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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – June 2017

Pencil sketch, Austin Hall Villanova College, 1930

Pencil sketch, Austin Hall Villanova College, 1930

In this fourth week of June, newly available content includes: issues of early story papers, rare plates, digitized sketches, and several programs from the Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

Americana

Lithograph, General Franz Sigel at The Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., 1862

Lithograph, General Franz Sigel at The Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., 1862

Lithographs of Notable 19th Century Americans (4 plates added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486402]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXX, no. 19, Saturday, May 10, 1902

Chicago Ledger, v. XXX, no. 19, Saturday, May 10, 1902

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486108]

Grit (Story Section), v. 35, no. 29, Story Section no. 1170, June 17, 1917

Grit (Story Section), v. 35, no. 29, Story Section no. 1170, June 17, 1917

Grit (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486322]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486348]

The People's Home Journal, v. XI, no. 2, February 1896

The People’s Home Journal, v. XI, no. 2, February 1896

People’s Home Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486126]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486148]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

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

Program, Reception and Banquet … tendered to the Crew of the Monoplane “Bremen” … May 9, 1928
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486718]

Invitation, Reception and Banquet … tendered to the Crew of the Monoplane “Bremen” … May 9, 1928
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485032]

Program, Benefit Irish Concert in Memory of Dennis J. Clark 1927-1993, November 5, 1993
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485037]

Villanova Digital Collection

Undergraduate Honors Theses (2017: 23 theses added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486639]

Photographs and Illustrations

Cartoon, Villanova University Basketball
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486262]

Pencil sketch, Swimming pool Villanova College, 1930
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486254]

Pencil sketch, Austin Hall Villanova College, 1930
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486258]


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Content Roundup – Third Week – June 2017

Lithograph, Col. Michael Corcoran, Commanding the Sixty-ninth (Irish) Regiment. N.Y.S.M.

Lithograph, Col. Michael Corcoran, Commanding the Sixty-ninth (Irish) Regiment. N.Y.S.M.

This week finds added content in many of the existing collections: new almanacs, new Dime Novel and story paper issues, new “National Defender” newspaper issues, and Villanova theses. But also take a moment to examine a brand new collection of important and very rare lithographs some from Currier & Ives.

Americana

Lithograph, Grand National Union Banner for 1860

Lithograph, Grand National Union Banner for 1860

Lithographs of Notable 19th Century Americans (Collection created, 13 images added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486402]

The Waterford almanack for the year of our Lord 1807
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485792]

Catholica

The Official Catholic Directory

The Metropolitan Catholic Almanac and Laity’s Directory for the year 1847
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485826]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Liberty Boys cornered; or, “Which way shall we turn?” / by Harry Moore
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486563]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXX, no. 18, Saturday, May 3, 1902

Chicago Ledger, v. XXX, no. 18, Saturday, May 3, 1902

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486090]

Grit (Story Section), v. 36, no. 19, Story Section no. 1212, April 7, 1918

Grit (Story Section), v. 36, no. 19, Story Section no. 1212, April 7, 1918

Grit (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:390154]

The People's Home Journal, v. IX, no. 9, September 1894

The People’s Home Journal, v. IX, no. 9, September 1894

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485204]

Great War

“Huns Give Up / Reds Seize Berlin”- Extra issue, The Courier-Journal, Sunday November 10, 1918
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485094]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

"First Execution in Mont. County", selection [p. 1], National Defender, v. X [XI], no. 26, Tuesday, February 12, 1867

“First Execution in Mont. County”, selection [p. 1], National Defender, v. X [XI], no. 26, Tuesday, February 12, 1867

National Defender (19 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

The Gaelic American (1907: 1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:458858]

Sherman-Thackara Collection

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, [v. L, no. 1,286], May 22, 1880 (Featuring the Ellie Sherman and Alexander Thackara wedding)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486654]

Villanova Digital Collection

Undergraduate Honors Theses (2017: 3 theses added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486639]

Daily Doodles (2017: 1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:469294]


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eBook available: Secrets of the Harem

The Secrets of the HaremOur latest contribution to Project Gutenberg (with the assistance of the Distributed Proofreaders) is The Secrets of the Harem, one of the tiny chapbooks that made up the Multum in Parvo Library, the self-proclaimed ” smallest magazine in the world” from the late 19th century.

The text of the book appears to be drawn from multiple sources, and none of it offers the sensationalism that one might expect based on the title. The longest piece is a description of Turkish harem life, presumably written by a Western woman. This is followed by three shorter and more technical pieces describing harem structure and terminology. The booklet is then filled out with advertising and some short essays and poetry completely unrelated to harem life.

The complete text (only about 3,500 words) can be read online or downloaded through Project Gutenberg.


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Content Roundup – Second Week – June 2017

Front cover, The Liberty Boys' neatest trick; or, How the Redcoats were fooled / by Harry Moore

Front cover, The Liberty Boys’ neatest trick; or, How the Redcoats were fooled / by Harry Moore

This week we find a few more story paper issues, a new Liberty Boys Dime Novel issue, two plays, and several uncollected letters!

American Catholic Historical Society

Historic Papers

Father Thomas C. Middleton Papers (1 letter added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:292050]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Liberty Boys’ neatest trick; or, How the Redcoats were fooled / by Harry Moore
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485230]

Periodicals

Selection p. [1], Chicago Ledger, v. XXIX, no. 23, Saturday, June 8, 1901

Selection p. [1], Chicago Ledger, v. XXIX, no. 23, Saturday, June 8, 1901

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485145]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485164]

Front cover, The People's Home Journal, v. IX, no. 8, August 1894

Front cover, The People’s Home Journal, v. IX, no. 8, August 1894

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485182]

Manuscript Collection

Front, Letter, To: "Very Rev. L. A. Delurey, O.S.A." From: Grover Cleveland, November 5, 1902

Front, Letter, To: “Very Rev. L. A. Delurey, O.S.A.” From: Grover Cleveland, November 5, 1902

Uncollected manuscripts (2 letters added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:62529]

World

Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing, v. 7, The plays and poems of William Shakspeare with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators … by the late Edmond Malone
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:484664]

p. 317, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

p. 317, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, v. 7, The plays and poems of William Shakspeare with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators … by the late Edmond Malone
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485266]


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Content Roundup – First Week – June 2017

This week see the first digitized content from the Digital Library partner the “Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland“, a number of new Story Paper issues, and more World War I records.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

, Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXVIII, no. 46, Saturday, November 17, 1900

, Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXVIII, no. 46, Saturday, November 17, 1900

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:484608]

Front cover, The People's Home Journal, v. IX, no. 7, July 1894

Front cover, The People’s Home Journal, v. IX, no. 7, July 1894

People’s Home Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:484270]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:484292]

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center

World War I –War Records (15 cards added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:459489]

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

Memorial to Thomas Fitzsimons: Merchant – Patriot – Statesman / prepared by Daniel J. Dougherty, LL.D.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:484965]

[14-15] p. , 246th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Saturday March 11, 2017

[14-15] p. , 246th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Saturday March 11, 2017

246th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Saturday March 11, 2017
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485044]

To: Anne Anderson From: Joseph P. Heenan, March 12, 2016
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485028]


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Content Roundup – Last Week – May 2017

Front cover, The Liberty Boys' lightning work; or, Too fast for the British / by Harry Moore

Front cover, The Liberty Boys’ lightning work; or, Too fast for the British / by Harry Moore

NEW NEW NEW – This week look at rare Dime Novels – Story Paper issues – and a host of Great War Pennsylvania service records – all available at your desktop! Of especial note is a photograph album from Villanova College circa 1917.

Dime Novels and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Liberty Boys’ lightning work; or, Too fast for the British / by Harry Moore.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:484626]

Periodicals

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXVIII, no. 43, Saturday, October 27, 1900

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXVIII, no. 43, Saturday, October 27, 1900

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:483854]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:484314]

Golden Hours (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:483814]

Cover illustration, selection, from: The People's Home Journal, v. IX, no. 5, May 1894

Cover illustration, selection, from: The People’s Home Journal, v. IX, no. 5, May 1894

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:484248]

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center

Historic Papers

Delaney, Lawrence E., died: September 24, 1918

Delaney, Lawrence E., died: September 24, 1918

World War I PA Records (38 cards added]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:459489]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photographs

Photograph, "Requiem Mass at Villanova", From: Photograph album, Villanova College, circa 1917

Photograph, “Requiem Mass at Villanova”, From: Photograph album, Villanova College, circa 1917

Photograph album, Villanova College, circa 1917
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:484832]


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Content Roundup – Third Week – May 2017

Selection, p. 8, She was intently reading the 'last new novel', The New York family story paper, v. II, no. 103, Sept. 27, 1875

Selection, p. 8, She was intently reading the ‘last new novel’, The New York family story paper, v. II, no. 103, Sept. 27, 1875

As the semester ends, pull out a new novel or other summer reading material and listen to the host of newly digitized Irish folk and traditional music! Other exciting content newly available this week include: more issues of the National Defender newspaper from 1865-66, and story paper issues which bring rare serial fiction to popular and scholarly attention.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXVIII, no. 18, Saturday, May 5, 1900

Chicago Ledger, v. XXVIII, no. 18, Saturday, May 5, 1900

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:482049]

The New York family story paper, v. II, no. 103, Sept. 27, 1875

The New York family story paper, v. II, no. 103, Sept. 27, 1875

New York Family Story Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:483804]

The People's Home Journal, v. IX, no. 3, March 1894

The People’s Home Journal, v. IX, no. 3, March 1894

People’s Home Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:482009]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:483832]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Masthead, National Defender, v. X, no. 52 [53], Tuesday, August 14, 1866

Masthead, National Defender, v. X, no. 52 [53], Tuesday, August 14, 1866

National Defender (1865: 31 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

Pavilion Stage (September 11, 1982 – 6 workshops added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:477881]

Session (19 sets added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:483893]

Accordion Workshop (11 sets added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:483957]

Villanova Digital Collection

Daily Doodles (2017: 1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:469294]


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Available for proofreading: Secrets of the Harem

The Secrets of the HaremOur latest Distributed Proofreaders project is a tiny chapbook from the Multum in Parvo Library, which described itself as “the smallest magazine in the world” and covered an unusual assortment of subject matter. The particular issue in question is The Secrets of the Harem, a work which was almost certainly intended to pique the curiosity of its audience rather than convey useful or accurate information. Regardless of its utility or political correctness, it remains an interesting piece of ephemera, showing one of the ways publishers tried to entice readers in the late 19th century.

To help create a new electronic edition of this text, first read how the process works in this earlier blog post, then join in the work at the project page.


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Content Roundup – Second Week – May 2017

[79], Insert 3, back, Francis Bolton Elwell Scrapbook: 1917-1919

[79], Insert 3, back, Francis Bolton Elwell Scrapbook: 1917-1919

New this week: several story paper issues, a newspaper EXTRA from the National Defender, and a Great War scrapbook.

This work, kept by Captain Francis Bolton Elwell, an American officer serving in combat on the Western Front from New Haven CT, covers his service in World War 1 from November 27,1917 to June 20,1919, and includes numerous intact diplomas and orders – leave statements – American Express statements – intelligence reports about the enemy being active during the day – Americans observing bottles of Cognac – photographs – play bills – telegrams – tickets – and newspaper clippings.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

[1], Chicago Ledger, v. XXX, no. 17, Saturday, April 26, 1902

[1], Chicago Ledger, v. XXX, no. 17, Saturday, April 26, 1902

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:479364]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:482031]

[401] p. , The New World, Quarto Edition, v. II, no. 25, Whole Number 55, Saturday, June 19, 1841

[401] p. , The New World, Quarto Edition, v. II, no. 25, Whole Number 55, Saturday, June 19, 1841

New World (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:472910]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:472928]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:472946]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:474642]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:474658]

15 p., The People's Home Journal, v. VIII, no. 8, August 1893

15 p., The People’s Home Journal, v. VIII, no. 8, August 1893

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:481991]

Great War

[1], Francis Bolton Elwell Scrapbook: 1917-1919

[1], Francis Bolton Elwell Scrapbook: 1917-1919

Francis Bolton Elwell Scrapbook: 1917-1919
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:482844]

Document 7, front cover, - London Hippodrome "Jigsaw!" Programme.

Document 7, front cover, – London Hippodrome “Jigsaw!” Programme.

Supplements to Francis Bolton Elwell Scrapbook: 1917-1919
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:482565]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender

Defender-Extra, February 6, 1867
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:483790]


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Content Roundup – First Week – May 2017

Pledge Form: "Starvation Insurance for ... German Children," Issued by: American Committee for Relief of German Children

Pledge Form: “Starvation Insurance for … German Children,” Issued by: American Committee for Relief of German Children

This week new digital content includes more early dime novels and story paper issues, more early newspaper issues from the National Defender, and a host of German language content related to the Great War from the German Society of Pennsylvania.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature


Fiction

Hank the guide : or, The wrong trail / by Harry Hazard
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475843]

Wenona

Wenona

Wenona, the giant chief : or, The forest flower / by W.J. Hamilton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:482479]


Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXX, no. 8, Saturday, February 22, 1902

Chicago Ledger, v. XXX, no. 8, Saturday, February 22, 1902

Chicago Ledger (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:479346]

New World (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:472838]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:472856]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:472874]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:472892]

The People's Home Journal, v. VIII, no. 7, July 1893

The People’s Home Journal, v. VIII, no. 7, July 1893

People’s Home Journal (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:479382]

The German Society of Pennsylvania

Mittheilungen des Deutsch-Amerikanischen (34 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:482478]

Reden an Deutsch-Amerika
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475460]

Kleines Kriegskochbuch.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475534]

Deutsch-Amerika und der Wiederaufbau Deutschlands nach dem Kriege, [1916]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475450]

Amerikas Kriegsziel und Friedensprogramm.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475384]

Deutschlands Not: die Lage der Berufsstände
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475580]

Brochure/Pledge Form: “Starvation Insurance for … German Children,” Issued by: American Committee for Relief of German Children, Minnesota Headquarters, [1924]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475618]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender (19 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]


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