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Content Roundup – Second Week – June 2018

Inside angled view, Bertha Clay cigar box, ca. 1910

Newly digitized this week are a number of materials, including more issues of the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, more story paper issues, a program from the 5th annual Villanova Jazz festival from 1965, and a remarkable wooden cigar box featuring imagery of the dime novel author Bertha Clay.

American Catholic Historical Society

Front cover, Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXIX, No. 4, December, 1918. Pages [289]-384

Records

Volume 28 (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:520328]

Volume 29 (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:522441]

Volume 30 (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:523320]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Non-Fiction

History and souvenir of the Johnstown flood, scenographic reproduction at Surf Avenue and Seventeenth street, Coney Island, N.Y.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523298]

Paratextual Materials

Bertha Clay cigar box
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522802]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 13, Saturday, April 1, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522183]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. VIII, no. 186, December 10,1868

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522810]

The Household, v. 16, no. 8, August, 1916

The Household (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521973]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 8, January 15, 1873

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521499]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 12, January 27, 1873

Street & Smith’s New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521706]

Villanova Digital Collection

[6] p., Program, The Fifth Annual Intercollegiate Jazz Festival.

Program, The Fifth Annual Intercollegiate Jazz Festival
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523268]


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Content Roundup – First Week – June 2018

Broadside, “Long life to Miss Jeanette Rankin”, January 10, 1918

This week: new story paper issues, new issues of the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, and yet more broadsides and handbills from the Joseph McGarrity Collection.

American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia

Records

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXIX, No. 2, June, 1918
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522220]

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXVIII, No. 3, September, 1917. Pages [193]-288
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522326]

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXVIII, No. 4, December, 1917. Pages [289]-384
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522003]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

The American Woman, v. X, no. 8, January, 1901

American Woman (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521429]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 12, Saturday, March 25, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521121]

Home life, v. 22, no. 8, September, 1912

Home Life (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521910]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 11, January 20, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521716]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. VIII, no. 192, January 30,1869

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522201]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

Broadside, “Long life to Miss Jeanette Rankin”, January 10, 1918
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521308]

Pamphlet, “The Responsibility”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521295]

Handbill, “Free State and British Allies”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522433]

Pamphlet, Facts about Ireland’s Population / by Denis L. O’Connell
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:522437]

Broadside, “St. Patrick’s Day”, March 17, 1920
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521300]


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Content Roundup – Last Week – May 2018

Pensylvania, Nova Jersey, et Nova York

Newly digitized this week are a number of historic maps from Special Collections – including the above map of “Nova Jersey, et Nova York” from 1740, more Dime Novel and story paper issues, the first digitized copy of the “New Student Record”, and an issue of the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia from 1915.

American Catholic Historical Society

Records

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXVI, No. 4, December, 1915
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521519]

Dime Novel and Popular Culture

Fiction

Beadle’s Frontier Series (1 item added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517810]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 7, Saturday, February 18, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521103]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 7, January 1, 1873

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521469]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521479]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521489]

Rambles, Travels, and Maps

Turingiae noviss. descript

Turingiae noviss. descript / per Iohannem Mellinger Halens. Misniae et Lusatiae tabula / descripta à M. Bartholeme̦o, sculteto Gorlit
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486840]

Sveviæ nova tabvla

Sveviæ nova tabvla
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486848]

Pensylvania, Nova Jersey, et Nova York : cum regionibus ad Fluvium Delaware in America sitis / nova delineatione ob oculos posita per Matth. Seutterum ; Tob. Conr. Lotter, sculps
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486836]

Ducatus Holsatiae nova tabula

Ducatus Holsatiae nova tabula
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486832]

Regni Mexicani seu Novæ Hispaniæ …

Regni Mexicani seu Novæ Hispaniæ, Ludovicianæ, N. Angliæ, Carolinæ, Virginiæ, Pensylvaniæ, necnon insularum archipelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali / accurata tabula exhibita a Ioh. Baptista Homanno
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486844]

Germaniae nova et accurata delineatio

Germaniae nova et accurata delineatio
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486852]

Villanova Digital Collections

New Student Record

Villanova University Freshman Record 1980 (Villanova community only)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521703]


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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – May 2018

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. I, no. 22, August 15, 1872

This week a number of popular magazine and story paper issues are available for your reading and research needs. Stay cool with some cool content!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 22, March 1, 1902.

Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521220]

Home life, v. XXVII, no. 1, December, 1916

Home Life (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521172]

The Household, v. 17, no. 1, January, 1917

The Household (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521198]

Our young folks’ illustrated paper, v. II, no. 1, October 1, 1872

Our Young Folks’ Illustrated Paper (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521417]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521459]


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Content Roundup – Third Week – May 2018

p. 5. “General Michael Collins”, Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins.

Newly digitized this week are a host of new story paper issues, and additional rare works related to Ireland during the Irish Civil War, including a dual memorial volume rich with photographs on Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins, who had been murdered within weeks of one another.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Beadle’s Frontier Series (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:518917]

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 6, November 9, 1901

Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521041]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 6, Saturday, February 11, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521085]

Comfort, v. XXX, no. 7, May 1918

Comfort (2 issues) added
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521059]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521268]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXIV, no. 5, May 1909

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521238]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Official correspondence relating to the peace negotiations, June-September, 1921
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521316]

Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521344]

Gan Teanga, Gan Tir = No Language No Nation
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521312]


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Content Roundup – Second Week – May 2018

Broadside, “Conspiracy to Dismember Ireland,” [1922]

Newly digitized this week are a gamut of resources including a rare Catholic devotional work, an historic work on the life of an Augustinian, more rare popular news and story paper issues, and several broadsides and pamphlets from the Joseph McGarrity collection!

Catholica Collection

The Holy Year of the Guards of Honor and Friends of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:520329]

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

Frontispiece, Historia della B. Vergine di Monte Ortone

Historia della B. Vergine di Monte Ortone : nella quale si contegono diverse grazie e miracoli, l’origine della congregazione dedicata al suo nome, e la Vita di Fr. Simone da Camerino fondatore di essa …
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:520737]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Beadle’s Frontier Series (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:520939]

Periodicals

Boys of America : stories of romance and adventure, v. I, no. 5, November 2, 1901

Boys of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:518857]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIII, no. 5, Saturday, February 4, 1905

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:518808]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXV, no. 10, October 1910

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:518875]

Today’s magazine, v. XII, no. 4, July 1916

Today’s Magazine (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:513935]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

Broadside, “An isolated Dominion. The Free Nation of Europe are Friendly to the Irish Republic. Thirty million of the Irish race abroad are our active supporters. The nearest friendly state to the Irish Republic is within 500 miles of our shores. The Irish Dominion will exchange the old friendship of the European countries for that of Australia with 1 1/2 million people or Canada with 8 1/2 million and thousands of miles away. What proof have we that Canada or New Zealand cares anything for us?”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521164]

Are you a member of the F.O.I.F. for 1920?
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521147]

Broadside, “Conspiracy to Dismember Ireland,” [1922].
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521152]


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Content Roundup – First Week – May 2018

Rear cover, The People’s Home Journal, v. XXV, no. 2, February 1910

Newly digitized and available for research this week are a number of issues of the Records of the American Catholic Historical Society, new story paper issues, and a small collection of magazine issues related to Princess Grace of Monaco.

American Catholic Historical Society

Records

Volume 26 (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:520088]

Volume 27 (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517980]

[97] p., Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXVIII, No. 2, June, 1917

Volume 28 (1 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:520220]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Beadle’s Frontier Series (3 titles added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:516640]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517474]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:519275]

Periodicals

Boys of America (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517302]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXVII, no. 50, Saturday, December 9, 1899

Chicago Ledger (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517320]

Comfort, v. XXVIII, no. 11, September 1916

Comfort (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:518826]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXV, no. 2, February 1910

People’s Home Journal (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517338]

World

Grace, Princess of Monaco [restricted to the Villanova Commnity], (4 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:519505]


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Content Roundup – Last Week – April 2018

Good literature, v. XVIII, no. 8, March, 1910

As April showers bring May flowers, consider the following newly digitized materials for your reading and research attention; this week includes additional issues of the Records of the ACHS, more popular cultural magazine issues, and dime novels.

American Catholic Historical Society

Records

Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XXV, No. 4, December, 1914. Pages [289]-382

Volume 25 (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:516315]

Volume 26 (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517301]

Volume 27 (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517980]

Celeste A. Morello Collection

Organized Crime in Bars, Part II / New Jersey State Commission of Investigation
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517576]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Shadow Bill, the scout / by Col. Prentiss Ingraham.

Shadow Bill, the scout / by Col. Prentiss Ingraham
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:517372]

Dave Bunker; or, The outlaws of the frontier / by Capt. L. C. Carleton [i.e. E.S. Ellis]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:516538]

Periodicals

Rear cover, Good literature, v. XVIII, no. 8, March, 1910

Good Literature (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:513973]

Fashions : an illustrated monthly magazine for women and the home, v. XVII, no. 1, May, 1907

Fashions (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:503945]

The Illustrated family herald, v. 13, no. 12, December, 1889

Illustrated Family Herald (1 issue + supplement)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:504928]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:504918]

Farm and fireside, Western edition, v. XXXVI, no. 8, January 18, 1913

Farm and Fireside (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:507911]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512864]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:512830]


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Available for proofreading: How to Do Mechanical Tricks

Our latest Distributed Proofreaders project is another volume from dime novel publisher Frank Tousey‘s Ten Cent Hand Book series: How to Do Mechanical Tricks. As the subtitle puts it, this small volume contains “complete instruction for performing over sixty ingenious mechanical tricks.” Containing many illustrations, this book provided quite a few ideas for the amateur magician.

To help create an electronic edition of this text (and perhaps learn a few new tricks from 1902 in the process), you can learn more about the proofreading process from this earlier blog post, then join in the work at the project page.


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Navigating with Jones

Matthew Gray, Digital Library Intern, 2017-2018:

Throughout the course of my internship, I was heavily involved in the digitizing the Thomas John Jones, Merchant Navy Officer, personal archive recently purchased by Villanova University’s Special Collections. Jones was a Welsh officer in the British Merchant Navy from 1893 to, at the least, 1913. Much of his naval career involved the foreign-going steamship, the S.S. Knight Errant, where he served as an officer.

A few interesting aspects of the collection include a map of the Atlantic Ocean published two weeks after the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage, two World War I medals, and a logbook penned by Jones.

The map illustrates the Titanic’s nautical route and maps several glaciers directly in the path of the Titanic. Indeed, there is a cluster of glaciers notated on the map very near where the Titanic sank. Interestingly, Jones navigated the same water a week after the Titanic sank and noted there “was not a vestige of ice or wreckage.”

The collection also includes a set of World War I medals. Initially, I thought this indicated that Jones served in the war; however, as I delved deeper into the collection, I discovered that the war medals did not actually belong to Jones, but to Jenkin M. Evans. Perhaps, he was a friend or crew mate of Jones? Unfortunately, we may never know.

The logbook comprises of Jones’ account of his voyages from 1909-1913 while aboard the S.S. Knight Errant. He detailed each route in nautical miles and compared variant routes in order to determine the most efficient course from multiple ports around the world. His notes contain information on various topics that include commentary on East Asian monsoons and hurricanes in the West Indies, on entering the Yangtze River, on how to accurately navigate sea currents, and on pilot signals in England. His insights on these subjects may provide nautical scholars with invaluable primary source material.

The project was enlightening and served as a platform for much professional development. My time working on this project, and my time at Villanova in its entirety, has reinforced my passion for information access. Indeed, it has fostered an appreciation for the digital humanities and its integral role in the preservation and dissemination of information. For more information please visit Thomas John Jones, Merchant Navy Officer @ Villanova’s Digital Library or visit my Wikipedia article here.


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