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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
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
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
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
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
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 and...
Dates: 1912 - 1964
Identifier: BAS 591
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Major League Baseball team fan newsletters published by teams in the National League. The newsletters promoted interest in the clubs, and each newsletter typically contained brief stories about players, accounts of recent games, details for upcoming games, news about ballpark promotions, or other information about the team. Most newsletters also contained photographs, cartoons, or other images. Some newsletters included advertisments. Materials include published...
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
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
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
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
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 troubles...
Dates: 1916 - 1917
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
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
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, and...
Dates: 1946-2013; Majority of material found in 1980-2010
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Identifier: MSSP 2005
Abstract A large disbound scrapbook of sports-related clippings, mostly pictorial, from The National Police Gazette, The Illustrated Police News, and The New York Illustrated News. Much of the material consists of engraved portraits of boxers of the 1880s and 1890s.
Dates: circa 1883 - circa 1920; Majority of material found within ( ca. 1883-ca. 1896)
Identifier: MSN/CW 5110
Abstract Thirty-one personal letters written between members of the Price family of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois during the American Civil War. The letters are notable for their Copperhead and anti-abolitionist sentiments.
Identifier: MSN/CW 5009
Abstract A group of 12 letters written by the Western Pennsylvania Quakers John and Joseph Pugh during the Civil War. Included are 6 letters written by John during his service aboard the U.S.S. Quaker City, of the navy's East Gulf Blockading Squadron.
Identifier: MSN/MN 3000
Abstract A collection consisting of the correspondence, writings, and drawings of the American poet Raymond E. F. Larsson (1901-1991). Also present are manuscripts by other authors, miscellaneous printed matter, and items relating to a 1983 exhibit about Larsson held in Notre Dame's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
Dates: 1927-1983; Majority of material found within , 1940-1960
Identifier: MSN/CW 5015
Abstract A small group of papers originating with the Read family of the central Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Included are 28 letters written by three different family members during the Civil War: Confederate States soldier Thomas Griffin Read, Co. I, 33rd Virginia Infantry (10 letters); his wife Martha White Read, of Augusta County (15 letters); and the CS artilleryman John Henry Read (3 letters).
Dates: 1850-after 1900; Majority of material found in 1861-1865
Identifier: MSSP 10061
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the professional and personal papers of Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith. It includes: Smith's clipped copies of his printed columns, mostly 1954-1982; newspapers and magazines with pieces by or about Smith; clipped columns of Stanley Woodward and Joe H. Palmer; manuscripts and/or proofs of several of Smith's books; an accumulation of around 125 manuscript letters preserved by Smith, including examples signed by Melvin Belli, Bing...
Dates: 1888 - 2010; Majority of material found in 1945-1982
- Letters (correspondence) 120
- Manuscripts (documents) 60
- Clippings (information artifacts) 44
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence 37
- Correspondence 35
- Photographs 34
- Diaries 27
- Ephemera (general object genre) 22
- Pamphlets 22
- Postcards 22
- Programs (documents) 18
- Electronic records (digital records) 17
- Black-and-white photographs 16
- Board games (game sets) 15
- Journals (accounts) 14
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 14
- Articles 13
- Drawings (visual works) 13
- Game pieces (game elements) 13
- Gameboards (board game elements) 13 ∧ less
- French 12
- Spanish; Castilian 10
- Italian 6
- German 5
- Russian 5
- Irish 3
- Portuguese 2
- Catalan; Valencian 1
- Chinese 1
- Danish 1
- Dutch; Flemish 1
- Latin 1
- Polish 1 ∧ less
- Major League Baseball (Organization) 6
- McLoughlin Bros. 6
- United States. Navy 5
- American League of Professional Baseball Clubs 4
- Boston Braves (Baseball team) 4
- Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) 4
- Chicago Cubs (Baseball team) 4
- Chicago White Sox (Baseball team) 4
- Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team) 4
- Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia 4
- National League of Professional Baseball Clubs 4
- New York Yankees (Baseball team) 4
- San Francisco Giants (Baseball team) 4
- Baltimore Orioles (Baseball team) 3
- Boston Red Sox (Baseball team) 3
- Cleveland Indians (Baseball team) 3
- Detroit Tigers (Baseball team) 3
- Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team) 3
- Milwaukee Brewers (Baseball team) 3
- Minnesota Twins (Baseball team) 3 ∧ less