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Content Roundup – First Week – April 2020

Postcard, Field Day (Tug of War) postcard to Mrs. Robert A. McCarthy, 1910

As April starts, we continue to present items digitized earlier this semester. The week we feature more story-paper and newspaper issues including issues of the rare Irish newspaper “The Gaelic American” and more Villanova student life materials including postcards from Villanova’s “Field Day” athletic competitions.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

The Boys’ world, v. 21, no. 27, July 8, 1922

Boys’ World (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:618770]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVIII, no. 44, Saturday, October 29, 1910

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620341]

The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 21, August 1, 1857

New York Ledger (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:617007]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:617019]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:611911]

Selection, “Albert and Fido” from [21] p., The Youth’s companion, v. XXXVII, no. 6, Thursday, February 5, 1863

Youth’s Companion (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:618258]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:618266]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:618274]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

The Gaelic American (1919: 8 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:590420]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photographs and Illustrations

Postcard, Field Day, 1909 – “440 yds Handicap, Winner Weber, scratch man, The start #7937”

Student Life (9 Field Day postcards added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620489]


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Available for Proofreading: Two American Boys in the War Zone

Last month’s Distributed Proofreaders project was well-received and went through the early rounds of processing quite quickly, so we are back with another one! This time, we have returned to the World War I theme of many of our recent projects with Levi Worthington Green’s Two American Boys in the War Zone, a juvenile novel completely unrelated to Major Sherman Crockett’s similarly-themed Two American Boys series.

You can help produce a free Project Gutenberg eBook of this long out-of-print novel by assisting with corrections one page at a time; even a couple of minutes of effort will help! To learn how it works, just read our Proofreading the Digital Library post. When you’re ready to join in, you can visit the project page to get your first assignment.


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New digital mini exhibit highlighting women’s suffrage materials

Header for a special supplement on women’s suffrage in the May 1, 1915 issue of the Ardmore Chronicle.

In honor of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, we’ve created a digital mini exhibit featuring some of our women’s suffrage materials from Falvey’s Distinctive Collections.

We have two items from the National American Woman Suffrage Association — the published proceedings of their 25th annual convention in 1893 and a program for the 48th annual convention in 1916.

Program, Forty-eighth Annual Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, New Nixon Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 7, 1916.

Beyond that, we have several articles and advertisements from national and local print media outlets from the early 20th century.

Anderson, James. “The Forty-Year Fight for Suffrage.” Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, 20 Jul. 1918, pp. 87, 89.

 

Advertisement for Shredded Wheat. The Fra: A Journal of Affirmation, Jul. 1913, rear cover.

These materials were originally pulled for a pop-up exhibit to complement the Lepage Center’s “Revising History: Women’s Suffrage” panel discussion that had to be canceled this month. We are thrilled that we can still share these materials digitally.

View our women’s suffrage mini exhibit online here.


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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – March 2020

Postcard, Greeting Card (V with female faces) to Mr. R. A. McCarthy, 1908

This week we again present a number of items digitized earlier this semester and newly published this week including: more posters advertising Villanova Theatre productions, more story-paper and newspaper issues including issues of rare Irish newspapers like The Gaelic American and The Irishman! Also view the newest collection of materials on Villanova student life including photographs and postcards from bygone days of yore!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Fred Fearnot mystified; or, The Disappearance of Terry Olcott / by Hal Standish
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:610367]

Fred Fearnot in Colorado; or, Running a sheep ranche / by Hal Standish.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:616835]

Periodicals

The Boys’ world, v. 21, no. 26, July 1, 1922

Boys’ World (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:618758]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVIII, no. 43, Saturday, October 22, 1910

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620321]

New York Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:616995]

Story Teller (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:616787]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:616799]

The Youth’s companion, v. XXXVIII, no. 19, Thursday, May 11, 1865

Youth’s Companion (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:609901]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

The Gaelic American – Vol. IV, No. 25, June 22, 1907, Whole Number 197

The Gaelic American (16 issues added from 1905, 1907, 1919)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:266848]

p. 9, The Irishman, v. 1, no. 9, July 15, 1916

The Irishman (12 issues from 1916)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615318]

Villanova Digital Collection

Postcard, Greeting Card (Horse Shoe greeting from Villanova, Pa. to Mr. Hubert), 1908

Student Life (10 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620489]

Villanova Theatre Collection

Poster, “The Cage,” undated.

Theatre posters (5 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:597327]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:599210]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:593544]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:593556]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:593502]

Poster, “Command Decision,” November 1955


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Content Roundup – Third Week – March 2020

Poster, “Waiting for Godot,” 2001

This week we present a number of items digitized this semester and published this week including: posters advertising Villanova Theatre productions, more story-paper and newspaper issues including 18 issues of Youth’s Companion from 1864 and 20 issues of Suburban, Wayne Times Edition from the Radnor Historical Society Collection, as well 10 Villanova graduate theses from the 1960s!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

The Boys’ world, v. 21, no. 23, June 10, 1922.

Boys’ World (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:603166?lookfor=title%3Ajune]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVIII, no. 41, Saturday, October 8, 1910

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:619645]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:619665]

Our continent, v. I, no. 21, July 5, 1882

Our Continent (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:614008]

Portland Transcript (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:590827?lookfor=title%3Afebruary] (4 issues at this link)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:592002]

Story Teller (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:600977?lookfor=title%3Adecember]

[73] p.,The Youth’s companion, v. XXXVII, no. 19, Thursday, May 12, 1864

Youth’s Companion (18 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:618217]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

Selection [1] p., The Gaelic American, v. II, No. 12, March 25, 1905

The Gaelic American (14 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:266848]

The Irishman (5 issues added from 1916)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615318]

Radnor Historical Society

Newspapers

[1] p., The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), v. 22, no. 9, June 8, 1906

The Suburban, Wayne Times Edition, (20 issues added, completing 1906)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:609777]

Villanova Digital Collection

Villanova Theatre

Poster, “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds,” April 1977 /caption]

Posters (8 posters added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:597309]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:599258]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:599288]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:597746]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:597710]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:599270]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:597680]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:597666]

Graduate Theses

Theses (10 added from years 1965, 1966, 1967)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:180191]

The Voices of Villanova’s Veterans

Interview with Brian Pultro, March 12, 2020
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620363]


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Get crafty with our collections

Coloring pages!

We’ve created coloring page versions of several of the illustrations from our collections for the #ColorOurCollections campaign over the past four years. You’ll find fantastic beasts, fashionable ladies, and more to color. The Comfort Year-Round compilation sounds especially nice right now.

If you’re looking for some more advanced crafting, try our WWI Paper Toys. These pages were printed in the Chicago Ledger and the Public Ledger during the First World War. The toys range from simple paper dolls to more complex vehicles of war, including tanks, airplanes, and submarines. You can watch a timelapse video of Chris Hallberg, Library Technology Developer, assembling an ambulance below.

You’ll find all of these in our Paper Crafts collection in the Digital Library! If you do any coloring or assemble any WWI toys, we’d love to see your creations. Tag us on Twitter (@VillanovaDigLib) or Instagram (@villanovalibrary).


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Available for proofreading: Under the Polar Star


Our latest Distributed Proofreaders project is an 1886 dime novel aimed at young readers, part of the Golden Library of Choice Reading for Boys and Girls: Under the Polar Star, by Dwight Weldon. Given that many of us are forced to spend extra time indoors right now, it may be just the right time to ignore the spring weather and instead work to help preserve this long-forgotten novel about polar exploration.

If you haven’t volunteered for proofreading support before, you can learn how it works in this earlier blog post: Proofreading the Digital Library. The process of volunteer-based cultural preservation adds a hint of friendly competition in the form of leaderboards and ranks based on the number of pages you help to proofread and format. Ultimately, all of the work done there adds to the huge collection of free eBooks at Project Gutenberg.

If you’re persuaded and want to give it a try, you can join in the fun at the project page. If you enjoy the process, please comment here and let us know — that will encourage us to prioritize the release of even more titles into the queues; we’ll even take requests if anything in our Digital Library strikes your fancy!


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Content Roundup – Second Week – March 2020

Negative, Basketball (Richard R. LeFevre, No. 10), 1959

Newly digitized and available this week are a number of important materials including more Dime Novel and Story Paper issues and Villanova varsity basketball negatives from 1958-61.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

A Double story / by George Macdonald
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:614028]

Stepping-stones / by Marion Harland (from the Leisure Hour Library)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:617067]

Fred Fearnot at Harvard; or, Winning the games for Yale / by Hal Standish
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:614473]

Periodicals

Selection, page [1], The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 25, August 29, 1857

New York Ledger (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:333913?lookfor=title%3Aaugust+-title%3Acopy]

Our Continent (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:600981?lookfor=title%3Ajune]

The Story Teller (1 set of page fragments)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:616807]

Weekly Novelette (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:567957?lookfor=title%3Amay]

Youth’s Companion (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:603964?lookfor=title%3Ajanuary]

Villanova Digital Collection

Athletics

Basketball

Negative, Basketball (Team), 1961

Basketball images (35 added from 1958-1961)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:579126]


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Content Roundup – First Week – March 2020

Negative, Basketball (Kenneth A. Harrison, No. 5), 1957

Newly digitized and available this week are a number of important resources. Notable materials include: over 100 photographic negatives depicting Villanova varsity basketball players and coaches, an atlas of the United States from 1870 from the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection, a history of the early years of philanthropic work from the Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland Collection, early issues of the rare Pennsylvania newspaper the Hanover Spectator, and rounding out this week’s offerings, yet more Dime Novels and story paper issues.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Indian spirit, or, Perils of the border : a story of Indian warfare / by Arthur L. Meserve (from Beadle’s Frontier Series)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615319]

Periodicals

The Boys’ world, v. 21, no. 21, May 27, 1922

Boys’ World (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:603166?lookfor=title%3Amay]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVIII, no. 39, Saturday, September 24, 1910

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615894]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615914]

Good Stories, v. XXX, no. 3, Old Series no. 351, June 1913

Good Stories (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615423]

p. 6, Happy hours, v. XXX, no. 6, Whole no. 455, October 1908

Happy Hours (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615451]

Portland Transcript (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:590827?lookfor=title%3Ajanuary]

The Story teller, v. I, no. 31, November 27, 1898

Story Teller (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:600977?lookfor=title%3Anovember]

Newspapers

Detail, [1] p., Hanover spectator, v. 4, no. 17, Wednesday morning, February 2, 1848

Hanover Spectator (9 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:571385]

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Plate XIII,
The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Statistical atlas of the United States : based on results of the ninth census 1870 with contributions from many eminent men of science and several departments of the government, 1874
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:611320]

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

Front cover

History of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for the relief of emigrants from Ireland of Philadelphia : March 17, 1771-March 17, 1892
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:604697]

Villanova Digital Collection

Athletics

Basketball

Front cover, Villanova University Basketball Brochure, 1975-1976

Villanova Basketball Media Guides (3 added, for seasons 1974-1977)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:598054]

Negative, Basketball (Studio Set-Up), 1956

Varsity basketball images (110 added from the Villanova University Negatives Collection, 1948-1958)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:579126]


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The Shelf List, February 2020

The Shelf List highlights items added to the catalog in the past month. Some of these are new acquisitions and some are items from our backlog. Follow the links to view the full catalog records.

Selection from Happiness: Thoughts of great minds concerning true happiness.

Art Curiosa Collection

Baedeker, Karl. Palestine and Syria With the Chief Routes Through Mesopotamia and Babylonia: Handbook for Travellers. 4th ed., remodelled and augm. Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1906.

Carleton, L. C. Bullet Head, Or, The Indian Trailer. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Carleton, L. C. Turkey-Foot, Or, The Chief’s Revenge. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Chisholm Is Tops for America. 1972.

Coys, Michael. [Shirley Chisholm At South Miami Jr. Dade College, February 24, 1972]. 1972.

Hooght, Everardus van der, Henry Jacob, and Judah d’ Allemand. Sefer ʻEśrim Ṿe-ʼarbaʻah =: Biblia Hebraica : Versibus, Capitibus Et Sectionibus Interstincta ; Notisque Masoretarum Keri Et Chetib, Instructa ; Ad Editionem Hooghtianam Accuratissime Adornata. Londini: Typis et sumptibus Samuelis Bagster, 1823.

Lamorie, Louis. The Death Rangers: A Tale of the Tankawana Valley in 1730. Cleveland, Ohio: The Arthur Westbrook Company, 1909.

Marryat, Frederick. The Sea King: By Captain Marryat. New York: F.M. Lupton, 1893.

The Story of Robin Hood. [New York]: McLoughlin Bro’s New York., 1889.

 

Early American Imprints

Merzbacher, Leo. Seder Tefilah: The Order of Prayer for Divine Service. New York: Thalmessinger & Cahn…, 1864.

 

James Wheeler Collection

Adams, Harry. Beyond the Barrier With Byrd: An Authentic Story of the Byrd Antarctic Exploring Expedition. Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, 1932.

Amundsen, Roald. Roald Amundsen–my Life As an Explorer. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927.

Amundsen, Roald. The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the “Fram,” 1910-1912. London : New York: John Murray ; Lee Keedick…, 1925.

Amundsen, Roald, and Geir O. Kløver. The South Pole Expedition, 1910-1912. 1. edition june 2010. Oslo: The Fram Museum, 2010.

Bellinsgauzen, Faddeĭ Faddeevich, and Frank Debenham. The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas 1819-1821: Translated From the Russian. London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1945.

Bull, H. J. The Cruise of the “Antarctic” to the South Polar Regions. London ; New York: Edward Arnold, 1896.

Byrd, Richard Evelyn. Alone. New York: G.P. Putnam’s sons, 1938. [2nd copy added]

Byrd, Richard Evelyn. Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1935.

Byrd, Richard Evelyn, and Laurence McKinley Gould. Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole. New York ; London: G.P. Putnam’s sons, 1930.

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley, Robert Falcon Scott, and Edward Wilson. The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic, 1910-1913. Constable & Co.: London, 1922.

Cook, Frederick Albert. Through the First Antarctic Night, 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the “Belgica” Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900.

Gould, Laurence McKinley. Cold: The Record of an Antarctic Sledge Journey. New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1931.

Henry, Thomas R. The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica. New York: William Sloane Associates, 1950.

Mawson, Douglas. The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. Philadelphia : London: J.B. Lippincott Company ; William Heinemann, 1914.

Mill, Hugh Robert. The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, C.V.O., O.B.E.(Mil.), LL.D. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1923.

Nordenskjöld, Otto, and Johan Gunnar Andersson. Antarctica: Or, Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole. London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 1905.

O’Brien, Jack, Richard Rodgers, and Ben Stahl. By Dog Sled for Byrd: 1600 Miles Across Antarctic Ice. Chicago: Thomas S. Rockwell Company, 1931.

Scholes, William Arthur. Fourteen Men: The Story of the Antarctic Expedition to Heard Island. First edition. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1952.

Scott, Robert Falcon, and Edward Wilson. The Voyage of the ‘Discovery’ By Robert Falcon Scott: With 260 Full-page and Smaller Illustrations By Dr. E.A. Wilson and Other Members of the Expedition, Photogravure Frontispieces, 12 Coloured Plates in Facsimile From Dr. Wilson’s Sketches, Panoramas and Maps. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1905.

 

Lewis Becker Collection

Happiness: Thoughts of Great Minds Concerning True Happiness. London : New York: Ernest Nister ; E.P. Dutton & Co., 1900.

Journal of the American Irish Historical Society. New York, NY: American Irish Historical Society, 1898.

 

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