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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: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:Wallenstein, Barry
Title:Barry Wallenstein - James T. Farrell collection
Date(s):1929-1975
Call No:MSS 0548
Abstract:The Barry Wallenstein - James T. Farrell collection comprises 0.6 linear feet of articles, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, and notes pertaining to Wallenstein's research on American novelist James T. Farrell and[...] spans the dates between 1929 and 1975.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century | Authors | Scholars | Chicago (Ill.)--Fiction
Creator:Wallenstein, Barry
Title:Barry Wallenstein James T. Farrell collection
Date(s):1929-1974
Call No:MSS 0589
Abstract:This collection includes manuscripts by James Farrell, copies of selected published writings by Farrell, photographs of and published articles about Farrell. Also included are writings on Farrell by Barry Wallenstein,[...] as well as notes taken by Wallenstein on works by Farrell and writings related to him.
Subjects:Authors
Creator:Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999
Title:Paul Bowles correspondence with John Widdicombe
Date(s):1929-1975
Call No:MSS 0604
Abstract:The Paul Bowles correspondence with John Widdicombe comprises 49 letters and postcards reflecting the long-lasting friendship Bowles maintained with Widdicombe, whom Bowles met during his brief time as a student[...] in Virginia. While on his travels, Bowles posted letters from various locations abroad, which ranged in content from news about musical and literary acquaintances, such as Aaron Copland or Gertrude Stein, to sketches of local nationals and their culture.
Subjects:Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence | Composition (music)--History--20th century | Composers | Authors | More Subjects
Creator:Powell, Walter A. (Walter Anderson), 1855-1948
Title:Walter A. Powell letters to William P. Frank
Date(s):1928-1978
Call No:MSS 0098, F0184
Abstract:Delaware historian Walter A. Powell wrote these four letters ranging in dates from 1928 to 1978 to Wilmington News Journal columnist William P. (Bill) Frank in response to Frank's inquiries[...] about articles, pamphlets, or books written by Powell.
Subjects:Journalism--Delaware--History--20th century | Historians | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965
Title:Nancy Cunard and Hugh Ford letters to David Garnett
Date(s):1928-1970
Call No:MSS 0099, F0580
Abstract:Nancy Cunard (1896-1965) daughter of Sir Bache Cunard, of the shipping family, and Lady Emerald Cunard, was brought up in England. In 1920 she moved to Paris and became acquainted[...] with many of the writers and artists living there. Inspired by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, who published her poem Parallax at their Hogarth Press, she learned printing and operated the Hours Press in France from 1928 to 1931, publishing work by Walter Lowenfels, Laura Riding, Robert Graves, Alvaro Guevara, Richard Aldington, and others. The eight letters in this small collection are together as a result of Hugh Ford's 1968 volume Nancy Cunard: Brave Poet, Indomitable Rebel. Two letters are from Ford to David Garnett regarding Nancy Cunard, and six letters from Cunard to Garnett are apparently those which Garnett shared with Ford for the project. Cunard's letters span from the early days of her friendship with Garnett in 1928 until just before her death in 1965, and Ford's letters to Garnett date from 1968 and 1970.
Creator:Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
Title:Padraic Colum papers
Date(s):1927-1970
Call No:MSS 0147
Abstract:The papers of Padraic Colum, Irish poet, playwright, and author, are comprised of book reviews, letters to author and theatrical producer Basil Burwell, and original manuscripts of Colum's work.
Subjects:English literature--Irish authors--20th century--History and critisism | English poetry--Irish authors--20th century--History and critisism | English drama--Irish authors--20th century--History and critisism | Authors | More Subjects
Creator:H. Rubinfine & Son
Title:H. Rubinfine & Son archive
Date(s):1926-1972
Call No:MSS 0407
Abstract:H. Rubinfine & Son was a family-owned and operated poultry business in Atlantic County, New Jersey, that flourished between 1940 and the mid-1960s. The H.[...] Rubinfine & Son archive consists of one linear foot of photographs, cancelled checks, bank statements, check stubs, ledgers, letters, memorandum, letterhead, deeds, newspaper clippings, financial papers, and an order book-business, financial, and visual materials that provide a quick history of the company. The archive is small, but a valuable source of information about an important regional industry that thrived from the 1930s through the 1950s in New Jersey. The bulk of this small collection is financial documents about the company, which includes two deeds, an order book, tax returns, three ledger books, three groups of loose ledger papers, a balance sheet, check stubs, and cancelled checks.
Creator:Barry, Gerald Reid, Sir, 1898-
Title:Sir Gerald Barry correspondence
Date(s):1925-1968
Call No:MSS 0302
Abstract:British journalist and administrator Sir Gerald Reid Barry was born November 20, 1898, in Surbiton, County Surrey. Following World War I, Barry became a journalist, writing lead articles for the[...] Daily Express until 1921, when he began working for the Saturday Review. By 1925, Barry had become the editor of the Saturday Review, contributing a popular column which focused on his interests in politics, literature, and the arts. The Sir Gerald Barry correspondence spans the dates 1925-1968 and consists of one linear foot of material, chiefly letters; but also including a few lists, pamphlets, speeches, reviews, one galley proof, and a photograph. The letters are written by a wide variety of Sir Gerald Barry's friends and professional contacts. Since the letters span most of Sir Barry's career, they reflect not only his work at the Saturday Review and editorship of the Week-End Review, but also his chairmanship of International Literary Management, his direction of Granada Television's plans for educational broadcasting, and his administration of the Festival of Britain.
Creator:Johns, Richard, 1904-1970
Title:Pagany archive
Date(s):1925-1970
Call No:MSS 0110
Abstract:The archive of the little magazine Pagany: a native quarterly consists of 5.5 linear feet of material, which spans the dates 1925–1970, with the bulk of the material dating from[...] 1929 to 1933. The collection includes founder and editor Richard Johns's personal papers and all known surviving material related to the publication of Pagany (some letters and manuscript were destroyed in a 1932 fire or stolen from Johns's car the same year).
Subjects:American literature--20th century--Periodicals
Creator:Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967
Title:Waldo Frank papers
Date(s):1922-1965
Call No:MSS 0375
Abstract:A novelist, social historian, and political activist, Waldo Frank was born on August 25, 1889 to an upper-middle class, Jewish family in Long Branch, New[...] Jersey. A prolific writer, Frank penned fourteen novels, eighteen volumes of social history, and well over one hundred articles on literary and political subjects. During a brief abandonment of novel writing, Frank wrote a number of articles for publication, in addition plays, before returning again to novels. The papers of American author Waldo Frank comprise .6 linear feet (78 items) of letters, essays, lectures, poems, photographs and ephemera. Most of the items are related to his career as a social historian and political activist. Perhaps most interesting in this collection are Waldo Frank's writings, which include a series of lectures Frank delivered in Latin America in 1942, which garnerned him both praise and criticism.
Creator:Goudy, Frederic W. (Frederic William), 1865-1947
Title:Frederic W. Goudy collection
Date(s):1922-1969
Call No:MSS 0209
Abstract:Frederic W. Goudy, world renowned type designer, was born March 8, 1865 in Bloomington, Illinois. The collection consists of material relating to the life and work of Frederic W. Goudy.[...] Included are over 150 printed pamphlets, broadsides, books and printed ephemera by various private presses. These items were printed as tributes to Frederic Goudy on his various birthdays, on anniversaries of The Village Press, and other occasions. Other material in this collection includes tributes to Bertha Goudy, portraits of Frederic Goudy, examples of types designed by Goudy, booklets and articles written by Goudy, material about Goudy and his work, a small amount of correspondence, and samples of his stationery.
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: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: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: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:Layton, L. Lee, Jr., 1899-1985
Title:L. Lee Layton, Jr. papers
Date(s):1928-1984
Call No:MSS 0534
Abstract:The L. Lee Layton, Jr., papers include personal and business papers of this well known Sussex countian and Dover-area businessman. Files relate to his business Layton & Company, and landholdings[...] in Layton Farms and Cypress Farms. Mr. Layton maintained topical files on various political and social issues, as well as correspondence and publications related to his opinions. Additional papers belong to Mr. Layton's wife, Marianne Layton.
Subjects:Sussex County (Del.)--History--20th century | Delaware--Politics and government--1951-
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: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).
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