The ACT UP Rhode Island (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) records contain minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial records, reports, booklets, handbooks, pamphlets, clippings, mailings, newsletters, conference material, publications, lists of members and contacts, ACT UP/RI circulars and posters, photographs and clippings of ACT UP demonstrations, documentation of Rhode Island legislation, regulations, and policies concerning AIDS. Also included are AIDS-related materials from other ACT UP groups, especially New York, and various gay and lesbian groups, both in Rhode Island and nationally. Topical files document developments in AIDS treatment, public health issues, government policy, AIDS activism, and various gay/lesbian issues. There are also three painted plywood panels and one cloth banner in the collection.
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.
The Committee on Prizes and Premiums records date from 1923 through 1976. Included in the collection are administrative records, correspondence, certificates, financial documents. essays, speeches, flyers and posters.
The Brown University Corporation Minutes and Reports contains minutes of Corporation meetings (1939-2001), minutes of the Advisory and Executive Committees (1929-1994), and reports produced by the Advisory and Executive Committee (1869-1992).
The Brown University Department of Chemistry records contain administrative files dated from circa 1950 to 1987. These files include annual reports, correspondence, materials regarding the chemistry department curriculum and the students enrolled in the department, and information regarding the Metcalf Laboratory.
The Brown University Library reports contains annual and monthly reports of the University Librarian, reports of the Assistant Librarian, and minutes and reports of the Library committee. Reports document finances, staffing, and collection development.
The Brown-Tougaloo Exchange records contain correspondence, reports, financial data, grant proposals, teaching materials, tape recordings and press clippings produced by or about Tougaloo College and its exchange program with Brown University. The collection also includes financial and documentary material about the U.S. Higher Education Act of 1965, especially its Title III, Institutional Aid.
The Butler Hospital records contain many of the hospital's records from its founding in 1841 to approximately its 50th anniversary in 1891. These records document the changing attitudes toward the mentally ill in Europe and the United States in the early 19th century as well as communal responsibility for the less fortunate, the responsibility of the wealthy for sharing both their wealth and their expertise, the financial practices of the period, detailed specifications on the construction of the first hospital of any kind in Rhode Island, the hospital's expansion, and the day-to-day expenses of such an institution.
William N. Davis Plant Business Manager office files
18.0 Linear feet
The William N. Davis Plant Business Manager office files contain general office files, minutes and reports related to the management of food services, housing, and the physical plant of Brown University. They include information regarding the budget and unions at Brown as well as files regarding on-campus and off-campus buildings owned by Brown. The files are dated from circa 1946 to 1974.