The 200th Anniversity Files include office files, publications, and official brochures files dated from 1956 to 1965, with most dated from 1964 to 1965. It includes materials regarding the planning of the university's bicentennial events, booklets and announcements, and files on the event's major participants.
This collection contains the personal
and professional papers of Mumia Abu-Jamal, American political activist, journalist, and
prisoner. Prior to his imprisonment, Abu-Jamal co-founded the Philadelphia Black Panther
Party, served as president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, and
supported the MOVE organization as an activist and radio journalist. Since 1982, Abu-Jamal
has maintained his innocence and fought his conviction for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia
police officer. Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death and is currently serving a life sentence
without parole. Materials in the collection include personal and biographical information,
artwork, prison life records, typed and handwritten writings, correspondence, print
materials, 3-D objects, and legal materials, dating from 1900 – 2023 (bulk 1982 –
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.
These papers span much of George James Adams’s long career as a textile manufacturer at various mills in Rhode Island and chief agent at the Narragansett Print Works. Included are personal, family, and business correspondence, invoices and receipts, inventories, payroll and supply lists, deeds and contracts, and photographs. A large set of letters are from Thomas P. Richmond, a banker of Bristol, Rhode Island, probably affiliated with the Bank of Bristol. They communicate Richmond’s strong abolitionist feelings and include descriptions of slave uprisings such as the insurrection on the ship La Amistad in 1839, meetings of abolitionist societies, etc. Also discussed are Richmond’s other interests, including phrenology, electricity, epidemiology, mesmerism, animal magnetism, and ships.
The James Pickwell Adams papers consist of office files, speeches, materials related to the reorgainzation of Brown University (1926-1940), and materials related to the Gold Standard Project (1933-1935). The files are dated from 1920 to 1969. Most of the material was compiled between 1931 and 1945, during Adams' tenure as Vice President of Brown University.
Personal and professional papers (primarily correspondence, research notes, and speeches) of Randolph Greenfield Adams and Thomas Randolph Adams. Also includes some personal papers of Helen Spiller adams and Richard Newbold Adams; correspondence and other family papers from the eighteenth century onward; genealogical background; letters from Franklin Delano Roosevelt; friendship albums; and printed items, including clippings.
Daisy Aldan was an accomplished poet, publisher, translator and teacher. The Aldan papers contain manusript poems and translations by Daisy Aldan, photographs, promotional materials, biographical material, and correspondence.
Thomas M. Allison (U.S.N., Ret.) served aboard the Hornet when propaganda leaflets were dropped in the Tokyo area on 17 February 1945. This collection includes literary manuscripts, official and personal correspondence, and memorabilia relating to World War II navy convoy in 1941 and British P.O.W.'s in Thailand. Also includes: single-leaf leaflets produced by the U.S. Navy in an attempt to lower the morale of the Japanese during World War II, which were printed aboard the carrier U.S.S. Hornet (CV-12), placed in aircraft bomber bays, and then dropped over Tokyo.