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Maglenn, James, Collection, 1857; 1863 – 1864 – James Maglenn (1833-1914), chief engineer of the Civil War blockade runner “Ad-Vance,” was a native of Ireland who emigrated to the United States at the age of 19 in 1852. This small collection includes the original 1857 engineer’s certificate issued to Maglenn, a Xerox copy of a sketch of the “Ad-Vance” as well as a copy of a portrait of Maglenn.

Westbook, Nan, Notebook, 1937 – Anne Howard (Chapin) Weston (1913-1992), a native of Hartford, Connecticut, was a student in Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, from 1930 to 1933. She, and her future husband, Norman Betts Weston (1913-2000), were among the body of students who founded Black Mountain College at Black Mountain, N.C., in the autumn of 1933. The collection consists of one binder with 37 leaves (some blank). The leaves contain pasted color cutouts and some pencil figures demonstrating the application of various color systems studied while a student in a course taught by Josef Albers.