This week we again offer newly digitized materials as well as additional content digitized in the spring! Especially noteworthy are digitized negatives from Junior Week, more Dime Novels and Story Paper issues, and issues of the Suburban (Wayne Times Edition) newspaper that first mention the impact of the Spanish Influenza from 1918 on the local community.
Dime Novel and Popular Literature
Cliquot / by Kate Lee Ferguson (from Petersons’ 25 Cent Series)
Starry Flag Weekly (19 issues added)
Boys’ World (3 issues added)
Frank Reade Library (Frank T. Fries reprints – 3 issues added)
New York Ledger (1 issue added)
The Cleveland News (2 issues added)
The Daily Evening Reporter (1 issue added)
Radnor Historical Society
The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), (1918 completed: 19 issues added)
Of note: September 20 appears to have the first mention of Spanish influenza in “Here and Hereabouts” – “Several cases of Spanish influenza are reported in this section”
Article on last page of Friday, October 4 issue – states that the decision to close Radnor schools was made Tuesday night (Oct 1) and they hoped to re-open on Monday (Bwahaha!!)
But first major article on the front page is Oct 11 – Epidemic Influenza – with articles continuing to follow in that same space for next several weeks until November 1 (Influenza Ban Lifted).
Villanova Digital Collection
Junior Week- annual event – 1947-1958 (61 negatives added)
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