The collection contains the records of, and relating to, the Rhode Island State Home and School. The records reflect the lives of the children who lived in the Home between the late nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century.
Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
12.0 Linear feet
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
The Dexter Papers are a wide-ranging collection of letters, diaries, reports, manuscripts, research notes and photographs dating from the early 19th to the late 20th century. The material represents Elisabeth and Robert Dexter’s humanitarian work in Europe with the Unitarian Service Committee, their respective historical and sociological research projects, and the life and work of Elisabeth’s father Alfred Williams Anthony, a Baptist minister and educator.
The James J. Robinson papers consist of legal documents, manuscripts, notes on legal cases, speeches, and research and drafts of a published book. The bulk of the collection pertains to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE).
2 linear feet (2 records center boxes, 1 letter-sized document case)
1975-1999 (bulk 1987-1993)
The John C. Russell papers are a collection of the late playwright’s scripts, notebooks, journals, correspondence, photographs and personal documents, most of them produced during the six years before his death in 1994.
This collection traces the evolution and production of
the play "Porgy" and its operatic expression, "Porgy and Bess". The collection is
composed of the professional and personal papers of the assistant stage manager,
Frances Herriott (later Frances Herriott Sargent), and provides insight into the
major elements of production as well as the personal relationships of cast members
and stage professionals.
The Search For Equity: Women at Brown University records
1.25 Linear feet
The Search for Equity: Women at Brown University, 1891-1991, records include correspondence, clippings, surveys filled out by alumnae and women volunteers, Karen Lamoree's research material on alumnae and other women volunteers, and drafts of articles. The material dates from 1987 through 1992.
The collection consists of newspaper articles, photographs, and other memorabilia covering the history of China in the early part of the twentieth century. The career of William Henry Donald as a journalist and advisor to Generalissimo and Mme. Chiang Kai-shek, the career of Earl Selle as a journalist on the Far East beat during and after World War II and the Selle Family are focal points.
The Seven Hills Garden Club of Providence, Rhode Island, was founded in 1937 to "stimulate an interest in horticulture for purposes of civic betterment, and to enable each member to enjoy her own garden more intelligently." These records were kept in two notebooks by the Seven Hills Garden Club librarian and include by-laws, programs, clippings, photographs, some minutes, membership lists, memorial tributes to past members, and reports. In addition to documenting a women's club and the horticultural activities of a number of Providence women over several decades of the twentieth century, this collection provides some information about individual members and about the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs.
Mary Elizabeth Sharpe (1884-1985) was a successful businesswoman (owner of a successful tea shop and candy room in New York City) when she married her husband Henry Sharpe in 1920. Mrs. Sharpe was a philanthropist with many interests but was best known for her efforts to beautify Brown University and the city of Providence, RI. A self-taught landscape architect, Sharpe established an annual tree fund and lead the fundraising efforts to create India Point Park, a Providence waterfront recreation area. This collection contains her personal files, blueprints, correspondence, day books, calendars, clippings, recipes, scrapbooks, records relating to landscaping and other community projects, gardening information, blueprints, and photographs.
Mary Ann Sorrentino papers regarding her excommunication
1.75 linear ft. (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
The Mary Ann Sorrentino papers about her excommunication from the Catholic Church consist of correspondence, clippings, and other materials. These papers relate to the practice of abortion, the authority of the Catholic Church over its members, and general discussion of religion and morality with respect to abortion. The correspondence with Sorrentino (who was Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island from 1977 to 1987) includes responses from proponents of both the pro-choice and pro-life movements, Catholics, non-Catholics, public officials, and others. The collection also includes an oral history interview of Sorrentino recorded in 2012 and a Master of Arts in History thesis written by Rhonda J. Chadwick about Sorrentino's experiences.