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Box BW-2

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Contains 20 Results:

Signed handwritten letter from Bernard-René Jourdan, Marquis de Launay, governor of the Bastille, to a Mr. Moreau regarding a building project with accompanying engraving of Launay

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-0805
Abstract

This collection is a handwritten letter, dated March 3, 1779, from the Bernard-René Jourdan de Launay, governor of the Bastille, with an accompanying engraving of de Launay.

Dates: 1779 March 3

Chromolithographic cards titled "Three Ages of Woman," as depicted by fantasy flower people, designed by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 2
Identifier: MS-0807
Abstract

This collection is a six card chromolithographic set of album cards, "Three Ages of Woman," representing the ages of woman as depicted by fantasy flower people. The cards were designed sometime in the 1880s by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, an American writer and noted feminist.

Dates: 1880s

Funk, reggae, hip hop, and soul concert flyers and handouts from California

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 4
Identifier: MS-0811
Abstract

A collection of 82 printed flyers and handouts from the 1980s to 1990s advertising California funk, reggae, hip hop, and soul concerts and venues.

Dates: 1980s-1990s

Jargon Society promotional materials

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 3
Identifier: MS-0810
Abstract

This collection contains promotional materials and a signed poster printed by The Jargon Society, an independent press based in North Carolina. The items were printed from 1951 to 1986.

Dates: 1951-1986

Eugène Rosambeau lithograph, depicting female soldiers of “Les Amazones de la Seine”

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 5
Identifier: MS-0813
Abstract

This collection consists of an original color lithograph entitled “Les Amazones de la Seine,” created and signed by Eugéne Morsabeau Rosambeau in 1870. The print depicts a group of a dozen Prussian soldiers brought to surrender by members of the “Amazones de la Seine,” a French female military faction during the Siege of Paris (1870-1871).

Dates: 1870

Warner Brothers Company uncut advertising paper doll set: "Dolly's Trunk"

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 6
Identifier: MS-0815
Abstract

This collection is one brochure-like advertisement, which includes an uncut paper doll with its corsets. It was published by the Bridgeport, Connecticut corset firm, the Warner Brothers Company, likely sometime from 1915 to approximately 1929.

Dates: 1915-approximately 1929

British North American household provisions commonplace book

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 7
Identifier: MS-0817
Abstract

A household account book, dated 1826 to 1827, containing a monthly record of foodstuffs and other goods purchased, perhaps for a hotel or private home on the east coast of Canada. There is currently no biographical information on the creator.

Dates: 1826-07-26 - 1827-10-21

Dame Katharine Furse handwritten letters to Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer with photographs

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 8
Identifier: MS-0818
Abstract This collection contains three handwritten letters written by Dame Kathleen Furse to Sir Gavin Rylands de Beer, dated from 1941 to 1945. Also included are a published image of Furse and a printed image of the cover of her autobiography, Hearts and Pomegranates, published in 1940. Furse was a pioneer in the British Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs), and eventual Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. She was born in 1875...
Dates: approximately 1941-1945

Henry Wysham Lanier student sketchbook

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 9
Identifier: MS-0819
Abstract

This collection includes a student sketchbook owned by Henry Wysham Lanier. The sketchbook includes pencil drawings and was likely created in the 1880s. Henry Wysham Lanier was born in 1873, and was the son of American poet, musician, and author Sidney Lanier who was also a Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Dates: approximately 1880s

Louis Buffier postcard featuring Guy Debord graffiti: "Les Conseils Superflus. Ne travaillez jamais"

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 10
Identifier: MS-0820
Abstract

This item is a French postcard created in the 1960s. The postcard was designed by French postcard maker Louis Buffier, and features a colorized photograph of graffiti done by Guy Debord in Paris. Guy Debord was French Marxist theorist, philosopher, author, and filmmaker who was born in 1931 and died in 1994. Louis Buffier was a French postcard maker active during the 1960s.

Dates: 1960s

Articles by Walter Littlefield relating to the Dreyfus Affair

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 11
Identifier: MS-0821
Abstract

This collection includes two disbound articles by Walter Littlefield regarding the Dreyfus Affair, published in Munsey's Magazine between 1898 and 1929. Walter Littefield, 1867-1948, was an American author and journalist.

Dates: approximately 1898-1929

Communist propaganda poster reproduction postcards

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 13
Identifier: MS-0823
Abstract

This collection contains seventeen postcards published by the Central Museum of the Revolution in Moscow, printed in Leningrad in approximately 1932. There is no biographical or historical information available on the creator at this time.

Dates: approximately 1932

Chinese Cultural Revolution poster collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0677
Abstract

Collection of Chinese propaganda posters depicting Mao Zedong and scenes from Chinese life, 1956-1986.

Dates: 1956-1986

Father Divine photographs

 Collection — Box: BW-2, Folder: 16
Identifier: MS-1004
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 21 press photographs of Black spiritual leader Father Divine and his wife Edna Rose Ritchings (also known as Mother Divine), as well as several of the properties Father Divine possessed and operated as "heavens" for International Peace Mission followers.

Dates: 1932 - 1966

Alice Walker calendar: "The Alice Walker Calendar for 1986", 1986

 Item — Box: BW-2, Folder: 12, item: 1
Scope and Contents

A calendar book bound in plastic spiral binding and consisting of 123 pages, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers in 1986. The cover of the calendar features a photograph of Alice Walker and the title “The Alice Walker Calendar for 1986.” Interspersed among the calendar’s pages are excerpts from various writings by Alice Walker and photographs of Walker and her family. The calendar measures 17 x 24 cm.

Dates: 1986

Limited edition print featuring Alice Walker signature and excerpt from "The Color Purple", 1999

 Item — Box: BW-2, Folder: 12, item: 3
Scope and Contents A limited edition print measuring 20 x 10 cm created in 1999, consisting of an photographic image (in the background) of an oil lamp and feather pen, printed in duotone shades of brown and black. Printed in the foreground is a brief passage from Alice Walker's The Color Purple: "I'm pore, I'm black, I may be ugly and can't cook, a voice say to everything listening. But I'm here. Celie." The image is signed by Alice Walker in gold ink and numbered...
Dates: 1999

Broadside featuring Alice Walker excerpt and letter, 1988

 Item — Box: BW-2, Folder: 12, item: 2
Scope and Contents Broadside measuring 22 x 36 cm titled “From Alice Walker,” created in 1988. It features an excerpt and letter written by Alice Walker during the 1970s from her book Living by the Word: Selected Writings 1973-1987. The excerpt explains that the letter follows up on a letter she'd previously written to "an imaginary young black woman, giving her some sense of my own experiences and telling her things she might need to know." The broadside includes a...
Dates: 1988

Alice Walker fundraising letter for the Berkeley Public Library Foundation, approximately 2000

 Item — Box: BW-2, Folder: 12, item: 4
Scope and Contents

An fundraising letter circa 2000 written by Alice Walker for the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s “We Love the Library” campaign. The letter is typed and signed in facsimile, by Alice Walker (as issued by Berkeley Public Library Foundation). The text includes eight paragraphs in which Walker provides update and solicits donations for the campaign to fund the expansion and renovation of the Central Library branch. Walker served as Co-Chair of the campaign.

Dates: approximately 2000

Gay Freedom Celebration program, 1974

 Item — Box: BW-2, Folder: 14, item: 1
Scope and Contents

A single folded sheet of red, white, and blue newsprint forming a promotional program or flyer for San Francisco's 1974 Gay Freedom Celebration. The cover includes bicentennial imagery including Archibald Willard's "Spirit of '76," and reads “1974 Gay Freedom Celebration. Gay Freedom by ‘76.” The program contains a calendar of the week's events, a poster for the parade, and a “Directory of Western Gay Organizations.” The program measures 37 x 58 cm when unfolded.

Dates: 1974

"Gay U.S.A '76" newsletter, 1976

 Item — Box: BW-2, Folder: 14, item: 2
Scope and Contents A fifty-five page newsletter circa 1976, titled "Gay U.S.A '76," that was likely circulated at San Francisco's Gay Freedom Celebration. The newsletter contains reports from gay community leaders of several cities including Anchorage, Denver, and Los Angeles, an article on creating and incorporating a city in California founded by people who identify as gay, a map of the United States with labels including "Land of Our Lady of Repressions" and "Land of the Backslidden," and over one hundred...
Dates: 1976