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Creator:Mizener, Arthur
Title:Arthur Mizener papers
Date(s):1940-1977
Call No:MSS 0172
Abstract:American educator, author, and critic Arthur Mizener was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, on 3 September 1907 to Mason Price and Mabel Moore Mizener. The Arthur Mizener papers consist of the[...] American educator, author, and critic's draft of the first F. Scott Fitzgerald biography, The Far Side of Paradise, and correspondence with Edmund Wilson, Delmore Schwartz, and various publishers and others involved in Mizener's research and publishing activities.
Creator:Creator unknown
Title:Letters from calligraphers to Sidney Feinberg and George Grady
Date(s):1938-1976
Call No:MSS 0338
Abstract:While stationed in England during World War II, American book designer and calligrapher Sidney Feinberg began his interest in calligraphy. Several of the letters in this collection are responses from[...] noted American or British calligraphers to Feinberg's inquiries about their work and how he might develop his calligraphic skills. George Grady founded the George Grady Press, a New York City firm which was noted for private and fine printing. This collection of letters written to Sidney Feinberg or George Grady was originally assembled in a notebook labeled "Calligraphic Letters." The fifty-nine letters and cards, spanning the dates 1938 to 1972, are fine examples of the handwriting employed by various noted calligraphers, printers, and graphic artists. Among the correspondence to Feinberg are original Christmas cards created, and in some cases printed, by the sender. Christmas greetings from calligraphers Lili Cassel-Wronker, Tony La Russa, James and Ruth McCrea, Oscar Ogg, and George Salter demonstrate their designs and calligraphy.The content of letters written to printer George Grady cover several topics, including book orders to J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. and Rampant Lion Press; Grady's effort to purchase stained glass windows with book arts themes; publications by the Society of Printers; and Paul Standard's suggestion to reprint Graily Hewitt's Handwriting.
Creator:Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001
Title:Elizabeth Jennings papers
Date(s):1940-1977
Call No:MSS 0186
Abstract:The Elizabeth Jennings papers document the work of British poet Elizabeth Jennings (1926-2001). Associated with The Movement, Jennings was a prolific writer. The collection contains letters, notebooks, miscellaneous prose, and[...] juvenilia.
Subjects:English poetry--20th century | English fiction--20th century | Autobiography--Women authors
Creator:Williams, John J. (John James), 1904-1988
Title:Senator John J. Williams papers
Date(s):1946-1988
Call No:MSS 0127
Abstract:The papers of Senator John J. Williams span the dates 1946-1988, with the bulk of the collection representing the years of his career in the U.S. Senate, 1947-1970.
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Subjects:Senators | Delaware--Politics and government--1865-1950 | Delaware--Politics and government--1951-
Creator:Hoyt, Nancy
Title:Nancy Hoyt Paul Bowles collection
Date(s):1943-1994
Call No:MSS 0486
Abstract:The Nancy Hoyt Paul Bowles collection consists of various written material by or about Paul Bowles.
Subjects:Literature--20th century | Literature--Translations--20th century | Authors, American--20th century
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:Newark Publishing Co. (Newark, Del.)
Title:Newark Publishing Co. records
Date(s):1936-1981
Call No:MSS 0879
Abstract:Newark Publishing Co. was a Newark, Delaware, printing business established in the mid-20th century and was owned and operated by William H. Durham from circa 1967 to 1981. Newark Publishing[...] Co. records comprises over 3000 job printing files created by the press for largely Newark, Delaware-based businesses between 1963 and 1981. The collection also includes administrative and financial records of the company and its precursor, the Newark Post weekly newspaper, from 1936-1981.
Subjects:Printing | Printing--History | Printing--United States--History--20th century | Advertising--History--20th century | 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:Everson, William, 1912-1994
Title:William Everson collection
Date(s):1937-1983
Call No:MSS 0193
Abstract:A collection of handwritten and typed manuscripts by poet William Everson. The collection includes a draft of the preface of Birth of a Poet and the description of a course[...] by that title. Also included are an untitled poem written in 1937 by Everson, a draft of the foreword to his Veritable Years, a foreword to a collection of poetry written by Naomi Clark, and an autobiographical article entitled: "Insight & Image."
Creator:Farano, Michel
Title:Michel Farano papers
Date(s):1933-1980
Call No:MSS 0199
Abstract:The papers of Michel Farano, a twentieth century American poet and critic, consist of incoming letters and cards from a variety of friends and literary figures, photographs and a variety[...] of printed materials. Correspondents include Horace Gregory, Jean and Louis Untermeyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and William Carlos Williams. The only substantial correspondence is from Jean Starr Untermeyer and William Carlos Williams, with the rest of the correspondence consisting of greeting cards.
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:French, Bill
Title:University Place book shop papers
Date(s):1934-1985
Call No:MSS 0207
Abstract:A collection of correspondence and several manuscripts gathered by Bill French, who was proprietor of University Place Book Shop (New York), over 25 years. This shop was a source[...] of material written by Afro-American, African, and Caribbean authors. The correspondence includes many of these authors. Also included in this collection is the correspondence of Walter Lowenfels with various black writers as he compiled a number of anthologies, which were among the first to give voice to the writers of the Third World.
Creator:Friar, Kimon
Title:Collection of John Malcolm Brinnin-Kimon Friar correspondence and Brinnin Literary manuscripts
Date(s):1933-1988
Call No:MSS 0257
Abstract:Poet and biographer John Malcolm Brinnin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 13, 1916. Brinnin was the first person to bring Welsh poet Dylan Thomas to the United[...] States and was responsible for all of Dylan Thomas's reading tours in this country. Born November 18, 1911 in Imrali, Turkey, Kimon Friar was naturalized as an American citizen in 1920. Friar has translated and edited a variety of works by Greek poets and writers, including Nikos Kazantzakis, Theodore Roubanis, Miltos Sahtouris, Odysseus Elytis, Takis Sinopoulos, Yannis Ritsos, Manolis Anagnostakis and Kostas Kindinis. The John Malcolm Brinnin-Kimon Friar Correspondence consists of four linear feet of material and is comprised of correspondence, photographs, two phonograph recordings, autograph and typescript poems and short stories. The material was collected by Kimon Friar, a close friend of Brinnin during the 1930s and 1940s. The bulk of the material (8 boxes) consists of Brinnin's letters to Kimon Friar. Enclosed in some of these letters are photographs and poetry written by Brinnin.
Creator:Harris, Mark, 1922-2007
Title:Mark Harris papers
Date(s):1937-1982
Call No:MSS 0101
Abstract:Literary and personal correspondence, books, stories, essays, screenplays, personal journals, unpublished writing, scrapbooks, lectures, interviews, family papers, and contributions to journals and magazines from Mark Harris, American writer and journalist
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: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: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:Sawyer-Lauçanno, Christopher, 1951-
Title:Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno papers related to Paul Bowles
Date(s):1946-1989
Call No:MSS 0165
Abstract:The Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno papers related to Paul Bowles consist of research material gathered by the writer and educator Sawyer-Lauçanno for his biography of American composer and writer Paul Bowles, titled[...] An Invisible Spectator.
Creator:Voshell, Robert J.
Title:Robert J. Voshell collection of Delaware political ephemera scrapbooks
Date(s):1925-2004
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0119
Abstract:Delaware native Robert J. Voshell spent his career working for the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles and served as a State Senator representing the Milford area from 1993-1998. The Robert[...] J. Voshell collection of Delaware political ephemera scrapbooks contains 17 volumes and 2 albums of flyers, clippings, bumper stickers, newsletters, brochures, posters and other ephemeral material pertaining to local, state and federal elections, Delaware government and politics.
Subjects:Political campaigns--United States--History--20th century | Postcards--Delaware | Advertising, Political--United States | Elections | More Subjects
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