Villanova Digital Library

Villanova University's Digital Library initiative assembles, presents, and preserves digital collections that support the teaching and research of the campus and the global community of scholars. We work with faculty, staff and regional partners to select and develop resources that enhance access for a wide range of disciplines and audiences.

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Villanova University's Digital Library initiative assembles, presents, and preserves digital collections that support the teaching and research of the campus and the global community of scholars. We work with faculty, staff and regional partners to select and develop resources that enhance access for a wide range of disciplines and audiences.

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    The Philadelphia Ceili Group is devoted to the promotion and perpetuation of Irish music, dance and culture in Philadelphia and throughout the Greater Delaware Valley. Villanova University's Digital Library archives the music of the Group's past festivals and makes Irish song and dance freely available to the community in inline audio and video and downloadable formats.  For more information, please see: https://www.philadelphiaceiligroup.org/.   
     
    The tape archives of the Philadelphia Ceili Group are significant in their documentation of traditional Irish and Irish American music. Performers include prominent members of the musical profession in Ireland and America. In addition to providing information on how such music is performed through the recording of concerts and festivals, the tapes of workshops and concerts document the connections between music in the old country and the new, and the development and transformation of traditional Irish playing styles in the transfer to the United States. The lectures given by historians and folklorists shed light on the history of the Irish in Ireland and America as well as on particular aspects of Irish culture. The tapes span the years 1977 – 1996. For more information, see the Inventory of The Philadelphia Ceili Group Tape Archives
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    Digitization status: Ongoing
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    Here reside narratives of  wanderings real or imaginary, travel guides, charts, and maps.  Digitization Status: Ongoing.
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    As a dimension of the Augustinian dimension of the mission of Villanova University, the Saint Augustine Reference Library is a resource for the current scholarship on Saint Augustine, one of the most important figures of Late Antiquity and of the Christian tradition. Currently featuring the work Augustine through the Ages: an Encyclopedia, this library will be amplified with guides for the study of Augustine (methodology, bibliographical orientation and thematic aspects). An already-existing and expanding bibliography for the study of St. Augustine can be found at http://www.findingaugustine.org.

    Access to some materials is currently limited to the Villanova University Community.


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    The correspondence in this collection contains courtship letters exchanged between Eleanor Sherman and Alexander M. Thackara, letters from Eleanor to her father, General William Tecumseh Sherman, frequently referencing public events and personalities. Another feature of the correspondence that calls for special attention is the local color and references to many individuals, events, and institutions of Philadelphia and the Main Line in the 1880's and 1890's. A unique part of the collection is A. M. Thackara's correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia relating to his years at Annapolis up until his marriage. Here can be found an unusual first-hand picture of Navy life in the post-Civil War period. Click here for a Guide and Finding Aid to most materials in this collection.  Digitization Status: Completed.  See also: the William T. Sherman Correspondence Collection
     
     
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    Since its inception in Philadelphia in 1771, the Society of The Friendly Sons and Daughters of Saint Patrick has been an active, vibrant organization within the Irish community. Members meet quarterly in the Philadelphia area to conduct Society business, share fellowship and experiences of common heritage. The Society has always been non-denominational, welcoming members from all religious backgrounds.
     
    The Society exists to promote Irish culture, education and provide aid. It performs these duties in the form of scholarships and benevolence, as well as through events and activities. Digitized materials include: correspondence, programs, benevolence documentation, and publications. http://www.friendlysons.com/ Digitization status: ongoing.
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    The Villanova Digital Collection houses works directly related to the University campus. Includes materials drawn from University Archives collections.  Digitization Status: Ongoing.
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    This collection contains scholarly articles published by Villanova faculty members and includes the Faculty Fulltext and Scholarship Open Access Reserve Fund (SOAR) Collections.  Status:  updated when materials are deposited by faculty. 
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    Collection includes: older graduate and undergraduate theses, and Falvey Student Scholars and One Book Villanova essays.   Digitization Status: Ongoing.
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    The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America. From the first Jewish community in 1654 to the present day, The Weitzman draws on 370 years of Jewish life in America to share stories of hope and resilience with audiences of all backgrounds through exhibitions, programs, and educational experiences. 
     
    This collection contains oral history interviews conducted for a temporary exhibition called Living on the Land that was on view at the Museum in 1979. In the late nineteenth century, millions of Jewish refugees fled Russia to find new homes due to rising persecution. Most moved to cities and found work in garment trades, manufacturing, or commerce, but some families became farmers in agricultural communities around the world. The interviews in this collection offer insight into the history and culture of the Jewish farming communities of southern New Jersey through the perspectives of those who lived there, including descendants of the earliest founders of Alliance and other towns. Living on the Land featured excerpts from these interviews in wall text, a slide show, and audio clips.
     
    For more information, see the Museum’s website and its special online exhibition about Jewish farmers.

    Digitization status: In progress.

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    This collection contains materials that were published outside the United States and that do not fit in other existing collections as well as non-domestic personal paper collections not collected elsewhere.  Included are books of heraldry from England and Japan, and genealogy and family papers.