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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: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: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: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:Kaufman, Marie Jucht
Title:Marie Jucht Kaufman papers
Date(s):1938-2013
Call No:MSS 0734
Abstract:Marie Jucht Kaufman (1930-1994) documented her survival of the Holocaust through letters written to her son, American writer and artist Alan Kaufman, between 1993 and 1994. The collection also includes[...] photographs of the Jucht family during and after World War II, as well as photocopies of Marie Kaufman's naturalization documents from France, Venezuela, and the United States.
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Subjects:Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--France | World War, 1939-1945 | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives | World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Italy
Creator:Jones-Minsinger, Elizabeth
Title:Jones-Minsinger gelatin and convenience food ephemera collection
Date(s):1910-1990
Call No:MSS 0788
Abstract:The Jones-Minsinger Gelatin and convenience food ephemera collection contains recipe booklets and advertisements promoting Jell-O and Royal-brand gelatin as well as other convenience foods dating from the 1910s to the[...] 1980s.
Subjects:Cooking, American--History--20th century | Advertising--United States--History--20th century | Food--Social aspects--20th century | Home Economics--United States--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
Title:Ernest Hemingway collection
Date(s):1938-2014
Call No:MSS 0269
Abstract:Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American journalist, novelist, and short story writer. By the late 1930s, his reputation was well established by the success of his novels The Sun[...] Also Rises (1926) and A Farewell to Arms (1929), and his non-fiction works Death in the Afternoon (1932) and Green Hills of Africa (1935). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. The Ernest Hemingway Collection consists of selected periodicals containing contributions by Ernest Hemingway or mention of Hemingway or his work, in addition to lobby cards, film posters, and other theatrical and film ephemera relating to the stage or screen versions of Hemingway's work. Other miscellaneous or ephemeral materials relating to Hemingway are also included. Periodic additions to the collection are planned.
Creator:Gallager, Jr., Hugh F.
Title:The Hugh F. Gallagher, Jr., family papers
Date(s):1933-1991
Call No:MSS 0275
Abstract:Hugh F. Gallagher, Jr., born in 1916, was one of the first developers of suburban Newark, Delaware, and a respected realtor. The Gallagher Family papers document the lives of a[...] 20th century family from Newark, Delaware, including Alice Pepper Gallagher, Susan Gallagher Astarita, and Patricia Gallagher, in addition to Hugh, and contain a wide variety of papers, clippings, and printed material related to the history and development of Newark, civic activities, and University of Delaware alumni activities. The papers provide excellent resources to those interested in Newark's history and development as well as the rise of suburbia in general.
Creator:Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001
Title:Elizabeth Jennings letters and poetry manuscripts
Date(s):1926-2001
Call No:MSS 0282
Abstract:The British poet Elizabeth Jennings, born on July 18, 1926, in Boston, Lincolnshire, has published more than 20 books of poetry since the 1950s. She constructed short, meditative lyrics that[...] are known for their simplicity, control, and range of feeling. This small collection of undated writing by Elizabeth Jennings consists of two autograph letters to Mr. C. S. A. Huggett; one autograph letter to her friend, Veronica [Wedgwood]; and eight autograph poems.
Creator:Nichols, Beverley, 1898-1983
Title:Beverley Nichols papers
Date(s):1911-1991
Call No:MSS 0620
Abstract:The Beverley Nichols papers document the personal and professional activities of prolific twentieth-century English novelist, playwright, journalist, composer, and political activist Beverley Nichols. The collection comprises correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, manuscripts,[...] musical compositions, and photographs primarily dating between 1911 and 1991.
Subjects:Authors, English--20th century | Authors, English--20th century--Archives | Cats--Anecdotes. | Gardens--England--History--Pictorial works. | More Subjects
Creator:Browning, Armistead W., Jr., 1938-1987
Title:Armistead W. Browning, Jr. papers
Date(s):1923-1990
Call No:MSS 0635
Abstract:Born in 1938, Armistead Willis Browning, Jr., was a landscape architect, environmentalist and teacher who dedicated his life to environmental preservation and education. The papers chronicle Browning's experience at three[...] architectural firms, two main centers of education, and with numerous independent projects, symposia, and workshops.
Subjects:Conservation of natural resources | Education | Environmental education | Environmental protection | More Subjects
Creator:Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922-
Title:Robert A. Wilson - Marianne Moore collection
Date(s):1925-1997
Call No:MSS 0641
Abstract:The Robert A. Wilson - Marianne Moore collection comprises 1 linear foot of material spanning the dates between 1925 and 1997 and includes correspondence to and from American poet Marianne[...] Moore, the majority of which was written to Phoenix Book Shop proprietor Robert A. Wilson; works by and about Moore; newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, broadsheets, and invitations documenting aspects of Moore’s career and public appearances; audio recordings; and realia.
Subjects:Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence | Poets | Collectors | Booksellers
Creator:Bissinger, Karl
Title:Karl Bissinger papers
Date(s):1935-2008
Call No:MSS 0682
Abstract:The papers of American photojournalist, restaurateur, and peace activist Karl Bissinger (1914-2008) encompass nearly seventy years of professional activity. This collection not only provides abundant documentation of Bissinger's careers in[...] photography and social activism, but also offers rich visual resources for the history of photography in post-World War II America.
Subjects:Photography--United States--History--20th century | Peace movements--United States--History--20th century | Portraits--20th century | Travel photography--History--20th century | More Subjects
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: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:Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977
Title:Louis Untermeyer correspondence with John D. Weaver
Date(s):1938-1995
Call No:MSS 0441
Abstract:ouis Untermeyer (1885–1977) was an American author, anthologist, and editor. Over the course of his long career, Untermeyer published over a hundred books of prose[...] and poetry. He is particularly noted for his influential poetry anthologies which early promoted the work of poets like Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound. The Louis Untermeyer - John D. Weaver Collection spans the years 1938 (the year of the initial meeting of Untermeyer and Weaver) through 1995. The bulk of the collection is concentrated in the period 1939 through 1977, the year of Untermeyer’s death. The collection consists largely of letters, together with clippings, manuscripts and letters with other correspondents exchanged by Untermeyer and Weaver. Taken together, the material thoroughly documents the forty years friendship between the two writers.
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:Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
Title:Tennessee Williams collection
Date(s):1939-2013
Call No:MSS 0112
Abstract:The Tennessee Williams collection, spanning the dates 1939-2013, consists of an extensive collection of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, printed material, and ephemera related to American playwright Tennessee Williams.
Subjects:Dramatists, American--20th century | Authors, American--20th century | Short stories, American--20th century | Film adaptations | More Subjects
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