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Content Roundup – Last Week – September 2018

Front paste down – Front fly leaf, recto – Belle Air 1952

This week – newly digitized for your reading and research pleasures – are a number of new story paper issues – the 1952 Belle Air yearbook – and a Thanksgiving Dinner menu from U.S.S. Proteus from 1945, newly donated to the James D. Reap, Jr. Collection.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The war tiger of the Modocs / by Capt. L. C. Carleton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:530413]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 44, Saturday, November 3, 1906

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531311]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 92, March 2, 1867

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529867]

The country gentleman, v. LXXX, no. 15, April 10, 1915

Country Gentleman (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531227]

[4] p., The People’s Home Journal, v. XXI, no. 5, May 1906

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531283]

James D. Reap, Jr. Collection

Menu, Thanksgiving Day Dinner, November 22nd. 1945, U.S.S. Proteus

Menu, Thanksgiving Day Dinner, November 22nd. 1945, U.S.S. Proteus
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:532618]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks

Belle Air 1952
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:532087]


Content Roundup – Third Week – September 2018

[5] p., Belle Air 1937

As the heat and humidity break bringing cooler and dryer air to campus, take a moment to examine some of materials newly digitized this week including two more Belle Air yearbooks (1937 and 1955) and a handful of story paper issues!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Hawk-eye the hunter / by Capt. Frederick Whittaker
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:530219]

Periodicals

[177] p., Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 90, February 16, 1867

Chimney Corner (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529599]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529619]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529639]

[1] p., Lone scout, v. IX, no. 51, October 9, 1920

Lone Scout (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528977]

Villanova Digital Collection

[6] p., Belle Air 1955

Yearbooks

Belle Air 1937
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531641]

Belle Air 1955
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531351]


Content Roundup – Second Week – September 2018

Title page, Belle Air, 1949

As the rains continue, take a break and examine some of the newly digitized materials from the University’s distinctive collections. Newly available this week are more new story paper issues containing fiction from by-gone days, two commencement programs, and two Belle Air yearbooks from 1946 and 1949.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 43, Saturday, October 27, 1906

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:530391]

[1] p., Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 87, January 26, 1867

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529350]

Front cover, The country gentleman, v. LXXVII, no. 44, November 2, 1912

Country Gentleman (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:530323]

[1] p., Lone scout, v. IX, no. 21, March 13, 1920

Lone Scout (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529083]

[1] p., The People’s Home Journal, v. XXI, no. 4, April 1906

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:530359]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks

[3] p., “War …”, Belle Air 1946

Belle Air 1946
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:530067]

Belle Air 1949
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:530737]

Commencement

Commencement Program, 1973
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528572]

Commencement Program, 1974
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528468]


eBook available: How to Do Mechanical Tricks

Our latest Project Gutenberg eBook release, produced with the help of the Distributed Proofreaders project, is another Ten Cent Hand Book published by Frank Tousey: How to Do Mechanical Tricks, published in 1902.

Like most of the books in this inexpensive, paper-covered series, the content appears to have been gathered together from a variety of sources, often without regard to attribution or context. The collected instructions describe how to perform a variety of magic tricks and optical illusions, most relying on simple physics, mathematics, or commonly found household items. A lot has changed in the more-than-a-century that has passed since the publication of this book, and there are definitely some tricks here you really shouldn’t try at home (like simulating volcanoes using a chemical reaction involving lead paint or catapulting flaming matches); however, some of these demonstrations have proven timeless and can still be found in contemporary how-to books on illusions.

The entire book, complete with many diagrams, can be downloaded or read online through Project Gutenberg. Enjoy with care!


Available for proofreading: Flower and Jewel

Front cover, Flower and Jewel; or, Daisy Forrest’s daughter / by Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller

Our latest title to join the Distributed Proofreaders project for inclusion in Project Gutenberg is Flower & Jewel, another novel by prolific story paper novelist Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller, author of The Bride of the Tomb (and countless other melodramas). The story was first serialized in The Fireside Companion in 1888, but we are working with a later paper-covered reprint from the early 20th century. You can volunteer to help turn our scans of this long-forgotten work into a new electronic edition of the book — just read this earlier blog post to learn how the process works, then sign up at the project page!


Content Roundup – First Week – September 2018

Front cover, Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 86, January 19, 1867

Newly digitized and available this week are a number of early story paper issues featuring serial fiction, 2 Dime Novels, and another in the set of Villanova Commencement Programs, this “Corrected Copy” from 1972.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Front cover

Old Jack’s frontier cabin / by R.L. Wheeler
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529659]

Front cover

Pretty Miss Smith / by Florence Warden
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529198]

Periodicals

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 41, Saturday, October 13, 1906

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529290]

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529330]

Front cover, Lone scout, v. IX, no. 7, December 6, 1919

Lone Scout (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529037]

Villanova Digital Collection

Commencement

Front cover (Corrected)

Program, Commencement, 129th year, Tuesday May 16th, 1972
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528524]


Content Roundup – Last Week – August 2018

Front cover, “Bring back my boys!”, Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 127, no. 3302, December 21, 1918

As the fall semester gears up, take a few moments to examine the newly digitized content available this week, including: a host of new story paper issues, more issues of the WWI era newspaper Leslie’s, and the 1947 Belle Air yearbook.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 34, Saturday, August 25, 1906

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529141]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529238]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 85, January 12, 1867

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529310]

Lone scout, v. VIII, no. 15, February 1, 1919

Lone Scout (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529027]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXI, no. 3, March 1906

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529258]

Great War

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 128, no. 3316, March 29, 1919

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524562]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks

[44] p., Belle Air 1947

Belle Air, 1947
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529370]


Content Roundup – Fourth Week – August 2018

Poster, “Hey fellows!” : your money brings the book we need when we want it : American Library Association, United War Work Campaign, week of November 11, 1918

Newly digitized this week are a number of story paper issues as well as a poster recently acquired for the upcoming fall exhibit “Now far from home”: ending of the Great War and the war in Popular imagination and culture.

This iconic 1918 American Library Association, United War Work Campaign poster promoted reading and books for the United States military. The poster, designed by noted magazine illustrator John Emmet Sheridan (1877–1948) shows a soldier holding up a book and calling out, “Hey fellows!”, with a sailor sitting on the ground at his feet, reading. The soldier seems to be issuing a general call to both his fellow servicemen to come get books, as well as to his fellow countrymen to contribute funds to make books available for those in the armed forces. The fundraising color lithograph was commissioned by the Committee on Public Information, Division of Pictorial Publicity of the American Library Association. Ironically, the poster is dated “Week of November 11, 1918”; that very day, the hostilities of the First World War ceased when an Armistice was declared.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 33, Saturday, August 18, 1906

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529121]

The New York family story paper, Special, v. XVIII no. 906, Saturday, February 14, 1891

Family Story Paper (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529109]

Lone scout, v. V, no. 44, August 26, 1916

Lone Scout (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528794]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528813]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XX, no. 11, November 1905

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529161]

Great War

Poster, “Hey fellows!” : your money brings the book we need when we want it : American Library Association, United War Work Campaign, week of November 11, 1918 / Sheridan
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529194]


Content Roundup – Third Week – August 2018

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 126, no. 3275, June 15, 1918

Newly digitized this week are more issues from one hundred years ago (1918) from Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper covering the US war effort. The front covers of all periodicals was closely controlled and laden with propaganda as can be seen on the above “Hearts of the World” illustration from the June 15 issue with the heart of Germany is pejoratively depicted. Other items this week include several story paper issues and the first digitized issue of the young adult “Lone Scout: a real Boys’ magazine” – the house periodical of the Lone Scout movement – which later merges into the Boy Scouts; this issue – from January 1918 – depicts an adolescent boy knitting to support the war effort.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 32, Saturday, August 11, 1906

Chicago Ledger (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527893]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527911]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527929]

The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 7, Saturday, February 16, 1867

Flag of Our Union (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527877]

Lone scout, v. VII, no. 12, January 12, 1918

Lone Scout (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528775]

Great War

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 126, no. 3276, June 22, 1918

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528705]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528626]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528668]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:528741]


Content Roundup – First two weeks – August 2018

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3242, October 27, 1917

As the beginning of the semester fast approaches, take a look at the latest digitized materials in this double-week edition of Content Roundup, including more issues of Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper from the Great War era, more story paper and popular magazine issues, the 2018 Falvey Scholars papers, and a host of Commencement Programs! Stay cool for the leaves will be falling soon …

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 28, Saturday, July 14, 1906

Chicago Ledger (4 issues)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:525188]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:525206]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:526701]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:526719]

The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 5, Saturday, February 2, 1867

Flag of Our Union (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527859]

New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 47, September 29, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:521776]

The country gentleman, v. LXXXV, no. 45, November 6, 1920


Country Gentleman (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527688]

Daughters of America, v. 4, no. 7, July, 1890

Daughters of America (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527160]

The Family, v. X, no. IV, March, 1913

The Family (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527628]

The Pilgrim : a magazine for the home, v. XIII, no. 6, June, 1906

The Pilgrim (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:527819]

Great War

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper, v. 125, no. 3234, August 30, 1917

Leslie’s illustrated weekly newspaper (15 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:524562]

Villanova Digital Collection

Program, Commencement, 112th year, Monday June 6th, 1955

Commencement Programs (7 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:523674]

Falvey Scholars (2018: 5 articles added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:528327]


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