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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]


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]


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 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]


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]


 


Last Modified: December 9, 2016