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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1956-1987
Creator:
Browning, Armistead W., Jr., 1938-1987
Extent: 35 linear feet
Born in 1938, Armistead Willis Browning, Jr., was a landscape architect, environmentalist and teacher who dedicated his life to environmental preservation and education. Browning was the founder of Turtle Creek Designs, a landscape design consulting firm in Pocopson, Pennsylvania. The firm did residential work and large-scale environmental studies. Browning worked extensively with the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford and Pocopson Township, producing landmark studies of the scenic, historical and natural features of the Brandywine Valley Region. From 1977 until his death in 1987, Browning taught courses in landscape design and native plant horticulture at the University of Delaware, and was a member of the faculty of Longwood Gardens. His weekly column, “Notes from Turtle Creek,” appeared in The Kennett Paper. He was also an accomplished and prolific photographer of landscape and the natural world. The Armistead Browning, Jr. papers contain the professional, teaching, and business records of this notable landscape architect and environmentalist, created over a period of twenty years. The papers chronicle Browning’s experience at three architectural firms, two main centers of education, and with numerous independent projects, symposia, and workshops. The collection provides a unique look into the activities of a prolific architect, providing insight into planning processes, design and documentation. In addition, it reveals subjects of personal interest that greatly impacted Browning’s professional life. (View full finding aid.)
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Armistead W. Browning, Jr. papers
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Browning, Armistead W., Jr., 1938-1987
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UDEL.Mss.Coll.635
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35 linear feet
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1956-1987
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Born in 1938, Armistead Willis Browning, Jr., was a landscape architect, environmentalist and teacher who dedicated his life to environmental preservation and education. Browning was the founder of Turtle Creek Designs, a landscape design consulting firm in Pocopson, Pennsylvania. The firm did residential work and large-scale environmental studies. Browning worked extensively with the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford and Pocopson Township, producing landmark studies of the scenic, historical and natural features of the Brandywine Valley Region. From 1977 until his death in 1987, Browning taught courses in landscape design and native plant horticulture at the University of Delaware, and was a member of the faculty of Longwood Gardens. His weekly column, “Notes from Turtle Creek,” appeared in The Kennett Paper. He was also an accomplished and prolific photographer of landscape and the natural world. The Armistead Browning, Jr. papers contain the professional, teaching, and business records of this notable landscape architect and environmentalist, created over a period of twenty years. The papers chronicle Browning’s experience at three architectural firms, two main centers of education, and with numerous independent projects, symposia, and workshops. The collection provides a unique look into the activities of a prolific architect, providing insight into planning processes, design and documentation. In addition, it reveals subjects of personal interest that greatly impacted Browning’s professional life.
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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1897-2000
Creator:
Conard-Pyle Co.
Extent: 110 linear feet
The Conard-Pyle Company of West Grove, Pennsylvania was a large horticultural enterprise that specialized in the cultivation and hybridization of roses. It was founded in 1897, and established a large magazine-based advertizing campaign and mail order business. According to a Company history, Conard-Pyle can take credit for several “firsts” in commercial horticulture in the United States, particularly in the development of new varieties of roses. The Company is best known for its famed Star Roses, most notably the world-famous Peace Rose. The Peace Rose was “provided to delegates from around the world as they met in San Francisco on April 25, 1945, to form the United Nations” (Thomas p.1). The Conard-Pyle Company records contain material relating to the business activities of an influential and successful nursery company, created over a period of just over one hundred years. The papers chronicle Conard-Pyle’s evolution from a small-scale retail business to an influential wholesaler, as well as the financial, legal, and marketing concerns of a major nursery company. The collection provides a unique look at the activities of a large-scale nursery company, providing insight into the processes of plant breeding, patenting, marketing and sales. In addition, the collection serves as a window to the nursery industry as a whole, due to significant correspondence with other nurseries and material relating to professional organizations and societies within the nursery community. (View full finding aid.)
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Conard-Pyle Company records
creator
Conard-Pyle Co.
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UDel.MSS.634
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110 linear feet
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1897-2000
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The Conard-Pyle Company of West Grove, Pennsylvania was a large horticultural enterprise that specialized in the cultivation and hybridization of roses. It was founded in 1897, and established a large magazine-based advertizing campaign and mail order business. According to a Company history, Conard-Pyle can take credit for several “firsts” in commercial horticulture in the United States, particularly in the development of new varieties of roses. The Company is best known for its famed Star Roses, most notably the world-famous Peace Rose. The Peace Rose was “provided to delegates from around the world as they met in San Francisco on April 25, 1945, to form the United Nations” (Thomas p.1). The Conard-Pyle Company records contain material relating to the business activities of an influential and successful nursery company, created over a period of just over one hundred years. The papers chronicle Conard-Pyle’s evolution from a small-scale retail business to an influential wholesaler, as well as the financial, legal, and marketing concerns of a major nursery company. The collection provides a unique look at the activities of a large-scale nursery company, providing insight into the processes of plant breeding, patenting, marketing and sales. In addition, the collection serves as a window to the nursery industry as a whole, due to significant correspondence with other nurseries and material relating to professional organizations and societies within the nursery community.
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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1979-2000
Creator:
Delaware Theatre Company.
Extent: 38 linear feet
The Delaware Theatre Company (DTC) is the largest professional theater in Delaware. Since its inception in 1978, DTC has served the cultural, educational, and artistic needs of the Wilmington community. Under the guidance of co-founder Cleveland Morris, who served as Artistic Director from 1978 to 1998, DTC developed into a community service organization that currently boasts numerous education and youth outreach programs, in addition to producing a number of plays each theater season. The Delaware Theatre Company records provide a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of a regional professional theater company. The papers include administrative materials, such as meeting minutes, agendas and correspondence from DTC’s Board members and committees. Financial documentation such as annual budgets and donations are also represented, as well as resources for grants and fundraising information. There is a significant amount of material relating to DTC’s development and outreach efforts; this includes marketing and publicity materials, press and news clippings, and community outreach projects. A bulk of the collection is made up of material relating to play production, including production files, director’s notes, playbills, actor’s information and season planning. Artistic Director, Cleveland Morris’, professional papers are also included in this collection. (View full finding aid.)
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Delaware Theatre Company records
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Delaware Theatre Company.
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UDEL.Ms.Coll.633
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38 linear feet
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1979-2000
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The Delaware Theatre Company (DTC) is the largest professional theater in Delaware. Since its inception in 1978, DTC has served the cultural, educational, and artistic needs of the Wilmington community. Under the guidance of co-founder Cleveland Morris, who served as Artistic Director from 1978 to 1998, DTC developed into a community service organization that currently boasts numerous education and youth outreach programs, in addition to producing a number of plays each theater season. The Delaware Theatre Company records provide a behind-the-scenes look at the operation of a regional professional theater company. The papers include administrative materials, such as meeting minutes, agendas and correspondence from DTC’s Board members and committees. Financial documentation such as annual budgets and donations are also represented, as well as resources for grants and fundraising information. There is a significant amount of material relating to DTC’s development and outreach efforts; this includes marketing and publicity materials, press and news clippings, and community outreach projects. A bulk of the collection is made up of material relating to play production, including production files, director’s notes, playbills, actor’s information and season planning. Artistic Director, Cleveland Morris’, professional papers are also included in this collection.
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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1840-1868
Creator:
Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania.
Extent: 0.41 linear feet (3 volumes)
Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary introduced a revolutionary system of incarceration, dubbed the Pennsylvania System, in which solitary confinement served as a form of rehabilitation. This collection consists of three volumes of patient information kept at the infirmary of the Eastern State Penitentiary from 1840 to 1868. The volumes present monthly summaries of cases, and provide some remarks based on post mortem examinations. (View full finding aid.)
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Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania medical log books
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Eastern State Penitentiary of Pennsylvania.
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UDEL.MSS.096.Item 126
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0.41 linear feet (3 volumes)
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1840-1868
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Opened in 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary introduced a revolutionary system of incarceration, dubbed the Pennsylvania System, in which solitary confinement served as a form of rehabilitation. This collection consists of three volumes of patient information kept at the infirmary of the Eastern State Penitentiary from 1840 to 1868. The volumes present monthly summaries of cases, and provide some remarks based on post mortem examinations.
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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1953-2001
(Bulk: 1967-2001)
Creator:
Böer, K.W., (Karl Wolfgang), 1926-
Extent: 10 linear feet
Karl Wolfgang Böer is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics and Solar Energy at the University of Delaware. A pioneer in the fields of solar cells, solar energy systems and solid state physics, Böer left his native Germany for the University of Delaware in 1962. In 1971, he established the University’s Institute of Energy Conversion, which was designated as a National Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education by the U.S. Department of Energy. Böer also created SES Inc., a subsidiary of Shell Oil, and was its chairman and CEO until 1976 and its chief scientist until 1981. This collection is a supplement to the Karl Wolfgang Böer papers. The materials in this collection include a significant number of Böer’s published papers and his corresponding notes, research, and scientific calculations. Other materials include progress reports on the “Solar One” project; International Solar Energy Society materials including articles of incorporation, by-laws, budgets, and memoranda for the American section of the society; Institute for Energy Conversion research proposals; awards bestowed in Böer’s name; correspondence; and teaching materials from Böer’s professorship at the University of Delaware. The collection also includes presentation slide sets on solar energy issues, and educational film reels. Personal material in the collection includes Böer’s autobiographical work on his experience in Germany from 1945 to 1950, as well as a biography compiled from Böer’s remembrances. Some items in the collection, particularly the material that pre-dates Böer’s move to the United States, is written in German. (View full finding aid.)
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Karl Wolfgang Böer papers supplement
creator
Böer, K.W., (Karl Wolfgang), 1926-
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UDel.MSS.362
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10 linear feet
inclusive date
1953-2001
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1967-2001
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Karl Wolfgang Böer is the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics and Solar Energy at the University of Delaware. A pioneer in the fields of solar cells, solar energy systems and solid state physics, Böer left his native Germany for the University of Delaware in 1962. In 1971, he established the University’s Institute of Energy Conversion, which was designated as a National Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education by the U.S. Department of Energy. Böer also created SES Inc., a subsidiary of Shell Oil, and was its chairman and CEO until 1976 and its chief scientist until 1981. This collection is a supplement to the Karl Wolfgang Böer papers. The materials in this collection include a significant number of Böer’s published papers and his corresponding notes, research, and scientific calculations. Other materials include progress reports on the “Solar One” project; International Solar Energy Society materials including articles of incorporation, by-laws, budgets, and memoranda for the American section of the society; Institute for Energy Conversion research proposals; awards bestowed in Böer’s name; correspondence; and teaching materials from Böer’s professorship at the University of Delaware. The collection also includes presentation slide sets on solar energy issues, and educational film reels. Personal material in the collection includes Böer’s autobiographical work on his experience in Germany from 1945 to 1950, as well as a biography compiled from Böer’s remembrances. Some items in the collection, particularly the material that pre-dates Böer’s move to the United States, is written in German.
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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1782-1832
Creator:
Lenox, David, 1753-1828
Extent: 1 linear feet
Major David Lenox (1753-1828) served in the Revolutionary War and later became a successful merchant, Federal marshal, diplomat, and banker in Philadelphia. This collection consists of one linear foot of correspondence relating to David Lenox's career following the Revolutionary War. In particular, these letters focus on land speculation, duties in the Whiskey Rebellion, executorship of estates, banking, personal business and household receipts, and records relating to the settlement of his estate. (View full finding aid.)
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Major David Lenox papers
creator
Lenox, David, 1753-1828
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UDEL.MSS.649
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1 linear feet
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1782-1832
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Major David Lenox (1753-1828) served in the Revolutionary War and later became a successful merchant, Federal marshal, diplomat, and banker in Philadelphia. This collection consists of one linear foot of correspondence relating to David Lenox's career following the Revolutionary War. In particular, these letters focus on land speculation, duties in the Whiskey Rebellion, executorship of estates, banking, personal business and household receipts, and records relating to the settlement of his estate.
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University of Delaware Library - Special Collections Department [Contact Us]
1917-1963
(Bulk: 1949-1961)
Creator:
Frear, J. Allen
Extent: 80 linear feet
J. Allen Frear, Jr. (1903-1993) was a politician from Dover, Delaware (Kent County). A member of the Democratic Party, Frear served two terms as U.S. Senator from Delaware. The Senator J. Allen Frear, Jr. papers are primarily those of his congressional career, when he represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1949 to 1960, though the collection also includes personal material from pre- and post-Congressional periods. The collection dates from 1917 to 1963, with bulk of the material dating from 1949 to 1961. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, legislation, speeches, clippings, photographs, and audio-visual material. Personal material includes correspondence, class notes, travel brochures and post cards, and memorabilia. (View full finding aid.)
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Senator J. Allen Frear, Jr. papers
creator
Frear, J. Allen
id
UDEL.Number.315
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80 linear feet
inclusive date
1917-1963
bulk date
1949-1961
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J. Allen Frear, Jr. (1903-1993) was a politician from Dover, Delaware (Kent County). A member of the Democratic Party, Frear served two terms as U.S. Senator from Delaware. The Senator J. Allen Frear, Jr. papers are primarily those of his congressional career, when he represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1949 to 1960, though the collection also includes personal material from pre- and post-Congressional periods. The collection dates from 1917 to 1963, with bulk of the material dating from 1949 to 1961. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, legislation, speeches, clippings, photographs, and audio-visual material. Personal material includes correspondence, class notes, travel brochures and post cards, and memorabilia.
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