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Irvin C. Poley signature album

Identifier: HC.MC-975-05-008

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of five volumes of the signature albums of Irvin C. Poley. The volume includes autographs of famous people, particularly authors, actors and some in government or diplomacy, primarily sent to Irvin Poley, though there are other recipients as well. Many of the instances are signatures. Some of the more well-known/important authors who wrote letters, (rather than just signatures), often relate to speaking at an event or a fund solicitation or response to comment or request for signature from Poley.


  • 1903-1937


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Irvin C. Poley (1892-1974) was a Quaker and member of Germantown Monthly Meeting. He had been a principal and vice-principal of Germantown Friends School and taught English there for 45 years. Poley was co-author of two literary anthologies, author of the Poley Precis Tests and of many articles.

(Information from: Friends Journal, vol. 20, p. 345-6, 1974)


0.18 Linear Feet (5 volumes)





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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
Irvin C. Poley signature album, 1903-1937
Kara Flynn
September 2015
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