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Welcome to 1925 / 2021

This year, 2021, sees the release of works created in 1925 into the public domain in the United States. Many of these titles are of significant literary merit including F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Sinclair Lewis’s Arrowsmith. In the spirit of last year’s efforts to add to the number of titles available to the public we have digitized 5 titles from Distinctive Collections that are now available in the public domain for your enjoyment and research needs.

First is an brief history of St. Agath’s Church in Meadville Pa:

St. Agatha’s Church, Meadville, Pennsylvania: seventy-five years of history, 1849-1924 / Rev. Andrew J Weschler Pastor

Next, from the Joseph McGarrity Collection, is a book of poetry from Nathalia Crane who was only 12 years of age upon publication of this her second book of poetry:

Lava Lane, and other poems / by Nathalia Crane

A 1925 issue of the story paper Weekly Ledger is now available:

Weekly Ledger, v. LIII, no. 2, Saturday, January 10, 1925

As are these two 1925 published Dime Novels:

A Golden Shower; or, the Boy Banker of Wall Street and other stories / by a Self-Made Man

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

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Last Modified: January 13, 2021

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