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eBook available: Motor Matt’s Reverse

Motor Matt's ReverseOur latest Project Gutenberg / Distributed Proofreaders eBook release, Motor Matt’s Reverse; or, Caught in a Losing Cause, marks two significant milestones. Not only is this the twenty-fifth issue of Motor Stories to be converted from images in our collection into a full-fledged eBook, but it is also our hundredth release overall.

The story here fits the usual Motor Stories mold, with Motor Matt testing out his latest vehicle (another airplane) while facing danger from old enemies in search of revenge. The filler material this time around consists of four different (at least purportedly) factual pieces involving such diverse topics as piracy in the China Sea, battles between lions in captivity, and gold dredging.

As always, the complete text of the book may be read online or downloaded through Project Gutenberg.

 


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Content Roundup – First Week – March 2016

"Philadelphia Twist", [30] p., Spalding's roller skating guide / edited by H.P. Burchell

“Philadelphia Twist”, [30] p., Spalding’s roller skating guide / edited by H.P. Burchell

As the snow returns, curl up with a hot newly digitized title! This week, more Dime Novels and Story Papers! And a 1906 guide to learning to roller skate: be sure to check out the latest craze, the “Philadelphia Twist”.

Catholica Collection

Newspapers

Catholic Standard & Times

1921 (8 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445028]

1922 (16 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445713]

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

The praises of the illustrious men who bore fruit in the odor of sweetness
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:449492]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The squire’s darling / by Charlotte M. Braeme
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:450548]

Non-Fiction

"Starting of Two-Step", [82] p.

“Starting of Two-Step”, [82] p.

Spalding’s roller skating guide / edited by H.P. Burchell
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:449252]

Book of parlor tricks
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:449149]

Periodicals

[89] p., the Wellspring for young people, v. LXVIII, no. 12, March 25, 1911

[89] p., the Wellspring for young people, v. LXVIII, no. 12, March 25, 1911

Wellspring for Young People (6 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447515]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447525]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447535]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447545]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447555]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:449388]

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 25, June 17, 1916

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 25, June 17, 1916

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447874]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

The Shan Van Vocht (12 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:291027]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

Festivals

Tin Whistle Teach-In
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:450701]

Irish Phrases For Tourists
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:450705]

Society of the Holy Child Jesus

Books and Journals

Southwarcen : Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Cornelia Connelly Foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:449666]

Villanova Digital Collection

Falvey Memorial Library

Daily Doodles (2016: 5 images added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:444148]


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#ColorOurCollections gallery

During the first week of February, we participated in the #ColorOurCollections social media campaign, providing black-and-white images from our collections for coloring. I finally had a moment to put together this gallery of our finished coloring pages. Thanks to our artists: Laura H., Sue O., and yours truly! If you’d like to to do some coloring yourself, we have three coloring books available here as downloadable PDFs.

Comfort, March 1913 Comfort, December 1911 Turtles Comfort, January 1914 Comfort, April 1912 Comfort, July 1912 Comfort, June 1913 The Bosun and the Bob-Tailed Comet Comfort, February 1904


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Content Roundup – Last Week – February 2016

[1]p., The handy manual

[1]p., The handy manual

This week finds a number of historical items of interest available including the 1918 Sinn Fein Manifesto on the Irish vote in the historic General Election; the first issue of the Olive Branch – a rare newspaper from the Historical Society of Montgomery County published in Doylestown and Norristown; two non-fiction popular culture titles, and a few other tidbits!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Non-Fiction

The Handy Manual
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:449131]

Joe Miller’s Joke Book
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447895]

Periodicals

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 24, June 10, 1916

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 24, June 10, 1916

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447809]

Wellspring for Young People (3 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447485]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447495]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447505]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

[1] p., Olive Branch, v. VIII, no. 412, May 14, 1850

[1] p., Olive Branch, v. VIII, no. 412, May 14, 1850

Olive Branch (collection created, 1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:449224]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

General Election : Manifesto to the Irish people
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:448847]

Newspapers

The Waterford Chronicle (collection created, 4 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:449016]


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Content Roundup – Week Three – February 2016

[1] p., Kolonie Anzeiger, 3 jahrgang, no. 122, Saturday, December 16, 1916

[1] p., Kolonie Anzeiger, 3 jahrgang, no. 122, Saturday, December 16, 1916

This week finds a significant newly digitized collection of Great War materials from the German Society of Pennsylvania: the Kolonie Anzeiger – which was published in connection with a group of German sailors interned at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Va., from the German ships Kronprinz Wilhelm and Prinz Eitel Friedrich, in spring 1915. Around December 1916 the ships and crews were transferred to Philadelphia. Other new materials available this week include issues of the American Catholic Historical Society Records, the Catholic Standard & Times, and Viereck’s the American weekly.

American Catholic Historical Society

American Catholic Historical Society Records

Volume 18: 17 articles added
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:446090]

Volume 21: 1 article added
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:448501]

Catholica Collection

Newspapers

Catholic Standard & Times

[1] p., The Catholic Standard and Times, v. 27, no. 45, Saturday, September 16, 1922

[1] p., The Catholic Standard and Times, v. 27, no. 45, Saturday, September 16, 1922

1921: 3 issue added
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445028]

1922: 18 issues added
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445713]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Non-Fiction

Detective stories : from the diary of a New York detective / edited by Frank Pemmon
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:446364]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger (3 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:446339]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447851]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:446382]

[153] p., The Wellspring for young people, v. LXVII, no. 20, May 14, 1910

[153] p., The Wellspring for young people, v. LXVII, no. 20, May 14, 1910

The Wellspring for young people (3 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:447873]

German Society of Pennsylvania

[229] p., Viereck's the American weekly, v. VII no. 14, November 7, 1917

[229] p., Viereck’s the American weekly, v. VII no. 14, November 7, 1917

Viereck’s the American weekly (9 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443954]

Kolonie Anzeiger (6 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:448500]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

Festivals

Martha Wagar (5 sets added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:448656]

Villanova Digital Collection

Falvey Memorial Library

Daily Doodles (2016: 1 image added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:444148]


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Recent Home Before the Leaves Fall blog postings

Check out the latest Home Before the Leaves Fall: A Great War 1914-1918 postings:

American humanitarian aid to Central Powers of WWI?

A patriotic and instructive game

Le bon anglais : the Good English


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Content Roundup – Second Week – February 2016

Front cover, An old man's darling, and Jacquelina / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller

Front cover, An old man’s darling, and Jacquelina / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller

This week finds a number of newly digitized resources available for your scholarship and reading pleasure. Notable works include: rare issues of Viereck’s the American weekly from the German Society of Pennsylvania Collection and titles from the Joseph McGarrity collection relating stories of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, and the “two-for-one” Dime Novel, “An old man’s darling, and Jacquelina” by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller.

American Catholic Historical Society Collection

p. 20, "Count John A. Creighton", Historical Gallery. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XVIII

p. 20, “Count John A. Creighton”, Historical Gallery. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XVIII

Records (Volume 19: 8 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443160]

Records (Volume 18: 14 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:446090]

Catholica Collection

Newspapers

Catholic Standard & Times

[1] p., he Catholic Standard and Times, v. 27, no. 13, Saturday, February 4, 1922

[1] p., he Catholic Standard and Times, v. 27, no. 13, Saturday, February 4, 1922

1920 (3 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:429913]

1921 (2 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445028]

1922 (17 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445713]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection

Fiction

An old man’s darling, and Jacquelina / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:446403]

Periodicals

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 17, April 22, 1916

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XLIV, no. 17, April 22, 1916

Chicago Ledger (5 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:444155]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:444956]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:444931]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445685]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:446141]

[1]p., The Girls' companion, v. XI, no. 39, September 28, 1912

[1]p., The Girls’ companion, v. XI, no. 39, September 28, 1912

Girls’ Companion (6 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445946]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445956]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445966]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445986]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445992]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:446002]

German Society of Pennsylvania Collection

Front cover, Viereck's the American weekly, v. VII no. 7, September 19, 1917

Front cover, Viereck’s the American weekly, v. VII no. 7, September 19, 1917

Viereck’s the American weekly (22 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:443954]

Joseph McGarrity Collection


Books

In times of peril : leaves from the diary of Nurse Linda Kearns from Easter week, 1916, to Mountjoy, 1921
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:445880]

Letters from Ireland and from Lincoln Jail, England / by Professor Eamon De Valera
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:446032]


Philadelphia Ceili Group

Festivals

The Cuckoo’s Nest (6 sets added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:447247]

Villanova Digital Collection

Falvey Memorial Library

Doodle, "Rosa Parks", February 4, 2016

Doodle, “Rosa Parks”, February 4, 2016

Daily Doodles (2016: 4 images added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:444148]


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“A feather in the plumage of a great eagle”

15th century imperial standard of the Catholic Spanish monarchy

15th century imperial standard of the Catholic Spanish monarchy

Posted for: Darren Poley, Theology / Outreach Librarian

The Augustinian Historical Institute (AHI) collection often attracts the eye of scholars interested in religious history, St. Augustine and the Augustinian Order specifically. Recently however a scholar of Spanish and Hispanic Studies was able to find a work by a seventeenth-century friar Agustín Osorio on a fifteenth-century Spanish Augustinian Saint John of Sahagun in the AHI, which is subsequently now available to scholars via the Digital Library@Villanova University. The work is: Historia de la vida y milagros del padre S. Ioan de Santo Facvndo, comunmente dicho de Sahagun de la Orden de S. Agustín. Barcelona: Empreta de Gabriel Graells, 1604.

There are two main branches of Augustinians. The body of clerics who loosely followed the rule of St. Augustine (Canons Regular of Saint Augustine) and the monastic, and eventually mendicant religious order that resulted from the Grand Union of 1256 (Order of the Hermit Friars of Saint Augustine). For a brief overview of religious orders in Spain, including the Augustinians, see: Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2003) pages 701-702.

All indications that Osorio was the latter and a member of the order of hermits and friars that is today the Order of Saint Augustine (O.S.A.) was confirmed by consulting works in the AHI:
Alphabetum Augustinianum : Matriti 1644 by Tomás de Herrera (1585-1654), et al. (Roma : Pubblicazioni Agostiniane, 1990) p. 52.
Ensayo de una biblioteca ibero-americana de la Orden de San Agustin by Gregorio de Santiago Vela (Madrid: Impr. del Asilo de huérfanos del S. C. de Jesús, 1913) vol. 4, pp. 202-205.
Agustinos españoles escritores de María by Rafael Lazcano (Guadarrama, Madrid: Editorial Revista Agustiniana, 2005) pp. 225-226.

Villanova University graduate student of Hispanic cultural studies, and instructor of Spanish Ian J. Gates, who has produced a paper which has been submitted for publication and a related research fellowship proposal (The Catholic and Imperial Eagle: Symbol of the Iberian Elite’s Legitimacy), says as a result of the discovery in the AHI, and Falvey’s digitizing of the 1604 work of Fray Osorio on San Juan of Sahagun, “Osorio portrays St. John of Sahagun as a feather in the plumage of a great eagle, the animal which was widely known to be the base of the royal Spanish coat of aims.”

See: http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:425067


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Katholischer Katechismus

Posted for: Darren Poley, Theology / Outreach Librarian

A digital donation from our newest partner, The German Society of Pennsylvania

Katholischer Katechismus (1860)

Katholischer Katechismus (1860)

In all Catholic dioceses of the United States, January 5th is a day to commemorate Saint John Neumann. Interestingly he was a German immigrant to the U.S., bishop of Philadelphia, and an especially important figure in American Catholic history. In the Fall of 2015 The German Society of Pennsylvania founded in 1764, the oldest organization in the United States dedicated to fostering understanding about German and German-American contributions to U.S. history and culture, became a digital partner with Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library. Among the items loaned by GSP’s library to Falvey for digital preservation was a German edition of the Catholic Catechism which St. John Neumann wrote. Extant copies published before the American Civil War of this text used for religious education within the German Catholic community are relatively rare.

See:

https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:438256


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#ColorOurCollections coloring books

Although today is the last *official* day of #ColorOurCollections, we’ll wait until next week to post our round-up. You can do some coloring over the weekend if you’ve been too busy during the week!

We now have 3 coloring books for you to choose from:

Comfort Year-Round

The Bosun And The Bob-Tailed Comet

Weird & Wonderful Animals

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Remember to tweet us a photo of your masterpiece(s) including @VillanovaDigLib and #ColorOurCollections in your tweet text. And don’t forget to check out the hashtag #ColorOurCollections on Twitter to see all the great artwork that people have done!

Happy coloring! :)


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