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Creator:Rostler, Fritz S.
Title:Fritz S. Rostler papers
Call No:MSS 0187
Abstract:Fritz S. Rostler was a chemist who became a member of the University of Delaware faculty in 1939. This collection of papers consists of the material which Rostler gathered, organized[...] and wrote for the University of Delaware course, "Chemical Technology." It also includes a summary of Rostler's education, career, publications, and accomplishments. In addition these papers include nine articles written by Rostler or co-authored with his wife, Kathleen Rostler.
Creator:Larsson, Raymond Ellsworth, 1901-1991
Title:Raymond Ellsworth Larsson letters, poems, and manuscripts
Call No:MSS 0099, F0867
Abstract:American Catholic poet Raymond Larsson's letters to his friend James Gallagher include handwritten copies and a galley proof of his poems.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century | American poetry--Catholic authors--20th century | Poets
Creator:Macleod, Norman, 1906-1985
Title:Norman Macleod manuscripts
Call No:MSS 0190
Abstract:An autobiography, fifteen poems, one short story, two resumes, a lecture, and several compilations of reviews of his work comprise this collection of manuscripts written by or related to American[...] poet Norman Macleod (1906–1985).
Subjects:American poetry--20th century
Creator:Beck, Lewis White
Title:Lewis White Beck manuscripts of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Practical Reason and Other Writings in Moral Philosophy
Call No:MSS 0122
Abstract:Lewis White Beck, born September 26, 1913, in Griffin, Georgia, was an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delaware from 1941-1948. The Lewis White Beck manuscripts consist of[...] the various stages of drafts toward Beck's translation and editing of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Practical Reason and Other Writings in Moral Philosophy.
Subjects:Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century | Editors--United States--20th century
Creator:Murray, George W., 1920-2010
Title:George W. and Pauline Murray, Jr., papers
Call No:MSS 0702
Abstract:This collection documents the lives of Newark, Delaware, residents George W. Murray, Jr., and Pauline E. Murray during World War II. The collection is small, yet it gives a glimpse[...] of both military service and the homefront experiences of the young married couple during war. Included are handwritten correspondence exchanged by the married couple while George Murray was stationed at Army Air Force bases on the continental United States and in Europe, illustrating life both at home and abroad during wartime. The collection also features photographs, Air Force Technical School study guides, informational pamphlets, and other items collected by George during his time in the military as well as greeting cards from family and friends, and postcards/souvenirs from travel.
Subjects:World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American | World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American--Correspondence | World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States | World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Merci Train collection
Call No:MSS 0440
Abstract:The idea for the Friendship Train originated in 1947 against the backdrop of war-torn Europe. In 1947, American citizens contributed food, clothing, medical supplies and other staples to an ever-growing[...] train of goods to be distributed to the people of war-torn France.
Creator:Young, Anne Wheeler
Title:Anne Wheeler Young and William Young scrapbooks
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0003
Abstract:This collection comprises eight scrapbooks and special periodical issues assembled and collected by Philadelphia resident Anne Wheeler Young, who was interested in sensational news such as the trial and execution[...] of Bruno Hauptmann for the murder of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr., and celebrity coverage of British royalty, particularly King George V, King Edward VII, and Queen Elizabeth II. The collection also includes a scrapbook complied by Mrs. Young’s son, William Young, for an eighth-grade American history assignment.
Subjects:Monarchy--Great Britain--History--20th century | Great Britain--History--Edward VIII, 1936 | Great Britain--History--Elizabeth II, 1952- | Great Britain--History--George V, 1910-1936 | More Subjects
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Scrapbook of automobiles
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0009
Abstract:This single volume scrapbook contains advertisements for automobiles, as clipped from magazines published during the 1950s, particularly the Saturday Evening Post, plus an occasional newspaper clipping.
Subjects:Automobiles--United States--History--20th century | Advertising--United States--History--20th century
Creator:Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), 1883-1971
Title:St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Eric N. Simons
Call No:MSS 0099, F0472
Abstract:Four letters from St. John Greer Ervine to Eric N. Simons.
Subjects:Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence | Dramatists, Irish--20th century--Correspondence | Playwrights
Creator:MacNamara, Brinsley, 1890-1963
Title:Brinsley MacNamara manuscripts
Call No:MSS 0099, F0646
Abstract:Two manuscripts written by Brinsley MacNamara.
Subjects:Arts, Irish--20th century | Theater--Ireland--History--20th century | Playwrights
Creator:Somerville, E. Œ. (Edith Œnone), 1858-1949
Title:E. Œ. (Edith Œnone) Somerville letter to Nevill [Coghill]
Call No:MSS 0099, F1010
Abstract:This collection comprises a single autograph letter signed from Edith Somerville (1858-1949) to her nephew, Nevill Coghill (1899-1980).
Subjects:Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
Creator:Sypherd, Wilbur Owen, 1877-1955
Title:Wilbur Owen Sypherd papers
Call No:MSS 0232
Abstract:Wilbur Owen Sypherd, former professor and administrator at the University of Delaware, was born on June 28, 1877 in Cecil County, Maryland. Sypherd was a Professor of English and Chairman[...] of the English Department at Delaware College, starting in 1906. He served in these roles until 1944, when he became acting president of the University. He was acting president until 1946, when, in honor of his service to the University of Delaware, he was named president by the Board of Trustees.The Wilbur Owen Sypherd Papers consists of correspondence between Sypherd and various individuals, including U.S. Senator J. Caleb Boggs, U.S. Senator John J. Williams, and George S. Messersmith. The papers also include a variety of manuscripts written by Sypherd for lectures, addresses, books, and research requests.
Creator:Harrison Street Methodist Church
Title:Harrison Street Methodist Church papers
Call No:MSS 0425
Abstract:The Harrison Street Methodist Church had its beginnings as a Sunday school at the home of Wilmington resident Howard L. George. Named the Franklin Street[...] Methodist Sunday school, it held opening exercises on October 5, 1890. The first regular session was held on October 12, 1890, with Mr. George presiding as superintendent and with fifty-six students attending. The popularity of the school led to discussion of the possibility of founding a church. The Harrison Street Methodist Church was officially organized and incorporated under Delaware law on March 25, 1891. The Harrison Street Methodist Church papers comprises published church newsletters (1950-1952), and weekly programs (1941-1954), but also includes church directories, correspondence, annual reports, budgets, programs for various church services, and lists of church members, officials, and Sunday school students. Although this collection offers an incomplete record of the church’s history, it provides a valuable look into the programs and activities of this historic church during the mid-twentieth century.
Creator:Burke III, W. Merritt
Title:W. Merritt Burke III pulp paperback book collection
Call No:MSS 0559
Abstract:The W. Merritt Burke III pulp paperback book collection comprises pulp novels primarily published in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. The bulk[...] of the novels are mystery and detective fiction; however there are a few westerns as well. The collection includes work by many of the important authors of the period, including Eric Bentley, John Dickson Carr, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Erle Stanley Gardner, Mary Rinehart, Mickey Spillane, Rex Stout, and others. All of the important paperback publishers of the period are represented in this collection, including pulp-fiction publishers Avon, Bantam, Pocket Books, Popular Library, and Dell. Included in the Dell paperbacks are a run of the famous Dell map-back mysteries, which featured maps related to the fictional mysteries on the back covers of the titles in the series.
Creator:Jones, Thomas F., Sr.
Title:Thomas F. Jones, Sr., papers regarding the Civilian Conservation Corps and Pearl Harbor
Call No:MSS 0651
Abstract:This collection consists of photograph albums, training manuals, documents, and artifacts related to Thomas F. Jones, Sr.'s service in the Civilian Conservation Corps and later as a solider in the[...] United States Army Coast Artillery stationed in Hawaii during and after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Subjects:Artillery, Coast--United States--History--20th century | Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 | World War, 1939-1945--Hawaii | World War, 1939-1945--Artillery operations, American | More Subjects
Creator:Humberd, Charles
Title:Charles Humberd dime novel collection
Call No:MSS 0391
Abstract:Dr. Charles Humberd of Barnard, Missouri, was a collector of dime novels active in the 1930s and 1940s. He was a mail-order customer of dime[...] novel dealers including Brooklyn-based Charles Bragin. Bragin wrote and published >Dime Novels Bibliography, 1860-1928. This small collection includes promotional material and correspondence relating to Dr. Humberd's purchase and collection of dime novels. The majority of the material concerns Dr. Humberd's business with Charles Bragin. In addition to the Bragin material, there are nine items documenting Humberd's transactions with other dime novel dealers and collectors. The collection includes a typescript "first edition" as well as a printed copy of Charles Bragin's Dime Novels Bibliography, 1860-1928 (1938).
Creator:Herrmann, Irene
Title:Irene Herrmann Paul Bowles
Call No:MSS 0487
Abstract:The American composer and author Paul Frederic Bowles was born in New York City on December 30, 1910. Back in New York in 1930, he[...] studied composition with Aaron Copland, whom he also accompanied to Yaddo in Sarasota Springs, New York, and Paris, Berlin, and Tangier. His successful career as a composer took off in the Depression with work for the Federal Theater Project (including music for Orson Welles’s Horse Eats Hat) and the Federal Music Project. Bowles became one of the preeminent composers of American theater music, producing works for William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, and others. In 1938, Paul Bowles married the aspiring writer Jane Auer, who shortly achieved critical acclaim for her first novel, Two Serious Ladies (1943). Inspired by his wife’s success and her dedication to writing, Bowles began his own career as an author, eventually surpassing his already successful reputation as a composer. Irene Herrmann holds degrees in German literature, music, as well as performance practice. She has performed for many years with the New Music Works of Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and various ensembles at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also teaches courses in the Music Department. Herrmann worked extensively with Paul Bowles and serves as the executor of Bowles’s musical estate. The Irene Herrmann-Paul Bowles music collection consists of music manuscripts, published sheet music, and sound recordings related to the American composer and writer Paul Bowles. The collected includes four series: I. music by Paul Bowles, manuscript music, II. music by other, III. ephemera, and IV. sound records. There is also an appendix of a Moroccan music recoordings index and tape list.
Creator:Mallouk, Robert S.
Title:Robert S. Mallouk scrapbooks of World War II cartoons
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0001
Abstract:American editorial cartoons from World War II era collected by Brooklyn, New York, resident Robert S. Mallouk and an autobiographical essay about his experiences as a soldier.
Subjects:World War, 1939-1945--Caricatures and cartoons | World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American | Soldiers
Creator:Stump, Emily C.
Title:World War II maps and radio broadcasts
Call No:MSS 0325
Abstract:Comprising two linear feet, this collection of World War II Maps and Radio Broadcasts primarily consists of material collected by Emily C. Stump, a Wilmington, Delaware, area resident employed by[...] the Hercules Powder Company. Hercules operated government-owned munitions plants during the War and also pursued development of other war-related products. As an executive secretary at Hercules, Mrs. Stump compiled for the company briefing notebooks of newspaper clippings which tracked military progress of Allied and Axis powers throughout World War II, among other items. She also collected transcripts of daily radio news broadcasts from stations WOR and WDEL. A gift from the Stump family, this collection also includes several military manuals which belonged to Emily Stump's husband, E. Charles Stump, III, a lieutenant in the Personal Affairs Office of the Army Air Forces. The collection is organized in three series: I. Maps and News Clippings, II. Radio Broadcasts, and III. Personal Affairs Office Manuals.
Creator:Hewitt, Graily, 1864-
Title:Letters of William Graily Hewitt to Sidney Feinberg
Call No:MSS 0289
Abstract:English calligrapher and illuminator William Graily Hewitt was born on July 20, 1864, in London. After a brief writing career, Graily Hewitt began studying manuscripts and experimenting with calligraphy. He[...] became acquainted with the noted bookbinder Sydney Cockerell, who encouraged him to study with the noted calligrapher Edward Johnston. The 39 letters in this collection from English calligrapher and illuminator William Graily Hewitt to American book designer Sidney Feinberg, were written between 1944 and 1952. The correspondence was initiated by Feinberg when he was serving as a corporal in the U.S. Army and stationed in Great Britain during World War II. Feinberg's request for advice about his handwriting and his expression of interest in calligraphy and printing launched a friendship and correspondence with Hewitt which lasted until Hewitt's death in 1952.
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