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Content Roundup – Third Week – February 2019

Orlando Chester, or, The young hunter of Virginia : a tale of colonial times / by Sylvanus Cobb, Jr.,

This week consider the following newly digitized materials: notable are a number of Dime Novels and story paper issues, and the first of the SOAR (Scholarship Open Access Reserve Fund) collection of articles.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Orlando Chester, or, The young hunter of Virginia : a tale of colonial times / by Sylvanus Cobb, Jr.,
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549618]

The secrets of the coast : a legend of the land and ocean / by Sylvanus Cobb, Jr.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549919]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXVII, no. 7, Saturday, February 11, 1899

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550275]

Grit (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549989]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550619]

The illustrated police news, law courts and weekly record, v. 17, no. 438, March 18, 1875

Police News (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550045]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550065]

Saturday Night (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549672]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549684]

Villanova Digital Collection

Scholarship Open Access Reserve Fund (SOAR) Collection (3 articles added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550947]


#ColorOurCollections 2019 Round-up

Last week was the 2019 round of #ColorOurCollections (hosted by the New York Academy of Medicine Library), when cultural heritage institutions make available coloring pages of their materials. The official #ColorOurCollections week may be over, but of course you can still color whenever the mood strikes you! You’ll find all our coloring books in the Digital Library collection Paper Crafts.

Here are some masterpieces from this year’s #ColorOurCollections week:

“Irish Fireside” colored by Laura Bang (Distinctive Collections Librarian/Archivist).

 

“The Gentlewoman (May 1916)” colored by Beaudry Allen (Preservation & Digital Archivist).

 

“The Gentlewoman (March 1916)” colored by Rebecca Oviedo (Distinctive Collections Coordinator).

 

“Should a Girl Propose?” colored by Rebecca Oviedo (Distinctive Collections Coordinator).

 

“Coca-Cola ad” colored by Liz Alix (Falvey friend).

 

“Should a Girl Propose?” colored by Liz Alix (Falvey friend).

 

 


Content Roundup – First and Second weeks – February 2019

Book of startling information.

This week we conclude the digitization of the “Guide to Catholic Literature” and add a volume to the Catholic Periodical Index to those available for scholarly use. As well this week also features more Dime Novels and story paper issues – including two titles from the rare “Multum in Parvo Library” donated to the collection from the State of Nebraska. Finally take a look at a set of 6 stereograms featuring photographs of now-Villanova Inn (then know as the Montrose Mansion).

Catholic Library Association

[iii] p., The Catholic periodical index, 1934-1938

Catholic Periodical Index, 1934-1938
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546892]

The Guide to Catholic Literature volume seven: 1960-1963
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:548141]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Beadle’s Frontier Series (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:474437]

Non-Fiction

The old conductor’s story : a thrilling narrative / by John Habberton

Multum in Parvo Library (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550128]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550144]

Periodicals

The illustrated police news, law courts and weekly record, v. 13, no. 336, April 3, 1873

Illustrated Police News (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:548042]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 37, Saturday, September 14, 1907

Chicago Ledger (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545912]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549591]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549551]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:549571]

Grit (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545631]

The National Police Gazette, v. LIV, no. 614, Saturday, June 22, 1889

Police Gazette (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545959]

Saturday Night (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:548006]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:548018]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:548030]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

Irish Fireside (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542168]

Villanova Digital Library

Photographs and Illustrations

Stereogram set, Villanova Inn (Montrose Mansion) 1930
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550456]


Content Roundup – Fourth Week – January 2019

Scrapbook, compiled by Charles William Smith

Clear skies and warmer weather mean it is time to look at the latest digitized content. Noteworthy this week are ten more issues of the Irish story paper the “Irish Fireside”, other newly available (due to the extension of the public domain to 1923) issues of story papers, and a scrapbook documenting the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia as a historic site by one of the early curator’s Charles William Smith; included in this scrapbook are bits of wood from Independence Hall as well as postcards and documents!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The panther demon, or, The scourge of the Iroquois / by Lewis Vincent
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546499]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. LI, no. 24, Saturday, June 16, 1923

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546000]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546032]

[145] p., Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 10, May 8, 1880

Golden Days (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544318]

Grit (Story Section), v. 34, no. 36, Story Section no. 1125, August 6, 1916

Grit (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546064]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545603]

16 p., The illustrated police news, law courts and weekly record, v. 58, no. 1498, July 6, 1895

Illustrated Police News (1 issue + 1 clipping added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545932]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545953]

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545876]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

[433] p., Irish Fireside, v.5, no. 132, December 30, 1885

Irish Fireside (10 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542168]

Pennsylvaniana

Scrapbook, compiled by Charles William Smith, documenting his involvement in recognizing the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia as a historic site
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546317]


Party like it’s 1923!

Two young boys playing in a body of water.

These boys are excited to frolic their way into the public domain! (From the cover of Grit (Story Section), August 26, 1923.)

You may have seen a bunch of articles around the beginning of the year eagerly talking about new things that entered the public domain on January 1st, such as this one from The Public Domain Review or this one from Smithsonian Magazine. The Atlantic was so excited about new stuff entering the public domain that they published an article about it all the way back in April 2018.

We joined in the celebrations by scanning a few items published in 1923 over the past couple of weeks. Here they are:

Celtic wonder tales / re-told by Ella Young ; with decorations by Maud Gonne.

Chicago Ledger, v. LI, no. 6, Saturday, February 10, 1923.

Chicago Ledger, v. LI, no. 24, Saturday, June 16, 1923.

Grit (Story Section), v. 41, no. 39, Story Section no. 1493, August 26, 1923.

These are just a few things that we moved to the top of our scanning queue to celebrate their freedom, but of course we have many more titles published in 1923 that can now be digitized when we have time. And we’re already looking forward to scanning titles from 1924 next year!

The first page of the story "The Earth-Shapers" with a decorative illustration of a black dragon and a white dragon at the top.

The opening page of Ella Young’s Celtic Wonder Tales.


Content Roundup – Third Week – January 2019

Spplement, “Thomas Davis”, Irish Fireside, v.5, no. 122, October 21, 1885

As the winter winds blow and the ice makes travel treacherous, consider reading and reviewing some of the materials newly digitized this week! Highlights include a photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. and more American and Irish story paper issues and dime novels. Stay warm!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Wild Tom of Wyoming / by R. L. Wheeler
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545760]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 29, Saturday, July 20, 1907

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545659]

Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 9, May 1, 1880

Golden Days (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543823]

Grit (Story Section), v. XXXIII, no. 7, Story Section no. 1044, January 17, 191

Grit (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545519]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545547]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545575]

New York Weekly, October 13, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544016]

The Portland transcript, v. X, no. 1, April 18, 1846

Portland Transcript (index + 3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545681]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545689]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545701]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545713]

Saturday Night, v. VI, no. 42, Saturday July 10, 1869

Saturday Night (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545987]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

Irish Fireside, v.5, no. 122, October 21, 1885

Irish Fireside (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544930]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photographs and illustrations

Photograph, Martin Luther King Jr. Speech at Villanova University [Restricted to the Campus Community]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545727]


Content Roundup – Second Week – January 2019

As the semester starts next week, we welcome back returning students! Newly digitized this week are a set of story paper issues and two dime novels. More new content to come in the following weeks!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Snake-eye : a tale of the Revolution / by W. J. Hamilton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536316]

Big-hearted Joe : an Indian tale / by J. Springer
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531123]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 27, Saturday, July 6, 1907

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543972]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XX, no. 508, February 20, 1875

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536171]

Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 8, April 24, 1880

Golden Days (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543803]

Grit (Story Section), v. XXXII, no. 52, Story Section no. 1036, November 22, 1914

Grit Story Section (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545491]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 43, September 1, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544004]


Content Roundup – First Week – January 2019

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XVI, no. 391, November 23, 1872

Happy New Year and salutations of the season to all! This multi-week content roundup covers the end of December and this first week of January 2019. A host of new story-paper and newspaper issues are available, as well as two additional volumes from the Independence Seaport Museum’s Philadelphia Maritime Exchange Collection. Other highlights include the Belle Air from 1948 and Villanova Commencement Programs from 1901 through 1919.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Dairyman’s daughter : a narrative of facts / by Rev. Legh Richmond
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537936]

Ursula’s girlhood
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:540278]

The mystery of a Turkish bath / by “Rita.”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:535999]

Cavalry Jack; or, The scout at Shiloh / by Col. Ralph Fenton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537012]

Mad Mike : or, The death shot / by L. Augustus Jones
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:538696]

Periodicals

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXIV, no. 9, September 1909

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543896]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 38, July 28, 1873

New York Weekly (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544040]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543992]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 23, Saturday, June 8, 1907

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541884]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543952]

[33] p., Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XVI, no. 393, December 7, 1872

Chimney Corner (26 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:331826]

[97] p., Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 7, April 17, 1880

Golden Days (2 issues added):
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543763]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543783]

The Soldiers’ and sailors’ half dime magazine, v. 2, no. 6, 1868

The Soldiers’ and sailors’ half dime magazine (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536972]

Independence Seaport Museum

Philadelphia Maritime Exchange Collection

p. 1, Arrivals Foreign and Coastwise, Volume 1, April 1, 1875 – October 12, 1875

Series 1: Volumes containing information on Arrivals and Clearances (v.1 and v.3 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544340]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544957]

Montgomery County Historical Society

National Defender (33 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Villanova Digital Collection

Commencement

Villanova Commencement Programs (19 programs added, 1901-1919)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:523674]

Yearbooks

[2] p., Belle Air

Belle Air, 1948
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544052]


Content Roundup – mid-December 2018

Front cover, Tiger Tom, the Texan terror / by Oll Coomes

In this year end issue of the Content Roundup, take a look at some of the newly digitized materials added to the collections. Highlights include more Dime Novels, more Story Paper issues, more issues of the National Defender newspaper from the 1870s, another Belle Air yearbook, and the final volume of a rare edition of the Bible ornamented with engravings. Enjoy your holiday but check back as more content will be arriving in the New Year!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Tiger Tom, the Texan terror / by Oll Coomes
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543665]

Red Rattlesnake, the Pawnee : or, Life on the border / by Capt. Latham C. Carleton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:540723]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 22, Saturday, June 1, 1907

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541321]

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536191]

The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 11, Saturday, March 16, 1867

Flag of Our Union (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:539405]

Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 4, March 27, 1880

Golden Days (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543069]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXIII, no. 1, January 1908

People’s Home Journal (7 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541341]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541369]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541904]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541932]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541960]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541988]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542012]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender, v. XVII, no. 19, Tuesday, December 17, 1872

National Defender (32 issues added from 1872-73)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Joseph McGarrity

Newspapers

The Emerald : an illustrated literary journal, v. 2, no. 51, January 23, 1869

The Emerald (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541659]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541269]

“Colonel Michael Doheny, USA”, Supplement to the Irish Fireside, v.5, no. 121, October 14, 1885

Irish Fireside (10 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542168]

La Salle University Collection

[3] p.

Volume 4: New Testament, completes the set of The Holy Bible, ornamented with engravings by James Fittler from celebrated pictures of old masters
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/item/vudl:543163]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks

[3] p., Belle Air 1953

Belle Air 1953
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:532684]


Content Roundup – First Week – December 2018

Supplement to the Irish Fireside, July 29, 1885

Newly available this week are story paper issues – including more of the Irish-American “Emerald”, the Dublin published “Irish Fireside” – as well as more Dime Novels, three Belle Air yearbooks, all of the Villanova College commencement programs till 1900 and a smattering of other content!

A prince of swindlers / by Guy Boothby
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536420]

Beadle’s Frontier Series (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541095]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 21, Saturday, May 25, 1907

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541301]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. VIII, no. 187, December 26, 1868

Chimney Corner (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537054]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537773]

Flag of Our Union (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:538989]

Scholarship

John Regan biography (1 document added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541881]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

[363] p., The Emerald : an illustrated literary journal, v. 2, no. 48, January 9, 1869

The Emerald (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541249]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541229]

Supplement to the Irish Fireside July 22, 1885

Irish Fireside (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542168]

Villanova Digital Collection

Commencement Programs: (all available programs 1850-1900)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:523674]

Yearbooks

Belle Air 1954
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542797]

Belle Air 1960
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537133]

[10] p., Belle Air 1962

Belle Air 1962
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:540336]

Undergraduate Theses

The Experience of Homelessness as it Relates to Human Dignity / Eliza Clark
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543060]


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