes)
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1903-2013
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1955-2012
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Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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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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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012 Dreiser Trust. Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dreiser, Vera Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Agreements Correspondence Estate records Family papers Financial records Legal documents Royalty statements
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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 (document genre) Writings (document genre)
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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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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)
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1943-1952
Creator:
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author and artist best known for his controversial books such as Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring and Tropic of Capricorn. The collection consists of two drawings, one photograph, letters from Miller to Tambimuttu, and a small number of published writings and promotional material.
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Henry Miller papers
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Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 973
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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, 1 oversized folder)
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1943-1952
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Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author and artist best known for his controversial books such as Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring and Tropic of Capricorn. The collection consists of two drawings, one photograph, letters from Miller to Tambimuttu, and a small number of published writings and promotional material.
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1940s 1950s
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English
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Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 Tambimuttu, 1915-
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Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Paintings (visual works) Writings (document genre)
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1903-2006
(Bulk: 1931-2003)
Creator:
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
Extent: 41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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Howard Fast papers
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1205
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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41 linear feet ((105 boxes, 1 oversized folder))
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1903-2006
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1931-2003
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Howard Melvin Fast (1914-2003) was a best-selling and prolific American author of historical fiction, mysteries, and science fiction, known for his books on themes of patriotism, social justice, and the immigrant experience. He wrote nearly 100 books and more than 150 short stories, as well as numerous screenplays, stage plays, and newspaper columns. The Howard Fast papers include correspondence, journals, appointment books, address books, financials, writings, promotion and reviews, scrapbooks, biographies, profiles, chronologies, bibliographies, interviews, governmental and political files, vital records, personal documents, awards, photographs, artwork, and audiovisual materials. The papers were deposited at the University of Pennsylvania over the course of 45 years and represent nearly all facets of the writer's life.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 American Labor Party. Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975 Bloor, Ella Reeve, 1862-1951 Communist Party of the United States of America. Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 Fast, Bette Fast, Howard, 1914-2003 Izakov, Boris Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985 Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993 Polevoĭ, Boris Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976 Thomas, Gwyn, 1913-1981 United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities. United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. United States. Office of War Information. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Voice of America (Organization).
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Audiovisual materials Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Legal documents Manuscripts, American--20th century Novels Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Printed ephemera Scrapbooks Screenplays Short stories Typescripts Writings (document genre)
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1911-1967
Creator:
Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887-
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
James Lambdin Henderson, a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. This collection includes correspondence with these and several other of Henderson’s friends, as well as some miscellaneous material relating to the correspondents, such as photographs and newspaper clippings.
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James Lambdin Henderson papers
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Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 623
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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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1911-1967
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James Lambdin Henderson, a native of Philadelphia, was a member of the Philadelphia literary circles and a friend of Lewis and Sophia Mumford, Hilda Doolittle, and members of the Powys family of Welsh writers. This collection includes correspondence with these and several other of Henderson’s friends, as well as some miscellaneous material relating to the correspondents, such as photographs and newspaper clippings.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887- Germann, Mathilda H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), 1886-1961 Loch, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Cecilia) Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997 Playter, Phyllis Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963 Powys, Marian, 1882-1972 Sherman, Paul
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Pamphlets Photographs
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1882-1985
(Bulk: 1975-1985)
Creator:
Gibson, James M.
Extent: 5.2 linear feet (12 boxes)
This collection contains research materials collected and compiled by James M. Gibson for a biography of Horace Howard Furness, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Story: Horace Howard Furness and the Variorum Shakespeare, published in 1990. The bulk of this collection consists of photocopies of original nineteenth and early twentieth century documents made between roughly 1975 and 1985. This collection gathers hundreds of letters and articles that relate to H. H. Furness, from over fifty libraries and repositories, and illuminates Gibson’s research and writing process. Furness (1833-1912) was a leading Shakespeare scholar, and thus some of the material pertains to the study of Elizabethan theater.
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James M. Gibson research collection on Horace Howard Furness
creator
Gibson, James M.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1331
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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5.2 linear feet (12 boxes)
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1882-1985
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1975-1985
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This collection contains research materials collected and compiled by James M. Gibson for a biography of Horace Howard Furness, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Story: Horace Howard Furness and the Variorum Shakespeare, published in 1990. The bulk of this collection consists of photocopies of original nineteenth and early twentieth century documents made between roughly 1975 and 1985. This collection gathers hundreds of letters and articles that relate to H. H. Furness, from over fifty libraries and repositories, and illuminates Gibson’s research and writing process. Furness (1833-1912) was a leading Shakespeare scholar, and thus some of the material pertains to the study of Elizabethan theater.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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1970s 1980s
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English
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Gibson, James M. Furness, Horace Howard, 1833-1912 Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
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Correspondence Microfilms Reprographic copies Research notes
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1916-1983
Creator:
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
Extent: 800 linear feet
Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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James T. Farrell papers
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 886
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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800 linear feet
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1916-1983
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Born to a working class family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. The currently available portion of this collection consists of over one hundred linear feet of personal and professional correspondence. Having kept many copies of his own drafts and letters as well, the correspondence provides a nearly complete view into Farrell’s conversations with publishers, politicians, family, fans and critics. Perhaps most importantly, this collection represents Farrell's legacy — an insatiable writer who fought to leave his mark on the world.
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Doubleday & Company, Inc. Vanguard Press.
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Correspondence
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1987-1991
Creator:
Morley, Jane
Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
Extent: 1 volume
Jane Morley served as the executive administrator for the University of Pennsylvania's International Symposium on Lewis Mumford in 1987 and developed a friendship with Sophia Mumford. The collection contains letters Sophia Mumford wrote to Morley from 1987 through 1991.
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Jane Morley collection of letters from Sophia Mumford
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Morley, Jane Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1071
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1 volume
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1987-1991
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Jane Morley served as the executive administrator for the University of Pennsylvania's International Symposium on Lewis Mumford in 1987 and developed a friendship with Sophia Mumford. The collection contains letters Sophia Mumford wrote to Morley from 1987 through 1991.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Morley, Jane Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
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Correspondence Manuscripts (document genre)
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1926-1955
Creator:
Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-, Collector
Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934, Author
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Thorne Smith (1892–1934) was an American author of comedic supernatural fiction. His best-known work is the two Topper novels, published between 1920 and 1930. The collection consists of correspondences between Joseph Blotner, a then-Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania writing his dissertation on Smith, and various associates of Thorne Smith; and typescripts and manuscripts of Smith's novels, including Topper, The Night Life of the Gods, and Rain in the Doorway.
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Joseph Blotner collection on Thorne Smith
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Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-, Collector Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 992
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1926-1955
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Thorne Smith (1892–1934) was an American author of comedic supernatural fiction. His best-known work is the two Topper novels, published between 1920 and 1930. The collection consists of correspondences between Joseph Blotner, a then-Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania writing his dissertation on Smith, and various associates of Thorne Smith; and typescripts and manuscripts of Smith's novels, including Topper, The Night Life of the Gods, and Rain in the Doorway.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923- Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934
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Correspondence Writings (document genre)
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1954-1956
Creator:
Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Joseph Hergesheimer (1880-1954) was a prominent American novelist and short story writer of the early 20th century whose best-known novels include The Lay Anthony (1914), Three Black Pennys (1917), and Java Head (1919). This collection presents a fragmentary sample of his notebooks which include drafts of stories, poetry, and recollections of F. Scott Fitzgerald. These are supplemented by autobiographical material, bibliographies, a reminiscence about writer James Branch Cabell, and correspondence (from Dorothy Hergesheimer and Louisa Jessup) with William McCarthy, the donor of the collection.
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Joseph Hergesheimer collection
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Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1097
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.5 linear feet (1 box)
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1954-1956
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Joseph Hergesheimer (1880-1954) was a prominent American novelist and short story writer of the early 20th century whose best-known novels include The Lay Anthony (1914), Three Black Pennys (1917), and Java Head (1919). This collection presents a fragmentary sample of his notebooks which include drafts of stories, poetry, and recollections of F. Scott Fitzgerald. These are supplemented by autobiographical material, bibliographies, a reminiscence about writer James Branch Cabell, and correspondence (from Dorothy Hergesheimer and Louisa Jessup) with William McCarthy, the donor of the collection.
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1950s
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Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954 Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958
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Autobiographies Correspondence Inventories Notebooks
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