The Name and Correspondence series (2 linear feet) consists of manuscripts, clippings, organizational material, speeches, memorabilia, and other ephemera pertaining to the person listed on the folder. Stew and Judy Albert had a wide range of friends and acquaintances, many related to their various counterculture affiliations, many of whom are represented in this series. Notable names in this series include Beverley Axelrod, Eldridge and Kathleen Cleaver, Robert Greenwald, Abbie and Anita Hoffman, Paul Krassner, William Kunstler, Norman Mailer, Marcia Moskowitz, Jerry Rubin, and Bobby Seale. The series also includes condolences on the death of Stew Albert and print-outs of email messages (1995-2006) and instant messaging transcripts (2005-2006).
24 boxes, 2 oversize boxes (approximately 28 linear feet)
The Stew Albert and Judy Gumbo Albert Papers offer insight into the lives of two activists who were involved in anti-Vietnam war protests, members of the Youth International Party (Yippies), and had ties to groups such as the Black Panther Party and the Weather Underground. This collection contains a variety of materials, including manuscripts, FBI files and court documents, photographs, slides, and negatives, artwork, audiovisual material, realia, scrapbooks, and posters. Besides documenting their lives and activities, the collection also offers a glimpse into an aspect of American activism in the 1960s and afterwards, including antiwar protests and the women's liberation movement. The Alberts had close ties to other prominent figures in the movement, such as Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, who are well-represented in this collection through writings, correspondence, photographs, and audio interviews.
With roughly 28 linear feet of materials, the Stew Albert and Judy Gumbo Albert papers are divided into 12 series: Manuscripts and Writings; Name and Correspondence; Personal; Topical Files; FBI Files; Court Documents; Photographs, Slides, and Negatives; Artwork; Audiovisual; Realia; Scrapbooks; and Posters. Researchers should note that books have been separated from the collection and cataloged individually.
The Personal series (less than 1 linear foot) consists of correspondence for Stew, Judy and Jessica Albert, identification cards, birthday parties, work documents, and other memorabilia and ephemera pertaining to Stew and Judy's lives. This series also contains interviews with Study and Judy and records related to Stew's Hepatitis C treatments.
50 Linear Feet (39 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 90 bound volumes, 7 drawers)
Correspondence – Extensively documents the personal and professional activities of MB and EVV – Letters to their families, to each other, correspondence to/from other people connected with the theatre – Major correspondents include: Mary Aldis, Dorothy Crawford, Cyril Edwards, Dorothy and Leonard Elmirst, Arthur Davison Ficke, Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, Alexander Greene, Harold Monro, John Cowper Powys, R.C. Stewart, Charles Erskine Scott Wood – Also correspondence about Henry Morley, related to MB's attempted revision of Morley's A First Sketch of English Literature
Writings – Typescripts, annotations, notes, galleys, etc. – MB's autobiography, Too Late to Lament; his plays, including multiple drafts of titles such as The King of the Jews, The Mother of Gregory, and Wings over Europe; prose, including Recollections of Rupert Brooke; and poetry – EVV plays, including Ameriga Vespucci, The American, The Queen's Keys; her prose – Works by others
Theatrical Work – Companies and associations such as Chicago Little Theatre, Cornish School, Maurice Browne Ltd. - contracts, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, programs, scripts – Playbills - productions associated with Maurice Browne and Ellen Van Volkenburg, divided into United States and Great Britain; other productions – Printing plates of images and text used for Chicago Little Theatre materials such as playbills, etc. – Promptbooks for many of their plays, including published versions of the plays marked with cuts and edited versions EVV used in readings she gave – Puppets - small amount of material related to puppet productions
Samurai Press – Maurice Browne's project with Harold Monro – Correspondence, business records, several manuscripts, scrapbook, clippings, etc.
Personal and Family – Personal materials related to Maurice Browne and Ellen Van Volkenburg, including correspondence about their engagement, divorce, etc. – EVV's 39 journals covering 1910-1966 – Papers of other family members - Frances Anna Browne, F.H. Browne (MB's father - his papers, dismissal as headmaster, suicide), Edward Stanley Browne, F.W. Mercer (manuscripts he hand lettered and illuminated) – Family papers - Browne family, Neligan family, indentures on vellum
Photographs – Have been organized into groupings by subject – Family and Friends (roman numerals signify subject groupings - legacy from earlier cataloging) - Many photographs of EVV and MB, their families, travel photographs (MB went to India as a young man), Molly Underwood, John Cowper Powys, Arthur Davison Ficke, Mary Aldis, Marjorie Morris, other friends – London and New York I and II - organized by title of play - production/cast photographs (see both categories - not intermingled) - many from Journey's End production – Chicago Little Theatre, Cornish School, and Carmel - organized by title of play - many from Trojan Women – Associates - actors, guest artists, others associated with them
Artwork – Costume and stage designs for various productions (organized by last name of artist when known) - separate section for Othello – Miscellaneous art works - including portraits, woodcuts, watercolors, prints, sketches (organized by last name of artist when known)
Scrapbooks – contain photographs, clippings, programs (some not represented elsewhere in the collection) – some appear to have been created by professional clipping services – document Maurice Browne's parents, their early lives, public appearances, theater reviews, etc.
Printed Material – clippings, topical files
Realia – three breastplates and leather pouch worn by Paul Robeson in Othello, 1930 – puppet made of paper and bamboo – small plaster head (appears to have broken off something)
Clippings, programs, photographs, and ephemera related to Ellen Van Volkenburg Browne's college dramatic career.
10 linear feet
The Broadside Press records include correspondence, typescripts, broadsides, books, financial records, audiovisual material, photographs, realia, and other printed material. The ten linear feet span the years 1968 to 1998, with the bulk of materials falling between 1985 and 1996. Records are arranged in ten series: Correspondence (0.5 linear feet), Book Production Material (1 linear foot), Broadsides (0.25 linear feet), Programs and Events (0.5 linear feet), Business Records (1 linear foot), Financial Records (1 linear foot), Photographic Material (0.5 linear feet), Audiovisual Material (0.5 linear feet), Ephemera (1.5 linear feet), and Realia (.25 linear feet).
6 Linear Feet (13 manuscript boxes) — 2 items (Faulkner Collection Bookcase) — 3 folders (Flat files in map cases)
The Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzman William Faulkner Collection (Special Collections Research Center, University of Michigan) series pertains to the establishment and exhibition of the Holtzman Faulkner Collection at the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan. It includes business and personal correspondence, display case diagrams and notes, brochures and informative notes for various exhibitions of the collection, and lists of donated Faulkner materials. The Irwin T. Holtzman Faulkner Papers series covers Holtzman's business correspondence and documents relating to his collection of Faulkner materials. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically, with additional folders of research notes. The majority of the Faulkner Conferences, Seminars, and Events series is comprised of event-related ephemera, such as maps, schedules, registrant lists, itineraries, tour books, and flyers. The series also includes some conference-related correspondence, speech drafts, clippings, planning notes, invitations, and abstracts of presented papers. The Faulkner Works series covers Faulkner's literary and artistic publications, and is divided into three subseries: Correspondence, Manuscripts, and Scripts and Treatments. The Correspondence subseries collects outgoing letters sent by Faulkner to agents and other writers, and are all single-page photocopies, unless otherwise noted. The Manuscript subseries is comprised of printed or photocopied reproductions of drafts of short stories, novels, and Faulkner's last will and testament. The Scripts and Treatments subseries contains typescript drafts of film and television treatments of Faulkner works, scripts written or revised by Faulkner, and scripts based on or relating to Faulkner works. Many of these scripts and treatments have manuscript annotations, and some are accompanied by promotional still photographs. The Rowan Oak, Lafayette County, and Oxford, Mississippi series is primarily comprised of ephemera and photographs depicting Faulkner's home and the surrounding area. The photographs in this series are predominantly professional, with identification on the reverse, though there are some annotated amateur snapshots and prints, as well. The Photographs and Portraits series includes photographs of conferences and exhibits, professional portraits and snapshots of Faulkner and various family members, snapshots of Irwin T. Holtzman and the Holtzman Faulkner Collection, and movie. All images in this series are in black and white, unless otherwise noted. Many of the photographs have annotations by Irwin Holtzman and/or the photographer, on the reverse, describing the images. Irwin Holtzman is pictured in many of the photographs in the Conferences and Exhibits subseries. The Works about Faulkner series contains original and mechanically-reproduced copies of manuscript works about Faulkner and his writings, and are arranged alphabetically by author. The Ephemera series is comprised of various materials that have either images or mention of Faulkner, including exhibit and library brochures, greeting cards, bookmarks, a sticker, and a book jacket for The Sound and the Fury. Also included are materials related to the issuance of the United States Postal Service's William Faulkner commemorative stamp. The Book Publishers and Dealers series contains catalogs, promotional materials, sample book covers and dust jackets, arranged in alphabetic order by publisher or dealer name. The Articles and Clippings series consists of newspaper and magazine articles about the life and works of Faulkner selected and retained by Irwin Holtzman, and is divided into broad topical headings. The Audiotape series includes two sound recordings of television broadcasts about Faulkner. The Realia series contains various artefacts depicting Faulkner, including textiles, plaques, artwork, and housewares. Some items in the Photographs, Works about Faulkner, and Rowan Oak, Lafayette county, and Oxford, Mississippi series have accompanying correspondence and descriptive notes from dealers or donors.
1 Linear Foot (2 small manuscript boxes)
Forms part of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. This collection includes promotional items related to soups and bouillon. Publications date from circa 1900-1999, with most items from the 1940s-1980s Notable products include Campbell's soups, Steero bouillion cubes, and Lipton soup mixes.
- Becker, Bertha M.
- Campbell, Carolyn.
- Campbell Soup Company.
- Franco-American Food Company.
- H.J. Heinz Company.
- Oxo Limited.
- Wilson & Co. Inc.
- American Kitchen Products Co.
- Pure Food Company, Inc.
- Borden, Inc.
- Thomas J. Lipton, Inc.
- American Home Goods Inc.
Item  promotes Campbell's soups. Includes illustrations of serving suggestions, food recipes, and facts about Campbell's. Sample recipes: curried chicken in pastry shells and West Coast broth. Marked 11/83.
Item  promotes Campbell's Chunky Soups. Includes illustrations of product packaging and serving suggestions, menu planning with chunky soup, calorie controlled meals, chunky meal planning primer, and food recipes. Sample recipes: chick-pea salad and savory meat-stuffed cabbage. Marked H-25603, 83-8 LC.
1.5 linear feet
The records of the California Labor School(CLS) are comprised of materials documenting the educational programs, activities, and events of the school. The records are organized into four series: Academic Files, Office Files, School Promotion, and School Publications. Records of particular interest are pamphlets found in the School Publications series, which include essays, speeches, stories, plays, and even a book of early songs by Malvina Reynolds. Researchers will also find notable historical facts on the CLS in the Press Releases and Ephemera folder of the School Promotion series.
A folder of student newsletters and other writings reside in the School Publications, 1943-1955, series in addition to Press Releases and Ephemera.
1.5 linear feet
1 Linear Foot (1 oversize box.)
- Clark, Ann.
- Wong, Irene, 1949-
- Lowery, Joseph.
- Dannenbaum, Julie.
- Hillman, Libby.
- Beard, James, 1903-1985.
- Kamman, Madeleine.
- Bugialli, Giuliano.
- Culinary Institute of America.
- Marcella Hazan School of Classic Italian Cooking
- Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.)
- New England Culinary Institute.
- New York University. School of Education
- Boston University.
Item  promotes wine education courses from Vintage Enterprises and led by Martin Weiner. Includes descriptions and topics lists for courses "Wines of the World" and "Wines of Bordeaux"; logistical information; prices per person and couple; address for Vintage Enterprises; telephone number for Weiner; list of other courses offered by Weiner; and images of grapes, vineyards and wine labels. No recipes. Two copies.
Item  promotes cooking classes from La Bonne Cuisine School. Includes description of school; biographical information on director Ann Clark and instructors Lucinda Huston, Robert Pucci, Sarah Sutton, Irene Wong, Martha Schulman, Joseph Lowery, and Carl Manz; offer for schedule and gift certificates; enrollment and cancellation information; address with telephone number; and portraits of instructors. No recipes.
.5 Linear Feet (1 small manuscript box)
- Jonas, Clara E.
- Coleman Evaporating and Fruit Preserving Company of Western Maryland.
- Edison Electric Institute.
- National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
- General Electric Company.
- United States. Department of Agriculture.
- Philco Corporation.
- Cosco Home & Office Products.
- American Gas Association.
- KitchenAid, Inc.
- New York State College of Home Economics.
- Borg-Warner Corporation. Norge Division.
- Kelvinator Corporation (Detroit, Mich.)
- Hoosier Manufacturing Company.
- Kompass & Stoll Company.
Item  promotes the Coleman Combined Evaporator, Baker, and Refrigerator. Includes discussion of the product's usefulness to women; advantages of the evaporator over traditional fruit drying methods; its use for drying fruits, baking, roasting, boiling, cooking, refrigerating, drying clothes, and storing goods; and images of the evaporator, the furnace or oven room, the drying chamber or section, a fruit parer, and a woman in period dress. No recipes.
Item  promotes electric ranges, refrigerators, and other small electrical appliances with some recipes contributed by Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, McCall's Magazine, and Woman's Home Companion. Includes advice on the time saving benefits of electric ranges; instructions and recipes for oven meals; menu suggestions; techniques and recipes for meats from the oven, broiling, baking, top-of-range cooking, deep-well cooking, refrigerator and freezer cooking, small appliance cooking, and oven canning, including charts with times and temperatures; serving suggestion illustrations, illustrations of women in period dress, and images of electrical appliances; offer for additional copies; cleaning and care instructions; and index. Sample recipes: butterscotch tarts, nun's cake, and Danish goulash. Damaged: detached cover.
8 linear feet
Don Werkheiser, like many of his peers, received little recognition for his ideas and efforts during his lifetime, even among the relatively small circle of individualist anarchists within which he interacted. The papers consist mainly of various iterations of his Mutual Option Relationship philosophy and methodologies for realizing it, as well as his thoughts on the numerous social, economic, and political problems that he saw in contemporary American society. There is also correspondence with friends and associates in his intellectual and ideological sphere. The ephemera in the collection--consisting of newspaper clippings; pamphlets; and extracts from periodicals, books, and monographs, are significant because of their subject area (mainly freedom of speech), their relative obscurity, and also Werkheiser's extensive annotations. These materials are supplemented by a very small number of photographs.
The Don Werkheiser Papers (8 linear feet) have been divided into six series: Writings, Correspondence, Other Activities, Works by Others, Photographs, and Ephemera. Originally included with the Don Werkheiser Papers was a large collection of books and pamphlets by Theodore Schroeder, an important influence on Werkheiser, as well as published works by other authors. These have been removed and cataloged separately.
There is a significant amount of material in the Don Werkheiser Papers having to do with Theodore Schroeder. In addition to championing free speech causes, Schroeder developed a system of psychological thought which he named "evolutionary psychology." He was also interested in erotogenic interpretations of religious practices, and his writings on this topic generated much controversy in his day. Werkheiser was profoundly influenced by evolutionary psychology and other areas of Schroeder's thought, especially his advocacy of free speech. This is indicated not only in Werkheiser's own writings, but also in his substantial files of material by and about Schroeder and in a small amount of correspondence between the two, and between Schroeder and others. (As a point of clarification, Schroeder's evolutionary psychology appears to be entirely unrelated to the discipline of the same name established by Leda Cosmides and John Tooby in the 1990s.)
There is also a substantial amount of material related to the School of Living (mainly the one in Brookville, Ohio) and the ideas associated with it: decentralism, cooperative living, monetary and tax reform, alternative education, permaculture, wilderness and farmland preservation, and the environment. Its founders, Ralph Borsodi and Mildred Loomis, are also well-represented in the collection--particularly Loomis, who was a close friend of Werkheiser's. (As another point of clarification, the School of Living's journal-newsletter, Green Revolution, is unaffiliated with--and even in direct ideological opposition to--the Green Revolution in agriculture begun in the mid-1940s that encouraged large-scale chemical applications as a means to boost agricultural productivity.)
Other important influences on or associates of Werkheiser represented in the collection are Georgism and Henry George (on which Werkheiser wrote extensively), Laurance Labadie, Ralph Templin, and Arnold Maddaloni. There is also some material by the science fiction writer Robert Anton Wilson.
The largest series in the collection, Writings (5.25 linear feet), is made up of five subseries: Books, Essays, Drafts, Notes, and Creative Writing.
The Books subseries consists of book-length manuscripts, most of them unpublished, in their complete and finished (or nearly so) stage. There is considerable overlap with the Notes and Drafts subseries (which contains fragmented and/or very early drafts), particularly for the two Mutual Option Relationship (MOR) books. The first of the MOR books, The Book of MOR, was completed circa 1976, the fruit of a grant Werkheiser received to write an aid to human relations. The later Mutual Option Relationship: A New Approach to Human Freedom was a major reworking of the first book. Werkheiser worked on it for the two years before his death (although his notes files indicate that it had been a work-in-progress long prior to that time), and his wife, Lila Powers, edited it for publication after his death.
The undated work A Unifying Concept of Human Being appears to be an early form of a portion of The Book of MOR. Also included is Werkheiser's Master's thesis from Sacramento State College.
The Essays subseries includes the typescripts of standalone, short articles, both published and unpublished. Most of the essays are listed alphabetically by title in the contents list. There are also folders of college papers, speeches, untitled works, and fragments. Some essays may be portions of larger works; some were later published as pamphlets; some college papers may also appear in the individual title listing (either as duplicates or later reworkings).
The two subseries Drafts and Notes were originally one large file of materials that combined background materials and notes for Werkheiser's writings with drafts in varying stages of completion. For the purposes of clarity, the two types of materials have been separated, in those cases where discernible drafts could be found. The Drafts subseries consists of versions of incomplete drafts of Werkheiser's books. However, it frequently includes other notes that appeared to be closely linked to the drafts. There remains substantial overlap with the Notes subseries.
Most of the drafts within the Drafts subseries appear to be from The Book of MOR or Mutual Option Relationship. Because of the similarity between the books and the arrangement of the original files, it was impossible to determine which version of the book the drafts belong to, and so they have been grouped together. The researcher should also note that the chapter-numbering scheme used for Mutual Option Relationship differs greatly from that of the earlier The Book of MOR. Moreover, the chapter numbers assigned to the drafts frequently do not correspond to the finished versions of either book.
The Notes subseries, the bulk of the Writings series, is made up of Werkheiser's background materials and notes for a variety of his writings, but mainly for his MOR books or having to do with his MOR philosophy. The subseries will present some challenges to the researcher due to the fact that it has no clearly discernable arrangement. Although mostly undated, the notes appear to range from the 1940s through the 1990s, judging from the few items with dates and from contextual clues. (Werkheiser frequently used scrap paper--the backs of flyers, cancelled checks, and other ephemera--as note paper.) Furthermore, it appears that he often used materials originally created for an earlier purpose in his later work. Werkheiser's original filing system is not clear, and there is much that is fragmentary or unidentified. For these reasons, this section, while richly expressive of Werkheiser's thought, will present challenges in its ease of use and research value.
Some of Werkheiser's notes have been teased out by type of material: definitions, diagrams, and notes on readings. The rest (the bulk of them) have been left in a "General" category. The General notes section is made up primarily of topical notes, but also includes a mixture of essays in early stages, notes on readings, preliminary chapter drafts for the MOR books, and heavily annotated articles. Not all of this material may have been intended for the MOR books, but all of it seems to be related to the philosophy and practice of MOR. Topics covered include evolution, psychology, racism, sexism, economics (with subtopics of land, rent, usury, interest, taxes, etc.), game theory, government, capitalism, communism, libertarianism, and more.
The Creative Writing subseries is comprised of short stories, plays, and poetry written by Werkheiser.
The Ephemera series (1.25 linear ft.) comprises clippings, journal reprints, pamphlets, and portions of books and monographs kept by Werkheiser. Much of it served as background material for his writings on Mutual Option Relationship. A great deal of it has been heavily annotated by Werkheiser. The series is divided into two main sections: works by Werkheiser and the works of others. Some of the material is duplicated in the pamphlets, books, and serials that have been removed from the collection and cataloged separately.
10 Linear Feet
This collection contains ephemera material that documents a variety of products, companies, services, and subjects that are otherwise unable to be categorized into another subject area. It includes booklets, catalogs, pamphlets, order forms, price lists, and other promotional material.
- Carter, Nancy.
- F.W. Seastrand.
- C.L. Richardson & Co.
- Fortnum & Mason (Firm)
- Family Circle (New York, N.Y.)
- Les Echalottes.
- Charles & Co.
Item  promotes Fairbanks' Standard Scales. Includes 3 trade cards; image depicting young girls weighing a doll on a scale; image of young men weighing timber on a scale; image of men weighing hay on a scale; advertisements for Fairbanks' Standard Scales; address of Fairbanks & Co. at 311 Broadway in New York; and images of men and children in period dress. Damaged: small hole and cut marks, white residue [either paper remnants from previously being attached by glue to another paper or mold damage]. No recipes.