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Creator:Herlihy III, Thomas
Title:Pearl Herlihy Daniels map collection papers
Date(s):1938-1993
Call No:MSS 0400
Abstract:Pearl Herlihy Daniels (1910-1994) was born Pearl Glenn in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1949, she was appointed to a committee to modernize Wilmington’s city charter and[...] in the 1950s, she chaired Delaware’s State Labor Commission, which later became the State Labor Department. In the latter post, she fought to improve the working conditions of migrant laborers. Daniels was also an activist at the state level for stronger narcotics laws. On the national front, she was mainly involved in issues related to children. She was later appointed to national commissions by Preisdents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson. Besides her many political interests, Pearl Herlihy Daniels was also an avid collector of maps of Delaware and the surrounding region. The Pearl Herlihy Daniel map collection papers contain her correspondence with map dealers, other map collectors, and scholars as well as the catalogs she created to organize her collection. They also document Daniels’s research interests. Daniels lectured on both the early cartography of the Delaware region and on map collecting as a hobby. Her papers include her research notes, clippings from newspapers and magazines, manuscripts of her presentations and writings, and slides and copy photographs that she used in her talks and for publication.
Creator:Hoyt, Nancy
Title:Nancy Hoyt Paul Bowles collection
Date(s):1943-1994
Call No:MSS 0486
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. The San Francisco bibliophile and collector Nancy Hoyt built a comprehensive collection of the works of Jane and Paul Bowles, including variant and later editions of most titles, anthology and periodical appearances, translations, printed music, and audio recordings. The Nancy Hoyt Paul Bowles Collection contains .6 linear feet of correspondence, periodicals, journals, printed works, phonographs, news clippings, and ephemera. The archive comprises the miscellaney of Hoyt’s extensive Bowles collection and represents a cross section of Bowles’s activities as a writer, contributor, and editor for periodicals and literary journals, primarily during the 1950s-1970s.
Creator:Snodgrass, W. D. (William De Witt), 1926-2009
Title:W. D. Snodgrass papers; The Fuehrer Bunker research library
Date(s):1939-1990
Call No:MSS 0274
Abstract:Annotated books used by Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet W. D. Snodgrass for his 1977 The Fuehrer Bunker: A Cycle of Poems in Progress and his 1995 The Fuehrer Bunker: the[...] Complete Cycle.
Creator:Symons, Julian, 1912-1994
Title:Julian Symons papers
Date(s):1944-1994
Call No:MSS 0204
Abstract:British poet, novelist, historian, and critic Julian Symons was born on May 30, 1912, in London, England. The Julian Symons papers consist of more than 400 manuscripts written by Julian[...] Symons and over 200 letters addressed to Symons (3 linear feet). Most of the collection relates to his work in the field of crime literature. Many of the manuscripts are autograph drafts of book reviews; however, also present are reviews of movies, television and radio programs, and theater productions; short stories; essays; poetry; material toward books and lectures; and correspondence. In addition to autograph drafts, the collection includes galley proofs, flyers, magazines, clippings, books, letters, and typescript drafts.
Creator:Nelson, David M., 1920-1991
Title:David M. Nelson papers
Date(s):1936-1991
Call No:MSS 0328
Abstract:Renowned football rules authority and former University of Delaware coach and administrator, David Moir Nelson was born April 29, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan. During Nelson's forty years at the University[...] of Delaware, the athletic program was strengthened and expanded (particularly the women's athletic program) and a 75-acre intercollegiate athletics complex was created. Above all else, Nelson was a nationally recognized expert on intercollegiate football rules, serving on the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Rules Committee for 35 years and as the committee's Secretary-Editor from 1962 until his death in 1991. His term as Secretary-Editor was the longest tenure in Rules Committee history. The David M. Nelson papers extend over 42 linear feet of material and are composed of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, minutes, manuals, programs, magazines, books, media guides, annual reports, articles, dockets, posters, pamphlets, a diary, motion pictures, video cassettes, drafts (preliminary versions), speeches, surveys, diagrams, certificates, interviews, bulletins, notes, newsletters, proceedings, resumes, and a logbook. These papers document Nelson's high school and collegiate experience, his service in the U.S. Naval Air Corps during World War II, his coaching and administrative career, and his extensive service to the National Collegiate Athletic Association and related organizations.
Creator:Field, Edward, 1924-
Title:Edward Field Alfred Chester archives
Date(s):1950-1994
Call No:MSS 0340
Abstract:American author Alfred Chester was born in Brooklyn on September 7, 1928. Chester won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1957, and his short stories were chosen for inclusion in Prize Stories[...] 1956: The O. Henry Awards and The Best American Short Stories of 1957. American poet and editor Edward Field was born in Brooklyn on June 7, 1924. Besides becoming an accomplished poet, Field has also edited anthologies of poetry and produced the narration for the documentary film To Be Alive, which won an Academy Award in 1965. Another of his literary endeavors has been to champion his friend Alfred Chester's works for reprint and to revive Chester's literary reputation. The Edward Field Alfred Chester Archives consists of four linear feet of correspondence, printed material, photos, paintings, and realia related to American author Alfred Chester collected by Field. The collection is divided into four series: correspondence, biographical material, works by Chester, and literary revival by Edward Field.
Creator:Field, Edward, 1924-
Title:Edward Field papers
Date(s):1943-1994
Call No:MSS 0363
Abstract:American poet and editor Edward Field was born in Brooklyn on June 7, 1924. Besides becoming an accomplished poet, Field has also edited anthologies of poetry and produced the narration[...] for the documentary film To Be Alive, which won an Academy Award in 1965. The Edward Field Papers consist of twenty-one linear feet of Field's personal and literary papers which document his life and writing career from 1943-1994. The papers contain correspondence, photographs and negatives, poems, prose, book reviews, clippings, posters, programs, financial papers, address books, calendars, interviews, books, magazines and journals, flyers, plays, and ephemera. Although the majority of the collection records Field's work as a poet, his papers document all aspects of Field's writing, including his work as an editor, essayist, translator, narrator, collaborator on popular novels, and as a journal keeper.
Creator:Anderson, John, 1915-1997
Title:John Anderson papers
Date(s):1948-1994
Call No:MSS 0312
Abstract:The John Anderson papers contains materials relating to twentieth century American book designer, typographer and printer John Anderson.
Subjects:Printing--United States--History--20th century | Engraving | Book design--United States--History--20th century | Printers (people)
Creator:League of Women Voters of Greater Newark, Delaware
Title:Archive of the League of Women Voters of Greater Newark, Delaware
Date(s):1949-1998
Call No:MSS 0448
Abstract:The League of Women Voters of Greater Newark (LWVGN) was established in Newark, Delaware, in 1952 as the local branch of the national, non-partisan women's organization which promotes citizen education[...] and encourages participation in government. This archive, spanning the dates 1949-1998, highlights local and national issues, as well as providing information about the organization itself.
Subjects:Women--Suffrage--United States--20th century | Delaware--Politics and government--1775-1865 | Political campaigns--United States--History--20th century | Political participation | More Subjects
Creator:Peter Owen (Firm)
Title:Peter Owen publishing records
Date(s):1951-1995
Call No:MSS 0571
Abstract:Peter Owen publishing records is the publisher’s archive (1950s-1995) of an independent British firm renowned for its international list of major authors and avant garde works. The bulk of the[...] collection consists of the production files of selected works, primarily from the 1980s and 1990s, including edited typescripts, proofs, and other materials documenting the process of turning an author’s manuscript into a finished book.
Subjects:Publishers and publishing--Great Britain--History--20th century | Publishers | Editors (assembling, revising) | Translators
Creator:Harris, Mark, 1922-2007
Title:Mark Harris letters to Martha Harris
Date(s):1951-2005
Call No:MSS 0605
Abstract:The Mark Harris letters to Martha Harris is a collection of letters, printed emails, faxes, and photographs that were shared over a period of fifty years between author Mark Harris[...] and his sister Martha Harris. The letters contain updates on family news, advice to Martha on education, publishing and writing, reflections on Mark's career as writer and professor, and his shared diary entries through which the two siblings attempt to reconstruct childhood memories.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century | Authors
Creator:Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992
Title:Kay Boyle letters to Helga Einsele
Date(s):1951-1992
Call No:MSS 0655
Abstract:Award-winning American author, educator, and political activist Kay Boyle (1902-1992) was a prominent member of the American expatriate modernist circle of the 1920s and 1930s. Boyle's later years are characterized[...] by her extensive political activism. The Kay Boyle letters to Helga Einsele document Boyle's decades-long friendship with criminologist and prison reformer Helga Einsele (1910-2005). The collection comprises letters from Boyle and their enclosures, drafts of Einsele's replies, photographs of Boyle, as well as clippings of articles honoring Boyle at the end of her life and after her death.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Human rights workers--Correspondence | Pacifists--Correspondence | Criminologists--Correspondence | More Subjects
Creator:Holzapfel, Rudi, 1938-
Title:Rudi Holzapfel papers
Date(s):1953-1990
Call No:MSS 0245
Abstract:The Irish poet Rudolph Patrick Holzapfel was born in Paris, France, on December 11, 1938. Holzapfel has published with the Irish authors Brendan Kennelly, Oliver Snoddy, and John Farrell, and[...] his work has been anthologized in the Penguin Book of Irish Verse and Modern Irish Poets. The Rudi Holzapfel papers consist of approximately 40 poetry and prose manuscripts, most of which contain numerous autograph corrections and additions. Also included are approximately 30 miscellaneous personal items, including promotional material relating to his 1985-86 tour of the United States, material relating to his position as an English teacher in Germany, drafts of letters, photographs, and a personal notebook.
Creator:Woolf, Douglas, 1922-
Title:Douglas Woolf papers
Date(s):1922-1997
Call No:MSS 0429
Abstract:Novelist and short story writer Douglas Woolf was born on March 23, 1922 in New York City. Woolf’s stories began to appear in print during[...] the 1940s in such journals as Story, Prairie Schooner, The Span, and Western Review. He went on to publish a number of short stories and novels in addition to running Wolf Run Books, a combination publishing and book-selling firm. The Douglas Woolf papers comprises 21 linear feet of autograph and typescript drafts of Woolf’s novels, short stories, and poems; as well as the author’s personal papers, correspondence files, files related to Wolf Run Books, and printed material. The final segment of the collection is a group of papers related to Woolf’s second wife and literary executor, Sandra Braman. The papers document Douglas Woolf’s dedication to his writing and the sacrifices that that vocation entailed, both for himself and his family. The contents of the collection also clearly develop a picture of Woolf’s lifestyle. Woolf’s varied employment, his need for solitude, his isolation from established professional enterprises, his challenges with the publishing world, and his personality are all variously chronicled in these papers.
Creator:Bounds, Roland E.
Title:Roland Bounds science fiction periodical collection
Date(s):1926-2001
Call No:MSS 0504
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. He pursued graduate[...] studies in mineralogy and applied geology at the University of Delaware and Oklahoma State University. Bounds was equally known as a collector of science fiction, an interest he developed at age thirteen when he “discovered the large amount of material being published but not available in either the local county or school libraries.” Bounds concentrated on collecting vintage (pre-1965) paperbacks and pulp magazines (pre-1953). The Roland Bounds Science Fiction Periodicals Collection contains several hundred issues of science fiction and fantasy magazines dating from the 1920s to the 1990s, though Bounds made a special effort to collect vintage (pre-1953) issues. The 144 titles represented in this collection were published in America, with a few British and German exceptions (Perry Rhodan).
Creator:Delaware State Beekeepers Association
Title:Delaware State Beekeepers records
Date(s):1937-2007
Call No:MSS 0577
Abstract:Material related to the Delaware State Beekeepers Association including reports of its annual meetings, a complete run of the organization’s newsletter "The Newsy Bee" (1974-2007), plus related photocopied books, articles,[...] correspondence, programs, and pamphlets.
Subjects:Bee culture--United States--History--20th century | Beekeepers
Creator:Archaeological Society of Delaware
Title:Archaeological Society of Delaware records
Date(s):1933-2011
Call No:MSS 0578
Abstract:This collection contains the administrative and organizational records for the incorporated educational group, the Archaeological Society of Delaware. The materials span the length of the organization's existence from 1933 to[...] the present.
Subjects:Archaeology--Delaware--History--20th century | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Eastern States Archeological Federation (U.S.)
Title:Eastern States Archeological Federation records
Date(s):1936-2006
Call No:MSS 0579
Abstract:The records of the Eastern State Archeological Federation (ESAF), spanning over seventy years beginning in 1933, contains correspondence, minutes, programs, audiocassette recordings, publications, financial records, and other items that document[...] the work of the organization, which was created in 1933 as an umbrella organization to promote the field of archaeology through member societies in Eastern North America.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:The Emily Holmes Coleman supplements
Date(s):1927-2003
Call No:MSS 0105
Abstract:American poet and novelist Emily Holmes Coleman was born January 22, 1899, in Oakland, California. While leaving in Paris, Coleman contributed articles, stories, and poems [...] to transition and became acquainted with others who wrote for the magazine. Though Emily Coleman's papers reveal her to be a prolific writer, her only published works were her contributions to little magazines, such as transition and New Review, and her autobiographical novel, The Shutter of Snow (1930). Many of her writings reflect personal life experiences. The Emily Holmes Coleman supplements are two substantial additions, added in 2004 and 2007, to the Emily Holmes Coleman papers. The contents include correspondence, poetry, diaries, photographs, and artwork by Holmes, and two small series of materials and artwork by others.
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.
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