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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.

 

If you are interested in viewing any Special Collections materials, you can schedule an appointment with our staff.


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Content Roundup – Last Week – February 2020

This week may mark the end of February, but it doesn’t mark the end of excitement as we offer a set of newly digitized materials for your reading and research needs! Notable this week are: another year (1850) in the ongoing project to digitize the Official Catholic Directory; more Dime Novels; more photographs on the history of Basketball at Villanova, more issues of the Gaelic American from the Joseph McGarrity Collection.

Catholica Collection

Official Catholic Directory

The Metropolitan Catholic Almanac and Laity’s Directory for the year 1850
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:609973]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection

Fiction

Fred Fearnot’s skate for life; or, Winning the “Ice Flyers'” pennant / by Hal Standish
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:610327]

The sea king / by Captain Marryat (from the Arm Chair Library)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:612325]

Bullet head; or, The Indian trailer / by Captain Latham C. Carleton (from Beadle’s Frontier Series)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:613112]

[1] p. Rose, Robin, and Little May.

Rose, Robin, and Little May (from Sabbath Library)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:612285]

Periodicals

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVIII, no. 34, Saturday, August 20, 1910

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:612776]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:612796]

Selection [1] p., The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 19, July 18, 1857

New York Ledger (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:333913?lookfor=title%3Ajuly]

[49] p.,The Weekly novelette, v. III, no. 4, Saturday, April 10, 1858

Weekly Novelette (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:614433]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:614453]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

The Irishman: a unique monthly journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:615318]

The Gaelic American (1904: 20 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:589517]

Villanova Digital Collection

Athletics

Basketball

Negative, Basketball (Alexander G. Severance (Coach)), 1947

Basketball images (20 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:579126]


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Antarctic Adventures

“Antarctica is a world of colour, brilliant and intensely pure. The chaste whiteness of the snow and the velvet blackness of the rocks belong to days of snowy nimbus enshrouding the horizon. When the sky has broken into cloudlets of fleece, their edges are painted pale orange, fading or richly glowing if the sun is low. In the high sun they are rainbow-rimmed.”

—Sir Douglas Mawson, The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, vol. 1, p. 172.

“Antarctica is a world of colour…” from Sir Douglas Mawson’s Home of the Blizzard, v. 1.

I recently finished cataloguing a collection of books about Antarctic exploration that were donated by James Wheeler, M.D, at the end of last year. We are excited to receive this collection, both because we have many books and maps about travel and exploration in our existing collections (including a few on Antarctica and more on the Arctic region) and because of the importance of the history of the polar regions as they undergo rapid changes due to climate change.

“The ‘Endurance’ Crushed to Death by the Icepacks of the Weddell Seas” from Argonauts of the South by Captain Frank Hurley.

The collection largely focuses on the “Heroic Age” of Antarctic exploration, a designation for the time period spanning the final years of the 19th century through the first two decades of the 20th century, roughly 1895 to 1922 (exact dates are disputed among scholars). [1] This era includes the expeditions led by Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, and others. John Stewart notes in Antarctica: An Encyclopedia, “It was the Edwardian era, when the gentleman was role model, and nobility and purity of spirit were applied to exploration and captured the attention of the civilized world.” This attitude is certainly evident in the memoirs and early biographies of these expeditions and their leaders, before scholars in the later 20th century began taking a more critical look at some of these heroes. [2]

The James Wheeler Collection contains several signatures of Antarctic explorers, adding a personal touch to these histories. Shown above, top to bottom: Ernest Shackleton, R.F. Scott, R.E. Byrd, and Roald Amundsen.

Other books document the years before and after the Heroic Age. On the earlier end, these include descriptions of James Cook’s second voyage from 1772-1775, in which he was commissioned to find out whether the hypothesized “Terra Australis” (“South Land”) existed, and the voyages of James Weddell in the 1820s. Later explorations include those of Charles Neider, who traveled to Antarctica three times in the 1970s (and also edited numerous editions of Mark Twain’s work), and the 1950s expedition of Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, the first successful overland crossing of the continent via the South Pole. Also included in the collection are annotated editions of explorers’ journals and scholarly references on the history of Antarctic exploration. You can browse all of the Antarctic titles in the James Wheeler Collection in the library’s catalog.

Polus Antarcticus, a 1645 map of “Terra Australis Incognita” (the then uncertain southern continent) from the Smith Antique Map Collection.

The books on Antarctic exploration represent only the first part of Dr. Wheeler’s donation. He is also donating more books on Arctic exploration, which I will begin cataloguing soon, so stay tuned for more adventures in the cold and icy regions at the top of our planet!

If you would like to see these Antarctic treasures, request an appointment with the Rare Book Room staff. We welcome scholars as well as those who are just curious about history. These materials are not stored in the Rare Book Room, so we do require advance notice in order to have them ready for visitors.

“McMurdo Sound” from Sir Douglas Mawson’s Home of the Blizzard, v. 2.

[1] The term “heroic age” or “heroic era” was not used by contemporaries of that time period, but instead was coined later in the 20th century.
“Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.” Wikipedia. Accessed 12 Feb. 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heroic_Age_of_Antarctic_Exploration

[2] This is especially evident in the legacies of Scott and Shackleton.
“Ernest Shackleton. Legacy.” Wikipedia. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Shackleton#Legacy
“Robert Falcon Scott. Reputation.” Wikipedia. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Falcon_Scott#Reputation


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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – February 2020

Selection, [305] p., Franklin’s Miscellany : A cheerful companion for the lovers of science and literature, natural history and useful information, v. II, no. 91, Saturday, September 7, 1839

A host of new content is available for reading and study this week. Notable materials include: 41 issues of the rare newspaper “Franklin’s Miscellany” from 1838, over 20 more issues of the Gaelic American newspaper, and the book by Dan Breen “My fight for Irish freedom” which features an introduction by Joseph McGarrity.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The death rangers : a tale of the Tankawana Valley in 1730 / by Louis Lamorie (from Beadle’s Frontier Series)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:612181]

Periodicals

[1] p., The Boys’ world, v. 21, no. 14, April 8, 1922

Boys’ World (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:605991]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:606003]

[1] p., Chicago Ledger, v. XXXVIII, no. 31, Saturday, July 30, 1910

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:610287]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:610307]

[17] p., Franklin’s Miscellany : A cheerful companion for the lovers of science and literature, natural history and useful information, v. II, no. 55, Saturday, December 29, 1838.

Franklin’s Miscellany (index + 41 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:588832]

[241] p., Our continent, v. I, no. 16, May 31, 1882

Our Continent (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:600981?lookfor=title%3Amay]

Portland Transcript (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:590827?lookfor=title%3Adecember]

The Story teller, v. I, no. 27, October 30, 1898

Story Teller (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:600977?lookfor=title%3Aoctober]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

“Dan Breen”, [ii], My fight for Irish freedom

My fight for Irish freedom / by Dan Breen ; with an introduction by Joseph McGarrity (Philadelphia)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:609041]

Newspapers

Selection, [1] p., The Gaelic American – Vol. IV No. 14, April 6, 1907, Whole Number 186

The Gaelic American (24 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:266848]


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Content Roundup – Third Week – February 2020

Front cover, The Smuggler; or, The Secrets of the coast : a legend of the land and ocean / by Sylvanus Cobb, Jr.

Newly digitized this week are a number of rare materials including issues of newspaper issues of limited availability, more dime novels and story paper issues, more Villanova basketball brochures, annual programs from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick collection, and a rare early book on motion authored by Robert Boyle from the Joseph McGarrity collection, and other treasures to read and research!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Work and win : an interesting weekly for young America, no. 51, November 24, 1899.

Fred Fearnot’s betrayal; or, The Mean work of a false friend / by Hal Standish
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:608510]

Fred Fearnot’s own show; or, On the road with a combination / by the author of “Fred Fearnot”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:603129]

The Corsican brothers / by Alexander Dumas
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:607329]

[1] p.,The Sabbath Library > v. 1, no. 16

Sunbeam Susette / by Emma Leslie
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:607456]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:606690]

Our continent, v. I, no. 9, April 12, 1882

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

Selection p. [1], The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 16, June 27, 1857

New York Ledger (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:333913?lookfor=title%3Ajune+-title%3Acopy]

[225[ p., The Weekly novelette, v. IV, no. 15, Saturday, December 25, 1858.

Weekly Novelette (featuring, The Smuggler; or, The Secrets of the coast : a legend of the land and ocean / by Sylvanus Cobb, Jr. all issues combined in a single wrapper)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:610849]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Books

An essay of the great effects of even languid and unheeded motion : Whereunto is annexed An experimental discourse of some little observed causes of the insalubrity and salubrity of the air and its effects / by the honourable Robert Boyle Fellow of the Royal Society
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:603203]

Newspapers

Selection p. [1],T he Gaelic American, v. II, No. 52, December 30, 1905

Gaelic American (6 issues added: 1905)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:280074]

Museum of Nursing Collection

Cadet Nurse Corps Records, 1943-1946, Insert from Photograph Album 1, of Elizabeth Lattell, [1943-1946]

Elizabeth Eleanor Lattell-Beardmore-McQuale Collection
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:605395]

Radnor Historical Society

Newspapers

p. [3],T he Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), v. 22, no. 9, June 8, 1906

The Suburban, Wayne Times Edition (34 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:609777]

Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Front cover ,Program, 206th Annual Banquet, Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, March 17, 1977

Annual Programs (5 added: 1977, 1982, 1984, 1988, 2009)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:486743]

Villanova Digital Collection

Athletics

Front cover, Villanova University Basketball Brochure, 1969-1970

Villanova Basketball Media Guides (5 added for seasons 1969-1974)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:598054]


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#ColorOurCollections 2020 Round-Up

Last week was the 2020 round of #ColorOurCollections (hosted by the New York Academy of Medicine Library), when cultural heritage institutions make available coloring pages of their materials for everyone to enjoy. The official #ColorOurCollections week may be over, but of course you can still color whenever the mood strikes you! You’ll find all our coloring books in the Digital Library collection Paper Crafts.

Here are some masterpieces from this year’s #ColorOurCollections week:

 

“New York Family Story Paper” illustration colored by Beaudry Allen (Preservation & Digital Archivist).

 

“Ardmore Chronicle, Special Suffrage Issue (May 1, 1915)” colored by Laura Bang (Distinctive Collections Librarian).

 

“Comfort (October 1910)” colored by Rebecca Oviedo (Distinctive Collections Coordinator).

 

“The Gentlewoman (July 1917)” colored by Liz Alix (Falvey friend).

 

“The People’s Home Journal (July 1899)” colored by Liz Alix (Falvey friend).

 

“The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat” colored by Liz Alix (Falvey friend).


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Content Roundup – Second Week – February 2020

[8-9] p., The Story of Robin Hood

February continues with mild and clement weather and brings forth a crop of newly digitized resources for your reading and research needs. Notable this week are a number of Villanova Basketball media guides, more Dime Novels and story paper issues, two Belle Air yearbooks, as well as more issues of the Gaelic American newspaper from the Joseph McGarrity Collection.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Turkey-Foot / by Capt. Latham C. Carleton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:606566]

The Story of Robin Hood
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:607401]

Periodicals

Boys’ World (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:603978]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:603990]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:604003]

Chicago Ledger, v. LI, no. 29, Saturday, July 21, 1923

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576695]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:582041]

The New York Ledger, v. XIII, no. 9, May 9, 1857

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

Portland Transcript (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:590827?lookfor=title%3Anovember+OR+title%3Aoctober&submit=Set]

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

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

The Gaelic Americcan (6 issues added from 1905)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:280074]

Newspapers

The Scranton Republican, Wednesday morning, November 26, 1884

Scranton Republican (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:599772]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks

[3] p., Belle Air 1957

Belle Air 1957
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:607646]

[163] p., Belle Air 1958

Belle Air 1958
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:607916]

Athletics

Basketball

Front cover, Villanova University Basketball Brochure, 1967-1968

Villanova Basketball Media Guides (8 added, for seasons 1960-1969)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:598054]

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. LI, no. 31, Saturday, August 4, 1923.


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