John Ptak Collection of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Printed Education Materials 1882-1937

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Ptak, John F.
Size
0.75 linear feet (1 box and 1 half box)
Call number
MC 00620
Access to materials

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

The items in this collection were assembled by John Ptak and relate to animal protection issues in the United States.

John Ptak was the proprietor of J. F. Ptak Books, Maps, and Prints in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The store specialized in used, rare, and antiquarian manuscripts, reprints, journals, maps, and prints in mathematics and the sciences. He relocated to Hendersonville, North Carolina and operates JF Ptak Science Books.

Biographical/historical note

John Ptak was the proprietor of J. F. Ptak Books, Maps, and Prints in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The store specialized in used, rare, and antiquarian manuscripts, reprints, journals, maps, and prints in mathematics and the sciences. He relocated to Hendersonville, North Carolina, and operates the blog, JF Ptak Science Books.

Scope/content

The items in this collection were assembled by John Ptak and relate to animal protection issues in the United States.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Ptak Collection of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Printed Education Materials, MC 00620, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of John Ptak, 2017 (Accession no. 2017.0039)

Processing information

Processed by: Bennett Chapman and Gwynn Thayer, March 2017; machine-readable finding aid created by: Bennett Chapman and Gwynn Thayer, March 2017.

Adamantine Hearts / Western Humane Press Committee Palo Alto, California undated
Box 1, Folder 1
Address to the Boston Public Schools in the Winter of 1885 and 1886 by George T. Angell / Offices of the American Humane Education Society and Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1890s
Box 1, Folder 2
Advent / National Council for Animals' Welfare 1930s
Box 1, Folder 3
Air-Gun and the Birds, The / M.L. Hall undated
Box 1, Folder 4
Alas Poor Jocko! / The National Humane Journal undated
Box 1, Folder 5
Alas Poor Jocko! (Copy) / The National Humane Journal undated
Box 1, Folder 5
Anaesthetic Delusion, The / American Anti-Vivisection Society undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Animal Welfare A Challenge / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Box 1, Folder 7
Animal Welfare A Challenge (Copy) / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Box 1, Folder 7
Animals' Charter, An / National Council for Animals' Welfare 1930s
Box 1, Folder 8
Animals' Charter, An (Copy) / National Council for Animals' Welfare 1930s
Box 1, Folder 8
Animals' Welfare Week A National Demonstration: The Significance of Animals' Welfare Week / National Council for Animals' Welfare 1930s
Box 1, Folder 9
Animals' Welfare Week A National Demonstration: The Significance of Animal Welfare Week (Copy) / National Council for Animals' Welfare 1930s
Box 1, Folder 9
Apes and Men / National Council for Animals' Welfare 1930s
Box 1, Folder 10
Appeal From the Horses to the Summer Visitors, An / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 11
Appeal From the Horses to the Summer Visitors, An (Copy) / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 11
Appeal From the Horses to the Summer Visitors, An (Copy) / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 11
Balance of Nature, The / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Box 1, Folder 12
Balance of Nature by Ewen K. Patterson, The / Reprinted from "The Animals' Friend" Courtesy of "Our Dumb Animals" undated
Box 1, Folder 13
Band of Mercy / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 14
Band of Mercy (Copy) / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 14
Band of Mercy (Copy) / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 14
Bands of Mercy / Humane Education Committee, Providence, Rhode Island undated
Box 1, Folder 15
Birds' Land of Altruism, The / "Our Fellow Creatures" undated
Box 1, Folder 16
Blessed Are The Merciful / "The Open Door;" The National Anti-Vivisection and Animal Magazine undated
Box 1, Folder 17
Bob-White The Farmer's Friend / National Association of Audubon Societies 1908
Box 1, Folder 18
Bulletin No. 1 Watering and Bedding / Boston Work-Horse Relief Association 1915
Box 1, Folder 19
Cats and Birds / Animal Rescue League undated
Box 1, Folder 20
Care and Transportation of Cattle, The / Humane Education Committee undated
Box 1, Folder 21
Children in Humane Work / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 22
"Christ and the Lower Creatures" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Box 1, Folder 23
"Christ Crucified" / Ella Wheeler Wilcox undated
Box 1, Folder 24
Collections by Children "Society for the Protection of Birds" / Humane Education Committee undated
Box 1, Folder 25
Compulsory Vaccination is a Crime / International Anti-Vaccination League 1926
Box 1, Folder 26
Cost of a Seal-Skin Coat, The / Office of the Women' Penna. S.P.C.A. undated
Box 1, Folder 27
Cost of a Skin, The / The American Humane Association 1906
Box 1, Folder 28
Courses of Lectures on Humane Subjects Along Practical Educational Lines Under the Aupices of Humane Societies / The American Humane Association 1910
Box 1, Folder 29
Cruelties of Seal Hunting, The / The Humane Dress League of The Order of the Golden Age undated
Box 1, Folder 30
Cruelties of Trapping and Who is Responsible or The Cost of Your Furs in Torture and Death, The / The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals undated
Box 1, Folder 31
Cruelty to Animals / Letter to the Editor of the Globe undated
Box 1, Folder 32
Cry of the Little Brothers, The / Etheldred Breeze Barry undated
Box 1, Folder 33
Dangerous Ideal, A / American Humanitarian League undated
Box 1, Folder 34
Dangerous Ideal, A (Copy) / American Humanitarian League undated
Box 1, Folder 34
Defence of Vivisection / Resolutions Adopted by the American Medical Association 1896
Box 1, Folder 35
Do Not Leave Your Cat to Starve / Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 36
Dog Pounds and Their Management / The American Humane Association undated
Box 1, Folder 37
Early Lessons in Kindness or Cruelty / The American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 38
Excerpts from Press Notices and Comments by Educators on A Manual of Moral and Humane Education / The Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society undated
Box 1, Folder 39
Fundamental Need of Humane Education, The / Department of Humane Education undated
Box 1, Folder 40
Fur and Fashion / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 41
Gentle Art of Training Wild Beasts, The / Animal Rescue League and The American Humane Education Society October, 1908
Box 1, Folder 42
Gnat and the Camel and What I Saw in a Great Abattoir at Omaha, Nebraska, The / The American Humane Association 1920
Box 1, Folder 43
Greatest of Cruelties, The / Basil Wilberforce undated
Box 1, Folder 44
Guardians of the Nation's Animals / Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 1924
Box 1, Folder 45
Harold's Dream / Animal Rescue League undated
Box 1, Folder 46
How the Birds Help the Farmer / Audubon Society of Rhode Island undated
Box 1, Folder 47
How the Church Proposes to Work / American Humane Association 1920
Box 1, Folder 48
How Rabies are Manufactured / National Canine Defence League undated
Box 1, Folder 49
How to Treat Cats / Mary F. Lovell W. C. T. U. Superintendent of Department of Mercy undated
Box 1, Folder 50
Humane Education: An Address to Teachers / American Humane Association undated
Box 1, Folder 51
Humane Education: What to Teach and How to Teach it / Humane Education Committee 1896
Box 1, Folder 52
Humane Education Leaflets No. 2 Birds / American Humane Education Society, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Parent American Band of Mercy undated
Box 1, Folder 53
"Inasmuch": Our Christian Duty to Dumb Creatures / The Christian Home undated
Box 1, Folder 54
Increase in Cruelty - A Challenge / Conference during Centenary Commemoration Week of the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals October, 1936
Box 1, Folder 55
Indictment of the American Slaughterhouse, An / American Humane Association 1911
Box 1, Folder 56
Influence. undated
Box 1, Folder 57
Jack A Mendicant / National Canine Defence League 1901
Box 1, Folder 58
Kindness to Animals / Animals' Welfare, The Animals' Friend, and Our Dumb Friends' League undated
Box 1, Folder 59
Kindness to Animals: A Sermon / Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals undated
Box 1, Folder 60
Kinship / Ella Wheeler Wilcox undated
Box 1, Folder 61
Law of Kindness is the Law of Happiness: The Coming Education, The / Order of C. A. undated
Box 1, Folder 62
Letter to Children, A / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 63
Letter to Children, A (Copy) / Mary F. Lovell, American Humane Society, World's and National W.C.T.U. undated
Box 1, Folder 63
A Little Mourner Never Forgotten / John T. Oakley in the "Baptist and Reflector.", World's Superintendent of the W. C. T. U. Mary F. Lovell undated
Box 1, Folder 64
The Man and the Dog undated
Box 1, Folder 65
Man's Dominion Over Animals / M.F.L. (Mary F. Lovell) undated
Box 1, Folder 66
Many Foreign Fields: A Call for Help, In / American Humane Education Society 1926
Box 1, Folder 67
Many Foreign Fields: A Call for Help, In (Copy) / American Humane Education Society 1926
Box 1, Folder 67
Many Foreign Fields: A Call for Help, In (Copy) / American Humane Education Society 1926
Box 1, Folder 67
Members of the Y.M.C.A., To All / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 68
Membership Reciept / New England Anti-Vivisection Society 1895
Box 1, Folder 69
Mendacious Laboratory Reports / To the Editor of the Herald undated
Box 1, Folder 70
Message to every child - from every animal, A / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Box 1, Folder 71
Miss Elsie Janis makes a plea for kindness to dogs and for the Myers bill / The National Society for the Humane Regulation of Vivisection 1919
Box 1, Folder 72
Mollie White-Foot's Vacation / Humane Education Committee undated
Box 1, Folder 73
Need of Properly Conducted Shelters for Animals, The / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 74
"Never Had a Holiday" / National Anti-Sweating League to Secure a Minimum Wage undated
Box 1, Folder 75
Observations by the Way: The Glory of a Man Who Has Killed Over Four Thousand Hawks in his Lifetime / J. Warren Jacobs 1916
Box 1, Folder 76
Observations by the Way: The Glory of a Man Who Has Killed Over Four Thousand Hawks in his Lifetime (Copy) / J. Warren Jacobs 1916
Box 1, Folder 76
"Only A Cat!" / The National Humane Journal undated
Box 1, Folder 77
Owners And Those Who Have The Care Of Horses & Other Animals, To The / The Orphans' Printing Press, Leominster undated
Box 1, Folder 78
Peacemakers, To / The National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Box 1, Folder 79
Peacemakers, To (Copy) / The National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Box 1, Folder 79
Pigeon Shooting from Traps / Humane Education Committee undated
Box 1, Folder 80
Plea for the Helpless: Extract from an Address Before a Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature, A / American Humane Association March 11, 1901
Box 1, Folder 81
Practical Humane Work for the Horse / American Humane Association 1911
Box 1, Folder 82
Prevention and Cure of Crime Among Children / American Humane Association 1908
Box 1, Folder 83
Chapter 96, Public Statutes of Rhode Island: Section 1 to Section 16 Inclusive / Newport Society for the Protection of Animals 1882
Box 1, Folder 84
Put Yourself in his Place / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 85
Report of the American Humane Association on Vivisection in America Adopted at Minneapolis, Minn. September 26, 1895 / American Humane Association 1896
Box 1, Folder 86
The Rich Poor Horse and The Poor Rich Horse / Humane Education Committee undated
Box 1, Folder 87
To Save the Birds means to Save the Farmer's Crops undated
Box 1, Folder 88
School Program for "Be Kind to Animals Anniversary" Week (occurring annually in April) and for General Use, for Grades 4, 5 & 6., A / Animal Relief and Humane Education League 1933
Box 1, Folder 89
Sport undated
Box 1, Folder 90
"Sport" of Killing, The / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 91
"Sport" of Killing, The (Copy) / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 91
"Sport" of Killing, The (Copy) / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 91
"Sport" of Killing, The (Copy) / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 91
Street Pavement and Animal Protection / American Humane Association 1911
Box 1, Folder 92
Summary of Agents' Reports and Notes on the Use of Electricity for Taking Animal Life / The Humane Society of Kansas City, Missouri 1917
Box 1, Folder 93
Sunday in the Army and Navy: A Message from President Lincoln / Women's National Sabbath Alliance undated
Box 1, Folder 94
Teach Children Kindness / American Humane Education Society undated
Box 1, Folder 95
Teacher's Helper in Humane Education, The / American Humane Education Society 1920
Half box 2, Folder 1
Tenth Annual Meeting of the British Union for Abolition of Vivisection undated
Half box 2, Folder 2
Watch Your Films / Western Humane Press Committee undated
Half box 2, Folder 3
The Way to the Circus [From our Fourfooted Friends] / Animal Rescue League undated
Half box 2, Folder 4
Ways of Kindness / American Humane Education Society undated
Half box 2, Folder 5
We & the Animals are Kin / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 6
What Can We Do? / The Zoophilist undated
Half box 2, Folder 7
What the Chained Dog Says / Mary F. Lovell, World's and National W.C.T.U. Superintendent of the Department of Mercy undated
Half box 2, Folder 8
What Every Woman Ought to Know / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 9
What Every Woman Ought to Know (Copy) / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 9
What Happened to Kitty Gray / Animal Rescue League undated
Half box 2, Folder 10
What I Saw at the Pasteur Institute / T.A. Williams 1894
Half box 2, Folder 11
"Who Seeks Salvation" / Ella Wheeler Wilcox undated
Half box 2, Folder 12
Why Docking is Cruel / American Humane Association 1911
Half box 2, Folder 13
Why We Need Cats / Animal Rescue League undated
Half box 2, Folder 14
"Wrong Idea, The" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 15
Hot-Weather Rules / Boston Work-Horse Relief Association undated
Half box 2, Folder 16
Note "Suitable for educational purposes" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 17
To Teachers / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 17
St. Francis / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 17
Animals' Welfare Week What About it? / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 17
Some Animal Stories / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 17
Nature's Checks and Balances / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 17
"Our Distant Kin" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 17
"Humanity Martin" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 17
Prayer and Our Relation to Animals / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 18
Nature's Long Credits / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 18
"One Stupendous Whole" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 18
An Immediate Concern / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 18
Woes of the [Caged] / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 18
Note "Suitable for Clergy and Church purposes also school services" undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
To Teachers..... / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
St. Francis / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
Animals' Welfare Week What About it? / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
A Message to every child - from every animal / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
Some Animal Stories / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
Nature's Checks and Balances / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
"Our Distant Kin" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
"Humanity Martin" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
"Christ and the Lower Creatures" / National Council for Animals' Welfare 1937
Half box 2, Folder 19
Prayer and Our Relation to Animals / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
Advent / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 19
Note "Suitable for all adult purposes on general subjects." / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20
Kindness to Animals / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20
The Balance of Nature / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20
Increase in Cruelty - A Challenge / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20
"The Wrong Idea" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20
We & the Animals are Kin / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20
Woes of the Caged / National Council for Animals' Welfare 1929
Half box 2, Folder 20
Apes and Men / National Council for Animals' Welfare 1928
Half box 2, Folder 20
The Balance of Nature / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20
An Immediate Concern / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20
"One Stupendous Whole" / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20
Nature's Long Credits / National Council for Animals' Welfare undated
Half box 2, Folder 20

Access to the collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice. Because of the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access will require additional advanced notice. Copies of digital files may be provided for use in the SCRC Reading Room upon request.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
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Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Ptak Collection of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Printed Education Materials, MC 00620, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.