The collection consists of manuscript notes written by Lysander Dickerman for lectures about Egypt and Egyptian life. In addition , there are materials relating to Dickerman's lectures which include miscellaneous notes; numerous clippings; notebooks, booklets of notes; correspondences; and other printed materials which include receipts, addressed envelopes, and invitations.
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.
Correspondence from George Blinn Francis and Henry Newton Francis to their family members in West Hartford, CT. Both George and Henry worked as civil engineers on reservoir projects in Rhode Island during the entire time period of this correspondence, 1875-1882.
The Thomas Banchoff papers on the fourth dimension (1843-2013) contain his research and writing on the mathematical and philosophical theories of the fourth dimension, its visualization, and historical conceptions of it. Included are correspondence, conference proceedings, articles, manuscripts, clippings, CD's, and DVDs. The material covers mathematical, artistic, religious, and philosophical concepts of hyperspace and the higher dimensions from the mid-nineteeth century to the present, along with Banchoff's research on Edwin Abbott Abbott and his nineteenth-century novella,
The John Hay papers consists of Hay's correspondence with his family and with
literary, diplomatic, and political contemporaries; diaries kept by Hay as Lincoln's
White House aide and as Secretary of the Legations in Paris, Vienna, and Madrid,
1866-1870; manuscript poems; galley proofs; personal letterpress copy books;
photographs of Hay, his family, and various political figures; political cartoons;
sound recordings; and a small collection of objects. Subjects include: Civil War;
Lincoln and his administration; Reconstruction; court life in Paris; the bi-metal
monetary standard; the Canadian boundary settlement; the fur seal question; Japanese
naval activity; Chinese-American relations; the Spanish-American and
Philippine-American Wars; British and American politics.
Photocopies documenting the provenance and disposition of furnishings, art, and other objects purchased by Ogden Goelet for his homes in New York City and Newport. Includes English translations of receipts and correspondence from French companies.
The papers of Louis Franklin Snow consist of manuscript writings, correspondence to and from Snow, as well as materials relating to his work as head of the English department at the University of the Philippines.
The Eliza G. Radeke records include correspondence,
notes, speeches, a diary (1886-1887) and RISD records, 1860-1942, bulk 1880-1931. Also
included are items documenting the acquisition of the Museum's cast collection and
the construction of the Japanese Gallery, as well as documents recording museum
The George W. Benedict papers document Professor Benedict's academic career including his teaching at Brown University. Materials include writings, lecture notes, essays, examinations, and research notes, as well as a series of letters of recommendation written in support of Benedict.
The collection comprises diaries, astonomical observation notebooks, scrapbooks, lecture notes, peronal and professional correspondence, as well as photographs, various tributes to Professor Upton, and a memoir written by his daughters.