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Formal title:
Elsa Barker papers
Extent:
2.5 linear feet (2 records center boxes and 1 document-size Hollinger documents case)
Date range:
1900-1954 (bulk 1905-1948)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library, Special Collections
Collection call no:
Ms. 2009.007
Formal title:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker papers
Extent:
7 linear feet (8 legal size clamshell boxes)
Date range:
1844-1988
Abstract:
Sarah Elizabeth Minchin Barker (also known as Sally Barker) was an actress and director whose career was highlighted by the work with The Players at the Talma Theatre and the Barker Playhouse Theatre. She was active in dramatic events at Pembroke, where she taught theatre. Her husband, Henry Ames Barker, 1861-1929 (Brown class of 1893) was a guiding influence and a director of the Players. He was the son of Mayor Harry Barker of Providence and active himself in the civic and cultural affairs of the city.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 90.4
Formal title:
Morris Abner Barr papers
Extent:
1.0 linear foot
Date range:
1939-1968
Abstract:
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 mentors.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.97.1
Formal title:
Ellen M. Barrett papers
Extent:
21.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1946-2013
Abstract:
Ellen M. Barrett, a scholar specializing in medieval monastic history, was the first openly gay person, and one of the earliest women, to be ordained priest in the Episcopal Church. Beginning in 1975, when she was ordained deacon, through 1977 when she was ordained priest, the collection documents her path to ordination and the far reaching international reaction to her ordination. The collection covers her subsequent, nearly thirty-year career as priest in the Episcopal Church and her eventual postulancy in an Anglican women's monastic community.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.009
Formal title:
Sandra Lee Bartky papers
Extent:
1 linear feet
Date range:
1965-2004 (bulk 1980-1995)
Abstract:
The Sandra Lee Bartky papers are comprised of correspondence, syllabi, vita material, and letters and newsclippings documenting a debate between Bartky and Christina Hoff Sommers in the early 1990s. The materials provide interesting insight into the development of feminist philosophy as an academic discipline and the debates within the field as it defines and identifies meanings of gender and feminism.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.044
Formal title:
Bernard M. Baruch, Jr. papers
Extent:
9 boxes
Date range:
1937-1962
Abstract:
These papers span the years 1937-1962 and in large part they focus on Bernard M. Baruch Jr.'s service in the Naval Reserve from 1937. The collection is divided into 5 series. Of special interest to researchers are the programs he developed and the publications he wrote on naval intelligence and enemy sightings. Other topics of interest include slides and photographs of World War II, Nazi surface ships and submarines, photographs and documents pertaining to Japanese Air Balloon Bombers, and his correspondence with Laurent H. L. Brackx who was accused of espionage. Series V includes some materials pertaining to Bernard M. Baruch Sr.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-146
Formal title:
Isaac C. Bates Scrapbook
Extent:
1 Album containing 156 letters
Date range:
1877-1887 bulk 1877-1883
Abstract:
The scrapbook of Isaac Comstock Bates, 1877-1887, contains letters from artists and dealers about the purchase of paintings and engravings.
Repository:
Rhode Island School of Design Archives
Collection call no:
02.01.06
Formal title:
Richard W. Bates papers
Extent:
20 boxes
Date range:
1915-1973
Abstract:
The personal papers of Rear Admiral Richard W. Bates (1892-1973) cover the years 1915-1973. He was a commanding officer on many ships in the Navy. His collection consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, speeches, and miscellaneous items. The papers are arranged in four series based on an established file system. They mainly encompass Bates career as a Naval Officer, family, and social life in Newport, as well as other aspects of his career including published and unpublished writings, notes, photographs, slide presentations, and reports.
Repository:
Naval War College (U.S.). Naval Historical Collection
Collection call no:
MSC-028
Formal title:
Records of the President's Office Werner A. Baum Papers
Extent:
82.5 linear feet
Date range:
1949-1974
Abstract:
The Records of the President, Werner A. Baum, consists of the administrative files maintained by Werner A. Baum during his tenure as president of the University of Rhode Island. They document both the continued growth of the University and the adjustments it had to make to a new generation of activist students, a unionized faculty, and a governing board which took an often intrusive interest in the day to day activities of campus administration.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives
Collection call no:
Rec. Gr. 1.11
Formal title:
Bayberry Hill Press records
Extent:
2 linear feet
Date range:
1958-1979
Abstract:
Bayberry Hill Press was a small publishing company in Connecticut that produced a series of hand-crafted books between 1958 and 1979. This collection is made up of general material about the press and material about specific books, including correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, paste-ups, and notebooks.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.024

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