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Content Roundup – First Week – October 2020

Photograph, NROTC Color Guard and Unit, May 17, 1980

This week we again offer newly digitized materials as well as additional content digitized in the spring! Especially noteworthy are digitized photographs from the NROTC unit on campus, more Dime Novels, Story Paper and newspaper issues, and two recently acquired Irish books – including a very rare title by Jack B. Yeats.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature


Bernard Brooks’ adventures, or, Working his way upward / by Horatio Alger, Jr.

On time : or, Bound to get there / by Oliver Optic

Frank Reade, Jr.’s, “white cruiser” of the clouds, or, The search for the dog-faced men / by “Noname.”


The love of books / by John Bright


Detail, [1] p.,Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, &c., v. 54, no. 30, May 13, 1899

New York Weekly (4 issues added)

Masthead detail, from The Scottish Patriot: a weekly journal, v. 1, no. 41, November 28, 1840

The Scottish Patriot: a weekly journal (1 issue added)

Detail, [1] p., Punch, or the London Charivari, v. 60, no. 1541, January 21, 1871

Punch, or the London Charivar (1 issue added)

Portland Transcript (4 issues added)


Philadelphia Album and Ladies’ Literary Gazette, v. 4, no. 13, Saturday, March 27, 1830

Philadelphia Album and Ladies’ Literary Gazette (1 issue added)

Masthead detail, Athens Gleaner, v. 1, no. 30, Thursday, October 13, 1870

Athens Gleaner (1 issue added)

Joseph McGarrity Collection


Jack B. Yeats’s plays in the old manner : James Flaunty, or, The terror of the Western seas.

An Essay on the Antiquity of the Irish Language : Being a Collation of the Irish with the Punic Language. With a preface proving Ireland to be the Thule of the Ancients. … To which is added, a Correction of the Mistakes of Mr. Lhwyd in reading the ancient Irish manuscript Lives of the Patriarchs; Also, the Mistakes committed by Mr. Baretti in his Collation of the Irish with the Biscayan Language …

Villanova Digital Collection

Photographs and Illustrations

Photograph, V-12 Program (William Butler, Jack McGowan’s Sister, Edward Crotty), 1943

Navy ROTC Program (70 photographs added)



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