University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Scope and Content California Cornerstones is a selection of images from various collections in The Bancroft Library. The images have been organized by provenance; that is, they have been grouped around the individual or corporate body that created or collected the materials. Most come from collections of photographs, such as the William C. Barry Collection or the Frank B. Rodolph Collection. Some come from collections made up primarily of textual records. These, like the Henry J. Kaiser papers or the Sierra Club records, are large collections that include, in addition to photographs, materials such as correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, diaries, and published pamphlets. A number of the oldest images have been reproduced from illustrations in published books, such as Georg von Langsdorff's Observations on a journey around the world, an account of an exploring expedition that visited the California coast in 1806. One particularly important source has been the Robert Honeyman ... Read More
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Scope and Content The Henry J. Kaiser Pictorial Collection contains more than 75,000 items, including photographic prints, albums, and glass and film negatives. The collection dates from circa 1930 to circa 1976. The bulk of the collection, like the manuscript collection, dates from after World War II, by which time the affiliated Kaiser companies were producing an amazing array of building materials, including steel, cement, aluminum, and gypsum; beginning engineering projects all over the world; and, building affordable housing and consumer goods, such as Kaiser-Frazer cars, Willys Jeeps, and even dishwashers. The collection has been divided into 75 subject-based collections represented by the call number range BANC PIC 1983.001-.075. Subjects include the Hoover, Parker, Bonneville, Grand Coulee, and Shasta Dams; the Kaiser shipyards in Richmond, California, including its products, workers and workers' housing conditions; the Kaiser-Frazer, Kaiser Steel, Kaiser Hospitals, and other ... Read More
University of California, Berkeley - Bancroft Library
Chiefly photographs documenting the San Francisco Bay Area urban Indian community and related organizations, events and activities, with an emphasis on the Intertribal Friendship House (I.F.H.) of Oakland. Majority of collection depicts I.F.H. administration, social activities, cultural events, education efforts, public outreach, activism and other functions.
Syracuse University - Special Collections Research Center and University Archives
Papers of the American publishing company, specializing in popular literature. Collection includes internal records, manuscripts, radio scripts, books and periodicals of the publishing company. Radio scripts include material for Doc Savage, Chick Carter-Boy Detective, Nick Carter and The Shadow.
Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Records of an international exposition held in Portland, Oregon, in 1905. Includes extensive correspondence files covering all aspects of the fair from its inception to its demolition; contracts, financial records, drawings, printed matter, and pictorial works. Also includes correspondence of exposition officers Henry E. Dosch, Frank Vincent DuMond, Henry W. Goode, Henry E. Reed, and John Wakefield, among others.
Emory University - Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Collection
Papers of William Levi Dawson, African American composer, conductor, and educator from Anniston, Alabama, including correspondence, original scores of Dawson's works, personal and family papers, photographs, audio visual materials, and printed material.
New York Public Library
This series consists primarily of scripts for the plays, musicals, and other works produced, co-produced, or sponsored by the New York Shakespeare Festival from 1972 until 1992. A few earlier texts, searchable by title, are represented as well.
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
Amos Alonzo Stagg was first Athletic Director and football coach for the University of Chicago from 1892-1933 and football coach for the College of the Pacific from 1933-1946. He was a national figure, leader and innovator in the development of intercollegiate sports, football, the Olympics and amateur athletics. The Amos Alonzo Stagg Papers consists of correspondence, personal papers, scrapbooks, notebooks, reports, newspaper clippings, photo albums, books and professional and scholastic ephemera that span Stagg
Hagley Museum and Library - Manuscripts and Archives Department
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). This collection of more than 1250 discrete photographs depicts the landscape and buildings at or near the company's explosives manufacturing plants along Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware. Approximately 900 images depict powder yard sites, including the DuPont Experimental Station, either during the mills' final decades of operation or prior to, during, and after excavation and restoration work on the site in the 1950s and 1960s. Most of the remaining images depict the worker communities which surrounded the powder yards.
Columbia University - Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The Morningside Area Alliance is an organization working for community improvement on behalf of its member institutions in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City. The organization was founded as Morningside Heights Inc. in 1947 through joint action of fourteen Morningside Institutions--Columbia University, St. Luke's Hospital, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Teacher's College, Barnard College, Corpus Christi Church, Home for Old Men and Aged Couples, International House, Jewish Theological Seminary, Juilliard School of Music, St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's School, The Riverside Church, Union Theological Seminary, and the Women's Hospital of St. Luke's Center--with the expressed purpose of "[promoting] the improvement of Morningside Heights as an attractive, residential, educational, and cultural area." The collection includes much, if not all, of the material that was created by the organization as part of its daily business from 1947 to 1992, when the materials ... Read More