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Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Collection contains only secondary material on Poe, including newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, pamphlets, articles, prints, photographs and writings relating to the life of Edgar Allan Poe dating from 1875-1985.
John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and was the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. This artificial collection consists of two holographic letters, one of John Quincy Adams and one of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and a holographic toast, "Ebony and Topaz", by John Quincy Adams.
Samuel Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. The items in this artificially-assembled collection were created by or are related to Hammett and his literary career. The holding spans 1942 to 1943.
The material is diverse, including engravings, drawings, posters, and medals, ranging from the 18th to the 20th century. Much of the collection is oriented toward the avant-garde, so even the 18th-century material tends to be literature of the margins. It is especially strong in 19th and 20th century avant-garde material (Symbolisme, Cabaret literature, political and social satire, Surrealism).
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.
Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin (1804-1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist. This is an artifically assembled collection with items chosen by the curators of Special Collections, related to or created by George Sand in the 19th century.
The Johns Hopkins University graphic and pictorial collection consists of over 15,000 images in the form of photographs, lantern slides, and negatives of individuals, events, and places associated with the entire history of Johns Hopkins University from the 1790s to 2015, whith the bulk of the collection dating from the 1870s to the 1980s.
Josephine Jacobsen was a poet, short story writer, and literary critic. She was educated by private tutors at Roland Park Country School and graduated in 1926. Jacobsen's papers include drafts of her works, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. They range from the 1920s to 1982.