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Hugo Münsterberg Collection

Call Number: MS Acc 1501-2500
Scope and Contents The Hugo Münsterberg Collection contains roughly 3,000 letters, invitations, and newspaper clippings which collectively represent Münsterberg's professional network comprised of leading American and German scholars, scientists, businessmen, politicians, writers and philanthropists. The majoirty of the collection, which covers the period 1892-1916, is made up of letters between Münsterberg and his colleagues in philosophy and experimental psychology and bear on various facets of academic life...
Dates: 1890-1916; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1944

National Theatre Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Th. 11
Call Number: MS Th. 11
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the theatre’s several changes in management, plays performed, and financial history.

Dates: 1837-1864

New England Art and Artist Ephemera collection

Call Number: MS.SC.0007
Scope and Contents The New England Art and Artist Ephemera collection was started as a vertical file of ephemera on Boston artists. Over the years, it has expanded coverage to include New England artists as well as contemporary artists across the country who are not adequately covered in reference sources. Material types include exhibition announcements, event calendars, gallery/organization newsletters, press releases, exhibition reviews, checklists and small exhibition catalogs, obituaries, illustrations,...
Dates: 1885-

New England Fireworks Company Records

 Collection — Container: MS 3985
Call Number: MS 3985
Scope and Contents This collection documents the business transactions of the New England Fireworks Company, which produced fireworks from raw materials. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the majority of its customers were located throughout New England, although the company took a special order from a firm in Florida to create signal flares. Of interest are the advertisements printed on company stationary that promote their business to fireworks manufacturers, and notes from the Code Authority Board of...
Dates: 1927-1934; Majority of material found in 1927-1930

Robert R. Newell Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS 7112
Call Number: MS 7112
Scope and Contents This collection of ninety-three letters, date between 1863 and 1865, documents the experiences of Robert R. Newell in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The majority of the letters consist of correspondence from Newell to his mother, his father William Newell, his sisters Fan and Jenny, and his brothers Will and Kirk. There are two letters addressed to Robert Newell, one from his father, William Newell, and one from F.I. Child, one of his Harvard professors....
Dates: 1863-1865

North End Union Records, 1903-1998

 Collection — Container: MS 7110
Call Number: MS 7110
Abstract This collection documents the North End Union’s efforts to strengthen the Italian-American community of Boston’s North End through education, fitness, and job training programs. Established in 1892 by the Benevolent Fraternity of Unitarian Churches, the North End Union served the neighborhood until 1998 by providing adult training courses, senior support, the nation’s first supervised child care center, and a wide range of youth programs. The primary goals of the North End Union were to...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1903-1998; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1998

Ziba B. Oakes Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 322
Call Number: MS Am. 322
Scope and Contents The 652 letters in this collection document the business dealings of Ziba B. Oakes, an enslaver and broker of enslaved persons, who lived in Charleston, South Carolina. The letters were written by several business associates and cover all aspects of the trade of enslaved persons such as financial transactions, sales instructions, and fugitives from slavery. Oakes’s real estate business and other financial matters are also documented. There is no correspondence from Oakes.The...
Dates: 1852-1857

Edwin O'Connor Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 1600
Call Number: MS Am 1600
Scope and Contents This collection dates from 1935 to 1969 and documents the life and career of American novelist Edwin O’Connor. It contains material from his years as a student at the University of Notre Dame, his service in the US Coast Guard, and his professional career as both a radio announcer and writer. Drafts and copies of all of O’Connor’s published novels and plays, such as The Last Hurrah and Edge of Sadness, are included as are...
Dates: 1937-1969; Other: Date acquired: 09/22/1971

Mary Boyle O’Reilly Papers

Call Number: MS 5087
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence sent to Mary Boyle O’Reilly from national and international political figures, publishers, fellow journalists and authors, including Laura Elizabeth Howe, Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, George Bernard Shaw, Frances Parker and Margaret MacGill. O’Reilly also frequently wrote to foreign relation officials, such as Henry Cabot Lodge, chairman of United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who explained why American should avoid participating in the...
Dates: 1879-1937; 1910-1930

Elizabeth Palmer correspondence with Joseph Pearse Palmer

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Call Number: MS Ch M.2.2. pt. 3
Scope and Contents

The subjects of the 20 letters in this collection written between 1771 and 1785 by Elizabeth Palmer to her husband Joseph Pearse Palmer range from her doubts of ever being happy with him, her concerns about the family’s finances, and her desire to have the problem between John Hancock and Palmer’s father, General Joseph Palmer, resolved.

Dates: 1771-1785

Paris International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life, 1937

 Collection — Container: MS 39478
Call Number: MS 5058
Scope and Contents The twenty-four silver plated photographs in this collection are of the German and Soviet pavilions that were built for the International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern life, which was held in Paris from May-November, 1937. The German pavilion, considered an achievement in Nazi architecture, was designed by Albert Speer. Boris Iofan designed the Soviet pavilion, which embodied Stalinist architecture. Also included are photographs of the pavilions at night, panoramic views of the...
Dates: Other: Undated

Thomas William Parsons Correspondence

 Collection — Container: MS C.1.8
Call Number: MS C.1.8
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 50 letters that were written between 1848-1882, mostly to Mrs. And Mr. George Lundt, Thomas William Parsons’s sister and brother-in-law, and cover various subjects including personal matters, the Greek Anthology, his own poetry, and his translation of Dante.

Dates: 1848-1882; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1938

Peabody & Stearns architectural drawings

Call Number: MS.SC.0017

This collection consists of architectural drawings by Peabody & Stearns, a Boston-based architectural firm active 1870-1917. Included are architectural plans, drawings, and blueprints representing 575 commissions for commercial, residential, and ecclesiastical buildings in New England and beyond, that span the years 1837-1960.

Dates: 1837 - 1960

Annie Olmstead Peet papers

Call Number: MS.LMEC.0002
Scope and Contents

The Annie Olmstead Peet papers consists of manuscript, pre-production and published pictorial maps produced from 1926-1969 by cartographer Annie Olmstead Peet (1888-1973) of Rochester, New York. The maps illustrate subjects such as family migrations and county, city, and town histories of New York and New England areas. It also includes miscellaneous photostats of published maps likely used as references, and three aerial photographs by Peet’s son, Olmstead Peet (1912-2003).

Dates: 1926 - 1969

E. A. Phelps British Anti-Slavery Society Papers

 Collection — Container: MS ACC 1044-1055
Call Number: MS Acc 1044-1055
Scope and Contents This collection documents the eleven resolutions written in 1845 in response to the imprisonment of any abolitionist who assisted a runaway slave in the southern United States. Composed by various committees of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, they were meant as encouragement for abolitionists in the United States to continue despite the hardship. The resolutions reject slavery as an institution and refer to both the Declaration of Independence as well as Christian beliefs. Also...
Dates: 1845

Mary Elizabeth Phillips correspondence

Call Number: MS Am.1200

The papers of Mary Elizabeth Phillips (1857-1945), an American author whose writings focused primarily on biographies of American authors, especially Edgar Allen Poe, James Fennimore Cooper, and William Wetmore Story. Her papers, spanning the years 1896-1944, include research files and correspondence with publishers and family members, and document her research and writing process.

Dates: 1896 - 1944

Mary Elizabeth Phillips correspondence with Robert Kegerries

 Collection — Container: MS 4003
Call Number: MS 4003
Scope and Contents This collection consists of fifty-nine letters written by Mary Elizabeth Phillips to Robert Kegerries, an actor who adapted and performed Poe’s The Tale Tell Heart on stage over one hundred times. Phillips wanted to publish a biography of Poe that would portray an accurate account of the author’s life, and the letters chronicle her research process. Whenever he was asked, Kegerries loaned Phillips items from his personal collection, conducted research, and...
Dates: 1915-1926; Majority of material found in 1915-1917

Proposed Boston bicentennial exposition planning materials

 Collection — Container: MS 5083
Call Number: MS 5083

This collection documents the plans of the organization 75 World Freedom Fair, Inc. had to hold an international exposition in Boston, Massachusetts. Expo Boston 76 was intended to mark the United States' bicentennial.

Dates: 1964-1970

Rebekah Hobbs Theatrical Portrait Collection

 Collection — Container: Hobbs
Call Number: Hobbs

Records of the Old Boston Dining Club

 Collection — Container: MS Am. 443
Call Number: MS Am. 443