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Popular Culture Collections

Introduction to the Collection

This is a guide to popular culture materials or collections related or references to popular culture. 

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Joan Quigley papers (12 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes): Contain correspondence, writings, astrological charts, printed matter, and videocassettes relating to astrology. Include astrological charts of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and other celebrities and figures such as Madonna, the British royal family and the Clintons.

Beth Flippen Scheel Papers - Reports, Kwajalein army base newspaper issues, memorabilia, and photographs, relating to United States Army atomic bomb tests at Bikini atoll in 1946; the coinage of "bikini" as a garment. 

Sybil Bailey Stockdale Papers - Diaries, coorespondence, notes, press releases, clippings, photographs, and phonotapes, relating to American prisoners of war during the Vietnamese War and to their families; a Hollywood movie is in development about the Stockdale family.

JAMES B. DONOVAN PAPERS - General counsel, US Office of Strategic Services, 1943–45. The movie Bridge of Spies (2015) starring Tom Hanks was based on Donovan's experiences. 

Pasternak family papers - Boris Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator; The movie Doctor Zhivago (1965) is based on Boris Pasternak's work. 

FIRING LINE BROADCAST RECORDS - Television series hosted by William F. Buckley, 1966–99

Heisler (Ivan C. F.) motion picture film - Ivan C.F. Heisler was an American photographer. This film depicts Leon Trotsky, his wife Natalia Sedova, and members of their entourage, together with the artist Diego Rivera and his wife, the artist Frida Kahlo, in Coyoacan, Mexico. Includes original print, two reference prints, and video tape duplicate.

Preliminary Inventory to the Polish Arts and Culture Foundation records - Correspondence, writings, printed matter, photographs, sound recordings, video tapes, and motion picture film, relating to Polish culture and history, and to the Polish community in the United States. Includes material collected by the Foundation; Pope John Paul II publications, including a Marvel Comics comic book about his life. Also included is a publication about Stefan Cardinal Wyszinski

Japanese subject collection - Serial issues, reports, election campaign literature, and other printed matter, relating to various aspects of social, political and economic conditions in Japan; Manga Style Defense of Japan 2017, 2018

Letofsky (Irv) collection - Pressbooks for motion pictures in which Ronald Reagan appeared as an actor.

Longstreet (Stephen) paintings and drawings - Depicts scenes from World War II and the Vietnamese War, and portrays twentieth-century celebrities from various countries and fields of endeavor.

Inventory of the Nigerian Pamphlets and Other Publications Collected by Simon Ottenberg - Pamphlet and serial publications from Nigeria; Anyiam, Frederick Uzoma. Among Nigerian Celebrities. Sankey Printing Works, Yaba. 1960

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