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A Pleasant Excursion or a Trip to Niagara manuscript -- 1825 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This slim volume contains a partial account of a trip from New York City to Niagara Falls in August 1825, with entries cutting off abruptly at Lockport, New York. The currently unidentified writer traveled on the incomplete Erie Canal aboard the safety barge Lady Clinton and by road on the last leg of their journey. The author included descriptions of scenery, geographic features, towns, and canal systems they passed. Within the volume are calligraphic headings, pressed leaves, and a color illustration of two birds and flowers.
A Week Among the Mosquitoes photograph album -- 1896 Creator: Joy, Verne E., 1876-1964
Extent: 1 Volume
Abstract: A Week Among the Mosquitoes photograph album (16 x 10.5 cm) contains snapshots from a July 1896 camping trip on the White River near Mt. Carmel, Indiana.
William Abbatt collection -- 1927-1931 Creator: Abbatt, William, 1851-1935
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The William Abbatt collection contains correspondence related to Abbatt's authorial and editorial work about the American Revolution.
Abbot family papers -- 1887-1905 Creator: Abbot, Charles W.
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Abbot family papers consist of letters written to Charles Abbot from his wife and family members in Warren, Rhode Island, describing their lives and the development of Abbot's daughter, Grace.
Abbott family papers -- 1881-1922 (bulk 1912-1922) Creator: Abbott, Tracy
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Abbott family papers consist primarily of the correspondence of Bessie Abbott, an aspiring singer and stage performer, written to her family during the early 20th century.
John Stevens Cabot Abbott autograph book -- 1851-1860 (bulk 1851-1853) Creator: Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot), 1805-1877
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The John Stevens Cabot Abbott autograph book contains short notes and autographs from Abbott's acquaintances, particularly from Brunswick, Maine.
Garret Abeel papers -- 1792-1827 Creator: Abeel, Garret Byvanck, 1767-1829
Extent: 259 items
Abstract: The Garret Abeel papers are made up of the correspondence and business papers of New York City iron merchant Garret Byvanck Abeel and the firms G. B. & J. Abeel and Abeel & Dunscomb.
Robert B. Ackerburg correspondence -- 1945-1946 (bulk 1946) Creator: Rochford, Suzanne (Suki), 1926-2008
Extent: 32 items
Abstract: The Robert B. Ackerburg correspondence consists of a series of letters Ackerburg wrote to his friend, Suki Rochford, during his time in the merchant marine immediately following the Second World War.
Actors and Actresses photograph albums -- 1880-[1890s] Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: This collection is made up of three albums with cabinet card photographs of prominent actors and actresses from the late 19th century, often in costume.
Andrew Adams papers -- 1763-1797 Creator: Adams, Andrew, 1736-1797
Extent: 45 items
Abstract: The Andrew Adams papers consist primarily of letters addressed to Adams, an attorney and politician, by his legal clients and colleagues.
Charles Everett Adams diaries -- 1874-1940 Creator: Adams, Charles Everett, b. 1863
Extent: 39 items (2.25 linear feet)
Abstract: The Adams collection consists of 25 diaries kept by Charles Everett Adams, M.D., describing his life from age 11 to age 77. The diaries provide details about his family, education, employment, interests, and activities, including medical school, gymnastics, forestry, and the impact of the automobile, phonograph, and radio on family life in the 1920s.
Samson Adams papers -- 1767-1794 Creator: Adams, Samson, d.1792
Extent: 108 items
Abstract: The Samson Adams papers are the estate and business documents of Adams, a free African American man living and working in Trenton, New Jersey in the late 18th century. Adams worked as a carpenter and laborer, and produced and traded in a variety of items, including soap, milk, corn, and construction materials.
Henry Addison papers -- 1776-1784 Creator: Boucher, Jonathan, 1738-1804.
Extent: 39 items
Abstract: The Henry Addison papers contain correspondence from Addison during his time as a loyalist exile in England during the Revolutionary War.
Adirondack Region photograph albums -- [ca. 1895] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract: These photograph albums contain pictures of scenery, people, and buildings in the Adirondack Region of northern New York and in Washington, D.C.
John Adlum papers -- 1794-1808 Creator: Adlum, John, 1759-1836
Extent: 16 letters, 9 volumes, and 1 publication
Abstract: The Schoff Revolutionary War Collection contains the papers of John Adlum, private in the Revolutionary War, Major in the Provisional Army, Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania Militia, surveyor, and viticulturalist. The collection includes 16 items written between 1773 and 1784, and 2 drafts of his memoirs, 1773-1784.
Edward Adolphus correspondence -- 1842-1843 Creator: Adolphus, Edward
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The Edward Adolphus correspondence contains seven letters and a receipt pertaining to commercial interests in New York and Boston in 1842 and 1843.
African American History collection -- 1729-1970 (bulk 1800-1865) Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 0.75 lin. ft.
Abstract: The African American History collection is a miscellaneous collection of single items relating to slavery, abolition movements, and various aspects of African American life between 1729 and 1970.
Marcus Ahlenfeld papers -- 1825-1876 Creator: Ahlenfeld, Marcus, d. 1854
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Marcus Ahlenfeld papers contain correspondence, documents, notes, and other material related to Ahlenfeld's medical education in Germany and to his medical practice in the United States.
James Akin collection -- 1805 Creator: Akin, James, ca. 1773-1846
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The James Akin collection contains four items related to an engraving made by him in 1805. The material includes two personal letters and two testimonies.
Alaska and Yellowstone photograph album -- [ca. 1888] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains photographs of scenery in Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and the Yosemite Valley in the late 19th century. Several photographs feature tourists or members of the photographer's traveling party, and others were taken onboard the steamer Queen.
Alaska collection -- 1889-1895 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 3 letters
Abstract: The Alaska collection consists of three letters written by an Alaskan fisherman to his brother describing life in Alaska during the late 19th century.
Alaska Gold Rush photograph album -- 1898-1902 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Alaska Gold Rush photograph album contains approximately 300 photographic prints. Most photographs show scenery, people, and settlements in Alaska around the turn of the 20th century, as well as a small group of scenes from San Francisco, California.
Isaiah L. Alden diary -- 1867-1869 Creator: Alden, I. L. (Isaiah Leavitt), 1846-1886
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Isaiah L. Alden diary contains the reflections of a medical student and doctor in Michigan and Maine from 1867-1869. Alden provided detailed, near daily accounts of his studies at the University of Michigan and at the Medical School of Maine (now the School of Medicine at Bowdoin College), and described his work at the U. S. Marine Hospital in Portland, Maine.
Gideon Aldrich collection -- 1849-1855 (bulk 1850-1852) Creator: Aldrich, Gideon Mowry, b. 1834
Extent: 71 items
Abstract: The Gideon Aldrich collection contains material related to Aldrich's time at the Friends' Boarding School in Providence, Rhode Island, in the early 1850s, the bulk of which consists of his incoming correspondence from family and friends.
Levi Aldrich scrapbook -- 1841-1849 Creator: Aldrich, Levi, 1815-1853
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: This "Scrapbook bound by L. A." contains handwritten final drafts of editorial pieces written by Dr. Levi Aldrich of Shrewsbury, Vermont, as well as several clippings and copies of poems by other authors. The writings occupy 57 of 59 numbered pages in a lengthier blank book. The majority are final drafts of written pieces for The Universalist Watchman (Montpelier, Vermont) and The Rutland Herald (Rutland, Vermont), and other publications. He contributed obituaries, essays on faith, articles on medicine, and editorials on society and technology.
Alexander family papers -- [1863]-1969 (bulk 1894-1927) Creator: Alexander family
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Alexander family papers document the family, life, and early career of pianist Margaret June Alexander (also known as Vonya Alexandre) throughout the early 1900s. The collection is made up of two journals kept by her mother, Myrilla M. Anderson, plus letters, writings, artwork, family photographs, printed programs, sheet music, and other materials related to this Decatur County and Indianapolis, Indiana, family.
Jeanette Alexander papers -- 1931-1945 (bulk 1942-1945) Creator: Alexander, Jeanette
Extent: 66 items
Abstract: The Jeanette Alexander papers consist primarily of incoming correspondence from several friends and family members, including correspondence from her son, Earl Alexander, Jr., and his girlfriend Dolores regarding his service in the United States Army Air Forces.
Lucien Alexander papers -- 1901-1913 Creator: Alexander, Lucien Hugh, 1866-1926
Extent: 80 items
Abstract: The collection contains professional papers of Lucien Alexander, a Pennsylvania lawyer and early advocate for standards in law school and bar admissions.
Algae from Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, Florida -- [ca. 1864?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This album contains pressed algae specimens and a photograph of Fort Jefferson, Florida. Possibly compiled and owned by someone named Stuart.
Russell A. Alger family papers -- 1842-1975 (bulk 1863-1865, 1888-1945) Creator: Alger family
Extent: 12.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Russell A. Alger family papers contain personal and professional correspondence of Alger, who served as governor of Michigan (1885-1887), United States Secretary of War (1897-1899), and United States Senator (1902-1907). The collection also includes military correspondence related to the Spanish-American War, materials from a distant branch of the Alger family in Ohio and Missouri, and letters related to United States Representative Bruce Alger's experiences in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War.
Allaire papers -- 1762-1873 (bulk 1782-1831) Creator: Allaire family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Allaire papers contain business correspondence, legal documents, and financial documents related to New York City resident Peter Alexander Allaire and his children, Calicia Allaire Wood and George Young Allaire. The collection also includes an anonymous account book from the 1830s, possibly kept by Pennsylvania merchant Thomas Wood.
Allaire-Gibbons papers -- 1822-1963 (bulk 1822-1856) Creator: Allaire, James Peter, 1785-1858 and Gibbons, William, 1794-1852
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: The Allaire-Gibbons papers contain letters, receipts, and other material related to the early steamboat industry and, more specifically, to the 19th-century business affairs of James P. Allaire, Thomas Gibbons, and William Gibbons.
Shadrach Allard papers -- 1845-1865 (bulk 1853-1858) Creator: Allard, Shadrach
Extent: 29 items
Abstract: The Shadrach Allard papers consist primarily of business correspondence addressed to Allard by Henry Charlesworth, regarding their business carving gravestones and memorial markers. Additionally, the collection contains a receipt book kept by Allard during the late 1840s.
Allen family papers -- 1814-1893 Creator: Allen family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Allen family papers contain personal correspondence of the family of Northborough, Massachusetts, preacher John Allen. Allen and his sons, Joseph Henry Allen, Thomas Prentiss Allen, and William Francis Allen, often discussed antebellum politics and other matters, including slavery and abolition.
Allen family photograph album -- [ca. 1875]-1894 Creator: Allen, Eben, 1844-1914
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Allen family photograph album contains carte-de-visite and tintype portraits of various individuals, including members of the Allen family of Mayville, Michigan.
Abigail Allen family papers -- 1829-1838 (bulk 1837) Creator: Allen, Abigail M.
Extent: 8 items
Abstract: The Abigail Allen family papers contain seven letters written to Allen by various family members, who discussed the economic impact of the Panic of 1837, 19th-century education, and social news from New Haven, Connecticut.
Hosea Allen and Rodman Palmer collection -- 1857-1870 Creator: Palmer, Rodman
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence and financial documents between Rodman Palmer, surveyor and land agent, and Hosea Allen concerning land in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, granted to Ann Meech Williams (1776-1857), Hosea Allen's mother-in-law, as a land bounty which was part of her widow's pension granted on the basis of husband David William's (1748-1835) Revolutionary War military service. Allen was Williams' executor who handled both of her military pension claims--the other was based on the service of her first husband, Timothy Meech (1741-1825).
Job and Betsey Allen letters -- 1814-1835 Creator: DeCamp, Charles F. and Brown, Anson
Extent: 4 letters
Abstract: The Job and Betsey Allen papers consist of 4 letters the couple wrote to Job's brothers-in-law in Morris County, New Jersey, from their home in Fredericktown, Ohio. The couple described life on their farm.
William S. Allen letters -- 1869 Creator: Olmstead, Fannie
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: The William S. Allen letters contain three letters written by Allen, a resident of Key West, Florida, describing the visit of his daughter, Sarah A. Allen, during the first months of 1869.
William Allinson journal -- 1802-1814 Creator: Allinson, William, 1766-1841
Extent: 276 pages
Abstract: The Allinson journal documents Allinson's thoughts on his spirituality and marriage as well as events within the New Jersey Quaker Church, including meetings with Native Americans.
Edwin H. Allison autobiography -- ca. 1882 Creator: Allison, Edwin Henry, 1847-1919
Extent: 277 pages
Abstract: This collection contains the autobiographical writings of Edwin H. Allison, a scout in the western United States who participated in the capture of The Gall and Sitting Bull.
Herman Alricks letters -- 1838-1839 Creator: Alricks, Herman, 1803-1874
Extent: 22 items
Abstract: The Herman Alricks letters consist of a selection of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania lawyer's incoming business correspondence, regarding several aspects of his legal practice.
John Alston autobiography -- 1789-1932 (bulk 1789, 1811) Creator: Alston, John, 1743-1818
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains autobiographical sketches composed by John Alston of Glasgow, Scotland, for his children in 1789 and 1811. A descendant later used the volume to record genealogical information about three additional generations of the Alston family.
Phillip Amberg letters -- 1872-1899 Creator: Chapin, Samuel and Chapin, Samuel, Jr.
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection is made up of 7 letters that Phillip Amberg wrote to Samuel Chapin and Samuel Chapin, Jr., of Oneida, New York, between 1872 and 1899. Amberg discussed aspects of his life in Chihuahua and Guadalajara, Mexico, including local customs, political tensions, and his finances and business concerns.
American Bible Society papers -- 1819-1855 (bulk 1828-1855) Creator: American Bible Society
Extent: 100 items
Abstract: This collection consists of American Bible Society reports from agents, often located in rural or frontier areas, and Bible distribution orders from affiliate Bible societies. These letters provide evidence of American Bible Society activity in Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, and Maine, and several letters provide the names and officers of local Bible societies.
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Prudential Committee minutes -- 1848-1892 Creator: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Prudential Committee
Extent: 49 items
Abstract: This collection contains handwritten minutes, many with revisions and excisions, for 49 meetings of the Prudential Committee of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions between 1848 and 1892. Written by multiple clerks, the minutes contain information on attendance, votes, resolutions, current and future missions, letters received, appointees, offers of service, reports from the field, salaries, grants, funding distribution, and other subjects.
American Home Missionary Society collection -- 1835-1851 Creator: American Home Missionary Society
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: This collection contains nine letters written between 1835 and 1851 to American Home Missionary Society Secretary John A. Murray and Associate Secretary Milton Badger. The primary topics are missionaries' efforts in western and central New York, their quarterly and annual reports, appointment approvals, and the requesting of funds for pastors' salaries.
American Presbyterian Shantung Mission photograph album -- ca. 1923-1928 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This photograph album contains 57 photographs of the Jinan Station of the American Presbyterian Shantung Mission from ca. 1923 to 1928. Much of the images show the Murray High School for Girls and its students.
American Red Cross, 91st Division death reports -- 1917-1931 (bulk 1919) Creator: American Red Cross
Extent: 41 items
Abstract: Colin V. Dyment, Lt. A.R.C., 91st Div. wrote these American Red Cross, 91st Division (World War I) death reports for the benefit of bereaved family members. Written in 1919 and with varying degrees of detail, they describe the circumstances of the deaths of men in the 91st Division - almost exclusively during the Meuse-Argonne and Belgian offensives, September-November, 1918.
American Science and Medicine collection -- 1702-1897 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: Approximately 150 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The American Science and Medicine collection consists of miscellaneous items that document various aspects of science and medicine in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries.
American Tour photograph album -- 1893 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The American Tour photograph album contains 96 Photographs of a tour taken of the United States and Canada, featuring the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago.
Fisher Ames collection -- 1783-1805 Creator: Diedrich, D. N. (Duane Norman)
Extent: 23 items
Abstract: This collection is mostly made up of letters written by United States politician Fisher Ames from the 1780s to early 1800s. He discussed political topics such as the first United States Congress, Congressional disagreements, sectarianism in Congress, the United States presidential election of 1796, and several prominent politicians. Two printed portraits of Ames are also included.
William N. Ames logbook -- 1832, 1838 (bulk 1838) Creator: Ames, William N., b. ca. 1811
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume largely consists of William N. Ames's logbook entries for the 369-ton whaleship Martha, Master Joseph Wheldon, January 14-March 25, 1838 (14 pages and fragments of pages). The Martha departed Hudson, New York, heading for the Indian Ocean with stops at Gough Island and Madagascar. The remainder of the volume is pages or fragments of pages for the ship Alexander Mansfield, 1832, including the poem "The Yankey Privatear" (4 pages); one letter fragment; and pages of additional accounting and poetry (9 pages).
Jeffery Amherst papers -- 1758-1764 Creator: Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Jeffery Amherst papers (763 items) consist of the correspondence, documents, and military orders of Jeffery Amherst, British commander-in-chief in North America from 1758-1763. Included are Amherst's letters to General Thomas Gage and the papers given to Gage with the transfer of authority in 1763.
Amherst, Massachusetts photograph album -- 1934 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Amherst, Massachusetts photograph album contains 13 photoprints taken in and around North Amherst, Mass., including images of churches, the post office, and parks. Also includes an image of the Amherst College campus and a photograph of a railroad bridge.
Thomas Amory collection -- 1709-1730 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 11 items
Abstract: The Thomas Amory collection is comprised of letters, legal documents, and financial records related to the sugar and wine merchant's business affairs throughout the early 1700s.
James C. Anderson letters -- 1850-1858 Creator: Miller, John G.
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: This collection contains 7 letters that James C. Anderson wrote to James G. Miller, a friend, after moving from Winchester, Virginia, to Washington, Louisiana, in the 1850s. Anderson discussed his journey from Winchester to Washington, and life in Louisiana.
Mark A. Anderson Collection of Post-Mortem Photography -- 1840s-1970s (bulk 1840s-1920s) Creator: Anderson, Mark A.
Extent: 962 items
Abstract: The Mark A. Anderson collection contains 956 photographs, ephemeral items, documents, manuscripts, printed items, and realia pertaining to the visual history of death and bereavement between the 1840s and the 1970s. Photographs make up the bulk of the collection.
Richard Clough Anderson papers -- 1821-1822 Creator: Anderson, Richard C. (Richard Clough), 1750-1826
Extent: 10 items
Abstract: The Richard Clough Anderson papers contain 10 letters from several veterans regarding land in central Ohio and northern Kentucky, granted to them by military warrants.
Wella and Pet Anderson Spirit Drawings Photograph Album -- 1879 Creator: Bundy, John C., 1841-1892
Extent: 26 photographs in 1 album
Abstract: The Wella and Pet Anderson spirit drawings photograph album contains 26 cabinet card photographs of pencil-drawn portraits of spirits of various historical figures made by a spiritualist couple in San Francisco, California in the early 1870s.
William H. Anderson family papers -- 1828-1887 (bulk 1852-1875) Creator: Anderson family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The William H. Anderson Family Papers are made up of 177 letters, one manuscript map, 28 printed items, two photographs, and other materials of this Londonderry, New Hampshire, and Lowell, Massachusetts family. William Anderson wrote around 150 letters to his family and friends while at primary school in Londonderry, New Hampshire; Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, New Hampshire; Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts; Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire; and Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut. Anderson's correspondence includes 12 descriptive letters home from the Sligo cotton plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, where he worked as a teacher from 1859 to 1860, with content on plantation life, the enslaved workers, cotton processing, and educational matters. The remainder of the collection is William Anderson's post-Civil War letters, written while a lawyer in Lowell, and letters of Anderson's aunts Annis Nesmith Davidson and Anna B. Davidson Anderson Holmes from Londonderry and Wyoming County, New York.
William Anderson papers -- 1941-1945 (bulk 1943-1945) Creator: Anderson, Esther
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The William Anderson papers contain correspondence written by Anderson while he served as a corporal in the United States Army during the Second World War. Anderson remained in the United States throughout the conflict, and spent most of his time in Pennsylvania performing clerical duties.
Dorothy Andrew letters -- 1944-1945 Creator: Andrew, Dorothy
Extent: 16 items
Abstract: The Dorothy Andrew letters consist of 16 letters addressed to her by five of her nephews during their military service in the European and Pacific theaters during the last year of the Second World War.
Andrews' Raid scrapbook and telegraph ledger -- 1885-1888 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Andrews' Raid scrapbook and telegraph ledger contains newspaper clippings dating from 1887 that recount the story of Andrews' Raid written by William Pittenger. Other clippings, almost all of which focus on the United States Army, are also included in the scrapbook. The majority of these clippings are glued onto the page, but some are loose. This scrapbook, whose compiler is unknown, was originally used as a telegraph ledger book for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and more than half of the volume still has these records visible.
James Henry Andrews collection -- 1862-1870 Creator: Andrews, James Henry, d. 1875
Extent: 3 volumes
Abstract: The James Henry Andrews collection is made up of three volumes, dating between 1862 and 1870, kept largely while Andrews attended Madison University (grad. 1868) and Hamilton Theological Seminary (grad. 1870). The volumes begin with 34 pages of minutes of The Senate of Brooklyn, a society in which the members donned the roles of U.S. Senators and debated current issues, such as the emancipation of slaves in Washington, D.C., and policies related to the Civil War. The minutes date from March to May 1862. The remainder of the volumes is comprised of original theological and religious poetry and writings by James Henry Andrews, 1866-1870, and Andrews’ extensive notes on Ebenezer Dodge’s theological lectures at Hamilton Theological Seminary, 1869-1870.
Joel W. Andrews, Meteorological Observations -- 1858-1868 Creator: Andrews, Joel Wicker, 1802-1869
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Joel W. Andrews of Albany, New York, compiled meteorological records in this volume from December 1858-December 1868. He recorded barometric readings, temperatures, and remarks about weather conditions.
Ann Arbor (Mich.) Merchant's account book -- 1833, 1849 (bulk 1849) Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains the double-entry bookkeeping records of a merchant based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1849. The unidentified merchant sold a variety of goods to customers in and around Ann Arbor, Pittsfield, Whitmore Lake, Webster, and Hamburg, Michigan.
Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger -- 1887-[1892] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Ann Arbor (Mich.) rent receipt ledger contains a landlord's financial records pertaining to domestic and commercial properties leased from 1887-1892.
Helen Curtis Annan journal -- 1840-1853 Creator: Annan, Helen Curtis
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This collection contains the journal of Helen Curtis Annan, which records notes on Presbyterian sermons and religious studies, as well as personal journal entries regarding the writer's travels and religious musings.
Karl Heinrich Anschütz papers -- 1852-1896 (bulk 1862-1863) Creator: Anschütz, Karl Heinrich, 1840-1863?
Extent: 18 items
Abstract: The Anschütz papers consists of family papers and letters written by Karl Heinrich Anschütz, a German-American, during his service with the 15th Michigan Infantry. The letters are in a mixture of English and German.
Ante papers -- 1941-1945 Creator: Ante, Betty Jacober, b. 1922 and Ante, Frank G., 1919-1973
Extent: 4 linear feet
Abstract: The Ante papers consist primarily of the World War II-era correspondence of 1st Lieutenant Frank G. Ante, written to Betty Jane Jacober, his sweetheart and, later, wife, throughout his time in the army.
George T. Anthony papers -- 1858-1890 Creator: Anthony, Benjamin
Extent: 64 items
Abstract: The George T. Anthony papers consist of letters written to his brother while serving in the Civil War and letters about postwar politics in Kansas, where Anthony held numerous political positions, including governor from 1877-1879.
William Anthony notebook -- 1851-1855 Creator: Anthony, William, 1829-1899
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This 111-page pocket notebook documents the studies and travels of William Anthony, a student at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1851 to 1855. The bulk of the entries are medical notes regarding patients Anthony encountered during his time at Jefferson.
Antigua collection -- 1719-1749 Creator: Sharpe, Joshua
Extent: 19 items
Abstract: The Antigua collection consists of miscellaneous official papers relating to the island of Antigua which appear to have come from the office of Joshua Sharpe, solicitor to the Privy Council from 1719 to 1749.
Aplin family papers -- 1859-1960 (bulk 1862-1865) Creator: Aplin family
Extent: 270 items (1 linear foot)
Abstract: The Aplin family papers consists mostly of letters to and from the three Aplin sons during their service in the Civil War.
Barbary Aplin, Cyphering Book -- 1803 Creator: Aplin, Barbary
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: Barbary Aplin's Cyphering Book contains examples and explanations of arithmetic operations, and genealogical information about the Applin, Sparks, and Coxe families of New Jersey.
Peter Aplin logbooks -- 1769-1778 Creator: Aplin, Peter, 1753–1817
Extent: 5 volumes
Abstract: The Peter Aplin logbooks document Aplin's voyages on the British Navy ships Savage, Niger, Prudent, Strombolo, and Roebuck. The books detail travel between England, the Mediterranean, Africa, and India, and describe participation in naval battles and blockades in Revolutionary-era North America.
Apollo 11 Moon Mission commentary -- 1969 Creator: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.)
Extent: 1 item
Abstract: This volume of typed commentary is a transcript of the audio between Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Mission Control in Houston, Texas, documenting the moon landing of Apollo 11 (July 20, 1969, 20:34 CDT to 22:31 CDT). Produced as a resource for reporters, it provides an in-depth look at the preparation for lunar landing and the initial moments on the Moon's surface.
Appalachian Mountain Club Photograph Album -- 1909-1916 Creator: Howe, Florrimon M., 1879-1941
Extent: approximately 270 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Appalachian Mountain Club photograph album contains approximately 270 photographs showing members of the Appalachian Mountain Club, including men, women, and occasionally children, in a variety of outdoor settings and activities.
Appleby family papers -- 1862-1902 (bulk 1864-1870) Creator: Appleby family
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection documents the social life of rural Pennsylvania immediately after the Civil War through the correspondence of Tom Appleby and Mattie McNeal Appleby before their marriage.
Appleton-Aiken family papers -- 1806-1934 Creator: Appleton family and Aiken family
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Appleton-Aiken papers contain letters and documents relating to the family of John Aiken and his wife Mary Appleton of Lowell and Andover, Massachusetts. The collection contains correspondence about textile mills at Lowell, collegiate education, and the development of the towns of Lowell and Andover, Massachusetts, and Brunswick, Maine. The family letters also include numberous personal references to Mary Aiken's sister, Jane Appleton, both before and after her marriage to the future 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce.
Ernest Appleyard papers -- 1916-1919 Creator: Appleyard family
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: The Ernest Appleyard papers primarily consist of letters written by Appleyard to his family during his time in Europe during the First World War. Appleyard served in France during World War I as part of the 10th Red Cross Ambulance Corps and in the 32nd and 10th Artillery Regiments of the French Foreign Legion.
George and Emilie Archer correspondence -- 1875-1906 Creator: Archer, George F.
Extent: 48 items
Abstract: The George and Emilie Archer correspondence contains personal correspondence addressed to George and his wife Emilie from family and friends. Many of the letters relate to a property dispute between George and two of his siblings.
Architecture Militaire -- [1700s?] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Architecture Militaire is a single manuscript volume that provides instructions for the construction of a fortified building in the shape of a star. The volume consists primarily of prose description, but also includes a series of 16 illustrative plates showcasing detailed architectural drawings.
Arithmetic Book collection -- ca. 1761-1821 Creator: William L. Clements Library
Extent: 9 volumes (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The Arithmetic book collection includes a number of manuscript workbooks from the late colonial period through the 1820s that were used by students studying arithmetic and geometry.
Arithmetic copybook -- [19th century] Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This arithmetic copybook was compiled by an anonymous student in the nineteenth century. It includes rules and examples for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as practical examples relating to money and weights and measures.
Arizona Photograph Album -- 1893-1902 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 70 photographs in 1 volume
Abstract: The Arizona photograph album contains 70 images taken by an unknown photographer showing scenes from Flagstaff, Arizona Territory, and the surrounding area.
Charles B. Armstrong diary -- 1877-1880 Creator: Armstrong, Charles B., d. 1886
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The Charles B. Armstrong diary details the religious aspects of a Methodist minister's daily life during the late 19th century.
Arnold family papers -- 1809-1826 Creator: Arnold family
Extent: 9 items
Abstract: The collection consists of various papers of the Arnold family including civilian commentary on the War of 1812.
Alfred C. and Cordelia Arnold papers -- 1862-1865 Creator: Arnold, Alfred C., 1836-1918 and Arnold, Cordelia S., 1841-1916
Extent: 26 items
Abstract: The Alfred C. and Cordelia Arnold papers consists of Civil War-era correspondence that provides an intimate glimpse into the relationship of a young Connecticut couple, separated by the war.
Dorothy T. Arnold collection -- 1904-1932 (bulk 1912-1919) Creator: Cogswell, Dorothy Treat Arnold, 1892-1984
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
Abstract: This collection is primarily made up of photographs, periodicals and clippings, and ephemera related to World War I. The materials pertain to the occupation of France and Belgium, peace efforts, and the American-British-French-Belgian Permanent Blind Relief War Fund, among other subjects.
Jared and Susannah Arnold papers -- 1799-1857 (bulk 1800-1851) Creator: Arnold family
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Abstract: The Jared and Susannah Arnold papers are a collection of letters, written primarily by family members, pertaining to business and family matters. Legal documents regarding shipping, deeds for ships, etc. are also included in the collection.
John Arnold log book -- 1855-1862 Creator: Arnold, John, 1818-1886
Extent: 102 pages (1 volume)
Abstract: This collection is a log book of Ship's Master John Arnold, which documents his time on three New York-based merchant ships: Elizabeth C. Felter from October 28, 1855-July 7, 1860; Daniel S. Williams, from September 15, 1860-November 30, 1860; and Le Roy from March 5, 1862-October 21, 1862. The first two ships traded rice, cotton, and coffee for northern goods such as timber and manufactured merchandise, while the Le Roy supplied the US Navy with provisions during the Civil War.
R. J. Arnold diary -- 1856 Creator: Arnold, R. J.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The R. J. Arnold diary (145 pages) chronicles a trip taken by Mrs. Arnold, her husband, her father, and a friend through northern New York to Canada, Michigan, and Illinois in the summer of 1856.
Aronson-Grant papers -- 1921-1934 Creator: Aronson, Pearl Goldblatt, b. 1905
Extent: 2 linear feet
Abstract: The Aronson-Grant papers contain correspondence, financial records, photographs, and ephemera related to Calvin Aronson and his wife, Pearl Goldblatt (later Grant) Aronson.
Art and Geography Teacher's Book -- Undated Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume, which may have belonged to a Scottish teacher, contains pencil drawings of everyday objects and notes related to instruction in art and geography.
Ashbaugh family papers -- 1873-1920 (bulk 1901-1911) Creator: Ashbaugh, E. E. (Enos) and Ashbaugh, Mary
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
Abstract: The Ashbaugh family papers consist of the incoming correspondence of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ashbaugh of Brown County, South Dakota, written primarily by their children and other family members in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. The letters provide detailed depictions of daily farming life near Sac City and Terril, Iowa, in the first decade of the 20th century.
At Peace Street photograph album -- 1900 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: The At Peace Street photograph album contains 14 photographs of upper middle class home and family in Providence, R.I. Possibly the home of Linwood O. Towne, who inscribed the volume to the Prescotts in 1900. Several images of family members reading and photographs featuring the family cat.
Semantha Atkeson papers -- [1856]-1861 Creator: Atkeson, Semantha Jane.
Extent: 5 items
Abstract: The Semantha Atkeson papers consist of three antebellum letters of a Buffalo, Virginia (now West Virginia), teenager. The fourth item is a journal excerpt describing in detail Atkeson's experiences during the opening stages of the Civil War, and the last item is a school essay written by Atkeson.
John Atkinson papers -- 1742-1876 (bulk 1812-1840) Creator: Atkinson, John, 1742-1823, Atkinson, George, and Atkinson family
Extent: 265 items
Abstract: This collection contains business and personal papers of John Atkinson and his family, with the bulk of the items documenting their postwar business ventures in commercial trade, land speculation, and investments in the Bellows Falls Canal Company. The letters also describe contemporary reactions of British merchants before, during, and after the Revolution; events in New York City during the War of 1812; and domestic and social situations of a prosperous nineteenth-century family.
Pearce Atkinson papers -- 1868-1903 (bulk 1879-1895) Creator: Atkinson, George W. P. and Atkinson, Pearce, 1868-1896
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: The Pearce Atkinson papers contain correspondence between Atkinson and his parents, written primarily in the 1890s. The majority of the letters date from his time at Lehigh University and early engineering career with the Union Pacific Railway. These letters include descriptions of his college life and later railroad work in the mountains of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Atlantic City Photograph Album -- 1914 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: approximately 90 photographs in 1 album.
Abstract: The Atlantic City photograph album contains approximately 90 photographs related to an unidentified couple and their daughter, Jane, during a trip to Atlantic City in April and May of 1914.
Edwin S. Atwood stable register -- 1910-1912 Creator: Edwin S. Atwood & Co.
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This register contains records for Edwin S. Atwood & Co., a stable that rented horses and vehicles to customers around Northeast Harbor, Maine, in the early 20th century.
Julia Atwood letters -- 1839-[1841] Creator: Atwood, Julia Tyler, b. 1822
Extent: 3 items
Abstract: This collection consists of three letters in which Connecticut women recounted events from their daily lives from 1839 to 1841. Of particular interest is a letter written by a young woman describing a lecture she attended, which featured speeches by Mary Gove Nichols, Jason Lee, and a Native American from the Pacific Northwest.
Stephen Atwood papers -- 1803-1853 Creator: Atwood, Stephen, 1784-ca. 1865
Extent: 7 items
Abstract: The Stephen Atwood papers contain correspondence and accounts regarding Atwood's sheep trading activities in Connecticut during the first half of the 19th century.
William L. Aughinbaugh journal -- 1862-1863 Creator: Aughinbaugh, William L.
Extent: 196 pages
Abstract: The William L. Aughinbaugh journal describes the Civil War experience of a Union soldier and his gradual loss of support for the war.
Augusta (Me.) woman's journal -- 1852-1853 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This journal contains entries about an unidentified woman's daily and weekly activities while living at the Cony Academy boarding house.
Henry Benton Austin collection -- [1861]-1862 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 4 items
Abstract: The Henry Benton Austin collection contains letters that Austin wrote to a woman named "Hettie" and a manuscript map depicting the Battle of Ball's Bluff. Austin commented on his experiences while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War and expressed his displeasure with a transient lifestyle.
Autumn (Barque) abstract log book -- 1845-1849 Creator: Anonymous
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract: This volume contains extracted log entries from the Barque Autumn's whaling voyage from Stonington, Connecticut, to the Indian Ocean and South Pacific between 1845 and 1849. Captain Edwin Augustus Perry commanded the vessel. This abstract log provides a condensed version of the official log, only documenting days the crew saw or captured whales. The volume contains 48 pencil drawings of whales and whaling scenes.
Avery family correspondence -- 1841-1852 Creator: Avery, John, 1819-1902 and Avery, Robert Stanton, Jr.
Extent: 46 items
Abstract: The Avery family correspondence consists of letters sent to Robert S. Avery and John Avery of Preston, Connecticut, in the mid-19th century. The letters display a strong Congregationalist religious sensibility and chronicle life in Connecticut during the pre-Civil War era.
Mary Avery correspondence -- 1879-1881 Creator: Avery, Susan
Extent: 28 items
Abstract: The Mary Avery correspondence consists of 28 letters written by Mary Avery, primarily to her mother, Susan C. Avery, from 1879-1881. In her letters, Mary described her academic and social life while attending Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Massachusetts.