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Content Roundup – First and Second Weeks – July 2018

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 127, no. 3298, November 23, 1918

This double week Content Roundup features the latest digitized offerings from the beginning of July 2018. Notable materials including an almost 1100 page Minute Book from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for the years 1935-1952, more story paper issues, more issues of Leslie’s illustrated weekly from the Great War featuring color covers, see the above image of the patriotic red, white and blue war turkey, and these all from the most notable illustrators of the day!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Non-Fiction

The amateur’s hand-book and guide to home or drawing room theatricals
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523321]

The last essays of Elia / by Charles Lamb
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523675]

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 27, April 5, 1902

Boys of America (1 issue):
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:525170]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 27, Saturday, July 8, 1905

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523928]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523910]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. VIII, no. 184, December 5, 1868

Chimney Corner (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522882]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522846]

Home life, v. XXVI, no. 7, June, 1916

Home Life (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521846]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 40, August 11, 1873

New York Weekly (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521726]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521786]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521796]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 40, August 11, 1873

Our Young Folks (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521836]

Great War

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3246, November 24, 1917

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper (17 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524562]

Joseph McGarrity

Books

Women, ideals and the nation : [a lecture delivered to the Students’ National Literary Society, Dublin / by Constance de Markievicz]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:526517]

The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

Minute Books

[22] p., Visit of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, in front of the John Barry statue, Philadelphia

Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1935-1952
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:525415]


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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – June 2018

Front cover “Despotism against Democracy” – James M. Flagg, Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 124, no. 3217, May 3, 1917

Keep your cool: take a break from the heat, grab a chilled drink, and take a look at some of the newly digitized materials added this week. Notable additions include WWI era issues of Leslie’s weekly illustrated newspaper, a now-rare illustrated news magazine, featuring highly sensational and propagandistic full color covers by some of the most iconic artists of the time, such as James M. Flagg and, later, Norman Rockwell. As well a host of new story paper issues and two Belle Air yearbooks, from 1944 and ’45, round out this weeks offerings!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 25, March 22, 1902

Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524664]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 26, Saturday, July 1, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523892]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 84, January 5, 1867

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522828]

Comfort, v. XXXIV, no. 7, May 1922

Comfort (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522153]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 15, February 17, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521746]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 13, April 1, 1873

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521826]

Great War

Front cover “Get off that Throne” – James M. Flagg, Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3251, December 29th, 1917

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper (8 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524562]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks

[2-3] p., Belle Air 1944

Belle air, 1944
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524293]

[2-3] p., Belle Air 1945

Belle air, 1945
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524718]


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eBook available: The Dreadnought Boys Aboard a Destroyer

Our latest title to be added to Project Gutenberg thanks to help from Distributed Proofreaders is The Dreadnought Boys Aboard a Destroyer, the second book in a six-volume juvenile series about the adventures of Ned Strong and Herc Taylor, two young men serving in the United States Navy shortly before the first World War. In this volume, Ned and Herc are assigned to the Beale, a destroyer-class vessel traveling to the fictional South American country of Costaveza, where a revolution against the U.S.-friendly government is underway. Although they are meant to remain neutral in the conflict, the boys are inevitably drawn into the conflict, which turns surprisingly deadly for a children’s book.

As with the rest of the series, this book is far from an exercise in subtlety; the good guys are very good and the bad guys are very bad, and some familiar melodramatic plot devices make their appearances along the way. Perhaps unsurprisingly for its time period, the book seems to go out of its way to label and stereotype its South American characters, whether they are heroes or villains. The most distinctive feature of this book is the way it portrays the politics of United States involvement in South American affairs; as with the rest of the book, this is not handled with any nuance, but it shows a mainstream portrayal of a topic that one might not expect to see in the popular culture of the time.

The full text of the book can be found at Project Gutenberg, where it may be read online or downloaded in popular eBook formats.


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Content Roundup – Third Week – June 2018

Headline at top of issue: “Service Men Slain”. Followed by: “I.W.W. Fire Upon Centralia Soldiers in Parade”. American reveille (Bellingham, Washington), v. 14, no. 80, November 12, 1919

As the summer officially starts and the heat and humidity rise, take a look as some of the “cool” newly digitized content! This week a number of milestone newspaper issues are newly available; notable as well are 10 University commencement programs from the 1960s and a host of story paper and popular magazine issues.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 24, Saturday, June 17, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523874]

Home life, v. XXVI, no. 5, April, 1916

Home Life (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521872]

The Household, v. 17, no. 2, February, 1917

The Household (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521948]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 14, February 10, 1873

New York Weekly (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521736]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521756]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 9, February 1, 1873

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521816]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXIV, no. 12, December 1909

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522109]

Great War

Newspaper issues

Headlines: “Looking back at November 11, unforgetable Day of Days!” and “Memories of Armistice Day — November 11, 1918”. Detroit Free Press, November 9, 1919

Detroit Free Press, November 9, 1919, “Armistice Day Number / Feature Section”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523946]

American reveille (Bellingham, Washington), v. 14, no. 80, November 12, 1919
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523950]

Headlines: “World War Ends”. “Kaiser abdicates — flees to Holland with court.” “Revolution Rules in Germany”. The Tri-weekly constitution, v. XIII, no. 55, November 12, 1918

The Tri-weekly constitution, v. XIII, no. 55, November 12, 1918
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524246]

Villanova Digital Collection

Front cover, Commencement Program, 125th year, Monday May 13th, 1968

Commencement (1960-69: 10 programs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523674]


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Content Roundup – Second Week – June 2018

Inside angled view, Bertha Clay cigar box, ca. 1910

Newly digitized this week are a number of materials, including more issues of the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, more story paper issues, a program from the 5th annual Villanova Jazz festival from 1965, and a remarkable wooden cigar box featuring imagery of the dime novel author Bertha Clay.

American Catholic Historical Society

Front cover, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXIX, No. 4, December, 1918. Pages [289]-384

Records

Volume 28 (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:520328]

Volume 29 (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:522441]

Volume 30 (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:523320]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Non-Fiction

History and souvenir of the Johnstown flood, scenographic reproduction at Surf Avenue and Seventeenth street, Coney Island, N.Y.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523298]

Paratextual Materials

Bertha Clay cigar box
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522802]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 13, Saturday, April 1, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522183]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. VIII, no. 186, December 10,1868

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522810]

The Household, v. 16, no. 8, August, 1916

The Household (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521973]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 8, January 15, 1873

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521499]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 12, January 27, 1873

Street & Smith’s New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521706]

Villanova Digital Collection

[6] p., Program, The Fifth Annual Intercollegiate Jazz Festival.

Program, The Fifth Annual Intercollegiate Jazz Festival
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523268]


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Content Roundup – First Week – June 2018

Broadside, “Long life to Miss Jeanette Rankin”, January 10, 1918

This week: new story paper issues, new issues of the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, and yet more broadsides and handbills from the Joseph McGarrity Collection.

American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia

Records

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXIX, No. 2, June, 1918
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522220]

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXVIII, No. 3, September, 1917. Pages [193]-288
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522326]

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXVIII, No. 4, December, 1917. Pages [289]-384
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522003]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

The American Woman, v. X, no. 8, January, 1901

American Woman (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521429]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 12, Saturday, March 25, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521121]

Home life, v. 22, no. 8, September, 1912

Home Life (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521910]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 11, January 20, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521716]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. VIII, no. 192, January 30,1869

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522201]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

Broadside, “Long life to Miss Jeanette Rankin”, January 10, 1918
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521308]

Pamphlet, “The Responsibility”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521295]

Handbill, “Free State and British Allies”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522433]

Pamphlet, Facts about Ireland’s Population / by Denis L. O’Connell
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522437]

Broadside, “St. Patrick’s Day”, March 17, 1920
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521300]


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Content Roundup – Last Week – May 2018

Pensylvania, Nova Jersey, et Nova York

Newly digitized this week are a number of historic maps from Special Collections – including the above map of “Nova Jersey, et Nova York” from 1740, more Dime Novel and story paper issues, the first digitized copy of the “New Student Record”, and an issue of the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia from 1915.

American Catholic Historical Society

Records

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXVI, No. 4, December, 1915
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521519]

Dime Novel and Popular Culture

Fiction

Beadle’s Frontier Series (1 item added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517810]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 7, Saturday, February 18, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521103]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 7, January 1, 1873

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521469]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521479]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521489]

Rambles, Travels, and Maps

Turingiae noviss. descript

Turingiae noviss. descript / per Iohannem Mellinger Halens. Misniae et Lusatiae tabula / descripta à M. Bartholeme̦o, sculteto Gorlit
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486840]

Sveviæ nova tabvla

Sveviæ nova tabvla
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486848]

Pensylvania, Nova Jersey, et Nova York : cum regionibus ad Fluvium Delaware in America sitis / nova delineatione ob oculos posita per Matth. Seutterum ; Tob. Conr. Lotter, sculps
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486836]

Ducatus Holsatiae nova tabula

Ducatus Holsatiae nova tabula
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486832]

Regni Mexicani seu Novæ Hispaniæ …

Regni Mexicani seu Novæ Hispaniæ, Ludovicianæ, N. Angliæ, Carolinæ, Virginiæ, Pensylvaniæ, necnon insularum archipelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali / accurata tabula exhibita a Ioh. Baptista Homanno
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486844]

Germaniae nova et accurata delineatio

Germaniae nova et accurata delineatio
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486852]

Villanova Digital Collections

New Student Record

Villanova University Freshman Record 1980 (Villanova community only)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521703]


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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – May 2018

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. I, no. 22, August 15, 1872

This week a number of popular magazine and story paper issues are available for your reading and research needs. Stay cool with some cool content!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 22, March 1, 1902.

Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521220]

Home life, v. XXVII, no. 1, December, 1916

Home Life (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521172]

The Household, v. 17, no. 1, January, 1917

The Household (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521198]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 1, October 1, 1872

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521417]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521459]


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Content Roundup – Third Week – May 2018

p. 5. “General Michael Collins”, Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins.

Newly digitized this week are a host of new story paper issues, and additional rare works related to Ireland during the Irish Civil War, including a dual memorial volume rich with photographs on Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins, who had been murdered within weeks of one another.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Beadle’s Frontier Series (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:518917]

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 6, November 9, 1901

Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521041]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 6, Saturday, February 11, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521085]

Comfort, v. XXX, no. 7, May 1918

Comfort (2 issues) added
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521059]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521268]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXIV, no. 5, May 1909

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521238]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Official correspondence relating to the peace negotiations, June-September, 1921
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521316]

Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521344]

Gan Teanga, Gan Tir = No Language No Nation
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521312]


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Content Roundup – Second Week – May 2018

Broadside, “Conspiracy to Dismember Ireland,” [1922]

Newly digitized this week are a gamut of resources including a rare Catholic devotional work, an historic work on the life of an Augustinian, more rare popular news and story paper issues, and several broadsides and pamphlets from the Joseph McGarrity collection!

Catholica Collection

The Holy Year of the Guards of Honor and Friends of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:520329]

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

Frontispiece, Historia della B. Vergine di Monte Ortone

Historia della B. Vergine di Monte Ortone : nella quale si contegono diverse grazie e miracoli, l’origine della congregazione dedicata al suo nome, e la Vita di Fr. Simone da Camerino fondatore di essa …
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:520737]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Beadle’s Frontier Series (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:520939]

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 5, November 2, 1901

Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:518857]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 5, Saturday, February 4, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:518808]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXV, no. 10, October 1910

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:518875]

Today’s magazine, v. XII, no. 4, July 1916

Today’s Magazine (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:513935]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

Broadside, “An isolated Dominion. The Free Nation of Europe are Friendly to the Irish Republic. Thirty million of the Irish race abroad are our active supporters. The nearest friendly state to the Irish Republic is within 500 miles of our shores. The Irish Dominion will exchange the old friendship of the European countries for that of Australia with 1 1/2 million people or Canada with 8 1/2 million and thousands of miles away. What proof have we that Canada or New Zealand cares anything for us?”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521164]

Are you a member of the F.O.I.F. for 1920?
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521147]

Broadside, “Conspiracy to Dismember Ireland,” [1922].
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521152]


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