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Found in 599 Collections and/or Records:

Abbey Theatre playbills and related materials

Identifier: MSS 0475

The Abbey Theatre collection comprises playbills and a small number of additional items for productions of the Abbey Theatre, established during 1904 in Dublin as a venue for Irish playwrights.

Dates: 1907-1955, 1994

Thurman Adams, Jr., papers

Identifier: MSS 0619

Democratic Senator Thurman Adams, Jr., (1928-2009) was the longest-serving senator in the history of the Delaware General Assembly. Adams was also the president of T.G. Adams & Sons, Inc., an agricultural feed and grain business in Bridgeville, Delaware. The Thurman Adams, Jr., papers chronicle the personal and professional life of the longest-serving senator (a Democrat from the 19th District) in the history of the Delaware General Assembly.

Dates: 1939-2012; Majority of material found within 1960-2009

Albertson family papers

Identifier: MSS 0255
Abstract The Albertson family papers consist of 1.2 linear feet of material related to this Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania family. The collection spans the dates 1774-1889, and the bulk of the material dates between 1800-1862. The collection includes a variety of correspondence, promissory notes, receipts, account books, ledgers, checks, composition books, reports, contracts, and notes. The collection provides a detailed description of the lives of the Albertson family, especially emphasizing the...
Dates: 1774-1880; Majority of material found within 1880-1862

Henry Mills Alden letters collection

Identifier: MSS 0636

American editor and author Henry Mills Alden (1836-1919) served as editor of Harper's Magazine for 50 years from 1869 to 1919. The collection consists of 45 items dating between 1860 and 1949, with the majority comprising letters to Alden from contemporary literary figures between 1860 and 1908.

Dates: 1860-1949; Majority of material found within 1860-1908

Henry Mills Alden papers

Identifier: MSS 0197
Abstract Henry Mills Alden, American writer and editor for 50 years of Harper's Magazine and descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower fame, was born in Mount Tabor, Vermont, on 3 November 1836. The Henry Mills Alden papers consist of correspondence from various literary figures to American author and editor of Harper's Magazine, Henry Mills Alden, as well as a photograph of William Sharp. The letters deal with both personal and business matters. Many of them...
Dates: 1862-1907

Alexander Wilson papers

Identifier: MSS 0388
Abstract The personal and business papers of Alexander Wilson, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery just below Newark in Pencader Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, include letters, envelopes, brochures, receipts, checks, and ephemera. As a successful businessman in New Castle County, Delaware, Wilson was involved in county government. From evidence in the collection, Wilson was a Trustee of the Poor (1877), Secretary of School District 54, New Castle County (1875), and a commissioner of the...
Dates: 1852-1890

Allan P. Colburn notebooks

Identifier: MSS 0621

The Allan P. Colburn notebooks document the education of Allan P. Colburn (1904-1955), a prominent researcher in the field of chemistry and former University of Delaware provost and coordinator of scientific research. The bulk of the material, covering the period of 1924 to 1929, consists of lecture notes and related materials for various chemistry and engineering classes Colburn took at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dates: 1924-1947; Majority of material found within 1924-1929

Charles Allmond papers

Identifier: MSS 0673

The papers of Delaware artist Charles Allmond (1931-2019) document over three decades (1981-2013) of his prolific career. The collection comprises 3 linear feet and oversize removals that include drawings, designs, slides, sculptures, as well as files of correspondence and documentation for exhibitions in which his work was included.

Dates: 1982-2013

American and English poetry readings fliers, posters, and cards

Identifier: MSS 0878

This collection of American and English poetry readings fliers, posters, and cards comprises promotional ephemera documenting live poetry events in America and England. The collection contains posters, fliers, postcards, calendars, newsletters, programs and other printed and hand-drawn ephemera documenting the activities of poets, live performance venues, and literary networks largely associated with the California and New York experimental poetry scenes.

Dates: 1951-2011; Majority of material found within 1965-1998

American Association of University Women Delaware Division records

Identifier: MSS 0529

The American Association of University Women Delaware Division records reflect the history, structure, public policies, and programs of this group, and its relationship to the state branches and national organization of AAUW. AAUW's mission is to advance equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, research, and philanthropy.

Dates: 1922-2010

American Association of University Women Mill Creek Hundred Branch (Del.) records

Identifier: MSS 0531

The American Association of University Women Mill Creek Hundred Branch (Del.) records reflect the organizational structure and detail the social, intellectual, and civic life of this women's group, which was formed to support the AAUW mission to advance equity for women and girls through education, advocacy, and research. The records span the extant dates of the branch, 1972-2002.

Dates: 1972-2002

American-Moninger architectural drawings of greenhouses and conservatories

Identifier: MSS 0366
Abstract The American-Moninger Greenhouse Manufacturing Corp. was based in Brooklyn, New York, designing and manufacturing greenhouses, solariums, show houses, workrooms, and conservatories for clients around the United States. The collection contains 51 drawings which span the period 1936-1958, and includes perspectives, floor plans, elevations, cross sections, and details, all sketched in graphite. The collection provides some useful information regarding American-Moninger's clients, for their...
Dates: 1936-1958

American propaganda collection

Identifier: MSS 0254

Collection of publications representing issues from the political right in the United States during the 1950s.

Dates: 1924-1962; Majority of material found within 1950-1959

John Anderson papers

Identifier: MSS 0312

The John Anderson papers contains materials relating to twentieth century American book designer, typographer and printer John Anderson.

Dates: 1948-1994; Majority of material found within 1978-1994

Andrew Clow & Co. papers

Identifier: MSS 0242
Abstract Andrew Clow and David Cay were the principal partners of Andrew Clow & Co., an importing/exporting firm based in Philadelphia. The firm owned several ships which traded goods in England, France, Spain, the Bahamas, and ports in the Eastern United States. While the main business of the firm was in trading textile goods, it also shipped other goods, including sugar and grain. The collection contains business correspondence of Andrew Clow & Co., concerning orders and shipments of goods...
Dates: 1783-1814

Archive of the Angelica and Amity Presses

Identifier: MSS 0447

The archive of the Angelica and Amity Presses documents the products, operations, and distribution projects of the presses, as well as aspects of the personal relationship between founders Dennis and Marilyn Grastorf.

Dates: 1967-1983; Majority of material found within 1974-1979

Anne Thackeray Ritchie biographical introductions to the complete works of William Makepeace Thackeray

Identifier: MSS 0371
Abstract One of the most prolific and beloved novelists of the Victorian Era, William Makepeace Thackeray was born in Alipur, India, on July 18, 1811. Many of his early experiences in India and later in boarding school found their way into several of his popular works, including Vanity Fair and The Newcomes. Though best known as the daughter of one of the greatest novelists of the Victorian Era, Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie was a successful writer in her own right. e is the author of eight novel...
Dates: 1897-1899

Samuel Antupit papers related to printing

Identifier: MSS 1068
Abstract Samuel N. Antupit (1932-2003) was an American graphic designer, printer, publisher, and magazine art director. In 1960, he founded Cycling Frog Press, a private letterpress print shop in Pound Ridge, New York, that produced illustrated books, chapbooks, and ephemera. He also founded Subsistence Press and CommonPlace Publishing. The Samuel N. Antupit papers related to printing consist of samples of his work, production materials for printing projects, photographs, and correspondence related...
Dates: 1938-2003

Archaeological Society of Delaware records

Identifier: MSS 0578

This collection contains the administrative and organizational records for the incorporated educational group, the Archaeological Society of Delaware. The materials span the length of the organization's existence from 1933 to the present.

Dates: 1933-2011

Archive of The Park 1

Identifier: MSS 0396

The thirty-one items in the Archive of The Park 1 were collected by editor Andrew Crozier in the process of publishing the first issue of The Wivenhoe Park Review under its new title, The Park.

Dates: 1967–1968

Archives of Georgetown, Delaware, businesses

Identifier: MSS 0480

The Archives of Georgetown, Delaware, businesses is the gift of Milt Chaski, Jr., who acquired the material in one "odd lot" at an auction sale. The collection consists primarily of materials related to three prominent businesses that were active in Georgetown, Delaware, at the turn of and into the mid-twentieth century: J.W. Blizzard, Layton & Layton, and the Georgetown Gas Company.

Dates: 1893-1991; Majority of material found within 1919-1927

Roxana Cannon Arsht papers

Identifier: MSS 0526
Scope and Contents The Roxana Arsht Papers consist of materials spanning the dates 1910-2002. The collection comprises personal and professional papers, as well as Cannon family papers. Travel files contain books, pamphlets, brochures, photographs, clippings, newspapers, itineraries, maps, notes, postcards and ephemera collected during her travels to Bermuda, the Caribbean, USSR, South America, Portugal, Spain, Egypt, Africa, Mexico, England, Scotland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Canada, France, Germany,...
Dates: 1910-2002

Ashhurst family papers

Identifier: MSS 0549

Personal and business papers of three generations of the Philadelphia-based Ashhurst family, including Richard Ashhurst (1784-1861); sons John Ashhurst (1809-1892) and Lewis Richard Ashhurst (1806-1874), partners with their father in the drygoods firm Richard Ashhurst & Sons; as well as the legal papers of Richard L. Ashhurst (1838-1911?).

Dates: 1818-1909

William S. Auchincloss scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 0420
Abstract This one-volume scrapbook, with contents spanning 1862- 1892, includes correspondence, maps, tickets, papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, advertisements, and drawings; and was largely assembled from the professional activities of William S. Auchincloss. Evidence within the scrapbook points to the wide range of interests that captured the attention of Auchincloss, a civil and mechanical engineer, originally from New York who later resided in Wilmington, Delaware, and in...
Dates: 1862-1892

Beverly Axelrod papers

Identifier: MSS 0884

Beverly Axelrod was a San Francisco-based lawyer heavily involved in civil rights and social justice movements and organizations in the 1950s and 1960s, both as an attorney and as an activist. Her papers consist of correspondence, legal files, organization documentation, activist literature, and other material relating to her life and career. A large portion of the collection documents Axelrod's relationship with writer and activist Eldridge Cleaver.

Dates: 1935-2009; Majority of material found within 1953-2003