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William Jovanovich Papers, 1815-2006 (mostly 1950-1996)

C1505 61 boxes 32.8 linear feet
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Jovanovich, William.
William Jovanovich (1920-2001) was an American publisher, author, and businessman, who led the publishing firm Harcourt Brace Jovanovich from 1954 to 1991, as president and later as chief executive officer. The collection consists of Jovanovich's author and publisher files, including an extensive file on Charles A. Lindbergh, along with correspondence, writings, personal and family papers, memorabilia, and other files documenting his career as a major American publisher in the 20th century, his creative pursuits in fiction and nonfiction, and his interest in Yugoslav literature and textbook publishing.
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This series documents William Jovanovich's personal and family life and career history. Transcriptions and recordings of interviews with Jovanovich, articles focusing on his biography and career trajectory, publicity materials, and correspondence related to his many honorary degrees and awards reflect Jovanovich's public life, while personal and family memorabilia, correspondence, and a collection of materials related to Serbia and Montenegro document his private interests, collecting habits, and family history.
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This subseries consists of clippings, photographs, correspondence, printed materials, and legal documents regarding personal and family matters. Contents include correspondence with Jovanovich's immediate family, as well as with distant relatives in Yugoslavia and Poland, documents about his father's estate, family photographs, a collection of materials from Serbia and Montenegro and from Jovanovich's service during World War II. Of note is a small group of manuscripts collected by Jovanovich regarding the Vivian family and the Battle of Waterloo.
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Butler Family Papers, 1815-1948 (mostly 1820-1920)

C0064 48 boxes 15.65 linear feet
Butler, William Allen, 1825-1902
The Butler Family Papers consists of works, notes, correspondence, journals, photographs, and other materials of Benjamin Franklin Butler (1795-1858), William Allen Butler (1825-1902), Mary Russell Marshall Butler (1827-1919), Charles Henry Butler (1859-1940), Harriet Allen Butler (1861-1914), and other members of the Butler family.
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Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872
The personal papers of Edward Julian Nally, an American radio industrialist, trace the development of his career in the communications industry, from his earliest days with the Western Union Telegraph Co. (1875-1890), through his tenure with the Postal Telegraph Cable Co. (1890-1913), to his years with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of America (1913-1919); the bulk of the collection, however, covers his years with the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), for which he served as first president (1919-1923) and director.
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White, Violetta Susan Elizabeth, 1875-1949
The papers of Violetta Susan Elizabeth White Delafield, consist of her writings, correspondence, documents, photographs, memorabilia, and miscellaneous material. Her writings and notes deal with her research in mycology and horticulture, and much of the correspondence reflects these topics. In addition, there is correspondence with family members such as her sister and brother, Lucy A. White Morris and Alain C. White. The documents contain papers of the White family as well as correspondence bearing on their estate. Material regarding the annual meetings of the Garden Club of America makes up the bulk of the miscellaneous material series.
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Series 2: Correspondence, 1810-1992

17 Volumes 34 boxes
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The Correspondence Series includes letters, notes, and telegrams from a variety of individuals, usually to or from Woodrow Wilson (although some correspondence is between others and is related to Wilson). Perhaps the most notable portion of this series is the Wilson family correspondence, including letters between Wilson and his first wife, Ellen Axson Wilson, from their courtship through the end of her life in 1914, as well as correspondence to and from his daughters Jessie and Margaret, and his brother-in-law Stockton Axson. This series also includes a "Special Correspondence Collections" section, which contains shorthand notebooks of Wilson letters recorded by his secretary, Gilbert Close, as well as correspondence collections of other individuls close to Wilson, including Lawrence Woods, David Huston, and Mary Hulbert, as well as the Thackwell collection of correspondence between Woodrow family members and especially between Woodrow Wilson and his cousin, Harriet Woodrow. These collections include letters to and from Wilson and others. The final section of the Correspondence Series includes copies of letters in other collections.
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Burton, Chester W., 1831-1916
Consists mostly of correspondence along with some financial records, legal documents, such as deeds and land indentures, ephemera, and photographs dating from the 19th and early 20th centuries that relate to Chester W. Burton, a farmer from Chautauqua County, New York, and his family. Among other topics, the collection documents aspects of the Civil War and early settlement and gold mining in the west.
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Though primarily correspondence, some documents, such as deeds and indentures, financial papers, such as receipts, invoices, and inventories, are interspersed throughout, especially in earlier correspondence. Also included are a few ephemeral materials as well as writings by various family members, including those of Chester W. Burton and Clarissa Harris, both of whom wrote articles for publication in local newspapers and journals.