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eBook available: The Square Jaw

Square JawThe latest completed title out of Distributed Proofreaders is Henry Ruffin and André Tudesq’s The Square Jaw, a collection of articles written by the two French war correspondents during the first World War and translated into English for this collection.

Since these were reported as events were happening, and because they were aimed at the French public, the tone of these writings differs in some ways from many other accounts of the conflict. While many of the usual horrors are on display, the tone of the pieces has a certain underlying optimism — clearly intended to boost morale — and there is a very strong focus on the friendship between France and Britain and the honor of British troops. Specific details about times and places are often intentionally excluded, though there are some thorough accounts of the fates of certain small French country towns.

While this book certainly doesn’t give the modern reader a thorough perspective on the conflict, it is an interesting glimpse into what some of the people most affected by the war may have been reading while it was going on around them. The full text can be read online or downloaded through Project Gutenberg.


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Content Roundup – Last Week – March 2015

  • Posted by: Michael Foight
  • Posted Date: March 27, 2015
  • Filed Under: Content Roundup
Front cover, Comfort, v. XX, no. 1, November 1907

Front cover, Comfort, v. XX, no. 1, November 1907

This week finds warmer, albeit rainy, weather and a host of newly digitized materials! Take “Comfort” in 3 new issues of this great household newspaper recovered from the dust bin of history and now available for your reading pleasure, as only one example of the many exciting reads newly available this week.

Catholica

Newspapers

The Catholic Standard and Times

1915 (21 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:388581]

1916 (9 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:395072]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Yankee boys in Japan; or, The young merchants of Yokohama / by Henry Harrison Lewis
http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:396118

Periodicals

Comfort (3 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:395358]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:395392]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:395426]

Front cover, The Household Companion : A journal of amusement and home topics, v. VII, no. 8, October 15, 1889

Front cover, The Household Companion : A journal of amusement and home topics, v. VII, no. 8, October 15, 1889

Household Companion (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:385761]

Front cover, Chips and Chin Chin among the Mormons / by Peter Pad

Front cover, Chips and Chin Chin among the Mormons / by Peter Pad

Wide Awake Library (5 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391282]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392105]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392139]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392191]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392173]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Ardmore Chronicle

1917 (3 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:387825]

1918 (18 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:394423]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspaper

Deutsche Warschauer Zeitung (35 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:360347]

Malvern Retreat House

Malvern Retreat House Newsletters

Front cover, Men of Malvern, V. 17 No. 8 August 1955

Front cover, Men of Malvern, V. 17 No. 8 August 1955

Men of Malvern (23 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:203750]

Front cover, Shorty Jr. on his ear; or, Always on a racket : a sequel to "Shorty Jr." / by the author of "Shorty"

Front cover, Shorty Jr. on his ear; or, Always on a racket : a sequel to “Shorty Jr.” / by the author of “Shorty”


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Content Roundup – Third Week – March 2015

  • Posted by: Michael Foight
  • Posted Date: March 20, 2015
  • Filed Under: Content Roundup
Front fly leaf, selection, photograph of Henri Drigeon, Scrapbook, Campagne 1914

Front fly leaf, selection, photograph of Henri Drigeon, Scrapbook, Campagne 1914

Spring returns at last, as well as another round of snow. So sit back after shoveling snow – and enjoy one of the many new offerings this week. Especially noteworthy are: a French soldier’s Great War scrapbook from 1914, new title from La Salle University’s Susan Dunleavy Collection of Biblical Literature, and over 30 issues of the Malvern Retreat House’s “Men of Malvern” periodical.

Americana

[8 recto], Photograph Album of Sonora, California

[8 recto], Photograph Album of Sonora, California

Photograph Album of Sonora, California
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:394424]

Catholica Collection

Newspapers

The Catholic Standard and Times

1915 (7 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:388581]

1916 (2 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:395072]

1918 (6 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391201]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature


Fiction

Page [4], selection, the Meadow-Brook girls afloat

Page [4], selection, the Meadow-Brook girls afloat

The Meadow-Brook girls afloat; or, The stormy cruise of the Red Rover / by Janet Aldridge
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:393906]

Periodicals

Front cover, he National Police Gazette, v. XLVIII, no. 457, Saturday, June 19, 1886

Front cover, he National Police Gazette, v. XLVIII, no. 457, Saturday, June 19, 1886

National Police Gazette (5 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:380053]

Front cover, Dick the shadow. Wide Awake Library.

Front cover, Dick the shadow. Wide Awake Library.

Wide Awake Library (3 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391246]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391314]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391264]

Great War

Front cover, Scrapbook, Campagne 1914

Front cover, Scrapbook, Campagne 1914

Scrapbook, Campagne 1914
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:394768]


Historical Society of Montgomery County

Front cover, Ardmore Chronicle - Volume XXIX, No. 28, Saturday, April 13, 1918

Front cover, Ardmore Chronicle – Volume XXIX, No. 28, Saturday, April 13, 1918

Ardmore Chronicle

1917 (5 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:387825]

1918 (16 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:394423]

La Salle University

Susan Dunleavy Collection of Biblical Literature

Leaf iii, recto

Leaf iii, recto

Euangelia und Epistolen : mit der glos durch das Ganze iar mit Propheceien und Lectione newe gedrucht mit vil schönen Figuren
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:378772]


Malvern Retreat House

Men of Malvern (33 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:203750]

Page 12, selection, The National Police Gazette, v. XLVIII, no. 458, Saturday, June 26, 1886

Page 12, selection, The National Police Gazette, v. XLVIII, no. 458, Saturday, June 26, 1886


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eBook available: Motor Matt’s Queer Find

Motor Stories #13Another Motor Stories adventure is now available thanks to Distributed Proofreaders and our Digital Library. In Motor Matt’s Queer Find; or, The Secret of the Iron Chest, number thirteen in the series, Matt and his friends become entangled in yet another dangerous situation, this time in New Orleans. Interestingly, while past supernatural occurrences in the series have been explained away scientifically, this adventure forces Matt to confront some things that simply don’t fit with his rational worldview.

As usual, the entire adventure can be read online (or downloaded in eBook format) through Project Gutenberg.


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Content Roundup – Second Week – March 2015

  • Posted by: Michael Foight
  • Posted Date: March 13, 2015
  • Filed Under: Content Roundup
Page [86], Border War Mexican Revolution Pennsylvania Division, Camp Stewart, El Paso, Texas, Scrapbook

Page [86], Border War Mexican Revolution Pennsylvania Division, Camp Stewart, El Paso, Texas, Scrapbook

Roaring into Spring as the snow melts, this week finds a host of new Digital Library Partner content available including: newsletters from the Malvern Retreat House, issues of the Ardmore Chronicle from the Historical Society of Montgomery County, periodicals from the Roman Catholic High School Alumni Association, and two new audio workshops from the Philadelphia Ceili Group. As well, we bring a newly digitized scrapbook from the Great War collection and more dime novel and story paper issues for your reading pleasure!


Catholica Collection

Newspapers

The Catholic Standard and Times (1918: 13 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391201]


Dime Novel and Popular Literature


Fiction

Little Snap the postboy; or, Working for Uncle Sam / by Victor St. Clair
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:393103]

Automobile Lillian, the girl bandit : Adventurous night of a tender-hearted girl in a stolen automobile
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:393551]


Periodicals

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XLIX, no. 46, Saturday, November 12, 1921

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XLIX, no. 46, Saturday, November 12, 1921

Chicago Ledger (11 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392308]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391815]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391833]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392017]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391987]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391931]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391957]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392046]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392075]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392500]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:393434]

Front cover detail,The Saturday blade, v. XXVIII, no. 22, Saturday, November 13, 1915

Front cover detail,The Saturday blade, v. XXVIII, no. 22, Saturday, November 13, 1915


Saturday Blade (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:393424]

Front cover, Wide Awake Library, v. I, no. 819, March 28, 1888

Front cover, Wide Awake Library, v. I, no. 819, March 28, 1888

Wide Awake Library (5 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:390177]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:390277]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391228]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391348]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392269]

Great War

Page [1], Border War Mexican Revolution Pennsylvania Division, Camp Stewart, El Paso, Texas

Page [1], Border War Mexican Revolution Pennsylvania Division, Camp Stewart, El Paso, Texas

Scrapbook, Border War Mexican Revolution Pennsylvania Division, Camp Stewart, El Paso, Texas, 1914-1917 by Captain James Archbald
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392831]


Historical Society of Montgomery County

Front cover, Ardmore Chronicle , Saturday, October 27, 1917

Front cover, Ardmore Chronicle , Saturday, October 27, 1917

Ardmore Chronicle

1917 (36 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:387825]


Malvern Retreat House

Front cover, Men of Malvern, V. 13 No. 12 December 1951

Front cover, Men of Malvern, V. 13 No. 12 December 1951

Men of Malvern (1950: 4 issues added; 1951: 11 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:203750]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

New Tunes Workshop
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:393481]

Fiddle Workshop
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:393812]

Roman Catholic High School Alumni Association

Journals, Newspapers, and Yearbooks

The Catholic High School Journal

Volume XI 1901 (2 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:390153]

Volume XII 1902 (3 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392949]

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. L, no. 52, Saturday, December 30, 1922

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. L, no. 52, Saturday, December 30, 1922


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eBook available: Husks

HusksOur latest completed Distributed Proofreaders project is Husks, by Marion Harland (a pseudonym of Mary Virginia Terhune). This edition of the book comes from F. M. Lupton’s Arm Chair Library, the same series that provided our earlier release, Averil. Like that earlier title, Husks focuses on the inner lives of its characters rather than dime novel sensationalism, telling a sad tale of love gone horribly wrong. Of course, the tragedy is designed to offer some lessons to its readers, and the author is not always shy about editorializing on society’s wrongs. The modern reader is unlikely to agree with all of the author’s conclusions, but some of the situations remain resonant, and some of the authorial asides are, at least, amusing to read.

The entire book is now available for online reading or download from Project Gutenberg.

 


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Content Roundup – First Week – March 2015

  • Posted by: Michael Foight
  • Posted Date: March 6, 2015
  • Filed Under: Content Roundup
Page 3, recto, Scrapbook of Einer Smestad, WWI US Infantryman

Page 3, recto, Scrapbook of Einer Smestad, WWI US Infantryman

This weeks finds a covering of snow blanketing the region, and a few new resources to examine, including a thick scrapbook and photo album from a Great War soldier! Enjoy these offerings as Spring nears.

Catholica

Newspapers

Page 9, The Catholic Standard and Times, v. 23, no. 25, Saturday, May 4, 1918

Page 9, The Catholic Standard and Times, v. 23, no. 25, Saturday, May 4, 1918

The Catholic Standard and Times (1918: 12 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391201]


Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Two American Boys with the Allied Armies
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391442]


Periodicals

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner

Page 8, Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner, v. XXVI, no. 676, May 4, 1878

Page 8, Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XXVI, no. 676, May 4, 1878

Volume XXVI (8 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:384792]

Volume XXVII (7 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:390155]

Cover selection, Happy days : a paper for young and old, v. XXX, no. 765, June 12, 1909

Cover selection, Happy days : a paper for young and old, v. XXX, no. 765, June 12, 1909

Happy Days (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391095]


Great War

Page 2, verso (detail), Scrapbook of Einer Smestad, WWI US Infantryman

Page 2, verso (detail), Scrapbook of Einer Smestad, WWI US Infantryman

Scrapbook of Einer Smestad, WWI US Infantryman
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:392606]

Page 51, verso, Scrapbook of Einer Smestad, WWI US Infantryman

Page 51, verso, Scrapbook of Einer Smestad, WWI US Infantryman


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Available for proofreading: The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the FlyLast year, we released an eBook of Wild Margaret, a novel written by once-popular novelist Charles Garvice. Our latest Distributed Proofreaders project is another work by the prolific British writer: The Spider and the Fly; or, An Undesired Love (sometimes also known simply as Violet).

To help create a new electronic edition of this forgotten novel, first read this earlier blog post and then join in the work at the project page.


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eBook available: Motor Matt’s Peril

Motor Matt's PerilIn our latest Distributed Proofreaders release, the Motor Stories saga continues with its twelfth adventure: Motor Matt’s Peril; or, Cast Away in the Bahamas. In this adventure, Motor Matt and his friends run an air ship show in Atlantic City but soon find themselves sidetracked by an adventure involving a treasure map and a submarine. The volume is rounded out with a handful of brief, randomly selected non-fiction pieces covering such topics as hunting, gum collecting and willow farming.

The entire book can be read online or downloaded in electronic formats through Project Gutenberg. Images of the original source material can also be viewed in our Digital Library.


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Content Roundup – Last Week – February 2015

  • Posted by: Michael Foight
  • Posted Date: February 27, 2015
  • Filed Under: Content Roundup
Front cover, selection, The illustrated police news, law courts and weekly record, v. 21, no. 522, October 28, 1876

Front cover, selection, The illustrated police news, law courts and weekly record, v. 21, no. 522, October 28, 1876

This week brings both Spring Break and newly digitized rare content! Enjoy the many new offering including two new Great War photo albums, many rare newspaper issues, new stereograms, a host of new dime novel and story paper issues, and a rare volume of bible illustrations from our Digital Partner La Salle University. So when you are beach side in warmer climes, take a moment to relax and read!


Americana

Stereogram, "Katrina's Lake and Island, Scotland", 1893.

Stereogram, “Katrina’s Lake and Island, Scotland”, 1893.

Stereogram Collection (4 stereograms added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:353872]

Catholica

The Catholic Standard and Times

1917 (7 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391199]

1918 (10 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391201]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature


Fiction

Front cover, A taxicab tangle; or, The mission of the Motor Boys.

Front cover, A taxicab tangle; or, The mission of the Motor Boys.

Brave and Bold (2 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:388349]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:388387]

The Dreadnought Boys in Home Waters by Captain Wilbur Lawton
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:390361]

Periodicals

Page 9, selection, The illustrated police news, law courts and weekly record, v. 14, no. 357, August 28, 1873

Page 9, selection, The illustrated police news, law courts and weekly record, v. 14, no. 357, August 28, 1873

The Illustrated Police News, Law Courts and Weekly Record (10 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:386627]

Albany Journal (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:381043]

The Albany Evening Journal (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:381683]

The Argus (1 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:381673]

Farm and Home (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:381699]

Front cover, Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner, v. XXVI, no. 669, March 23, 1878

Front cover, Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XXVI, no. 669, March 23, 1878

Chimney Corner (4 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:386668]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:386686]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:386704]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:386722]

Youth’s Companion (1 issue added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:383741]

Front cover, Wide Awake Library, Ikey; or, He never got left .

Front cover, Wide Awake Library, Ikey; or, He never got left .

Wide Awake Library (5 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:388425]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:388443]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:390259]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:388583]
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:388617]

Great War

Page 5, recto, Lina and Milda Dshkalis photograph album

Page 5, recto, Lina and Milda Dshkalis photograph album

Lina and Milda Dshkalis photograph album
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391116]

Page 9, recto, Photographic Album of Beatrice Mae Correia, 1917-1918

Page 9, recto, Photographic Album of Beatrice Mae Correia, 1917-1918

Photographic Album of Beatrice Mae Correia, 1917-1918
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391170]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Cover story, Ardmore Chronicle - Volume XXVIII, No. 44, Saturday, August 4, 1917

Cover story, Ardmore Chronicle – Volume XXVIII, No. 44, Saturday, August 4, 1917

Ardmore Chronicle (1917: 21 issues added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:387825]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Uncollected Papers (3 items added)
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:387826]


La Salle University

Susan Dunleavy Collection of Biblical Literature

[116, unfolded leaf, recto],  Bible illustrations : early 18th century engravings.

[116, unfolded leaf, recto], Bible illustrations : early 18th century engravings.

Bible illustrations : early 18th century engravings
[http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:389683]

Front cover, A hoodoo machine; or, The Motor Boys' runabout no. 1313

Front cover, A hoodoo machine; or, The Motor Boys’ runabout no. 1313


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