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Formal title:
Betty Williams Research Collection
Extent:
29.5 linear feet
Date range:
1796-1995
Abstract:
This collection was begun by Betty Vickery Williams (1931-1996) in 1974 and encompasses a portion of the material collected for research on the history of primarily western clothing fashions and accessories, tailoring and cutting, and documentation of commercial clothing patterns dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 213
Formal title:
Jacqueline Bhabha papers
Extent:
2 linear feet
Date range:
1987-2006 (bulk 1999-2002)
Abstract:
The Jacqueline Bhabha papers consist of writings by Bhabha and others, along with legal briefs, case decisions, and government policies on matters relating to child trafficking, refugees, and migrants.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.041
Formal title:
Michael V. Bhatia papers
Extent:
10.5 linear feet (10 records center boxes and 1 oversize box)
Date range:
1998-2008 (bulk 1998-2008)
Abstract:
The Michael Bhatia papers contain materials related to his research, humanitarian work, and education. Among the most important materials are the notebooks Bhatia kept while in Afghanistan on a humanitarian mission. It also includes papers written for courses at Brown University, syllabi for classes taught or taken by Bhatia, maps of the Western Sahara region and of Afghanistan, posters from the 2004 democratic election in Afghanistan and many articles and chapters from books used by Bhatia for his research on the causes of war, humanitarian aid, refugees, the military and American culture, and various 20th and 21st century conflicts notably Somalia, Rwanda, Kosovo, Bosnia and Afghanistan.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.003
Formal title:
Martha Dickinson Bianchi papers
Extent:
224 linear feet
Date range:
1834-1980
Abstract:
This collection consists of the papers of Martha Dickinson Bianchi and her family. It includes a great deal of secondary material relating to Emily Dickinson, along with material relating to the posthumous publication of Emily's work by Martha. In addition to the personal papers of Martha Bianchi and family (including family and editorial correspondence, diaries, notes, worksheets, typescript poems, stories, plays, photographs, articles, books, and clippings), the collection includes the personal papers of Alfred Leete Hampson and his wife, Mary Landis Hampson.
Repository:
Brown University Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2010.046
Formal title:
Birckhead collection of Redwood family papers
Extent:
0.21 linear feet (1 half document case)
Date range:
1730-1866 (bulk 1730-1774)
Abstract:
This collection consists mainly of letters, receipts, and accounts relating to Abraham Redwood (1709-1788), the founder of the Redwood Library, and his business dealings in Newport, Rhode Island. Also included are documents concerning the Redwood Library, Abraham Redwood’s contemporaries in Newport, and later letters from David King, a former president of the Redwood Library.
Repository:
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection call no:
RLC.Ms.025
Formal title:
Fernando Birri Archive of Multimedia Arts - Audiovisual and Objects
Extent:
24.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1951-2010
Abstract:
Audio recordings, films, videos and objects created and collected by Argentinian filmmaker Fernando Birri during the course of his career. This is Subgroup 3 of the Fernando Birri Archive of Multimedia Arts. The other subgroups are Subgroup 1: Escritos, Subgroup 2: Fotos, and Subgroup 4: Pinturas.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.050
Formal title:
Birss Memorial Lecture Series and Exhibit Materials
Extent:
14 box(es)
Date range:
2000-2020
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
Roger Williams University
Collection call no:
UA 2014.005
Formal title:
Biscuit City Press Archives, 1970-1992
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1970-1992
Abstract:
This collection contains the complete records of the Biscuit City Press including the works of the press and a diary of press activities.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 177
Formal title:
Bishop James DeWolf Perry Papers
Extent:
26 linear feet
Date range:
1835-1961 (bulk 1904-1947)
Abstract:
This collection contains the personal papers of Bishop James DeWolf Perry, mainly from the time of his consecration as Bishop of Rhode Island in 1911 until his death in 1947, and especially from his tenure as Presiding Bishop, 1930-1937.
Repository:
University of Rhode Island Library
Collection call no:
Mss. Gr. 29
Formal title:
Black Lavender Experience records
Extent:
4 linear feet
Date range:
2009-2018
Abstract:
The Black Lavender Experience (BLX) records contain the yearly master production books and many of the plays performed during each year's course. The course is described as an interdisciplinary approach to the study of plays that address the identities and issues of black gay men and lesbians and offers various perspectives from within and without the black gay and lesbian artistic communities. Also included are several dozen promotional posters and fliers. Focuses on analysis of unpublished titles. Also includes published works by Amiri Baraka, Bullins, Corbitt, Gibson, Shirlene Holmes, West, and Pomo Afro Homos.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
OF.1ZAF.2019.010

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