University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
This collection contains records of the Office of the Director of Yerkes Observatory, documenting the administrative history of the observatory and the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics from 1891-1946; the collection also contains editorial and administrative records of Astrophysical Journal. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence of the director from 1891-1946, during which time the position was held by George E. Hale, Edwin B. Frost, and Otto Struve. Typical correspondents included faculty, staff and students at Yerkes Observatory; university administrators; and scientists and organizations outside the university
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
This collection contains correspondence, departmental publications, organizational material and other administrative records of the Department of Geology, spanning the early 1920s through the early 1940s. The largest segment of the collection is a chronological correspondence file of Edson S. Bastin, who served as chair of the department from 1922 to 1944; much of this correspondence relates to administrative activities in the department. Also included is an alphabetical sequence of inquiries from prospective students, material used to organize field trips, correspondence of the Society of Economic Geologists, and other material documenting student work and administrative activities in the department
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
This collection contains administrative material related to the work of the Evaluation Committee of the Department of Geography, which issued its report on the department in 1975, as well as an assortment of departmental statistics, course material, publications, student information and cartographic material. Of particular interest is geographer and cartographer John Paul Goode's 1902 list of curriculum suggestions, Bernard J.S. Cahill's diagrams and discussion of the octahedral "butterfly map," and an evaluative committee's 1975 report highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the department
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
Purchased from the December 17, 2004, Christie's New York auction "Playboy at 50: Selections from the Archives," Playboy's Norman Mailer files date from 1962 to 1979 and document three separate exchanges between Mailer and Playboy
Virginia Commonwealth University - Cabell Library
The Alton D. Brashear Collection is primarily the information, documents and materials gathered together to write the history of the 45th General Hospital. This Army medical unit was staffed by faculty from the Medical College of Virginia during World War II. Brashear served as the Chief of Dental Services. The collection includes official papers, orders, personnel files and other documents relating to the initial training and operation of the hospital unit before and after its deployment to North Africa and Italy. The collection also includes notes and material gathered by Brashear to write the unit's history From Lee to Bari, including page proofs and photographic layouts along with donations from Betty Brown and Carrington Williams. The collection focuses on Brashear's activities encompassing his military service and his association with the 45th General Hospital. Information regarding his post war activities is rare and limited to his academic endeavors
Virginia Commonwealth University - Cabell Library
The collection focuses on Lyons' writings, articles, clippings, photographs, and awards covering his professional career and tenure as Dean of the School of Dentistry, Medical College of Virginia, 1948-1979. The body of the collection is his papers and addresses. Lyons professional work was in periodontology, which deals with diseases of the gums These papers focus on problems and solutions related to this specialty, improving dental education, professional ethics. The collection also chronicles his gifts to the University and donations to local organizations. The collection does not include information regarding Lyons private dental practice or the official record of the School of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University - Cabell Library
The Short Collection is comprised of his notes and diary detailing his 1972 visit to Hampden-Sydney College and a collection of publications by or about Dr. Short. The collection covers the years 1965 to 1976
Virginia Commonwealth University - Cabell Library
The collection includes correspondence, notes, clippings, various organizational minutes, reports and files, drafts of speeches, manuscripts and published materials dating from 1933 through 1993. The bulk of the collection dates from the late 1970s through the early 1990s and focuses on Mrs. McClenahan's involvement on issues of race, housing, historic preservation, and Richmond revitalization.The organizational records in the collection include material from many of Richmond's major civic organizations, including Planned Parenthood, the Richmond Better Housing Coalition, Richmond-On-The-James, Richmond Renaissance and the Richmond Urban Forum. The activities of other organizations are also represented to a lesser degree. The collection also contains material documenting Mrs. McClenahan's involvement in education, the arts and politics in Richmond and Virginia, in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and speeches she has given. Other material in the collection ranges from correspondence of ... Read More
Virginia Commonwealth University - Cabell Library
The collection includes minutes, correspondence, committee reports and other materials. The date range of these archives spans the years 1906 to 1947. The minutes are from the years 1906 to 1909, 1911 to 1927, 1935 to 1941, 1943, and 1947. There are minutes missing from each of the above years
Virginia Commonwealth University - Cabell Library
The bulk of the collection includes correspondence in the form of letters, mail art, and poetry to and from Davi Det Hompson from 1969 through 1988. The inclusion of typed copies of letters from Hompson adds a dimension of exchange to the correspondences in the collection. Notable exchanges are documented between Davi Det Hompson and artists, Anna Banana, Fletcher Copp, David Sucec, and Alice Aycock; and poets, Madeline Gins, Lyn Hejinian, Richard Craven, and Dick Higgins. The content of the correspondences focuses on Hompson's ideas about art, collaborative efforts, exhibitions and other projects. The collection also includes announcements for art shows along with newsletters and fanzines produced by art groups such as General Idea and W.O.R.K.S. Four folders are dedicated to an exhibition of mail art and performance art held at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1973 titled International Cyclopedia of Plans and Occurrences. The exhibition was curated by Davi Det Hompson and ... Read More