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Creator:New Century Club of Newark, Delaware
Title:New Century Club of Newark, Delaware, records
Date(s):1893-2011
Call No:MSS 0260
Abstract:The New Century Club of Newark, Delaware, records document the history, organization, and activities of this women's club, which began in 1893 as a reading club, but quickly developed into[...] an organization dedicated to promoting civic responsibility and social service in the Newark community.
Subjects:Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--19th century | Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--20th century | Women in community organization--Delaware--History--19th century | Women in community organization--Delaware--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Milford New Century Club
Title:Milford New Century Club records
Date(s):1900-2005
Call No:MSS 0542
Abstract:The Milford New Century Club records document the history of the club from its founding in 1898 and demonstrate the intellectual, social, and civic commitment of club members.
Subjects:Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--20th century | Milford (Del.)
Creator:Stock, Irvin, 1920-
Title:Irvin Stock papers
Date(s):1882-2004
Call No:MSS 0545
Abstract:The Irvin Stock papers, spanning the dates 1882 to 2004, comprise 4.3 linear feet of manuscripts, books, letters, newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, and teaching materials documenting the life and[...] work of the American literary scholar Irvin Stock.
Subjects:American literature--20th century--History and criticism | American literature--20th century--Study and teaching | Scholars--Correspondence | Authors--Correspondence | More Subjects
Creator:Perry, Warner
Title:Warner Perry papers
Date(s):1900-1997
Call No:MSS 0613
Abstract:The Warner Perry papers include personal records related to Perry’s life and many hobbies. The major subjects of the collection are Perry’s magic documents, his personal papers, financial information, written[...] works, invention designs, and family photographs.
Subjects:Magic--United States--History--20th century | Magicians--United States--History--20th century | Magic tricks--History--20th century | Inventors--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Conard-Pyle Co.
Title:Conard-Pyle Company records
Date(s):1891-2000
Call No:MSS 0634
Abstract:The Conard-Pyle Company of West Grove, Pennsylvania, was a large horticultural enterprise that specialized in the cultivation and hybridization of roses, best known for its famed Star Roses. 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.
Subjects:Gardening--History--19th century | Gardening--History--20th century | Horticulture--History--19th century | Horticulture--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Garland, Bruce
Title:Bruce Garland collection of Thomas Wise material
Date(s):1897-2007
Call No:MSS 0646
Abstract:The Bruce Garland collection of Thomas Wise material comprises approximately 1.6 linear feet of material pertaining to English bibliographer, book collector, and forger Thomas J. Wise (1859-1937). Much of the[...] collection's material was compiled by English bibliographer and book collector John Carter (1905-1975), who co-authored with Graham Pollard (1903-1976) An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets (1934), which effectively outed Wise as a forger. The collection contains correspondence, including original correspondence of Wise's, manuscripts, page proofs, galley proofs, auction catalogs, clippings, scrapbooks, periodicals and articles, and ephemera.
Subjects:Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--19th century | Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--20th century | Bibliographers | Collectors | More Subjects
Creator:Owens family
Title:Frank E. and Anna Hayes Owens family papers
Date(s):1900-2011
Call No:MSS 0680
Abstract:The Frank E. and Anna Hayes Owens family papers comprises 14.3 linear feet of materials, spanning the dates between 1900 and 2011, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, travel brochures, reel-to-reel[...] tapes, magazines, fanzines, and other materials documenting intergenerational American family life in Delaware.
Subjects:Civil rights--Delaware--History--20th century | School integration--Delaware--History--20th century | Radio programs--United States--History--20th century | Jazz audiences--United States | More Subjects
Creator:Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917
Title:William Homer papers related to Albert Pinkham Ryder
Date(s):1883-1999
Call No:MSS 0479
Abstract:Albert Pinkham Ryder was born on March 19, 1847, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. William Innes Homer was born on November 8, 1929, in Merion, Pennsylvania. The William Homer Papers related[...] to Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917) consist of six linear feet of material including correspondence, photocopies, photographs, notes, reviews, and miscellaneous research materials.
Creator:Bounds, Roland E.
Title:Roland E. Bounds science fiction paperback book collection
Date(s):1890-2002
Call No:MSS 0553
Abstract:Roland E. Bounds (1953-2002) attended Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware, and obtained a B.S. in geology from the University of Delaware in 1975. By[...] vocation and avocation, he was a collector. Bounds concentrated on collecting vintage (pre-1965) paperbacks and pulp magazines (pre-1953). . Thematically, he developed an interest in "the way technological advances have been predicted and the ways that authors of various times have viewed society and its problems." He also collected with an interest in book and magazine cover art and illustration of science fiction and fantasy.The Roland E. Bounds paperback science fiction book collection consists of nearly seven thousand science fiction paperbacks published between 1890 and 2002 assembled by the Delaware collector Roland Bounds. Also included within this collection are numerous fantasy and a few horror and classic novels that do not fit the science fiction genre. Nearly all of the paperbacks in the collection feature striking cover art or text illustrations created by some of the most famous illustrators in science fiction. Vincent Di Fate, Frank Frazetta, Frank Freas, Michael Whelan, and many other celebrated or less well known illustrators are represented in the collection.
Creator:Hutchinson, Betty Lee
Title:Betty Lee Hutchinson papers
Date(s):1900-2012
Call No:MSS 0839
Abstract:Betty Lee Hutchinson, a Democrat and Newark City Council member (1977-1980 and 1984-1988) was born November 18, 1925, in Uniontown, PA, to Harry J. Truman, Sr. (1897-1965), and Merle Carte[...] Truman (1901-2001). The Betty Lee Hutchinson papers document the personal interests and civic activities of a woman with ties to Newark, Delaware, and the University of Delaware community.
Subjects:Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--20th century | Political participation | Women--Delaware--History--21st century | Women--Delaware--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Pettigrew, L. Eudora
Title:L. Eudora Pettigrew papers
Date(s):1900-2013
Call No:MSS 0773
Abstract:The L. Eudora Pettigrew papers document the academic and professional career of Dr. L. Eudora Pettigrew (b. 1928), the first African American to hold a position in central administration at[...] the University of Delaware and the first black female president of the SUNY system. The collection chronicles over sixty years of her life as a student, educator, administrator, and global emissary. Spanning the dates 1900 to 2012, the collection also offers insight into the lives of three generations of Pettigrew's family, for whom education and scholarship were clearly valued.
Subjects:Women educators--United States | Women in education--History--20th century | African Americans--History--1877-1964 | African Americans--History--1964- | More Subjects
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: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: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: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:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Delaware postcard collection
Date(s):1881-2014
Call No:PPI 0100
Abstract:The Delaware postcard collection houses examples of many of the different types of postcards produced from the late nineteenth century to the modern era, including real photo postcards, linen postcards,[...] and photochrome or chrome postcards. It also serves as a visual record of the historic and geographic changes in Delaware over this time period.
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Subjects:Postcards--Delaware | Postcards--Middle Atlantic States | Architecture--Delaware--History--19th century | Architecture--Delaware--History--20th century | More Subjects
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.
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