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Creator:Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914
Title:George Alfred Townsend collection
Date(s):1865-1975
Call No:MSS 0296
Abstract:Journalist and novelist George Alfred Townsend was born in Georgetown, Delaware, on January 30, 1841. His reports of Lincoln's assassination and General Sheridan's victory at the Battle of Five Forks,[...] Virginia, brought him considerable recognition. During the 1860s and 1870s his columns, articles, and letters appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. The George Alfred Townsend papers consist of five bound volumes of manuscripts, letters, and published works written by George Alfred Townsend. The papers span the dates 1865 to 1975 (bulk dates 1865-1898) and include handwritten, typescript, and printed material.
Creator:Blank, Frederic A., 1890-1992
Title:Frederic A. Blank papers
Date(s):1866-1991
Call No:MSS 0572
Abstract:The papers of centenarian, World War I veteran, and retired wall covering entrepreneur Frederic Blank, spanning close to 150 years, illustrate the varied life of a twentieth-century businessman and provide[...] important sample books of iconic mid-twentieth-century American wall coverings.
Subjects:Wall coverings--United States--History--20th century | Military training camps--Kentucky--Louisville--History--20th century | World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American. | Businesspeople | More Subjects
Creator:Johnson, Everett C., 1877-1926
Title:Everett C. and Louise Staton Johnson papers
Date(s):1835-1988
Call No:MSS 0361
Abstract:Everett C. Johnson was born on September 8, 1877, in Blackwater, Delaware, to Isaac (d. 1917) and Belinda (Williams) Johnson. Louise Staton Johnson was born in 1882 to Joseph[...] L. Staton (1836-1891) and Martha (Rounds) Staton, in Newark, Delaware. The Everett C. and Louise S. Johnson Papers concern the personal affairs of prominent Delaware publisher and politician Everett C. Johnson (1877-1926) and his wife Louise Staton Johnson (1882-1977). In addition, the collection contains material from their Newark publishing house, the Press of Kells, which brought the Arts and Crafts Movement to the community from 1916 to 1918.
Creator:Lincoln Club of Delaware
Title:Abraham Lincoln collection
Date(s):1841-1996
Call No:MSS 0521
Abstract:The Abraham Lincoln collection comprises a variety of Lincolniana - including Civil War era newspapers, art work, sheet music, and realia - collected and assembled by the Lincoln Club of[...] Delaware.
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Subjects:Presidents--United States--History--19th century | Assassins--United States--History--19th century | Presidents
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Delaware clippings and scrapbook collection
Date(s):1818-1973
Call No:MSS 0574
Abstract:This Delaware clippings and scrapbook collection includes articles and full page sheets clipped and saved from nineteenth- and twentieth-century published newspapers and periodicals (bulk dates 1950-1969). Housed in 17 folders[...] and one scrapbook, the articles focus on historic structures and locations in Delaware, local politics and people, the Delaware River, transportation, and extreme weather.
Subjects:Historic preservation--Delaware--History--20th century | Politicians--Delaware--20th century | Artists--Delaware--20th century | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober papermaking and paper samples collection
Date(s):1850-1993
Call No:MSS 0600
Abstract:Frank W. Tober collected this wide variety of paper specimens and samples from around the world, including manufacturer's paper sample books, catalogs, individual paper specimens, and a portion of St.[...] Louis collector and bookbinder Francis T. Guelker's collection on the history and craft of bookbinding and papermaking.
Subjects:Bookbinding--Specimens | Marbled papers--Specimens | Paper--Sample Books--Specimens | Paper, Handmade--Specimens | More Subjects
Creator:Conard-Pyle Co.
Title:Conard-Pyle Company records supplement
Date(s):1868-2000
Call No:MSS 0634
Abstract:The Conard-Pyle Company records supplement includes substantial additions to the series in the original collection, as well as records which constitute three new series related to the Atlantic Coast Nurseries,[...] Inc., printed material, and Robert Pyle's professional papers.
Subjects:Gardening--Periodicals | Gardening--Societies, etc.--History--20th century | Gardening--United States--History--20th century | Horticultural products industry--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Oliver, William Albert, 1926-2005
Title:William A. Oliver, Jr. collection related to The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Date(s):1844-2005
Call No:MSS 0638
Abstract:The William A. Oliver, Jr. collection related to The Mystery of Edwin Drood comprises 10.5 linear feet of material plus oversize items dating from 1844 to 2005 and includes extensive[...] bibliographic information relating to the works of Charles Dickens and specifically to the author's final novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), which was unfinished at the time of his death. The collection, which illuminates Oliver's activities as a collector and bibliographer, includes publications that printed original versions of the storyline, as well as various derivative works based on the novel; extensive bibliographies of editions of Dickens's works and scholarly work on Dickensiana, with a focus on Edwin Drood; and travel information and souvenirs from Dickens-related landmarks and events.
Subjects:English literature--History and criticism | Novelists, English--19th century | Book collecting | Book collectors | More Subjects
Creator:Stewart, Richard H.
Title:Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material
Date(s):1861-2009
Call No:MSS 0694
Abstract:The Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material comprises artifacts, prints, postcards, stamps, coins, clippings, publications, notes and research, and an 1861 appointment signed by Lincoln. The collection documents[...] the nation’s mourning of Lincoln through contemporary and commemorative ephemera, artifacts, and prints and reflects the collecting and research pursuits of native Delawarean, University of Delaware alumnus, and DuPont executive Richard H. Stewart (1936-2013).
Subjects:Presidents--United States--History--19th century | Assassins--United States--History--19th century | Collectors | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:Pearson, Jr., G. Burton, 1905-1999
Title:G. Burton Pearson, Jr. papers
Date(s):1840-1999
Call No:MSS 0432
Abstract:George Burton Pearson, Jr., (1905-1999), born in Middletown, Delaware, was a Delaware lawyer, judge, and banker. Pearson worked in the Wilmington law firm of Hugh[...] M. Morris. Pearson left private legal practice in 1939 to serve as Delaware’s first statutory Vice Chancellor. Burton Pearson was elected President of the Delaware State Bar Association in 1950, serving until 1952. In 1951, he joined the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware. He was a founding member and president of the Unidel Foundation, Inc., which supports many academic departments at the University by providing research funds for students. The G. Burton Pearson, Jr. Papers include personal correspondence, papers, and photographs from his birth in 1905 until shortly before his death in 1999. The Pearson papers also contain correspondence, papers, and photographs from some of Burton Pearson’s ancestors, dating from about 1840 to the 1950s. The collection has been arranged in two series: I. George Burton Pearson, Jr.’s papers; and II. Pearson family papers, which contains the papers of relatives from the Pearson, Cochran, Warren, and Hardcastle families. Family photographs and correspondence between Pearson, his parents, and his aunt, Oka Cochran Warren, between about 1880 and 1950, form the bulk of the collection.
Creator:Reed, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1899-1972
Title:Henry Clay Reed papers
Date(s):1833-1979
Call No:MSS 0499
Abstract:Henry Clay Reed, historian and University of Delaware professor, was born 15 May 1899, in Tyrone, Pennsylvania. He served the University of Delaware for forty[...] years, researching, teaching, writing, and editing numerous articles and books. He helped create and guide the American Studies program at the University, serving as the first chairman of the program and helping to improve the climate for interdisciplinary study. He was also involved with a number of library, historical, and fraternal projects and organizations. The Henry Clay Reed Papers, spanning the dates from 1915 – 1974, contains legal documents, photographs, microfilm, correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, publications, and ephemera from the historian and University of Delaware professor. The collection will perhaps be most useful to scholars who share Henry Clay Reed’s research interests. Many of his extensive notes, transcripts, and manuscript pages consider aspects of crime or punishment both in the secular legal system and in various Christian denominations in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Topics with extensive documentation in the proposed history of Crime and Punishment in New Jersey include animal cruelty, church discipline, domestic violence, infanticide, theft, the legal system in relation to servants, apprentices, children, and slaves, and other topics. Reed’s research interests also included the history of African Americans in Delaware. Amongst his papers is a manuscript article on the Underground Railroad in Delaware, with a collection of letters from the 1920-1930s that contain personal recollections from the niece and grandson of Harriet Beecher Stowe, regarding Stowe’s contacts with Thomas Garrett, a stationmaster on the Wilmington Underground Railroad.
Creator:Digby, John, 1938-
Title:John Digby papers supplement
Date(s):1860-2016
Call No:MSS 0569
Abstract:British-born poet and collagist John Digby's productive and multi-faceted career spans over five decades, beginning in the 1960s. Best known as a collage artist whose Surrealism-influenced collages have been widely[...] exhibited in England, France, Korea, and the United States, Digby is also a prolific poet whose works have been translated into several languages. The John Digby papers supplement contains substantial additions to the original collection and documents Digby's prolific artistic and literary career, his wife, Joan Digby's creative and professional work, and their joint efforts as editors and contributors to their imprint, The Feral Press, which published the work of nearly 100 authors and artists from 2002-2016, and featured short works of poetry (including translations into English), short fiction, and essays from both emerging and established writers.
Subjects:Art, Modern--20th century | Collage--20th century | Collage--20th century--Exhibitions | Collage--21st century | More Subjects
Creator:Wilson, Gregory C.
Title:Gregory C. Wilson collection of African-American postcards and trade cards
Date(s):1871-2002
Call No:PPI 0107
Abstract:The Gregory C. Wilson collection of African-American postcards and trade cards comprises 1.3 linear feet of postcards, trade cards, printed ephemera, and letters. The majority of the collection consists of[...] nineteenth- and twentieth-century American postcards and trade cards that feature a diverse array of positive and negative images of African Americans. The collection as a whole documents the history of harmful stereotypes that represented social values and mores across the country. Images include ridicule of black religion, harm to black children, scatological humor, poverty, crime, music, and labor, as well as race relations, military service, domestic scenes, transportation, women, and tribal depictions.
Subjects:African Americans--History--1877-1964 | African Americans--History--1964- | African Americans--History--20th century--Pictorial works | Racism--United States--Pictorial works | More Subjects
Creator:Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916-1998
Title:John Malcolm Brinnin papers supplement
Date(s):1800-1998
Call No:MSS 0103
Abstract:The Supplement to the John Malcolm Brinnin Papers comprises thirteen linear feet of material spanning the dates [1800s]-1998 (bulk dates 1935-1998). Most of the collection consists of letters to[...] Brinnin; poems, a memoir, journals, and articles written by Brinnin; and personal documents, such as a passport, birth certificate, medical and hospice information, draft notice, photographs, and college diploma. However, the supplement also includes books or manuscripts written by other authors and friends, artwork, clippings, computer software, travel brochures and itineraries, and audiovisual material related to Brinnin.
Subjects:Canadian poetry--20th century
Creator:DePol, John, 1913-2004
Title:John DePol papers
Date(s):1837-2004
Call No:MSS 0297
Abstract:Artist and engraver John DePol was born in 1913 in Greenwich Village in New York City. The John DePol papers document a remarkable artistic life and the career of[...] arguably the most renowned American wood engraver of the twentieth century. Over 51 linear feet of personal papers and an additional extensive book collection trace the evolution of John DePol’s craft from his early experiments in lithography during his military service in Ireland, England, and Europe, to his apprentice years with Lewis White Company, on through his prolific career as a wood engraver for commercial firms and fine press printers which continued into the twenty-first century. John DePol maintained meticulous records of his commissions as well as his own independent work, and his papers contain virtually all of his correspondence and memoranda relating to jobs, contractual material, preliminary renderings and sketches, photographs, proof material, examples of the final printed work, original woodblocks, and files, relating to all the artists, printers, and publishers with whom he has worked. One of the largest and most important groups of papers documents the long, productive collaboration between DePol and John Anderson of the Pickering Press. DePol and Anderson worked together for nearly forty years producing numerous pamphlets, chapbooks, broadsides, keepsakes, Christmas cards, letterheads, and ephemera, all of which are represented in the John DePol Papers.
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober papers
Date(s):1791-1995
Call No:MSS 0602
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober papers comprise letters, postcards, photographs, pamphlets, magazines, newspaper clippings, newsletters, printing ephemera, invoices, notebooks, woodblocks, prints, coins, sculpture, and other realia. A major portion of the[...] papers relate to Tober's collections and collecting activities. Tober was a chemical engineer with a substantial personal interest in the study of rare books, printing, Napoleon and the French Revolution, and, in particular, literary forgery.
Subjects:Collectors and collecting--History--20th century | Book collectors--History--20th century | France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799 | Appraisals (records) | More Subjects
Creator:Fulton, Gardiner
Title:Gardiner Fulton papers
Date(s):1813-1989
Call No:MSS 0403
Abstract:Gardiner Fulton (b. ca. 1785) was an Irish immigrant who settled into a farming life in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The Gardiner Fulton papers consists of[...] .3 linear feet of financial documents, correspondence, and ephemera. The forty-nine items in this collection contain clues about the life of a mid-nineteenth-century farmer in Philadelphia County. The documents record numerous transactions between Gardiner Fulton and the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company during the early years of its gunpowder manufacturing business in Wilmington, Delaware. Founder of the company Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) traveled to Philadelphia often, and letters in the collection imply that du Pont and Fulton saw each other during some of these journeys. The majority of Gardiner Fulton’s papers is business correspondence, which includes fifteen transactions with the du Pont de Nemours Company (F2). Although limited, these papers do provide some insight into the kinds of supplies used in northeastern Pennsylvania farming communities.
Creator:Littel family
Title:Littell family papers
Date(s):1808-1998
Call No:MSS 0449
Abstract:The Littell family represented in this collection traces its ancestry to some of the early eighteenth-century European settlers in the greater Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Creator:Tober, Frank W., 1919-1995
Title:Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery
Date(s):1801-1994
Call No:MSS 0601
Abstract:The Frank W. Tober collection on literary forgery comprises letters, books, pamphlets, journals and journal articles, newspaper clippings, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other ephemera related to literary forgery. While[...] Tober collected specimens of a variety of manuscript and printed forgeries, he was most interested in the literary forgeries of Thomas J. Wise and H. Buxton Forman.
Subjects:Literary forgeries and mystifications | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Exhibitions | Literary forgeries and mystifications--Specimens | Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Morris, Hugh, -1966
Title:Morris family papers
Date(s):1740-1985
Call No:MSS 0196
Abstract:The Morris Family Papers, a collection of .5 linear feet, includes legal deeds, account books, personal and business correspondence, legal briefs, and photographs. The collection holds material created by the[...] Morris Library's namesake, Judge Hugh M. Morris. There are six series in the Morris Family Papers: Morris Family, consisting of documents related to family land holdings and wills; James A. Smith, consisting of documents and bank books; William W. Morris, consisting of correspondence; Hugh M. Morris, consisting of school notebooks, correspondence, and legal papers; Willard Saulsbury, consisting of correspondence; and Morris Family photographs.
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