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Eric Gill Collection

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Identifier: MS GILL
Overview The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections holds a considerable collection of items relating to the work of Eric Gill, a 20th-century English craftsman. These include proofs and original engravings, drawings and designs, woodblocks, bookplates and printed ephemera. Notable among the collections are annotated drawings and designs; signed engravings; posters, leaflets, and other printed matter by the St. Dominic's Press; two scrapbooks Gill kept during his time with the Royal Air Force;...
Dates: 1898-2010; Majority of material found in 1910-1940

Evgeniia Ginzburg and Antonina Axenova Collection

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Identifier: MSE/REE 0021
Overview The collection consists of documents, letters, photographs, and some manuscripts relating to Evgeniia Ginzburg, the author of Krutoi Marshrut, an autobiographical account of the author's experience in the Soviet labor camps. Krutoi Marshrut has been translated into English in two volumes: Journey into the Whirlwind and Within the Whirlwind. The collection also includes materials relating to the life and...
Dates: 1914-2014; Majority of material found in 1930s-1970s

Fasola Tunebook

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Identifier: MSN/EA 9307
Overview A manuscript songbook containing 44 songs in fa-so-la notation. Possibly of Pennsylvania origin, it appears to date from the mid to late 1790s. Most of the lyrics are from the poetry of Isaac Watts.
Dates: circa 1793-1800

Flying the Beam: A Game of Aerial Transport

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Identifier: EPH 5045
Scope and Contents One game designed by Captain William J. Chapman and manufactured by Parker Brothers, Inc. Players spin and move pieces across a board marked to represent the challenges of flying a plane into an airport using only radio signals.
Dates: Copyright: 1941

Fred L. Steers Papers

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Identifier: MSSP 5000
Overview The athletic papers and attendant printed matter of Chicagoan Fred L. Steers, deriving from his years of administrative service to the Central Association of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, the national AAU, and the American Olympic Committee. The collection includes substantial materials on the Olympic Games of 1928 (Amsterdam), 1932 (Los Angeles), and 1936 (Berlin), all of which Steers attended as manager of the U.S. women's track and field team.
Dates: 1916-1967

French Funerary Materials Collection

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Identifier: MSE/MD 2816
Overview Collection of documents relating to interment and mortuary law in early modern and modern France with a concentration on bureaucratic records from the Entreprise Générale des Inhumations of the Napoleonic era.
Dates: 1668-1888

G. Julian Pratt Letters

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Identifier: MSN/CW 5041
Scope and Contents Of the seven manuscripts in the group, five are letters by Pratt to his mother or father—one written from western Virginia in August of 1861, and four from various locations in the Shenandoah Valley, December 1862 to November 1863. The two remaining documents (March-June 1862) are letters to Pratt from the headquarters of Brig. Gen. Wise, responding to Pratt's own, perhaps repeated entreaties that Wise use his influence to expedite Pratt's exchange. Pratt's initial assignment to Wise's command...
Dates: 1861-1863

Game of a Visit to the Old Homestead

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Identifier: EPH 5049
Scope and Contents One game for two to four players manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Players spin to advance wooden pawns along an oblong path printed on a board. The board is designed to resemble a patchwork quilt with fourteen numbered, illustrated ‘patches’ each depicting rural pastimes such as gathering chicken eggs and husking corn. When players land on a space corresponding with one of these pastimes, they collect a bone marker piece. Once all of the markers have been collected, the player...
Dates: Copyright: 1903

Game of Fun at the Circus

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Identifier: EPH 5047
Scope and Contents One simple race board game for two to four players, manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Designed for younger children, players spin and advance wooden pieces along a grid of numbered squares to play. Colorful illustrations including monkeys, a clown, leaping dogs, and a tightrope walker denote squares that offer advancement or setback along the players’ route.
Dates: Copyright: 1899

Game of Hunting the Tiger

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Identifier: EPH 5051
Scope and Contents One strategy-based board game for two players produced by McLoughlin Brothers. The game board consists of concentric rings of colored cells, surrounded by illustrated jungle scenes. The object of the game is to determine whether the first player’s game pieces representing a tiger and its 6 cubs, or the second player’s game pieces representing an elephant and its 6 ‘beaters’ will be first to move from the outermost ring to occupy the ‘jungle’ at the center of the board.
Dates: Copyright: 1897

Gene Tunney Papers

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Identifier: MSSP 2013
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the personal papers of boxer Gene Tunney. Materials cover his boxing career in the 1920s until his retirement in 1928, his marriage and honeymoon in 1928-29, and his charity work with youth groups in the 1930s and 1940s, especially the American Youth Group, of which he was chairman in 1940. The collection includes both personal and business correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks of his career, personal account books and calendars, and various boxing-related...
Dates: 1918 - 1945

Gennady Barabtarlo: Correspondence with the Nabokov Family and with Alexander Asarkan

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Identifier: MSE/REE 0036
Scope and Contents The Barabtarlo Collection consists of letters, postcards, emails, manuscripts, photographs, audiocassettes, and videocassettes. These items were collected by Gennady Barabtarlo over the course of his association with the Nabokov Family and with Alexander Asarkan.
Dates: 1979-2012

George Colin McKee Papers

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Identifier: MSN/MN 0501
Overview Personal, professional, and political correspondence and other papers of the Mississippi lawyer, planter, and politician George Colin McKee (1837-1890). McKee was a "carpetbagger" and moderate Republican who represented the Vicksburg district in Congress during Reconstruction. Most of the material dates from the 20 years following the Civil War, though there are McKee family papers extending into the 20th century.
Dates: 1860-1934; Majority of material found in ( 1864-1883)

George F. Kennan-John Lukacs Correspondence

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Identifier: MSN/MN 5018
Overview The manuscript correspondence of U.S. diplomat, State Department official, and historian George F. Kennan and Hungarian-born American historian John Lukacs, ranging from 1952 to 2004. The collection includes some 360 letters.
Dates: 1952-2004

George H. Murphy Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8011
Overview A manuscript Civil War diary of Confederate States Army lieutenant George H. Murphy, written as a member of Co. D, 23rd Virginia Cavalry. Entries extend from 1 March to 13 April 1865, and recount the author's movements up and down the Shenandoah Valley.
Dates: 1865

George W. Crawford Papers

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0500
Overview The collection consists primarily of manuscript letters directed to the Georgia Whig politician George W. Crawford during the 1840s and early 1850s.
Dates: 1784-1853; Majority of material found in 1843-1853

G.K. Chesterton Collection

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Identifier: MSE/MD 3817
Overview The collection consists of manuscripts, letters, articles by Chesterton, as well as articles about him, photographs, and drawings. In addition to the material described in this finding aid, the collection also includes over 2,000 books and periodicals that have been cataloged separately.
Dates: 1893 - 1977

Gomberg-Verzhbinskaia and Rabinowich Papers

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Identifier: MSE/REE 0013
Overview Eleonora Petrovna Gomberg-Verzhbinskaia was a well known art critic and historian of art, and the collection consists of documents, diaries, correspondence, written drafts, photographs, books, and slides. Gomberg's daughter, Nina Rabinowich, is a practicing artist, and her husband, Boris Rabinowich, was an important non-conformist artist. The family emigrated to Vienna, Austria, in 1977, and the collection includes catalogs, brochures, and posters for art exhibits of both Boris and Nina as well...
Dates: 1900-2014; (bulk 1930s-1990s)

Grace Atkinson Oliver Papers

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Identifier: MSN/MN 0514
Scope and Contents This collection of papers consists of materials created by Grace Atkinson Oliver, a 19th century American author and advocate of women's rights. Notable topics discussed in the papers include the portrayal of women in literature, morality and the press, taxation and the conditions at Danvers Asylum in Massachusetts.
Dates: 1861-1897

Graves Family Shipping Papers

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0506
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of business letters and records retained by William Graves, Jr., in the course of managing his shipping interests after his retirement from the sea (1847). There are some 330 letters, 1850 to 1875, mostly directed to Graves (accompanied by a few retained copies of letters written by him). Much of this correspondence relates to the affairs of the ships George West, Castilian, and Josiah L. Hale. Many were written by the masters of these ships, who functioned as...
Dates: 1812-1877; Majority of material found in 1850-1875

Green Family Papers

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Identifier: MSN/EA 0508
Overview Family correspondence and other manuscript materials of the influential Green family of Worcester, Massachusetts, and New York. Of the 200-odd letters in the collection, the greater number were written by and to the ten children of Dr. John Green and Mary Ruggles in the 1790s, 1800s, and 1810s.
Dates: 1773-1937

H. H. Wiseman Diary

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Identifier: MSN/CW 8022
Overview A manuscript diary maintained by Confederate States Pvt. H. H. Wiseman, Co. B, 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery, recounting Wiseman's experiences in Union prison camps at Governors Island and Elmira, New York in 1864-1865.
Dates: August 1864 - February 1865

Harley L. McDevitt Inquisition Collection

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Identifier: MSH/LAT 0090
Scope and Contents This collection contains documents relating to the Inquisitions of Spain, Italy, Portugal, Peru, and Mexico. Included are manuals and guidelines on proper conduct within the inquisition; accounts of trial procedures, prisoner sentences, and autos de fe; and certificates and books of privileges of the staff of the inquisitions. Also included are public edicts, papal bulls, and royal decrees published by various inquisitions relating to banned works, jurisdiction of the different inquisitions,...
Dates: circa 1500-1859

Harrison E. Randall Letters

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Identifier: MSN/CW 5013
Overview 77 Civil War letters of Harrison E. Randall of Fulton County, Ohio, written from the field as a member of Co. H, 100th Ohio Infantry. Most were written from Kentucky (September 1862 to August 1863), Georgia, during the Atlanta campaign (June to August 1864), Alabama and Tennessee, including letters from the Nashville campaign (October 1864 to January 1865) and North Carolina (March and April 1865).
Dates: 1862-1865

Hattie Aiken Robinson Family Correspondence

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Identifier: MSN/MN 5017
Overview A group of 33 letters recording the personal affairs of a Depression-era African-American family. The letters are directed to Mrs. Hattie Aiken Robinson of Texarkana, Arkansas, by family members in Arkansas, St. Louis, and Chicago.
Dates: 1934-1936

Havas French Press Telegram Collection

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Identifier: MSE/MD 1903
Overview Collection of printed telegrams and manuscript revisions of the French Havas news agency. Telegrams focus on Spanish citizens and refugees during the Spanish Civil War in Spain, Mexico, and South America.
Dates: 1936-1946; Majority of material found in 1936-1938

Henry H. Maley Letters

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Identifier: MSN/CW 5023
Overview A group of 50 personal letters written during the Civil War by Union private Henry H. Maley, Co. K, 84th Illinois Infantry. Most of the letters date from 1864-65, when the regiment was attached to IV Corps, in the Army of the Cumberland.
Dates: 1862-1865; Majority of material found in 1864-1865

Henry S. Figures Letter

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Identifier: MSN/CW 5001
Scope and Contents Letter from Henry S. Figures, a young Alabama salesman, to his father. Much of the letter's content treats the military plans and aspirations of Figures' acquaintances, as the Confederacy hastened to mold existing state militias and fresh volunteers into a national army. Many of those mentioned would serve with Figures in the 4th Alabama: Clifton Walker, Samuel Moore, and Fielding Bradford all were privates in Company I, and William Fariss, like Figures, served in Company F. The regiment had in...
Dates: 1861 May 9

Herbert Benezet Tyson Letters

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Identifier: MSN/CW 5010
Overview A group of 5 letters written by naval lieutenant Herbert Benezet Tyson of the U.S.S. Connecticut, during that ship's cruise to and around the Caribbean in winter/spring 1865.
Dates: 1865

Hildegard Sekler Collection

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Identifier: MSE/MD 6408
Scope and Contents This collection contains the correspondence of Hildegard Sekler as well as Sekler family legal, professional and emigration documents and miscellanea. The core of the collection is personal correspondence to Hildegard Sekler in London, from her parents and Liatowisch, and letters concerning Hildegard's studies from Goller.Several themes of special note occur throughout the collection. These include discussions of conditions for Jewish people in Vienna in the late 1930s and early...
Dates: 1903 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1945