Monday, March 2, 2009

Americana; recent acquisitions--antiquarian & ephemera

The library consistently acquires antiquarian, ephemeral and out of print publications in all areas of U.S. history. The following list is a sampling of recently added titles:

Ye A.E.F. Hymnal; a collection of the doughboy lyrics that smoothed the road from Hoboken to the Rhine. Nancy: Berger-Levrault, 1918. Drawings by Henry Mayers.

Cumming, John P. More Yank talk: a review of A.E.F. humor: trench and billet. Paris: Lafayette Pub. Co., 1919.

Bailey, Seth Thomas. Henry's pal to Henry; a book of letters to Henry.[Paris] The Stars and stripes, 1919.

Brine, Mary Dow. Bessie, the Cash Girl. New York: Hunt & Eaton; Cincinnati: Cranston & Curtis, 1878.

Breed, David Riddle. The Locust-Scourge in Minnesota. New York: American Tract Society, 1878.

Maryland General Assembly. Correspondence relating to the Insurrection at Harper's Ferry, 17 October, 1859. Annapolis: B.H. Richardson, 1860.

Feval, Paul. The Golden Daggers: A romance of California. Translated from the French...By a Gentleman of Louisiana. Columbia, S.C.: Evans and Cogswell, 1864.

Bradley, Lawson. Official Guide to the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, Portland, Oregon, June 1 to October 15, 1905. Portland, OR: Lewis and Clark Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and Oriental Fair, 1905.

Georgia Writers' Project. Atlanta, a city of the modern South. Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Georgia. Sponsored by the Board of Education of the City of Atlanta. New York, Smith & Durrell [1942]

Georgia Writers' Project.Augusta; compiled and written by Augusta Unit, Federal Writers' Project in Georgia, Works Progress Administration. Sponsored by City Council of Augusta. Augusta, Ga., Tidwell Printing Supply Co., 1938.

Mountain View (Calif.). Board of Trade. A region of health and prosperity, Mountain View, issued by Board of Trade, Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California. San Francisco,Printed by the Stanley-Taylor Co.,under the direction of "The Register" [1903?]

International Christian Endeavor Convention. "California '97." Sacramento City and County Christian Endeavor Union. [Sacramento: The Union,[1897]

Campbell, Helen. Life story of Helen Campbell, the child evangelist, nine years of age, started preaching July 1924 in San Francisco. Long Beach, CA : [n.s.], 1924.

Cotton Valley, Alabama: a school in the Black Belt. Boston: Woman's Home Missionary Association, [1901?]

Gardner, John Endicott. American-Chinese calendar for 65 years, 1849-1914. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904.

U.S. Sanitary Commission. Information for Army meetings: January 1865. Philadelphia: James Rogers, 1865].