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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – January 2019

Scrapbook, compiled by Charles William Smith

Clear skies and warmer weather mean it is time to look at the latest digitized content. Noteworthy this week are ten more issues of the Irish story paper the “Irish Fireside”, other newly available (due to the extension of the public domain to 1923) issues of story papers, and a scrapbook documenting the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia as a historic site by one of the early curator’s Charles William Smith; included in this scrapbook are bits of wood from Independence Hall as well as postcards and documents!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The panther demon, or, The scourge of the Iroquois / by Lewis Vincent
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546499]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. LI, no. 24, Saturday, June 16, 1923

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546000]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546032]

[145] p., Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 10, May 8, 1880

Golden Days (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544318]

Grit (Story Section), v. 34, no. 36, Story Section no. 1125, August 6, 1916

Grit (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546064]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545603]

16 p., The illustrated police news, law courts and weekly record, v. 58, no. 1498, July 6, 1895

Illustrated Police News (1 issue + 1 clipping added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545932]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545953]

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545876]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

[433] p., Irish Fireside, v.5, no. 132, December 30, 1885

Irish Fireside (10 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542168]

Pennsylvaniana

Scrapbook, compiled by Charles William Smith, documenting his involvement in recognizing the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia as a historic site
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:546317]


Content Roundup – Third Week – January 2019

Spplement, “Thomas Davis”, Irish Fireside, v.5, no. 122, October 21, 1885

As the winter winds blow and the ice makes travel treacherous, consider reading and reviewing some of the materials newly digitized this week! Highlights include a photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. and more American and Irish story paper issues and dime novels. Stay warm!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Wild Tom of Wyoming / by R. L. Wheeler
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545760]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 29, Saturday, July 20, 1907

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545659]

Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 9, May 1, 1880

Golden Days (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543823]

Grit (Story Section), v. XXXIII, no. 7, Story Section no. 1044, January 17, 191

Grit (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545519]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545547]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545575]

New York Weekly, October 13, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544016]

The Portland transcript, v. X, no. 1, April 18, 1846

Portland Transcript (index + 3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545681]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545689]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545701]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545713]

Saturday Night, v. VI, no. 42, Saturday July 10, 1869

Saturday Night (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545987]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

Irish Fireside, v.5, no. 122, October 21, 1885

Irish Fireside (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544930]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photographs and illustrations

Photograph, Martin Luther King Jr. Speech at Villanova University [Restricted to the Campus Community]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545727]


Content Roundup – Second Week – January 2019

As the semester starts next week, we welcome back returning students! Newly digitized this week are a set of story paper issues and two dime novels. More new content to come in the following weeks!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Snake-eye : a tale of the Revolution / by W. J. Hamilton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536316]

Big-hearted Joe : an Indian tale / by J. Springer
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:531123]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 27, Saturday, July 6, 1907

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543972]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XX, no. 508, February 20, 1875

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536171]

Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 8, April 24, 1880

Golden Days (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543803]

Grit (Story Section), v. XXXII, no. 52, Story Section no. 1036, November 22, 1914

Grit Story Section (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:545491]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 43, September 1, 1873

New York Weekly (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544004]


Content Roundup – First Week – January 2019

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XVI, no. 391, November 23, 1872

Happy New Year and salutations of the season to all! This multi-week content roundup covers the end of December and this first week of January 2019. A host of new story-paper and newspaper issues are available, as well as two additional volumes from the Independence Seaport Museum’s Philadelphia Maritime Exchange Collection. Other highlights include the Belle Air from 1948 and Villanova Commencement Programs from 1901 through 1919.

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Dairyman’s daughter : a narrative of facts / by Rev. Legh Richmond
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537936]

Ursula’s girlhood
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:540278]

The mystery of a Turkish bath / by “Rita.”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:535999]

Cavalry Jack; or, The scout at Shiloh / by Col. Ralph Fenton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537012]

Mad Mike : or, The death shot / by L. Augustus Jones
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:538696]

Periodicals

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXIV, no. 9, September 1909

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543896]

Street and Smith’s New York Weekly : a journal of useful knowledge, romance, amusement, & c. , v. XXVIII, no. 38, July 28, 1873

New York Weekly (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544040]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543992]

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 23, Saturday, June 8, 1907

Chicago Ledger (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541884]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543952]

[33] p., Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. XVI, no. 393, December 7, 1872

Chimney Corner (26 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:331826]

[97] p., Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 7, April 17, 1880

Golden Days (2 issues added):
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543763]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543783]

The Soldiers’ and sailors’ half dime magazine, v. 2, no. 6, 1868

The Soldiers’ and sailors’ half dime magazine (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536972]

Independence Seaport Museum

Philadelphia Maritime Exchange Collection

p. 1, Arrivals Foreign and Coastwise, Volume 1, April 1, 1875 – October 12, 1875

Series 1: Volumes containing information on Arrivals and Clearances (v.1 and v.3 added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544340]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544957]

Montgomery County Historical Society

National Defender (33 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Villanova Digital Collection

Commencement

Villanova Commencement Programs (19 programs added, 1901-1919)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:523674]

Yearbooks

[2] p., Belle Air

Belle Air, 1948
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:544052]


Content Roundup – mid-December 2018

Front cover, Tiger Tom, the Texan terror / by Oll Coomes

In this year end issue of the Content Roundup, take a look at some of the newly digitized materials added to the collections. Highlights include more Dime Novels, more Story Paper issues, more issues of the National Defender newspaper from the 1870s, another Belle Air yearbook, and the final volume of a rare edition of the Bible ornamented with engravings. Enjoy your holiday but check back as more content will be arriving in the New Year!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

Tiger Tom, the Texan terror / by Oll Coomes
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543665]

Red Rattlesnake, the Pawnee : or, Life on the border / by Capt. Latham C. Carleton
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:540723]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 22, Saturday, June 1, 1907

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541321]

Chimney Corner (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536191]

The flag of our Union, v. XXII, no. 11, Saturday, March 16, 1867

Flag of Our Union (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:539405]

Golden Days : for Boys and Girls, v. I, no. 4, March 27, 1880

Golden Days (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543069]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XXIII, no. 1, January 1908

People’s Home Journal (7 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541341]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541369]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541904]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541932]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541960]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541988]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542012]

Historical Society of Montgomery County

National Defender, v. XVII, no. 19, Tuesday, December 17, 1872

National Defender (32 issues added from 1872-73)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:465299]

Joseph McGarrity

Newspapers

The Emerald : an illustrated literary journal, v. 2, no. 51, January 23, 1869

The Emerald (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541659]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541269]

“Colonel Michael Doheny, USA”, Supplement to the Irish Fireside, v.5, no. 121, October 14, 1885

Irish Fireside (10 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542168]

La Salle University Collection

[3] p.

Volume 4: New Testament, completes the set of The Holy Bible, ornamented with engravings by James Fittler from celebrated pictures of old masters
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/item/vudl:543163]

Villanova Digital Collection

Yearbooks

[3] p., Belle Air 1953

Belle Air 1953
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:532684]


Content Roundup – First Week – December 2018

Supplement to the Irish Fireside, July 29, 1885

Newly available this week are story paper issues – including more of the Irish-American “Emerald”, the Dublin published “Irish Fireside” – as well as more Dime Novels, three Belle Air yearbooks, all of the Villanova College commencement programs till 1900 and a smattering of other content!

A prince of swindlers / by Guy Boothby
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:536420]

Beadle’s Frontier Series (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541095]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXV, no. 21, Saturday, May 25, 1907

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541301]

Frank Leslie’s Chimney Corner, v. VIII, no. 187, December 26, 1868

Chimney Corner (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537054]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537773]

Flag of Our Union (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:538989]

Scholarship

John Regan biography (1 document added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541881]

Joseph McGarrity Collection

Newspapers

[363] p., The Emerald : an illustrated literary journal, v. 2, no. 48, January 9, 1869

The Emerald (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541249]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:541229]

Supplement to the Irish Fireside July 22, 1885

Irish Fireside (6 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542168]

Villanova Digital Collection

Commencement Programs: (all available programs 1850-1900)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:523674]

Yearbooks

Belle Air 1954
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:542797]

Belle Air 1960
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:537133]

[10] p., Belle Air 1962

Belle Air 1962
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:540336]

Undergraduate Theses

The Experience of Homelessness as it Relates to Human Dignity / Eliza Clark
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:543060]


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]


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