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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:Gardner, Ralph D.
Title:Ralph D. Gardner papers
Date(s):1919-1967
Call No:MSS 0406
Abstract:The Ralph D. Gardner papers is a collection of plays, stories, and case reports written by Pennsylvania State Police officer Ralph D. Gardner. Spanning the[...] dates 1919 to 1967, with the bulk of the collection dated between 1925 and 1944, the papers consist of one linear foot of carbon copies of case reports, correspondence, clippings, a speech, magazines, two photographs, as well as typescript and handwritten manuscripts for plays and stories.
Creator:McKenna, Stephen, 1888-1967
Title:Stephen McKenna papers
Date(s):1917-1966
Call No:MSS 0625
Abstract:English novelist Stephen McKenna (1888-1967) published forty-seven novels and six nonfiction books about English upper-class life before and after World War I. The collection spans from 1917 to 1966, with[...] the bulk of the materials dating between 1917 to 1935, and includes correspondence to the author, manuscripts of short stories and lectures by McKenna, excerpts from other authors' works, newspaper clippings from McKenna's 1921 promotional tour in Sweden, and a volume of photographs featuring McKenna in his home.
Subjects:Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence | World War, 1914-1918--England--Fiction | Authors
Creator:Leahy, Paul
Title:Paul Leahy papers
Date(s):1920-1965
Call No:MSS 0189
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence and ephemera belonging to Judge Paul Leahy of Wilmington, Delaware. Majority of the correspondence includes letters with American novelist and short story writer, John O'Hara (1905-1970).[...] Their correspondence spans a period from 1960 to 1965.
Creator:Douglas, Lester, 1893-1961
Title:Lester Douglas collection
Date(s):1915-1961
Call No:MSS 0211
Abstract:Lester Douglas, Director of Art and Printing for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States for 25 years, was responsible for the design of all of the organization's publications,[...] including the magazine, Nation's Business,. Douglas was also a leading American book designer and an authority on typography. The Lester Douglas Collection includes 4.6 linear feet of correspondence, proofs, printed material, art work, and ephemera related to the personal and professional life of Lester Douglas. Correspondents include Paul A. Bennett, Typographic Promotion Manager for Mergenthaler Linotype Co.; Herman Cohen of Chiswick Bookstore; F. E. Dayton, Sales Manager of The Conde Nast Press; Bill Reydel; and Mrs. Edna Rushmore of the Golden Hind Press, among others.
Creator:Cobden-Sanderson, Richard
Title:Letters to Richard Cobden Sanderson
Date(s):1912-1964
Call No:MSS 0333
Abstract:Publisher Richard Cobden Sanderson was the son of British bookbinder and printer Thomas James Cobden. In 1919, Richard Cobden Sanderson established himself as a publisher, with partners Kenneth Rae and[...] Boofie Gore (later Lord Arran). From his office at Thavies Inn, Holborn, Cobden Sanderson earned a reputation for publishing books noted for the quality of their content and presentation. The letters to Richard Cobden Sanderson consist of over 375 letters (.6 linear feet), several documents, and a prospectus for Cobden Sanderson's publication, The Annual. Although most of the letters are addressed to Richard Cobden Sanderson, some are written to his wife Gwladys (Sally), and certainly most refer to her. The letters reflect the deep friendships formed between the Cobden Sandersons and their acquaintances and publishing associates. Letters written during World War II offer vivid and detailed accounts of life in Great Britain during the war, i.e. the bombing of London, the displacement of families, rationing, the necessity for vegetable gardening and livestock management by anyone with land, the loss of friends and family, work at the Ministry of Information, among other topics.
Creator:Frear, J. Allen, Jr.
Title:Senator J. Allen Frear, Jr. papers
Date(s):1917-1963
Call No:MSS 0315
Abstract:J. Allen Frear, Jr. (1903-1993) was a politician from Dover, Delaware (Kent County). A member of the Democratic Party, Frear served two terms as U.S. Senator from Delaware. The Senator[...] J. Allen Frear, Jr. papers are primarily those of his congressional career, when he represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1949 to 1960, though the collection also includes personal material from pre- and post-Congressional periods. The collection dates from 1917 to 1963, with bulk of the material dating from 1949 to 1961. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, legislation, speeches, clippings, photographs, and audio-visual material. Personal material includes correspondence, class notes, travel brochures and post cards, and memorabilia.
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Subjects:Legislation | Legislators--United States--Biography | Senators | Politicians | More Subjects
Creator:Matthews, E. de P. (Elva de Pue)
Title:Elva de Pue Matthews papers
Date(s):1917-1962
Call No:MSS 0114
Abstract:The Elva de Pue Matthews Papers consist of two linear feet of correspondence, drafts of novels written by Matthews, poetry and essays by Matthews or others, clippings, and notes. The[...] collection spans the dates 1917-1962, with the bulk of the collection dating between 1917 and 1949.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century | Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Creator:Haverlin, Carl, 1899-1985
Title:Carl Haverlin papers relating to Carl Sandburg
Date(s):1909-1964
Call No:MSS 0144
Abstract:This collection consists of the Carl Sandburg files kept by BMI president and radio pioneer Carl Haverlin (1899-1985) spanning the years 1909-1964. During Haverlin's years at BMI he developed a[...] close working relationship and friendship with Carl Sandburg.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century
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:Bell, Clive, 1881-1964
Title:Clive Bell letters to Gilbert Seldes
Date(s):1921-1966
Call No:MSS 0099, F0517
Abstract:British art critic and writer Clive Bell (1881-1964) wrote several letters to American theater and pop-culture critic and writer Gilbert Vivian Seldes (1893-1970) between 1921 to 1957, detailing personal matters,[...] mutual friends, travels, and professional events. Also included are autographed notes, written by Seldes and dated 1966, about a meeting between Bell and Seldes and his impressions of Bell.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence | Critics | Authors
Creator:Moore, George 1852-1933
Title:George Moore letters to Lady Leonie Leslie
Date(s):1897-1977
Call No:MSS 0099, F0649
Abstract:Collection of eleven letters from Irish writer George Moore to Lady Leonie Leslie, found in Sir Shane Leslie's copy of the book,GM: Memories of George Moore. Also includes Sir Shane[...] Leslie's review of the book and three letters written to him.
Subjects:Authors, Irish--19th century | Authors, Irish--20th century | Authors
Creator:Colish, Abraham, 1882-1963
Title:The Press of A. Colish Archives
Date(s):1913-1990
Call No:MSS 0358
Abstract:American fine printer and publisher Abraham Colish (1882-1963) immigrated with his family to the United States from Eastern Europe in the late nineteenth century. Colish founded by press in 1907,[...] specializing in advertising typography and bythe late 1920s, it was producing fine printing jobs as well as advertising. The Press of A. Colish Archive consists of five linear feet of material, as well as five oversize boxes. The archive includes correspondence, galley and page proofs, drafts, notes, photographs, negatives, illustrations, advertisements, clippings, broadsides, books, chapbooks, printing journals, typography specimens, financial documents, and ephemera. The collection is divided into six series: I. History and Information, II. Print Jobs from the Press of A. Colish, III. Collaborations, IV. Printing and Publishing Materials, V. Personal Documents, and IV. Photographs.
Creator:Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926
Title:Clement King Shorter papers
Date(s):1894-1973
Call No:MSS 0387
Abstract:English journalist and editor Clement King Shorter was born in London, at Southwark, on July 19, 1857. Shorter began his career in journalism in 1888,[...] writing a weekly column about books for the Star and working as a sub-editor for the Penny Illustrated Paper, later taking a turn as editor for a numbeer of different newspapers, including the Illustrated London News, The Sphere, and The Tatler, among others. In the early 1900s, Shorter's main interest had become collecting manuscripts, books, and ephemera related to his favorite authors. Shorter was a particularly avid collector of material related to the Brontës. Shorter's collection and research eventually developed into several books on the Brontës. Clement Shorter's published writing also included several volumes on Napoleon, two works on George Borrow, a volume of essays and addresses, and a fragment of his autobiography
Creator:O'Brien, Kate, 1897-1974
Title:Kate O'Brien letter to Mary O'Neill
Date(s):1897-1974
Call No:MSS 0099, F0429
Abstract:Letter from Kate O'Brien to Mary O'Neill. Originally laid in a copy of O'Brien's As Music and Splendour.
Subjects:Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence | Authors
Creator:Cohn, Louis Henry
Title:Louis Henry and Marguerite Cohn Hemingway collection
Date(s):1916-1985
Call No:MSS 0100
Abstract:This collection of books, periodicals, correspondence, manuscripts, ephemera and papers relating to Ernest Hemingway was gathered together by Captain Louis Henry Cohn (d. 1953), a bookseller who was Hemingway's first[...] bibliographer.
Creator:Ward, Christopher, 1868-1943
Title:Christopher Ward papers
Date(s):1894-1966
Call No:MSS 0107
Abstract:The Christopher Ward papers record the career of popular early 20th century Delaware author Christopher Ward (1868-1943). The papers comprise manuscript drafts, typescripts, poetry, correspondence, clippings, and scrapbooks, and reflect[...] Ward's career as a professional author during the latter half of his life.
Subjects:American poetry--20th century | American literature--20th century | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 | Delaware--History--18th century
Creator:Messick, Charles P.
Title:Fred Telford-Charles Polk Messick papers
Date(s):1913-1972
Call No:MSS 0108
Abstract:The Fred Telford - Charles Polk Messick papers includes material generated during the careers of the two men and spans the dates 1913-1972. The collection surveys the history of public[...] personnel administration through the personal writings and professional work of Telford and Messick, providing valuable information about the evolution of public personnel administration.
Subjects:Personnel management | Public administration
Creator:Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977
Title:Louis Untermeyer papers
Date(s):1902-1972
Call No:MSS 0111
Abstract:The Louis Untermeyer papers consist of five linear feet of manuscript material abandoned by Untermeyer when he sold his Adirondack home, Stony Water, around 1970. Dating from 1902 through 1972,[...] with the bulk of the papers dating 1912–1935, the collection is composed of correspondence, proofs, lists, scrapbooks, notes, photographs, programs, announcements, lectures, anthologies, poems, reviews, essays, and a bookplate.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence | Editors--United States--20th century | American poetry--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:O’Donnell, Frank J. Hugh
Title:Frank J. Hugh O'Donnell papers
Date(s):1911-1974
Call No:MSS 0136
Abstract:Including letters, essays, poems, and a variety of other materials, the papers provide an overview of the life and work of Irish businessman, politician, and playwright Frank O'Donnell.
Subjects:English drama--Irish authors--20th century | Ireland--Politics and government--20th century | Businessmen | Playwrights | More Subjects
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