Tamony, Peter (1902-1985), Collection, 1890-1985 (C3939)

877.6 linear feet, 12 records, 89 audio tapes, 2 audio cassettes

Word Files Series

The Word Files series comprises over 800 boxes of examples of word and phrase usages, which are arranged in alphabetical order. Tamony stored these clippings from newspapers, books, and magazines by cutting the ends off used envelopes and writing the word or phrase at the top. He then folded the item containing the word and inserted it into the envelope.

Word file list

U
U-2
U-Boat
U-Bomb
Ubu
U-Do
U-Do-It
U-Drive
Uffy
Uffy-Duffy
Ufiti
U.F.O.
U Foundation
Ugg
Ugh
Ughs
Ugish
Uglies
Ugly
Ugly Americans
Ugly Apple
Ugly Duckling
Ugly Fun
Ugly Girl
Ugly Mug
Ugly Pills
See also Pill
Ugly Russian
Ugly-War American
Uh
See also A
U.H.F.
Uh-Huh
Uh-One, Uh-Two
Uhuru
Uhuruh
Uke
Ukelele
Ukiyo-E
Ukulele
Ulcer
Ulcer Alley, See Alley
Ulcerated
Ulcerville
Ulio University
Uli-Uli
Ullage
Ulna Bone
Ulster
Ultima
Ultimate
Ultimate Weapon
Ultra
Ultrafax
Ultra High Frequency
Ultramatic
Ultras
Ultrassa
Ultrasonic
Ultrasonic Image Converter
Ultrasound
Ulysses
Um
Umas
Umbay
Umbilical Cord
Umbrella
Umbrella Back
Umbrella Defense
Umbrella Tent
Umbrella Thinking
Umbriago
Umcha
Umchay
Umlaut
Umph
Umpire
Umpt
Umpteen
Umpteenth
Umpty
Umptydiddy
Umpty-Ump
Umtees
Un
Unabridges
Unacceptable
Unacceptance Of The Unfamiliar
Unadjusted Man
Unalienable
Unaligned Nations
Un-American Activities
Committee
Unanamisme
Unanimous
Unarians
Unassembled
Unbearable
Unbeaten
Unbeknownst
Unbelt
Unbetty, See Betty
Unbleached
Unblock
Unbook
Unbooted
Unborn
Unbreakable
Unbundling
Unbutton
Uncamera
Uncio
Unclaimed Deposits
Unclaimed Treasure
Uncle
Uncle Charley
Uncle Dudley
Uncle Joe
Uncle Milton
Uncle Sam
Uncle Sap
Uncle Shylock
Uncle Sugar
Uncle Taco
Uncle Tom
Uncle Whiskers
Uncle Wiggily
Uncle Willie
Uncola
Uncommitted
Uncommon Man
Unconditional Surrender
Unconformist
Unconscious
Uncook
Uncork
Uncouple
Uncover
Uncover Girl
Undefeated
Undemocratic
Under
Under-Achiever
Underall
Underbelly Of The Axis
Undercard
Underclothes
Under Consumption
Under Control
Undercover
Undercut
Underdeveloped
Under Dog
Under Dressing
Under Fashion
Under Foot
Under Glass
See also Glass
Underglow
Underground
Underground Church
Underground Comics
Underground Economy
Underground Films
Underground Press
Underground Railroad
Underground Railway
Underground Theatre
Underhanded
Underhill
Underkill
Under Lane
Under Law
Underlay
Underliner
Under Liners
Underlining
Undermine
Underneath
Under Pinning
Underpriveleged
Under Score
Under Seal
Under Sea Rocket
Undershirt
Under Sing
Under Slung
Understander
Understate
Understudies
Understudy
Undertakers
Under The Belt
Under The Counter
Under The Gun
Under The Hat
Under The Rug
Under The Table
Under The Weather
Undertow
Under Twenty-Five
Underwater
Underwear
Underwhelmed
Underwonders
Underworld
Under Wraps
Undeveloped Country
Undies
Undocumented Alien
Undress
Unearned Increment
Unearned Run
Uneeda
Unef
Unemployment
Unemployment Insurance
Unesco
Unfair
Unfair Trade
Unfinished Baby
Unfinished Symphonies
Unfreeze
Unfriendlies
Unfriendly Ten
Unfrocked
Unfulfilled
Ungame
Unglued
Ungobbledygookedness
Ungood
Unh, Unh
Unhealthy
Unhinge
Unholy Three
Unhung
Uni
Unibody
Unicameral
Unicef
Unifel
Unicenter
Unichrome
Unicomp
Unicorn
Unicycle
Unidentified Flying Object
Unifax
Unified Field
Unifiner
Uniform
Uniformity
Uniforms
Unimal
Uni Mog
Union Busting
Union Button
Union Card
Union Hours
Union Label
Union Leader
Union Man
Union Meeting
Unions
Union Security
Union Shop
Union Square
Union Suit
Uniplex
Uniquack
Unique
Uniscope
Unisex
Unisight
Unisphere
Unistrut
Unit
Unita
Unitar
Unitarian
Unitary Tax
Unitary Taxation
Unitas
United Arab Republic
United Auto Workers
United Community Defense
Service
United Community Fund
United Crusade
United Front
United Fund
United Mine Workers
United Nations
United Parcel Service
United States
United State Of America
United States Of Atlantic
United States Of Indonesia
United States Postal Service
United States Steel
United Steelworkers Union
United Way
Unitization
Unit Pricing
Uni Turf
Unity
Univac
Universalists
Universal Language
Universal Military Training
Universal State
Universe
University
University Extension
Univocal
Uniwear
Uniwheel
Unknockable
Unknown
Unknowns
Unknown Soldier
Unlax
Unleaded Gasoline
Unlimited
Unlimited Rule
Unlimited Substitution
Unlimited Substitution Rule
Unlisted Number
Unlisted Securities
Unlisted Telephone
Unlisted Telephone Number
Unload
Unload The Detail
Unloose
Unmade-Bed Look
Unmentionables
Unnerve
Unnra
U.N.O.
Uno
Unobtainium
Uno-Time
Un-Person
Unpleasant
Unquote
Unreal
Unruh
Unruly
Unscramble
Unscrew
Unshackle
Unshutter
Unsinkable
Unsinkable Molly Brown
Unsinkable Mrs. Brown
Unskilled Workers
Un-Society
Unspeakable List
Unswitchable
Unterrified Democrats
Unterstitzen On The Bleiweis
Unthink
Untouchable
Untouchables
Untouched
Untrack
Unveil
Unwanted
Unwashed
Unwed Mothers
Unwind
Unwork
Unwritten Law
Uomo Qualunque
Up
Up Against
Up Against It
Up Against The Hop, See
Against
Up Against The Wall
Up And At 'Em
Up And Coming
Up And Down
Up And Up
Up A Tree
Up Beat
Upchuck
Upcome
Upcoming
Update
Upend
Up For Grabs
See also Grabs
Up Front
See also Front
Up Grade
Upgrading
Uphill
Upholstered
Up In The Air, See Air
Up Jumped The Devil
Upkeep
Up Lift
Up Manship
Up Music
Up One's Alley, See Alley
Up Over
Upper Berth
Upper Brackets
Upper Case
Upper Crust
See also Crust
Uppercut
Upper Hand
Upper Middle Class
Upper Register, See Register
Uppers
Upper Story
Upper-Upper
Upperworld
Uppety
Uppies
Uppitiupps
Uppity
Up Pops The Devil
Uprising
Uproar
Ups
Ups And Downs
Upscale
Upsedaisy
Upset
Upset Price
Upset The Pot, See Pot
Up Shit Creek
Upside Down
Upski
Upso
Up-South
Up Stage
Upstairs
Upstairs, Downstairs
Upstream
Upstream Loans
Upswept
Upsy
Upsy-Dupsy
Uptake
Uptane
Up-Tempo
Up The Creek
Up The Down Staircase
Up The Gut, See Gut
Up The Line, See Line
Up The Pole
See also Pole
Up The River
Up The Street
Up The Track
Up The Wall
Uptick
Uptight
Up To...
Up To Date
Up To Do
Up To Speed
Up To The Minute
Up To The Nines, See Nine
Up To Up
Uptown
Up Track
Up, Up And Away
Up Valve
Upward Bound
See also Bound
Upward Mobility
Upwhich
Up Yours
Ur
Urac
Uranium
Uraniumaire
Uranium Boy
Uranium Curtain
Uranium Dirt House
Urba Suburbia
Urban
Urban Affairs Council
Urban Coalition
Urban Cowboy
Urban Department
Urbanism
Urbanization
Urbank
Urban League
Urban Redevelopment
Urban Renewal
Urban Sprawl
Urbiculture
Urden-Urden
Ures
Urethane
Urge
Urger
Urge To Kill
Urgut
Urine
Uristic
Urp
Urubu
Uruhu
U.S.
Us
U-Sack
Usafi
Usage
Usage Panel
Us Boys
Use
Used
Used Automobiles
Used Car
Used Car Dealer
Used Cars
Used Clothing
Useful Idiot
Use It Or Lose It
Useless
Use Over
Use The Ring
Ush
Usher
Usherette
Ushers
U.S.O.
U.S.O. Commando
U.S.O. Soldier
Usonia
Usury
U-T
Utbu
Uterine
Uterine Device
Uterine Loop
Uterus
Utiliscope
Utilitarian
Utilities
Utility
Utility Beef
Utility Man
Utilization
Utopia
Utt Da Zay
Utter
U Turn
UV
Uvex
Uxbay
Uzi

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