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Popular culture

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works on literature, art, music, motion pictures, etc. produced for a mass audience. General works on learning and scholarship, literature, the arts, etc. are entered under Intellectual life.

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Alsop family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 34
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, legal papers, diaries, estate records, account books, notebooks, deeds, and miscellanea of the Alsop family of Middletown, Connecticut. Several generations of family members are represented in the papers including: Joseph Wright Alsop (1772-1844), Joseph Wright Alsop (1804-1878), Joseph Wright Alsop (1838-1891), Joseph Wright Alsop (1876-1953), Mary Alsop Oliver Alsop (1815-1893), Richard Alsop (1726-1776), Richard Alsop (1789-1842), Charles Richard Alsop...
Dates: 1734-1986

American Life collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 748
Overview: An artificial collection of correspondence, advertisements, brochures, broadsides, newspapers, magazines, posters, programs, printed material, and miscellanea relating to American life and culture, ca.1824-1952.
Dates: 1824-1952

American Trade Card Collection

 Collection
Call Number: AOB 3
Overview: The collection consists of illustrated 19th century trade cards (small printed cards, bearing tradesmen’s advertisements and including an illustration); early 20th century advertising cards which were distributed by merchants or manufacturers to advertise or promote their business or product; and a small number of collecting cards.
Dates: circa 1870-1950

George Miller Beard papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 584
Overview: Correspondence, writings, biographical material and other papers of George M. Beard, physician and specialist in the treatment of mental and nervous disorders. Included are materials relating to his work on the medical uses of electricity and his pioneering work in the definition of criminal insanity, as well as papers relating to his interest in spiritualism. Also included are a number of letters received by his daughter, Grace Alden Beard, related to a biographical study of her father.
Dates: 1853-1923

Bicentennial Schlock Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1262
Overview: A collection of objects and packaging for commercial products celebrating the United States Bicentennial in 1976. These items were assembled as a course project for Jesse Lemisch's American Studies class at SUNY/Buffalo in the spring of 1976 and exhibited in 1976 and 1977. Included in the collection are catalogues of the exhibitions as well as related correspondence and photographs.
Dates: 1967-1977

Carpenter family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 911
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence among members of a single family: William Carpenter, his wife, Charity, and their nine children. The letters reveal the departure of William Carpenter from his family and his estrangement from his wife ca. 1810. The major subjects of the letters are the children's education and their careers. One son, Walter, attended Yale (1824-1828) and describes student life. Other letters describe the terms of an apprenticeship and a daughter, Philinia, writes of her...
Dates: 1810-1828

Champion Spalding Chase papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 133
Overview: Correspondence and other papers of Champion Spalding Chase, Civil War veteran, lawyer, and politician. The papers are comprised primarily of personal correspondence between Chase and members of the family, although there is some material related to his Civil War experiences and to his work with the Whig Party and the Republican Party.
Dates: 1837-1899

Leicester Craig Clark Family Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1137
Overview: Family of descendants of Justin Ely (1739-1817) with branches in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Ohio. More than half the papers consists of family correspondence and printed matter (1883-1920) collected by Leicester Craig Clark. The printed matter (ca. 1900-1920) includes advertising brochures, greeting cards, picture postcards, and pamphlets from religious and charitable organizations, which offer a sample of American popular culture for the period. Clark's sister, Margaret Clark Neal, and...
Dates: 1829-1928

Connecticut Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 149
Overview: An artificial collection of material relating to the cities and towns of Connecticut, containing printed material, legal records, military papers, and miscellanea. Specific items include: deeds, indentures, leases, military commissions, enrollment lists, record books, and muster rolls.
Dates: 1655-1950

Harry Croswell Papers

 Collection
Call Number: RG 258
Overview: Diaries, family records and history of the Parish of Trinity Church, New Haven (1740-1820) by Harry Croswell, journalist and later minister of Trinity Church from 1815 until his death. The diaries in 14 volumes (1821-1858), offer a daily record of his life in New Haven as well as accounts of his participation in the work of the church in the surrounding region and in the affairs of Trinity College, Hartford.Croswell also records the formation of the black congregation, St. Luke's, in 1844....
Dates: 1821–1858

Andrew Jackson Davis papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 677
Overview: Letters from Andrew Jackson Davis, author and spiritualist to William Green, Jr., his benefactor. The letters deal with personal, family, and financial matters as well as Davis' work with spiritualism and healing.
Dates: 1848-1929, bulk 1848-1881

Exhibitions Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 893
Overview: An artificial collection of publications and reports from major international exhibitions, 1867-1904. The Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition, 1876, is a major component of the collection.
Dates: 1867-1933

Albert Galloway Keller papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 768
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, student and teaching files, and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of Albert G. Keller, a sociologist, author, and student and colleague of William Graham Sumner. Keller frequently corresponded with individuals on the subject of Sumner, and Yale University figures such as Arthur T. Hadley, James Rowland Angell, and Charles Seymour often felt Keller's displeasure over the University's treatment of the Sumner legacy....
Dates: 1888-1956

Charles Augustus Lindbergh papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 325
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence; diaries; writings; childhood, school and college materials; financial, legal, and housekeeping records; reports; memoranda; drawings; maps; publications; artifacts; and memorabilia documenting the life and interests of Charles Augustus Lindbergh. The papers form the largest and most extensive collection of his personal, professional, and family papers. They document his work as a pilot, developer of commercial aviation and rocketry, bio-engineer, air force...
Dates: 1780-1999, bulk 1911-1974

Charles Edward Sargent papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1069
Overview: Four-volume typed manuscript, "A Reexamination of the Doctrine of Gall and Spurzheim in the Light of Recent Science," expounding the teachings of phrenology and attempting to reconcile them with contemporary psychology and evolutionary philosophy. Expanded from Charles Edward Sargent's 1905 Yale Ph.D. thesis.
Dates: 1905-1935

Shoe-Life Stories, ca. 1954

 Item — Box 4: Series 1, item: 2a
Call Number: MSS 60, Series I
Scope and Contents: "Shoe-Life Stories (circa 1954) sliced reproductions of faces vertically and alternated these with textures of objects from a jeweler’s catalog."--Buckley, Craig. Graphic Assembly: Montage, Media, and Experimental Architecture in the 1960. University of Minnesota Press, 2019, page 50."McHale at this time abandoned the neural forms of his earlier work in order to emphasize the role of communications media. He wished to visualize how raw data (represented by torn bits of colored...
Dates: ca. 1954

Todd-Bingham memorabilia collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 496F
Overview: The collection consists of theater, concert, art exhibition and circus programs; pamphlets; periodicals; books; travel literature; dance cards; maps; sheet music; calling cards; engravings of paintings; advertising literature; and postcards assembled from the David Peck Todd, Mabel Loomis Todd, Loomis-Wilder Family, and Millicent Todd Bingham Papers in the Yale University Library. Taken together these items document three generations of the life of a cultivated family in the 19th and 20th...
Dates: 1832-1962

Untitled collage book (unfinished), 1950s

 Item — Box 5: Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 7, item: 3a
Call Number: MSS 60, Series II

Untitled collage book (unfinished), 1950s

 Item — Box 5: Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 7, item: 3b
Call Number: MSS 60, Series II
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Why I Took to the Washers in Luxury Flats

Why I Took to the Washers in Luxury Flats, 1954

 Item — Box 4: Series 1, item: 1
Call Number: MSS 60, Series I
Scope and Contents: "McHale at this time abandoned the neural forms of his earlier work in order to emphasize the role of communications media. He wished to visualize how raw data (represented by torn bits of colored paper, newspapers, and magazines) might be organized by a human or mechanical brain into discrete messages. The collage books that he produced in 1954 (cat. no. 37) synthesized the themes of mass culture, information processing, and viewer participation. Each page of these books (one of which was...
Dates: 1954