The Dave Church papers contain correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, broadsides, poetry journals, artwork, audio- and videocassettes, representing all aspects of Church's poetry: creation, editing, submission, publication and performance. Also included is a collection of poetry books by other authors, inscribed to Church. Most of the material is from the years 1996-2008 (although some items date from as early as 1957).
A collection of historical documents from the petition for a charter in 1763 to the change of name from Rhode Island College to Brown University in 1804. Titles of the papers and folder numbers are taken from the two volumes in which the papers had previously been mounted.
The Royal Theatre Records
comprise the business records of the Royal Theatre in Olneyville
Square, Providence, Rhode Island, 1912-1935. The records
document the day-to-day management of a small motion picture
theater as well as its integration in local, regional, and
national networks. Materials include correspondence, account
books, invoices, receipts, tax records, insurance policies,
legal documents, clippings, and trade publications.