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Formal title:
Register of the Papers of Nathaniel Terry Bacon
Extent:
128 boxes, 1 map case
Date range:
1763-1954
Abstract:
The papers pertain primarily to Bacon's personal and business activities, 1876-1926. His personal papers reflect his interest in politics, economics, science and linguistics; the business papers document his association with several companies, most notably Rowland Hazard's Solvay Process Company of Syracuse, New York. In addition, the collection contains personal papers of other Bacon and Hazard family members, including Rowland Hazard, 1763-1835; Joseph Peace Hazard, 1807-1894; Thomas Rutherford Bacon, 1850-1913; Caroline Hazard, 1856-1945; Helen Hazard Bacon, 1861-1925; and Leonard Bacon, 1887-1954. Material concerning these individuals is incomplete. The researcher is referred to the National Union catalog of Manuscript Collections for information on additional holdings of Bacon and Hazard family papers.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.5
Formal title:
Joseph Livramento Papers, Cape Verde Collection
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Date range:
1916-2011
Abstract:
Joseph Livramento’s collected papers, photographs, and memorabilia related to Cape Verde, Cape Verdean-Americans, and Cape Verdean music.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.13-1
Formal title:
Maribelle Cormack Papers
Extent:
33 linear feet
Date range:
1920-1972
Abstract:
Maribelle Cormack (1902-1984) was the published author of at least 20 books, director of the Roger Williams Museum of Natural History (1947-1972), and a lifelong educator. Her writing, fiction and non-fiction, reflects her interest in various subjects including astronomy, anthropology, history, and genealogy. Collection materials include manuscripts, correspondence, research materials, lectures, slides, photographs, and the writings of her father, Adam Cormack.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.10
Formal title:
Michael DeCiantis papers
Extent:
5.8 cubic feet
Date range:
circa 1900-1980
Abstract:
Papers of a Rhode Island lawyer and judge. A majority of the collection consists of information on Rhode Island politics, Rhode Island Family Court, and life in Rhode Island.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS-0001
Formal title:
Edmonds family papers
Extent:
1.58 linear feet, 5 boxes
Date range:
1894-2012
Abstract:
Edmonds family’s collected papers, documenting the day-to-day lives of a family of color in Rhode Island in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS-0027
Formal title:
Egypt Study Group records
Extent:
4.25 linear feet (13 boxes)
Date range:
1977-1978
Abstract:
This collection documents the activities of Rhode Island College’s Egypt Study Group from 1977 to 1978, while travelling in Egypt and developing curricula as part of their Fulbright-Hays grant funded project,
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
RG.10-2
Formal title:
Irving Jay Fain papers
Extent:
1.85 cubic feet
Date range:
1940-1974 (bulk 1959-1970)
Abstract:
Papers relating to Irving Jay Fain’s concern for and activities regarding housing, civil rights, poverty, and nutrition. The collection includes materials about the Rhode Island Fair Housing Law and the National Welfare Rights Organization.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS-0003
Formal title:
Clare Gomnes Letters to Caroline DiOrio
Extent:
5 linear inches
Date range:
1940-1955 (bulk 1945-1955)
Abstract:
Letters written to Caroline DiOrio by Clare Gomnes, who was superintendent of the Sophia Little Home, a residence for unmarried mothers, from 1948-1955. The collection also includes a watercolor sketch of Caroline DiOrio by Clare Gomnes, as well as a few letters from Olga Gomnes and Madeleine Hoagland.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.31
Formal title:
Dr. Carl Russell Gross papers
Extent:
1.0 cubic feet
Date range:
1878-1971 (bulk 1935-1971)
Abstract:
Papers created by Providence physician, Dr. Carl Russell Gross, relating to Black history in Rhode. The collection includes draft manuscripts he wrote as well as subject files.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS-0002
Formal title:
Zenas Kevorkian photographs and other material
Extent:
2.33 linear feet (3 boxes)
Date range:
1923-1988 (bulk 1930-1950)
Abstract:
Zenas Kevorkian (1910-1991) was a career educator, a United States Naval Officer during World War II, and a hobbyist photographer in Rhode Island. The bulk of this collection consists of Kevorkian’s personal photographs, which document his life, family, and community mostly in and around Providence and Cranston, Rhode Island from the 1920s through about 1960. The collection also includes correspondence while Kevorkian was in naval training in 1942, as well as publications of Providence Technical High School and Roger Williams Junior High School.
Repository:
Special Collections, James P. Adams Library
Collection call no:
MSS.42

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