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Formal title:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Gamma chapter records
Extent:
1 linear foot
Date range:
1958-1990
Abstract:
Records related to the Alpha Gamma chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a fraternity founded by African American men.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
AMS.1S.2023.004
Formal title:
John Russell Bartlett papers
Extent:
12 Linear Feet
Date range:
1832-1886
Abstract:
The collection encompasses the years 1832-1886, consisting of personal correspondence comprised of loose letters, drafts of various manuscripts and clippings, two hundred and thirty-six watercolor paintings and drawings from the Mexican Boundary Commission Survey and eleven folio volumes from the Mexican Boundary Commission.
Repository:
John Carter Brown Library
Collection call no:
JRB Papers
Formal title:
Seyla Benhabib papers
Extent:
3.25 Linear Feet
Date range:
1970-2019 (bulk 1994-1999)
Abstract:
The Seyla Benhabib papers are primarily comprised of correspondence, administrative records, course materials, and writings. Much of the material relates to committees at Harvard University concerned with the status of women faculty.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2010.045
Formal title:
Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection
Extent:
20 Linear Feet
Date range:
1940-1985
Abstract:
In 1981, Anne S. K. Brown (Mrs. John Nicholas Brown) donated her military collection to Brown University Library. With the collection cames Mrs. Brown's papers and other documents relating to the collection although her private correspondence did not come to the library until after her death in 1985. This material provides a documentary history of the collection and her military interests and pursuits.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
ASKB.Military
Formal title:
John Carter family papers
Extent:
0.5 linear_foot
Date range:
1769 – 1917 (1769-1844)
Abstract:
Correspondence and other papers related to Providence printer and newspaper publisher, John Carter (1745 – 1814), and his family.
Repository:
John Carter Brown Library
Collection call no:
Carter papers
Formal title:
COYOTE Rhode Island records
Extent:
5 linear feet
Date range:
1990-2021
Abstract:
This collection contains the organizational records of COYOTE Rhode Island, a group of sex workers, former sex workers, trafficking victims, and allies, who advocate for policies that promote the health and safety of people involved in the sex industry. Materials include administrative records; special project files such as the COYOTE-RI Impact Survey and Sex Workers Outreach Project pen pal letters; subject files regarding other advocacy organizations; public records of court cases, arrests, and legislation relating to prostitution; and informational zines and booklets. The collections dates from 1990 to 2021.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2019.019
Formal title:
Joan E. DeJean papers
Extent:
0.5 Linear Feet
Date range:
1974-2022
Abstract:
This collection consists of the professional papers of Joan DeJean, Trustee Professor Emerita of Romance Languages at University of Pennsylvania. She was a scholar of French literature focused on the history of women's writing, sexuality, the development of the novel, and material culture in 17th- and 18th-century France. The collection includes correspondence, typed and handwritten drafts of talks, and audio cassettes featuring an interview with Germaine Brée (1907–2001) and recorded Modern Language Association conferences. The collection dates from 1974 to 2022.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
MS.2024.001
Formal title:
Dr. Anthony Merlino JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory Collection
Extent:
6.25 Linear Feet
Date range:
1962-2005
Abstract:
Dr. Anthony Merlino, a 1951 graduate of Providence College, collected a large personal library of books, recordings, and memorabilia concerning President John F. Kennedy, his family, and their associates over the course of his lifetime. This collection is a small subset of the original collection covering the myriad conspiracy theories that arose and circulated in American society following Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. The collection is primarily comprised of small-run serial publications. It also includes copies of recordings of Kennedy’s meetings and speeches while in office, audio recordings of conspiracy theorists’ radio shows, and reproductions of films and photography which captured the assassination.
Repository:
Providence College
Collection call no:
SC041
Formal title:
Drowne family papers
Extent:
10 Linear Feet
Date range:
1728-1936 (1750-1885)
Abstract:
The Drowne family papers encompass the correspondence and documents of several generations of an old and distinguished Rhode Island family, with the bulk of the materials consisting of writings and other materials pertaining to the life of Solomon Drowne, M.D. (1753-1834).
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Drowne
Formal title:
Collection of John F. Kennedy materials
Extent:
165 items
Date range:
1945-1975
Abstract:
The collection's significance is greatly enhanced by the personal nature of the exchange of letters between John F. Kennedy and Harold L. Tinker. The subject matter of the correspondence includes Kennedy's comments on the life and career of his older brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.; his thought on the senselessness of war; his ambition to do what he could in the future to prevent another war; and personal and familial matters. The collection also includes additional correspondence between Tinker and other individuals, including Mrs. Rose Kennedy, personal friends of Kennedy, and Tinker's own friends and acquaintances. The magazine and newspaper materials document Kennedy's political fortunes, his family's activities, his assassination and reactions to it; and various types of memorial tributes to him.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.78.16

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