The 1883 Vanderbilt Fancy Dress Ball Album Collection
The 1883 Vanderbilt Fancy Dress Ball Album Collection is comprised of portrait photographs taken by Jose Maria Mora of attendees to the fancy dress ball hosted by Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt (nee Alva Erskine Smith) on the night of March 26, 1883 at the Vanderbilts' newly completed residence at 660 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The subjects of the photographs are all dressed in the costumes they wore to the event, and appear in staged poses in front of backgrounds provided by Mora's studio.
Guide to the 1964-1969 Rhode Island Constitutional Convention
The Rhode Island Constitutional Convention Papers contains the official proceedings, proposals, and reports from the Convention in addition to correspondence and memorandums between the delegates. This collection also includes access to digitized copies of the Journals from the Constitutional Convention.
The 200th Anniversity Files include office files, publications, and official brochures files dated from 1956 to 1965, with most dated from 1964 to 1965. It includes materials regarding the planning of the university's bicentennial events, booklets and announcements, and files on the event's major participants.
The collection consists of reports and related materials for institutional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and for accreditation of specific schools and programs by other accrediting boards.
These papers span much of George James Adams’s long career as a textile manufacturer at various mills in Rhode Island and chief agent at the Narragansett Print Works. Included are personal, family, and business correspondence, invoices and receipts, inventories, payroll and supply lists, deeds and contracts, and photographs. A large set of letters are from Thomas P. Richmond, a banker of Bristol, Rhode Island, probably affiliated with the Bank of Bristol. They communicate Richmond’s strong abolitionist feelings and include descriptions of slave uprisings such as the insurrection on the ship La Amistad in 1839, meetings of abolitionist societies, etc. Also discussed are Richmond’s other interests, including phrenology, electricity, epidemiology, mesmerism, animal magnetism, and ships.