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George Buckston Browne collection on Down House

 Collection — Box: BW 33, Folder: 1-2
Identifier: MSS 16562

Chisholm Foundation collection on Frank Gardiner Wisner

 File
Identifier: MSS 16333
Scope and Contents Chisholm Foundation collection on Frank Gardiner Wisner (1900-2001; 2 cubic feet) consists of letters, newspaper clippings,scrapbooks, and photographs from the life of Frank Gardiner Wisner including his intelligence career, track achievements and scholarship at the University of Virginia, 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, and his family.
Dates: 1909 - 1997

DeWitt Clinton Gallaher scrapbook and diary transcript

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 15598
Scope and Contents Note The DeWitt Clinton Gallaher scrapbook and diary transcript (1863-1925; 0.25 cubic feet) consists of a travel diary of New England and Europe (1869-1870), chronology of Civil War battles (October 1863- April 1865) and an album of newspaper clippings on general topics including the University of Virginia and Professor Basil Gildersleeve (1915-1925). The transcript of his travel diary contains vivid descriptions of his travels.
Dates: 1863 - 1925

Grover family papers

 Collection — Box: BW 18, Folder: 1 [X030899286]
Identifier: MSS 16394
Scope and Contents The Grover family papers (1825-1917; 0.04 cubic feet) also includes papers from the Watts and Harris families. This collection contains receipts, a deed of gift for enslaved people (Dolly, and children Nancy, Elvira, and James from Mary Harris to Rosa M. N. Harris, circa 1845-47), a newspaper clipping of Preston Watt, and ration books of Bettie and William Grover. The papers came in a fabric packet stamped, “The Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of Richmond, VA” which is included.
Dates: 1825-1906, 1917

Nunnally Johnson collection of Nathalia Crane papers

 Collection — Box: BW 15, Folder: 1 [X030899232]
Identifier: MSS 16374
Scope and Contents The Nunnally Johnson collection of Nathalia Crane papers (1923-1926; 0.03 cubic feet) collection contains correspondence of Nunnally Johnson relating to Nathalia Crane, a child author whose authenticity was questioned. There are 14 letters from Nathalia Crane to Nunnally Johnson; 1 letter from HM Crist to Johnson, and 1 letter from Clarence Crane. Also included is a typescript poem "The First Writer," two photographs of Crane, and one graphite self-portrait by Crane.
Dates: 1923-1926

Anna Manahan newspaper clippings and photocopies

 Collection — Box: BW 38, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16613
Content Description Newspaper clippings and photocopies regarding Anna Manahan who lived in Charlottesville, Virginia and purported to be Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
Dates: 1983 - 1984

Marion Nolan and Ruth Ferguson collection on Charlottesville/ Albemarle Foundation for the Encouragement of the Arts

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 13233
Scope and Contents The collection consists of files pertaining to events sponsored by CHALFA (Charlottesville/Albemarle Foundation for the Encouragement of the Arts) (1979-2005; cubic foot) and include clippings, articles about Bill Weedon and Marion Nolan, invitations, guest lists, publicity, financial papers, programs, newsletters, ticket stubs, and posters. The collection also contains original charcoal sketches of Marion Nolan and Bill Weedon and "Notes on Marion Nolan and CHALFA," a speech given to the...
Dates: 1979-1998, 2005

E. H. Moon ledger

 Collection — Box: BW 18, Folder: 1 [X030899264]
Identifier: MSS 16226
Scope and Contents E. H. Moon ledger, 1830-1834, 0.04 cubic feet, belongs to a merchant in Scotsville, Va. and contains approximately 100 pages, including handwritten entries relating to store purchases, and slaves, and about 20 pages of newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1830-1834

Norfolk Poet's Club records

 File
Identifier: MSS 14245
Scope and Contents Note Norfolk Poet's Club Records (1912-1983; 2 cubic feet) include manuscripts of Josephine Johnson and Margaret Haley Carpenter; and correspondence of Mary Sinton Leitch, Josephine Johnson, Julia Johnson Davis, and William Stanley Braithwaite. There are also press releases, newspaper clippings, printed items, and scrapbooks about these poets and editors and their colleagues as well as their poetry and the creative writing process.
Dates: 1896; 1912-1983

Stella Pratt scrapbook

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16417
Scope and Contents Note The Stella Pratt scrapbook (1883-1894; 0.4 cubic feet) contains correspondence, clippings, printed material, invitations, sketches, flowers, ribbons, photos, and a sketch of Stella herself. Pratt is from Longwood, Massachusetts, a neighborhood within Brookline.
Dates: 1867 - 1947

Scott and Gunnell family papers

 File
Identifier: MSS 12202
Scope and Contents The collection consists of bound volumes, journals, daybooks, and notebooks belonging to John Scott, Richard Marshall Scott,Sr., Richard Marshall Scott,Jr., James L. Gunnell, and Dr. Francis M. Gunnell, and a photograph album belonging to Sarah Louise Rittenhouse. Other materials include printed articles about the Bush Hill plantation,a copy of a book, "The Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville," and genealogical charts, tables and notes.
Dates: 1772-1990

The University of Virginia Collection on the Events in Charlottesville, VA, August 11-13, 2017

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 16386
Scope and Contents This collection contains offensive and harmful language and imagery including racist and violent references and imagery. The purpose of this note is to give users the opportunity to decide whether they need or want to view these materials, or at least, to mentally or emotionally prepare themselves to view the materials.  This collection documents the events of August 11 and 12, 2017 that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the circumstances...
Dates: 2015-01-13 - 2020; Majority of material found within 2017-01-03 - 2020

Virginia Folklore Society records

 Series
Identifier: MSS 9936
Scope and Contents Virginia Folklore Society records (1913-1967; 22.7 cubic feet) consist chiefly of songs collected by the society's fieldworkers in the 1930s under the direction of society archivist Arthur Kyle Davis. Sheet music, folklore, newsletters and photographs are also included, as are recordings of many of the songs.Regarding boxes 6-10 and 21-24: These boxes contain the correspondence of C.A. Smith and Arthur K. Davis dealing primarily with folksong and ballad collecting. Some of this...
Dates: 1905 - 2007