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Content Roundup – First Week of November – 2018

The Emerald : an illustrated literary journal, v. 2, no. 31, September 5, 1868

This week brings a host of newly digitized story paper issues, rare periodicals, and Dime novels, including issues from The Emerald, a rare New York published story paper featuring Irish and Irish-American fiction, poetry, and news.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

 

Fiction

 

The Ocean detective; or, Captain Talcott’s secret : a thrilling tale of ocean warfare / by Major A. F. Grant
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537028]

Harry Dare; or, A New York boy in the navy / by Col. Ralph Fenton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536892]

A New York boy among the Indians / by George L. Aiken
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537545]

The hunter’s secret : or, Gamblers among the redskins : a story of Idaho / by Arthur L. Meserve
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531019]

 

Paratextual

 

Poster, Ireland Will Be Free
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536621]

 

Periodicals

 

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:530537]

Chicago Ledger (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537794]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537814] [https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537834] [https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537854] [https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537874] [https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:538641]

Gentlewoman (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:534122]

Cottage Hearth (4 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531891] [https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531937] [https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531985] [https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:532037]

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533230]

People’s Literary Companion (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:534210]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536778]

 

Joseph McGarrity Collection

 

Books

 

March of the Sixty-ninth
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:538290]

 

Newspapers

 

The Emerald : an illustrated literary journal, v. 2, no. 27, August 8, 1868

The Emerald (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:538892?recordID=vudl%3A538812]


Content Roundup – Fourth Week – October 2018

Front cover, An Teagask Creestye agus Paidreagha na Mainne agus an tranona

Newly digitized this week are a host of new story paper issues, more Villanova commencement programs, a number rare Irish language titles from the Joseph McGarrity Collection, and more Dime Novels! Stay warm as the chill is in the air.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Tuscarora’s vow : or, Along the Mohawk / by Sandy G.V. Griswold
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533018]

Squatty Dick : or, The short-legged hunter / by Capt. L. C. Carleton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536212]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 48, Saturday, December 1, 1906

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533162]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533182]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 97, April 6, 1867

Chimney Corner (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529927]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529947]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:530517]

The gentlewoman, v. XXIII, no. 10, October 1915

Gentlewoman (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:534182]

Hearth and Home (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:534150]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXII, no. 5, May 1907

People’s Home Journal (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:532586]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533202]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

p. 15

An Teagask Creestye agus Paidreagha na Mainne agus an tranona (1808)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536627]

An Teagask Creestye agus Paidreagha na Mainne agus an tranona (1820)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536687]

An easy and useful method of meditation
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536826]

[ii] p., Charitable institution of the Holy Childhood

Charitable institution of the Holy Childhood
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536741]

Villanova Digital Collection

Commencement

Newspaper clipping, Commencement, 50th year, June 21, 1893
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536889]

Program, Commencement, 35th year, Monday June 25th, 1886

Programs (6 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:523674]


Content Roundup – Second and Third Weeks – October 2018

Front cover, Scrapbook of John F. Ballier, circa 1831-1889

This double-dose of newly digitized content includes a host of dime novels and story paper issues, a newly acquired photo album from a Nurse, more commencement programs, 4 Belle Air yearbooks, and a scrapbook of John F. Ballier, which includes a signed letter from Abraham Lincoln. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War in April 1861, Ballier formed the 21st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers for three months’ service, holding the rank of Colonel. When, at the expiration of that term, he was ordered to recruit a regiment for three years’ service, he organized the 98th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Fighting with the 98th in the Battle of Fort Stevens, Washington, D. C., 12 July 1864, he was wounded (for the second time in the war) and was visited afterwards by President Lincoln, who conferred upon him the rank of Brevet Brigadier General.

Americana

[17] p.

Photographic Album, Nurse’s Album of Work and Family Trip
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536055]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The young mountaineer / by Col. Prentiss Ingraham
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533974]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 47, Saturday, November 24, 1906

Chicago Ledger (2 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533122]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533142]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 94, March 16, 1867

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529907]

The Fortune Finder, v. 1, no. 1, April, 1895

Fortune Finder (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533322]

LeBlanc Bibliography (22 PDFs added or updated in these 2 items)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533948]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:287327]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXII, no. 2, February 1907

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:532554]

The German Society of Pennsylvania

Rear paste down

Scrapbook of John F. Ballier, circa 1831-1889
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:535512]

Villanova Digital Collection

Commencement

Program, Commencement, 39th year, Wednesday June 22, 1887

Programs (6 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:523674]

Yearbooks

[13] p., Belle Air 1943

Belle Air 1943
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:534238]

p. 12, Belle Air 1950

Belle Air 1950
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:534579]

Front fly leaf, Belle Air 1951

Belle Air 1951
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:534834]

p. 5, Belle Air 1967

Belle Air 1967
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:535057]


Content Roundup – First Week – October 2018

[61] p., Autograph album/ compiled by Joseph E. Hernandez

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The fearless ranger : or, Life on the plains : a story of the far West / by J. Milton Hoffman
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529763]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXIV, no. 45, Saturday, November 10, 1906

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531331]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. IV, no. 93, March 9, 1867

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:529887]

The country gentleman, v. LXXX, no. 29, July 17, 1915

Country Gentleman (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:532486]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXI, no. 7, July 1906

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:532526]

Villanova Digital Collection

Painting of a red-and-white striped lighthouse with a ship on the sea to the right, signed by Jas. A Harkins.

[76], p. “Painting of a lighthouse, signed by Jas. A Harkins”

Autograph album / compiled by Joseph E. Hernandez
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:533362]


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]


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]


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