Brown University Corporation records related to various standing and ad hoc committees. Materials include statutes of the Corporation, papers and reports, meeting notes, and memoranda. Materials date from circa 1948-1992.
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.
Correspondence, memoranda, lists, contracts,
inventories, military and naval orders, and plans regarding the early administration
and curriculum of the Naval War College, new building construction, and items
relating to the establishment of a naval coaling station in Narraganset Bay. Also
included are journals and letterpress copybooks kept by past NWC presidents Charles
Stockton and French Chadwick.
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
The papers document Brown University's establishment of an affirmative action program for faculty hiring and promotion under the conditions laid out in the consent decree. Although the consent decree was concerned primarily with sex discrimination, issues of minority recruitment and hiring are also covered in the records. This collection also provides information about the early work of the Committee on Women Faculty (1971-1977), the status of women faculty on campus, early courses in women's studies, and women and minorities in science at Brown.
Maintained primarily as notebook logs by the
President's staff, the series contains photocopies of President Lee Hall's letters,
memorandums, speeches, lectures and writings. Fourteen videotaped interviews with
recipients of an Honorary Degree or Athena Award have been transferred from the
The Pembroke College, Director of Residence records contains materials regarding student housing at Pembroke College. The records include materials regarding the budget, dormitory assignments, statistics, student activities, and correspondence to and from Sally McPherson, who was the Director of Residence at Pembroke from 1947 to 1964. The records are dated from 1940 to 1968.
6.5 linear feet (6 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Papers of three 20th century New England sisters, Elizabeth Goddard, Genevieve Cass and Norma Geraldine Weeks, the only children of William B. and Mabel Cass Weeks. The collection includes legal documents, baby books, travelogues, diaries, photographs, newspaper clippings, letters and published books.