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Overview The George Ade collection contains typed letters of George Ade to readers of his fables and plays. Many of the letters respond to readers' comments about his work. Also included is a brief commencement speech and a photograph of Ade.
Overview 57 photographs, a scrapbook, and biographical material of Katherine Maria Agard (later Katherine Meacham) (1877-1958), primarily relating to her teaching work at the Lincoln Normal School of Marion, Alabama, between 1899 and 1903. The photographs and scrapbook document student life, classes, teachers, and buildings; scenes of rural African American life; and Agard's travels and personal life.
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Scope and Contents One hundred and one different issues of the mimeographed weekly bulletin, typically two pages each. The bulletins discuss ACLU involvement in cases ranging from WWII conscientious objectors and Japanese internees to civil rights cases (including offers of monetary rewards for the identification of lynchers, and opposition to segregation in unions), an obscentiy case (the novel "Forever Amber"), labor organizing, and Native American voting rights. Later issues discuss the defense of freedom of...
Dates: 1939 - 1947
Scope and Contents The American Manuscripts collection collates individual manuscripts, typescripts, and other handwritten and typed documents created in America or by American authors and later acquired by the Chapin Library. Acquisition information, where known, is listed at the item level.
Dates: 1660 - 2004
Dates: 1865 - 1901
Overview Correspondence, publications, and ephemera of Swiss poet, essayist, and professor Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881).
Dates: 1810 - 1927
Scope and Contents The C.D. Arnold Photographs of the Chicago World's Fair collection contains commercially-produced mounted prints of the World's Columbian Exhibition of 1893, commonly called the Chicago World's Fair. Formal images produced for visitors to purchase, the photographs depict buildings and grounds rather than specific exhibits or visitors to the exhibitions. Fair regulations strictly restricted visitors' ability to take their own pictures, charging high fees for permission to photograph the grounds...
Overview Correspondence, financial accounts, inventories, and other business papers of the Austin family of Catskill, New York. The bulk of the material, dating from circa 1820-1840, relates to the Hope Mill paper manufacturing business which was headed Abner Austin (1771-1848), including correspondence from rag men, mould makers, paper merchants, collection agents, and family members. A few items document the Austin family's fruit farming business in the last quarter of the 19th century.
Scope and Contents The Chapin Library administers an important collection of paintings, drawings, and other materials by the distinguished British illustrator Pauline Diana Baynes (1922–2008). Although Pauline Baynes sold or gave away most of her original art for Lewis and Tolkien, hundreds of her illustrations for those and other authors survive in her archive, as well as printed versions in books and magazines, late “visionary” paintings, and unpublished work such as designs for Aesop’s fables and the Koran....
Scope and Contents The John Bramblett Beall letters consists of seventeen letters written by Beall, a Confederate soldier, from September 19, 1861 to June 16, 1862. The letters were sent from various camps of the 19th Georgia Infantry Regiment as it moved through Virginia during the American Civil War. They are addressed to Beall’s mother; an unnamed niece; and his cousin and wife Mary J. Merrell. The letters discuss Beall’s life while serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He writes about his love...
Dates: 1861 - 1862