10 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) City and town life.

  1. August Heckscher papers, 1931-1999

    23,000 items. 64 containers. 26 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Writer, arts consultant, social commentator, and journalist. Correspondence, speeches, writings, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Heckscher's work as arts consultant to President John F. Kennedy, editorial writer at the New York Herald Tribune, director of the Twentieth Century Fund, parks commissioner and Administrator of Recreation and Cultural Affairs for the city of New York, and his work with various educational and cultural institutions.

  2. Walt Whitman papers, 1837-1957

    150 items. 2 containers plus 2 oversize. 1.2 linear feet. 2 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Poet. Correspondence, family papers, holograph drafts of Whitman's poetry and prose, printed matter, and miscellany. Includes a printed copy of O Captain! My Captain! with Whitman's handwritten corrections and letters exchanged with Abraham Leech, Whitman's earliest known correspondence.

  3. Polish declarations of admiration and friendship for the United States, 1926

    200 items. 105 volumes plus 6 oversize volumes. 13.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Volumes compiled under the auspices of the American-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Poland and the Polish-American Society and presented to President Calvin Coolidge in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and in acknowledgment of American participation and aid to Poland during World War I, containing over five million signatures of Polish citizens and embellished with illustrations rendered by prominent postwar Polish artists of buildings, coats of arms, monuments, rural and urban scenes, and historical figures.

  4. Reader's collection, Library of Congress Copyright Office drama deposits, 1863-1928

    600 items. 39 containers. 15.6 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Typewritten or handwritten play scripts deposited with the United States Copyright Office as unpublished and subsequently transferred to the Manuscript Division.

  5. Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995

    14,250 items. 57 containers plus 27 oversize. 26.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collector. A collection of Americana including historical letters and documents, family and personal papers, broadsides, financial and legal papers, illustrated and printed ephemera, government and legislative documents, military records, journals, and printed matter relating primarily to the expansion and development of the United States from the colonial period through the 1876 centennial.

  6. Constance McLaughlin Green papers, 1920-1969

    22,000 items. 17 containers plus 1 oversize. 6.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Historian and author. Correspondence, drafts, galleys, and page proofs of writings, notes, printed and near-print material, clippings, speeches, and other papers relating primarily to Green's research on the history of Washington, D.C., and the publication of her two-volume Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Washington (1962-1963).

  7. Josef Breitenbach collection : portraits, figure studies, documentary views of Asia, Europe, and the United States

    241 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 14 x 11 in. or smaller.. 12 photographic prints : color ; 8 x 10 in.. -- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Photographs show entertainers, composers, writers, politicians, artists, educators and some nude figure studies. Famous people depicted include Josef Albers, Emile Bernard, Bertolt Brecht, Max Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, Leonhard Frank, Wassily Kandinsky, John Steinbeck, and Sarah Vaughan. Documentary photographs of Asia show city and village life, landscapes, workers, women, children and temples in Bali, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, and Nepal. Some sites in the United States, Canada, and Europe are also featured.

  8. Burk Uzzle photojournalism collection (Library of Congress)

    246,887 items. -- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Selections from Burk Uzzle's collection represent over 300 photo assignments for print media and corporate clients as well as some personal work. Subject coverage depicted in his professional work is broad with emphasis on places, people and events in the United States. Topics include business and industry, personalities and politicians, social protests, urban and suburban life, and the Woodstock music festival. His personal work, chiefly unidentified, shows images from his "American Landscape" series, motorcycles, his family, and other miscellaneous subjects.

  9. Peter Sekaer photograph collection : architecture, housing and urban conditions in the United States

    281 photographic prints: gelatin silver; majority 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10 in.) or smaller. -- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Photographs show buildings, housing, slums and urban life in the South, Midwest, and some areas of the Northeast such as New York City and Pittsburgh.

  10. National Photo Company collection

    ca. 40,000 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; various sizes.. ca. 40,000 negatives : glass, and some safety film ; from 4 x 5 in. to 8 x 10 in.. -- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The National Photo Company Collection documents virtually all aspects of Washington, D.C., life, including inaugurations, sports, landmarks, conventions, and topics of local interest. During the administrations of Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, the National Photo Company supplied photographs of current news events in Washington, D.C., as a daily service to its subscribers. Herbert French, the National Photo Company owner and a photographer himself, was a member of the White House News Photographers at the time of its founding. He covered the administrations of Presidents Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. His collection of portraits includes many prominent officials and social figures. Visitors to the capital, protests and parades, conventions and meetings, events in Congress, inaugurations and White House events, and to a limited extent, world events in general are represented in the collection. Herbert French was particularly fond of baseball, and the Washington Senators are documented thoroughly, especially in years when they were the contenders for the pennant. Similarly he covered horse shows and automobile racing.