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Irvin C. Poley signature album

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-05-008

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of five volumes of the signature albums of Irvin C. Poley. The volumes include autographs of famous people, particularly authors, actors, and those in government or diplomacy, primarily sent to Poley, though there are other recipients as well. Many of the instances are signatures. Some of the more well-known 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.

Dates

  • 1903-1937

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

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

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

Extent

0.18 Linear Feet (5 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

The signature albums of Irvin C. Poley include autographs of famous people, particularly authors, actors, and those in government or diplomacy, primarily sent to Poley, though there are other recipients as well. Many of the instances are signatures. Some of the more well-known 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.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.
Title
Irvin C. Poley signature album, 1903-1937
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
September, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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