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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:Ernest, John Reynolds
Title:John Reynolds Ernest papers
Date(s):1941-1944
Call No:MSS 0119
Abstract:The collection consists of a variety of letters, bulletins, documents, and memorabilia relating to the United States Army Aircraft Warning Service and the Newark Council for Civilian Defense for the[...] period 1941-1944. Gathered by John R. Ernest, who served in these programs, the papers consist primarily of letters, memoranda, schedules, and training material directed to John Reynolds Ernest and others in their official capacity with the United States Army Aircraft Warning Service and with the Newark Council for Civilian Defense.
Subjects:Civil Defense--Delaware--History--20th century | World War, 1939-1945--Delaware
Creator:Friends of the Newark Free Library (Newark, Del.)
Title:Friends of the Newark Free Library records
Date(s):1966-2009
Call No:MSS 0592
Abstract:The records of the Friends of the Newark Free Library in Newark, Delaware, include correspondence, newsletters, financial records, and other material documenting the organization and activities of the group.
Subjects:Volunteer workers in libraries--United States--History--20th century | Public libraries--United States--History--20th century | Newark (Del.)--History--20th century
Creator:Dawson, Fielding, 1930-2002
Title:Fielding Dawson correspondence to Marcella Simpson
Date(s):1972-1994
Call No:MSS 0722
Abstract:Between 1972 and 1994, American author and artist Fielding Dawson (1930-2002) sent a variety of materials to his grandmother, Marcella Simpson, including letters, articles, journals, manuscripts, and ephemera. The collection[...] provides insight into Dawson's literary career and his development as a creative wring teacher in correctional facilities.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Black Mountain school (Group of poets) | Prison educators | Arts in prisons | More Subjects
Creator:Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Title:Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences records
Date(s):1923-2011
Call No:MSS 0597
Abstract:The records of the Delaware Association of Family and Consumer Sciences include correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, financial files, newsletters and other material which document the functions and activities of[...] this statewide professional organization.
Subjects:Consumer education--Delaware--History--20th century | Home economics--Delaware--History--20th century | Home economists
Creator:Böer, K. W. (Karl Wolfgang), 1926-
Title:Karl Wolfgang Böer papers supplement
Date(s):1953-2009
Call No:MSS 0632
Abstract:The Karl Wolfgang Böer papers supplement contains the publications, scientific notes, and other papers documenting the professional activities of Karl Wolfgang Böer, a preeminent physicist who pioneered the development of[...] solar energy.
Subjects:Photovoltaic cells--Research--United States | Physics--Study and teaching | Solar energy | Solar houses | 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