The Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture Serials collection contains fan magazines, academic journals, industry trade magazines, yearbooks, and bound press releases documenting radio, television, advertising, journalism, film, and humor from the early 1900's to the present.
The Joseph Spence papers span the years 1862 to 1864. The collection consists of correspondence sent from Civil War battlefields in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Topics covered include living conditions, finances, health and fitness, descriptions of encounters with rebels, and thoughts on the war, its officers, and rebels.
Grace Delafield Day Spier (1901-1980) was a social activist, a friend of Katherine Anne Porter, and the sister of Dorothy Day, editor of the Catholic Worker. She became active in the literary and intellectual circles of Greenwich Village in the second decade of the twentieth century. The collection consists of correspondence from Katherine Anne Porter about mutual acquaintances and personal life.