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Milo Bar-bell Company Strong Men Advertising Cards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP_10085
Scope and Contents

Twenty-five advertising promotional cards, measuring 5 by 7 inches, published by the Milo Bar-bell Company. The cards feature weightlifters and strongmen in various poses, showing their muscles or exercising with various barbells and dumbbells. Many of the cards feature men posing while wearing little clothing. The original mailing envelope advertises the Milo Bar-bell Company, but none of the individual promotional cards reference the Milo Bar-bell Company.

Dates: c. 1918

Minor League Baseball Team Programs and Scorecards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 630
Scope and Contents This collection contains more than 2,300 programs and scorecards published by Minor League Baseball teams. Teams published programs and scorecards for purchase by fans attending the games. The programs and scorecards usually contain at a minimum roster and lineup information and space for attendees to keep score of the game. The programs tend to become larger, longer, and more substantial over the years and sometimes contain additional information about the teams, players, coaches, and...
Dates: 1894-2009

Mississippi Estate and Business Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/EA 3201
Abstract

About two-thirds of this collection consists of Hinds County, Mississippi probate records from the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction eras, pertaining to the settlement of 12 local estates. The remainder includes miscellaneous 19th-century court and business records from elsewhere in Mississippi, and from Louisiana, Alabama, and Tennessee.

Dates: 1821-1902; Majority of material found in 1836-1872

Morris C. Foote Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 0512
Abstract

Personal and military documents of Lt. Morris Cooper Foote, 9th Infantry, United States Army, along with related Congressional documents. Included in the collection is a manuscript diary recording Foote's experiences from 1866 to 1869 in Alaska (its first 19 months as a U.S. territory) and from 1869 to 1871 in the Department of the Platte.

Dates: 1863-1881, undated

Muhammad Ali Periodical Covers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BOX 902
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 220 individual periodical issues with covers that feature boxer Muhammad Ali. The collection includes about sixty different titles. Boxing magazines include titles like Natonal Police Gazette, The Ring, and Boxing Digest. General sports magazines include magazines like Sports Illustrated and World Sports. General interest magazines include...
Dates: 1962-2002

Nat Fleischer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 2003
Scope and Contents The Fleischer collection includes professional and some personal papers of boxing writer and publisher Nat Fleischer. Most prevalent are carbon-copy typescripts of Fleischer's articles, serialized features, and books. There are manuscripts or manuscript drafts, whole or partial, relating to many of his published books, including biographies of boxers John L. Sullivan, James J. Corbett, Terry McGovern, Jack McAuliffe, Gene Tunney, and Jack Dempsey (among others). There are also manuscripts...
Dates: circa 1910-1967

Nathaniel Rogers Sermon Notebook

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Identifier: MSN/COL 9405
Abstract

A journal of sermon notes compiled by the Puritan divine Nathaniel Rogers (1598-1655), before and after his emigration from England to Massachusetts in 1636. The volume contains notes for at least 19 sermons audited by Rogers, and more than 100 composed by him.

Dates: Circa 1635-1645

National Football League (NFL) Team Media Guides Collection

 Collection
Identifier: FBP 540
Scope and Contents This collection contains media guides published by teams in the Natinal Football League. The annual guides published prior to each NFL season generally included a review of the previous season (including statistics), a preview of the upcoming season (including schedules and opponent information), and photographs and bios of players, coaches, and staff. Other content sometimes included broader material about the history of the franchise, information about the city, and other information for...
Dates: 1944-2013

National Football League (NFL) Team Pre-Season Prospectus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: FBP 535
Scope and Contents

This collection contains pre-season prospectuses published by teams in the National Football League. The annual prospectuses generally included biographies of coaches and players, statistics, schedules, and other information. The prospectuses—produced closer to the beginning of the pre-season—were often typed and mimeographed and were less extensive than the contemporaneous team media guides.

Formats include prospectuses.

Dates: 1955-1984

National Football League (NFL) Team Yearbooks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: FBP 570
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of National Football League annual team yearbooks. Aimed at fans, yearbooks typically contained information and articles about players, managers, and coaches, as well as statistics and schedules. Most yearbooks also featured numerous photographs of players and personnel and other team-related images. Some yearbooks contained advertisements.

Formats include yearbooks.

Dates: 1950-2015

National Girls Baseball League Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10071
Scope and Contents The collection contains material related to the Chicago-based National Girls Baseball League, a professional league that rivaled the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The collection chiefly consists of copies of the official magazine/program of the National Girls Baseball League published under various titles from 1949 to 1953 by Publishers, Inc. (1949) and by Merrell Features (1950-1953). The programs typically contain pictures, biographies, articles, and statistics about the...
Dates: 1949 - 1953

National Ideal Benefit Society (NIBS) Records

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Identifier: MSN/MN 10024
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of the National Ideal Benefit Society (NIBS), an African American insurance cooperative headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. It also contains related papers of NIBS founder A.W. Holmes. The correspondence in the collection is mostly written by African Americans, from NIBS policy holders to leaders of the African American community. There is also correspondence between A.W. Holmes and various local churches and benefit societies, national charitable...
Dates: 1912 - 1964

National Women's Football League Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10087
Scope and Contents This collection consists of printed material related to the National Women’s Football League (NWFL) and predecessor teams associated with the Women’s Professional Football League. The NWFL was a professional American tackle football league that existed from 1974 through 1988. The collection includes programs, yearbooks, guidebooks, ephemera, and clippings. The programs and yearbooks typically contain rosters, player bios and photographs, coaches bios and photographs, team histories, rules,...
Dates: 1972-1986

NCAA Division I Women’s Softball College World Series Programs

 Collection
Identifier: GEN 645
Scope and Contents This collection consists of programs for the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Softball Championships, also known as the Women College World Series. The programs typically contain pictures, articles, bios, and statistics about the players on the teams competing in the Women’s College World Series, as well as pictures, information, and bios about coaches, team personnel, and administrators. The programs usually also contain articles about contemporary softball, information about the host schools and...
Dates: 1986 - 2008

Negro Leagues Pennant Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10079
Scope and Contents The Negro Leagues Pennant Collection consists of nine felt pennants for African American baseball teams that played in the organized Negro Leagues during the 1930s and 1940s. The teams represented in the collection are the Homestead Grays, two examples, with one version spelled as “Greys”, the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cuban Stars, the Baltimore Elite Giants, the Newark Eagles, and the Philadelphia Stars. The pennants contain no information about their origin or date of creation....
Dates: c. 1930s - c. 1940s

New York Yankees Sunday Baseball Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 0010
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and other items related to the New York Yankees' efforts to encourage state legislation (primarily the 1918 Lawson Bill) permitting Sunday baseball in New York state. Many of the letters are directed to Yankees president Jacob Ruppert by politicians responding to the club's letter asking, “Will you, if elected, favor an amendment of the Penal Code which will permit the citizens to enjoy professional base ball and other forms of harmless...
Dates: 1915 - 1928; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1918

Nicolas Miletitch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSE/REE 0045
Scope and Contents The first part of the collection includes a video archive of interviews conducted by Nicolas Miletitch with seventeen famous Soviet human rights activists and dissidents. The video archive is accompanied by full transcripts of interviews. The interviewees describe their “anti-Soviet” activities defending human rights under the totalitarian regime in the 1960s-1980s. Among topics discussed are working of the Solzhenitsyn Fund; activities of the Moscow Helsinki Watch group (1976-1980) which...
Dates: 1970 - 2020

Nora Ashe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSE/IR 1045
Scope and Contents This collection consists of several pieces of correspondence and ephemera originally sent to Nora Ashe in June 1916 and June 1917. Included are three letters, two telegrams, and one copy of the Liberator newspaper.The content mainly relates to the imprisonment of Nora’s brother, Thomas Ashe, in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising, his homecoming journey in June 1917 as well as some references to the impending 1917 East Clare by-election. One letter additionally hints at...
Dates: 1916 - 1917

Ora W. Harvey Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/CW 5026
Abstract

A four-page letter written on 15 April 1863 by Civil War private Ora W. Harvey of the 46th Massachusetts Infantry, mostly discussing camp recreations, especially baseball.

Dates: 15 April 1863

Orange Bowl College Football Programs

 Collection
Identifier: FBC 622
Scope and Contents This collection consists of college football Orange Bowl programs. The programs typically contain pictures, articles, and statistics about the players on the teams playing in the Orange Bowl. Most programs also include pictures and information about coaches, other team personnel, and Orange Bowl administrators, data about the participating schools, and advertisements. Some programs include information about other events associated with the Orange Bowl including beauty pageants and basketball...
Dates: 1940 - 2013

Ostrom Stephen Lont Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/EA 8004
Abstract

A manuscript diary for 1860 kept by a doctor named Ostrom Stephen Lont, from Mazeppa, Wabasha County, Minnesota. Accompanying the diary are around 40 unidentified carte-de-visite portrait photographs and two Lont family bibles.

Dates: 1860

Packet Ship Liverpool Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/EA 5022
Abstract

A collection of fourteen manuscripts, mostly letters, providing first-hand accounts of the sinking of the packet ship Liverpool in the North Atlantic in July 1822. The principal author is Hewlett Townsend Coles, the ship's second officer.

Dates: 1822

Paris-Heard Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/EA 0507
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of members of the Paris and Heard families of Augusta and Rockingham counties, Virginia. Materials date from 1852 to 1937, with the Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction years all represented. Included are land deeds, contracts, and militia records of James R. Paris, as well as family correspondence and photographs. The Antebellum letters are chiefly between Lucy Paris, James’s wife, and her family, while later correspondence is mainly between...
Dates: 1852-1937

Parsons-Williams Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/COL 8501
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eleven letters and two records dating from 1757 to 1777. Six of the letters are directed to Sarah Williams (four from the years before her marriage to Parsons, one from the time of the marriage, and one from after Parsons' death). Most are from female friends or relatives. There are three letters from Joseph Parsons, Jr. to his father, mostly relating to land and debts. Two additional letters (April 1764) were provoked by the ill health of Joseph Parsons, Jr. There...
Dates: 1755-1757

Patrick McCabe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSE/IR 2717
Scope and Contents This collection documents the professional career of Irish writer Patrick McCabe. The majority of the collection consists of rough drafts of his drama, prose, and poetry, including some of his most popular works in film and literature, Breakfast on Pluto and The Butcher Boy. The collection also contains various ephemera and promotional materials for his published works. Also included are newspaper and magazine interviews, works of other writers,...
Dates: 1946-2013; Majority of material found in 1980-2010

Peed Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/CW 5037
Abstract

Sixteen personal letters written by the brothers John Nathaniel Peed and James Oscar Peed, during their Civil War service in Co. I, 9th Virginia Cavalry (CS). Many of John Peed's 14 letters were written in 1864-65, from the environs of Petersburg.

Dates: 1862-1865

Peter Michelson Papers

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Identifier: MSN/MN 10027
Scope and Contents This collection details the writings and activities of Peter Michelson, an American poet and professor teaching at several universities around the United States. It contains records of his professional and academic career, including articles, article drafts, and related research; poetry and related drafts; monograph manuscripts, manuscript drafts, and related materials; and teaching materials and student papers. Also included in the collection are professional and personal correspondence,...
Dates: 1967 - 2016

Philadelphia Chinese Social Relief Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 10028
Scope and Contents

The materials in this collection document the efforts of a very early social welfare organization in Philadelphia to aid the city’s Chinese citizens. Materials include correspondence of Edward Syle, an Episcopal missionary who worked closely with the Chinese; reports and minutes of meetings of the welfare committee; and a draft of the committee’s constitution.

Dates: 1883 - 1885

Pittsburgh Outsider Journals

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Identifier: MSN/MN 8013
Abstract

Three idiosyncratic manuscript journals of deeply cynical leftist political commentary, written by an unidentified Irish-American resident of Pittsburgh, ca. 1922-1932. The journals treat local, national, and international affairs, contemporaneous and historical: there is much on World War I, Ireland, and American politics generally. The volumes are illustrated with some 750 drawings, many of them portraits.

Dates: 1922-1932

Player’s Irish Place Names Cigarette Cards

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Identifier: MSE/IR 1048
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a full set of the first series of Player’s Irish Place Names Cigarette Cards. Comprising twenty-five cards, each card was illustrated by Jack B. Yeats with place names in both English and Irish. The verso of each card briefly explores the etymology and history of each place name.

Dates: 1934

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