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Box 1

 Container

Contains 11 Collections and/or Records:

French or German "Naughty Hold-to-the-light" cards

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0705
Overview Copied from dealer description: [Erotic Art] A Set of 8 1920s French or German Naughty 'Hold-to-the-Light' Cards. An interesting set of 8 'hold-to-the-light' cards with French & German instructions stamped at the top, featuring ladies in various states of undress doing various things with various props. One features Josephine Baker in her banana dress. The effect of the hold to the light feature is oddly unimpressive. 8 cards. 3.5"x5.5". Minor soil, light wear.

Valentine Victorian sweetheart fan

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0706
Overview Copied from dealer description: [Valentine Victorian Sweetheart Fan]. [Np. c. 1890s]. Folding hand fan. 8½ x 14½ inches (opened). Six die-cut vanes; heavy card stock, embossed and printed by chromolithography in color and metallic inks; vanes interwoven with a cream silk ribbon; a brass grommet pivots at tail. Bright gilt; sharp die-cut edges; very good.

"Notes on Performances at Bayreuth" by John P. Frank

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0707
Overview Summarizes musical performances from Summer 1983 at the Bayreuth Festival in Bayreuth, Germany.

John Dos Passos library card application

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0710
Overview John Dos Passos (1896-1970) was an American novelist and artist active in the first half of the twentieth century. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and he went on to Harvard College, graduating in 1916. He was well-traveled, visiting Europe and the Middle East, where he learned about literature, art, and architecture. He is best known for his U.S.A. trilogy, which consists of the novels The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919 (1932), and The Big Money (1936). In 1998, the Modern Library ranked the...

Johns Hopkins University Gas Engineering Lab etching

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0712
Overview Copied from information provided by donor: Etching made by Susan Walton Kemp (1918 - 2002) for her fiance Joseph Burnham Gray (1915-1998) who was a chemical engineering graduate student at Johns Hopkins, completing his PhD in June 1941. Although he did not invent Lyrica (spandex), he helped develop the mixing process for it while working for DuPont.

Processing note: The Gas Engineering Building later became the office of the Johns Hopkins University News-letter.

P. Jouet (?) letter to S. Reinach

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0714
Overview This holding contains a letter written by P. Jouet to S. Reinach in May 1911. The correspondents possibly were French scholars, Philippe Jouet, a family researcher, and Salomon Reinach, an archaeologist.

James R. Randall letter to Charles F. Gunther and poem My Maryland!

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0715
Overview James Ryder Randall (1839-1908) was a native of Maryland and penned the poem, Maryland, My Maryland! which was adopted as the state song in 1939. The collection includes autograph transcriptions of a letter to Charles F. Gunther of Chicago and the accompanying aforementioned poem.

Walter Finch interview of Owen Lattimore

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0643
Overview Owen Lattimore was born in the United States in 1900, but was raised primarily in Tianjin, China. He became one of the foremost scholars and political thinkers in the United States on Asian affairs. He taught at Johns Hopkins University from 1938 to 1963. Senator Joseph McCarthy notably accused Lattimore of espionage and treason based on suspicions of Lattimore's international work. Walter G. Finch was a graduate of Hopkins (1940) and after earning his law degree in 1973, he served as the...

Thirty Six Essays/Sermons by Robert Gray

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0708
Overview Copied from dealer description: The essays themselves are extremely well written displaying an impressive command of the English language; the idealistic nature of the essays strongly suggests the supposition that Gray was a minister and used these essays as the basis for weekly sermons. The range of subject matter is equally impressive; Gray moves effortlessly from a celebration of the life of George Washington to an Emersonian-like appreciation of Nature: "There is a visible consonance in all...

Early Revision of the 1916 First Edition of Ralph R. Lawrence's Alternating Currents

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0709
Overview Copied from dealer description: Ralph R. Lawrence was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. His book, Principles of Alternating Current Machinery, was first published in 1916 in New York by the McGraw-Hill Book Company. The present volume appears to be an early revision of a portion of the fust edition corrected by Jacob Young, who was likely a...