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Formal title:
David Beckwith papers
Extent:
30.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1946-2011 (bulk 1980-1999)
Abstract:
The David Beckwith papers (1946-2011) is a significant collection of organizational records, correspondence, publications, training and funding materials relating to community development and organizing on both the local and national levels. Most of the material dates from 1980 to 1999 and represents the work of a wide range of community organizations, advocacy-based coalitions, governmental agencies and private organizations devoted to fulfilling social needs such as housing, transportation and education. The Papers also include a small but noteworthy collection of counter-culture newspapers from the mid-1960s and early 1970s.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.010
Formal title:
Robert F. Cohen, Jr. papers
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Date range:
1952-1984 (bulk 1966-1972)
Abstract:
The Robert F. Cohen, Jr. papers relate to his activist work as a student at Brown from 1964-1968, and as a community organizer in Providence and other Rhode Island communities, and New York City around welfare rights, housing discrimination and education between 1966-1972. The collection contains original materials created in the context of this work, including press releases, research notes, minutes of meetings, leaflets, and other organizing materials, as well as news clippings covering the actual events. There is also an extensive collection of publications from progressive organizations.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1U.C8
Formal title:
Irving A. Fradkin papers
Extent:
15 cubic feet (14 records center boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1956-2002
Abstract:
The Dr. Irving A. Fradkin papers date from 1956 to 2002 and relate to the founding and development of the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, now Scholarship America.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2005.036
Formal title:
Gaylactic Network records
Extent:
7 linear feet
Date range:
1986-2005 (bulk 1987-1991)
Abstract:
The Gaylactic Network records consist of administrative records, newsletters, correspondence and promotional material for the years 1986-2005 and were compiled by Franklin Hummel. The collection covers the activities of both the Gaylactic Network and most of its local member organizations, as well as their annual conference Gaylaxicon.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2005.3
Formal title:
Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Propaganda
Extent:
168,800 items from 5470 organizations (as of 2000)
Date range:
1926-1996 (bulk 1960-1990)
Abstract:
The Hall-Hoag Collection of Dissenting and Extremist Printed Progpaganda constitutes the country's largest research collection of right and left wing U.S. extremist groups, from 1950 to 1999.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.76
Formal title:
Providence Athenaeum newsletters
Extent:
1.75 linear feet
Date range:
1995-2019
Abstract:
This collection consists of the Providence Athenaeum's newsletters, dating from 1995 to 2019.
Repository:
Providence Athenaeum
Collection call no:
Arch-007
Formal title:
Rhode Island Writers' Guild records
Extent:
5.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1949-1980 (bulk 1950-1975)
Abstract:
This collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, newsletters, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, and proclamations from the Rhode Island Writers' Guild, founded by Ruth Eddy in 1950 . The collection also includes original poetry, prose and music written by Guild members.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.015
Formal title:
Scholarship America records
Extent:
64 Linear Feet
Date range:
1960-ongoing
Abstract:
This collection consists of the records of Scholarship America (formerly known as the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America) from 1960 and ongoing.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.027
Formal title:
Mitchell L. Stevens papers
Extent:
5.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1988-2004 (bulk 1992-2000)
Abstract:
The Mitchell L. Stevens papers are a collection of materials on home schooling in the United States in the late 20th and early 21st century. There are newsletters, catalogs, workbooks and promotional materials for private schools, home schooling programs and home schooling products, conference handouts, photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles and long runs of magazines.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2008.001
Formal title:
A. D. Van Nostrand papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1945-1997
Abstract:
Papers, 1945-1997, of Professor A. D. Van Nostrand, professor of English at Brown University, including information on the Center for Research in Writing, scripts from educational television shows, textbooks regarding the functional writing model, and personal papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.1UF.V1

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