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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:Dodd, Mead & Company
Title:Dodd, Mead & Company archive
Date(s):1896-1974
Call No:MSS 0250
Abstract:The publisher, Dodd, Mead and Company, was begun in New York City in 1839 as the firm, Taylor and Dodd. In 1876, Bleecker Van Wagenen became a partner and the[...] name was changed to its final form, Dodd, Mead and Company. The Dodd, Mead and Company Archive consists of two linear feet of material. The archive is comprised of correspondence, contracts, photographs, wills, probate documents, biographies, drafts, notes, copyright documents, poems, printed programs, ephemera, and clippings. This selection of the company files details the business arrangements between the publisher and various Black American authors. Authors included in this collection are Arna Wendell Bontemps, Benjamin Brawley, Orde Coombs, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Alan Lomax, and Raoul Abdul. The University of Delaware Library holds only a small portion of the Dodd Mead Archives. The University of Delaware Library does not have any information regarding disposition of the remainder of the archive.
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: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: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:Townsend, George Alfred, 1841-1914
Title:George Alfred Townsend collection
Date(s):1865-1975
Call No:MSS 0296
Abstract:Journalist and novelist George Alfred Townsend was born in Georgetown, Delaware, on January 30, 1841. His reports of Lincoln's assassination and General Sheridan's victory at the Battle of Five Forks,[...] Virginia, brought him considerable recognition. During the 1860s and 1870s his columns, articles, and letters appeared in newspapers throughout the United States. The George Alfred Townsend papers consist of five bound volumes of manuscripts, letters, and published works written by George Alfred Townsend. The papers span the dates 1865 to 1975 (bulk dates 1865-1898) and include handwritten, typescript, and printed material.
Creator:Black family
Title:Black family papers
Date(s):1889-1982
Call No:MSS 0249
Abstract:The Black Family Papers contain 174 items, including letters, greeting cards, postcards, telegrams, pamphlets, programs, photographs, and diaries pertaining to Helen Black Stewart, Lynam Stewart and other members of the[...] Black Family. The papers span the dates 1889-1982, with the bulk of the material dating from 1917-1919 when Willard Black, Helen Black's brother, served in World War I.
Subjects:World War, 1914-1918 | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:New Century Club of Newark, Delaware
Title:New Century Club of Newark, Delaware, records
Date(s):1893-2011
Call No:MSS 0260
Abstract:The New Century Club of Newark, Delaware, records document the history, organization, and activities of this women's club, which began in 1893 as a reading club, but quickly developed into[...] an organization dedicated to promoting civic responsibility and social service in the Newark community.
Subjects:Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--19th century | Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--20th century | Women in community organization--Delaware--History--19th century | Women in community organization--Delaware--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Archives of Georgetown, Delaware, businesses
Date(s):1893-1991
Call No:MSS 0480
Abstract:The Archives of Georgetown, Delaware, businesses is the gift of Milt Chaski, Jr., who acquired the material in one "odd lot" at an auction sale. The collection consists primarily of[...] materials related to three prominent businesses that were active in Georgetown, Delaware, at the turn of and into the mid-twentieth century: J.W. Blizzard, Layton & Layton, and the Georgetown Gas Company.
Subjects:Merchants--United States--History--19th century | Merchants--United States--History--20th century | Marketing--United States--History--19th century | Marketing--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Rothenstein, William, 1872-1945
Title:Sir William Rothenstein and Sir John Rothenstein collection
Date(s):1894-1983
Call No:MSS 0502
Abstract:The University of Delaware Library’s collection of books from the family library of the British artist Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945) and his son, the art historian Sir John Rothenstein (1901-1992),[...] numbers over six hundred volumes. The collection documents the important careers of the Rothensteins.
Subjects:Art galleries, Commercial
Creator:Milford New Century Club
Title:Milford New Century Club records
Date(s):1900-2005
Call No:MSS 0542
Abstract:The Milford New Century Club records document the history of the club from its founding in 1898 and demonstrate the intellectual, social, and civic commitment of club members.
Subjects:Women--Societies and clubs--Delaware--History--20th century | Milford (Del.)
Creator:Stock, Irvin, 1920-
Title:Irvin Stock papers
Date(s):1882-2004
Call No:MSS 0545
Abstract:The Irvin Stock papers, spanning the dates 1882 to 2004, comprise 4.3 linear feet of manuscripts, books, letters, newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, and teaching materials documenting the life and[...] work of the American literary scholar Irvin Stock.
Subjects:American literature--20th century--History and criticism | American literature--20th century--Study and teaching | Scholars--Correspondence | Authors--Correspondence | More Subjects
Creator:Blank, Frederic A., 1890-1992
Title:Frederic A. Blank papers
Date(s):1866-1991
Call No:MSS 0572
Abstract:The papers of centenarian, World War I veteran, and retired wall covering entrepreneur Frederic Blank, spanning close to 150 years, illustrate the varied life of a twentieth-century businessman and provide[...] important sample books of iconic mid-twentieth-century American wall coverings.
Subjects:Wall coverings--United States--History--20th century | Military training camps--Kentucky--Louisville--History--20th century | World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American. | Businesspeople | More Subjects
Creator:Perry, Warner
Title:Warner Perry papers
Date(s):1900-1997
Call No:MSS 0613
Abstract:The Warner Perry papers include personal records related to Perry’s life and many hobbies. The major subjects of the collection are Perry’s magic documents, his personal papers, financial information, written[...] works, invention designs, and family photographs.
Subjects:Magic--United States--History--20th century | Magicians--United States--History--20th century | Magic tricks--History--20th century | Inventors--United States--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:World fairs and expositions collection
Date(s):1851-1967
Call No:MSS 0630
Abstract:This artificial collection comprises a variety of types of material documenting world fairs and expositions, spanning the dates between 1851 and 1967, with the bulk of the collection dating from[...] the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. Material consists of printed matter and ephemera, including newspapers, programs, invitations, maps, brochures, viewbooks, advertisements, stationery, contracts, bonds, trade cards, and a scrapbook; photographs and prints; and realia souvenirs.
Subjects:Exhibitions--United States--History--19th century | Exhibitions--United States--History--20th century | Exhibitions--England--London--History--19th century | London (England)--History--19th century | More Subjects
Creator:Conard-Pyle Co.
Title:Conard-Pyle Company records
Date(s):1891-2000
Call No:MSS 0634
Abstract:The Conard-Pyle Company of West Grove, Pennsylvania, was a large horticultural enterprise that specialized in the cultivation and hybridization of roses, best known for its famed Star Roses. The[...] papers chronicle Conard-Pyle's evolution from a small-scale retail business to an influential wholesaler, as well as the financial, legal, and marketing concerns of a major nursery company.
Subjects:Gardening--History--19th century | Gardening--History--20th century | Horticulture--History--19th century | Horticulture--History--20th century | More Subjects
Creator:Garland, Bruce
Title:Bruce Garland collection of Thomas Wise material
Date(s):1897-2007
Call No:MSS 0646
Abstract:The Bruce Garland collection of Thomas Wise material comprises approximately 1.6 linear feet of material pertaining to English bibliographer, book collector, and forger Thomas J. Wise (1859-1937). Much of the[...] collection's material was compiled by English bibliographer and book collector John Carter (1905-1975), who co-authored with Graham Pollard (1903-1976) An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets (1934), which effectively outed Wise as a forger. The collection contains correspondence, including original correspondence of Wise's, manuscripts, page proofs, galley proofs, auction catalogs, clippings, scrapbooks, periodicals and articles, and ephemera.
Subjects:Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--19th century | Literary forgeries and mystifications--History--20th century | Bibliographers | Collectors | More Subjects
Creator:Owens family
Title:Frank E. and Anna Hayes Owens family papers
Date(s):1900-2011
Call No:MSS 0680
Abstract:The Frank E. and Anna Hayes Owens family papers comprises 14.3 linear feet of materials, spanning the dates between 1900 and 2011, and includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, travel brochures, reel-to-reel[...] tapes, magazines, fanzines, and other materials documenting intergenerational American family life in Delaware.
Subjects:Civil rights--Delaware--History--20th century | School integration--Delaware--History--20th century | Radio programs--United States--History--20th century | Jazz audiences--United States | More Subjects
Creator:Hoskins, Katherine
Title:Katherine Hoskins papers
Date(s):1888-1988
Call No:MSS 0200
Abstract:The American poet Katherine de Montalant Hoskins was born on May 25, 1909, in Indian Head, Maryland and was the author of four poetry collections and was a frequent contributor[...] to numerous periodicals, including The Nation, New Republic, Poetry, the Sewanee Review, and New Yorker Magazine. The Katherine Hoskins papers consist of manuscript and proof material relating to Hoskins' poetry, prose, and dramatic works, totaling approximately 700 items. The bulk of the literary papers date from the 1950s and the 1960s. Included is material toward two of her poetry collections, Out in the Open (1959) and Excursions (1967), and a draft of her unpublished novel, A Very Gallant Action.
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