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Formal title:
United Fascist Union records
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1989-2011 (bulk, 1989-2005)
Abstract:
The United Fascist Union records contain material regarding the organization and its director, Jackson Kirk Grimes. This collection includes correspondence, drawings, copies of photographs and articles writings by Grimes, and some legal documents. A copy of the information on the organization's website as of 2011 is also included in the collection. The material is dated between 1989 and 2011.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2011.043
Formal title:
Henry D. Hamilton papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet (9 records center boxes, 1 legal-size Hollinger document case and 2 oversize boxes)
Date range:
1836-1968 (bulk 1837-1942)
Abstract:
Henry D. Hamilton was a lawyer and politician who also served as the Adjutant General of New York and Rhode Island. His papers include, but are not limited to, correspondence, business papers, subject files, diaries, certificates, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts. Most of the material dated before 1894 belonged to Henry Hamilton's father, B.B. Hamilton, a Baptist minister. The collection also includes genealogical information about the Hamilton family, writings and correspondence by Henry's elder brother John B. Hamilton, a medical doctor, and material related to the military careers of B.B. Hamilton, Henry D. Hamilton and Henry's son Warren Hamilton.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.009
Formal title:
Sarah Helen Whitman papers
Extent:
4.5 linear ft. (5 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1816-1878
Abstract:
Sarah Helen (Power) Whitman (1803-1878) was a Rhode Island poet and essayist best known for her brief engagement to Edgar Allan Poe in 1848. Whitman hosted a salon in Providence that attracted many (including George William Curtis, John Neal, and John Hay) and corresponded with a number of literary luminaries. While living in Boston, Whitman became interested in Transcendentalism and other movements of the period, including woman's rights, spiritualism, mesmerism, Fourierism, and the progressive educational methods of Bronson Alcott. The papers include correspondence, poetry, genealogical information, and legal documents.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 79.11
Formal title:
Emmons Dexter Guild papers
Extent:
100 item(s)
Date range:
1861-1906 (bulk 1861-1865)
Abstract:
The Emmons Dexter Guild papers comprise some 100 items, the bulk of which are letters he wrote to his family in the course of his service in the 1st Rhode Island Cavalry during the Civil War. The collection includes financial papers of the Improved Order of Red Men, Pokanoket Tribe No. 38, a fraternal organization to which Guild belonged, along with items that relate to Guild's role as Aide-de-Camp in the Grand Army of the Republic.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 78.20
Formal title:
Mary Ann Sorrentino papers regarding her excommunication
Extent:
1.75 linear ft. (2 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1974-2018 (bulk 1974-1989)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.13
Formal title:
Rhode Island Medical Society papers
Extent:
29 linear feet
Date range:
1791-1989 (bulk 1880-1970)
Abstract:
The Rhode Island Medical Society papers primarily relate to the activities of the Society, various topics in medical research, and the history of the medical sciences. The papers include correspondence, reports, and memos; addresses and speeches; case studies; documents; research/lecture notes and papers; medical notebooks; autograph letters of prominent men of medicine collected by George Dallas Hersey; medical drawings; photographs; meeting programs; biographical data; slides; and, other miscellanea. Names of persons and groups represented include: William P. Davis, Helen DeJong, Robert F. Noyes, Herbert G. Partridge, Providence Franklin Society, and Brown University School of Medicine.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.17
Formal title:
Susanna Valentine Mitchell Gammell papers
Extent:
6 linear feet
Date range:
1896-1976
Abstract:
The Susanna Gammell papers is primarily comprised of manuscript drafts, notes, and typescripts of Gammell's writings. The types of materials include essays, novels, short stories, plays, poems, diaries, journals, speech material, and some correspondence. The collection also includes manuscript plays written by her father, Langdon Mitchell.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.18
Formal title:
John Martin Letters to William Young
Extent:
0.9 linear feet
Date range:
1968-1980
Abstract:
These letters between John Martin, owner of Black Sparrow Press, and William Young, owner of San Souci Press in Winchester, Massachusetts, date from 4 May 1968 to 18 March 1980 and detail two decades of business and personal relations between the book collectors and publishers.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.19
Formal title:
Elizabeth Johnson Perry papers
Extent:
500 item(s)
Date range:
1937-1967
Abstract:
Elizabeth Johnson Perry was an African-American domestic worker in New York. The papers date between 1937-1967 and contain letters, greeting cards, financial records, photographs, a scrapbook, and museum objects.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 89.16
Formal title:
John Ciardi letters
Extent:
13 items
Date range:
1952-1969
Abstract:
The collection is made up of eleven typed letters signed and one autographed letter signed to Professor William J. Griffin at George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee. Most letters are about his writing, with one form letter to Rodger P. Kingston.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 88.4

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