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The papers of Rev. John L S. Hollomanhave been acquired by the District of Columbia Public Library’s Washington D.C. Community Archives. Holloman, a native of Hertford County, North Carolina, moved to Washington with his wife in 1917 when he succeeded William Bishop Johnson in the pastorate of the Second Baptist Church. Holloman and his wife were active in the Washington African-American community and various Baptist and Republican organizations.

A collection of the most important publications of Wilhelm Wundt, the father of experimental psychology, has been acquired by the Archives of the History of American Psychology at the University of Akron. Wundt played a major role in convincing early psychologists that objective scientific methods could be applied to the study of the mind. The acquisition, valued at $13,000, comprises 10.5 feet of books and is housed in the rare book room of Bierce Library.

Earthquakes and earthquake engineering are the topics of 5,800 slides and 10,000 photographs donated by professor Karl V. Steinbrugge to the University of California, Berkeley’s, Earthquake Engineering Research Center Library. The slides will be digitized and the textual descriptions entered into an automated slide retrieval system will allow for retrieval on the earthquake, location, type of building, nature of damage, and other information depicted in the image.

Postcards of Reno have been acquiredby the University of Nevada at Reno. The 1,400 postcards, produced between 1906 and 1980, depict Reno and the surrounding area, document changes in the Truckee Meadows during this century, and provide evidence of the various images the area has presented over time—gambling mecca, divorce center, college town, wild west town, or staid and prosperous community.

A 17th-century book of poetry byAmerica’s first woman poet, Anne Bradstreet, became the four-millionth volume acquired by the library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The small, hand-sized volume entitled Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, was published in Boston in 1678, six years after Bradstreet’s death. The book, donated by the Hanes Foundation, was presented in honor of James F. Govan at a reception marking his retirement after 19 years as university librarian. Several Poems, which includes Bradstreet’s most famous poem, “Contemplations,” is an expanded version of The Tenth Muse, Lately Sprung Up in America, a less rare volume published in England in 1650.

The University of Virginia's CliftonWaller Barrett Library of American Literature has acquired an autograph manuscript by Mark Twain (ca. 1889), with many revisions and deletions, attacking the teaching of religion at Girard College in Philadelphia. The library also acquired an autograph manuscript (ca. 1835) of Washington Irving’s Astoria, and a typed film script for Peter Viertel’s 1956 screen adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises with extensive handwritten annotations and comments by Hemingway.

Over 2,000 works by and about S. T.Coleridge and other English romantic poets and authors have been donated to Victoria University Library, Toronto, by the estate of renowned Coleridge scholar Kathleen Coburn. Cobum was the editor of the Collected Coleridge published by Princeton University Press.

Woodrow Wilson scholar Arthur S.Link, professor emeritus at Princeton University, donated his personal library to Warren Wilson College's Martha Ellison Library, Swannanoa, North Carolina. Link is editor of the 68-volume Papers of Woodrow Wilson and twice winner of the Bancroft Award for the best biography. ■

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