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Formal title:
Warren S. Gurney papers
Date range:
1863-1865
Abstract:
The Gurney papers consist of forty-three letters pertaining to the Civil War, written between December 1863 and July 1865 by Warren S. Gurney, a bandmember of the 56th Massachusetts Regiment to his family in Massachusetts. The letters describe military life, the regiment's campaign in Virginia, and family matters.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.79.7
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:
Louise Harris papers
Extent:
15.75 linear feet
Date range:
1890-1990 (bulk 1960-1985)
Abstract:
The Louise Harris papers include a variety of materials, chiefly correspondence, research materials and galley proofs, related to her writings concerning C.A. Stephens,
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2012.013
Formal title:
Rush Hawkins collection
Extent:
71 linear feet
Date range:
1750-1951 (1830-1917)
Abstract:
The Rush Hawkins collection (1750-1951(bulk 1830-1917)) contains personal, family, financial, and military correspondence and documents; photographs; and a variety of museum objects ranging from dinnerware and household items to clothing and personal accessories belonging to the Hawkins and Brown families. Most of the collection reflects the life and interests of Hawkins himself, with some items related to his wife Annmary Brown Hawkins and her family. Included in the papers are two significant sub-collections of correspondence: a collection of antebellum historical letters and documents from earlier generations of the Brown family, as well as individual letters from Thomas Jefferson, Nathaniel Greene, Edgar Allan Poe, and Napoleon I; and a collection of Civil War-related correspondence and documents that contains records of Hawkins' Zouaves and much Confederate material, including a subseries of Jefferson Davis's communications to the Senate of the Confederate States.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2006.05
Formal title:
John Hay papers microfilm
Extent:
18.0 reels
Date range:
1829-1916
Abstract:
The John Hay papers microfilm consist of over 9100 items encompassing Hay's correspondence with his family and with literary, diplomatic, and political contemporaries; diaries kept by Hay as Lincoln's White House aide and as Secretary of the Legations in Paris, Vienna, and Madrid, 1866-1870; manuscript poems; galley proofs; personal letterpress copy books. Subjects include: Civil War; Lincoln and his administration; Reconstruction; court life in Paris; the bi-metal monetary standard; the Canadian boundary settlement; the fur seal question; Japanese naval activity; Chinese-American relations; the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars; British and American politics.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Hay microfilm
Formal title:
Rowland Hazard papers
Extent:
1.6 cubic feet
Date range:
1789-1835
Abstract:
Papers of a merchant in Rhode Island.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS-0089
Formal title:
Elaine Hedges papers
Extent:
18 Linear Feet
Date range:
1958-1998 (1970-1997)
Abstract:
A wide array of materials, including correspondence, bibliographies, research, manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, and printed materials, the bulk of which dates from the early 1970s to the late 1990s, from the papers of Elaine Ryan Hedges, who was a stellar educator and scholar in the field of women's studies. It thoroughly documents Hedges' pioneering contributions to the body of feminist literary criticism--especially her groundbreaking contribution to the study of Charlotte Perkins Gilman--and her advocacy of curriculum reform and a more inclusive canon of American literature so as to incorporate works by women, ethnic minorities, and the gay and lesbian community. This collection highlights Hedges' research into the history of 19th century women and their needlework. Her detailed and innovative study of quilts as encoded texts brought to the fore important historical information about women and their social, political and artistic endeavors that had previously been overlooked by mainstream scholars.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2011.007
Formal title:
David Herlihy papers
Date range:
1951-2000 (bulk 1954-1990)
Abstract:
These papers represent the intellectual and professional corpus of medieval historian, and Brown University professor, David Herlihy. Herlihy is considered a pioneer in the use of computers to analyze historical data to extrapolate socioeconomic trends and their impact on life during the middle ages. The collection includes Herlihy's research notebooks, notes, computer code books, pre-published and un-published drafts of articles and monographs, his Ph.D. dissertation, reviews of his publications, lecture notes and teaching materials, professional correspondence, papers documenting professional activities, speeches and addresses, photographs, and miscellaneous personal ephemera and papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.H3
Formal title:
David Herlihy papers
Extent:
8 linear feet
Date range:
1951-2000 (bulk 1954-1990)
Abstract:
These papers represent the intellectual and professional corpus of medieval historian, and Brown University professor, David Herlihy. Herlihy is considered a pioneer in the use of computers to analyze historical data to extrapolate socioeconomic trends and their impact on life during the middle ages. The collection includes Herlihy's research notebooks, notes, computer code books, pre-published and un-published drafts of articles and monographs, his Ph.D. dissertation, reviews of his publications, lecture notes and teaching materials, professional correspondence, papers documenting professional activities, speeches and addresses, photographs, and miscellaneous personal ephemera and papers.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1UF.H3
Formal title:
Walter Nickerson Hill Papers
Extent:
4.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1860-1905 (bulk 1870-1884)
Abstract:
American chemist. Letters and manuscripts; letterpress books; scrapbook; notebooks; documents; pamphlets; photographs; and memorabilia. The bulk of the written material (to, from, and about Hill) dates from 1870-1884. It consists of personal letters between Hill and his wife; letters between Hill and leading scientists and ordinance specialists; letters to and from important political, scientific, and military figures regarding Hill's application for appointment of Professor of Mathematics in the Navy; business correspondence; Hill's patents and pamphlets regarding explosives, demagnetization, etc.; newspaper clippings of Hill's death in an explosion.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Hill

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