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VOTE! Class of 1959 Villanova Student Elections

With only days away from the presidential election, the University Archives is highlighting a snapshot of what student elections on campus looked like in the 1950s. The online exhibit, VOTE! Class of 1959 Villanova Student Elections, is a display of ephemera from the Spring 1957 class elections for the class of 1959. On display are posters, photographs, campaign cards, and platform letters. All the material was a donation made to the Alumni Office, which in turn have been kind of enough to transfer for preservation to the University Archives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Remember November 3rd To Go Out And VOTE!


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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – October 2020

In Grateful Memory of Robert Thomas Munday …, 1951

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

This week we offer a significant amount of freshly digitized materials from Distinctive Collections for your research consideration. Especially noteworthy are the many Dime Novels, the early newspaper and popular periodical issues, as well as another early Catalogue of Students for Villanova College, materials on Robert Munday, 1927-1951 – a Villanova graduate killed during the Korean War, and 5 items from Father Driscoll, O.S.A. Collection, including two speeches given at Red Masses at Villanova’s Law School.

Fiction

Shanghaied; or, A wanderer against his will / by H. C. Emmett

Brave and Bold series (5 titles added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628579]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628774]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628814]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:629510]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:629550]

Twelve complete novelettes (from the Fireside Library series)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622572]

The old stone house / by Anna Katharine Green (from the Leisure Hour Library series)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625427]

Periodicals

The Penny Magazine Of The Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, [v.1], no. 39, November 10, 1832

The Penny Magazine Of The Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (12 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:629670]

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

Street & Smith’s Literary Album (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:629784]

Selection, p. [1], The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 46, January 23, 1858

New York Ledger (7 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627229]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627241]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627253]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627265]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627277]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627289]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627301]

The American Apollo, v. 1, no. 1, part II, January 5, 1792

The American Apollo (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627937]

Newspapers

Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, June 21, 1877

Philadelphia Inquirer (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:630033]

Villanova Digital Collection

p. [37], Article from The Lynx on Lt. Robert Munday, U.S.M.C., 1951

Robert Munday, 1927-1951 (2 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:631004]

Catalogue of Students, 1895-1903
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:630216]

Villanova University President’s Records

The Red Mass : Its Significance for Villanova University, October 25, 1975

John M. Driscoll, O.S.A. records (5 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:630477]


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Available for proofreading: Cliquot

Our latest Distributed Proofreaders project comes from a Philadelphia-published, paper-covered book: Cliquot, “a racing story of ideal beauty” (according to the cover), by Kate Lee Ferguson.

While it has gained some scholarly attention, this particular book has historically been quite difficult to find, as it does not appear to have been printed in hardcover, and few of the paper-covered copies have survived to the present day. By creating a new eBook edition from the scans in our Digital Library, we can help make it significantly more accessible to readers.

If you would like to help with the process of creating this new edition, you can read about how it works in Proofreading the Digital Library, and then you can pitch in at the project page.


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Content Roundup – Third Week – October 2020

Photograph, Connelly Center, Open House (Photo stand-in board of The Villanovan), September 27, 1980

This week we again offer newly digitized materials as well as additional content digitized in the spring. Especially noteworthy are the many Dime Novels, the early newspaper and popular periodical issues, as well as an early manuscript “Registrar Book” for Villanova College and photographs of a Connelly Center Open House from 1980.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Phil Stirling; or, The secret of the mountain cave / by Capt. Henry Dale, U. S. A.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627189]

Phil Stirling’s secret commission; or, In the hands of traitors. / by Capt. Henry Dale, U. S. A.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628206]

All for love : or, Her heart’s sacrifice / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628250]

Periodicals

Boys’ World (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625350?lookfor=april]

Selection p. 352, The New York journal : an illustrated literary periodical, v. 1, part 6th, January 1854

The New York Journal: an illustrated literary periodical (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627899]

The Sunday at Home: a family magazine for Sabbath Reading (1 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628077]

Rural Repository: a semi-monthly journal embellished with engravings
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628149]

Masthead, Atkinson’s Saturday Evening Post, v. XV, whole no. 762, March 5, 1836.

Saturday Evening Post (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626292]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626300]

p. [61], School World, v. 3, no. 32, October 1884

School World (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628137]

Masthead, Eliza Cook’s Journal, no. 91, Saturday, January 25, 1851

Eliza Cook’s Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628173]

Boston Weekly Magazine (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:592738]

Chambers’ Edinburgh journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627887]

Selection, p. 238,American Druggists’ Circular and Chemical Gazette : v. 3, no. 10, October 1859, Whole Number 34

American Druggists’ Circular and Chemical Gazette (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628109]

Newspapers

Daily Northern Tribune (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627831]

Masthead, The Mystic Pioneer, Saturday, August 13, 1859

The Mystic Pioneer (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627839]

[105] p., Yankee Farmer, and Portland News Letter, v. 3, no. 14, Saturday, April 8, 1837

Yankee Farmer, and Portland News Letter (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628097]

Masthead, United States Gazette for the Country, v. 36, no. 3601, Saturday Morning, January 16, 1836

United States Gazette for the Country (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628246]

The Philadelphia Saturday News and Literary Gazette (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628247]

Masthead, The Anglo American, v. 7, no. 14, Saturday, July 25, 1846

The Angle American (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628249]

Masthead, The Sun, no. 293, Tuesday, August 12, 1834

The Sun (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628248]

Villanova Digital Collection

1 p., Registrar Book, 1902-1912

Registrar Book, 1902-1912
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628926]

Connelly Center Photographs

Photograph, Connelly Center, Open House (Academic department booths), September 27, 1980

Connelly Center, Open House, September 27, 1980 (11 photographs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628854]

Photograph, Connelly Center (Reception table, ice sculpture), September 1980

Connelly Center, 1980 (12 photographs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:628855]

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Content Roundup – Second Week – October 2020

Plate, Four Irish Songs

This week we again offer newly digitized materials as well as additional content digitized in the spring! Especially noteworthy are early newspaper issues, more Dime Novels, and a recently acquired Irish book “Four Irish Songs”.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Let us kiss and part: or, A shattered tie / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626779]

Mrs. Mayburn’s twins / by John Habberton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625314]

Letters from a dude, from New York Comic Library
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625160]

The man they held back; or, Nick Carter’s other self / edited by Chickering Carter.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627149]

Nick Carter strikes oil; or, Uncovering more than a murder / edited by Chickering Carter
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627108]

Periodicals

The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 44, January 9, 1858

New York Ledger (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622273]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622285]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622297]

New-York weekly museum (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626724]

The weekly museum (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626740]

Masthead, Moore’s Rural New-Yorker, v. 10, no. 15, Whole Number 483, April 9, 1859

Moore’s Rural New-Yorker (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627148]

Selection p. 180, The Sailor’s Magazine, and Naval Journal, v. 7, no. 78, February 1835

The Sailor’s magazine, and naval journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627787]

The American Apollo, v. 1, no. 1, part II, January 5, 1792

The American Apollo (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627937]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

Four Irish Songs / by C. Milligan Fox.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627486]

Realia – Prints – Plates

Bantam Rye Whiskey Bottle, circa 1900

Bantam Rye Whiskey Bottle, circa 1900
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627776]

Newspapers

Masthead, American Mercury, v. 34, no. 1772, Tuesday, June 16, 1812

American Mercury (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627533]

Masthead, Thomas’s Massachusetts spy, or, Worcester gazette, v. 30, no. 1473, Wednesday, July 1, 1801

Thomas’s Massachusetts spy, or, Worcester gazette (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627485]

Portsmouth Oracle (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627428]

Masthead, The Repertory, v. 5, no. 50, Tuesday, June 21, 1808

The Repertory (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627427]

Masthead, New-York Evening Post, no. 1037, Friday, March 22, 1805

New-York Evening Post (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627432]

London Chronicle (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626564]

The Commercial Bulletin (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625669]

Masthead, The Weekly Recorder, v. 3, no. 5, Whole Number 109, August 28, 1816

The Weekly Recorder (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626656]

Masthead, The Traveller, no. 538, November 28, 1801

The Traveller (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626668]

Radnor Historical Society

The Suburban Wayne Times Edition, (1919: 3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:627786]

Detail p. 8, The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 45, January 16, 1858


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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

Fiction

Bernard Brooks’ adventures, or, Working his way upward / by Horatio Alger, Jr.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:624772]

On time : or, Bound to get there / by Oliver Optic
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625785]

Frank Reade, Jr.’s, “white cruiser” of the clouds, or, The search for the dog-faced men / by “Noname.”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625116]

Non-Fiction

The love of books / by John Bright
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625218]

Periodicals

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)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:624156]

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)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625641]

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

Punch, or the London Charivar (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625653]

Portland Transcript (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622648?lookfor=title%3Aoctober]

Newspapers

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

Philadelphia Album and Ladies’ Literary Gazette (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625699]

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

Athens Gleaner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625711]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

Jack B. Yeats’s plays in the old manner : James Flaunty, or, The terror of the Western seas.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626431]

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 …
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626339]

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)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:618197]


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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – September 2020

Negative, Junior Week (Mother’s Day), 1947

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

Fiction

Cliquot / by Kate Lee Ferguson (from Petersons’ 25 Cent Series)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:624604]

Hal on the skirmish line, or, Fighting for the queen of the Red Cross / by Douglas Wells

Starry Flag Weekly (19 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:623079]

Periodicals

Selection, p. [1], The Boys’ world, v. 22, no. 6, February 10, 1923

Boys’ World (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625350]

Frank Reade, Jr.’s, new electric airship; or, The peculiar people of the plateau / by “Noname.”

Frank Reade Library (Frank T. Fries reprints – 3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625351]

The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 42, December 26, 1857

New York Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622261]

Newspapers

Selection, p. [1], The Cleveland News, v. 76, no. 154, Thursday, June 28, 1917

The Cleveland News (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625780]

The Daily Evening Reporter, Friday, September 5, 1879, v. 4, Whole Number: 963

The Daily Evening Reporter (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625719]

Radnor Historical Society

The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), (1918 completed: 19 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:623512]

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

University Negatives

University Functions

Negative, Junior Week (Mother’s Day Program), 1952

Junior Week- annual event – 1947-1958 (61 negatives added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625067]


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Available for proofreading: Camping in the Winter Woods

Our newest book to become available for volunteer proofreading through the Distributed Proofreaders project is Camping in the Winter Woods by Elmer Russell Gregor, a 1912 juvenile adventure story by an author with a strong interest in outdoor life and Native Americans.

You can help produce a new electronic edition of this long-forgotten novel by correcting computer-generated transcriptions of the pages; eventually, the full text will be made available as an eBook on Project Gutenberg.

If you want to join in the fun, you can read our earlier Proofreading the Digital Library post to learn how the process works, and then you can grab an assignment at the project page.


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Content Roundup – Third Week – September 2020

This week we again offer newly digitized materials as well as additional content digitized in the spring! Especially noteworthy are the 1991 Belle Air yearbook, more Dime Novels, Story Paper and newspaper issues, and an early manuscript documenting commencement procedures for Villanova.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Selection, front cover

Bold masked robbers; or, Nick Carter’s lively conflict / by the author of “Nick Carter”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:623015]

Periodicals

Weekly Novelette (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622484]

Young Men of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622782]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. I, no. 6, July 8, 1865

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:624097]

Radnor Historical Society

Selection, The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), v. 33, no. 50, August 9, 1918

The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition) (1918 May-August: 13 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:623512]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks

p. 4-5, Belle Air, 1991

Belle Air 1991
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:624213]

Villanova University President’s Records

Selection, p. [1]

Manuscript, Commencement Procedure, 1877
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:624141]

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Assessing the validity of a suspected recent decline in chickadee abundance using citizen science and other data sources / by Haley E. Randall
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:623902]


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Content Roundup – Second Week – September 2020

The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), v. 33, no. 35, April 26, 1918

This week we again offer newly digitized materials as well as additional content digitized in the spring! Especially noteworthy are new Dime Novels and Story Paper issues, more newspaper issues, and photographs of Connelly Center exterior.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The brown house in the hollow / by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622536]

Periodicals

The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 41, December 19, 1857

New York Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622249]

Weekly Novelette (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:567957]

Selection, p. 4, The Young Men of America : a Sparkling Journal for Young Ladies and Gentleman, v. XI, no. 546, February 23, 1888

Young Men of America (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622762]

Radnor Historical Society

Newspapers

Front page featuring Miss Suzanne Silvercruys from The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), v. 33, no. 24, February 8, 1918

The Suburban Wayne Times Edition (1918: 20 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:623512]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photograph, Installation of signage outside Connelly Center, May 1980.

Photographs, Connelly Center (Exterior) (8 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622133]

Advertisement for a Great War Lecture by Sergeant Ruth Farnum: The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), v. 33, no. 37, May 10, 1918


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