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Paul S. Burtness and Warren U. Ober were both professors at Northern Illinois University when they began researching the events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor and the war in the Pacific. The collection includes correspondence with prominent members of the U.S. Forces during World War II, as well as published articles that came out of the research.
The fonds consists of autographs collected by Eugene Ferrin Clark, correspondence soliciting autographs, and autographed photographs. Mr. Clark may have worked or taught at Yale as his return address is Mason Laboratory, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Autographs include Granville Barker and Chauncy Brewster Tinker among others. Photographs include Nazimova and Henry Irving, Anton Lang and Guido Mayr.
The Sol Eisen Collection of Canadiana is a collection of 179 rare, and in some cases, previously unrecorded, books, pamphlets, and printed ephemera from Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada. The book collection is complemented by the archival collection which consists of four files donated as part of the Sol Eisen collection of Canadiana. These items include a ms. of Mexican plays, a music manuscript, a receipt for work completed by a slave on chain gang, and materials related to the life of Frederic William Wile.
Joseph Jefferson was born in Philadelphia Feb. 20, 1829. He was educated at home, received an M.A. at Yale and at Harvard. He was an actor, was also known for his paintings and wrote his autobiography. The fonds consists of one undated typescript (transcript?) letter to J. Jefferson from a slave in Louisiana and one undated photograph of Joseph Jefferson.
Stanley Karl Johannesen is an author, writer, and Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Waterloo, where he taught from 1969 until his retirement in 2004. The fonds includes correspondence, course materials created as a professor at the University of Waterloo and as a continuing education lecturer at Laurier University, juvenilia, and a variety of published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction works.
A collection of 19th century American photographs. There are 169 items, consisting of 115 carte-de-visites, 40 cabinet portraits, 2 albums, 11 miscellaneous photographs and 1 envelope of miscellaneous business and greeting cards.