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Content Roundup – Third Week – March 2021

Photograph, Rev. John P. Stack, O.S.A., 1994

This week sees the addition of materials digitized recently, including more Dime Novels and Story Papers, more early newspaper issues, and photos of Rev. John P. Stack, O.S.A. and of the the Belle Air mansion.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Jenny Harlowe / by W. Clark Russell
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639208]

Diamond Dick, Jr. (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640886]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640806]

Peril in port; or, Ralph’s important prize / by Beverley Kennon.

Red, White and Blue (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:642055]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:642095]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641832]

Non-Fiction

Thirteen / by Noel Dunbar

Multum in Parvo Library (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638581]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638601]

Periodicals

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XI, no. 286, November 19, 1870

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639018]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639038]

Portland Transcript (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:642340]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

The Irishman (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615318?type=AllFields&page=5]

Newspapers

Detail, [1] p.,Newburyport Herald and Country Gazette, v. 4, no. 74, Friday, July 3, 1801

Newburyport Herald and Country Gazette (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:642446]

Detail from [1] p., with stamp: “Greenock Coffee Room”, The Morning Chronicle, no. 11,587, Monday, July 7, 1806

The Morning Chronicle (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:629450]

The London Chronicle, or Universal Evening Post (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:629242]

Bloomville Mirror, v. 9, no. 13, Tuesday, August 30, 1859

Bloomville Mirror (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:632186]

Detail, [1] p., “Mr. Adams’ Opinions”, New-Hampshire Patriot, no. 6, May 23, 1809, Whole Number: 32

New-Hampshire Patriot (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626676]

The Philadelphia Saturday news, and literary gazette (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:634588]

Villanova Digital Collection

University Personnel

Photograph, Rev. John P. Stack, O.S.A., 1990s.

Rev. John P. Stack, O.S.A. (9 photos added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620509?type=AllFields&filter%5B%5D=topic_facet%3A%22Stack%2C+John+P.%2C+O.S.A.%22]

Campus: Buildings, Scenes, and Views

Photograph, Belle Air Mansion (Exterior), 1900s

Belle Air Mansion (3 photos added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620490?type=AllFields&filter%5B%5D=topic_facet%3A%22Villanova+University+–+Belle+Air+Mansion%22]


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Content Roundup – First and Second Weeks – March 2021

Order of Ranks, 1871

This week sees the addition of materials digitized recently, including more Dime Novels and Story Papers, and historical Villanova enrollment records.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Mr. Meeson’s will / by H. Rider Haggard
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638509]

Diamond Dick, Jr.’s newspaper; or, A threat that failed to work / by W.B. Lawson

Diamond Dick, Jr. (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640650]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640846]

Coralie / by Charlotte M. Braeme

Coralie / by Charlotte M. Braeme
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641539]

Non-Fiction

Secrets of New York.

Multum in Parvo Library (4 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639094]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639114]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638437]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638417]

Periodicals

p. [193], Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XI, no. 273, August 20, 1870

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (3 issues)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638958]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:599820?lookfor=title%3Aseptember]

Portland Transcript (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637877]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637889]

Practical Housekeeper and Ladies’ Fireside Companion (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:637678]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XVIII, no. 8, August 1903

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641892]

p. [17], The Weekly novelette, v. IV, no. 2, Saturday, September 25, 1858.

Weekly Novelette (volume cover + 2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641872]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641513]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641519]

Villanova Digital Collection

List of Students, 1876-1877

Enrollment Management Records (5 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641986]


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Content Roundup – Last week – February 2021

Photograph, Augustinians playing ping-pong (St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery Common Room), 1948

This week sees the addition of materials digitized earlier, including more Dime Novels and Story Papers, more early newspapers as well as Villanova athletics and other photographs.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection

Fiction

Hinton Hall / by Mrs. May Agnes Fleming
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640936]

Diamond Dick, Jr.’s worst enemy; or, The short stop to a ride in the flume / by W. B. Lawson
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640610]

Paratextual Materials

he Saturday Blade and The Chicago Ledger agent appointment card], To: Linwood Longee, September 17, 1891

Chicago Ledger ephemera (1 item added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:631600]

Periodicals

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. X, no. 252, March 26, 1870

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638321]

Girls’ Companion (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639615]

The Portland transcript, v. XVIII, no. 37, December 23, 1854

Portland Transcript (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574014?lookfor=title%3Adecember]

Old ocean : selections from The Youth’s companion

Selections from The Youth’s Companion (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637542]

Newspapers

New-York American (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640977]

The Morning Republican, Monday, January 3, 1876

The Morning Republican (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:633195]

Villanova Digital Collection

Track and Field Images (10 negatives added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640801]

Program, Field and Track Day, June 5, 1915

Program, Field and Track Day, June 5, 1915
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641054]

Personnel (2 photographs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:620509]

Campus Buildings

Photograph, Villanova College Library (Interior) Irish Cultural Exhibit (Rev. James Donnellon, O.S.A., Mr. Thomas Falvey and Honorable John J. Hearne), September 22, 1955.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641030]

University Functions

Photograph, Convocation (Conferring Honorary Degree on John Hearne, Irish ambassador, Rev. Joseph Dougherty, O.S.A., Very Rev. Joseph A. Hickey, O.S.A., Augustinian Prior General and Rev. Francis X. N. McGuire, O.S.A., President, September 22, 1950
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:641036]


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Content Roundup – Third Week – February 2021

This week sees the addition of materials digitized earlier, including more Dime Novels and Story Papers, the rare Irish literary magazine Beltaine edited by W.B. Yeats, and historical Villanova track and field photographs.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Diamond Dick, Jr.’s torpedo; or, A train that could not be flagged / by W. B. Lawson
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640570]

The siege of Granada / by Sir E. Bulwer Lytton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637348]

Nick Carter in Wall Street; or, Tracking a stolen fortune / by the author of “Nick Carter.”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640690]

Non-Fiction

How to conduct a small mail order business / hints and helps by W.E. Skinner.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637634]

Periodicals

The Boys’ World (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:588614?lookfor=title%3Amarch]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. X, no. 241, January 8, 1870

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (1 issue)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638301]

Portland Transcript (3 issues added)
[http://hades.library.villanova.edu/diglibmaster/Item/vudl:574014?lookfor=title%3Anovember]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

Beltaine, no. 1, May, 1899

Beltaine (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:640710]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photograph, Track (Varsity), 1924-1925

Track and Field (5 photographs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640801]

Photograph, Villanova College Library (Irish Cultural Exhibit) Honorable John J. Hearne and Owen Hunt, 1955

Irish Cultural Exhibit (2 photographs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640789]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640795]


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eBook available: The Safety First Club and the Flood

Our latest Project Gutenberg release, produced through the Distributed Proofreaders project, is The Safety First Club and the Flood by W. T. Nichols, the second book of a three-volume series about a group of teenagers whose club motto is “safety first.” While this was fairly transparently written with the intent of encouraging young readers to behave more responsibly, it also serves as a document of the slang, school life and pastimes of early 20th-century youth.

This particular volume focuses on the friendship between the titular club and an older boy from out of town. The boys experience fun, adventure and mishaps during snowy winter weather, and the title rather gives away what happens when all that snow starts to thaw….

If you’re interested in reading the book for yourself, it can be accessed online (or downloaded in popular eBook formats) through Project Gutenberg.


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Content Roundup – Early February – 2021

Title page, Ireland illustrated; containing the topographical history of the principal cities …, 1843. Bound with: The Irish Penny Magazine.

This week sees the addition of materials digitized earlier, including more Dime Novels and Story Papers and more early newspapers. Of particular note are issues of the Irish Penny Magazine from the Joseph McGarrity Collection.

Americana

Magazines

Social Justice (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640550]

Collier’s (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639823]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Love conquers pride, or, Where peace dwelt / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638661]

Neva’s three lovers : a novel / by Mrs. Harriet Lewis
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639928]

Pretty Polly Pemberton / by Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637134]

The mysterious key / by Louisa M. Alcott
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637170]

Periodicals

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639627]

Boys’ World (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:588614?lookfor=title%3Afebruary]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639519]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IX, no. 231, October 30, 1869

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638281]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640464]

The Girls’ companion, v. 16, no. 46, November 17, 1917

Girls’ Companion (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640563]

New York Ledger (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637973]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:630035?lookfor=title%3Aoctober]

Portland Transcript (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574014?lookfor=title%3Aoctober]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574014?lookfor=title%3Aseptember]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

Frontispiece, Ireland illustrated; containing the topographical history of the principal cities bound with The Irish Penny Magazine

The Irish Penny Magazine (13 issues and bound with titles + cover and frontispiece)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:640463]

Newspapers

New York Daily Tribune, v. 24, no. 7,482, Thursday March 30, 1865

New York Daily Tribune (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:632194]

The Morning Republican, Monday, January 3, 1876

The Morning Republican (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:633195]


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Black History Month

Black History Month is a celebration of the contributions of African Americans have made to our history and a time of deep reflection on the continued struggle for racial justice. 2020 has shown our society has fallen short on racial equality and justice. For Villanovans, we were confronted with our own inequalities with stories from @blackvillanova (Black at Villanova) on Instagram. The stories presented are a glaring reminder the work Villanova needs to work harder for better inclusion and equality. For the University Archives, this means continually striving towards the archives as a place that empowers and advocates increased representation in our historical record.

To learn more about the history of the black experience at Villanova and pay tribute to those who have shaped our community, you can explore:

MLK speaking at Villanova

MLK Speaking at Villanova, 1965

 

 

Nova Stories : Campus Life from the 1960s

 

 

 

Black Villanova: An Oral History Banner

Black Villanova: An Oral History Banner

 

 

Black Villanova: An Oral History

 

 

John "Chubby" Cox, 1973

John “Chubby” Cox, 1973

 

Villanova Digital Library

Image can be found in the Villanova Athletics collection.

 

 

 

 

Though these stories only touch the surface of the black experience at Villanova, it’s an starting point to learn more about our history.

For more information on social, political sexual, racial, and gendered issues in today’s world, check out the Diversity and Inclusion Libguide.

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Content Roundup – middle to late January 2021

A story of the sawdust : the pathetic history of “Old Props'” darling.

A New Year and another set of newly digitized materials for your research and reading pleasure. This roundup selection includes more popular culture content including some non-fiction titles, Dime Novels, and story paper issues, and additional nursing history materials from the Museum of Nursing History.

Catholica

St. Agatha’s Church, Meadville, Pennsylvania: seventy-five years of history, 1849-1924 / Rev. Andrew J Weschler Pastor
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:635633]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Our Jonesville folks / by Josiah Allen’s wife

Our Jonesville folks / by Josiah Allen’s wife
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637062]

Truth is always best / by Mary and Elizabeth Kirby
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638457]

Winifred Bertram / by the author of “The Schonberg-Cotta family”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637420]

Dick Oakley’s adventures; or, The secret of a great exhibit / Clarence Converse

Brave and Bold Series (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:633423]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:633463]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:633503]

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

A Golden Shower; or, the Boy Banker of Wall Street and other stories / by a Self-Made Man
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:285003]

Non-Fiction

Ten Cent Hand Books (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625242]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639134]

Volume of anecdotes.

Multum in Parvo Library (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:625591]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637614]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:635300]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:635320]

Periodicals

Comfort, v. XXX, no. 6, April 1918

Comfort (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638091]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638055]

Chicago Ledger, v. XLV, no. 52, Saturday, December 29, 1917

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639352]

Portland Transcript (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637654]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637284]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637296]

Boy’s World (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639671]

New York Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637913]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:637925]

Street & Smith’s Literary Album, v. 9, no. 209, December 18, 1869

Street & Smith’s Literary Album (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:639205]

Weekly Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:626748]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

Lava Lane, and other poems / by Nathalia Crane
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:635751]

Museum of Nursing History

NYUS Victory – v.1, n.1 August 21, 1945 from: Scrapbook (Part 3) of Jessie Margaret Ada Mutch

Scrapbook (Part 3) of Jessie Margaret Ada Mutch, [1943 – 1946].
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:636114]

A disbound scrapbook album on brittle paper, assembled by Jessie Margaret Ada Mutch, from her time in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, serving in the European Theater of Operations, mostly France, 1942-1946. This section contains items from the end of the war and after, 1943-1946, including: correspondence on commendation and other notecards and letters; invitation, program, menu, and guest list for dinner in honor of doctors and nurses returned from duty, March 21 1946; newspaper and newsletter clippings and articles from publications such as Stars and Stripes, Yank: the Army Weekly, and the ship’s newspaper of the SS N.Y.U.-Victory, August 21-26, 1945, troop transport ship returning units from Europe to the U.S.

From: Packet (1) of Jessie Margaret Ada Mutch

Packet (1) of Jessie Margaret Ada Mutch, 1944 – 1961.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:636236]

Packet of papers assembled by Jessie Margaret Ada Mutch, from her time in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps as Major, then Lieutenant colonel, and transfer to the U.S. Army Retired Reserve. Contains letters, certificates, forms, and worksheets on commissions and commendations, 1944-1961.

Newspapers

The Saturday blade, v. XXXII, no. 38, Saturday, February 28, 1920

Saturday Blade (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638021]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:638039]

Villanova Digital Collection

Graduate Theses

The Effect of Gender on Tickle Sensitivity: A Test of the Interpersonal Theory of Tickle
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:639672]

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eBook available: The Mystery of Cleverly

Our latest Digital Library item to make its way through the Distributed Proofreaders project into Project Gutenberg is George Barton’s The Mystery of Cleverly, a juvenile novel from 1907.

While the title contains the word “mystery,” and there is indeed a mysterious event which drives part of the plot, this is much more of a “success story” than a mystery. The plot revolves around Herbert Harkins, a youth from the small town of Cleverly who grows up to pursue a career in newspaper reporting, motivated in part by a desire to clear his father’s tarnished reputation.

If you would like to learn more about Herbert and his adventures, you can read the complete novel online (or download it in popular eBook formats) through Project Gutenberg.


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Available for proofreading: Nimble Ike, the Trick Ventriloquist

Quite a few years ago, we helped to create a Project Gutenberg edition of a dime novel called The Twin Ventriloquists; or, Nimble Ike and Jack the Juggler: A Tale of Strategy and Jugglery, which told the tale of a team-up between ventriloquist detectives and promised to reveal more about Nimble Ike’s origin story in a future volume. At long last, that future volume is available as our latest Distributed Proofreaders project.

You can learn how you can help turn the scans from our Digital Library into a modern eBook edition by reading our earlier blog post, Proofreading the Digital Library. If you decide to join in the work, you can visit the project page for an assignment until the project is completed.


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