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A. J. A. Symons Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The A. J. A. Symons Papers consist of seventy-two items (1 linear foot), including letters, essays, biographies, notebooks, pamphlets, prospectuses, lectures, booklets, drawings, legal documents, and clippings. Spanning the years 1920-1982 (bulk dates 1922-1938), the papers include letters and manuscripts written by Symons, as well as documents recording Symons's establishment of, and participation in, The First Edition Club and The Wine and Food Society. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Abbie Huston Evans Letters to Odell Shepard Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Albertson Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Albertson Family Papers portray the personal and business affairs of Jacob Albertson, his sons, Josiah and Benjamin, and other members of their family. Jacob Albertson, 1755-1833, was originally from Cheltenham township in Pennsylvania but later settled in Plymouth Meeting. He and his wife, Mary, had six children. His land was mined for iron ore. The majority of the correspondence and documents in this collection concerns Jacob Albertson's two sons, Josiah and Benjamin. In the 1830s and 1840s, Josiah and Benjamin were involved in the lime business, mining their land as was common in the Plymouth Meeting area of Pennsylvania. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Alexander Wilson Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The personal and business papers of Alexander Wilson, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery just below Newark in Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, span the dates from 1852 to 1890 (with bulk dates 1870 to 1890) and include letters, envelopes, brochures, receipts, checks, and ephemera. The Wilson family also owned property in Elkton, Maryland, and it is possible that Wilson grew up in Maryland. As a successful businessman in New Castle County, Delaware, Wilson was involved in county government. From evidence in the collection, Wilson was a Trustee of the Poor (1877), Secretary of School District 54, New Castle County (1875), and a commissioner of the New Castle County Levy Court. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Alfred Chester Letters to Curtis Harnack Newark, Delaware, United States. The Alfred Chester collection consists of 31 letters written by Chester to his friend Curtis Harnack, during the years 1951 to 1959, the period spanning his stay in Paris. Harnack, born in 1927, was also an author, and lived and worked in New York City and Iowa during this time. Chester, Harnack, and Hortense Calisher, Harnack's future wife, met while studying at Columbia University. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Alfred Gratz Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. Although the Alfred Gratz Family Papers span the dates 1802-1894 (bulk dates 1880-1892) and include documents related to five members of the Gratz family, the papers chiefly are comprised of correspondence and documents generated during the initial years following Alfred Gratz's election as Register of Wills for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1888. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Alice Dunbar-Nelson Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Alice Dunbar-Nelson Papers consist of the literary, professional, and personal papers of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. The papers include an extensive collection of her incoming correspondence. Of particular note is her correspondence (1895-1904) with Paul Laurence Dunbar, which also includes her letters to Dunbar. The Alice Dunbar-Nelson Papers also include a comprehensive collection of manuscripts of her writing, including novels, stories, poetry, drama, and essays. Dunbar-Nelson maintained a daily diary for most of her adult life and the extent portions of her diaries are present in her papers. The Alice Dunbar-Nelson papers also include significant collections of family papers, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and memorabilia. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Alice Marston Scrapbook Newark, Delaware, United States. The Alice Marston scrapbook, 1896-1906, chronicles a decade of Marston family life, revealing information about the social, cultural, and leisure activities of an ordinary upper-middle-class Philadelphia family at the turn of the twentieth century. This one-volume scrapbook includes approximately 150 photographs, tintypes, engraved wedding invitations, handmade party favors, artwork, scraps, postcards, programs from cultural and charity events, newspaper articles, and correspondence. Alice Marston, wife of Henry Ward Marston of Overbrook, Pennsylvania, collected and preserved these materials chronologically, over the period from 1896 to 1906. Occasionally, she captioned items with remarks about prominent Philadelphians whom the Marstons saw socially. The scrapbook pulls together into one place a variety of information about turn-of-the-century Philadelphia society, and sets them in the context of national news events. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

America to 1860: Selected Primary Resources Newark, Delaware, United States. Historical manuscripts and archives include the papers, letters, diaries, photographs, account books, ledgers, and records of individuals, families, and organizations. Unpublished finding aids to manuscript and archival collections are available in Special Collections, and a growing number of these have been posted on the Library's server for access via the Internet. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Anita Loos Letters to Ray Pierre Corsini Newark, Delaware, United States. The Anita Loos Letters to Ray Pierre Corsini comprises twenty-one letters from American novelist and playwright Anita Loos to her agent and friend, Ray Pierre Corsini, between 1962 and 1979 (Carey, p. 319). The collection also includes a copy of a letter from Loos to a Miss Taylor. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Anna Beebe Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Anna Beebe Papers consist of a collection of letters written to Anna Beebe during the period 1906-1919. Beebe's primary correspondents are members of her family, school friends, and acquaintances. The letters typically discuss social events, personal affairs, school activities, and family news. Of particular interest are the copies of letters from her brother, Dr. Richard Beebe, during his service as a medical officer in Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. (Note: original letters were transferred to the Historical Society of Delaware at the request of the donor). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Anne Halsey Ross Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Anne Halsey Ross Papers collection consists of 4.8 linear feet of material dating from the 1860s to the 1930s. The material pertains to Ms. Ross and her family, and includes correspondence, files, postcards, photographs, books, and the Halsey family crest. There are postcards and other papers related to her travels abroad. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Anne Thackeray Ritchie Biographical Introductions to The Compete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray Newark, Delaware, United States. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray with Biographical Introductions by his Daughter, Anne Ritchie was published in 1899 by Smith, Elder and Co., of 15 Waterloo Place, London. The proofs and galleys of the introductions to each of the thirteen volumes, as well as ten letters related to their publication, comprise the .3 linear feet (29 items) of this collection. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Archive of Pagany Newark, Delaware, United States. 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 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). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Archive of The Park 1 Newark, Delaware, United States. The Wivenhoe Park Review was a short-lived British journal of contemporary poetry, essays, and criticism edited by poets Andrew Crozier and Thomas Clark (an American) beginning in 1965. It was originally published by the University of Essex Department of Literature, but with the third issue, Crozier shortened the name of the journal to The Park, and began to publish it at his own newly founded Ferry Press. The Park issue numbers (after The Park 1) continued the original number sequence of the Wivenhoe Park Review. After the title change a double issue, # 4/5, was published in the summer of 1969. The last issue of The Park was issue # 6. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Arlo Bates and George L. Vose Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Arlo Bates and George L. Vose Papers comprise .3 linear feet (153 items) of letters, photographs, and an unidentified manuscript fragment. The collection spans the years 1879 to 1916 and includes correspondence from many well known novelists, poets, biographers, scholars, editors, publishers, composers, and statesmen. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Arthur Mizener Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Arthur Mizener papers, spanning the dates 1943 to 1976 (bulk 1943 - 1951), 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Autograph Abraham Lincoln Documents from the Lincoln Collection at the University of Delaware Newark, Delaware, United States. The following list of material includes all of the documents in the University of Delaware’s Lincoln Collection that contain Abraham Lincoln’s original signature or other autograph writing. These documents, housed in the Special Collections Department of Morris Library, are part of a much larger collection of Lincolniana that came to the University from the Lincoln Club of Delaware in 1972. The collection includes over two thousand books and pamphlets, photographs, artwork, sculpture, artifacts, historic documents, and miscellaneous material pertaining to the life and career of Abraham Lincoln. There are thirteen documents in this collection signed by Lincoln or written in his hand, as well as several related letters and photographs. Included are a signed broadside edition of the Emancipation Proclamation (Item #8), a signed copy of the resolution proposing the Thirteenth Amendment (Item #11), and a small collection of documents related to Lincoln’s contact with Civil War veteran and Delaware native Ashland B. Swiggett (Item #4). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Ayer Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Ayer Family Papers document the lives of two generations of the Ayer family of Massachusetts, and later Pennsylvania. The papers are arranged in two series. Series I consists of correspondence between Caroline E. Roberts and Joseph Cullen Ayer. The bulk of this series dates from 1860-1880. Series II contains correspondence and other papers of Joseph Cullen Ayer, Jr., the second son of Caroline and Joseph Cullen Ayer, who was an Episcopal minister and Professor of Theology. Bulk dates of this series are 1920-1935. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Baker-Fales-Rush Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Baker-Fales-Rush Family Papers consists of three linear feet of material related to these interrelated Philadelphia families. Materials in the collection span over more than a century from 1800 to 1926. The bulk of the material in the collection, however, is from the period 1820-1920. The collection preserves a variety of genres including correspondence, essays, speeches, contracts, estate inventories, ledgers, financial journals, and checks. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Bernard McKenna Collection Related to Irish Theater and Writers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Bernard McKenna collection related to Irish theater and writers comprises playbills and other material from four Irish theater companies, and letters (1994-1995) from Robert Hogan, Irish literary scholar and professor emeritus of English literature at the University of Delaware. McKenna, an associate editor of the Dictionary of Irish Literature, assembled the collection of playbills in the course of his own study of Irish theater. Hogan’s letters to McKenna, written in his capacity as editor-in-chief of the Dictionary, regard McKenna’s contributions to the Dictionary. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Bernard Shaw Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, a contract, receipts, proofs, and inscriptions by the playwright, Bernard Shaw. The correspondence series includes letters to Edith and Pakenham Beatty, Hubert Bland, Reverend J. G. Bowran, F. Pepys Cockerell, St. John Ervine, Gardiner, Gurney, George S. King, John Kirkby, Jules Magny, Karl W. Musek, A. M. Palmer, William Poel, Paul R. Reynolds, Pharall Smith, Sobieniowski, T. Fisher Unwin, and Gleeson White. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Bertha Ruck Travel Journals Newark, Delaware, United States. Berta Ruck's Travel Journals spans the dates 1928 to 1937. The collection includes six volumes, as well as correspondence, photographs, and ephemera laid or pasted in. Oversized material that was laid in has been removed and placed in folders. Ruck's journals are a mix of diary, workbook, and scrapbook. They contain partial drafts of her works in progress, accounts of her financial and romantic difficulties, and memorabilia from her travels. Throughout the journals there are numerous mementoes of her journeys, including photographs, postcards, theatre and music programs, pressed flowers, and travel and financial documents. There are also numerous clippings mainly in English and German, a few in French and Norwegian; these are sometimes reviews of Ruck's novels, but often they describe current events that have caught her interest, and that she wishes to write about. Ruck is frequently searching for real life incidents to incorporate in her fiction, and much of the journal is a record of brief impressions of the scene around her, often with notes to use the more picturesque and exotic incidents in her novels. The most ominous impressions that Ruck records detail the growing anti-Semitism and the gradual rise of Nazi support in Austria. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Biddle Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Biddle family papers consists of eight linear feet, spanning from 1766 to 1943, and bulking in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The collection comprises deeds, indentures, contracts, correspondence, receipts, photographs, ledgers and account books, publications, essays, postcards, ephemera, and clippings. The Biddle family papers preserve overone hundred and fifty years of material related to this prominent Philadelphia family, and detail extensively their professional lineage as attorneys, notary publics, and bankers. Resulting from the intermarriage with two other established Philadelphia families, the Biddle family papers also contain materials related to the Lippincott and Rush families, which are described in Series II. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Blanding Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The papers of the Blanding family of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, consist of one linear foot of diaries, family correspondence, and other papers spanning the years 1801 – 1920, with the majority of the material falling between 1834 and 1858. Included are diaries kept by sisters Juliet M. Blanding, Nancy A. Blanding, and Sarah M. Blanding, as well as a brief diary written by their uncle, the distinguished doctor and naturalist William Blanding. There are more than two hundred family letters and other papers, of which William Blanding, his nieces, and other family members are the primary authors. Much of this material, including the diaries of Juliet and Sarah and one hundred and twenty letters, was purchased by the University of Delaware Library in 1957. The provenance of the remainder of the collection is unclear. Unfortunately, the family correspondence and diaries were arranged in chronological order, taped to leaves of paper, and bound into volumes. Though the chronological order has been maintained, all of the manuscripts have been removed from the volumes and are arranged in folders. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Brian Coffey Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Brian Coffey Papers comprise 11.5 linear feet and oversized material of personal and literary papers which document Coffey's life and career from 1924 to 1995. The collection contains manuscripts, scrapbooks, collages, artwork, cassette recordings, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera. The collection is divided into seven series: Creative Works, Artwork, Academic Notebooks, Writings by Others, Correspondence, Photographs, and Ephemera. Each series illuminates Coffey's role as a student, scholar, scientist, philosopher, poet, artist, writer, publisher, critic, teacher, translator, mentor, friend, husband, father, and grandfather. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Bright Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Robert Southall Bright Collection concerns the personal and business affairs of the Bright family, most notably Philadelphia lawyer Robert Southall Bright (1872-1943) and his wife Caroline de Beelen Bright (d. 1932). The collection comprises 2.3 linear feet of material and contains correspondence, financial and legal items, receipts, insurance policies, leases, speeches, political papers, certificates, invitations and greeting cards, photographs, and ephemera. The collection is divided into five main series: I. Robert S. Bright correspondence, II. financial and legal documents, III. papers concerning other members of the Bright family, IV. miscellaneous papers, and V. photographs. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Burd Family Papers, 1703-1937 Newark, Delaware, United States. The Burd Family Papers concern the business, legal, and personal affairs of the Burd family, prominent lawyers and landowners from Philadelphia, as well as the legal and business affairs of other branches of the extended family, including the Shippens and Coxes. The collection, spanning from 1703-1937, consists of three linear feet of material including correspondence, wills, deeds, estate records, ledgers, receipts, funeral notices, certification notices, legal items, stock records, and ephemera. The collection is divided into seven main series: I. business papers of Edward Shippen Burd, II. correspondence of Edward Shippen Burd, III. business and correspondence relating to Eliza Howard (Sims) Burd, IV. business and correspondence relating to other members of the Burd family, V. the Coxe family, VI. the Shippen Family, and VII. the business of other related families and ephemera. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Caleb S. Layton Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. Caleb S. Layton, noted Delaware attorney and judge, was born in Sussex County, Delaware, on April 12, 1798. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Milton, where his father founded a mercantile business. Following schooling, Layton joined his father’s business. In 1819, he married Penelope Rodney and began to hold public office. In 1820, he was appointed Clerk of the Peace for Sussex County, a position he held until he resigned in 1822 to pursue a legal education. While studying law with Thomas Cooper Esq. of Georgetown, Delaware, Layton served as Clerk of the Assembly from 1824 to 1825. In 1826, he was admitted to the bar and was also elected a member of the Assembly. Layton continued to be re-elected to the Assembly until 1830, when he successfully ran for a Senate seat. He served as Secretary of State for the state of Delaware, under Governor David Hazzard from 1830 until 1833. In 1836, he was reappointed to this position by Governor Charles Polk. Also in that year, he was appointed associate justice of Superior Court. He served in this capacity until his resignation in 1844. Among his many accomplishments during his legislative career were the introductions of a bill establishing a free school system and the first bill to abolish slavery in the state. Layton died on October 3, 1882, leaving nine children, who continued his example of public service to the state of Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Carl Haverlin Papers relating to Carl Sandburg Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of the Carl Sandburg files kept by Carl Haverlin spanning the years 1909-1964. The material consists of correspondence, contracts, speeches and poetry by Sandburg, photographs of Sandburg, programs, galley proofs and drafts of writings by Sandburg, and clippings and tear sheets. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Caroline Pilsbury Letters to Hannah Stickney Newark, Delaware, United States. The Caroline Pilsbury letters consist of autograph copies of letters written by school teacher Caroline Pilsbury to her friend and former classmate at the Byfield Female Seminary, Hannah Stickney, between June 1820-1821 and May-June 1824. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Cecil Smith Thayer Papermaking and Watermark Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Cecil Smith Thayer Papermaking and Watermark Collection consists of 7 linear feet of material dating from 1950 to 1980. The collection consists of Thayer's research materials on Papermaking and Watermarks, and includes: research notebooks, slides, research files, and correspondence. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Charles Henri Ford Letters to Ted Joans Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection of forty-six letters written by Charles Henri Ford to Ted Joans, dates from 1964 to 1987. In them Ford describes his extensive world travels and his varied artistic and writing projects. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Charles Humberd Dime Novel Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. Dr. Charles Humberd of Bernard, Missouri, was a collector of dime novels active in the 1930s and 1940s. He was a mail-order customer of dime novel dealers including Brooklyn-based Charles Bragin. Bragin wrote and published Dime Novels Bibliography, 1860-1928, and he also published facsimile reprints of Morrison's Sensational Series and Beadle Half-Dime Novels in the late 1940s. Throughout the 1940s, Bragin maintained a mailing list of current and potential customers, and he regularly sent out assorted promotional materials and direct mail advertisements. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Charles Johnson Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Charles Johnson Papers consist of letters and manuscripts sent to Johnson's former professor, John Gardner, in the late 1970s. The letters, some decorated with sketches and caricatures, detail Johnson's nascent ideas for several unwritten novels and stories. Other letters share personal anecdotes and describe Johnson's university classes, experiences with publishers, and employment opportunities. The letters also contain dense philosophical meditations on literature, the nature of the artist and writer, and on Black experience. With many of his letters, Johnson included manuscripts of articles and novels for Gardner to peruse and critique. The collection thus provides an intimate and revealing glance into Johnson's publications, his methodology, and beliefs. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Charles Morgan Letters to Ronald Armstrong Newark, Delaware, United States. The collection of Charles Morgan’s letters to his friend Ronald Armstrong spans the dates 1930 – 1958. Nearly all 240 letters were written by Morgan and addressed to his friend Ronald Armstrong, a British Consulate official based in Geneva, Switzerland. A third of the letters are addressed to Armstrong’s wife, Petronella (Nellie), while Morgan’s wife Hilda Morgan (a.k.a. Hilda Vaughan) has written others. The collection also includes three photographs, several of Morgan’s publications, including a proof copy of his novel, The Judge’s Story (1947), and other ephemera. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Charles Sajous Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Dr. Charles Sajous Papers contain over 2000 items dating from 1870 through the 1920s, and include letters, postcards, receipts, and financial statements; manuscripts of articles, speeches, book reviews, editorials, and journals; and newspaper articles that belonged to Dr. Charles Sajous and his family. The bulk of the material dates from the first two decades of the twentieth century. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno Newark, Delaware, United States. The Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno Papers Related to Paul Bowles, spanning the dates 1946-1989 (bulk 1985-1989), consist of 2.3 linear feet of research material gathered by Sawyer-Lauçanno for his biography of Paul Bowles, An Invisible Spectator. The papers include Sawyer-Lauçanno's correspondence with Paul Bowles, his editor, and friends of Paul Bowles. In his letters to Sawyer-Lauçanno, Paul Bowles discussed his lack of enthusiasm for An Invisible Spectator, as well as mentioned his travels and daily activities. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Christopher Ward Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The papers of Delaware author Christopher Ward, (1868-1943) consist of 11.5 linear feet and span the dates 1894-1966, bulking from 1922-1941. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Cid Corman Journals Newark, Delaware, United States. The Cid Corman Journals span the dates 1955 – 2000. The eight linear feet of material in the collection consists of Corman’s daily journals, seventy-nine volumes extensively interleaved with news clippings, letters, poems, photographs, and other ephemera. The collection also includes two small volumes of Corman’s poems, translated into Portuguese by Stella Leonardos in 1964. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Cid Corman Letters to David Giannini Newark, Delaware, United States. The collection of American poet Cid Corman's letters to fellow poet David Giannini contains 173 items and spans the dates 1980-1999, with bulk dates of 1990-1994, 1997-1998. The material in the collection consists primarily of autograph postcards, and to a lesser extent, typed letters on aerogrammes. Nearly all the postcards from the early nineties are colorful photographs of Kyoto and the Japanese countryside; the postcards from 1996-1999 depict traditional Japanese woodblock prints. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Clement King Shorter Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Clement King Shorter Papers consist of one linear foot of manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, magazines, books, notes, and caricatures. Drafts of chapters for Shorter's autobiography and essays for his columns define the manuscripts. Spanning the dates 1894 to 1973 (bulk dates 1895-1926), the collection furnishes a sampling of Shorter's writing, includes some published columns and articles, and ephemera related to him and his family. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Cleveland Morris Papers related to the Delaware Theatre Company Newark, Delaware, United States. The Cleveland Morris Papers consist of 10 linear feet of material spanning the dates 1984-1998. They are the personal and administrative files of Cleveland Morris, primarily related to his work as artistic director for the Delaware Theatre Company (DTC). The papers include DTC minutes, agenda, budgets, photocopied clippings, annual meeting reports, financial statements, committee reports, notebooks for individual shows, scripts, correspondence, posters, playbills, pamphlets, and material related to the Educators' Workshop. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Clinton Osborne Houghton Diaries Newark, Delaware, United States. The C.O. Houghton Diaries consist of nineteen diaries which span the period 1905, and 1923-1940, as well as ephemera which had been laid in the pages of the diaries. This ephemeral material includes membership cards, golf schedules, postage rate schedules, receipts, a business card, and a ticket. Though daily entries are generally only several lines in length, and are often greatly abbreviated, the diaries nonetheless contain a great amount of personal information; from a mundane accounting of Houghton's daily routine, to important family events such as Frederick's first step, taken in March, 1905. Much of this material is fairly repetitive, and there are a great many details which are unclear, such as the lab at which he worked, and his continual reference to individuals by no more than an initial letter. There are no diaries from 1906-1922, and there is very little information regarding the University of Delaware or his activity as a professor. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Collection of Diane Di Prima Letters and Poetry Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of thirty letters and a collection of poems, all written by American poet, Diane Di Prima. Diane Di Prima's letters, spanning the dates 1962-1971, are written to her parents, Frank and Emma Di Prima. The collection of poetry, titled the Freddie Poems, consists of poems dated between 1957-1966. Freddie Poems was published in 1966 as Poems for Freddie and in 1974 as Freddie Poems. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

David Bigelow Parker Letterbook Newark, Delaware, United States. The letterbook of David Bigelow Parker consists of 494 pages of correspondence with two letters laid in covering the years 1876 to 1879. These letters were written by Parker in his capacity as Chief Special Agent, Division of Mail Depredations at the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C. The letterpress book contains little information about Parker's private life. Many of the letters concern assigning agents to deal with cases of fraud and theft. The cases themselves, however, are discussed only in the most general of terms; very few details are included. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

David Lilley Letters Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection of Civil War correspondence consists of thirty-eight letters written between 1861 and 1864 by David N. Lilley to his older sister, Annie Lilley, who lived in Newark, Delaware. The letters originated from places such as Camp Brandywine, Camp Andrews in Baltimore, and Falmouth, Virginia, and chronicled Lilley's experiences during the Civil War. Lilley recounted anecdotes and social events from the camps where he was stationed, described military battles, and related the harsh and trying conditions that soldiers endured. He also discussed the relationship between 'rebel' and Union soldiers and in one letter recalled a visit from Abraham Lincoln. His letters also noted the emotional vicissitudes typifying a soldier's life: Lilley was at times content and optimistic but at other times depressed and fatalistic. Because of variations in handwriting, grammar, and style, it appears that Lilley might not have written all the letters himself. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

David M. Nelson Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The David M. Nelson Papers extend over 42 linear feet of material and span the years 1936 to 1991, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1951 to 1991. The collection is 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

David R. Clark Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The David R. Clark Papers reflects the academic and publishing interests of the noted American Irish literary scholar, and comprises one linear foot of correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, publishers' announcements, photographs and ephemera. Spanning the years 1957 to 1989, the collection includes correspondence with and reference material about many of Ireland's foremost poets, writers, and publishers, as well as many scholars of Irish literature and theater. Among those represented in this collection are Seamus Heaney, Denis Johnston, Thomas MacGreevy, Liam Miller, Frank O'Connor, and Mary O'Malley. Materials related to Nigerian author Chinua Achebe and his visiting professorship at the University of Massachusetts are also found in the collection. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

David T. Bazelon Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The David T. Bazelon Papers, spanning the dates 1935-1996, comprises 27 linear feet of manuscripts, correspondence, books, clippings, and photographs documenting the work of the social critic and member of the post-war “New York Intellectuals,” David T. Bazelon. The collection is divided into four series corresponding to the major areas of Bazelon’s work and life. The files closely follow the original order of the papers, with correspondence collected carefully and records of freelance writing meticulously maintained by the author throughout his life. The first series documents Bazelon’s literary work. Series two contains material related to Bazelon’s academic career as a student and as a professor at Rutgers Law School and SUNY Buffalo. The third series relates to his legal career. The final series concerns his personal life, including a substantial collection of correspondence spanning a period of over forty years. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

David T. Marvel Family Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. The sixty-five letters in the David T. Marvel Family Correspondence span the dates 1876-1905. In addition to letters from David Marvel to his wife Mary and his daughter Ann, the collection includes letters from Mrs. Rhoda B. Rondebush to Mrs. Marvel, several letters from different individuals to Judge E. Wootten (Marvel’s father-in-law), and a letter from Thomas F. Bayard to David Marvel. The collection also includes a variety of notes responding to the various dinner or wedding invitations from the Marvel family. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: African Americans Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: Arden Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: Art and Artists Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: Delaware in the Depression Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: Educators Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: Immigrants Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: Journalism Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: Milford Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: Politics Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Delaware Oral History Program: University of Delaware Newark, Delaware, United States. The Delaware Oral History Collection was a project of the History Department of the University of Delaware which was conducted between 1966 and 1978. Two hundred and ninety-four tapes were produced, and 188 of these were transcribed. Students in the History Department interviewed a variety of Delawareans, but seemed particularly interested in documenting the following subjects: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Dodd, Mead & Company Newark, Delaware, United States. The Dodd, Mead and Company Archive consists of two linear feet of material, spanning the dates 1896-1974. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Donald Barthelme Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Donald Barthelme Collection spans the dates 1963 – 1991. The collection contains galleys, proofs, manuscripts, published periodicals, and correspondence by the American writer Donald Barthelme. Many of the galleys and proofs have been extensively corrected by Barthelme and several of the manuscripts are unpublished. The primary collection of Barthelme’s papers is housed at the University of Houston. The University of Delaware’s Donald Barthelme Collection is complemented by extensive holdings of the author’s published works, including galleys, proofs, advanced reader’s editions, signed limited editions, fine press books, art work, and many foreign editions in French, German, Italian, Spanish and other languages. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Donald Justice Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Donald Justice Papers span the dates 1936 to 1998, with the bulk of the collection dating between 1952 and 1996. Correspondence and drafts of poetry comprise the majority of the ten linear feet of manuscripts; however, drafts of other genre, such as reviews, stories, lectures, plays, and librettos complement the poetry. The papers are completed by photographs, clippings, programs, books, posters, transcripts, scrapbooks, calendars, broadsides, and financial papers. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Dorsey Waitman Lewis Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Dorsey W. Lewis Papers concern the business, legal, and personal affairs of the prominent Middletown, Delaware, physician Dorsey Lewis (1873-1960?). The collection itself consists of four linear feet of material comprising correspondence, wills, estate records, office ledgers, canceled checks, tax forms, stock and real-estate transactions, legal papers, bills, and ephemera. The collection is divided into three main series: I. the medical practice and personal business of Dorsey W. Lewis, II. papers regarding his financial and legal management of the wills and estates of Mary Cochran, Caroline R. Tumlin, Stanley and Geraldine Lewis, and Nathaniel Williams, and III. miscellany. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

E. E. Thoyts Old Paper Watermarks Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection contains a manuscript notebook with the cover title "Old Paper Watermarks, E.E. Thoyts, 1894." Four items of notes related to watermarks are tipped into the volume, and an additional fourteen items of letters and notes, originally laid in, have been removed from the book. Emma Elizabeth Thoyts (b. 1860), a British researcher who resided in Berkshire, had previously published a handbook on paleography, The Key to the Old Family Deed Chest. How to Decipher and Study Old Manuscripts: Being a Guide to the Reading of Ancient Manuscripts (1893), and would later write a historical study of the Royal Berkshire Militia in 1897. By 1903, Thoyts had married John Hautenville Cope, who had helped to write The Victoria History of Berkshire (1906). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Edna Ferber Letters to Flora Mae Holly Newark, Delaware, United States. The collection of American writer Edna Ferber's letters to New York literary agent Flora Mae Holly (d. 1960) includes six items and spans the dates 1911-1941. All of Ferber's letters are typed and signed. In addition, there is an unsigned, typed response to Ferber from Holly on the back of the April 15, 1938 letter. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Edward A. Fulton Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection of Civil War correspondence consists of forty-three letters written primarily between 1860 and 1863. The majority of the letters were written by Edward A. Fulton to his mother, Mary Fulton, of Wilmington, Delaware. This correspondence began in 1860 when Fulton was travelling through Europe. Later, in 1862, Fulton enlisted in the Union Army and joined the 72nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He wrote to his mother from various camps in Virginia, describing battles fought near Harper's Ferry and Winchester. In his letter of May 1, 1862, Fulton mentioned that because of his background in engineering and typography, he was assigned to “travel around and become acquainted with the Location of Batteries and the roads to and from Them." Fulton became responsible for guiding reinforcement troops to the batteries in need of support. Also included are letters Fulton wrote in 1862 and 1863, when he spent over six months in a military hospital in Sharpsburg, Maryland, after injuring and almost losing his leg. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Edward Field Alfred Chester Archives Newark, Delaware, United States. 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 which was collected by his friend, the American poet Edward Field. The collection spans the dates 1950 to 1994 and is divided into four series: correspondence, biographical material, works by Chester, and literary revival by Edward Field. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Edward Field Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. The collection comprises three large series: I. Writing by Edward Field, II. Personal and Professional Correspondence, and III. Personal Papers. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Edward William Martin Architectural Works Newark, Delaware, United States. The Edward William Martin Collection contains part of the corpus of work from the Delaware architect Edward W. Martin (1891-1977). The collection includes 219 items, and contains sketches and watercolors, blueprints, floor plans, photographs, maps, brochures, and various other architectural drawings. The collection is divided into three main series: I contains sketches from his tours around Paris and Italy; II contains drawings, blueprints, and floor plans from his projects; III contains miscellaneous items, such as brochures, photographs, and Newark maps. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Edwin S. Cramp Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of correspondence (1905-1910) to and from Edwin S. Cramp during and after his term as President of the Standard Arms Company. Five individuals figure prominently in this collection: E. S. Cramp, Irenee DuPont (Vice-President of Standard Arms from 1908), Charles M. Dally (private dealer of armaments), H. C. Wilson (Captain and later Major in the U. S. military and associated with the Sub-Target Gun Company), and B. Atwood Robinson (President of the Sub-Target Gun Company). The correspondence primarily concerns the development of designs for automatic machine-guns, and the negotiation of contracts supplying these guns to the military of Great Britain, Russia, and China. The prominent companies involved include: the Standard Arms Company, the Sub-Target Gun Company, the Smith-condit Arms Company, and the American Control & Equipment Company, (USA); the Vickers, Sons & Maxim, Ltd., and the Birmingham Small Arms Company, (Great Britain); and the Hotchkiss Company (France). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Eileen B. Simpson Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Eileen Simpson Papers consist of 2.5 linear feet of material spanning the 1970s through the 1990s. Ms. Simpson is the author of Poets in their youth : a memoir (1982), Late love : a celebration of marriage after fifty (1994), and other works. The collection includes correspondence and other materials relating to Ms. Simpson's work as an author and poet. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Eleanor and Frederick B. Reid Papers related to Jack B. Yeats Newark, Delaware, United States. Thirty-nine letters and cards related to Jack B. Yeats, spanning the dates 1944-1957 (bulk dates 1953-1957), comprise this collection, which was originally gathered by San Franciscans Eleanor and Frederick B. Reid. Twelve letters and five cards were written by Jack B. Yeats to the Reids between 1946 and 1957, with each of the five cards bearing an original ink drawing by Yeats. Another twenty letters were written by Frederick B. Reid to his wife Eleanor, during and following his 1954 trip to Ireland. Finally, the collection includes two letters to a Mr. McLoughlin, one from Jack B. Yeats and the other from Yeats's wife Cottie. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Eli K. Price Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Eli K. Price Papers consist of two linear feet of legal material covering the period 1822 to 1886. Price was a leading Philadelphia real estate lawyer, a fact reflected in the collection. The collection is divided into three series. Series I covers Price’s correspondence; series II contains material from his law office; series III consists of materials from Price’s activities outside his legal practice. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Elizabeth Coatsworth Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Elizabeth Coatsworth Papers represents a small collection of family papers relating to the poet and children’s author Elizabeth Coatsworth. Included in the collection are letters to Coatsworth from the English poet and novelist L.A.G. Strong and from the American author Josephine Pinckney. Also included are a number of letters to Coatsworth’s husband, the writer Henry Beston. The collection contains about thirty pages of Coatsworth’s school exercises, a photograph of a young girl, presumably Coatsworth, annotated “Switzerland 1902-03,” and a signed passport photograph of Coatsworth about age twenty. Other materials include Christmas and greeting cards sent to the Beston/Coatsworth family, and printed material related to Hingham, Massachusetts, one of the towns in which they lived. The Elizabeth Coatsworth Papers contains a copy of Wood Forms: A Writing in Basic English About a Basic Interest in the Form of Things, inscribed to Elizabeth Coatsworth by its author, Erastus S. Allen; a copy of The Triangle, a school literary magazine with contributions by Catherine Beston, Elizabeth and Henry’s daughter; and printed sheet music for “Derby Song,” with words by Catherine Beston. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Elizabeth Jennings Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Elizabeth Jennings Papers date from circa 1940 to circa 1977, bulking from 1958 to 1969. The collection contains letters from Jennings to her parents dating from 1957 to 1959. Also included are approximately 150 titled poems and 17 poetry notebooks. Eight of the notebooks, dating from April 27 to June 22, 1977, contain four hundred and eighty-six poems, representing an extremely productive phase in Jennings's career. Also present are miscellaneous prose works, including The Inward War, an unpublished biography of Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Jennings's autobiography, also never published. Among the miscellaneous material are two of Jennings's childhood notebooks and three BBC radio scripts from 1958. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Elva de Pue Mathews Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Elva de Pue Matthews Papers consist of two linear feet of correspondence, drafts of novels written by Matthews, poetry and essays by Matthews or others, clippings, and notes. The collection spans the dates 1917-1962, with the bulk of the collection dating between 1917 and 1949. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Emily Holmes Coleman Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Emily Holmes Coleman Papers consist of 50 linear feet of literary, personal, and family papers. Because of the inclusion of a significant collection of family correspondence, the papers span a period from 1852-1988. The earliest material begins in the 1850s, with letters between Emily Coleman's grandparents. The bulk of the collection (dating 1930-1970) reflects Coleman's life and writing. A small number of letters addressed to Emily's son, John Coleman, in the 1980s completes the collection. The correspondence includes over 31,000 pages of incoming letters and Coleman's letters to others, for example her letters to longtime friend, Phyllis Jones, and Spiritualist Gay Taylor. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

En Passant Archive Newark, Delaware, United States. The En Passant Archive, spanning the dates 1970 – 1983, is the archive of the little poetry magazine En Passant, edited by James Costello in Wilmington, Delaware. The 1.3 linear feet of material in the collection consists of letters from contributors, administrative correspondence, little magazines, including twelve issues of En Passant, and the manuscripts of most of the thirteen issues of the magazine published between 1975 and 1983. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Everett C. and Louise Staton Johnson Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Everett C. & Louise S. Johnson Papers concern the personal affairs of prominent Delaware publisher and politician Everett C. Johnson (1877-1926) and his wife Louise Staton Johnson (1882-1977). In addition, the collection contains material from their Newark publishing house, the Press of Kells, which brought the Arts and Crafts Movement to the community from 1916 to 1918. The collection comprises two linear feet of material and contains publications, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, certificates, and ephemera. The collection is divided into three main series: I. Everett C. Johnson, II. Louise Staton Johnson, and III. publications from the Press of Kells and the Roycrofters. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Ezekiel Hunn Jr. Letters to Lydia Hunn Newark, Delaware, United States. The Ezekiel Hunn Letters to Lydia Hunn comprise nineteen letters which date from the period May 3, 1887 to June 25, 1887. Ezekiel Jr. had left his family in Europe to return to work in Philadelphia, and the letters, written to his mother who was still in Europe at the time, relate news of home. Much of the content of these letters pertains to information regarding the activities of friends and relatives, with the surnames Warner, Wharton, Wood, Barker, Harrington, and Jenkins among those recurring. He wrote about agricultural matters and his own legal work, including developments in jurisprudence and the prohibition issue. The letters are also replete with numerous dramatic passages, including his narration of a trip to "Wildcat," rescue efforts in a Johnstown flood, the sinking of the Britannic, and several humorous anecdotes about President Cleveland. Ezekiel Hunn wrote a great deal about Europe, his children, and numerous acquaintances -- including Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ulysses Mercur (1818-1887), whose death Hunn recounts. The letters are filled with great detail, color, and wit, and are very revealing of the life of his family, as well as his own Quaker sensibilities. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Florence and Alfred Borgnis Travel Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Florence and Alfred Borgnis Travel Collection consists of 13 boxes containing various travel diaries and approximately 10,000 slides. These materials were created from 1967 to 1991 during their varied travels. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Florence Reynolds Collection related to Jane Heap and The Little Review Newark, Delaware, United States. The Florence Reynolds Collection Related to Jane Heap and The Little Review spans the dates 1881-1978, with bulk dates 1908-1947 and 1976-1978. The collection consists of five linear feet of material and comprises correspondence; photographs; manuscripts of poetry, stories, and essays; artwork; printed programs, magazines, and books; research notes; clippings; taped interviews; a scrapbook; and ephemera. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Frank E. Schoonover - Thornton Oakey Correspondence related to Howard Pyle Newark, Delaware, United States. The Frank E. Schoonover-Thornton Oakley Correspondence Related to Howard Pyle consists of correspondence, catalogs, broadsides, bookplates, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The bulk of this small collection, which spans the dates 1912 - 1953, contains correspondence between Oakley and Schoonover. There are numerous catalogs that document historical events that honored Pyle and his art. The significance of the collection is its record of Pyle's students and their efforts to commemorate him, which was referred to as "Howard Pyleana" (F4). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Frank R. Zebley Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. Frank R. Zebley was born in January, 1883 in Wilmington, Delaware, to Lewis Atwood (d. c.1897) and Katherine Price Zebley (b.1850). His father was employed at one time as a car builder and manager with the Pullman Palace Car Co. in Wilmington, and worked variously as a carpenter and general laborer for other local companies as well. Frank graduated from Wilmington High School in 1898, after which he found employment as a machinist in the Delaware Machine Works. Sometime between 1906 and 1912 he acquired a degree in mechanical engineering from the International Correspondence Schools in Scranton, PA, and by 1912, the Wilmington City Directory lists Frank Zebley as a contractor and builder. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Frazier Jones Papers of the Robert Kirkwood Society Chidren of the American Revolution Newark, Delaware, United States. 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, spanning 1929 – 1968 (bulk dates 1955 – 1965), was a gift of Mrs. Virginia Cooch Hardwick, the founding Junior President of the Robert Kirkwood Society and neighbor of Frazer Jones and his family. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Fred Telford - Charles Polk Messick Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Fred Telford - Charles Polk Messick papers includes material generated during the careers of the two men and spans the dates 1913-1972. The 12 linear feet of material includes correspondence, reports, manuscripts, and printed material. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Frederick Blank Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Frederick Blank Papers consists of 2.6 linear feet of material dating from 1807-1991. The collection focuses largely on subjects related to Blank's military service and to the wall-covering business. It includes clippings, books, court records, correspondence, membership cards, articles, booklets, tear sheets, memoranda, pamphlets, brass buttons, photographs, metal plates, fabric sample books, class notes, tests, brochures, business cards, wall hanging sample books, advertisements, dust jackets, maps, periodicals, and paintings. Of particular note is a framed work of art by Mochi depicting a cock fight. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Fridolf Johnson Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Fridolf Johnson Papers consist of ten linear feet of material related to Johnson’s career as a printer, calligrapher, and writer, spanning the dates 1950 to 1985, reflecting Johnson’s interest in lettering, italic handwriting, and the fine and graphic arts. It includes prolific correspondence, photographs, greeting cards, broadsides, prospectuses, printing ephemera, keepsakes, books, serials, clippings, articles, pamphlets, programs, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and bookplates. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

G. Burton Pearson Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The G. Burton Pearson, Jr. Papers include personal correspondence, papers, and photographs from his birth in 1905 until shortly before his death in 1999. The Pearson papers also contain correspondence, papers, and photographs from some of Burton Pearson’s ancestors, dating from about 1840 to the 1950s. The collection has been arranged in two series: I. George Burton Pearson, Jr.’s papers; and II. Pearson family papers, which contains the papers of relatives from the Pearson, Cochran, Warren, and Hardcastle families. Family photographs and correspondence between Pearson, his parents, and his aunt, Oka Cochran Warren, between about 1880 and 1950, form the bulk of the collection. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Gardiner Fulton Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Gardiner Fulton Papers, spanning the dates, 1813-1889, consists of .3 linear feet of financial documents, correspondence, and ephemera. The forty-nine items in this collection contain clues about the life of a mid-nineteenth-century farmer in Philadelphia County, which is located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania. Fulton resided for a time in Oxford Township, but spent most of his life in rural Frankford, a farm community and the first stage stop north of Philadelphia on the Philadelphia-Trenton Turnpike. The documents record numerous transactions between Gardiner Fulton and the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company during the early years of its gunpowder manufacturing business in Wilmington, Delaware. Founder of the company Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) traveled to Philadelphia often, and letters in the collection imply that du Pont and Fulton saw each other during some of these journeys. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Gene Phillips Collection of James T. Farrell Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Gene Phillips Collection of James T. Farrell Papers documents a friendship based on shared professional interest in Farrell's writing career. Most of the collection is material which Farrell sent to Phillips, though it also includes other items kept by Phillips relating to Farrell's writing or political interests. Spanning the years 1932-1954 (bulk 1949-1952), the collection consists of .6 linear feet of letters, diary entries, photographs, manuscripts, typescripts, off-prints, essays, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material reflecting Farrell's political interests. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George Alfred Townsend Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The George Alfred Townsend Papers consist of five bound volumes of manuscripts, letters, and published works written by George Alfred Townsend. The first three volumes were collected by former University of Delaware trustee Robert H. Richards. The papers span the dates 1865 to 1975 (bulk dates 1865-1898) and include autograph, typescript, and printed material. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George Alfred Townsend Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. The George Alfred Townsend Correspondence spans the dates 1862 – 1912. The collection includes letters and telegrams addressed to Townsend, legal documents, and other ephemera related to Townsend’s life and work. Other than one letter written to Townsend’s wife and several letters of introduction, the correspondence is addressed directly to Townsend by various friends, business associates, editors, and admirers. Also included in the collection are publishing contracts, a copyright claim, and a summons to appear in court. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George G. Evans Family Papers and Supplement Newark, Delaware, United States. The George G. Evans Family Papers and Supplement, spanning dates from 1717 – 1937, contain a vast number of documents revealing the historic business accounts and legal affairs of the town of Newark, Delaware, and some of its major institutions, including Newark Academy, Delaware College (University of Delaware), the First Presbyterian Church, and the Welsh Tract Baptist Church. Both George Gillespie Evans and his son Charles Black Evans served as Newark Town Commissioners, inspectors for the Newark Board of Health, secretary and treasurer of Delaware College, and trustees of Newark Academy and the First Presbyterian Church of Newark. In addition, Charles B. Evans served as legal counsel for the town and the Welsh Tract Baptist Church. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George Handy Bates Samoan Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The George Handy Bates Samoan Papers consists of two linear feet of material, spanning the dates 1869-1916. The papers are comprised of correspondence, documents, memoranda, clippings, photographs, and other material relating to George Handy Bates's tenure as a special investigator into Samoan affairs beginning in 1886, and as a commissioner to the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoan Affairs. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George Handy Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The George Handy Papers, 1845-1871 (bulk 1846-1850), comprises 273 letters and business documents from a prominent Philadelphia-based nineteenth-century merchant. The collection, as a whole, reflects social and personal relations with Handy family members in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Mississippi, as well as other friends; and business and economic affairs of domestic and foreign commerce, much of which was conducted by shipping through the ports of Philadelphia and New Orleans, or via the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George Herbert Ryden Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. The George Herbert Ryden collection consists of correspondence files from 1927 to 1941, with the bulk of the letters from 1936 to 1939. It includes carbon copies and some originals of Ryden's outgoing letters as well as letters he received in the conduct of his affairs. However, at least a third to a half of the collection are carbons of others’ correspondence copied to Ryden because of his positions with the AAUP or Swedish-American Historical Foundation and Museum. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George M. Dorsey Letters Newark, Delaware, United States. The 93 letters in this collection span the dates July 3, 1943 to March 23, 1946, and reflect George Dorsey's experiences and observations while stationed in India during World War II. All of the letters are addressed to Mary Emily Dorsey, George's only sister, who resided in Wilmington, Delaware. George Dorsey's responses to his sister indicate that she provided him with care packages, information regarding family affairs, and situations arising in Wilmington, such as the coal shortage of 1944-1945, and the reorganization of Wilmington's downtown marketplace. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George Moore Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The George Moore Collection consists of 81 letters and seven manuscripts written by Moore between 1888 and 1929. This collection was formed from multiple accessions and provides a small sample of Moore's writing, including correspondence, a novel, short stories, a poem, and prose. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

George Moore Letters to Lady Leonie Leslie Newark, Delaware, United States. The fifteen items in this small collection include eleven letters written by George Moore to Lady Leonie Leslie that are tipped into Sir Shane Leslie's copy of Nancy Cunard's GM: Memories of George Moore (London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956). George Moore was a close friend of Lady Emerald Cunard, Nancy Cunard's mother, and encouraged Nancy when she began her own writing career. This first edition, which bears Sir Shane Leslie's bookplate and signature on the inside front cover, also includes three letters written to Sir Shane Leslie by other individuals and an article clipped from a newspaper. The three letters regarding George Moore, which were laid in the volume, are housed in Mss 99 F649, with photocopies of the Moore letters. The eleven original letters written by George Moore remain tipped into the book. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Gilbert Sorrentino Letters to David Markson Newark, Delaware, United States. The collection of American writer Gilbert Sorrentino's letters to fellow writer David Markson contains 248 items and spans the dates 1988-1998. Almost all of the letters are typed, some bear autograph notes, and most of them are signed. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Girvin Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Girvin Family papers span from 1869 to 1910 and consist principally of personal and professional papers of turn-of-the century Philadelphian physicians Robert M. Girvin and his son, John Harper Girvin. The collection consists of two series: correspondence and receipts of various family members. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Graff Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Graff family papers primarily depict the business lives of three generations of merchants and tradesmen in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Philadelphia. The majority of the receipts, letters, and contracts with dates spanning 1750-1856 represent the business affairs of Jacob Graff, his son Jacob, and his grandsons Frederick and Charles Graff. Records from Frederick Shinkel and Sam Pleasants are also included in the collection. Records of Pleasants and Graff, a mercantile business, date from 1821-1829. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Grubb Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Grubb Family Papers concern the business, legal, and personal affairs of the Grubb family, prominent landowners in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The collection, spanning from 1737-1940, consists of one linear foot of material comprising correspondence, wills, estate records, account ledgers, receipts and discharges, funeral notices, certification notices, legal items, newspaper clippings, and ephemera. The collection is divided into three main series: I. account books of Isaac Grubb, Sr., II. personal and estate papers, III. financial and legal affairs. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Guy Davenport Letters Newark, Delaware, United States. The Guy Davenport Letters is a small collection of the correspondence between Guy Davenport and an admirer and collector of his books, Matthew Weseley. The letters accompanied a gift of books that were donated by Weseley to the University of Delaware Library. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Gwynne P. Smith Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Gwynne P. Smith Papers documents the civic activities and legislative career of a woman committed to protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in Delaware. Her papers include "phone logs" of issue notes and calling networks that document the grass roots organization behind Delaware Citizens for Clean Air and other groups in the early 1970s. The Green Acres Newsletter also reflect community communication on social as well as civic issues. Mrs. Smith kept extensive clipping files from Delaware newspapers and collected reports and other research materials related to clean air, water resources, Delaware's coast, and land use. A good amount of the material relates to the Bottle Bill, which Mrs. Smith sponsored, and the Coastal Zone Act, which she successfully defended many times. She worked with Russ Peterson on many issues and her files include correspondence with other Delaware politicians and leaders. Her papers include campaign materials and some papers related to Republican Party leadership in the state and elected women officials. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

H. Buxton Forman Papers relating to John Keats Newark, Delaware, United States. The H. Buxton Forman Papers consist of letters, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to John Keats; this material was collected by Harry Buxton Forman and his son, Maurice Buxton Forman. Correspondents include Fanny and Rosa Keats de Llanos, Alice Keats, John Keats, Philip Speed Tuley, and Sir William Hale-White. There are also two letter fragments from Francis Lindon, whose background is unknown. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Harold Brayman Papers Supplement Newark, Delaware, United States. The Harold Brayman Papers Suplement consists of 11 linear feet of papers, books and sound recordings. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Harry Fletcher Brown Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Harry Fletcher Brown Collection, spanning the years 1881-1960 (bulk dates 1910- 1952), contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, business cards, legal documents, printed material, ephemera, a photograph, World War I medal, and programs. The collection is small—ten folders and a scrapbook, yet the material gives an overview of his life from high school days in 1880s to his adulthood to his death in 1944. Much of the content focuses on Brown’s career at the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, his philanthropy, and the outpouring of response after his death. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Henry Carvill Lewis Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. Spanning the dates 1885 to 1900, with the bulk of papers dating between 1885 and 1888, the Henry Carvill Lewis Papers consist of sixty-seven items which mark a small period of the life and work of Lewis. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Henry Clay Read Newark, Delaware, United States. The Henry Clay Reed Papers, spanning the dates from 1915 – 1974, contains legal documents, photographs, microfilm, correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, publications, and ephemera from the historian and University of Delaware professor. The collection was a gift of Marion (Bjornson) Reed in 1978, with an additional gift in 1980. Because Reed’s research interests spanned his career and many items are difficult to date, items have been arranged utilizing both chronology and consideration of subject matter. In addition, where possible, Henry Clay or Marion Reed’s organization of materials has been maintained. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Henry Clay Trumbull Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. The collection contains 120 letters written by various members of Henry Clay Trumbull's family. The majority of the letters are between Trumbull and his parents and siblings. Several were written between his father and brother as well as between his mother and wife. The letters span 1844 to 1892, but the bulk are from 1851 to 1852 and 1864 to 1865. These cover part of Trumbull's time in Hartford and most of his Civil War service. They primarily deal with family news and requests but there is also information on religion, Connecticut state legislative action, and Trumbull's feelings towards those who paid for proxies during the war. Letters from April 1861 from Thomas Trumbull tell of his campaign to obtain letters of recommendation to support his application for the Consulship at Tunis. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Henry Kirk Brown Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Henry Kirke Brown Papers consist of 1.8 linear feet in the form of nine loose leaf notebooks. The notebooks contain carbons of a typescript set of his letters, which were collected and edited by his nephew and adopted son Henry Kirke Bush-Brown. They include photographs and autograph notes. This collection is unprocessed. Please contact Manuscripts Librarian for further assistance. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Henry Mills Alden Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Henry Mills Alden papers, spanning the dates 1862 to 1908, consist of correspondence from various literary figures to American author and editor of Harper's Magazine, Henry Mills Alden, as well as a photograph of William Sharp. Among the correspondents are the following: Edwin Austin Abbey (1851-1911), Lyman Abbott (1835-1922), Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1832-1907), John Bigelow (1817-1911), George William Curtis (1824-1892), Charles Anderson Dana (1819-1897), Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), Edmund Gosse (1849-1928), Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909), Whitelaw Reid (1837-1912), Horace Elisha Scudder (1838-1902), William Sharp (1855-1905), Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908), and Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933). The collection is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Holocaust Testimonies Project Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of 24 videotaped interviews of Delaware residents who were Holocaust survivors, witnesses, or liberators. The interviews were conducted between 1989 and 1995 as part of a project coordinated by the Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Committee of the Jewish Federation of Delaware, in association with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University. A compilation of these interviews was broadcast by public television WHYY Wilmington/Philadelphia as "Holocaust Survivors Speak." A four-part video-recording of this production is also included in the collection. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Homer C. Wiggins Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Homer C. Wiggins Collection concerns the story of juvenile criminal and escaped convict Homer C. Wiggins, who was killed in a 1913 "shootout" by Wilmington, Delaware, police. The collection documents Wiggins's death, as well as the sensational press coverage and resulting investigation of that event, and includes news clippings, a transcript of the testimony before the Board of Police Commissioners, and a letter to the president of the Board. The eleven items in the collection date from 1913, with the exception of one 1915 news article and another newspaper clipping recounting the event, which dates from 1943. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Howard McCord Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Howard McCord Papers include 2.7 linear feet of letters, poems, brochures, essays, clippings, journals, pamphlets, and transcripts, which span the dates 1930 to 1972 (bulk dates 1964- 1970). The majority of the collection was generated by the collaboration between McCord and Lowenfels in co-authoring The Life of Fraenkel’s Death. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Howard Pyle Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. A small collection of sixteen items includes letters from Howard Pyle to various individuals; and letters to Pyle from the authors Hamlin Garland and Richard Harding Davis, and the artists Joseph Pennell and John T. McCutcheon. Also included is a copy of Howard Pyle's bookplate with his clipped signature accompanying. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Hugh MacDiarmid Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Hugh MacDiarmid Papers, which consist of MacDiarmid's poetry, prose, and correspondence, date from the early 1930s. In addition to individual titled poems, the collection includes manuscripts of poems that eventually appeared in two of MacDiarmid's poetry collections, First Hymn to Lenin and Other Poems (1931) and the proposed collection Alone with the Alone (1932). The collection contains ca. 35 prose pieces, including essays, reviews, short stories, and sketches, most of which appear in both autograph manuscript and typescript form. Also included are five pieces of correspondence, material related to MacDiarmid's work as the director of the Unicorn Press, and three Scottish Nationalist newspapers in which MacDiarmid's work appears. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Irving Rosenthal Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Irving Rosenthal Papers consist of 28 letters and two postcards from American editor and Beat author Irving Rosenthal primarily to American editor, poet and filmmaker Ira Cohen (b. 1935), as well as manuscript versions of Rosenthal's novel Sheeper, of his Pastiche of the Golden Flower and of his translations of Mohammed ben Abdullah Yussufi's The First Yarmulkas. The collection spans the dates 1963-1967. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Ishmael Reed Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Ishmael Reed Papers is a substantial collection of the manuscripts, correspondence, business and publishing records, printed and multimedia productions, and other materials which document the multi-faceted career of Ishmael Reed. Using the materials in this collection, it will be possible for scholars to discover Reed's prolific and productive life of involvement in arts, letters, and politics. All of Reed's many activities are represented in this collection, which takes its basic organizational form and order from his works, activities, and achievements. In addition, the collection provides detailed documentation of Reed's creative and professional work on individual projects with extensive holdings in manuscripts, project records, paste-ups and galley proofs, audio and videotapes, calendars, travel records, and planning notes. Literary and professional correspondence, legal and publishing correspondence, and additional personal correspondence provide a framework for tracing the influence of personal and professional relationships throughout his career, as well as the ways in which Reed's multiple roles and projects are related. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

J. Ben Lieberman Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The J. Ben Lieberman Papers consists of 91 linear feet of largely undated source and reference files. Most of the material relates to printing, paper making, or private presses. The collection contains paper sample books, correspondence, ephemera, speeches, papers, books, and more. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

J. Hartley Manners Letters to Phiip Troup Newark, Delaware, United States. J. Hartley Manners's seven letters and one telegram, written to his friend Philip Troup, were originally laid in a first American edition of Manner's novel, Peg O' My Heart. This copy was inscribed by Manners on the front flyleaf: "To Philip Troup with the sincere regards and wishes of J. Hartley Manners, Nov,1913." This book is cataloged and available in Special Collections. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Jack Butler Yeats Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. The Jack Butler Yeats Correspondence is a collection of 51 letters from Yeats to Kilham Robarts and other members of the Society of Authors, with some copies of letters he had written to MacMillan & Co. and their responses to Yeats. Most of the copies are handwritten by Yeats. The letters and copies span the dates from 1934-1955. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

James Hossinger Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The James Hossinger Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, estate papers, receipts, and bills of this prominent resident of late nineteenth-century Newark, Delaware. Hossinger was either a signatory or a witness for the majority of legal documents included in the collection. The earliest document in the collection is a 1790 indenture between John Stockton and David Clark for a parcel of land located in White Clay Creek Hundred. The estates represented in the collection were either held in trust by Hossinger or ones in which he acted as executor, including the estate of his father Joseph. Other prominent Newark businessmen and residents represented in the papers include John Choate, William Dean, Frederick Curtis, Samuel Donnell, and Samuel Wilson. The collection also contains receipts, bills, and other papers for the Academy of Newark, Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company, Elliott and Hossinger, Newark Real Estate Company, Hires Milk Company, and personal and household receipts. Also included in the collection is a scrapbook containing news clippings, published poems, obituaries, and wedding announcements. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

James Leo Herlihy Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The papers of American author and playwright James Leo Herlihy span the dates 1959-1986. The collection consists of 1.6 linear feet of manuscripts of novels, stories, and plays; reviews; interviews; correspondence; publicity material; and notes. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

James Maxwell Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The James R. Maxwell Papers consist of the personal, professional, and family papers of James Maxwell, a resident of Newark, Delaware, and a civil engineer who worked for significant railroads in the American West and South America in the late 19th century. The collection spans the dates 1860-1949, with the bulk of the material from 1867-1900, and illuminates Maxwell's and his family's experiences in Delaware, the American West, Peru, and other countries through which they traveled. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

James T. Farrell Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. This group of papers consists of manuscripts of critical essays by the author James T. Farrell. It includes essays on such contemporary authors as E. E. Cummings, William Faulkner, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and Thomas Wolfe. Also included are several short comments on Farrell's own writing and a short unpublished fictional fragment from the Studs Lonigan trilogy. Accompanying the collections are ten letters from James T. Farrell to Walter Goldwater, the proprietor of University Place Bookshop (New York) who originally acquired the collection from Farrell. The correspondence spans the period June 1964 - September 1965 and concerns the sale of Farrell's manuscripts to Goldwater as well as personal matters. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Jay Cooke Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Jay Cooke papers contain 300 items including autograph and printed correspondence and documents pertaining to Jay Cooke & Co. The bulk of the collection is dated from the years immediately prior to and following the bankruptcy of the company in 1873. A few letters and financial documents date back to the formation of the company in 1861, and a few letters and documents date from Jay Cooke’s death in 1905. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Jay Halio Papers related to Angus Wilson Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of material accumulated by Professor Jay Halio relating to his research and publications on the English author and critic, Angus Wilson. The collection spans the early 1960s to the 1980s, and includes correspondence, publications and manuscripts by Halio and Wilson, journal articles about Wilson, and taped and transcribed interviews. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Jerome Klinkowitz papers relating to Kurt Vonnegut Newark, Delaware, United States. The Jerome Klinkowitz Papers Relating to Kurt Vonnegut span the years 1969-1978 and consist of 2.3 linear feet of notes, correspondence, bibliographies, articles, photographs, indices, galley proofs, essays, drafts, an address, and clippings. These materials were used by Jerome Klinkowitz in writing several books and essays related to Kurt Vonnegut. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Allen Munroe Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The John Munroe Papers collection consists of approximately 7 linear feet of material dating from 1851 to 2000, with the bulk of the material from 1917 to 2000. The collection includes much of the writing and correspondence of Professor Munroe, as well as material pertaining to his family, students, historical subjects and colleagues, including correspondence, photographs, publications, etc. The collection includes: photographs, correspondence, clippings, articles, programs, speeches, diaries, typescripts, contracts, lecture notes, periodicals, vitaes, certificates, drawings, reports, grades, flyers, manuscripts, postcards, ballots, autographs, bulletins, newsletters, pamphlets, interviews, Christmas cards, ledgers, settlement accounts, and brochures. Some of the material in this collection is restricted. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Anderson Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. For John Anderson (born 1915), book designer, typographer and printer, a love of fine printing developed early. Inspired by the printing activities of the Wright Brothers, Anderson acquired a small hand press at the age of thirteen. Since that modest beginning, Anderson has established himself among the foremost of small press proprietors continuing the tradition of handset type. Over the course of his six-decade career, Anderson has printed numerous books, broadsides, and catalogues as well as myriad invitations, keepsakes, advertisements, announcements, and other ephemera. The consistent high quality and clean design of Anderson's work have garnered him both awards and praise among printing circles and a high reputation with clients. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Beer Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The John Beer Collection covers two subjects: material relating to Professor Robert Pigford's lecture on the history of chemical engineering, and background information about the Unidel History of Chemistry Collection. The material includes audio-cassette tapes, lectures, correspondence, and transparencies. Professor Beer is associate professor emeritus of history at the University of Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John C. Hull Letters to John Thomson Newark, Delaware, United States. This group of twenty-four lengthy autograph letters, 1825-1845, from John C. Hull at various locations in Maryland, (West) Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, are addressed to his father-in-law John Thomson in Newark, Delaware, and are full of business and family news. (Three letters from Jane Thomson Hull to her father are also included in this small collection.) Documenting varied business ventures and the westward migration of his family, John Thomson’s letters contain a wealth of information on a variety of nineteenth-century topics. Originally acquired by Dr. Henry Clay Reed from a Swann auction (Sale no.107, lot 65, 1945), they comprised a portion of the gift of papers given to the University of Delaware Library by Mrs. Reed in 1976. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John DePol Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The John DePol Papers document a remarkable artistic life and the career of arguably the most renowned American wood engraver of the twentieth century. Over 51 linear feet of personal papers and an additional extensive book collection trace the evolution of John DePol’s craft from his early experiments in lithography during his military service in Ireland, England, and Europe, to his apprentice years with Lewis White Company, on through his prolific career as a wood engraver for commercial firms and fine press printers which continued into the twenty-first century. During this period John DePol has collaborated with some of the most important individuals in the world of printing, including Lewis and Dorothy Allen (The Allen Press), John Anderson (The Pickering Press), John Fass (Hammer Creek Press), the Typophiles, Arthur Rushmore (The Golden Hind Press), Robert M. Jones (Glad Hand Press), Barnard Taylor (Press of Appletree Alley), Steve Miller (Red Ozier Press), Morris A. Gelfand (The Stone House Press), Jan and Crispin Elsted (Barbarian Press), Neil Shaver (Yellow Barn Press), and a host of others. During his long career DePol also continued to produce commercial work, keepsakes, invitations, booklets, and illustrations for countless magazines, corporations, publishers, foundations, and academic institutions. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John E. Hart Collection Regarding Albert Halper Newark, Delaware, United States. The John E. Hart Collection regarding Albert Halper consists of correspondence relating to research and publication for Professor Hart’s essay “Albert Halper’s World of the Thirties” (Twentieth Century Literature, v. 9:4, January 1964), and his book, Albert Halper (1978), part of the Twayne United States Authors Series. The collection contains both original correspondence and other material from Halper, as well as the correspondence Hart conducted with a number of individuals and institutions in connection with his research. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Frederick Lewis Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The papers of prominent Philadelphia lawyer and philanthropist John Frederick Lewis span the dates 1882 to1932 and include letterbooks, correspondence, advertising brochures, legal documents, and ephemera. The papers primarily document the legal business of Lewis through his work at the firm Lewis, Adler & Laws, but also reflect social and domestic affairs of John Lewis and his wife, Anne Baker Lewis, as well as cultural interests, through development of personal collections and institutional affiliations. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Hill Martin Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The single bound volume of family papers in this collection was originally created by Philadelphia native John Hill Martin in 1872. As noted in the volume, he had the “book rebound, St. Martin’s Day, November 11, 1894.” The original title page is transcribed: “Family Papers consisting of copies of Wills, and other important papers, or memoranda thereof; extracts from Family Bibles. Short sketches of personal history, and other interesting matters, relative to the families of Martin of Chester, and Philadelphia, and of the Crosbys of Ridley, in Delaware County in Pennsylvania, and their relatives and connections there and elsewhere. Written and collected and copied by J. Hill Martin. Of the Philadelphia Bar. Member of the Moravian and Pennsylvania Historical Societies. Apl. 10th- 1872.” [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Janvier Black Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The John Janvier Black papers, which span 1860 to 1909, consist of 45 physician's visiting lists, a notebook of hospital observations, a personal diary, and two notebooks belonging to unidentified persons. Black's visiting list notebooks (1864 - 1909) are leather-bound and each measures approximately four inches by six inches. The year, his name, and "Newcastle Del." are frequently printed or embossed on the leather; and newspaper clippings, usually relating to medical issues or fruit growing, are glued to the inside covers. The notebooks themselves contain printed material, including calendars, tables, and general medical information. Black used these visiting lists to record the names of his patients and the days he visited them, and he occasionally took notes about the ailments and treatments of particular patients. Black also described various operations he performed, including Caesarian sections, amputations, and tracheotomies (see visiting lists from 1870, 1889, and 1892). Recorded in the visiting lists are patients' addresses, Black's cash accounts, his total earnings for the year, and the ingredients of certain antidotes and prescriptions. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Reade Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The John Reade Family Papers consist of .6 linear feet of material spanning the dates 1709 to 1879 with the bulk of the material between the years 1793 to 1808. The papers are arranged chronologically and consist primarily of correspondence to John Reade, a successful businessman and land speculator of Red Hook and Poughkeepsie, New York, from various family members, several of whom moved to New York City, and occasionally from acquaintances and business contacts such as Jacob Bogardus and Garrit Van Horne. The majority of letters are from Joseph Reade to his father concerning a variety of business matters in addition to domestic issues. These letters trace Joseph’s progress from Princeton student until he represents his father’s business in New York City. Correspondence is also included from Catharine Livingston (Reade) Stuyvesant, in New York City, regarding her family and household matters, as well as letters from John Reade’s other children, Helen, Ann, and Robert Reade. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Reynolds Ernest Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The collection consists of a variety of letters, bulletins, documents, and memorabilia relating to the United States Army Aircraft Warning Service and the Newark Council for Civilian Defense for the period 1941-1944. Gathered by John R. Ernest, who served in these programs, the papers consist primarily of letters, memoranda, schedules, and training material directed to John Reynolds Ernest and others in their official capacity with the United States Army Aircraft Warning Service and with the Newark Council for Civilian Defense. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Shirley Papers related to Thomas Harriot Newark, Delaware, United States. The John Shirley Papers related to Thomas Harriot consist of 22 linear feet of manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, maps, audio-tapes, microfilms, notebooks, clippings, and other material related to British mathematician, astronomer, and scientist Thomas Harriot, all of which was collected by American scholar and educator John Shirley. Materials related to Shirley's other professional work are also included. The collection spans the dates ca. 1590- 1621, 1947-1988 and is divided into six series: Harriot research material, works by Shirley on Harriot, Harriot seminars and symposiums, Shirley correspondence regarding Harriot, Harriot manuscripts, and Shirley professional material not related to Harriot. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

John Wieners Newark, Delaware, United States. Spanning the dates 1961-1968, the papers of American Beat poet John Wieners provide a chronologically and thematically fragmented, yet detailed, glimpse of his life. This small collection includes sixteen letters to Diane Di Prima, Alan Marlowe, and Ed Sanders; the manuscript of a play, two journals, and fourteen leaves of poetry. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Joseph K. Caldwell Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Joseph K. Caldwell Papers, spanning the dates 1938 to 2000, consist of 13.5 linear feet of correspondence, drafts (preliminary versions), photographs, notes, notebooks, galley proofs, playbills, reviews, clippings, and a diary. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Julian Symons Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Julian Symons Papers, dating from 1944 to 1994 (bulk dates 1970-1990), 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

June D. MacArtor Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The June D. MacArtor Papers collection consists of 18.1 linear feet spanning dates from 1966-2003. The collection contains programs, notebooks, reports, handbooks, minutes, studies, legal forms, papers, correspondence, calendars, and memos, pertaining to Ms. MacArtor's work for the State of Delaware and other citizens' watch groups on environmental issues. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Karl Wolfgang Böer Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Karl Wolfgang Böer Papers, 1945-2003, document the life work and professional career of this German-American physicist, inventor, university professor, and solar energy pioneer. Böer’s work in solid state technology, understanding the photoconductivity and structure of cadmium sulfide, and photovoltaics are seminal to twentieth-century advances in solar energy conversion and the modern energy conservation movements. Dr. Böer’s papers are integrally related to his career at the University of Delaware, where he has been since 1961. The collection reflects a relationship with the institution that allowed Böer to fulfill his academic role and conduct scientific research, while also allowing him every opportunity to build research laboratories and pursue entrepreneurial initiatives applying advances in technologies resulting from his research. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Katharine Pyle Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Katharine Pyle Papers, spanning approximately 1904-1929, consists of material related to her artistic, business, and personal affairs. The collection contains typed and handwritten manuscripts of her plays, poetry, short stories, and longer works; examples of her illustrations; and correspondence. The manuscripts provide insight into the early stages of Pyle's many works, recording corrections and alterations. The correspondence between Pyle and her publishers and editors notes disagreements on style, theme, deadlines, and payments. Many letters also concern research she conducted on Charlemagne for her short story. The collection includes photographs as well, possibly of models Pyle studied for her illustrations. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Katherine Hoskins Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. The dramatic works in the collection consist of five of Hoskins's plays which were produced but never published. In addition to literary manuscripts, the collection includes 161 pieces of correspondence (dating from 1922 to 1988), a scrapbook, clippings, miscellaneous personal papers, and 46 periodicals in which Hoskins' work appears. A portion of the collection is devoted to family papers, including papers from Hoskins' husband, Albert L. Hoskins, and her sister, Anne Lackey. Also present are over 200 pieces of correspondence from the Lackey and Hoskins families, dating from 1914 to 1983. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Koch - Messchert Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Koch - Messchert Family Papers consist of 1.5 linear feet of material, spanning the dates 1784 - 1913. This collection comprises shipping transactions, legal documents such as powers of attorney and passports, wills, inventories, account books, real estate papers, leases, court documents, and correspondence pertaining to the business of Philadelphia merchant Jacob Gerard Koch. The collection largely consists of papers relating to the settlement of Jacob Gerard Koch's estate, as well as personal correspondence of Jane Koch and the Messchert family. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

L. Lee Layton Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Lennox Robinson papers related to John Quinn Newark, Delaware, United States. Spanning the dates 1903-1931, the Lennox Robinson papers related to John Quinn consist of editorial correspondence, transcripts of letters, and other manuscripts and material toward a proposed two-volume edition of letters written to the New York lawyer, patron of the arts, and collector John Quinn. The project was undertaken at the behest of Quinn’s sister, Mrs. Julia Quinn Anderson, who wished for a selection of Quinn’s correspondence to be published, with letters “touching lightly upon his career at the Bar and laying stress upon his friendships with Irish men and women, English and French as well, who were distinguished in the Arts.” (F27). Acting on behalf of Mrs. Anderson, New York lawyer Cornelius J. Sullivan contracted Lennox Robinson to select and edit the letters to Quinn from thirteen volumes of his correspondence that were to be deposited with his other papers in the New York Public Library. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Lester Douglas Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Lester Douglas Collection includes 4.6 linear feet of correspondence, proofs, printed material, art work, and ephemera related to the personal and professional life of Lester Douglas. The collection spans the dates 1915-1961. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Letters from Calligraphers to Sidney Feinberg and George Grady Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection of letters written to Sidney Feinberg or George Grady was originally assembled in a notebook labeled "Calligraphic Letters." The label suggests that the original intent of the unidentified collector was to gather samples of calligraphic handwriting. 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. Some of the letters include enclosures such as pieces of blank stationery, pamphlets or booklets, prospectuses, and edited layout pages. Folder notes identify the enclosed materials. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Letters from William Buell Sprague Newark, Delaware, United States. Two subjects, collecting autographs and compiling his Annals of the American Pulpit, dominate the seventeen letters written by William Buell Sprague in this collection. In his letters written to several clergy, Sprague solicits information on Protestant ministers who are to be profiled in Annals. In his letters to friends or acquaintances, he discusses his collection of autographs. In some cases he actually sends a coveted autograph and in other cases he offers to examine documents in an attempt to authenticate the author. Written between 1836 and 1874, these letters convey Sprague's passion for both his vocation, ministry, and his avocation, autograph collecting. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Letters of William Graily Hewitt to Sidney Feinberg Newark, Delaware, United States. The 39 letters in this collection from English calligrapher and illuminator William Graily Hewitt to American book designer Sidney Feinberg, were written between 1944 and 1952. The correspondence was initiated by Feinberg when he was serving as a corporal in the U.S. Army and stationed in Great Britain during World War II. Feinberg's request for advice about his handwriting and his expression of interest in calligraphy and printing launched a friendship and correspondence with Hewitt which lasted until Hewitt's death in 1952. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Letters to Elsa Barker Newark, Delaware, United States. The collection of letters to American writer Elsa Barker contains 47 items and spans the dates 1910-1948. Also included are two autographed menu cards, two address cards, a program, and a sketch. The collection is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with letters from two unidentified correspondents and some miscellaneous ephemera at the end. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Letters to Ethel Rolt Wheeler Newark, Delaware, United States. Spanning the dates 1901-1938, the Letters to Ethel Rolt Wheeler consist of forty-five letters and one brief report of a meeting of the Irish Circle of the Lyceum Club (London). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Letters to Gordon Brown Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection of letters to Gordon Browne consists of eighty-three letters written between 1875 and 1937, seventy-seven of which are addressed to this renowned British illustrator. All letters are holograph, with the exception of two typed letters. The letters have been arranged chronologically, with undated material assembled at the end of the collection. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Letters to Lucy Clifford Newark, Delaware, United States. The eight letters written by several prominent English literary figures to Lucy Lane Clifford in this collection comprise twenty-one pages of text and span the dates 1886 to 1890. Authors of the letters were W. F. Pollock, C. T. Newton, James Russell Lowell, James Joseph Sylvester, Joseph Cotter Morison, J. Herbert Stack, E. Ray Lankester, and one unidentified sender. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Letters to Richard Cobden Sanderson Newark, Delaware, United States. Spanning the dates 1912-1964, the letters to Richard Cobden Sanderson consist of over 375 letters (.6 linear feet), several documents, and a prospectus for Cobden Sanderson's publication, The Annual. The two documents, issued by the Superintendent of Monuments of Pisa, Italy, are in reference to a monetary contribution related to Anne Cobden Sanderson and Ellen Melicent Cobden. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Letters Written During a South American Cruise Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of one letterbook containing ten long letters from an anonymous Philadelphian to his friend, Ned, written between 1826-1827. The author, a crew member on the frigate Brandywine, vividly and poetically describes life on board the ship and ashore in South America. He includes excerpts from his journal, as well as quotes from poets and other authors, essentially turning this letterbook into a rich and eloquent travel narrative. The leather-bound volume includes 178 pages of autograph writing, as well as two watercolor illustrations. The title page of the volume reads, “Letters Written during a Cruise in the Pacific In the years 1826-7-8 and 9,” but this somewhat misleading – the author spends much of his cruise on the Atlantic coast of South America, and the letters do not date past September of 1827. The volume also contains marginalia written in 1832. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Lewis Family Papers, 1696-1915 Newark, Delaware, United States. The Lewis Family Papers consist of three linear feet of material related to this Newark, Delaware, farming family, who also owned property in Little Creek Hundred in Kent County, Delaware. Material in the collection dates largely from the mid- to late-nineteenth century. Members of the family were farmers and large landholders who maintained business relations with many prominent citizens of early Newark, such as George Platt, Samuel Donnell, James T. Maxwell, and Eri Haines. The collection sheds light on domestic and business issues during the time period. It also demonstrates trends in education, politics, and land dealings. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Louis Henry and Marguerite Cohn Hemingway Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection of books, periodicals, correspondence, manuscripts, ephemera and papers relating to Ernest Hemingway was gathered together by Captain Louis Henry Cohn (d. 1953), a bookseller who was Hemingway's first bibliographer. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Louis Untermeyer Correspondence with John D. Weaver Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Louis Untermeyer Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Lukens Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Lukens Family papers span the dates 1750-1904, with the bulk dates 1759-1800. The little-over two linear feet of the collection includes business and personal correspondence, land office business papers, sketches, and maps. Also included are personal and business accounts, business and household receipts, and legal documents. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Lyle Bongé - James Leo Herlihy Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. The correspondence of James Leo Herlihy and Lyle Bongé spans the dates 1968 – 1993. The majority of the letters in the collection were written by Bongé (indicated “LB to JH” in the finding aid), but a significant number of Herlihy’s letters are present, providing a consistent sense of the dialogue between the two lifelong friends. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Margaret and Ned Allen Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Margaret and Ned Allen Papers collection consists of 4.6 linear feet of material dating from 1949 to 1957. Including in the collection are research files, household notes, photographs, teaching notes, course notes, books, magazines, Christmas cards, directories, yearbooks, newsletters, portfolios, syllabi, correspondence, clippings, postcards, manuscripts, exhibit catalogs, and museum publications. Of particular interest are Margaret Allen's photographs, papers, and reseach files relating to her book, Ornament in Indian History (1991). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Marion H. Steele Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Marion H. Steele Papers, spanning the years 1926-1980, contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, financial documents, receipts, printed material, publications, ephemera, employment documents, photographs, programs, postcards, professional files, journals, obituaries, bibliography, greeting cards, and videotapes. The collection is small—1.6 linear feet, yet the material gives a clear view of her life as a devoted professional on the staff of the American Home Economics Association (AHEA). The papers also show her connection to the University of Delaware’s Women’s College, and her involvement with the Alumnae Association in the 1930s. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Marjorie J. Tilghman Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Marjorie J. Tilghman Papers collection consists of 5.6 linear feet of material dating from 1928 to 1994. The collection consists of a variety of materials relating to Ms. Tilghman and her late husbands, including manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, clippings, research files, certificates, photographs, programs, speeches, lecture notes, essays, articles, books, maps, and stories. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Mark Harris Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Mark Harris Papers are a comprehensive archive which documents virtually every facet of the life and career of this American author. Present are the manuscripts for virtually all of his published work which includes over twenty books and a host of shorter critical and creative pieces; unpublished writing, including Harris' meticulously maintained personal journals from 1961-1979; a collection of scrapbooks which date back to the mid-1940s; more than 200 photographs; and a comprehensive collection of Harris' magazine and newspaper contributions. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Marshals of Napoleon Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The sixty-seven documents and portraits in the Marshals of Napoleon collection span the dates 1791-1836 and were assembled for their associative value with Napoleon. The individual who collected these representative documents is not known, but the collection was a gift from W. Atlee Burpee. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Mary Jane Elliot Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Mary Jane Elliot papers relate to her volunteer work in the area of Wilmington, Delaware, between 1979 and 1992. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, and resources materials pertaining to the following subjects: campaign for Winterthur, Arts Alive/Arts Advocacy, Museum Trustee Association, Delaware Art Museum Board, Wilmington Friends School Board, Grand Opera House Gala, Triangle Rezoning, Delaware Theatre Company, Delaware Curative Workshop Board, Delaware Antiques Show, Delaware State Film Commission, White House Project (documentary film), Paul Wagner Inc. film projects, Caroling on the Square, Lemon Hill, Barnes Brinton, Wilmington Dancing Class, Vicmead Hunt Club House Committee, Heart Ball, George Bush for President Fundraiser, United Way Special Gifts, Annual Catholic Appeal, Tower Hill School, Rockwood Museum, Junior Board of Delaware Division Hospital, Nautare Affair Day-Delaware Natural History Museum, Vicmead Long Range Planning Committee, Westover Hills Civic Association, and New Castle County Historic Review Board. The collection also includes some of Mary Jane Elliot's personal correspondence. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Merci Train Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. In 1947, American citizens contributed food, clothing, medical supplies and other staples to an ever-growing train of goods to be distributed to the people of war-torn France. As a token of gratitude, French citizens replied in kind and gathered a collection of forty-nine boxcars laden with various gifts for the American people. Known as the Merci, or Gratitude Train, the train deposited one boxcar of items in each state. The boxcar given to Delaware made several stops and gifts were distributed throughout the state. Among the items distributed in Newark were these to the University of Delaware Library: three manuscripts, spanning the years 1936-1948, that comprise this small Merci Train Collection. Consisting of .33 linear feet, the manuscripts included in this collection were written and donated by A. Carriere of Millau, Aveyron, France. Also included is a handwritten letter of gratitude to the American people by the author. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Meridel Le Sueur Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Meridel Le Sueur papers span the dates 1929 – 1942. The .3 linear feet of material in the collection consists of typescripts of Le Sueur’s poems and stories, sixty-three letters to her friend Doris Kirkpatrick (1902 – ), letters written to Le Sueur by others, photos and other images, news clippings and a periodical. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Michael Millgate - C. P. Snow Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Michael Millgate - C. P. Snow collection spans the dates 1958 – 1964 and includes 42 items of correspondence, typescripts, periodicals, and news clippings related to Millgate’s 1962 interview with Snow. The collection comprises letters from Snow to Millgate, typescripts of an interview conducted by Millgate, publication correspondence between Millgate and his editors, and periodicals and news clippings related to Snow. The collection is organized chronologically, based on dated correspondence and dated publications. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Michel Farano Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. Correspondents include Horace Gregory, Jean and Louis Untermeyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and William Carlos Williams; although most of these people sent greeting cards and the only substantial correspondence is from Jean Starr Untermeyer and William Carlos Williams. The poet Jean Starr Untermeyer maintained a close friendship with Farano and dedicated her autobiography, Private Collection (1965), to Farano. William Carlos Williams critiques several of Farano's poems. This collection contains letters, poems, photographs and a variety of printed materials. The papers are arranged alphabetically by individual correspondent and chronologically within each file. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Montgomery Evans II Collection of Lord Dunsany Manuscripts Newark, Delaware, United States. The Montgomery Evans II Collection of Lord Dunsany Manuscripts, spanning the years 1912-1935, consists of galley proofs, typescripts, printed journals, two letters, tear sheets, and a play program. The collection of twenty-one items was originally gathered by Montgomery Evans II. They were a part of Evans' larger collection of published material by or about Lord Dunsany. The journals bear Evans' stamp and the two folios in the collection bear his bookplates, which were designed by Lord Dunsany's illustrator, S.H. Sime. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

N. B. Browne Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The N.B. Browne papers, 1845-1873, documents professional and personal affairs of a successful nineteenth- century Philadelphia businessman and public servant. Comprising .3 linear feet of correspondence, legal documents, and financial papers, much of the collection roughly corresponds to Browne’s various occupations and is arranged in three series. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Nancy Cunard and Huge Ford Letters to David Garnett Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Nancy Pearn Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The papers of Nancy Pearn, a literary agent in the magazine department of the London office of Curtis Brown, Ltd., consists of incoming letters and cards spanning the dates 1922 - 1951 from a variety of literary and scientific figures. The collection contains four letters from Curtis Brown, including his letter of June 26, 1922, in which he offers Pearn a position in his agency. Other correspondents include physical scientists James Hopwood Jeans and Arthur Stanley Eddington; philosophers and theologians such as W.R. Inge, Gerald Heard and Malcolm Muggeridge; and biographers, novelists, and playwrights such as Cynthia Asquith, Naomi Mitchison, Marghanita Laski, May Sinclair, Ellen Cicely Wilkinson, Clemence Dane, Somerset de Chair, Ronald Duncan, Susan Ertz, Kate O'Brien, Clare Sheridan, and R.C. Sherriff. The collection contains thirty autograph letters, eight typescript letters, five postcards, and two greeting cards, all of which are signed. Autograph notes, apparently in the hand of Nancy Pearn, appear on some of the letters. The letters in each folder are arranged chronologically. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Neala Schleuning Meridel Le Sueur Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Neala Schleuning – Meridel Le Sueur Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, published books, journals, periodicals, news clippings, photographs, art work, audio tapes, video tapes, research materials and notes, and ephemera from Schleuning’s research and archival collection, most of which was used toward her 1978 dissertation and subsequent book on the American writer Meridel Le Sueur. Masterial in the collection spans the dates 1930 -1997, comprising 2.3 linear ft. of files, with 43 audio cassettes, 10 reel to reel tapes, and 2 VHS videotapes. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Norman Macleod Manuscripts Newark, Delaware, United States. An autobiography, fifteen poems, one short story, two resumes, a lecture, and several compilations of reviews of his work comprise this collection of manuscripts written by or related to American poet Norman Macleod. In addition to these twenty-four items (.3 linear ft.), tear sheets for Polly Hardy's article, "Introducing Norman Macleod," are available as part of this collection. Although most of the material is undated, it appears that the majority of the manuscripts were written between 1940 and 1951. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Official Correspondence and Military Letters of Virginia Colony Lt. Governor Robert Dinwiddie Newark, Delaware, United States. The "Official Correspondence and Military Letters of Virginia Colony Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie, 1754-1756," were collected here in two bound volumes of holograph copies. According to a note in the front of one of the volumes, the correspondence was originally transcribed in 1820 for Jared Sparks, who was one of the earliest archivists/collectors in the United States. Sparks was an advocate for the collection, preservation, and publication of manuscripts which documented early American history. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Oliver Onions Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Oliver Onions Papers comprises .3 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, travel journals and ephemera related to the British novelist and short story writer Oliver Onions (1872-1961). The collection is divided into two series: Manuscripts and Travel Journals. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Padraic Colum Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. Letters, newspaper clippings, printed ephemera, and manuscripts constitute the Padraic Colum Papers. The collection spans the dates 1927 to 1970, with its eighty items arranged in three series. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Papers of Dr. Allston Morris related to Southbridge Medical Advisory Council and Activities Center Newark, Delaware, United States. The Papers of Dr. Allston Morris related to Southbridge Medical Advisory Council and Activities Center, which span the dates 1968-1980 (bulk dates 1968-1974), were a gift of Mrs. Emily B. Morris. Dr. Morris's papers document the creation and early existence of the Southbridge Medical Activities Center through 1.2 linear feet of correspondence, minutes, agenda, clippings, surveys, photographs, slides, programs, medical forms, physicians' log, reports, bylaws, articles, statistics, schedules, and cassette tape. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Papers Regarding Robert Marshall Hannum vs. the Wimington City Railroad Company Newark, Delaware, United States. On February 22, 1901, an accident involving a horse-drawn wagon, driven by Robert Marshall Hannum, and Wilmington City Railroad Co. trolley car no. 15 occurred at the intersection of 6th and Market Streets in Wilmington, Delaware. The eleven handwritten accident reports, eye witness accounts, and court declaration comprising this small collection document the accident and the subsequent lawsuit brought by Mr. Hannum. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Paul A. Bennett Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Paul A. Bennett Collection consists of 3.3 linear feet of correspondence, printed material, and memorabilia from the library of type designer Paul A. Bennett. Spanning the dates 1914-1971 (bulking 1930-1960), the collection demonstrates some of the typographic projects on which Bennett worked. It also conveys some of the friendships and working relationships that he established with experts in the fields of typography, graphic arts, and printing. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Paulette Greene Paper Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Paulette Greene Paper Collection includes handmade, watermarked, and decorated paper samples, as well as related correspondence and reference material. While the earliest watermarked sheet dates to 1669, the bulk of the collection is from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The strength of the collection lies in its samples, particularly the decorated papers, which include marbled and printed endpapers as well as individually crafted pieces by contemporary artists. The marbling work of Mariana Roach and Claire Van Vliet are especially noteworthy. Another significant element of the collection is the material relating to Douglass Howell, especially the collector's personal recollection of her 1962 visit with the papermaker at his studio in Westbury, Long Island. Explanatory materials included in the collection are often sketchy, but offer a starting point for further research. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Pauline A. Young Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Pauline A. Young Collection includes material either gathered or written by the Delaware educator and activist Pauline A. Young (1900-1991), much of which relates to prominent poets Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) and Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935). The collection itself consists of one linear foot of material comprising correspondence, periodical clippings and photocopies, photographs, brochures, programs, and ephemera. The collection is divided into four main series: I. Correspondence, II. Articles and publications, III. Biography, and IV. Ephemera. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Philadelphia Theatrical Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Philadelphia Theatrical Papers, spanning the dates of 1877–1943 (bulk dates 1890s–1920s), contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, advertisements, programs, playbills, financial documents, ledgers, obituaries, postcards, contracts, broadsides, scrapbooks, and telegrams. The papers cover a particularly important period in the theatrical history of America. During this time the rise and fall of monopolistic management and production agencies as well as the expansion of touring companies were impetuses for the success of theatrical businesses such as Nixon & Zimmerman. A majority of the papers in the collection are about their company, which was a successful innovator in Philadelphia, the region, and the country in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century. Although the focus is Philadelphia, the papers include numerous documents and printed material about the business of theater throughout the United States. It is not known who collected or compiled this material. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Philip Levine Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection of seventy-one letters written by Philip Levine to Stephen Berg spans the approximate dates 1961-1972; most of the letters are undated. The collection also includes seven poems, six written by Levine and one by an unidentified writer (possibly Stephen Berg). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Pierce Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The letters and documents in this collection were written between 1833 and 1954, but primarily focus on three years of the Civil War, 1862-1864. Most of the forty-eight items, which include letters, photographs, drawings, and words for a song, provide an excellent portrait of military life for two brothers, George and Enos Pierce. A few of the items, such as a marriage certificate for Elias and Sarah Pierce, the obituaries, and a page of biographical information, provide details about other members of the Pierce family. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Powell Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Powell Family Papers concern the affairs of Powell's Restaurant, a local business of Newark, Delaware, owned and operated by the Powell family between 1887-1950. Located at 43-45 Main Street, the site upon which the Galleria was built in 1995, it grew from a small oyster and ice cream shop to a restaurant and local ice cream distributor, taking on the name "Powell's Ice Cream Co." in the 1950s. After selling the business in 1950, Walter R. Powell retired, and Powell's Ice Cream Co. remained in business until becoming a malt shop in the 1960s, eventually being torn down to make room for the Galleria. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

R. Brimley Johnson papers relating to Shelley-Leigh Hunt Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection is composed of materials related to the publication of Shelley-Leigh Hunt. R. Brimley Johnson used the correspondence gathered in this collection in the epilogue and introduction of his book. The correspondents include Edward John Trelawny (Shelley's friend), Thomas Jefferson Hogg (Shelley's friend and a contributor to The Liberal), Mary Shelley (Shelley's wife), and Leigh Hunt. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Rae Lawton Diary Newark, Delaware, United States. The diary of Illinois-native Rae Lawton’s travels through California in 1905 consists of one volume (61 pages) of autograph ink entries. The date span is 23 September 1905 to 17 December 1905, with almost daily entries. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Ralph D. Gardner Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Ralph Delauney Papers Related to Tennessee William's The Rose Tattoo Newark, Delaware, United States. The Ralph Delauney Papers related to Tennessee Williams's The Rose Tattoo, spanning the years 1947-1953, consist of .6 linear feet of material. The papers are comprised of the playscript and revisions, correspondence, bills and receipts, budgets, clippings, notes, itineraries, theater programs, and sketches of the set. The material was gathered by Ralph Delauney in his role as stage manager for both the 1950 world premiere production of Tennessee Williams's The Rose Tattoo at Erlanger Theatre in Chicago, and the 1951 New York run at the Martin Beck Theatre. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Richard Hoffman Arthur Miller Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Richard Hoffman Arthur Miller Collection spans the dates 1945 – 2000 and comprises two linear feet of play scripts, screenplays, photographs, correspondence, financial documents, posters, flyers, periodicals, journals, theater programs, news clippings, and ephemera related to the American playwright and author Arthur Miller. Assembled by the writer and Brooklyn-based bookdealer Richard Hoffman, the collection also includes Miller’s published plays, which are cataloged individually and housed with printed collections in the Special Collections Department at the University of Delaware Library. Richard Hoffman built this archive by collecting materials related to the dramatic works of Arthur Miller, as well as general sources about Miller. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Richard Hoffman David Mamet Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Richard Hoffman David Mamet Collection spans the dates 1975 – 2002 and consists of 1.5 linear feet of letters, play scripts, screenplays, posters, theater programs, periodicals, photographs, presskits, and ephemera related to American playwright and screenwriter David Mamet. The collection was assembled by Brooklyn book dealer Richard Hoffman. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Richard Hoffman Neil Simon Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Richard Hoffman Neil Simon Collection spans the dates 1955 - 1993 and comprises three linear feet of playscripts, film scripts, correspondence, posters, flyers, periodicals, theater programs, and photographs related to the American playwright Neil Simon. Assembled by the writer and Brooklyn-based bookdealer Richard Hoffman, the collection also includes Simon's published plays, which are cataloged individually and housed with printed collections in the Special Collections Department at the University of Delaware Library. The archival collection includes playscripts and film scripts representing most of the work that Simon produced, as well as some film scripts that were never published. The collection includes ephemeral material such as souvenir programs and playbills, and autographed photographs of Neil Simon and his wife, the actress Marsha Mason. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Robert A. Wilson Collection related to James Purdy Newark, Delaware, United States. Originally the private collection of book dealer Robert A. Wilson, this collection spans the years 1956-1998 and includes .8 linear feet of letters, manuscripts, galleys, publicity fliers, publishers' announcements, and ephemera related to the work of James Purdy. It is organized into three groups of material: Letters from Purdy to Wilson, 1966-1998; Writings by Purdy, 1957-1992; and Publicity and Promotion, 1956-1992. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Robert B. McKee Newark, Delaware, United States. The Robert B. McKee Papers, 1861-1865, 1901, consist of .1 linear feet of correspondence, military orders, medical supply inventories, casualty reports, military passes, circulars, newspapers, and personal essays. The first sixty- five items are related to McKee’s experience in the Civil War, spent primarily as an assistant surgeon with the 1st Delaware Volunteer Cavalry. The final document is a widow’s pension certificate his wife, Anna M. McKee, received July 15, 1901. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Robert Brennan and Maeve Brennan Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Brennan papers consist of manuscripts and papers of the author and diplomat, Robert Brennan, and of his daughter, the author, Maeve Brennan. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Robert E. Spiller Newark, Delaware, United States. The Robert E. Spiller Collection consists of twenty-six letters, reviews, articles, or printed items related to or collected by Spiller. The items are sorted into several small groups. The first group consists of seven letters written to Spiller congratulating him on his recently published article, “Sidney Lanier: Ancestor of Anti-Realism.” A photocopy of the article, which appeared in the January 10, 1948 issue of The Saturday Review, and a letter from the editor complete this group. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Robert Underwood Johnson Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Robert Underwood Johnson Collection comprises 2 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, personal papers, printed material, photographs, and realia of American poet, editor, and diplomat R.U. Johnson. The collection spans the dates 1879 to 1931 and is divided into six series: Publishing, Poetry, Prose, Maurice F. Egan, Italy, and Personal. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Rockwell Kent Letters to David Wesley Newark, Delaware, United States. The Rockwell Kent collection consists of 272 letters written by the artist between the years 1951 and 1969 to David Wesley, a left-wing journalist for the York (Pennsylvania) Daily and Gazette and Kent's personal friend. The frequency of the correspondence between the two men suggests that their relationship shifted from a cordial acquaintanceship in the earliest letters to a solid friendship through the 1950s and into the 1960s. This friendship was disrupted by Wesley's move to California in 1965, after which time few letters were exchanged. The letters were dictated to Kent's wife and former secretary, Sally, and are arranged chronologically. Some include Kent's hand-written annotations. Each letter, with any accompanying enclosures, has been counted as one item. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Rodney Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Rodney Family Papers is a small collection (62 items) of genealogical notes and miscellaneous personal papers from a Delaware family prominent in the American Revolution and early Federal period of American history. The collection spans the dates 1773-1941 and consists of correspondence, journals, certificates, genealogy, wills, a passport, poetry, newspaper clippings, and essays. Much of the collection consists of photocopies and typescript copies of original materials and family reminiscences. When possible, the location of the original material is noted. Some of the letters and genealogical information has been laminated, making them difficult to read. The collection is arranged into two series: the first of genealogical notes and the second of miscellaneous family papers. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Roops-Rogers Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Roop-Rogers Family Papers consist of letters from the period 1834 to 1894, with bulk dates in the 1860s, as well as miscellaneous documents and ephemera. The correspondence was exchanged between family members who were centered in the Seaford-Laurel area of Delaware and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Roxana Cannon Arsht Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Roxana Arsht Papers consist of 33.5 linear feet of material spanning the dates 1910-2002. The collection comprises personal and professional papers, as well as Cannon family papers. Travel files contain books, pamphlets, brochures, photographs, clippings, newspapers, itineraries, maps, notes, postcards and ephemera collected during her travels to Bermuda, the Carribean, USSR, South America, Portugal, Spain, Egypt, Africa, Mexico, England, Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Canada, France, Germany, Yugoslavia, Hawaii, Israel, China, Japan, Nevis, Petit St. Vincent, Switzerland, Vienna, Austria, Bangkok, Annapolis, New Orleans, Williamsburg, Savannah, and Charleston, as well as folders dealing with budgets and various costs of living. Legal and philanthropic files contain materials pertaining to political campaigns, mergers, court cases, oral histories, and various organizations and charitable groups such as the Academy of Lifelong Learning, Planned Parenthood, Cancer Care, the fund for women, etc. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Rudi Holzapfel Letters to Ellen Shannon-Mangan Newark, Delaware, United States. The Rudi Holzapfel Letters to Ellen Shannon-Mangan comprises one linear foot of correspondence, including 175 letters and greeting cards, and 54 postcards, spanning the dates 1978 - 2000. The correspondence began when Brendan Kennelly introduced Shannon-Mangan to Holzapfel for assistance with her biography of the poet of James Clarence Mangan. Holzapfel's letters were written from Bonn, West Germany, where he lived through the 1980s, and Tipperary, Ireland, where he moved in 1990, as well as during travels. Shannon-Mangan lived in Astoria, Oregon. Beyond the discussion of Clarence Mangan's life, work, and critical reception, the primary subject of the letters is literature, particularly poetry, including Holzapfel's writing and Shannon-Mangan's own work. Additionally, the families of both writers became friends, and the letters contain personal and family news. The postcards in the collection were sent from various European locations where Holzapfel traveled and vacationed. The tone of Holzafpel's commentary on life as a poet and the work of other writers is frank, humorous, and outspoken. Holzafpel's letters, whether handwritten or typed, frequently bear his supplemental holograph annotations, revisions, commentary, and postscripts -- reflecting great engagement in his correspondence with Shannon-Mangan. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Rudi Holzapfel Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Rudi Holzapfel Papers, spanning 1953 to 1990, 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. Some of the manuscripts are signed by the author, and his autograph notes addressed to "Oliver" (perhaps Irish poet Oliver Snoddy) also appear on some of the items. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Rush Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Rush family papers preserves material related to the Revolution-era Philadelphia physician, Benjamin Rush, and his descendants. The Rush family came to be not only one of the most celebrated families of Philadelphia, but also became distinguished throughout the United States and Europe. The Philadelphia family were descendants of John Rush (1620-1699), a former Calvary commander in Oliver Cromwell's army, who came to Pennsylvania in 1683. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Samuel Loveman Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection of letters from various literary figures to American bookseller Samuel Loveman spans from 1911 to 1976, the year of Loveman's death. The letters are chiefly acknowledgments of poems and books received from Loveman; but also include business letters in connection with Loveman's career as a book dealer. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Samuel Meredith Letters and Documents Newark, Delaware, United States. The collection of Samuel Meredith Letters and Documents, spans the dates 1786 to 1798. The collection includes twenty-five letters, notes, or receipts written to Samuel Meredith. Most of the items are notes regarding financial matters, such as land purchases, loans or other debts due, and receipts for goods or services. Several are addressed to Meredith as Treasurer of the United States but most are addressed to him personally. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Sara Teasdale Letters to Joyce and Aline Kilmer Newark, Delaware, United States. Teasdale addresses the first four letters in this collection to poet and critic Joyce Kilmer. Born Alfred Joyce Kilmer on December 6, 1886, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he attended Rutgers College (1904-1906) and was graduated from Columbia University with an A. B. in 1908. In June of the same year he married Aline Murray, step-daughter of Henry Mills Alden. Before joining the staff of the New York Times Magazine and Review of Books in 1913, he worked on the staff of the Standard Dictionary (1909-1912) and as editor of the Churchman (1912-1913). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Sara Teasdale Letters to Orrick Johns Newark, Delaware, United States. The letters of Sara Teasdale to Orrick Johns, a collection of forty-three letters from Teasdale and one letter to Teasdale from Wilfred Funk, are housed in F252 of Manuscript Collection 99. Arranged in chronological order, the autograph letters, cards, and notes range in dates from 1909 to 1914, (with fifteen undated items). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Seán O'Faoláin Letters Newark, Delaware, United States. The Seán O'Faoláin letters, written from 1960 to 1964, are addressed to various editors for the publishers, Little, Brown, and for the magazine Atlantic Monthly. The majority of the forty-three letters concern publication details related to O'Faoláin's autobiography, Vive Moi! [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Seán O'Faoláin Letters to John and Mary Marshall Newark, Delaware, United States. Irish author Seán O'Faoláin was born John Francis Whelanon February 22, 1900, in County Cork, Ireland. In 1918, while a student at University College at Cork of National University of Ireland, O'Faoláin embraced Irish nationalism, joined the Irish Volunteers, and changed his name to its Gaelic equivalent. O'Faoláin fought in the Irish Revolution from 1918-1921, and served as the director of publicity for the Irish Republican Army in 1923. During this period of Irish social and political upheaval O'Faoláin began to write. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Seymour Lawrence Publishing Files related to Kurt Vonnegut Newark, Delaware, United States. Spanning the years 1966 to 1983, the Seymour Lawrence Papers contain the publishing and promotional files maintained by Seymour Lawrence as Kurt Vonnegut's editor and publisher. Consisting of 3.5 linear feet of files, the material includes correspondence between Vonnegut and Lawrence, as well as manuscripts of several speeches and essays written by Vonnegut. The files also contain photographs of Vonnegut, a self-portrait painted by Vonnegut, and publication and promotional materials toward ten of Vonnegut's books. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Sharon Cumberland Newark, Delaware, United States. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Shipley Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Shipley Family Papers contain 229 items including correspondence, printed documents, receipts, and account books pertaining to Thomas Shipley and his business, as well as to his son Walter Penn Shipley. The bulk of the material relates to the years when Thomas Shipley was most active as a conveyancer, 1850- 1888; however, a few items date from the 1840s, and Walter Penn Shipley's correspondence reaches into the first decade of the twentieth century. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Shirley Brooks Letters Newark, Delaware, United States. The correspondence of C.W. Shirley Brooks consists of 37 letters from Brooks to various friends and acquaintances. The correspondence dates from 1854 to February 8, 1874, just two weeks before his death. Brooks's correspondence discusses literary matters, his health, social engagements, and editorial work. The correspondence includes Brooks to the following: Sir William Howard Russell (1820-1907), famous war correspondent for the London Times whose story of "The Battle of Bull Run" published in 1861 in New York caused a serious controversy, and John Timbs (1801-1875), author and editor of over 150 works including Curiosities of London (1855). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Signatures Archive Newark, Delaware, United States. Co-edited by John Hinsdale Thompson and John Malcolm Brinnin and based in Detroit, Signatures was a literary magazine of "works-to-be-published-later" written by contemporary American and international writers. Subtitled "Work in Progress," Signatures was first published in the Spring of 1936 and continued for a total of three issues, ceasing publication in 1938. Signatures featured fiction by Katherine Anne Porter, James T. Farrell, Kay Boyle, Sean O'Faolain, as well as poetry by Kenneth Patchen, Muriel Rukeyser, and Louis MacNeice; and critical essays by Horace Gregory, Newton Arvin, and Granville Hicks. Brinnin and Thompson planned to publish Signatures semi-annually and were quoted as saying that in each issue they hoped "to publish the best available work for forthcoming books by established authors, as well as unusual work by younger unknown writers. These selections, whether from a novel, a volume of poetry, or a book of short stories, will be integrated portions of entire works and may be read as experimental excerpts or, equally well, with the idea of anticipating the trend of newer work by represented authors." [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Sir Gerald Barry Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. 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. In most instances carbon copies of Barry's responses are included with the letters. Correspondents include numerous literary notables, such as L. P. Hartley, Arnold Bennett, Maurice Baring, Stephen Spender, Max Beerbohm, John Lehmann, Beverly Nichols, Humbert Wolfe, John Buchan, R. C. Sherriff, Hugh Walpole, C. P. Snow, and Virginia Woolfe. Some of the correspondents wrote to Barry concerning their contributions to the Saturday Review or to the Week-End Review. Others, such as Virginia Woolf and John Buchan, wrote to decline Barry's requests for articles or reviews. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Sir William Rothenstein and Sir John Rothenstein Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. 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, and also includes books by many of the most celebrated authors and artists of the twentieth century, which have been cataloged in Special Collections. A smaller tangential collection comprises manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, periodicals and journals, and ephemera related to Sir William Rothenstein and his son, Sir John Rothenstein. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Sir William Russell Flint Letters to Kay Pickford Newark, Delaware, United States. The collection of letters written by Sir William Russell Flint to Kay Pickford spans the dates 1946-1973. Eighty-three items in the collection include seventy-eight letters written by William Russell Flint, two letters written by his son, Francis Russell Flint, and three newspaper clippings. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, Transcripts of Letters Relating to Delaware Newark, Delaware, United States. The University of Delaware’s collection of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Transcripts consists of one box (.3 linear feet) of typescript letters related to the Delaware activities of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG), a London-based missionary society created in 1701 to broaden the ministry of the Church of England in the North American colonies. The majority of the letters were written by missionaries posted in America and were directed to SPG administrators in London. The collection, which dates from 1703 to 1782 (bulk dates 1703-1776), was given to the University of Delaware Library in 1964 by noted Delaware historian Henry Clay Reed. Reed created these transcripts and the accompanying index from a collection of copies, microfilm, and transcripts at the Library of Congress. It is likely that most of the original letters reside in the Lambeth Palace Library in London, the principal repository for records related to the Church of England. More information about these records, including permission to quote from them, can be obtained through the Manuscript Department of the Library of Congress. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Sparks Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Sparks Family Papers provide numerous details of a family-owned egg and poultry business that was operated in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and later in Woodstown, New Jersey. The papers, spanning the dates 1823-1945 (bulk dates 1919-1944), consist of one linear foot of photographs, financial documents, tax records, ledgers, letters, envelopes, a postcard, metal egg carton, feed bag, certificate, and printed material. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Steven Leech Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Steven Leech collection consists of 5.1 linear feet of material dating from 1960-2003. The collection largely includes material on various periodicals and other publications, including Dreamstreets, Out and About, Wilmington Spectator, and other Delaware area publications. The collection includes books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, articles, audio cassette tapes, reel to reel tapes, VHS tapes, cartoons, photographs, mockups, paste-ups, typescripts, manuscripts, drafts, programs, correspondence, posters, and leaflets. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Sydney Goodsir Smith Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Sydney Goodsir Smith Papers date primarily from the late 1950s and early 1960s, an especially nationalist phase in Smith’s literary career. The collection contains several drafts and advance proofs of Smith’s play The Wallace and manuscripts of his long dramatic poems, Gowdsmith in Reekie and The Vision of the Prodigal Son. Also present are seventeen pieces of correspondence and the manuscripts of about twenty prose pieces, including essays, reviews, and scripts from radio talks. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Talcott Williams Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The papers of American journalist Talcott Williams span the dates 1894-1925 and consist of .3 linear feet of letters, pamphlets, and clippings. The collection is divided into three series: Series I contains letters written to Talcott Williams, Series II contains proofs of four pamphlets written by Williams, and Series III contains miscellaneous material relating to Williams. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Tennessee Williams Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Tennessee Williams Collection, spanning the dates 1939- 1990, consists of an extensive collection of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, printed material, and ephemera related to playwright Tennessee Williams. Approximately one-half of the 4.6 linear feet of material is comprised of manuscripts of plays, poems, essays, and other work written by Williams. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Theodore Ensin Correspondence with Howard McCord Newark, Delaware, United States. The eighty-five items in this collection are letters from Theodore Enslin to Howard McCord, and carbons of McCord's replies from March 4, 1971 to March 23, 1973. The correspondence is arranged chronologically. The letters pertain to Enslin's progress with Ranger (published in 1978), travel itineraries, homeopathic medicine, and McCord's planning of a trip to Iceland. In addition to the correspondence in the collection there are copies of letters written by Howard McCord to Professor E.W. Tedlock, Jr., and to a Professor Jones recommending Enslin for a D.H. Lawrence Fellowship for the summer of 1973. Also included is a copy of an introduction written by Enslin for a group of Marie Mathews's "Herbal" poems. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Theresa Vielé Scrapbooks Newark, Delaware, United States. The Teresa Vielé collection consists of two volumes of scrapbooks, each approximately 130 pages in length, and spans the dates June 1870 to October 1871. As these dates correspond to those of her divorce suit against General Vielé, much in the collection centers on this event. Such material includes letters, newspaper clippings, and telegrams from attorneys and detectives. The scrapbooks also contain calling cards from prominent members of New York society; invitations to balls, charities, or weddings; programs for concerts and church services; and announcements for lectures or events. Material relating to Vielé's personal business consists of notes and receipts from banks, insurance companies, antique furniture dealers, hotels, and renters. Other items found in the collection are a newspaper clipping of a poem, "To My Child," published by Teresa Vielé in The Home Journal, a transcription of a piece called "The Rights of Woman," and a page on which Vielé glued fern specimens from the Pacific Coast. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Thomas Agar Holland Letters to George Reid Newark, Delaware, United States. These fifteen letters of British poet Thomas Agar Holland were written from Greatham, Hampshire, and Poynings, Sussex, where Holland served as rector, to George Reid who lived in Glasgow. Enclosed with the letters, written between 1845 and 1847, are two autograph poems, a printed supplement of poems, and an essay. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Thomas M. Reynolds Letters to Louisa J. Seward Newark, Delaware, United States. The letters of Captain Thomas M. Reynolds to Louisa J. Seward, spanning the dates 1861-1864, consist of sixty-five letters, three poems, one essay, and one invoice for medical supplies and equipment. With the exception of three letters and the invoice, all of the material was written by Thomas Reynolds and sent to Lou Seward. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Thomas MacGreevey Letters to Eleanor and Frederick Reid Newark, Delaware, United States. The twenty-four letters written by Thomas MacGreevy to Eleanor and Frederick Reid, between 1954 and 1966, include seventy-eight pages of text and several enclosures. With the exception of one typed card, which provided MacGreevy's change of address, all of the letters were handwritten by MacGreevy. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Thomas R. Booth Diaries Newark, Delaware, United States. The Thomas R. Booth diaries consist of six volumes spanning the years 1855 to 1860. They chronicle his time spent working and living in Missouri as an engineer for the Pacific Railroad and for the Southern Kansas Railroad. The daily entries consist predominantly of records of professional and social events and activities. Consistently, he notes the weather, his health, any correspondence received or sent, people he called on or dined with, and his church attendance on Sundays. Usually, in the back of his diaries, he accounted for any debts accrued or paid off and the amount spent on various services or items. He also frequently drew diagrams and calculated measurements which related to his job for the railroad. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Thomas R. Harper Congressional Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. Thomas R. Carper (1947- ) served the state of Delaware as its member-at-large in the U.S. House of Representatives for five terms: he was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1993). Carper served on the committees of Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs, and Merchant Marine and Fisheries, with memberships on several subcommittees. Carper was elected with the "budget conscious class of 1982" and was a fiscal conservative in his legislative efforts. Carper worked on the bailout plan for the savings and loan industry, correctly predicting the enormity of the problem. The Thomas R. Carper Congressional Papers reflect issues on banking, environmental and coastal concerns, fishing and tourism, and many other topics of interest to Delawareans in the 1980s. In addition to correspondence, memoranda, and office files, the collection includes reports, documents, and memorabilia from Carper's congressional career. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Thornton Oakley Diaries Newark, Delaware, United States. The Thonton Oakley diary collection consists of thirty-five miniature diaries and one small notebook. The diaries span 1908, and 1930 through 1953. The single notebook is from a 1919 trip to France and appears to contain ideas for paintings or illustrations, perhaps for a travel book. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Toby Olson Letters to Carl Thayler Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of 119 letters from American poet and Temple University professor, Toby Olson, to the poet Carl Thayler. Dating from 1967 to 1983, these detailed letters treat a variety of literary and personal matters and reveal the close friendship shared by Olson and Thayler. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Torbert - Ellegood Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The Torberts of Delaware trace their American lineage back to Hugh Torbert (b. [1645]), an early settler of Kent County. The Torbert section of the Torbert-Ellegood Collection focuses mainly on John Torbert (1775-1842), the eldest child of Peter and Jane (McClyment) Torbert of Kent County. He was born in Dover, Delaware, and later moved north to Wilmington. In 1810, Torbert co-founded the Bank of Wilmington and Brandywine, the second bank established in Wilmington. He served as president of this bank from 1819-1824. In 1812, Governor Joseph Haslet appointed Torbert a Justice of the Peace of New Castle County, a post he held until 1814 (Governor’s Register, p. 89, 114). Beginning in 1827, he served as cashier at the Farmers Bank in Wilmington, and he remained in that position until his death in 1842. Torbert was also involved in the milling industry along the Brandywine River. Information gleaned from this collection suggests that he was an agent for the Brandywine Mill Seat Company, and historian Henry Conrad reports that he was an investor in the Rockford Manufacturing Company (Conrad, p. 420). Lastly, evidence from this collection suggests he was also involved with business ventures such as Warner and Torbert, William Almond & Co, and the Philadelphia & Wilmington Steam Boat Company. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Townsend Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Townsend family papers consist of .6 linear feet of letters, accounts, and other business records, spanning the years 1809 – 1920, with the majority of the material falling between 1834 and 1894. The collection mainly consists of business letters sent to Samuel and John Townsend, political and personal letters sent to Samuel Townsend, and family correspondence, including twenty letters written by Edmund Townsend during the Civil War. With the exception of some family correspondence and a few letter drafts, John and Samuel Townsend do not figure prominently as authors in this collection. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Trams Combs Correspondence Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of correspondence between Tram Combs and John Malcolm Brinnin, Bill Read, and Frank Collymore. Each section of correspondence consists of the original letters from Brinnin, Read, or Collymore to Combs and carbon copies of Tram Combs' letters in response. Also included in this collection are a number of typescript carbons of poems written by Combs and sent to Brinnin or Collymore. The Brinnin section also contains clippings sent by Brinnin and a typescript inscribed copy of Brinnin's poem, "Skin Diving in the Virgins," which he dedicated to Combs. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Virden Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Virden family papers, spanning the years 1783-1901, consist of thirty-six letters, receipts, deeds, accounts, and other documents, mostly relating to the family of Samuel Virden of Kent County. Although the papers do not provide a well-rounded portrait of the Virden family, some of the estate papers, receipts, and letters can provide a rough estimation of Samuel Virden's business and financial dealings when considered together. Some of the most noteworthy documents in the collection, however, have a historical significance discrete from the Virden family. These include an anonymous Revolutionary War era account book of household earnings and expenditures; several expressive letters written by the young Virden sisters and their friends between 1840-1862; an 1864 letter to John W. Hall detailing Civil War hostilities near City Point, Virginia; Edwin Virden's 1865 letter regarding life in post-Civil War Jackson, Mississippi; and a letter to Peter Lowber Smock Virden regarding Delaware politics during the free silver controversy of 1896. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Virginia Spencer Carr Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. Virginia Spencer Carr is the John B. and Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters, Department of English, Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of The lonely hunter : a biography of Carson McCullers (Doubleday, 1975; Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1985) and Dos Passos, a life (Doubleday, 1984), and Paul Bowles : a life (Scribner, 2004 ). [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

W. D. Snodgrass Correspondence with Daniela Gioseffi Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists of correspondence between W. D. Snodgrass and Daniela Gioseffi between 1978 and 1984. Consisting of Snodgrass’s original letters and the drafts or copies of Gioseffi’s responses, the correspondence explores their personal relationship, as well as discusses their mutual interest in Middle Eastern music and instruments. As poets they also discuss their poetry and how their poetry readings could be combined with musical instruments. The letters mention Snodgrass’s work on the poems for The Führer Bunker, which he was reworking for the stage. The letters also discuss Snodgrass’s move from Norfolk, Virginia, to the University of Delaware and his life at his summer residence in Erieville, New York. The drafts of Gioseffi’s letters convey her writing, personal life, and poetry readings. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

W. D. Snodgrass Letters and Manuscripts to Jerome Mazzaro Newark, Delaware, United States. This small collection of eight letters and three manuscripts, written by W.D. Snodgrass and sent to Jerome Mazzaro, spans the years 1961-1977. The collection also includes one carbon of a letter from Mazzaro to Snodgrass. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

W. D. Snodgrass Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The W. D. Snodgrass Papers consists of at least 40 linear feet of additions to the papers of W. D. Snodgrass, including recent correspondence, drafts of poems and essays, and the full manuscript for "To Sound Like Myself: Essays on Poetry." The material dates from 1989 to 2004. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Waldo Frank Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. Spanning the years 1922 to 1965, 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. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Walter De La Mare Letters to John Middleon Murry Newark, Delaware, United States. The Walter de la Mare Letters to John Middleton Murry consists of 32 letters written between 1920-1924, as well as one letter written in 1945. The letters are arranged chronologically in three folders. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Walter Wanger Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Walter Wanger Papers date from 1923 to 1938, with the vast bulk in a two-year period between 1932 to 1934. The collection includes Wanger’s professional schedules, availability lists, playscripts, scenarios, and summaries submitted for screenplay consideration. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Wanda Larsen Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Wanda Larsen papers consist of 10.6 linear feet of material, dating from 1940-1999. Much of the material relates to Larsen's travels and her participation in the Americans of Polish Descent Cultural Society. The collection also includes her scrapbooks, and drafts of her autobiography, Dear and Not So Dear Memories. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Waples Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Waples Family Papers, spanning the dates 1753-1864, contains correspondence, wills, deeds and surveys, financial and legal documents, speeches, wills, manumissions, a broadside, a newspaper clipping, an announcement, and invitations. The papers outline the family’s role in the economic development of Milton in Broadkill Hundred, Delaware. But the bulk of the collection, 1851-1864, focuses on Gideon B. Waples, beginning with the pre-Civil War period when he was a student at Delaware College. After he voluntarily left his studies, he became a farmer and businessman in southern Delaware; he also served as a political aide to two governors of Delaware during the Civil War. The collection covers layers of a maturing man’s life: his close male friendships formed during college days; his political leanings during the tumultuous 1850s-1860s, including his association with Stephen A. Douglas’s American Union Party; and life in Milton, Delaware. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Wilbert Snow Letters to Homer E. Woodbridge Newark, Delaware, United States. The twenty-eight letters in this collection were written by Wilbert Snow to Homer E. Woodbridge, who was also a professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Spanning the dates 1925-1951 (with bulk dates 1925-1935 and 1949-1951), the letters were written during the period when Snow was on the faculty of Wesleyan University. In addition to the letters, four typescript poems, written by Snow, are enclosed. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Wilbur Owen Sypherd Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Wilbur Owen Sypherd Papers consists of correspondence between Sypherd and various individuals, including U.S. Senator J. Caleb Boggs, U.S. Senator John J. Williams, and George S. Messersmith. The papers also include a variety of manuscripts written by Sypherd for lectures, addresses, books, and research requests. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Wilbur T. Wilson Newark, Delaware, United States. The Wilbur T. Wilson Map Collection concerns the work of the prominent Newark, Delaware, engineer and surveyor Wilbur T. Wilson (1856-1942). Dating from the late 1880s to 1941, the collection comprises four linear feet of notebooks and files, and approximately 500 maps. There are maps, plans, and cross-sections; blue prints and Van Dykes; graphite and ink on linen, paper, and tracing paper. The collection is divided into four main series: I. Maps, II. Survey notebooks, III. Newark residence and property directory, and IV. Ledgers and narrative drafts. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

William Butler Yeats Newark, Delaware, United States. The William Butler Yeats Collection, composed of correspondence, one poem, photographs, a program, lectures notes, a quotation, a manuscript fragment, and photocopies, spans the dates 1890 to 1940. The bulk of the collection dating between 1931 and 1938. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

William Carlos Williams Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. The William Carlos Williams Collection, spanning the dates 1916-1973, consists of sixty-nine letters from Williams to several individuals, including Fred Miller, Orrick Johns, Emanuel Romano, and George Kirgo. Letters from Florence Williams (wife of William Carlos) to several of these individuals, several letters written by Fred Miller, and manuscripts by Williams and Miller also comprise the collection. The letters from William Carlos Williams, written between 1916 and 1962, discuss a variety of issues and reflect his relationship to the various recipients. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

William Clapp Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The diaries, farm registers, and account books of William Clapp and other members of the Clapp family, who had a thriving fruit orchard in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the mid-nineteenth century, span the years 1843 to 1884. The Clapp family orchards were a large enterprise producing a wide variety of fruits: apples, pears, peaches, plums, strawberries, currants, and many types of berries, as well as tomatoes and other vegetables. The account books list "Clapp Favorite Pears" as one of the fruits grown by the family. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

William Homer Papers Related to Albert Pinkham Ryder Newark, Delaware, United States. The William Homer Papers related to Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917) consist of six linear feet of material including correspondence, photocopies, photographs, notes, reviews, and miscellaneous research materials. The collection spans the years 1883 until 1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1980 to 1989. It was during this time that Homer conducted the majority of his research related to Ryder. This research led Homer to collaborate with Lloyd Goodrich of the Whitney Museum of American Art on the publication of Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams in 1989. The collection is organized into five series: I. Research Materials, 1957-1999; II. Ryder Archive; III. Albert Pinkham Ryder: Painter of Dreams; IV. Albert Pinkham Ryder Exhibition, 1990; and V. Other Projects. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

William John Williams Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The William John Williams Papers, 1876-1923, consists of .7 linear feet of correspondence, copybooks, letterpress books, science notebooks, blueprints, patent documents, scientific documents, chemistry manuscripts, booklets, playscripts, advertisements, circulars, and notes. The bulk of the collection is dated between 1876-1896, with the exception of two letters, dated 1911 and 1923, which are found in Folder 1. The collection provides a glimpse of the family, personal, and professional life of a British chemist who immigrated to the United States in the late nineteenth century. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

William Livermore Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The William Livermore Papers give a comprehensive account of the career of a U.S. Army engineer in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. The ca. 1200 items (1.4 linear ft.) span the dates 1814-1919 and are arranged in two series: Military and Personal papers. The papers relating to Livermore's military career consist of correspondence supplemented by other military papers, including orders, tactical notes, sketches, charts, maps, reports, essays and other writings, and biographical material. Personal papers in the collection consist of correspondence, mostly with family members, income tax records and receipts, invitations and programs, and other memorabilia, including manuscripts, notebooks, and clippings. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

William Polk Cummins Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The William Polk Cummins Papers concern the personal and business affairs of prominent Delaware businessman, William Polk Cummins (1853-1895). The collection itself does not provide much information on his fertilizer business, but rather documents the management of Glenfern farm from the period after graduating college to the months before his death. In addition, the collection provides detailed information on his activities for the year 1884, when he kept a personal journal. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

William Richardson Collection Newark, Delaware, United States. This collection consists mainly of correspondence circulating between William Richardson and his mother, brother, step-father, friends and other relatives while he was serving in the military in World War II. Also included are photographs, telegrams, postcards, realia from the war, newspaper clippings, articles and pamphlets. Material in the collection is perhaps most important for its firsthand account of significant events and places of World War II. Because the bulk dates of the collection span 1941 to 1943, the material corresponds with the mobilization of American troops towards Europe and the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. Richardson's letters elucidate the feelings, fears, anxieties, loneliness and excitement of an enlisted man and those of his loved ones. In volume alone, this collection of letters attests to the importance Americans attached to correspondence during the war. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Williams Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Williams Family Papers concern the business and personal affairs of prominent Delaware politician and landowner James Williams (1825-1899), and his son Nathaniel J. Williams (1857-1943), who was also a prominent politician and landowner. In addition, the collection contains documents relating to the business of Parvis and Williams, a Middletown-based fertilizer manufacturing company that was headed by James Williams once he joined John Parvis in 1885. The collection itself consists of 2.5 linear feet of material comprising correspondence, college exercise books and notebooks, account books, ledgers, canceled checks, tax forms, stock and real-estate transactions, legal business, bills, and ephemera. The collection is divided into three main series: I. papers regarding the personal and business affairs of James Williams, II. business of the Parvis and Williams Company, and III. papers regarding the personal affairs of Nathaniel J. Williams as well as the management of his estates. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Wilson Family Papers Newark, Delaware, United States. The Wilson Family Papers preserves materials from four generations of a prominent family living in Liverpool, England; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Newark, Delaware. The family's wealth and talents supported a large number of educational and philanthropical pursuits. In the mid-nineteenth century, brothers William S. Wilson, Thomas B. Wilson, and Edward Wilson collected thousands of natural specimens and books and donated them to a variety of museums and institutions of the mid-Atlantic, including the American Entomological Society (which Thomas B. Wilson founded), the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, and the Franklin Institute. Another brother, Rathmell Wilson, served as trustee and President of the board of Newark College (University of Delaware), guiding and supporting the institution for over forty years. Rathmell Wilson's descendants continued to play a prominent role as benefactors of the University for over a hundred years. In addition, the family played an important social role in the city of Newark, Delaware, until well into the twentieth century. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]

Winifred J. Robinson Newark, Delaware, United States. The Winifred J. Robinson Papers consists of a small group of eclectic material spanning the dates 1912-1949. The collection consists of ship’s plans, printed travel material, postcards, correspondence, greeting cards, books, ephemera, a baseball score card, and lantern slides. The papers are smatterings of Robinson’s life during her career as an administrator and educator at Vassar College, University of Wisconsin, and University of Delaware. The collection consists of eighteen folders that are arranged in the following order: ship’s papers and travel information, greeting cards, calendars, postcards, baseball score card, miscellany, a letter, books, and lantern slides. [View Collection Details] [View Repository Details]