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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1900-2003
Creator:
Evans, Wyn Ritchie, 1900-2003
Extent: 14 boxes
The Wyn Ritchie Evans papers include correspondence, writings, photographs, and personal papers that shed light on her connection to the arts scene and to Herman Sachs, her endeavors as a professional writer, and her life with Ray Evans.
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Wyn Ritchie Evans papers
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Evans, Wyn Ritchie, 1900-2003
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 861
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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14 boxes
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1900-2003
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The Wyn Ritchie Evans papers include correspondence, writings, photographs, and personal papers that shed light on her connection to the arts scene and to Herman Sachs, her endeavors as a professional writer, and her life with Ray Evans.
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Evans, Wyn Ritchie, 1900-2003 Evans, Ray, 1915-2007 Sachs, Herman, 1883-1940
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Correspondence Diaries Photographs Scrapbooks Writings (documents)
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1900-1954
Creator:
Blancké, Wilton W. (Wilton Wallace), 1884-1949
Extent: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversized folder)
The papers of Wilton W. Blancké document his life as an educator and author. A strong, vocal proponent for a foreign language curriculum in public education, Blancké wrote several articles on the subject. He also penned numerous letters to editors of various publications espousing the view that the study of foreign language contributes to an international understanding.
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Wilton W. Blancké papers
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Blancké, Wilton W. (Wilton Wallace), 1884-1949
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1081
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.83 linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversized folder)
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1900-1954
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The papers of Wilton W. Blancké document his life as an educator and author. A strong, vocal proponent for a foreign language curriculum in public education, Blancké wrote several articles on the subject. He also penned numerous letters to editors of various publications espousing the view that the study of foreign language contributes to an international understanding.
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Blancké, Wilton W. (Wilton Wallace), 1884-1949
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Correspondence Essays Lecture notes
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1905-1947
Creator:
McDevitt, William, Author
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
William McDevitt was an author, bookseller, and Socialist political agitator who operated bookstores on Sutter and Fillmore streets in San Francisco for more than forty years in the first half of the twentieth century. This collection includes correspondence from Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) and others concerning bookselling, promotional material for books and lectures, and copies of pamphlets written by McDevitt.
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William McDevitt papers
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McDevitt, William, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1365
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1905-1947
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William McDevitt was an author, bookseller, and Socialist political agitator who operated bookstores on Sutter and Fillmore streets in San Francisco for more than forty years in the first half of the twentieth century. This collection includes correspondence from Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) and others concerning bookselling, promotional material for books and lectures, and copies of pamphlets written by McDevitt.
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McDevitt, William London, Jack, 1876-1916 Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 -- Correspondence
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Correspondence Writings (documents)
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circa 1890-1983
Extent: 4 boxes
Miscellaneous group of letters and materials concerning William Carlos Williams. Includes correspondence with University of Pennsylvania English professor Sculley Bradley and New Directions publisher James Laughlin. A small group of family papers includes material to and about his wife, Florence. Also includes letters to Williams from Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Richard Wilbur, John F. Kennedy, Pablo Casals, and Hans Enzenberger, among others. The remainder of the collection consists of a small number of writings by Williams, reviews of and advertisements for his works, announcements of readings or lectures by Williams, newspaper clippings and journal articles about Williams, photographs, awards, and a self-portrait of Williams.
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William Carlos Williams research collection
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 396
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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4 boxes
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circa 1890-1983
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Miscellaneous group of letters and materials concerning William Carlos Williams. Includes correspondence with University of Pennsylvania English professor Sculley Bradley and New Directions publisher James Laughlin. A small group of family papers includes material to and about his wife, Florence. Also includes letters to Williams from Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Richard Wilbur, John F. Kennedy, Pablo Casals, and Hans Enzenberger, among others. The remainder of the collection consists of a small number of writings by Williams, reviews of and advertisements for his works, announcements of readings or lectures by Williams, newspaper clippings and journal articles about Williams, photographs, awards, and a self-portrait of Williams.
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Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 Bradley, Sculley, 1897- Wells, Henry Willis, 1895- Norton, R. A. Sutton, Walter Garvin, Henry Raphael, 1917- Sereni, Vittorio Bradley, Sculley, 1897- Unterecker, John Eugene, 1922- Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916- Duncan, Robert Slate, Joseph Evans Dewey, Nicholas Wallace, Emily Mitchell Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963
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Correspondence Photographs Writings (document genre)
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1892-1968
Creator:
Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
Extent: 40 boxes
Personal papers of Wanda Gág, including correspondence to and from Wanda, as well as letters to and from Alma Schmidt Scott, a biographer of Gág, and letters among Gág family members; writings, such as diaries, children’s books, autobiographical works, and juvenilia; notes for talks and for writings; artwork; exhibition catalogs and related publicity material; writings about Gág, including obituaries, biographical pieces, and book reviews; financial records; materials regarding the Estate of Wanda Gág; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; photographs; and examples of Happiwork, a product for children created by Gág.
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Wanda Gág papers
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Gág, Wanda , 1893-1946
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 310
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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40 boxes
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1892-1968
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Personal papers of Wanda Gág, including correspondence to and from Wanda, as well as letters to and from Alma Schmidt Scott, a biographer of Gág, and letters among Gág family members; writings, such as diaries, children’s books, autobiographical works, and juvenilia; notes for talks and for writings; artwork; exhibition catalogs and related publicity material; writings about Gág, including obituaries, biographical pieces, and book reviews; financial records; materials regarding the Estate of Wanda Gág; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; photographs; and examples of Happiwork, a product for children created by Gág.
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Correspondence Diaries Drawings (visual works) Financial records Photographs Prints Watercolors (paintings) Writings (documents)
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1879-1977
Creator:
Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967
Extent: 63 linear feet (132 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The papers document the literary career and the personal and professional life of twentieth-century American novelist and writer Waldo David Frank. Comprising correspondence, writings, publicity, writings by others, memorabilia, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings spanning from 1879 to 1977, the collection contains 132 boxes and 3565 folders. The correspondence documents Frank's personal and professional relationships with writers, editors, artists, friends, and family. Letters from friendships with other writers and artists such as Jean Toomer, Sherwood Anderson, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Mumford, Van Wyck Brooks, and Hart Crane document congenial collaborations, sharing of ideas, and disagreements. The writings contain his notebooks, major works, articles, essays, and early writings tracing Frank's works and ideas of society and culture with psychological and social themes of man and his environment. Frank's passion for the culture and study of Spain, Latin America, and Mexico is apparent in correspondence and his research, preserved through notes and photographs of South America and Mexico. Letters and photographs display Frank's relationships with family members, his wives (Margaret Naumburg, Alma Magoon Frank, and Jean Klempner Frank) and his children. The materials in this collection divulge not only the writings of Waldo Frank, but the struggles of the writer and his encounters with himself and society as he seeks his vision of truth in the world. He was courageous in the face of his critics and his political enemies even when experiencing both written and physical attacks. Even though Frank claimed he was an outsider he was embraced by the people and cultures he championed and studied. Although largely forgotten by the end of his lifetime, his correspondence, writings, and ideas remain, providing insight into literary circles, political ideas, and historical events in the United States and Latin America during the early- to mid-twentieth century.
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Waldo Frank papers
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Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 823
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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63 linear feet (132 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
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1879-1977
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The papers document the literary career and the personal and professional life of twentieth-century American novelist and writer Waldo David Frank. Comprising correspondence, writings, publicity, writings by others, memorabilia, photographs, scrapbooks, and clippings spanning from 1879 to 1977, the collection contains 132 boxes and 3565 folders. The correspondence documents Frank's personal and professional relationships with writers, editors, artists, friends, and family. Letters from friendships with other writers and artists such as Jean Toomer, Sherwood Anderson, Alfred Stieglitz, Lewis Mumford, Van Wyck Brooks, and Hart Crane document congenial collaborations, sharing of ideas, and disagreements. The writings contain his notebooks, major works, articles, essays, and early writings tracing Frank's works and ideas of society and culture with psychological and social themes of man and his environment. Frank's passion for the culture and study of Spain, Latin America, and Mexico is apparent in correspondence and his research, preserved through notes and photographs of South America and Mexico. Letters and photographs display Frank's relationships with family members, his wives (Margaret Naumburg, Alma Magoon Frank, and Jean Klempner Frank) and his children. The materials in this collection divulge not only the writings of Waldo Frank, but the struggles of the writer and his encounters with himself and society as he seeks his vision of truth in the world. He was courageous in the face of his critics and his political enemies even when experiencing both written and physical attacks. Even though Frank claimed he was an outsider he was embraced by the people and cultures he championed and studied. Although largely forgotten by the end of his lifetime, his correspondence, writings, and ideas remain, providing insight into literary circles, political ideas, and historical events in the United States and Latin America during the early- to mid-twentieth century.
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Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 Aguilar, S. A. de Ediciones. Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 Baekeland, Brooks Barnet, Aimée Barney, Charles G. Bazalgette, Léon, 1873-1928 Benardete, M. J. (Maír José), 1895- Bittner, William, 1921-1977 Bloch, Ernest, 1880-1959 Boni & Liveright. Boussinesq, Hélène Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951 Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963 Brousseau, Jule Caplan, Debrorah Frank, 1931- Carnevali, Emanuel Charles Scribner's Sons. Clurman, Harold, 1901- Copeau, Jacques, 1879-1949 Cornell, Kathryn Snider Cox, Mary Hodge Crane, Hart, 1899-1932 Cuevas de Vera, Tota Cárdenas, Lázaro, 1895-1970 Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977 Dana, Marion Duell, Sloan & Pearce. Editorial Losada. Espinoza, Enrique, 1898-1987 Frank, Alma Magoon, 1898- Frank, Helene Rosenberg Frank, Jean Klempner Frank, Julius J., 1852- Frank, Michal, 1931- Frank, Thomas, 1922- Gide, André, 1869-1951 Hart Dávalos, Armando Hartley, Marsden, 1871-1943 Hennecke, Hans Houghton Mifflin Company. Iznaga, Alcides Jewish Agency for Palestine. Klein, George S., (George Stuart), 1917-1971 Klyce, Scudder, 1879-1933 Kurti, Kitty Larrea, Juan Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 League of American Writers. Lecuna, Vicente, 1870-1954 Literary and Theatrical Agency of the syndicate of Czech Authors. Léon-Felipe, 1884-1968 Mallea, Eduardo, 1903-1982 Malraux, André, 1901-1976 Marinello, Juan, 1898-1977 Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973 Martin, William A. Matthews, E. de P., (Elva de Pue) Maurín, Joaquín, 1897-1973 McCourt, Edna Wahlert McKerr-Kaston, M. H. de Rohan Mishnun-Hardman, Virginia Mistral, Gabriela, 1889-1957 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Munson, Gorham Bert, 1896-1969 Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967 Naruse, Seiichi, 1892-1936 Nation. Naumburg, Margaret, b. 1890 New Century Fellowship. New Republic. New York Times Company. Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971 Norman, Dorothy, 1905-1997 O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986 Ocampo, Victoria, 1890-1979 Odets, Clifford, 1906-1963 Oko, Adolph S. (Adolph Sigmund), 1883-1944 Oko, Dorothy Kuhn Oliver, Maria Rosa, 1898-1977 Olson, Charles, 1910-1970 Openhym, Wilfred A. Oppenheim, James, 1882-1932 Ornstein, Leo, 1892-2002 Porset, Clara, 1895-1981 Pratt, Julia Follensbee Rees, Richard, 1900- Reyes, Alfonso, 1889-1959 Rolland, Romain, 1866-1944 Rosenfeld, Paul, 1890-1946 Rougemont, Simone de Salvatierra, Manolo A. Sanín, Cano Baldomero, 1861-1957 Scott, Evelyn, 1893-1963 Seidenberg, Roderick, 1889-1974 Smith, Anthony Wayne Staininger, Otto Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 Sánchez, Luis Alberto, 1900-1994 Tighe, Margot Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967 Whipple, Edward Willingham, John R. Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972 Young, Ladine, 1906-
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Clippings (information artifacts) Contracts Correspondence Diaries Manuscripts, American--20th century Notebooks Photographs Poems Scrapbooks Typescripts
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1944-1982
Creator:
Swanberg, W. A., 1907-
Extent: 15 boxes
Comprises correspondence, research notes, typescripts, galleys, clippings, and photographs (many of which may be viewed online) pertaining only to Swanberg's biography of Theodore Dreiser.
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W. A. Swanberg papers
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Swanberg, W. A., 1907-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 48
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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15 boxes
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1944-1982
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Comprises correspondence, research notes, typescripts, galleys, clippings, and photographs (many of which may be viewed online) pertaining only to Swanberg's biography of Theodore Dreiser.
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Swanberg, W. A., 1907- Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
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Biographies Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Photographs Typescripts
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1970-1973
Creator:
Bockris, Victor, 1949-
Extent: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Victor Bockris (born in 1949) is a poet, editor, and biographer of artists, authors, and musicians. The Victor Bockris papers document the activities of a community of avant-garde poets and artists of the early 1970s, mainly active in Philadelphia and New York City.
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Victor Bockris papers
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Bockris, Victor, 1949-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 931
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1970-1973
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Victor Bockris (born in 1949) is a poet, editor, and biographer of artists, authors, and musicians. The Victor Bockris papers document the activities of a community of avant-garde poets and artists of the early 1970s, mainly active in Philadelphia and New York City.
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Bockris, Victor, 1949- Bockris, Victor, 1949- Smith, Patti
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Correspondence Interviews Photographs Poems Writings (documents)
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1899-1961
(Bulk: 1928-1952)
Creator:
Dreiser, Vera
Extent: 13 linear feet (31 boxes)
Vera Dreiser (circa 1908-1998) was a psychologist who practiced first in New York from 1947 to 1961, and later in California until her retirement in 1972. She is the niece of novelist Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) and of composer Paul Dresser (1858-1906). This collection is comprised of materials from Vera Dreiser’s personal and professional life as well as materials related to the musical and literary estates of Paul Dresser and Theodore Dreiser.
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Vera Dreiser papers
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Dreiser, Vera
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1216
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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13 linear feet (31 boxes)
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1899-1961
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1928-1952
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Vera Dreiser (circa 1908-1998) was a psychologist who practiced first in New York from 1947 to 1961, and later in California until her retirement in 1972. She is the niece of novelist Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) and of composer Paul Dresser (1858-1906). This collection is comprised of materials from Vera Dreiser’s personal and professional life as well as materials related to the musical and literary estates of Paul Dresser and Theodore Dreiser.
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Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Clippings (information artifacts) Contracts Correspondence Estate records Family papers Legal documents Printed ephemera
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1872-1983
(Bulk: 1900-1963)
Creator:
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
Extent: 142 boxes
Collection contains 54 boxes of professional and family correspondence; 68 boxes of writings by Brooks, including typescripts, galleys, and notes for books, articles, prefaces, and addresses, as well as juvenalia, diaries, and notebooks; and 20 boxes of memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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Van Wyck Brooks papers
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Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 650
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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142 boxes
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1872-1983
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1900-1963
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Collection contains 54 boxes of professional and family correspondence; 68 boxes of writings by Brooks, including typescripts, galleys, and notes for books, articles, prefaces, and addresses, as well as juvenalia, diaries, and notebooks; and 20 boxes of memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963 Brooks, Charles Van Wyck, 1912- Brooks, Eleanor Stimson, d. 1945 Brooks, Gladys S.
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Correspondence Diaries Manuscripts for publication Memorabilia Writings (documents)
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circa 1890-1965 (bulk dates 1897-1955)
Creator:
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
Extent: 244 linear feet (503 boxes)
Contains 22 series, including correspondence (118 boxes); legal matters (7 boxes); writings (260 boxes), comprising books, essays, short stories, poems, plays, screenplays, radio scripts, addresses, lectures, interviews, introductions, and prefaces; journals edited by Dreiser (6 boxes); notes (9 boxes); diaries (5 boxes); biographical material (1 box); memorabilia (41 boxes), comprising scrapbooks, photographs (many of which are available online), art work, promotional material, postcards, and miscellanea; financial records (5 boxes); clippings (23 boxes); works by others (12 boxes); and oversize materials (2 boxes). Also includes materials regarding various family members: brother Paul Dresser (8 boxes of correspondence, sheet music and lyric sheets, clippings and memorabilia, and two plays written by Dresser); second wife Helen Dreiser (4 boxes of diaries and other writings); and niece Vera Dreiser (2 boxes of correspondence).
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Theodore Dreiser papers
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Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 30
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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244 linear feet (503 boxes)
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Contains 22 series, including correspondence (118 boxes); legal matters (7 boxes); writings (260 boxes), comprising books, essays, short stories, poems, plays, screenplays, radio scripts, addresses, lectures, interviews, introductions, and prefaces; journals edited by Dreiser (6 boxes); notes (9 boxes); diaries (5 boxes); biographical material (1 box); memorabilia (41 boxes), comprising scrapbooks, photographs (many of which are available online), art work, promotional material, postcards, and miscellanea; financial records (5 boxes); clippings (23 boxes); works by others (12 boxes); and oversize materials (2 boxes). Also includes materials regarding various family members: brother Paul Dresser (8 boxes of correspondence, sheet music and lyric sheets, clippings and memorabilia, and two plays written by Dresser); second wife Helen Dreiser (4 boxes of diaries and other writings); and niece Vera Dreiser (2 boxes of correspondence).
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Clippings (information artifacts) Contracts Correspondence Diaries Essays Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Plays (performed works) Poems Short stories, American--19th century Speeches Writings (documents)
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1909-1982
Creator:
Eldridge, Paul
Extent: 13.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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Paul Eldridge papers
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Eldridge, Paul
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1319
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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13.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
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1909-1982
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Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was an American poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Most prolific in the 1940s, Eldridge's writing focused on issues of World War II, the Israeli-Palestine conflict, and Zionist and Jewish issues more generally. This collection consists of manuscripts, typescripts, and reprographic copies of Eldridge's poems, stories, and essays; scrapbooks of clippings related to Eldridge's writing and other activities; dustjackets; photographs; issues of newspapers and periodicals in which his columns appeared; and correspondence related to Eldridge's writing and career.
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Eldridge, Paul Eldridge, Sylvette Haldeman-Julius, E. (Emanuel), 1888-1951 Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Essays Photographs Plays (performed works) Poems Scrapbooks Short stories Typescripts Writings (documents)
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1920-1997
Creator:
Millet, Martha
Extent: 8 linear feet (13 boxes)
Martha Millet (1918-2004) was a poet and literary critic active in the Communist Party USA. Along with her second husband, noted pamphleteer and left-wing journalist Sender Garlin (1902-1999), she was a frequent contributor to Marxist, Communist, and left-leaning journals, and published several books of poetry. This collection includes 9 boxes of material related to her poetic and political writings. It contains most of her poetic and critical work in manuscript form; copies of journals and anthologies to which she contributed; scrapbooks assembled by Millet to commemorate her publications; documents from the Helsinki Peace Conference of 1955 which Millet attended; work by her husband, Sender Garlin, as well as a transcript of his FBI file; and works by others, including the transcripts of Ezra Pounds WWII era radio broadcasts, which Millet used to write a book attacking Pound’s political thought.
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Martha Millet papers
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Millet, Martha
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1226
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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8 linear feet (13 boxes)
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1920-1997
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Martha Millet (1918-2004) was a poet and literary critic active in the Communist Party USA. Along with her second husband, noted pamphleteer and left-wing journalist Sender Garlin (1902-1999), she was a frequent contributor to Marxist, Communist, and left-leaning journals, and published several books of poetry. This collection includes 9 boxes of material related to her poetic and political writings. It contains most of her poetic and critical work in manuscript form; copies of journals and anthologies to which she contributed; scrapbooks assembled by Millet to commemorate her publications; documents from the Helsinki Peace Conference of 1955 which Millet attended; work by her husband, Sender Garlin, as well as a transcript of his FBI file; and works by others, including the transcripts of Ezra Pounds WWII era radio broadcasts, which Millet used to write a book attacking Pound’s political thought.
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Millet, Martha Garlin, Sender Millet, Martha
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Scrapbooks Writings (documents)
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1947-2012
Creator:
Paley, Maggie, 1939-, Author
Extent: 16.33 linear feet (17 boxes)
Maggie Paley is a prolific journalist and author. Her works include Bad Manners, a novel, and The Book of the Penis, a book of popular nonfiction. Paley was a well-connected participant in a wide variety of NYC cultural life during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and this collection contains her own writing, correspondence with notable figures, and cultural material she collected. Paley worked as an editor at The Paris Review and a staff writer for LIFE and The Saturday Evening Post before establishing a career as a freelance journalist. Since the 1960’s she has been a social fixture in New York artistic circles, and was a close acquaintance of such figures as Jill Krementz, Harry Matthews, and Rachael Hadas.
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Maggie Paley papers
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Paley, Maggie, 1939-, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1370
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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16.33 linear feet (17 boxes)
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1947-2012
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Maggie Paley is a prolific journalist and author. Her works include Bad Manners, a novel, and The Book of the Penis, a book of popular nonfiction. Paley was a well-connected participant in a wide variety of NYC cultural life during the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, and this collection contains her own writing, correspondence with notable figures, and cultural material she collected. Paley worked as an editor at The Paris Review and a staff writer for LIFE and The Saturday Evening Post before establishing a career as a freelance journalist. Since the 1960’s she has been a social fixture in New York artistic circles, and was a close acquaintance of such figures as Jill Krementz, Harry Matthews, and Rachael Hadas.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Paley, Maggie, 1939- Mathews, Harry, 1930- -- Correspondence Paris review‏. Plimpton, George
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Interviews Memorabilia Notes Writings (documents)
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circa 1905-1987
Creator:
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Extent: 197 boxes
Comprising nineteen series, the Mumford papers provide extensive documentation of Mumford's professional life over a period of approximately seventy years. Predominant are correspondence and drafts of and notes for Mumford's writings, which include publications of over forty books and pamphlets and approximately one thousand articles and book reviews.
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Lewis Mumford papers
creator
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 2
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University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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197 boxes
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circa 1905-1987
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Comprising nineteen series, the Mumford papers provide extensive documentation of Mumford's professional life over a period of approximately seventy years. Predominant are correspondence and drafts of and notes for Mumford's writings, which include publications of over forty books and pamphlets and approximately one thousand articles and book reviews.
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Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
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Articles Biographies Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Drawings (visual works) Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Memorabilia Pamphlets Photographs Plays (performed works) Scripts Writings (documents)
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1942-1976
Creator:
Moore, Harry T. (Harry Thornton), 1908-1981
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Harry T. Moore (1909-1981) was a professor English literature at Southern Illinois University and a specialist in the works of D.H. Lawrence. Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an influential literary and social critic. This collection contains detailed letters from Mumford to Moore, concerning both literary and personal matters.
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Lewis Mumford letters to Harry T. Moore
creator
Moore, Harry T. (Harry Thornton), 1908-1981
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1361
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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1942-1976
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Harry T. Moore (1909-1981) was a professor English literature at Southern Illinois University and a specialist in the works of D.H. Lawrence. Lewis Mumford (1895-1990) was an influential literary and social critic. This collection contains detailed letters from Mumford to Moore, concerning both literary and personal matters.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Moore, Harry T. (Harry Thornton), 1908-1981 Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 -- Correspondence
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Correspondence
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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
creator
Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1097
repository
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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English
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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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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
creator
Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923-, Collector Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934, Author
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 992
repository
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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English
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Blotner, Joseph Leo, 1923- Smith, Thorne, 1892-1934
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Correspondence Writings (document genre)
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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
creator
Morley, Jane Mumford, Sophia Wittenberg, 1899-1997
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1071
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
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
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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
creator
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 886
repository
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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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Doubleday & Company, Inc. Vanguard Press.
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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.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1331
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
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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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
creator
Henderson, James Lambdin, 1887-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 623
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear feet (1 box)
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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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1935-2009
Creator:
Conway, James
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
The collection consists of correspondence between author, James T. Farrell, and World Publishing Company editor-in-chief, William Targ, of Chicago, Illinois. Also included is correspondence between the author and various editors, working files and publisher materials, and newspaper clippings and other publicity materials relating to James T. Farrell and his legacy.
title
James Conway collection relating to James T. Farrell and William Targ
creator
Conway, James
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1438
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box)
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1935-2009
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The collection consists of correspondence between author, James T. Farrell, and World Publishing Company editor-in-chief, William Targ, of Chicago, Illinois. Also included is correspondence between the author and various editors, working files and publisher materials, and newspaper clippings and other publicity materials relating to James T. Farrell and his legacy.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Conway, James Farrell, James T. (James Thomas), 1904-1979 Targ, William, 1907-1999 World Publishing Company.
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drafts (documents) Pamphlets Photographs Programs (documents)
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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
repository
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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English
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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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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
creator
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 973
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
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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