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Content Roundup – End of December 2021- to Mid-January 2022

Resources recently digitized and published are highlighted in this multi-week edition of the Content Roundup. Having entered the public domain this year, some 1926 content is featured as are continued digitization work on dime novel and story paper collections.

Americana

Remember the Maine Collection

Maine Memorial Service Held At White’s Opera House, Concord, N.H., Tuesday evening, March 22, 1898
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Record/vudl:684420]

Annie L. Tuttle papers

Sheet music, “The Quinnipiac River” / words by Mrs. Willard W. Tuttle, music by M. Hanford
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:684361]

Notebook, “Our Banner Year Satin Finish” / Annie L.Tuttle
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:684372]

Notebook, “My First Hunting Season” / Annie L.Tuttle
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:685351]

Magazines

Rear cover, Journeys Beautiful: the magazine of travel, v. 1, no. 11, October 1925

Journeys Beautiful: the magazine of travel (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:683996]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Front cover, Dean Dunham; or, The Waterford mystery / by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Dean Dunham; or, The Waterford mystery / by Horatio Alger, Jr.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:684699]

Front cover, Buffalo Bill’s dead drop; or, Pawnee Bill betrayed / by the author of “Buffalo Bill.”

New Buffalo Bill Weekly (8 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:596124?recordID=vudl%3A680328]

Periodicals

New York clipper, v. XXX, no. 48, Saturday, February 17, 1883

New York Clipper (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:658811]

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XLVI, no. 2, Saturday, January 12, 1918

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639387]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639422]

Front cover, They’re after me / adapted, with original words, by Monroe H. Rosenfeld

They’re after me / adapted, with original words, by Monroe H. Rosenfeld (Boys of New York supplement)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:669120]

Blade and Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:683972]

New York Fireside Companion (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:561307?lookfor=title%3Aapril]

New York Ledger (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:649658?lookfor=title%3Adecember]

Front cover, The People’s Home Journal, v. XXIII, no. 12, December, 1908

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:684126]

Boys’ World (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:647305]

Girls’ Companion (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:652562?lookfor=title%3Adecember]

Detail, p. [1], The golden era, v. XXII, no. 2, Sunday morning, December 7, 1873

The Golden Era (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:684309?lookfor=title%3Adecember]

[305] p., Golden Hours : A Weekly Journal of Good Literature for Young Folks, v. XXI, no. 540, Saturday June 4, 1898

Golden Hours (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:683639]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:683659]

New York Weekly (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660877?lookfor=title%3Aaugust]

Saturday Night (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:655987]

Joseph McGarrity

Detail, [1] p., The Gaelic American – v. 5, no. 8, February 22, 1908, Whole Number 232

The Gaelic American (1908:7 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:662603]

Newspaper Collection

The Stethoscope : Echoes of the Battalion (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:683006]

Detail, p. 2, The Cleveland News, v. 85, no. 141, Friday, May 21, 1926

The Cleveland News (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:684060]

Pennsylvaniana

T.A. Daly Collection

A Little Book of American Humorous Verse, 1926
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:680116]

Rambles, Travels, and Maps

James Wheeler Collection of Polar Exploration

Title page, The Adventure of Wrangel Island

The Adventure of Wrangel Island, 1926
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:679650]

Villanova Digital Collection

Falvey Memorial Library

Mosaic: News from Falvey Memorial Library, Fall 2021
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Record/vudl:683107]


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Content Roundup – Last Weeks – December 2021

Negative, Track Team, 1970

We finish out 2021 with the highlights of digitized and described content from December 2021 as the year concludes. Notable materials include over 90 negatives on Villanova’s track and field program, issues from 2 newspapers from the American Occupation of Korea 1946, 2 new trade catalogs, 2 volumes of Naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn from the Gregor Mendel Collection, 7 items from the James Wheeler Collection of Polar Exploration and more Dime Novels and story paper issues!

Americana

Front, Postcard, Easter greetings!

Postcard, Easter Greetings!
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682194]

Catalogs and Trade materials

p. [14], Lange Motor Trucks

Lange Motor Trucks : the truck built on experience. Catalogue D. Made in Pittsburgh
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682974]

p. [3], Illustrated book of animals

Illustrated book of animals
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682260]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Tom Tracy; or, The trials of a New York newsboy / by Horatio Alger, Jr.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682402]

Front cover

Jack Harkaway’s schooldays / by Bracebridge Hemyng
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:681263]

Periodicals

Fireside at Home (7 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:655104?lookfor=%22v.+III%22]

Detail, p. 238, Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. X, no. 254, April 9, 1870

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:383292?lookfor=title%3Aapril]

Girls’ Companion (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:652562?lookfor=title%3Aoctober]

Front cover, Buffalo Bill’s dead drop; or, Pawnee Bill betrayed

New Buffalo Bill Weekly (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:596124?lookfor=series%3A(8+OR+11+OR+30+OR+34)]

New York Weekly (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660877?lookfor=title%3Ajune]

Detail, p. [225], The Weekly novelette, v. V, no. 15, Saturday, June 25, 1859

Weekly Novelette (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660067?lookfor=title%3Ajune]

Newspapers

[1] p., The Stethoscope : Echoes of the Battalion, v. 1, no. 7, April 29, 1946

The Stethoscope (1946: 2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:683006]

Front cover, The hour glass : Seventh Infantry Division, v. 1, no. 1, Sunday, January 16, 1946

The hour glass : Seventh Infantry Division (1946: 19 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682193]

Flora, Fauna, and the Human Form

Mendel Collection

[99] p., Verhandlungen des naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn, II Band, 1863

Naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn (2 volumes added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:680779]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:678636]

Rambles, Travels, and Maps

James Wheeler Collection of Polar Exploration

Front, Map, Key Map of Canadian Arctic Expedition, Discoveries in the Arctic Sea, 1914-18

Map, Key Map of Canadian Arctic Expedition, Discoveries in the Arctic Sea, 1914-18
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682175]

Photograph, portrait of Admiral Richard Byrd, signed, undated
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682169]

Photograph, portrait of Lincoln Ellsworth, signed, November 1936
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682187]

Front, Photograph, Richard E. Byrd and Donald B. MacMillan shaking hands, signed, undated

Photograph, Richard E. Byrd and Donald B. MacMillan shaking hands, signed, undated
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682915]

Portrait engraving of Elisha Kent Kane, M.D., U.S.N., undated
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682968]

Front, Receipt, signed by John Franklin, Capt. R. N., February 7, 1825

Receipt, signed by John Franklin, Capt. R. N., February 7, 1825
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:682181]

Plate II, recto, John Ross : Entdeckungsreise unter den befehlen der Britischen Admiralität mit den königlichen schiffen Isabella und Alexander um Baffins Bay auszuforschen und die Möglichkeit einer nordwestlichen Durchfahrt zu Untersuchen.

John Ross : Entdeckungsreise unter den befehlen der Britischen Admiralität mit den königlichen schiffen Isabella und Alexander um Baffins Bay auszuforschen und die Möglichkeit einer nordwestlichen Durchfahrt zu Untersuchen
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:681874]

Villanova Digital Collection

Athletics

Negative, Track, 1966

Track and Field Images (1966-1970: 90 negatives added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640801]


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Green Voices of the Past: Joseph McGarrity’s last diary

Posted for: Emily Poteat.

p. 33, Diary, “Decker’s Special 200 pages,” Joseph McGarrity, 1940.

From his unique handwriting, to his strong and decisive beliefs, Joseph McGarrity has been one of the most engaging individuals I have encountered in my work thus far. McGarrity was born on March 28, 1874 and lived until September 04, 1940, and lived a life defined by work towards a unified and independent Ireland. As an Irish-American political activist, McGarrity strove to spread Irish republican values through his work in organizations like the Clan-na-Gael. McGarrity’s 1940 diary, gives a glimpse into what was defining McGarrity’s concerns and political activism during the final years of his life. Filled with newspaper clippings, and personal anecdotes, McGarrity’s diary allows a deeper insight into McGarrity as a person, and how hie viewed England in the age of World War II, and the Irish Civil War.

While steadfastly rooting against England in World War II, McGarrity was perturbed and continually concerned with justice for Irish republicans battling for a unified and independent Ireland. This is most evident in McGarrity’s diary, as primarily in this manuscript McGarrity’s political activism is centered on having the sentences of two Irish Republican Army members commuted. James Richards and Peter Barnes, were sentenced to death following their alleged role in a bombing in Coventry in 1939. Following this sentence, McGarrity immediately began advocacy work to have the sentence commuted, as McGarrity believed the trial to have been carried out in an unjust manner; moreover, McGarrity viewed both Richards and Barnes as prisoners of war in the ongoing Irish Civil War.

From McGarrity’s diary, both his work to commute the executions, and beliefs towards the executions of Barnes and Richards is illuminated. The first mention of this is on page 12 of the manuscript, where McGarrity writes on the resolution he and James P McGranery, a congressman, were working to have presented to congress. McGarrity, in going into greater detail on the resolution on the commutation of the sentence for Richards and Barnes wrote in an entry on January 21, 1940 wrote, “conferred with James P. McGranery regarding resolution in protest of the execution now proposed by England of two Irish Prisoners of war He McGranery hopes to have resolution offered on floor of Congress.”

As the diary progresses, McGarrity’s work does come to fruition, as the resolution he and McGranery wrote was taken up by another congressman, Thomas A. Flaherty, who agreed to present the resolution to congress. McGarrity and McGranery’s resolution called for the ambassador of the United States to the United Kingdom to petition the English government to commute the death sentences of Barnes and Richards. This resolution gained media attention, and McGarrity featured the clippings of the resolution in his diary, one clipping was entitled “Bill Asks Roosevelt To Aid I.R.A. Men.”

As time passes in McGarrity’s diary, McGarrity’s passion towards his work for the commutation of the two IRA members becomes clearer. Impassioned prayers are laden throughout the manuscript. For example, in an entry on January 30, 1940, McGarrity passionately proclaimed in his diary “God I thank thou for thy Devine [sic] Help. Smite of Smite this enemy of Ireland and of right.” Further exemplifying the tendency to include prayers in his diary, McGarrity upon writing on the decision of England to continue with the executions despite the pushback that his resolution generated wrote, “God sustain our boys who are to die tomorrow for Ireland may retaliation be swift on part of I.R.A.”

While McGarrity’s advocacy and resolution for the Barnes and Richards did not result in a commutation of their sentences, this episode in McGarrity’s diary illuminates both McGarrity’s dedication to Irish republican ideals, and his commitment to aiding those who were working towards the same goal. From showing his steadfast commitment against England and for Ireland, as well as more emotion in his impassioned moments of prayer, McGarrity’s 1940 diary is an excellent source for better understanding McGarrity as an advocate, but also as an individual. Moreover, this diary gives a deep insight into what was of the most pressing concern to McGarrity near the end of his life.

Photograph, “The Late Joseph McGarrity,” n.d.

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Emily Poteat is a graduate assistant in Irish Studies and Falvey Memorial Library’s Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement Department, and a graduate student in the History Department.


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Content Roundup – Third Week – November 2021

Selection, p. [1], Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, &c., v. 60, no. 19, February 18, 1905

This week we present a raft of newly digitized materials including more Dime Novels and story paper issues, and more newspaper issues from the Joseph McGarrity Collection and from the Radnor Historical Society.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Selina’s love story : or, The winning of a heart / by Effie Adelaide Rowlands
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:675187]

Frank Merriwell, Jr., and the talking head : or, A mystery neatly solved / by Burt L. Standish
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:674445]

Old Broadbrim keeping his vow; or, The tangled mystery of the Quaker City / by the author of “Old Broadbrim.”

Old Broadbrim Weekly (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:287323?lookfor=series%3A%2815+OR+17+OR+19+OR+23%29&submit=Set]

Mischievous Matt / by Bracebridge Hemyng

Round the World Library (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:675828]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:675510]

Periodicals

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. X, no. 245, February 5, 1870

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:658215]

Girls’ Companion (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:652562?lookfor=title%3Ajuly]

Street & Smith’s Literary Album, v. I, no. 20, May 5, 1866

Street & Smith’s Literary Album (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:629804?lookfor=title%3Amay]

Selection, p. [1], Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, &c., v. 60, no. 18, February 11, 1905

Street & Smith’s New York Weekly (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660877?lookfor=title%3Afebruary]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

Selection, p. [1], Sinn fein, v. 2, no. 29, Saturday, May 10, 1924

Sinn fein (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:676207]

Selection, p. [1], The Gaelic American – Vol. IV No. 40, October 5, 1907, Whole Number 212

Gaelic American (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:266848]

Radnor Historical Society

The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), v. 35, no. 23, January 23, 1920

The Suburban, Wayne Times Edition (9 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:581980]


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Content Roundup – Mid-November – 2021

Newly digitized and available this week are a large set of materials from Distinctive Collections; notable items include: more story paper issues, more Dime Novels, two rare Irish newspapers from the Joseph McGarrity Collection, and a trove of Villanova materials related to Hunger Awareness Week, the Black Student League, and Christmas.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Old Broadbrim among the thugs of Harlem; or, Landing a big catch / by the author of “Old Broadbrim.”

Old Broadbrim Weekly (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:287323?lookfor=series%3A(8+OR+11+OR+12+OR+13)]

Periodicals

Front cover selection, The Chicago Ledger, v. VI, no. 25, Saturday, June 22, 1878

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660879]

[225] p., Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. VIII, no. 15, March 12, 1887

Golden Days (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:650112?lookfor=title%3Amarch]

Munro’s girls and boys of America, v. VI, no. 148, July 29, 1876

Munro’s Girls and Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:655036]

[273] p., Street & Smith’s Literary Album, v. I, no. 18, April 21, 1866

Street & Smith’s Literary Album (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:629804?lookfor=title%3Aapril]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly, v. 60, no. 13, January 7, 1905

Street & Smith’s New York Weekly (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660877?lookfor=title%3Ajanuary]

Weekly Novelette (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660067?lookfor=title%3Aapril]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspaper

The Irish Republic, v. 2, no. 8, August, 1940

The Irish Republic (8 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673980]

Irish Freedom (31 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:667462]

Villanova Digital Collection

Hunger Awareness Week:

Photograph, Rev. John M. Driscoll, O.S.A., Ph.D., President, Hunger Awareness Week, March 1985
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673267]

Letter, Hunger Awareness, November 5, 1986
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673865]

Black Student League:

Black Student League Program, February 14-27, 1971
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673841]

Black Student League Poster, February 14-27, 1971
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673849]

Black Student League & Moratorium Committee, undated.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673855]

Christmas:

Photograph, Campus, Alumni Hall Winter Scene, circa 1920s
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673261]

Program, Villanova College Chapel, Christmas Carols, December 12, 1951
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673287]

Program, Villanova University Christmas Concert, December 15, 1959
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673308]

Program, Villanova University Christmas Concert, December 5, 1960
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673316]

Program, Villanova University Christmas Concert, December 10, 1971

Program, Villanova University Christmas Concert, December 10, 1971
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673322]

Letter, To: “Friends of the Villanova Singers”, From: Rev. Edward L. Hamel, November 7, 1975
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673330]

Program, Christmas Informal Dance (Western Pennsylvania Club), December 30, 1926
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:673336]


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Green Voices of the Past: The German and Irish Connection during World War I

Posted for: Emily Poteat.

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 ignited international political tensions, and catapulted the world into World War I a month later. World War I was fraught with multiple layers of political significance for countries and individuals across the world. For the Irish American Club, who called themselves the Clan-na-Gael, the Great War presented a way for Irish Americans to directly work against the interests of the British, and towards forming political ties to support the cause of Irish Independence. In the Minute Book of the Board of Officers for the Irish American Club, the way in which Irish Americans, in the Irish American Club, actively engaged in support of the German war effort comes to light, and offers new insight into ways Irish Americans engaged in Irish republicanism during the early twentieth century.

Seemingly the disdain and urgency to work against British interests in World War I emerged soon after the onset of the conflict. Just short of two months after the beginning of World War I, on September 20, 1914, the Irish American Club in their meeting minutes for that day’s meeting discuss ways to work against Irish people fighting for the English in the war. This is clear with the statement “A motion was passed that a re-union [sic] be called for next Sunday night to pass resolutions condemning the action of Redmond and those so called Irish leaders in urging the Irish people to join the English army to fight against Germany” (p. 308). With this strong assertion against Irishmen fighting for the English in World War I, it is clear that the Irish Americans were conflating support of the English with anti-republicanism, as this war was viewed by the Irish American Club as serving the interests of the British. Because of this understanding of the First World War, the Irish American Club worked earnestly to support the opposing side of the war, the Germans.

The Irish American Club’s support of the German war effort emerges from the pages of the Minute Book of the Board of Officers for the club, in the form of both advocacy work and monetary support. For, on page 392 of the minute book, in an entry of meeting minutes from March 21, 1915, the club donated seven hundred dollars to the German and Austrian Red Cross. This is evident with the statement “Bro McGarrity produced a receipt from the German + Austrian Consuls for $70000…for the German + Austrian Red Cross” (p.392). Clearly with a monetary contribution of that value, the Irish American Club were staking their claim and attempting to make ties with the Germans in working against the British war effort. Further denoting this tie between the Irish Americans and the German war effort, “a letter of thanks from the German Ambassador at Washington thanking Clan Na Gael for” the donation of money to the German and Austrian Red Cross was delivered to the Irish American Club (p. 392). In addition to their monetary support, the Irish American Club also held demonstrations in connection with German-American societies in support of American neutrality in the war.

The Gaelic American v. 12, Philadelphia, May 15, 1915

This tie between Germany and the Clan-na-Gael, under the name of the Irish American Club, is interesting to note, as it connects to other attempts to forge alliances between the Irish and the Germans. Prior to the Easter Rising, Clan-na-Gael representatives requested support from the German ambassador in the United States as early as 1914. With this information in mind, the actions of the Irish American Club in supporting the German war effort could have been in the hopes of gaining more definite support for their own revolution against England. As a whole, the actions of the Irish American Club in their support for Germany in World War I give further insight into the activities twentieth century Irish American organizations took in working towards their goal of Irish independence.

Advertisement, “Grosse Massen-Demonstration unter den Asupicien des Irish-American Club,” 1916.

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Emily Poteat is a graduate assistant in Irish Studies and Falvey Memorial Library’s Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement Department, and a graduate student in the History Department.


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Content Roundup – Last Week – October 2021

The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), v. 26, no. 24, September 16, 1910

Newly scanned and available this week: new Dime Novels and story- and newspaper issues – including issues of the The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition) from the Radnor Historical Society, several books and pamphlets, and a statistical history of Villanova football.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

La Tosca : founded on the famous play of the same name / by Victorien Sardou
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:666872]

Non-Fiction

Front cover, Our Nation At War, v. 5, no. 3, July 19, 1898

Our nation in war (3 parts added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:667463]

Everybody’s law book / by John L. Shirley
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:653513]

Periodicals

p. [153], Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. X, no. 244, January 29, 1870

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:653954]

New York Family Story Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:661326]

New York Fireside Companion (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:665483?lookfor=title%3Amarch]

New York Ledger (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:649658?lookfor=title%3Aaugust]

p. [97], Street & Smith’s Literary Album, v. I, no. 7, February 3, 1866

Street & Smith’s Literary Album (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:629804?lookfor=title%3Afebruary]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

Front cover, The Ardagh chalice

The Ardagh chalice; a description of the ministral chalice found at Ardagh in county Limerick in the year 1868; with a note on its traditional conformity to the Holy Grail of legend and story / by L.S. Góga
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:666671]

Newspaper

Irish freedom, no. 16, February 1912

Irish Freedom (14 issues and 1 subscription card added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:667462]

Newspapers

Detail, [1] p., Saturday Globe, v. 20, no. 8, Saturday, July 7, 1900

Saturday Globe (21 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:646198]

Pennsylvaniana

Description of Pompeian ruins, restorations and scenes exhibited at the Pompeian Museum, Fairmount Park / published by authority of the Park Commission
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:661630]

Fall classic Altoona Speedway : national 250-mile championship. Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1st, 1924
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:661650]

Radnor Historical Society

The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), (8 issues added July-September 1910)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620529]

Villanova Digital Collection

Athletics

Title page, Villanova University football; a statistical history

Villanova University Football; a statistical history / Compiled by: Rev. Michael J. O’Donnell, O.S.A.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660449]

Photographs and Illustrations

Photograph, Special Olympics, 1992

Student Life (2 Special Olympics photographs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:662591]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:662597]


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Green Voices of the Past: Linking the Irish American Club to the Clan-na-Gael

Posted for: Emily Poteat.

The Irish American Club was an organization dedicated to organizing and advocating for issues pertinent to the Irish republican cause. Throughout the Minute Book of the Board of Officers for the Irish American Club, one can see the devotion to the Irish republicanism and Irish independence laden throughout its pages. However, also newly emerging from the Irish American Club’s minute book is new evidence that there were deep links between the Irish American Club and the Clan-na-Gael.

The Clan-na-Gael Journal, v. 33, Philadelphia, February 8, 1908

The Clan-na-Gael formed in 1867 in New York as the successor of the Fenian Brotherhood, and was a secret Irish Republican society. As the American sister organization to the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Clan-na-Gael was dedicated to supporting the formation of an independent and democratic republic in Ireland through the use of force. With Irish republican beliefs deeply embedded into the organization, the Clan-na-Gael was active in assisting the Irish Republican Brotherhood in achieving an independent Ireland. Because of this deep support of Irish independence, the Clan-na-Gael was the single largest financial support of the Easter rising, as well as the Irish War of Independence.

With similar ideological frameworks comprising their organizations, one would guess that the Irish American Club and the Clan-na-Gael engaged with one another to work towards Irish independence; however, the deep ties between the two organizations have been illuminated throughout the text of the Minute Book of the Board of Officers for the Irish American Club. First, early on in the minute book the link between the two organizations is vague, with the recording secretary mentioning that the Irish American Club would hold excursions or entertainments “under the auspices of the Clan-na-Gael.” However, with reading deeper into the minute book a deeper links between the two organizations emerges. First, the Irish American Club directly paid some bills for the Clan-na-Gael. For instance, on page 109 of the minute book it is stated “bill for $3.75 for printing Clan-na-Gael ball account ordered paid.” This is interesting because this marks a direct financial line between both organizations. Further, deepening the tie between the two organizations was a communication received by the Irish American Club in the meeting held on November 20, 1898, located on page 129 in the minute book. In this communication, it is recorded by the recording secretary of the Irish American Club that the organization received a communication “from the Academy of Music inquiring if the Clan-na-Gael would want that hall for the 3d of March 1899.” By sending a letter to the Irish American Club, seeking their authority in making arrangements for the Clan-na-Gael, for an event the question of how interconnected the two organizations were becomes apparent. It would seem at the very least, the Irish American Club, like the Friends of Irish Freedom were affiliates of the Clan-na-Gael.

p. 73, Minute Book of the Board of Officers for the Irish American Club

However, with the direct reference to the Irish American Club as the Clan-na-Gael it is worth considering if the tie was deeper than an affiliation. In the meeting of the Irish American Club on page 129, the Irish American Club also received another communication, and this communication once again directly equated the Irish American Club to the Clan-na-Gael. For, the recording secretary in the minute book wrote, “the second communication was a letter from Mr. M. P. Moroney asking for the appointment of a new committee from the Clan-na-Gael to meet a committee from the Nationalists to consider the question of a joint celebration of Emmets [sic] birth.” Here, the Irish American Club is directly referred to as the Clan-na-Gael, and an individual is seeking the Irish American Club, under the name of the Clan-na-Gael to meet to arrange a celebration for the Irish republican martyr Robert Emmet. This is not the only reference of the Irish American Club as the Clan-na-Gael in the minute book. On page 138, Brother Dillon, a member of the Irish American Club sought the authority of the Irish American Club’s District Officer to form a company of the Clan-na-Gael Guards. With this statement the militant nature of the movement is evident, but also the link deepened, as a senior member of the Irish American Club was consulted in forming a branch of the Clan-na-Gael’s military operations. Moreover, deeper links between the two organizations are present on page 319 of the manuscript with the Irish American Club recording themselves as the Clan-na-Gael in their minute book in discussion of a lawsuit they were involved in. It is written on page 319, “regularily [sic] moved + sec the Clan na Gael Organization appeal the case of Sherin to the higher courts and fight the case to a finish in the highest courts.”

From the evidence in the Minute Book of the Board of Officers for the Irish American Club, compelling evidence is emerging for looking at the Irish American Club as directly tied to the Clan-na-Gael. While further research is warranted for determining if the Irish American Club was actually a part of the Clan-na-Gael, the minute book of the Irish American Club’s Board of Directors offers insight into the ties between Irish-American organizations seeking to work towards Irish independence in the early twentieth century.

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Emily Poteat is a graduate assistant in Irish Studies and Falvey Memorial Library’s Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement Department, and a graduate student in the History Department.


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Content Roundup – Mid-October – 2021

This week we offer a significant amount of freshly digitized material from Distinctive Collections for your research consideration. Especially noteworthy are a number of pamphlets and materials from the Joseph McGarrity Collection, more the early newspaper and story paper issues, and this year’s program for the annual banquet of the Friendly Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Green Mountain Boys; or, Ethan Allen’s heroism / by John De Morgan
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:657408]

Periodicals

Comfort, v. 8, no. 12, October, 1896

Comfort (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:656891]

The Girls’ companion, v. VI, no. 26, June 29, 1907

Girls’ Companion (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:652562?lookfor=title%3Ajune

New York Ledger (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:649658?lookfor=title%3Ajuly]

Detail, Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, &c., v. 60, no. 1, October 15, 1904

New York Weekly (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660877?lookfor=title%3Aoctober+title%3A1904]

Street & Smith’s Literary Album, v. I, no. 3, January 6, 1866

Street & Smith’s Literary Album (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:658812]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:658830]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:658846]

Weekly Novelette (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:657520]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:657540]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Art

Realia, Requiescat in pace Ald. Terence McSwiney (Lord Mayor of Cork)

Realia, Requiescat in pace Ald. Terence McSwiney (Lord Mayor of Cork) : born in West Cork, 28th March 1880. Died in Brixton prison, October 25th 1920 after a hunger strike lasting seventy four days. Age 40.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:659144]

Books

[ix] p., The patriotic songs and poems of J.J. Finnan (“Myles”)

The patriotic songs and poems of J.J. Finnan (“Myles”)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:660189]

Sketch of the origin and operations of the Society for Irish Church Missions to the Roman Catholics : Being a record of important documents and information to the commencement of the year 1852 / by the Rev. William Marrable, A.M.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:659600]

A Brief View of the Church of Ireland, in its early purity and independence; its subjugation and restoration / by the Rev. William Baillie, LL.D.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:659648]

A letter to his grace the Archbishop of Dublin :on the nature, government, and tendency of Miss Sellon’s establishment at Plymouth, called the “Sisters of Mercy” / by the Rev. W.G. Cookesley. M.A. with the Archbishop’s reply and postscript
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:659072]

System of Irish Education : Explained and Defended / by the Rev. James Carlile
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:659680]

[9] p., The lady of Mourne

The Lady of Mourne: a ballad of Ulster, in the thirteenth century / by William McMechan, Esq.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:659768]

p. 41, A handbook of Celtic ornament

A handbook of Celtic ornament : being a key to the construction of all types of that form of decoration, for the use of schools, art teachers, designers, architects, sculptors, etc., with over 700 illustrations / by John G. Merne
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:658952]

Newspapers

Detail, “Pictures Impressed On The Mind During 1902”, Saturday Globe, v. 22, no. 32, Saturday, December 27, 1902

Saturday Globe (12 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:646198]

The Society of The Friendly Sons and Daughters of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

Programs

[3] p., Program, The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, 250th Annual

Program, The Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, 250th Annual Banquet, September 17, 2021.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:659150]

Villanova student author

Undergraduate Theses

p. 39, Analysis of The Commuter Station

Analysis of The Commuter Station /Robert C. McIntire
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:659876]


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Content Roundup – First Week – October 2021

Photograph, Dances, 1950s

This week a number of newly digitized materials are available for readers and researchers; notable items for this week include: photos from Villlanova dances and proms, more issues the Saturday Globe newspaper, and more story paper and dime novel offerings.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

To unknown lands; or, Gordon Keith in Patagonia / by Lawrence White, Jr.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:656691]

Pioneer pearl ; or, How Fort Welltown was saved / by Robert Sherman
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:656213]

Periodicals

The half-holiday, v. 1, no. 22, July 2, 1898

The Half-Holiday (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:654977]

Golden Days (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:654432]

Detail, p. [1], The New York family story paper, v. XI, no. 550, April 21, 1884

New York Family Story Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:650809]

New York Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:655056]

p. [385], The Weekly novelette, v. IV, no. 25, Saturday, March 5, 1859

Weekly Novelette (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:653403]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:653423]

Newspapers

Detail, p. [1], Saturday Globe, v. 18, no. 38, Saturday, February 4, 1899

Saturday Globe (12 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:646198]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photographs and Illustrations

Photograph, Dances (Junior Dinner Dance), 1960

University Functions, Dances (28 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620508?type=AllFields&filter%5B%5D=topic_facet%3A%22Villanova+University+–+University+Functions+–+Dances%22]


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