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    Dewey Campaign stickerThe Special Collections Department of the Cleveland Public Library owns a collection of historic campaign memorabilia that includes political items from the 1840 to 1968.  The collection includes buttons and bumper stickers from various campaigns including: the Cleveland Sesquicentennial Shield, 1796-1946; buttons for Hoover, Nixon, Perk, Rockefeller, and Taft; and bumper stickers for Hoover, Wilkie, and Dewey; and others.  The collection include convention ribbons, tickets and other miscellaneous items.  To view Political Campaign Memorabilia,...

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    Autographed fanA recently cataloged item to join the treasures of the John G. White Special Collections Department is a Metropolitan Opera Autographed Fan, (Circa 1899-1909).  The dealer's description describes it by indicating that it is a, "dismantled silk fan signed by 59 performing artists, most of them stars of the Metropolitan Opera.  Mounted flat with the guards and inner sticks removed," it is in a circular frame with a mirrored center and signed by many noted opera...

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    William Sommer Skethc of a head, from Broom 1923William Sommer's library of approximately 600 books, journals, and other miscellaneous publications was received in 1999 as a gift to the Cleveland Public Library from Joseph Erdelac of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Erdelac acquired the library around 1984 as part of the William Sommer estate which Erdelac attained directly from the artist's son, William Sommer Jr. At that time the library was being stored in the damp basement of the son's house in Macedonia (Ohio), and Bill Junior (as Erdelac referred...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    The Special Collections Department has recently had cataloged a 15th Century bound manuscript titled Brut's Chronicle of England and the destruction of Jerusalem, Vindicta salvatoris in English which includes several Middle English works.  The most prominent work is the Chronicle of England which traces the history of England to settlement by Aneas, the founder.  The manuscript itself was known within the department and was the source of the publication The ME Prose Translation of Roger D'Arngenteuil's Bible En Francois, Ed. From Cleveland Public Library, MS W q091.92 C468,...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Dewey Campaign stickerThe Special Collections Department of the Cleveland Public Library owns a collection of historic campaign memorabilia that includes political items from the 1840 to 1968.  The collection includes buttons and bumper stickers from various campaigns including: the Cleveland Sesquicentennial Shield, 1796-1946; buttons for Hoover, Nixon, Perk, Rockefeller, and Taft; and bumper stickers for Hoover, Wilkie, and Dewey; and others.  The collection include convention ribbons, tickets and other miscellaneous items.  To view Political Campaign Memorabilia,...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    Autographed fanA recently cataloged item to join the treasures of the John G. White Special Collections Department is a Metropolitan Opera Autographed Fan, (Circa 1899-1909).  The dealer's description describes it by indicating that it is a, "dismantled silk fan signed by 59 performing artists, most of them stars of the Metropolitan Opera.  Mounted flat with the guards and inner sticks removed," it is in a circular frame with a mirrored center and signed by many noted opera...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    William Sommer Skethc of a head, from Broom 1923William Sommer's library of approximately 600 books, journals, and other miscellaneous publications was received in 1999 as a gift to the Cleveland Public Library from Joseph Erdelac of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Erdelac acquired the library around 1984 as part of the William Sommer estate which Erdelac attained directly from the artist's son, William Sommer Jr. At that time the library was being stored in the damp basement of the son's house in Macedonia (Ohio), and Bill Junior (as Erdelac referred...

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    By Michael Dalby on

    The Special Collections Department has recently had cataloged a 15th Century bound manuscript titled Brut's Chronicle of England and the destruction of Jerusalem, Vindicta salvatoris in English which includes several Middle English works.  The most prominent work is the Chronicle of England which traces the history of England to settlement by Aneas, the founder.  The manuscript itself was known within the department and was the source of the publication The ME Prose Translation of Roger D'Arngenteuil's Bible En Francois, Ed. From Cleveland Public Library, MS W q091.92 C468,...

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