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Content Roundup – Third Week – August 2018

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 126, no. 3275, June 15, 1918

Newly digitized this week are more issues from one hundred years ago (1918) from Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper covering the US war effort. The front covers of all periodicals was closely controlled and laden with propaganda as can be seen on the above “Hearts of the World” illustration from the June 15 issue with the heart of Germany is pejoratively depicted. Other items this week include several story paper issues and the first digitized issue of the young adult “Lone Scout: a real Boys’ magazine” – the house periodical of the Lone Scout movement – which later merges into the Boy Scouts; this issue – from January 1918 – depicts an adolescent boy knitting to support the war effort.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 32, Saturday, August 11, 1906

Chicago Ledger (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527893]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527911]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527929]

The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 7, Saturday, February 16, 1867

Flag of Our Union (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527877]

Lone scout, v. VII, no. 12, January 12, 1918

Lone Scout (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528775]

Great War

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 126, no. 3276, June 22, 1918

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528705]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528626]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528668]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528741]


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Content Roundup – First two weeks – August 2018

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3242, October 27, 1917

As the beginning of the semester fast approaches, take a look at the latest digitized materials in this double-week edition of Content Roundup, including more issues of Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper from the Great War era, more story paper and popular magazine issues, the 2018 Falvey Scholars papers, and a host of Commencement Programs! Stay cool for the leaves will be falling soon …

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 28, Saturday, July 14, 1906

Chicago Ledger (4 issues)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:525188]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:525206]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:526701]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:526719]

The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 5, Saturday, February 2, 1867

Flag of Our Union (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527859]

New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 47, September 29, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521776]

The country gentleman, v. LXXXV, no. 45, November 6, 1920


Country Gentleman (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527688]

Daughters of America, v. 4, no. 7, July, 1890

Daughters of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527160]

The Family, v. X, no. IV, March, 1913

The Family (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527628]

The Pilgrim : a magazine for the home, v. XIII, no. 6, June, 1906

The Pilgrim (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527819]

Great War

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3234, August 30, 1917

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper (15 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524562]

Villanova Digital Collection

Program, Commencement, 112th year, Monday June 6th, 1955

Commencement Programs (7 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523674]

Falvey Scholars (2018: 5 articles added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:528327]


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Foto Friday: Lending a hand with Lincoln

Marianne Watson, Managing Librarian for Resource Management, scans the Lincoln signature page

As summer continues, extra hands help in the collaborative digitization of a complex scrapbook from the German Society of Pennsylvania, one of the library “Digital Partner” institutions. The John F. Ballier Scrapbook, 1831-1889, contains an American Civil War era signature by Abraham Lincoln. Ballier, an immigrant from Wuertemberg, Germany, and a resident of Philadelphia, eventually rose to the rank of brevet brigadier-general of volunteers. His scrapbook contains significant primary source information on his life, the Philadelphia German-American community, German-American military units during the Civil War, local Philadelphia history, and much more! It will be available in the coming months in the German Society of Pennsylvania Collection of the Digital Library.

Lincoln signature page, from the John F. Ballier scrapbook, The German Society of Pennsylvania


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Available for proofreading: The Dreadnought Boys on a Submarine

Our latest Distributed Proofreaders project is The Dreadnought Boys on a Submarine, the third in a six-book series of juvenile naval adventures, following The Dreadnought Boys on Battle Practice and The Dreadnought Boys Aboard a Destroyer.

If you are interested in helping to turn this long out-of-print novel into a free eBook, you can read this earlier blog post to learn about the process, then join in the fun at the project page.


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Content Roundup – Last Week – July 2018

Front cover, Pittsburg Landing : or, Adventures of a young volunteer : a thrilling story of a western boy / by Duke Duncan

Newly digitized this week are a number of new popular materials, including an American Civil War Dime Novel fictionalized true story about the battle of Shiloh by Duke Duncan titled “Pittsburg Landing” from 1883 and issues from several story papers.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Pittsburg Landing : or, Adventures of a young volunteer : a thrilling story of a western boy / by Duke Duncan
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527488]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 38, Saturday, September 23, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524700]

Masthead, Comfort, v. 4, no. 12, October, 1892

Comfort (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527132]

Hearth and Home, v. XXXV, no. 11, February 1920

Hearth & Home (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527654]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly, v. XXVIII, no. 45, September 15, 1873.

New York Weekly (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521806]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521766]


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Content Roundup – Third Week – July 2018

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3229, July 26, 1917

Newly digitized this week are a number of new resources including more issues of Leslie’s illustrated from the Great War period, more story paper issues, and a vintage Lone Scout membership pin.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Paratextual Materials

Member pin, Lone Scouts of America.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527306]

Periodicals

Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:526683]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 35, Saturday, September 2, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524682]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. VIII, no. 204, April 24,1869

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522900]

The London story paper : A lively, interesting and instructive weekly…, v. XI, no. 566, December 7th, 1889

London Story Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527150]

ickery’s Fireside Visitor, v. XIII, no. 14, Whole no. 188, April 15, 1887

Vickery’s Fireside Visitor (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527178]

Great War

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3227, July 12, 1917

Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524562]


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Content Roundup – First and Second Weeks – July 2018

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 127, no. 3298, November 23, 1918

This double week Content Roundup features the latest digitized offerings from the beginning of July 2018. Notable materials including an almost 1100 page Minute Book from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for the years 1935-1952, more story paper issues, more issues of Leslie’s illustrated weekly from the Great War featuring color covers, see the above image of the patriotic red, white and blue war turkey, and these all from the most notable illustrators of the day!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Non-Fiction

The amateur’s hand-book and guide to home or drawing room theatricals
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523321]

The last essays of Elia / by Charles Lamb
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523675]

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 27, April 5, 1902

Boys of America (1 issue):
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:525170]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 27, Saturday, July 8, 1905

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523928]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523910]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. VIII, no. 184, December 5, 1868

Chimney Corner (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522882]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522846]

Home life, v. XXVI, no. 7, June, 1916

Home Life (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521846]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 40, August 11, 1873

New York Weekly (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521726]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521786]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521796]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 40, August 11, 1873

Our Young Folks (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521836]

Great War

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3246, November 24, 1917

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper (17 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524562]

Joseph McGarrity

Books

Women, ideals and the nation : [a lecture delivered to the Students’ National Literary Society, Dublin / by Constance de Markievicz]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:526517]

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

Minute Books

[22] p., Visit of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, in front of the John Barry statue, Philadelphia

Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1935-1952
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:525415]


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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – June 2018

Front cover “Despotism against Democracy” – James M. Flagg, Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 124, no. 3217, May 3, 1917

Keep your cool: take a break from the heat, grab a chilled drink, and take a look at some of the newly digitized materials added this week. Notable additions include WWI era issues of Leslie’s weekly illustrated newspaper, a now-rare illustrated news magazine, featuring highly sensational and propagandistic full color covers by some of the most iconic artists of the time, such as James M. Flagg and, later, Norman Rockwell. As well a host of new story paper issues and two Belle Air yearbooks, from 1944 and ’45, round out this weeks offerings!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 25, March 22, 1902

Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524664]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 26, Saturday, July 1, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523892]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 84, January 5, 1867

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522828]

Comfort, v. XXXIV, no. 7, May 1922

Comfort (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522153]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 15, February 17, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521746]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 13, April 1, 1873

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521826]

Great War

Front cover “Get off that Throne” – James M. Flagg, Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3251, December 29th, 1917

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper (8 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524562]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks

[2-3] p., Belle Air 1944

Belle air, 1944
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524293]

[2-3] p., Belle Air 1945

Belle air, 1945
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524718]


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eBook available: The Dreadnought Boys Aboard a Destroyer

Our latest title to be added to Project Gutenberg thanks to help from Distributed Proofreaders is The Dreadnought Boys Aboard a Destroyer, the second book in a six-volume juvenile series about the adventures of Ned Strong and Herc Taylor, two young men serving in the United States Navy shortly before the first World War. In this volume, Ned and Herc are assigned to the Beale, a destroyer-class vessel traveling to the fictional South American country of Costaveza, where a revolution against the U.S.-friendly government is underway. Although they are meant to remain neutral in the conflict, the boys are inevitably drawn into the conflict, which turns surprisingly deadly for a children’s book.

As with the rest of the series, this book is far from an exercise in subtlety; the good guys are very good and the bad guys are very bad, and some familiar melodramatic plot devices make their appearances along the way. Perhaps unsurprisingly for its time period, the book seems to go out of its way to label and stereotype its South American characters, whether they are heroes or villains. The most distinctive feature of this book is the way it portrays the politics of United States involvement in South American affairs; as with the rest of the book, this is not handled with any nuance, but it shows a mainstream portrayal of a topic that one might not expect to see in the popular culture of the time.

The full text of the book can be found at Project Gutenberg, where it may be read online or downloaded in popular eBook formats.


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Content Roundup – Third Week – June 2018

Headline at top of issue: “Service Men Slain”. Followed by: “I.W.W. Fire Upon Centralia Soldiers in Parade”. American reveille (Bellingham, Washington), v. 14, no. 80, November 12, 1919

As the summer officially starts and the heat and humidity rise, take a look as some of the “cool” newly digitized content! This week a number of milestone newspaper issues are newly available; notable as well are 10 University commencement programs from the 1960s and a host of story paper and popular magazine issues.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 24, Saturday, June 17, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523874]

Home life, v. XXVI, no. 5, April, 1916

Home Life (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521872]

The Household, v. 17, no. 2, February, 1917

The Household (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521948]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 14, February 10, 1873

New York Weekly (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521736]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521756]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 9, February 1, 1873

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521816]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXIV, no. 12, December 1909

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522109]

Great War

Newspaper issues

Headlines: “Looking back at November 11, unforgetable Day of Days!” and “Memories of Armistice Day — November 11, 1918”. Detroit Free Press, November 9, 1919

Detroit Free Press, November 9, 1919, “Armistice Day Number / Feature Section”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523946]

American reveille (Bellingham, Washington), v. 14, no. 80, November 12, 1919
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523950]

Headlines: “World War Ends”. “Kaiser abdicates — flees to Holland with court.” “Revolution Rules in Germany”. The Tri-weekly constitution, v. XIII, no. 55, November 12, 1918

The Tri-weekly constitution, v. XIII, no. 55, November 12, 1918
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524246]

Villanova Digital Collection

Front cover, Commencement Program, 125th year, Monday May 13th, 1968

Commencement (1960-69: 10 programs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523674]


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