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.
2.5 linear feet (2 records center boxes and 1 document-size Hollinger documents case)
1900-1954 (bulk 1905-1948)
The collection consists of approximately 1000 items and includes typescripts, shorthand notes, letters, personal and financial papers, and other material relating to her poetry, detective stories and 'automatic writing' series by The Living Dead Man. The correspondence includes three letters from the dancer, Ted Shawn, and one directed to H.L. Koopman, then director of the Brown University Library.
Morris Abner Barr was an author, lyricist, and poet
whose poems tended towards nature, love, God, friendship, and Barr's
own life. A craftsman, Barr wrote about his experience creating
stools, gavels, and letter openers from the wood of the Sentry Tree
in "Immortalizing the Sentry Tree of George Washington." The
collection contains his writings, a scrapbook related to the George
Washington Sentry Tree, and correspondence with friends and
The Birss Memorial Lecture Series is a month-long annual celebration of an important literary classic. Events include a keynote address, a book discussion, and a library exhibition featuring historic artifacts related to the book.
Birss Memorial Lecture Series and Exhibit Materials
The annual Professor John Howard Birss Memorial Lecture Series at Roger Williams University provides a unique opportunity to study a single text in depth and to investigate why these significant works remain relevant for modern readers.
The Howard Milton Blake papers are comprised of multiple versions of verse and prose written by Blake. The collection was edited before it came to Brown University by Robert Kent and was published under the title "The Island of Self: Poems of Howard Blake" (Boston 1973). The book reproduces almost all of the verse in the collection, but none of the prose; there is, however, a reprint of Blake's preface to his only published book of verse "Prolegomena To Any Future Poetry" (Boston 1936).
Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta (1815-1891) was a teacher and poet of Providence, Rhode Island and New York City. The collection covers the years 1835-1894 and contains correspondence concerning literary and personal affairs, three manuscripts of her poems, two engraved portraits extracted from a book, and miscellaneous notes.
12.5 linear feet (12 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
1936-1990 (bulk 1940-1988)
The Brennan papers consist of manuscripts of short stories and poems, fan mail, correspondence with fellow writers both poets and horror story writers, some World War II orders and correspondence and memorabilia, photographs, submissions to the self published magazines Macabre and Essence as well as personal legal, medical, and financial papers.