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Content Roundup – Third Week – September 2019

Ticket, Basketball (Complimentary): Villanova College Field House, 1949-1950.

Read, research and review the newest available digitized content. This week: new maps, new dime novels and story paper issues, and more Villanova basketball ephemera!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The dark corners of New York; or, The perils of a district telegraph messenger / by H. K. Shackleford
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:581758]

The Giant-killer; or, The Battle which all must fight / by A. L. O. E.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:574644]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XLIII, no. 24, Saturday, June 12, 1915

Chicago Ledger (14 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:560354]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XVII, no. 429, August 16, 1873

Chimney Corner (5 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:331827?lookfor=august]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XVII, no. 429, August 16, 1873

International Weekly Illustrated Ladies’ Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577164]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577144]

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:579828]

The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

[2], verso, Program, 182nd Annual Banquet, Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, March 17, 1953

Programs (12 annual programs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486743]

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

County map of the state of Pennsylvania / drawn and engraved by W.H. Gamble, Philadelphia
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571259]

The State of Pennsylvania : reduced with permission from Reading Howell’s map / by Samuel Lewis
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571265]

Newspapers

City gazette and commercial daily advertiser, v. XL, no. 12,739, Thursday morning, March 9, 1820

City Gazette and Commercial Advertiser (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577622]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

1982 Fall Festival (Tape #5, Side One added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:582014]

Radnor Historical Society

Newspapers

The Suburban (Wayne Times Edition), v. 23, no. 41, January 10, 1908

The Suburban, Wayne Times Edition (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:581980]

Villanova Digital Collection

Basketball

Tickets

Ticket, Basketball (Complimentary): Villanova College Field House, 1948-1949
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577494]

Ticket, Basketball (Complimentary): Villanova College Field House, 1949-1950
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577500]


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Content Roundup – First Week – September 2019

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XLVII, no. 42, Saturday, October 18, 1919

This week’s newest digitized offerings include more maps from the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection, a rare pocket Mark Twain scrapbook, more dime novels and story paper issues, materials from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, as well as two score-books used to record Villanova Basketball games, and some additional Villanova Theater programs!

Americana

[3] p. , Mrs. Hine’s Mark Twain’s pocket adhesive scrapbook

Mrs. Hine’s Mark Twain’s pocket adhesive scrapbook
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:578229]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The hunter scouts, or, The bride of the valley / by Captain Carleton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577658]

[That boy Bones; or, The Terror of the boarding-house / by “Fred.”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577254]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XLVII, no. 46, Saturday, November 15, 1919

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566580]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566699]

The flag of our Union, v. IX, no. 31, Saturday, August 5, 1854

Flag of Our Union (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576563]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576575]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576587]

International Weekly Illustrated Ladies’ Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:573999]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577023]

The weekly museum, v. XVI, no. 50, [whole] no. 831, Saturday, December 15, 1804

Weekly Museum (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:577614]

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Annual Programs

Seating Chart, Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 168th Annual Dinner, March 17, 1939
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:578470]

Program, 167th Annual Banquet, Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, March 17, 1938
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:578477]

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Carte des parties nord et ouest de l’Amérique dressée d’apres les relations les plus authentiques par M … en 1764 : Nouvelle édition réduite
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:573679]

Detail, The State of Pennsylvania : From the latest surveys, 1796.

The State of Pennsylvania : From the latest surveys
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:573674]

An accurate map of the island of St. Christophers, from an acutal survey; shewing the parishes, churches, and rivers; also the bays, rocks, shoals, and soundings that surround the whole
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:573669]

MacSwiney Club

Irish American Club

12 Membership cards, 1954
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:576168]

Newspapers

Cover detail, New-York daily tribune, v. XVI, no. 4,782, Saturday, August 16, 1856

New-York Daily Tribune (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:570802]

Villanova Digital Collection

Athletics

[6] p. from 1956, Official NCAA Basketball Scorebook

Basketball

The New Short and Long Basketball Scorebook / by Oscar W. Gluck and Walter Barczewski [Villanova community access only]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:578573]

The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Scorebook … / Howard A. Hobson, technical editior.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:578497]

Villanova Theatre

Programs (4 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:571235]


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Content Roundup – Third Week – June 2019

A map of Pennsylvania exhibiting not only the improved parts of that Province, but also its extensive frontiers

Newly digitized this week are a host of new materials including the initial content from the latest Digital Library Partners: the MacSwiney Club and the Radnor Historical Society. Notable additions from these Partner’s include: a minute book from the Irish Club of Philadelphia from the 1880’s, and issues of the Weekly Wayne Gazette which covered the Wayne and Villanova environs in the 1870’s. Other noteworthy content this week include a 1775 map of Pennsylvania from the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection, more Dime Novel and story paper issues, and more Irish music from the Philadelphia Ceili Group.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Cinderella
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565541]

Larry Murtagh’s desperate case; or, Tracing a remarkable abduction / by Bernard Wayde
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565794]

The House of fear; or, The Young duke’s strange quest / by “Old Sleuth”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565057]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565004]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566147]

Detail, p. [57], The flag of our Union, v. IX, no. 8, Saturday, February 25, 1854

Flag of Our Union (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:563539]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:563551]

International Weekly Illustrated Ladies’ Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565137]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565903]

Detail, p. 5,Saturday Night, v. XXIII, no. 14, Saturday, December 5, 1885

Saturday Night (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565200]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:564122]

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

A map of Pennsylvania exhibiting not only the improved parts of that Province, but also its extensive frontiers …, 1775:
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566641]

MacSwiney Club

Irish American Club

Realia

3/4 view, Paper embosser, Irish American Club of Philadelphia, June 9, 1888

Paper embosser, Irish American Club of Philadelphia, June 9, 1888
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566647]

Minute Books

3 p., Minute book, Irish American Club (Philadelphia, Pa.), March 4, 1888 – May 4, 1890

Minute book, Irish American Club (Philadelphia, Pa.), March 4, 1888 – May 4, 1890
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:566167]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

1978 Fall Festival (4 audio files added, completing Tapes 3 & 4)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565393]

Radnor Historical Society

Detail, p. [1], Weekly Wayne Gazette, v. 1, no. 15, September 2, 1871

Weekly Wayne Gazette (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:566692]

Villanova Digital Collection

2019 Undergraduate Honors Theses (5 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565016]


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Content Roundup – Second Week – June 2019

[9] p., Treasure Island

As June’s rains bring new flowers, so newly digitized materials bring new readers and researchers. A number of newly digitized resources are available this week including more Irish music from the Philadelphia Ceili Group, two maps of Cuba from the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection, as well more dime novels and story papers including a very rare version of Treasure Island from the Oglivie’s Toy Books series, published in conjunction with a now lost silent film.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection

Fiction

The blazing arrow / by Samuel Fletcher
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:561309]

Rear cover

Treasure Island (Oglivie’s Toy Books series)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565525]

Davenport Blake, the Metropolitan detective; or, “Piping” the Harlem mystery / by M. H. Williams
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565593]

Selection, Front cover

The Fatal chair : being the continuation of Old Sleuth Weekly no. 107, entitled: Gardermore [sic] the detective / by Old Sleuth
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565017]

Periodicals

Selection, Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXVI, no. 31, Wednesday, August 3, 1898

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:564992]

Selection [1] p., “Spirit Fancies” / Persa S. Lewis, The flag of our Union, v. IX, no. 5, Saturday, February 4, 1854.

Flag of Our Union (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:563527]

Selection, 149 p., International Weekly Illustrated Ladies’ Journal, part 5, no. 10.

International Weekly Illustrated Ladies’ Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565097]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565117]

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

2 Geographical and Topographical Maps of the Island of Cuba, 1873
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565252]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565261]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

1978 Fall Festival (3 parts added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565393]

Villanova Digital Collection

Undergraduate Honors Theses

2019 (5 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:565016]


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Content Roundup – First Two Weeks – March 2019

Front cover, Dr. Courtney’s guide to happy marriage

As temperatures are rising with the approach of spring, take a moment to browse the latest digitized materials. Highlights from this two week edition include: more maps and plates from the John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection, an early manuscript “Pennsylvania Militia Legion cash book, 6 December 1865 – 6 December 1879” from the German Society of Pennsylvania, a host of new Dime Novel and Story Paper issues, more commencement programs, and the 1964 Belle Air yearbook.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection

Fiction

Farragut’s scout Ringlets; or, The Brand of the Mississippi / by Cal de Castro
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553402]

Under guard; or, Raid and battle in Kentucky / by Corporal Morris Hoyne

Under guard; or, Raid and battle in Kentucky / by Corporal Morris Hoyne
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:554117]

Spider-legs, or, The maiden of the wildwood / by J. C. Chase
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:551575]

Non-Fiction

Dr. Courtney’s guide to happy marriage
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553112]

Mormonism exposed / by a Mormon Slave Wife
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553092]

How to become a lightning calculator

How to become a lightning calculator
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553018]

Periodicals

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXVII, no. 16, Saturday, April 15, 1899

Chicago Ledger (3 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550395]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550355]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550375]

Grit (Story Section), v. 39, no. 41, Story Section no. 1391, September 11, 1921

Grit (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:552998]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553132]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:552978]

Front cover (selection), Saturday Night, v. XXXV, no. 16, Saturday December 4, 1897

Saturday Night (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553998]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553986]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:552966]

The German Society of Pennsylvania

John F. Ballier papers

Front pastedown, Pennsylvania Militia Legion cash book, 6 December 1865 – 6 December 1879

Pennsylvania Militia Legion cash book, 6 December 1865 – 6 December 1879
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:551307]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

[401] p., selection, Irish Fireside, v.6, no. 157, June 19, 1886

Irish Fireside (7 issues added, 1886)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542168]

Rambles, Travels, and Maps

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Selection, Typus orbis terrarum, ad imitationem universalis Gerhardi Mercatoris

Typus orbis terrarium … (1598)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553050]

Tabula Asiae IIII (1540)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553220]

Orbis descriptio

Orbis description (1574)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553224]

Septentrionalium Partium Nova Tabula [Frisland] (1561)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553228]

Papua men in New Guinea in their canoes hunting wild hogs
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553216]

War canoes of Otaheite equipp’d for engagement as represented by Capt.n Cooke [https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553046]

Villanova Digital Collection

Villanova Commencement Programs: (4 added, 1925-1929)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:523674]

Yearbooks

[1] p., Belle Air 1964

Belle Air, 1964
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:553633]


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Content Roundup – Third Week – February 2019

Irish Fireside, v.6, no. 147, April 10, 1886

Newly digitized this week are a number of story paper issues from the Joseph McGarrity Collection as well as a two Dime Novels and other periodicals containing serial fiction.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Mad Anthony’s captain / by Ned Buntline
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550659]

The masked hunter / by Capt. Frederick Whittake
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550843]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXVII, no. 11, Saturday, March 11, 1899

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550295]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550315]

Grit (Story Section), v. 38, no. 42, Story Section no. 1340, September 19, 1920.

Grit (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550017]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550639]

Selection, p. 4, The illustrated police news, law courts and weekly record, v. 18, no. 448, May 27, 1875

Police News (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:550085]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

Irish Fireside, v.6, no. 144, March 20, 1886

Irish Fireside (11 issues added, 1886)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542168]


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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]


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Content Roundup – First Week – April 2017

The weather is warming up! Take a moment this week to smell the flowers, feel the fresh air, and enjoy some new digital content. Peruse a Dime Novel or check out the news circa 1865!

Americana

McConihe Family (4 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:479324]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Wild Jim, the traitor spy / by W. J. Hamilton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:474973]

On the deep, or, The missionary’s daughter : a story of the Pacific Ocean / by Roger Starbuck
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475075]

Deadwood Dick, Jr. : or, The sign of the crimson crescent / by Ed. L. Wheeler
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475177]

The Shawnees’ foe : or, The hunter of the Juniata / by W.J. Hamilton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:475279]

Periodicals

Illustrated news (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:300904]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender, v. IX, no. 36, Tuesday, April 11, 1865: p. [3], col. 5.

National Defender, v. IX, no. 36, Tuesday, April 11, 1865:p. [3], col. 5.

National Defender (18 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Villanova Digital Collection

Daily Doodles (2017: 1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:469294]


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Content Roundup – First Week – December 2016

Selection p. [80], "Act II" from Love's Labour's Lost edited by Charles Knight

Selection p. [80], “Act II” from Love’s Labour’s Lost edited by Charles Knight

A few more titles added this week including a new Dime Novel, more Shakespeare and some Villanova history!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Non-fiction

Saved by a phantom
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:467606]

Periodicals

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. L, no. 7, Saturday, February 18, 1922

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. L, no. 7, Saturday, February 18, 1922

Chicago Ledger (2 issues updated)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391957]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:391815]

Philadelphia Ceili Group

“A Fair Breeze From Erin: An Evening with Eugene O’Donnell”, 1982 (19 sets added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:467624]

Shakespeare Collection

Love’s Labour’s Lost … edited by Charles Knight
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:467328]

Love’s Labour’s Lost … edidted by Edmond Malone
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:467394]

Villanova Digital Collection

Prep O’Lantern, 1920
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:467689]

Daily Doodles (2016: 1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:444148]


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