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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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eBook available: Boys of the Central

Our latest Project Gutenberg release, courtesy of Distributed Proofreaders, is the 1896 juvenile novel Boys of the Central, by Ida Treadwell Thurston (writing under her initials, perhaps to obscure her gender).

The book follows a class of high school students through their last two years before graduation. Much of the narrative is focused on the conflict between a student-formed “Law and Order” society, and misbehaving students who prefer “fun” over academics.

While much of the narrative is clearly designed to serve as a moral lesson for its readers, and there are some sensationalized incidents (like the rescue of a little girl from a speeding fire-engine), the book also offers some glimpses into the school and everyday life of late-19th-century high schoolers. Much is said of Latin recitations and military-style drilling; there’s also a whole chapter dedicated to a snowball fight.

If you are interested in reading more, the entire book can be found for online viewing or download through Project Gutenberg.


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Content Roundup – First Week – September 2020

This week we offer newly digitized materials as well as some content digitized in the spring! Especially noteworthy are new Dime Novels and Story Paper issues, and more newspaper issues!

Dime Novels and Popular Literature

Fiction

Fred Fearnot’s narrow escape; or, The Plot that failed / by author of Fred Fearnot
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622717]

Periodicals

New York Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622225]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622237]

The Young Men of America : a Sparkling Journal for Young Ladies and Gentleman, v. XI, no. 545, February 16, 1888

Young Men of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622691]

The Weekly novelette, v. III, no. 13, Saturday, June 12, 1858

Weekly Novelette (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622444]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

Selection [1] p., National Defender, v. XXIV, no. 48, Tuesday, July 6, 1880, Whole Number: 1244.

National Defender (1879-1880: 43 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Villanova Digital Collection

Commencement

Front cover, Commencement program, 1991

Program, Commencement, 148th year, May 12, 1991
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622926]

Program, Commencement, 148th year, Honors at Graduation, May 12, 1991
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:623003]


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Content Roundup – Last week – August 2020

This week we present items digitized earlier this year and published over the last week including: new Dime Novels, story-paper and newspapers issues including content from the National Defender, the New York Ledger and the Irishman. More to come next week!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Liberty Boys’ retreat; or, In “the shades of death” / by Harry Moore
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622384]

Periodicals

New York Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622213]

Masthead, The Portland transcript, v. XVI, no. 8, June 5, 1852

Portland Transcript (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622524]

The Weekly novelette, v. III, no. 12, Saturday, June 5, 1858

Weekly Novelette (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622424]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender

Masthead, National Defender, v. XXIV, no. 19, Tuesday, December 16, 1879, Whole Number: 1215

1879: (27 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:621719]

1880: (10 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:622659]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

The Irishman, v. 3, no. 5, February 2, 1918

The Irishman (1917/1918: 21 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615318]

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Available for proofreading: Midshipman Merrill

Our latest Distributed Proofreading project is Midshipman Merrill, a naval adventure novel first serialized in the Good News story paper, later reprinted as a Medal Library dime novel, and finally reprinted in hardcover by Philadelphia publisher David McKay. By volunteering a little bit of your time, you can help the book make one more metamorphosis, into a freely-available eBook at Project Gutenberg!

If you want to help with the proofreading process, you can read our earlier Proofreading the Digital Library post to learn how the process works, and then you can join in the fun at the book’s project page!


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