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Creator:Keefe, Tammis (Margaret Thomas), 1913-1960
Title:Wilmington, Delaware : silk screen map on linen handkerchief
Date(s):1944-1960
Call No:GRA 0098, Item 0002
Abstract:American textile artist Tammis (Margaret Thomas) Keefe (1913-1960) designed this vintage fabric handkerchief depicting a map of Wilmington, Delaware, which was silk-screened by J. H. Kimball, Inc., New York.
Subjects:Handkerchiefs--United States--History--20th century | Screen process printing--United States--History--20th century | Textile crafts--United States--History--20th century | Wilmington (Del.)--History--20th century
Creator:Hutchison, Harriet Elizabeth
Title:Harriet Elizabeth Hutchison papers
Date(s):1943-1974
Call No:MSS 0513
Abstract:Harriet Elizabeth Hutchison was born in Smyrna, Delaware, in 1917. At the age of 26 she applied her training as a registered nurse to aid the United States Army, and[...] for a ten year period (1943 - 1954) she was enlisted in the active service and the reserves, including a tour of duty in Europe during World War II. This small collection, spanning the dates 1943 to 1974, comprises documents and memorabilia associated with Harriet Hutchison’s service as a nurse in the Army during World War II and it also includes personal notes and official documents from her life in the post-war period.
Creator:Southmayd, Henry J., Jr., 1915-1967
Title:Henry J. Southmayd, Jr., World War II letters to the Southmayd family
Date(s):1940-1967
Call No:MSS 0666
Abstract:This collection consists of 58 letters written by Henry J. Southmayd, Jr., to his family between 1940 and 1945 while serving in the 65th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group of[...] the 12th Army Air Force. The letters detail his recruitment into the Army Air Corps and subsequent training as well as the events and conditions experienced while participating in the North African and Italian campaigns of the European Theater during World War II.
Subjects:World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Africa, North--Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Italy--Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations--Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives | More Subjects
Creator:Cleverdon, Douglas
Title:BBC Third Programme radio scripts
Date(s):1940-1969
Call No:MSS 0332
Abstract:The Third Programme of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was inaugurated on September 29, 1946, as part of the BBC's post-war restructuring of radio into three networks. Responding to the[...] public's growing interest in the arts, which BBC programs during World War II had helped to foster, the BBC instituted three complementary networks designed not only to inform and entertain, but to educate the public as well: the Home Service, the Light Programme, and the Third Programme. The BBC Third Programme radio scripts collection consists of 3.3 linear feet of 232 radio scripts as produced by Douglas Cleverdon for the BBC's Third Programme from the 1950s through the 1970s. The collection also includes 57 production documents such as billing sheets, program records, and notes; and a paper and report by Douglas Cleverdon entitled A Historical Survey of Radio Documentary and The Treatment of Documentary Material from the Author's Point of View: Reality and Subjectivity, respectively. The scripts document the nature and diversity of the program's offerings as well as the modifications made to the program after its 1957 scheduling curtailment. The scripts also reflect how the program functioned as a "literary magazine of the air" and a sponsor of contemporary literature.
Creator:Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), 1883-1971
Title:St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein and Lawson
Date(s):1931-1961
Call No:MSS 0099, F0391
Abstract:St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein & Lawson.
Subjects:Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence | Playwrights
Creator:Lipton, Lew, 1893-1961
Title:Harlem cavalcade : story and screen play
Date(s):1935-1961
Call No:MSS 0099, F0868
Abstract:American film writer and producer Lew Lipton worked on this typescript for Harlem Cavalcade from 1935 until his death in 1961. It follows the story of African American life from[...] 1626 to the 1930s.
Subjects:American drama--20th century | African American dramatists--20th century | Motion picture producers and directors--United States--History--20th century | Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--History--20th century
Creator:Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962
Title:George Sylvester Viereck letters to Eric and Era Posselt
Date(s):1941-1962
Call No:MSS 0603
Abstract:The collection contains letters from George Sylvester Viereck to Eric Posselt and Era Posselt (who was also known as Era Zistel), 1941 to 1959, as well as a few clippings[...] about Viereck dating up to 1962. The bulk of the letters (1955-1957) reflect publishing advice and an on-going personal exchange regarding the health issues of both Viereck and Eric Posselt.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century | Authors
Creator:Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Title:Records of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Date(s):1941-1972
Call No:MSS 0263
Abstract:The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), an organization formed in Great Britain in January 1958, intended to persuade the government to "renounce unconditionally the use or production of nuclear weapons[...] and refuse to allow their use by others in its defense." The records of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) contains three linear feet of material including articles, clippings, minutes and agendas from conferences, files, microfilm, and publications. The material surveys the issues of the nuclear disarmament movement in England beginning with the formation of the CND in 1958. Several contentious issues are documented throughout the collection.
Subjects:Nuclear weapons--Great Britain | Nuclear arms control | Nuclear disarmament | Antinuclear movement | More Subjects
Creator:Stetz, Stephen, 1925-2005
Title:Stephen Stetz photographs
Date(s):1935-1974
Call No:PPI 0112
Abstract:This collection of photographs highlights Stephen Stetz's service in the United States Navy during and after World War II, particularly his time in occupied Japan, and aboard the U.S.S. Florence[...] Nightingale.
Subjects:World War, 1939-1945 | World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area | World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations | Japan--History--Allied occupation, 1945-1952 | More Subjects
Creator:MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978
Title:Hugh MacDiarmid papers
Date(s):1931-1963
Call No:MSS 0224
Abstract:Hugh MacDiarmid was born Christopher Murray Grieve on August 11, 1892 in Langholm, a small Scottish town along the English border. The Hugh MacDiarmid Papers, which consist of MacDiarmid's poetry,[...] prose, and correspondence, date from the early 1930s. In addition to individual titled poems, the collection includes manuscripts of poems that eventually appeared in two of MacDiarmid's poetry collections, First Hymn to Lenin and Other Poems (1931) and the proposed collection Alone with the Alone (1932). The collection contains ca. 35 prose pieces, including essays, reviews, short stories, and sketches, most of which appear in both autograph manuscript and typescript form. Also included are five pieces of correspondence, material related to MacDiarmid's work as the director of the Unicorn Press, and three Scottish Nationalist newspapers in which MacDiarmid's work appears.
Creator:Brennan, Robert, 1881-
Title:Robert Brennan and Maeve Brennan papers
Date(s):1935-1967
Call No:MSS 0243
Abstract:Robert Brennan was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1881 and his daughter, Maeve Brennan, was born in Dublin, Ireland, on January 6, 1917. The Brennan papers consist of manuscripts and[...] papers of the author and diplomat, Robert Brennan, and the author, Maeve Brennan, including drafts of Robert Brennen's autobiography, Allegiance, and the manuscript of one of his best-known works, The Man Who Walked Like a Dancer. Also included are galley proofs for work Maeve Brennan did while a staff member at the New Yorker.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Letters from calligraphers to Sidney Feinberg and George Grady
Date(s):1938-1976
Call No:MSS 0338
Abstract:While stationed in England during World War II, American book designer and calligrapher Sidney Feinberg began his interest in calligraphy. Several of the letters in this collection are responses from[...] noted American or British calligraphers to Feinberg's inquiries about their work and how he might develop his calligraphic skills. George Grady founded the George Grady Press, a New York City firm which was noted for private and fine printing. This collection of letters written to Sidney Feinberg or George Grady was originally assembled in a notebook labeled "Calligraphic Letters." The fifty-nine letters and cards, spanning the dates 1938 to 1972, are fine examples of the handwriting employed by various noted calligraphers, printers, and graphic artists. Among the correspondence to Feinberg are original Christmas cards created, and in some cases printed, by the sender. Christmas greetings from calligraphers Lili Cassel-Wronker, Tony La Russa, James and Ruth McCrea, Oscar Ogg, and George Salter demonstrate their designs and calligraphy.The content of letters written to printer George Grady cover several topics, including book orders to J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. and Rampant Lion Press; Grady's effort to purchase stained glass windows with book arts themes; publications by the Society of Printers; and Paul Standard's suggestion to reprint Graily Hewitt's Handwriting.
Creator:Martin, Edward William, 1891-1977
Title:E. William Martin architectural works
Date(s):1921-1961
Call No:MSS 0357
Abstract:Edward William Martin was born on November 2, 1891, in Inverarnan, Scotland. His family moved to Delaware when he was a child, and he attended Wilmington High School and[...] the University of Delaware. Martin was a well-respected architect in Delaware, and worked on a large number of projects for schools, hospitals, government buildings, and private residences. Martin also participated in the Depression-era Historic American Buildings Survey project (HABS), initiated by the historic architects of the National Park Service. The E. William Martin collection contains sketches and watercolors, blueprints, floor plans, photographs, maps, brochures, and various other architectural drawings. Series I contains sketches from his study tours around Paris and Italy and his speech given to the Liverpool Architectural Society following these tours; Series II contains drawings, blueprints, and floor plans from his projects; and Series III contains miscellaneous items, such as letters, a speech, and other memorabilia, brochures, photographs, and Newark (Delaware) maps. This collection by no means contains the complete output of Martin's five decades of work as either a student or professional architect, but it does provide a good idea of the diversity and level of his talents.
Creator:Jones, Frazer
Title:Frazer Jones papers of the Robert Kirkwood Society, Children of the American Revolution
Date(s):1929-1968
Call No:MSS 0450
Abstract:The National Society of the Children of the American Revolution (CAR) was founded in 1895 by Harriett Mulford Lothrop, in conjunction with the National Society[...] Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The mission and objectives of the CAR have remained consistent throughout its history, namely to train good citizens and engender patriotism through the honoring of Revolutionary War patriots, the study of American history, the promotion of patriotic holidays, and the preservation of Revolutionary-era places. In 1938, the Robert Kirkwood Society of the CAR was organized in Newark, Delaware. The Society was named for Robert Kirkwood, a Revolutionary War major from Mill Creek Hundred, Delaware. The Frazer Jones papers of the Robert Kirkwood Society, Children of the American Revolution consist of two linear feet of correspondence, clippings, official records, photographs, publications, ephemera, and other materials primarily related to Frazer Jones’s work in the CAR. The collection is arranged according to the organizational structure of the CAR, with separate series for material pertaining to the local, state, and national societies. Researchers should note, however, that much of the material in the state and national series remains relevant to the activities of the Robert Kirkwood Society. For example, members of the Robert Kirkwood Society presumably read and used the publications and letters produced by the National Society CAR that are grouped in Series III.
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Langston Hughes ephemera collection
Date(s):1932-1967
Call No:MSS 0567
Abstract:Programs and advertising materials for personal appearances of American author Langston Hughes and for dramatic productions of his works.
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Subjects:African American authors--20th century | African American theater--History--20th century | Lectures and lecturing--20th century | Oral interpretation of poetry--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Lankes, Julius J., 1884-1960
Title:J. J. Lankes bookplate collection
Date(s):1922-1960
Call No:MSS 0581
Abstract:The J. J. Lankes bookplate collection contains 47 bookplates created by Lankes between 1920 and 1940, an undated promotional circular, copies of letters written by J. J. Lankes's to artist[...] Burl Neff Osburn, copies of artwork by Lankes and Osburn, and two lists of bookplates for sale by Stanley O. Bezanson.
Subjects:Wood-engravers--20th century | Bookplates | Bookplate designers--20th century
Creator:Evans, Abbie Huston
Title:Abbie Huston Evans letters to Odell Shepard
Date(s):1928-1966
Call No:MSS 0099, F0456
Abstract:American poet Abbie Huston Evans was born in New England on December 20, 1881 but lived most of her adult life in the Philadelphia area. The Abbie Huston Evans Letters[...] to Odell Shepard include eighteen letters or cards addressed by poet Evans to Pulitzer Prize winner Odell Shepard. Written between 1928 and 1966, the series of letters has several significant gaps, with the bulk of the letters written in 1928-1929, 1939, and 1960-1966. Additionally the collection has three poems written by Evans and a letter to Shepard from Jean Schiesser.
Creator:Mizener, Arthur
Title:Arthur Mizener papers
Date(s):1940-1977
Call No:MSS 0172
Abstract:American educator, author, and critic Arthur Mizener was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, on 3 September 1907 to Mason Price and Mabel Moore Mizener. The Arthur Mizener papers consist of the[...] American educator, author, and critic's draft of the first F. Scott Fitzgerald biography, The Far Side of Paradise, and correspondence with Edmund Wilson, Delmore Schwartz, and various publishers and others involved in Mizener's research and publishing activities.
Creator:Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916-1998
Title:Signatures archive
Date(s):1933-1972
Call No:MSS 0124
Abstract:Co-edited by John Hinsdale Thompson and John Malcolm Brinnin and based in Detroit, Signatures was a literary magazine of "works-to-be-published-later" written by contemporary American and international writers. Subtitled "Work in[...] Progress," Signatures was first published in the Spring of 1936 and continued for a total of three issues, ceasing publication in 1938.
Subjects:Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century
Creator:Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001
Title:Elizabeth Jennings papers
Date(s):1940-1977
Call No:MSS 0186
Abstract:The Elizabeth Jennings papers document the work of British poet Elizabeth Jennings (1926-2001). Associated with The Movement, Jennings was a prolific writer. The collection contains letters, notebooks, miscellaneous prose, and[...] juvenilia.
Subjects:English poetry--20th century | English fiction--20th century | Autobiography--Women authors
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