Cardiff Giant Collection. 1869-2003 (bulk 1869-1969).


Summary Information

Repository
New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Title
Cardiff Giant Collection
ID
Coll. No. 431
Date
1869-2003 (bulk 1869-1969)
Extent
1.75 Cubic feet + 1 volume + 3 oversize folders (OVS and OVS+)
Language
English
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains publications, clippings, photographs, television and radio transcripts, and notes relating to the Cardiff Giant.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library

Special Collections
P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-1470

 

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Custodial History Note

The Cardiff Giant was acquired by the New York Historical Association (NYSHA) / The Farmers’ Museum (TFM) in 1948. This material was collected by its previous owner, Gardner Cowles, as well as by NYSHA / TFM.

Accession Number

n.a.

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Collection Inventory

 431.1 – Box 1
 431.1/1 — The Cardiff Giant in poetry. Includes photocopy of The Poetic History of the Cardiff Giant. 1869-1873 (originals)
 431.1/2 — CBS television. You Are There transcript. 1955-1956.
 431.1/3 — Chronologies (2). 1948, 2003.
 431.1/4 — Clippings (magazine and newspaper), typescript essays, and ephemera. 1869-1989 (1 of 2).
 431.1/5 — Clippings (magazine and newspaper), typescript essays, and ephemera. 1869-1989 (2 of 2).
 431.1/6 — Clippings (newspaper). 1869-1870, undated.
 431.1/7 — Dunn, James Taylor (NYSHA librarian). Note cards relating to Cardiff Giant. 1948.
 431.1/8 — Dunn, James Taylor. Proofs of The True, Moral, and Diverting Tale of the Cardiff Giant or the American Goliath. circa 1948.
 431.1/9 — McKinney, W.A. “The History of the Cardiff Giant Hoax.” New Englander, Vol. 34. 1875 (typescript copy).
 431.1/10 — “A New York State Show: The Cardiff Giant” –- script and program from an 1869 show at the Cornell University Theatre. undated.
 431.1/11 — Notes. undated.
 431.1/12 — Other giants – clippings and photocopies of articles. 1877-1958.
 431.1/13 — Photographs – includes reproductions. 1869-1969, undated (1 of 2).
 431.1/14 — Photographs – includes reproductions. 1869-1969, undated (2 of 2).
 431.2 – Box 2
 431.2/1 — Plymat, William N., Jr. “The Cardiff Giant.” 107 pp. 1978.
 431.2/2 — Press release about NYSHA / The Farmers’ Museum acquisition of Cardiff Giant. 1948.
 431.2/3 — Publications / pamphlets. 1869-1969 (1 of 3).
 431.2/4 — Publications / pamphlets. 1869-1969 (2 of 3).
 431.2/5 — Publications / pamphlets. 1869-1969 (3 of 3).
 431.2/6 — WGY – Jared Van Wagenen, Jr. Radio transcript. 1931.
 431.2/7 — White, Andrew Dickson. “The Cardiff Giant: A Chapter in the History of Human Folly” – from the Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White. Typescript copy. 1905.
 431.3 – Box 3
Kelland, Clarence Budington. “The Cardiff Giant Affair” [eight part series], Saturday Evening Post, Vol. 231, no. 31-38 (1959).
 431.4 – Box 4
 431.4/1 — Scrapbook. 1869-1937, 1969.
 431.4/2 — Scrapbook. 1948.
Oversize folders (OVS)
 431.01 — Broadsides. 1869-1969, undated.
 431.02 — Newspaper clippings. 1869-1969.
Oversize+ folder (OVS+)
 431.001 — “What is the Cardiff Giant” and “Great American Mastodon” broadsides, undated; Syracuse Semi-weekly Journal, October 27, 1869.
Volumes
 431.v1 — Scrapbook, pp. 96-168 devoted to Cardiff Giant (1869-1870). Entire volume is 1869-1874.

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