50.8 linear feet (17 document boxes, 36 records center boxes, 17 shoeboxes)
The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) records contains various materials documenting the foundation of CES. The records contain correspondence between CES and partner and funding institutions, as well as extensive documentation of grant funding pursued and distributed by CES. The development of the Essential Schools movement is embodied in the publication of Horace and in the video recordings of Coalition schools.
American Association of People with Disabilities records
7.0 Linear feet
1993-2014 (bulk 2002-2010)
This collection, ranging from 1993 to 2014, consists of an array of materials, including correspondence, scattered administrative materials, legal documentation, audio-visual cassettes, computer files, ephemera, and a few artifacts, all of which were issued by or are associated with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the largest cross-disability membership organization in the United States. AAPD was founded in 1995 by five leaders from the diasability community, Justin Sylvia Walker, Paul Hearne, John D. Kemp, and I. King Jordan, all of whom were instrumental in advocating, drafting and passing the landmark civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The bulk of the materials gathered here represent AAPD's continuing advocacy for the equal rights of the disability community, and are mainly associated with James C. Dickson, a prominent leader in the disability community, who was Vice President for Governmental Affairs of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and a Brown University graduate (class of 1968).
Papers of Jean E. Howard, Columbia University scholar of early modern literature, the history of drama, and former chair of the Pembroke Center Associates Council. Papers include correspondence, drafts, notes, and research material relating to Howard’s education, scholarly writings, and publications.
Robert Cloutman and Elisabeth Anthony Dexter papers
12.0 Linear feet
1797-1971 (bulk 1935-1968)
The Dexter Papers are a wide-ranging collection of letters, diaries, reports, manuscripts, research notes and photographs dating from the early 19th to the late 20th century. The material represents Elisabeth and Robert Dexter’s humanitarian work in Europe with the Unitarian Service Committee, their respective historical and sociological research projects, and the life and work of Elisabeth’s father Alfred Williams Anthony, a Baptist minister and educator.
collection documents the history and activities of the Rhode Island Feminist Theatre of
Providence, RI. The collections includes scripts, publicity, reviews, articles,
promotional and touring material, posters, playbills, photographs, and administrative
The Charles A. Kraus papers document a network of professional colleagues and industry affiliations; his patent and consulting work, in particular with the Standard Oil Co.; and research. The collection includes correspondence, patents, and collected reference sources. Materials date from circa 1915 to 1966.
The collection includes a wide range of printed materials (reports, mailings, newspaper clippings, financial statements, court documents, correspondence, meeting agendas, announcements, publications, flyers, and press releases). In addition, there are materials concerning civil rights issues; the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); the Subversive Activities Control Board (SACB); Committee for GI Rights; the Rosenerg-Sobell case; Stamler and Hall; American Committee for Protection of Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF); Emergency Civil Liberties Committee; American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born; the House Un-American Activities Committee, the Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee, and Sacco and Vanzetti.
The Artha May McConoughey Papers consist of travel diaries, temperance speeches, law school assignments, photographs, and personal artifacts. All of the written material is from McConoughey's own hand; most of it was composed during the first quarter of the 20th century when she came of age and became active in the temperance and women's suffragist movements in the Chicago area.
The Brown Christian Association records contain material relating to various issues in which the BCA was involved, such as disarmament and conscientious objectors during World War II, various relief organizations for post-war Europe, and organizations that provided aid to poor children in the United States. The collection includes annual reports, journals, and newsletters produced by the organization; correspondence and files of K. Brooke Anderson and Joe Wang; records related to campus activities during World War II; peace activities; and subject files. The materials are dated from 1881 to 1969.